2018 Thailand Forest Tradition Adventure Retreat

Noah Levine and Vinny Ferraro

June 23-30, 2018


Jungle Yoga, Praiwan Raft House, Surat Thani, Thailand

We’ve dreamt about offering this for years, and it’s finally happening! 

So much of the Buddhism that we practice in the Against the Stream community comes from the Thai Forest Tradition which is the lineage of Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedo, Ajahn Amaro and Jack Kornfield.

The Dharma adventure retreat to Thailand will include a 7 day non-silent retreat in a beautiful jungle retreat center that is built on a lake in a national park. We will have a schedule of meditation practice and dharma talks as well plenty of time to connect and vibe as a Sangha. There will be opportunities to swim and kayak on the lake. Thai massage will be available. Children are welcome and we will have activities organized for them during some of the meditation periods.

We are also trying to organize a meeting with one the Senior Monastics before the retreat begins, and perhaps a group visit to some of the Buddhist ruins in Ayutthaya. There may be some additional charge for this pilgrimage opportunity and details will come soon about that.

If you’re down to come to Thailand with us sign up asap, space is limited and this is sure to fill up. 

Cost of the Retreat

These costs are separate from any flights or charges associated with the additional adventure activities. You are responsible for scheduling your own flight. More information on the activities separate from the retreat will be coming soon. You can participate in the retreat without the rest of the adventure, but you cannot just do the adventure activities without the retreat.

Registration Cost:

  • Adults $1,000
  • Children (12 and under) $500

Room Pricing per person:

  • Private Bungalow – King, no bathroom: $1,200
  • Couple Bungalow – King, no bathroom: $1,600 *must register two guests to book*
  • Shared Bungalow – 2 doubles + bathroom: $1,000 *will be assigned a roommate*
  • Family Bungalow (3+)  – 2 doubles + bathroom:  2,500 *must register at least three guests to book*
  • Deluxe Private Bungalow – King + bathroom: $1,600
  • Deluxe Couple Bungalow – King + Bathroom: $2,000 *must register two guests to book*

Room information is available on the website.

Price includes three meals per day plus transportation to and from Surat Thani Airport (more details will follow).


Because of the special nature of this Adventure Retreat it is not eligible for scholarship or fellowship support.


You are responsible for your own travel arrangements to and from Thailand. More information about the dates of the adventure will be coming shortly. Information about travel can be found on the Jungle Yoga site.