An Educational Fasting and Spiritual Retreat Experience on Koh Samui

Dharma Healing International is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! As the second fasting-detox program in Southeast Asia, our original 7 day Fasting-Course-Program follows Dharma psychology and philosophy that emphasizes the "empty stomach" as the metaphor for "emptiness". In learning to satiate the spirit with true happiness of an empty stomach, you affirm self-healing and spiritual transformation as you are guided into the body- mind-world interface, the freedom of a higher focus, and the wisdom to "Love" the opportunity to care for your health. Thus, as you proceed through the fast and the 7 day course experience you humbly and graciously welcome the blessing that comes from starting a new life.

In addition to a very productive week of fasting with daily self-administered colonic irrigation (called "Yogalonics"), we support the fasting-cleansing process with a full-in sequence-course- of-classes taught throughout the 7 days. At this time two courses are being offered: Fasting as a Path of Dharma with classes in Bio-Spiritual Nutrition; and, Dharma for Professionals Fasting Course, with classes on Dharma, and why we fast as professionals.

Also, during your week with us, we provide an Iridology reading, with personal-psycho-spiritual counseling and a lesson on how to interpret your Iridology chart. Plus, personal counseling is offered as requested during the week. All Faster-Students who come with various issues of concern, such as weight loss, trauma, cancer remission, grief and loss, as well as life changes, such as menopause, are personally supported to leave with tools, tips and a "Middle Path" (Machimapatipata) for resolution, that encourages self-empowerment and mindul-wisdom (sati.sampajanya).

Presently we direct fasting courses on the Bay of Peace, on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand. On occasion we direct fasting courses in Ubud at the Yoga Barn; and are presently working on offering courses in other countries. However, at the moment, Koh Samui is our home. Our quiet, peaceful, intimate, natural, tropical sanctuary awaits those who are looking to be reborn in paradise.


Our Beachfront

Our Goals

By taking part in a Dharma Healing course each person is inspired to let go of the old ‘Karma’, to purify, recharge and rejuvenate the virtues and blessings of what it means to be a healthy human being.
Through the fasting and cleansing process each faster-student is self- guided to their sacred space within the body and psyche where healing and spiritual transformation take place.
By experiencing the classes, Dharma teachings, personal counseling and tropical retreat environment each individual will feel loved and supported to progress on a holistic path of health, in harmony with nature and resonate globally with all living beings.
Through fasting for weight loss those wishing to lose weight will feel confident and directed toward maintaining a healthy diet, a daily ritual of movement and find balance through sacred-self-acceptance.
As we come together as a community in our common focus to cleanse and go deeper into our true being we evolve as spiritual citizens and enlightened co-creators in a global economy based on wise choices.


The Group from March 2011.


Our Program:

Dharma Healing International offers 7 to 31 day programs directed according to Buddha Dharma teachings. All programs provide private counseling to individuals who are eager to change their lives, helping them to look at, accept, work with, and transform themselves during the time they are with us and throughout life’s journey. Each program teaches a wide selection of classes throughout the week, in the open air on a beach, bungalow veranda.



The Program Includes:

Orientation Part 1 - Thorough details regarding all aspects of the fasting program, including what fasting is, what happens to the you, Daily Menu, Class Schedule, Hygiene Tips, Journaling, How and Why We Cleanse, Healing Reactions.
Orientation Part 2 - Digestive System Overview, Body Anatomy and Physiology, Immune Intelligence, Endocrine Glands and Chakras, pH, Immune Intelligence and Energy Field.
A Summary of Buddha-Dharma Principles In Relation To The Fasting Experience and Personal Goals.
One very thorough Self-Administered "Yogalonics" - Colonic Irrigation Session per day, each Morning, with Organic Coffee we roast and ground.
Yogalonic - Colonic Irrigation Instruction Provided With The Orientation On Day One.
Iridology Reading With Personal Instruction and Interpretation Part 1 - To Provide Self-Understanding of Present Health Condition and Constitution.
Personal Nutritional and Psycho/Spiritual Counseling Part 2 - to support and inspire self-healing and inner child work—learning to work with the fasting and cleansing process.
Impromptu Group Discussions About Health, How To Fast On Your Own, Holistic Weight Loss, Food Politics, Spiritual Nutrition, Astrology, Dharma and various other subjects.
Impromptu Group Discussions Animal vs Vegetarian Diets, Agro-Business, Genetically Modified, Raw vs Cooked Foods, Enzymes With Theory For Vibrant Health and Healing, Orthomolecular Medicine, Alternative Healing Therapies, Homeopathy, Social Illness Paradigm, Codex Alimentarius, Pleomorphism, Blood Acidity and Disease States.
Anti-Parasite Discussions concerning "Parasite Behavior", Pleomorphism, Blood Acidity, Oxygen and “Our Holiday Pictures”.
Our own "Five Flavor" Herbal Cleansing Formula mixed with Psyllium Husk; also Pure Ascorbic Acid-Crystalized Vitamin C Powder, Bentonite Clay.
Daily Drinks Include Fresh Coconut Waters, Lime Juice, Filtered Water, Occasional Fresh Juices and Herbal Teas.
Daily Homemade Veggie-Mineral Broth Soups made with herbs and spices from around the world.
Weekly Epsom Salts-Magnesium Sulfate and Spicy Liver Flush Drink.
Hatha Yoga 2 or 3 times per week with Short Meditations
Chakra Qi, Water Movement Held On Occasion.
Yoga Nidra, Deep Relaxation Of Total Body and Mind.
“No Frills Meditation”, A Simple Meditation For Beginners.
Weekly Buddha Dharma Talk and Discussion, With Auspicious Word-Sharing Exercise on occasion.
Bio-Spiritual Nutrition Classes -“Light” In Proteins, Fats and Carbohydrates, Proper Food Combining, with regularly updated research (refer to class page).
Three Hour Breaking-Fast Workshop With Amazing Information On The Best Ways To Begin Eating, How To Feel High On The Benefits of Your Fasting Experience, How To Live Life While Eating Happy, Healthy and Holy, How to have a Loving Relationship with Food, Dharma for Dinner, With Many Good Tips For Staying Young, Strong and Ascending To Your Divine Potential.
A Discussion Of The Worst Products To Avoid For 10 Days, That Prevent Good Health, and Cause Disease, Called “The No, Nos”.
In the Kitchen Raw Foods Class With Fresh Juice, Held On Thursday afternoons.
Doggie Bag of Goodies Made in The Raw Foods In The Kitchen Class, Passed Out On the Last Night.
Course Book and Notebook.
Optional Coconut Class, All You Ever Need To Know About Coconuts


Hillary and Debbie May 2009


Dharma Healing International presently offers its courses at Soonthorn Bungalows, a semi-retreat type, tropical (not fancy) environment located on the beautiful, tranquil Ow Santi, the Bay of Peace where beautiful sunsets take place throughout the year over the Ang Thong Islands.

Dharma Healing is not a spa, nor is it a resort. We use four different venues on our beach to host our fasters within a 2 to 5 minute walk to our bungalow center.

Occasionally we offer fasts at other locations in Asia and around the world.


Dieter, Alison, John, Ingrid, Debbie, Laura, Hillary, Kristen

Our Orientation Schedule

Our courses begin on Mondays with a very thorough Orientation held at 10:30. It is suggested to arrive the day before the course begins or very early on that morning.


The group from October 2011


If you have participated in a fast with us before, you are welcome to come and begin your fast during the week. Please let us know what day you plan to arrive in order to prepare for your arrival.


Ginnie and Kiera - March 2009





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Sunset, Photo by Suzy.



Please note, we do not claim to be doctors. We do not treat, heal or cure. We are teachers and counselors who care, teach, guide and counsel; calling upon knowledge, experience, wisdom, love and intuition.

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Dharma Healing's Dharma for Professionals--teachers, therapists, doctors, entrepreneurs and leaders--fasting course program offers a deeply personal opportunity, to immerse within the fasting-dynamics of your human dharma-nature while integrating Dharma as a way of life and profession. We magically embed within our epigenetic foundation a pure-paradigm for co-creating an enlightened world of service.

An appropriate selection of Dharma teachings will be taught along with spontaneous discussions, open sharing, the physical-cosmic interface (blood, mitochondria, endocrine glands, hormones, chakras, energy field, planets), dharma methods for compassionate business, archetypal astrology, designing a life style close to nature-dharma, resolving social, professional and personal problems, mastering your relationship with nurturing-raw food "light" nutrition, structuring a daily program of sacred movement, mindful food preparation, cleansing and meditation; all based on Dharma principles that address every dimension of being a human being, being liberated and serving the planet.

Along with the week's course is the DHI-Dharma Healing International core-elimination fast, including our self-made cleansing formula and other supplements, daily self-administered Yogalonic-colonic irrigation, fresh coconut water, herbal teas, broths and a few fresh juices; private counseling with an Iridology reading, an updated course book, Yoga and meditation on some days. . . . For more information please contact Hillary, and kindly pass the word--everyone is welcome to attend, whether you have done a fast with us before or not.

If you are not able to make it to one of our programs and would like to do your own program at home; if you would like long distance guidance for losing weight, would like to prepare for surgery, incorporate intermittent (daily, weekly) fasting into your life, organize an exercise program, detox on raw food or fast on your own, Hillary will be glad to design a personal program just for you. Assistance is given through daily email counseling. Please contact her for more information.
Are you interested in setting up an educational detox/fasting program based on compassionate business in your location? Founded on the principles of Buddha-Dharma our new consulting program will provide you with all of the tools, tips, curriculum and organization formats for promotion and set-up. Contact hillary for more information.

Losing weight is something that requires whole person weight loss, or what we call “holistic weight loss”. If you feel you need to lose weight contact us for more information about adding this element to your fast with us.

Why do coconuts represent paradise and the evolution of the human species? Learn the answers to these questions and much more in Raja Tamaran’s thoroughly investigated book “The Secrets In The Coconut”.Contact Raja at
Would you like to explore the power of your creativity through painting? We are very happy to announce the wonderful painting classes offered by Nartana, one 's Asia's most popular artists. Nartana offers individual and group sessions (5 maximum) Paint Classes. All levels are welcome. The emphasis is to "let go" and feel the flow. To view Nartana's Art go to his facebook page, google, or his website For bookings call Nartana 0847323162.
Dharma Healing has some special treats for the body offered by Pon, our masseuse -- fruit and vegetable body scrubs, herbal facials, abdominal massage and traditional Thai massage. Pon has been giving massage with us for the past 18 years and knows how to soften and break apart blockages throughout the body.

Are you ready to quit smoking? Would you like your life to be happy and healthy? Combining Mindfulness with the latest research, "Quit for Life", written by Dharma Healing's good friend Jamie Mushin, can help you stop smoking once and for all - simply, without stress, forever. For more information, including how to order, or to contact Jamie (he'd love to hear from you!), visit the website

Check out our exciting bookstore, complete with our recommendations and worldwide shipping through is a community website, a Portal focusing on alternative health, self-help, spirituality, relationships, health and healing and global news. Take the tour at .Visit the Crystal Gallery to shop our vast selection of exquisite crystals, jewelry for auric healing, Vogel healing wands and much, much more.

Dharma Healing is happy to promote Ashtanga Yoga Bali with Prem and Radha. Two beautiful teachers who combine their power and love to offer you complete courses in Traditional Ashtanga practice, Ayurveda and Tantra in beautiful Bali. Check out their new website
Jiva Healing is a dynamic team of yoga teachers, nutritionists and massage therapists who run health retreats in various locations around the world, including Turkey, Spain, England and India. Juice fasting/detox retreats, healthy eating retreats and cooking classes, combined with nutrition, yoga and meditation classes, give guests the opportunity to leave feeling healthy, inspired and motivated to carry on with lasting lifestyle changes upon their return home. Check out their website with retreat schedules, locations and prices at
If you are an alumni faster to Dharma Healing and have a healthy program, project, book or product you would like to promote, please let us know and we will be happy to post a little 3 or 4 line blurb on our Latest News section for free.
I am truly honored to promote the beautiful gaia-oasis, an amazing eco-retreat-resort in Northern Bali. “Gaia” is a spiritually minded community, dedicated to creating a sacred space for healing and awakening. Gaia hosts group leaders and their students as well as individual travelers. Activities popular at Gaia include personal development, dance, relaxation, meditation, yoga, wellness, spiritual retreats and creativity workshops. Whether you seek tranquility in their nature retreat on the mountain — or a happy, healthy holiday at their beach resort —Gaia and their staff graciously welcome you to a home away from home. Please check out their website for your future retreats.

The Classroom Bungalow

The Bay of Peace

Beautiful Sunsets

Lovely Garden

Nice and quiet Bungalows.

Tim on his 3rd visit to DHI.

Buddha sand sculpture pictures --above and here-- by Adam Silverman, 2005, Bay of Peace, Lipa Noi, Koh Samui


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