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Meditation Retreat with Venerable Ajahn Anan in Rayong, Thailand

6 July 2024, 11:00 AM - 14 July 2024, 05:00 PM

About this event

Meditation Retreat Jul 2024 ~ with Venerable Tan Ajahn Anan in Rayong, Thailand

You are invited to join the Jul 2024 meditation retreat at Wat Marp Jan, Thailand under the guidance of Tan Ajahn Anan.

During these nine days, Ajahn Anan and the monastic sangha will lead all of the participants with instruction and encouragement. The daily schedule includes periods of walking and sitting meditation, group chanting, Dhamma talks, and question & answer sessions.


Retreat Details:

Teacher: Venerable Ajahn Anan

Bilingual instruction: in Thai with English translation

Venue: Wat Marp Jan

Retreat Date: 06 - 14 Jul 2024

Registration Close: 30 Jun 2024

Retreat Fee: While all of the teachings and facilities at the monastery are provided free of charge, we do ask for SGD $160 to cover the cost of transportation and meals. Each participant will have to pay for their own air tickets. If you wish to make a donation at the monastery, you are welcome to do so.

Successful applicants will be contacted by the organizer and will be provided with more details and updates.

Enquiries :

If you have any questions, you are welcome to get in touch with us:

Bro Ren Huan: +65 9005 4983 or Bro Boon Kiong: + 65 9127 2605

Email: [email protected]

This retreat is organised by 护法苑(NDR)


1. Noble silence for all.

2. So as to experience the blessings of virtue and gain the most benefit possible from one’s efforts in meditation, all yogis are required to abide by the 8 precepts.

3. For seclusion and peace of mind, all communication devices (eg. handphones, ipad and etc) need to be given over to the organisers.

4. Vegetarian Meals will be provided.


Travel Information:

The participants will all gather together at 11am on the 6 of July 2024 in Suvarnabhumi airport and then proceed to the monastery together in private buses.

For those travelling from Singapore and Malaysia, please purchase only the recommended flights below. For those joining us from other countries, please ensure that you have ample time to meet us in the airport at 11am.

If you wish to arrive at Wat Marp Jan before the 6 Jul 2024 or extend your stay past the end of the retreat, this should not be a problem. Please let the retreat organisers know of your intentions and they will seek permission from Wat Marp Jan.

For those travelling from Singapore & Malaysia, please purchase only these flight tickets and upon confirmation from the organiser:

06/07/2024 (Saturday)

Depart From Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport

  1. 07.15am -08.45am JQ511 (Jetstar) or
  2. 07.10am -08.35am SQ706 (Singapore Airlines) or
  3. 06.20am - 08.05am TR 608 (Scoot)

Depart From Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport

  1. 09.00am - 10.15am MH784 (Malaysia Airlines)

Depart From Penang Airport (PEN) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport

  1. 08.05am - 08.55 am WE426 (Thai Smile) or
  2. 08.05am - 08.55 am TG426 (Thai Airways)

* All to gather at Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport at 11:00am.

14/07/2024 (Sunday)

Bus will be stopping at Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport first followed by Don Mueang (DMK) Airport

Depart from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport to Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)

  1. 08.25pm - 11.45pm TR 617 (Scoot) or
  2. 06.30pm - 09.55pm SQ711 (Singapore Airline)

Depart From Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)

  1. 06.40pm - 10.00pm MH775 (Malaysia Airlines)

Depart From Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport to Penang Airport (PEN)

  1. 07.20pm - 10.10pm WE425 (Thai Smile)
  2. 07.20pm - 10.10pm TG2425 (Thai Airways)

** Tentatively 4.00pm reach Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport

Depart from Don Mueang (DMK) Airport to Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)

  1. 06.50pm - 10.20pm FD353 (Air Asia)

Depart From Don Mueang (DMK) Airport to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)

  1. 06.55pm - 10.10pm AK893 (AirAsia)
  2. 06.10pm - 09.25pm OD523 (Thai Lion air)

** Tentatively 4.40pm reach Don Mueang (DMK) Airport

All nationalities are welcome.

About Ajahn Anan (Phra Rajvajiranyan)

Venerable Ajahn Anan Akiñcano took ordination under Venerable Ajahn Chah in 1975 at the age of 22. He spent his early years as a monk living with his teacher, attending on him and receiving his wise guidance.

In 1984, Ajahn Anan established his own branch monastery, Wat Marp Jan, in the east of Thailand. Starting off with nine monks, the community has now grown to around 50. His compassionate presence and diverse teaching approach has attracted students from all over the world.

Ajahn Anan’s teachings emphasise being aware in the present moment, establishing our hearts in kindness, finding inner peace, and reflecting on the nature of our bodies, minds and lives.

To read a short biography of Ajahn Anan, kindly refer to the link below:


To listen to Dhamma Ajahn Anan’ teachings, kindly refer to the link below:


Retreat Timetable (indicative)


11:00am Gather @ Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport

11:30am Depart from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport

07:15pm : Retreat starts. Gather at upper hall. Evening chanting and take 8 precepts.


07 - 13/07/2024

04:00am: Wake up & wash up

04:30am – 05:00am: Meditation

05:00am - 05:30am: Morning Chanting

05:30am - 06:30am: Meditation

06:30am - 7:45am: Offering food to the monks on alms round (optional)

07:45am - 8.45am: Blessing and Dhamma talk

08:45am – 10:00am: Meal

10:00am – 11:00am: Walking Meditation

11:00am – 01:30am: Personal time

01:30pm - 02:00pm: Walking/Sitting meditation

02:00pm - 03:00pm: Dhamma Talk

03:00pm- 04:00pm: Cleaning meditation - sweep road & clean quarters

04:00pm - 06:00pm: Evening drinks + personal time

06:00pm – 7:00pm: Garden meditation then walking meditation to upper hall

07:15pm - 9.00pm: Evening chanting, Dhamma talk/Q&A, meditation

09:00pm onwards: Optional personal practice time

09:30pm: Lights off



04:00am: Wake up & wash up

04:30am – 05:00am: Meditation

05:00am - 05:30am: Morning Chanting

05:30am - 06:30am: Clean up + pack up

06:30am - 7:45am: Offering food to the monks on alms round (optional)

07:45am - 8.45am: Blessing and Dhamma talk

08:45am – 10:00am: Meal

10:00am – 12:30pm: Kathina Ceremony + pay respects Ajahn Anan

12.30pm - 1.00pm: Load luggage onto bus

1.00pm - 4.00pm: Travel to Airport

4:00pm: Reach Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport

4:40pm: Reach Don Mueang (DMK) Airport

* Schedule is subject to change


Payment Details

Please register for the retreat first through the link provided. Upon receiving confirmation, you may transfer the fee of SGD $160 here:

Name of account: Nibbana Dhamma Rakkha

Account number: 04201063278

Type of account: Current account

Bank Code: 7302

Branch: 020

Swift Code: MBBESGS2

Name of Bank: Maybank Singapore

*Please attached your transaction slip and air flight details and send them to [email protected]. Please indicate your name and contact number so that we can contact you.

It is important to us that everyone who has faith is able to join. If the fee is a barrier to your participation, do contact us and we can talk about either reducing or waiving it.


About the organiser

Organiser Description
Nibbana Dhamma Rakkha (NDR) was established with the intention of protecting the Buddha Dhamma and provide a venue for lay Buddhist disciples to practice accordingly.

Since it inception, NDR has organized various Buddhist activities, e.g. inviting Buddhist Monks to give Dhamma talks, meditation retreats, Buddhist camps, etc. We aim to educate lay Buddhist disciples in supporting the Buddha Sangha according to the Vinaya, so that the Sangha may practice with peace of mind.

NDR conducts Dhamma lessons free of charge. We are supported by donors who subscribe to our aims. Should you wish to provide financial support to NDR, please feel free to approach our committee member-in-charge.

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