A charavadee Wongsakon is a Thai lay Buddhist teacher and former entrepreneur who teaches a form of Vipassana meditation called Techo Vipassana Meditation. She teaches this method to laypersons and ordained buddhist monks at various Techo Vipassana centers throughout Thailand. She is the founder of the Knowing Buddha Organization, which campaigns against disrespectful uses of Buddha imagery and the general decline of morality in society.
"It was on the runway, under the bright lights and the flash of cameras and the shouts of adulation and clapping, this entrepreneur and businesswoman Acharavadee Wongsakon, had a moment of clarity, where time ran in slow motion and an instance, she knew that she was ready to give up everything she had dreamed about, and striven and simply dedicated her life to teaching Vipassana meditation, teaching dhamma and protecting Buddhism"
Techo Vipassana Meditation Center is located at , Kaeng Khoi, Saraburi and established by Master Acharavadee Wongsakon.
The first meditation course began on 25th January 2011 and Over 150 meditation courses had been organised without any charge during the past 10 years, with over 10,000 Thai and foreign meditators both ascetics and lay people.
Techo Vipassana is the insight meditation practice based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, namely; mindfulness of the body, mindfulness of feelings, mindfulness of consciousness and mindfulness of Dhamma, through a persevered practice to burn impurities and neutralise the mind to move forward to the enlightenment.
Techo Vipassana comes from; Techo, fire, and Vipassana, insight meditation. It is a direct approach to the Buddha’s words “atapi sampajano satima”, which means “keep persevering, and burning impurities”.
Meditators are trained to live in a non-worldly way of life, staying in solitude, under intensive, firm and stringent way of living amid the peaceful nature, suitable for mental development.
During the retreats they are trained to be mindful with consciousness and sharpness in all manners, practicing in silence and without contact with outside world.
Techo Vipassana Meditation technique is a method developed by meditation Master Acharavadee Wongsakon.
This method uses the 4 foundations of mindfulness and is consider a fast track method to purifying the mind using the bodies fire element.
Master Acharavadee teaches this method laypersons and ordained buddhist monks at various Techo Vipassana centers throughout Thailand once they have completed 40 hours of Anapanasti meditation, which is also taught at the Techo Vipassana retreats.
All meditation courses, accommodations and food are provided at no charge, by the School of Life Foundation.
Built from Master Acharavadee and her student's deepest feeling of gratitude to Lord Buddha and the immeasurable value of his teachings, Manasikarn hall is the place to enshrine to a total of 23 Buddha's relics and the Golden Buddha statue of Phra Baromlokanaj, which was made from the gold offerings of hundreds of devoted students, as a means to express their respect and gratitude to the Buddha.
At the Manasikarn hall, visitors are able to learn the basics of meditation practice in a way accessible to anybody, regardless of their knowledge and they will have the opportunity to revive Lord Buddha's life Journey in an incredibly rich and insightful exhibition, that will surely leave everybody speechless and inspired by his teachings. A place to awaken inner peace and true happiness for many.
The Manasikarn hall was inaugurated in September 2022, inviting all people to visit it and enjoy its magical surroundings.
If you want to learn more about Manasikarn hall, please visit the website.