ADDRESS: Bangphai, Muang, Nonthaburi 11000, Thailand
TELEPHONE : +66(2)447-0799 ext. 117 or +66(2)447-0800 ext. 117
FAX : +66(2)447-2784
E-MAIL : firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTIONS: From Bangkok take "Chao Phraya Express Boat" to Nonthaburi. Cross the river with the ferry and take the red pick-up truck (the last one in the row) to WAT SANGHATHAN.
MEDITATION SYSTEM: Meditation based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, Mindfulness with breathing and other methods as taught in the Tripitaka (Scriptures).
TEACHING METHOD: New arrivals are provided with instructions, then interviews are given as needed. There is group sitting and walking Meditation .
TEACHERS: Acharn Sanong Katapunyo, Abbot (Thai; age 61)
LANGUAGE: Acharn Sanong speaks English; a few monks and nuns speak English and help with translations.
DESCRIPTION: The Centre covers about 50 acres of land near the Chao Phraya River. Many trees and ponds make it a beautiful place in nature very near to Bangkok.
SIZE: monks: 100-300
novices: 10 - 300 (when school holiday in April)
layperson: 40 Ė 100
FOOD: Good quality and variety Thai food is offered at 9.30 at the buffet, some vegetarian dishes are available.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Laypeople stay in their own rooms or in dormitories. Womens- and menís-areas are separated.
WRITE IN ADVANCE?: This is recommended if you want to participate a course at "WAT THAMKRISSANA DHAMMARAM" Meditation Centre, OUR BRANCH IN Khao Yai.
ORDINATION: One can request to ordain as a monk or novice. One must practise as ordained layperson (Phra Kao) for some time before ordination.
OTHER INFORMATION: WAT SANGHATHAN does not charge you for your stay. However donations are welcome to support the temples running costs.
Reference: Information from Mae Chee Schrottenbacher Brigitte