As with the rest of Thailand, meditation in Bangkok is neither cultish nor a fad or fashion - it is simply a commonplace component of every day life.
Go on the buses, the MRT or the Skytrain any morning and you will see many people standing or sitting with their eyes closed in contemplation. Meditation is stripped of its mystique here, making Bangkok an excellent choice of place to explore the practice. In Bangkok there are a number of places where you can learn about meditation. Some are attached to temples or Buddhist sects; others are more secular in their outlook and focus on the benefits of well-being. Whatever your motivation for studying meditation, Bangkok almost certainly has an option for you.