At the Middle Way Meditation Village, you will learn the Dhammakaya meditation technique, one of the most ancient traditions of meditation in the world. Its simplicity, originality and effectiveness have made Dhammakaya among the most popular meditation techniques in Thailand, and its international popularity is growing fast. It is about self-discovery, psychological purification and relaxation. As such, the practice of this technique is not in conflict with any religion or belief system, and is open to anyone to try for themselves.

This proven technique dates back to more than 2,500 years ago, and was lost to the world about 500 years after the passing of the Lord Buddha. It was rediscovered in 1917 by Ven. Phra Mongkolthepmuni, a renowned Buddhist monk.


Luang Phaw Wat Paknam, meditation master
The late Phra Mongkolthepmuni, a celebrated meditation master

" Dhammakaya " is a Pali word, which means a body of enlightenment. The term appears in many places in the Buddhist scriptures of both Theravada and Mahayana schools. The uniqueness of the Dhammakaya meditation is that it is the only meditation technique in the world that teaches about the center of the body as the natural home of the human mind as well as the inner gateway to enlightenment. The closer your mind is to its natural home, the closer or deeper you are in the natural state of the mind--happiness. This kind of happiness is self-sustainable and independent of personal circumstances and external factors.

The Dhammakaya Meditation also has moral impact on the mind. It cleanses the mind so that regular meditators become gentler, kinder, and feel increasingly uncomfortable to harm anyone either by speech or action. Their bad habits will decline in degree or are even dropped altogether while their good habits grow in intensity Anyone who wish to quit any unpleasant habit or acquire a new good habit for their personal development or career progress should try our meditation.