- Vipassana(Mahasi Sayadaw)
- Samatha(Anapanasati/ Kasina)
I stayed there for a short period about 8 years ago. You have to call the number in the website and book in advance. Mostly foreigners come to meditate there. Its free of charge but donations are accepted. Interactions with the locals are minimal. So you wouldn't face any cultural difficulties. The food is quite good. It is situated at a cold mountain area. So you neither need A/C nor have to worry about mosquitoes and snakes. Rooms are clean, spacious and have electricity. The beds are comfortable with warm blankets. There are several mats lying on the floor as well. The bathrooms are western style with hot showers.
Attire: Anything that is decent. It doesn't have to be white.
Rules: Keep quiet and keep clean.
Sila: Eight Precepts (you will be given refreshments in the evening. You can bring a snack to eat at nights if you find it hard to keep to the 6th precept)
Usually I got meditation instructions after the breakfast or lunch. In the evening you can meet venerable Madawala Upali(the head monk) to have a Dhamma discussion. He speaks English well. If you are into Abhidhamma or a fan of modern science, you will enjoy the talks as he was a former science teacher and a visiting lecturer of Buddhist philosophy at the Kelaniya University
Course duration: 2 weeks. But you can stay longer or leave before.