An Educational Fasting and Spiritual Retreat Experience on Koh Samui

Dharma Healing International, celebrating its 22nd anniversary this year, offers an original “renaissance” spiritual fasting course program according to Buddha Dharma psychology and philosophy; emphasizing, self-healing, self-empowerment, ‘holistic weight loss’ and spiritual transformation—guiding you into the sanctuary of your body, the freedom of a higher focus and the sacred responsibility to take loving care of your health and your loved ones, while striving toward the ecological sustainability of our beautiful planet.

In addition to a very productive week of all over body, mind and spirit transformation we support the fasting-cleansing process with a full course of classes and private counseling. Each of the classes, the sequence of the classes and how they are taught assist each faster to personally engage with their connection to the world and their inherent relationship with their physical life, mental attitudes and highest divine nature.

A selection from the following classes are held throughout the week: In the Kitchen Raw Food Preparation, Bio-Spiritual Nutrition, Dharma Talk, “Yogalonics” self-administered Colonic Irrigation, Breaking the Fast Workshop encompassing Intermittent Fasting, Perfecting the Benefits of the Fast, Importance of Deep Sleep, Daily Cleansing for Enlightenment, Loving and Nurturing Yourself in the World; Meditation, Yoga, Chakra-Qi, Water Exercise and Impromptu Lectures are given during the week. To add to this full week an Iridology reading and personal nutritional and psycho/spiritual counseling are provided in a family atmosphere of peace and loving support.

Students leave feeling, rejuvenated, vibrant, knowledgeable, self-empowered and dedicated to live a healthy life. Presently located on the beautiful tropical island of Koh Samui, on the Bay of Peace in the Gulf of Thailand. Our quiet part of the island 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


Beautiful Fasters.



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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2017 Program Calendar
Monday Orientation
2-8 Fasting Course
9-15 Fasting Course
16-22 Fasting Course
23-29 Fasting Course
30-5 Feb. Fasting Course
6-12 Fasting Course
20-26 Fasting Course
27-4 March Fasting Course
5-11 Dharma Teachers Fast
10-16 Fasting Course
17-23 Dharma Teachers Fast
24-30 Dharma Fast
1-7 Fasting Course
8-14 Fasting Course
7-13 Fasting Course
14-20 Fasting Course
21-27 Fasting Course
28-3 Sept. Fasting Course
2-8 Dharma Teachers Fast
9-15 Fasting Course
16-22 Fasting Course

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18-24 Fasting Course
25-31 Fasting Course



Latest News for 2016

Fasting is the greatest gift for the body, mind and spirit. Would you like encouragement? Read our inspiring Testimonials

Interview from WellBeing Magazine with Hillary. Read the Article

DharmaHealing International now offers a new fasting course—Dharma for Teachers,Counselors, Practitioners in the Healing Arts and Healing-Businesses. This fastingcourse week encompasses the Dharma Healing fast, and its personal in-depth experience, while learning a series of Dharma teachings that can be put into practice as the foundation of our work ofservice to others. For 2017 the weeks this fabulous course will be offered are:March 5th, April 17th, August 28th, and October 2nd. Please, please email me, Hillary with your questions and requests..

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
Koh Samui has some incredible artists. If you love colorful paintings with an Asian flavor you will love the work of Nartana Holzweiler, Dharma Healing’s favorite artist!!/NartanasArt
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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