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Jan 7-11, 2010: Mindfulness Retreat with Ouyporn Khuankaew

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This retreat, to be held in Chiang Mai, is organized by the International Women’s Partnership for Peace and Justice, of which Ouyporn Khuankaew is a co-founder. Khuankaew is a remarkable Thai woman who addresses gender-based violence through her Buddhist practice. In 2006, she was named one of the “Outstanding Women in Buddhism.”

According to the  IWPPJ website,

This 5 day retreat, in a peaceful and quiet village setting, will cultivate wellness and awareness of the body, mind and spirit through:

  • Meditation,  incorporating various meditation techniques and mindfulness practices throughout the day
  • An introduction to socially engaged Buddhist teachings
  • Experiential sharing and personal reflection
  • Daily meditative yoga practice
  • Ample time for rest and relaxation
  • Simple living close to nature

You can find out more information about this retreat here.

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