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Chiang Mai is a great place to dig a little deeper and connect with the local culture.
Monk Chats are quite literally an opportunity to sit down and have a fun and informal chat to local Buddhist monks. Usually, Monk Chats are with novice or younger monks as it is a great way for them to practice their English language skills and meet people from all around the world.
This fun cultural exchange is the perfect way to learn more about Thai culture, Buddhism and well anything else you might chat about.
The monks can be shy so might come prepared with questions they want to ask you. Please be sure to help facilitate the discussion and tell them a little bit about yourself too. Anyone is welcome to a Monk Chat, the more the merrier!
If you are planning to head up to Wat Doi Suthep, it might be a good idea to time it with their Monk Chats which are daily between 1 pm and 3 pm. The monks here run the International Buddhism Center which also offers meditation retreats for those who want to continue to find their spiritual selves after the Monk Chat is over.
Planning on going to monk chat in chiang mai? genning up on a few basic principle beforehand will help you get more out of the experience.
Every Monk Chat is a little different, some are busier than others. You can always give a few places a try to maximize your Monk Chat experience. Usually, Monk Chats are free but it is recommended that you donate to the temple.
Please remember appropriate temple etiquetteand ladies, always remember you should not touch or be alone with a monk at any time. Did an amazing one day meditation retreat at monk chat in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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