According to Buddha there are 5 factors that make a place suitable for meditation.
Firstly, it should not be too far away of a village and have a clear path. One should have easy access to food.
Next, the place is best a quiet and isolated spot.
The place for meditation should also be free of the effects of the weather and dangerous animals or insects. It should be a place where it is pretty easy for you to reach the basic state from which you can start your meditation.
The meditation spot should be a place where you have access to spiritual teachers or friends, which you can consult about problems that might arise during meditation.
The places which Buddha most often recommended for reaching deeper states of consciousness, are:
- an isolated place in the forest
- at the feet of a tree
- on a mountain
- in a cave
- at a cemetery
- on a heap of hay
P.S.: The students which already finished the training in Bali, will have access to more advanced programs. In January I will take them to several places which are extremely suitable for reaching deeper levels of meditation. You can read the contents of the standard training program in Bali here: