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Chiang Rai, Thailand : New Life Sangha

This is a wholly Buddhist-oriented Recovery Meeting 

Venue:   New Life Foundation International Recovery Community

Days: Every Tuesday and Sunday

Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm (please arrive by 7:15pm for a prompt start at 7:30pm)


No. 49 Moo 1, Tambol Don Sila, Ampher Wiang Chai, Changwat Chiang Rai, Thailand 57210

Sit-and-Share at New Life Foundation

New Life Foundation are an international recovery community for people who are suffering because of addiction problems, depression, stress, burnout, relationship issues or abuse. The New Life Foundation mission is to cultivate a lifestyle that fosters inner growth and helps people to find meaning and purpose in life again. New Life Foundation are located in northern Thailand, near Chiang Rai.

So whether we are recovering from addiction, living with addicted people, suffering burn out, obsession, or just recovering from life, all are welcome and you don't need to be Buddhist to reap the rewards. All are welcome!

Our "Sit and Share" Meditation meetings will be held Tuesday night at 7.30pm in our Forest Hall meditaion room.

Each ‘
sit and share’ meeting begins with 10-minutes of serenity meditation. This is a simple breathing meditation to calm the breath, relax the body and quiet the mind.

This is followed by a further 10-minute active contemplation of a topic chosen by the group. This meditation involves the examination of the chosen topic in all areas of our life.  Individuals are then invited to share on the topic as it relates to their recovery or abstinence.  There is no expectation or obligation on any individual to ‘share’; they can simply ‘pass’ if they so wish.

The last meditation of the night may be a guided or a silent 30-minute ‘sit’. 

Lastly, there is the opportunity to have tea or coffee and a chat before the evening ends at 9:00pm.

No registration needed - just show up.

The 1st meditation will start promptly at 7.30pm Tuesday, therefore please arrive up to 15-minutes before the start time.

    • From 7.15pm Arrival
    • 7.30pm Meditation (10 minutes)
    • 7.45pm Meditation on tonight’s chosen topic (10 minutes)
    • 7.55pm Sharing - discussion on tonight’s topic
    • 8.30pm Meditation (30 minutes)
    • 9.00pm Announcements
    • 9.00pm Closing dedication then tea and informal chat
    • 9.15pm Evening ends.

Meetings operate on an informal drop-in basis and are suitable for all levels of experience. 

What does it cost?

No fee - donations only.

There is no charge to attend these meditation meetings, you just need a desire to be free from the suffering of addiction.  

What to bring?

Seating is on the chairs and meditation cushions provided. Dress comfortably. You are also welcome to bring your own blanket, cushions or meditation stool for comfort.


An international directory of Buddhist Recovery Meetings can be found here.

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