Sivali Meditation Centre
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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To our dear friends,

After four years of service, the Sivali Meditation Centre closed its doors in April 2005.

While visiting the hospital with her son in December 2004, Malinee felled hitting her head and leaving her unconscious. She was found soon afterward with a great deal of blood loss, and was immediately treated in the hospital’s surgical department. Thanks to the surgeons on staff, Malinee recovered from the operation, with only a 7 day short term memory loss. However the rehabilitative process will take a year, which has left Malinee with no choice but to close the center.

Best wishes,


Please be informed that the Sivali Centre was closed down, and no more meditation course. There are more places in ChiangMai giving meditation courses.

Wat RumPerng, Wat Suan Dok, Wat Umong
(There are temples, so you have to go there for your meditation course, Open Daily)


In Udorn Thani Province, there is one of the best place for Meditation name Wat Pa Ban Taad. You can take a look at their Website:
Mail to:

Find more places to fit your convenience.

Sivali Centre History


The Sivali Meditation Centre was found in December 2000. The Centre is situated about 40 Km south-west of Chiang Mai city, in the scenic mountains of northern Thailand, at the foothills of the country's highest peak, Doi Inthanon. The centre is in the natural and calm environment, which help to achieve good results in a short period of time.

The Sivali Centre gave small group meditation for 5 or 10 day course, and practised in a Theravada Buddhist way. Each participant will have his or her own hut. The hut is in Thai traditional style.

The courses was directed by Mrs. Malinee (Polte) Tantivudh, a native of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. After completing in computer studies in New York, she worked as a computer programmer for five years in the USA and in Thailand. During that time, serious questions about the purpose of her life started to disturb her more and more. In 1986 she decided to ordain as a Theravada Buddhist nun. For more than 10 years she lived a monastic life, most of which was spent in solitude in different forest monasteries thoughout Thailand. The experiences of many years of practising meditation have changed her life. Now, as a lay woman these experiences enable her to stay well balanced between morality and the requirements of daily life in a materialistic world.