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Rules and Regulations for Vipassana Meditation Retreat

Rules and Regulations for Vipassana Meditation Retreat

  • Not being of unsound mind. Having ability to control oneself and to strictly observe all the rules and regulations of the meditation center; register at the administration;
  • Read and make one understands the rules and regulations in order to observe them properly;
  • Prepare oneself for making meditation request as informed by the staff;
  • All monks have to observe before the retreat , the layman takes the Eight Precepts before taking the retreat;
  • Listen attentively to the meditation master and do precisely what the master advises;
  • Use only the meditation methods guided by the master of Wat Bhaddanta Asabharam and Sommit Pranee Vipassana Center. Do not use other methods not taught by the master of this center;
  • Refrain one's eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind during staying at this center;
  • No reading, writing, talking, listening to the radio/music/cassette tape player, or watching television, except when allowed;
  • Not bringing any valuable personal belongings, the responsibility of any loss and damage is one's own;
  • No gambling, lottery and fortune telling, or performing black magic;
  • No consuming any kinds of illegal addictive substances;
  • Having interview only with the master, no consulting with any fellow meditators;
  • No leaving the compound of the Meditation Center during the retreat; if needed, one should ask the permission form the master and inform the administration;
  • Please keep room or residence and place for practice clean and tidy;
  • Those who want to stay longer than 15 days have to make a special request to the master, for those who are granted the permission, they have to inform the administration every 120 days;
  • At the end of the retreat, please return room keys to the administration and inform about leaving the center.

Note : All rules and regulations must be observed strictly. In case of not being able to follow it, individual judgment will be made.


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