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"Now I see" Wake Up International Retreat 2023


April 28th, 2023 - May 03rd, 2023



In Person Retreat



Registration Here


“Everything you have been looking for is already there in the present moment.

And the secret is to go back to the now.”

We are so happy that conditions are sufficient for us to gather once more in Thai Plum Village for an international Wake Up retreat for young people aged 18 to 35. This special retreat will help us touch a spiritual dimension in our life, to spend time together in nature, and to heal and to restore ourselves.

The practice of mindfulness will help us enjoy the wonders of life, connect more deeply to ourselves and be nourished by community and friendship. We will learn mindful breathing and smiling, share deeply from our heart, play, enjoy music etc. The schedule will include activities such as sitting and walking meditation, Dharma talks, and total relaxation. One special activity will be a cultural fair, where we can enjoy the beauty of each culture. Please read the registration instructions carefully before signing up, so that you can prepare all the necessary documents to have a joyful and safe trip.

We hope to see you all for this legendary gathering of our spiritual family!

Warm smiles,

The brothers and sisters of Thai Plum Village

(For Thai Wake Up) สำหรับคนไทยรับลงทะเบียนจำนวน 50 คน กรุณาลงทะเบียนใน



 April 28th, 2023 - May 03rd, 2023


Dear Friends,

Thai Plum Village brothers and sisters are happy to announce the upcoming International Wake Up Retreat to be open for registration.  The retreat titled “Now I See” will be organized from April 28th, 2023 to May 03rd, 2023 at Thai Plum Village International Practice Center.

Follows are basic notes for friends who are interested in registering for the retreat:

  • Languages: Our main language is English, and translation into several languages including Vietnamese and Thai will be available.

  • Number of retreatants: 300 friends.

  • Age of retreatants: 18-35 years old.

  • Registration link will be opened at:  March 18, 2023 at 3:00 P.M.   (GMT+7, Thailand time).

  • Arrival date: The Monastery’s representatives will pick you up at the airports on April 28th, 2023 between 01:00 P.M. and 04:00 P.M.  Therefore, please kindly book your flight that arrives at the airport in the morning or before 03:00 P.M. 

  • Departure date: May 03rd, 2023 (leaving the Monastery at 01:00 P.M., please kindly book your flight that departs after 07:30 P.M.) or May 04th, 2023 (leaving the Monastery at 08:00 A.M., please kindly book your flight that departs after 02:30 P.M.)


  • The Monastery is not responsible for your flight ticket if you decide to settle it before a successful registration is confirmed.

  • You are recommended to arrive and leave the Monastery on the listed dates, instead of any other days earlier or later than those. May we refuse to enroll any case that comes too late on April 28th, 2023, or any other days earlier or later than this day.

  • After this retreat the monastery will have a period of monastic practice so extending your stay will not be possible.

  • Please read all information that follows prior to filling out the registration form. 



1.To visit the Monastery, these are must-haves:

a. Registration link: To register, please follow the link and fill in the form: ..............HERE................

The link will be available here and open on March 18, 2023 at 03:00 P.M. (GMT+7, Thailand time) and closed automatically when fully booked.

(Necessary details for registering: email address, date of birth, telephone number, Viber or Zalo number (to be convenient to pick you up at the Thai airport), passport number, and contact details of a friend or a relative in case of emergency  (email address, telephone number, etc.))

(This registration link is for international friends only. If you are Vietnamese, please read the information at:

b. After successfully registering on the link above, you will receive an email with instructions to send us your flight ticket details.  Your flight ticket details are asked to be sent to us before April 06,  2023.  On April 06,  2023, if your flight ticket is not sent to us accordingly, your registration will be considered cancelled.

2. Health insurance and travel insurance: You are suggested to purchase health insurance and travel insurance when travelling to Thailand. 



1.Arrival date: 

a. For participants who registered “to be picked up at the airport”: The Monastery’s car will pick you up from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) or Don Muang Airport (DMK) from 01:00 P.M. to 04:00 P.M. on Friday, April 28th, 2023.  You are suggested to select a flight that arrives in Thailand before 03:00 P.M. If possible, please select one that arrives before 1:00 P.M., so that after being picked up, you will have more time to take a rest and be ready for the activities.

If you are now living in Thailand and could not arrange your own means of transportation to come to the monastery, you could register “to be picked up at the airport” also.

Upon welcoming you at the appointed assembly point, our pick-up car will go directly to the Monastery.  Please wear a face mask for the whole trip; the car will stop once for toilets at a pre-planned public place

b. For participants who registered “will arrive in my own means of transportation” (not having registered “to be picked up at the airport”): Please arrive at the Monastery on April 28th, 2023 from 02:30 P.M. to 05:00 P.M. May we refuse to enroll any case that comes too late on April 28th, 2023, or any other days earlier or later than this day.

2. Please note:

To help our pick-up team: Please buy a Thai sim card upon arrival at Thailand’s airport (or use Wifi at the airport to use the Viber app) to stay connected with the Monastery and our pick-up team via email, Viber, or direct telephone

3. Pick-up fee (Airport <--> Monastery)

a. The pick-up fee is around 600 Thai Baht per person (or 1,200 Thai Baht per person for two rounds). 

b. If the Monastery needs to arrange a taxi pick-up, the fee is 2,300-2,500 Thai Baht/taxi.  If you travel with other friends, the taxi fee will be shared

4. Departure date: 

The Monastery can arrange drop-off service from the Monastery to the airport (either BKK or DMK). Our drop-off car will leave the Monastery at 01:00 P.M. on May 03rd, 2023 and 08:00 A.M. on May 04th, 2023. You are suggested to select a flight that departs at least six and a half hours after the time you leave the Monastery, which means approximately four and a half hours of travelling from the Monastery to the airport plus two hours of check-in at the airport. For example, upon leaving the Monastery at 01:00 P.M. on May 03rd, 2023, you are advised to book your flight that departs after 07:30 P.M.



  1. Except for medical emergencies, please do not go out of the Monastery.

  2. You are encouraged to wear a face mask and wash your hands frequently.

  3. Please clean your own space regularly according to the instructions of the Monastery.

  4. If you are currently taking any medication, please make sure that you bring them with you.

  5. In case we have more retreatants, please accept to sleep in tents that the Monastery will put up.

  6. To get the information about schedule of practices, accommodation,.., please visit Here.



  1. The Monastery is a non-profit practice center.  All activities are therefore donation-based only. We look forward to receiving your support during the time you stay in the Monastery.  For the time being, the estimated expense including food and accommodation for International Wake Up Retreat is 900 Thai Baht per person per day. 

  2. Your donation will support the Monastery to cover the monastics’ daily expenses like food, electricity, water, and health care.  Donations can be made in Thai Baht at our Registration Office.     



Please read the information carefully below to prepare for the best visit to Thailand:

  1. If you are positive to Covid-19 before arriving at the Monastery, please kindly do not make it to come.  The Monastery will arrange another appropriate time for you to visit.  Please keep us informed of this via email to

  2. If the situation of Covid-19 becomes complicated and activities like retreats must be canceled, the Monastery will not be allowed to receive and host guests.  Please note that we will not be responsible for your flight ticket and hotel booking.  We are sorry for this inconvenience.  In the case of cancellation, an email of notice will be sent to you.

  3. Please note: Thai Plum Village Practice Center is a non-profit organization without any support from commercial establishments.  The funding is provided solely by donations from those with kind hearts. Therefore, should you develop any health problems or personal issues (including the case of being infected by Covid-19) that require treatment during your practice and stay in Thailand, please be aware that you will be fully responsible for any expenses incurred.

  4. If there are updates from the Thai government related to the immigration and quarantine guidelines for international visitors, Monastery will amend this document accordingly.

  5. Thai Plum Village on Google Map: Click Here

More information

If you have any further questions regarding attending retreats or other Monastery events, please email us at

Thank you very much!  We wish you a great Wake Up Retreat with a lot of joy and happiness!

Thai Plum Village Registration Office

Breathe and Smile

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