END OF THREE-MONTH RAINS RETREAT 2023
October 24th - 29th, 2023
In Person Retreat, Thai Plum Village
Thai Plum Village brothers and sisters are happy to announce the upcoming End of Three-Month Rains Retreat to be open for registration. The retreat titled “Celebration of Joy” will be organized from October 24th, 2023 (Tuesday) to October 29th, 2023 (Sunday) at Thai Plum Village International Practice Center.
Follows are basic notes for friends who are interested in registering for the retreat:
Languages: Vietnamese and English.
The number of retreatants: 300 friends.
Age of retreatants: 18 years old or older.
Instruction for registration: Please click on the link that follows to complete the registration form. The link will be opened on September 15th, 2023 (3:00 P.M. GMT+7, Thailand time).
คนไทยกรุณาลงทะเบียนหนเาภาษาไทย (For Thai, please registration on Thai page)
Arrival date: October 24th, 2023. The Monastery’s representatives will pick you up at the airport on that day 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: October 30th, 2023 (Our drop-off car will leave the Monastery at 08:00 A.M., please kindly book your flight that departs after 02:30 P.M.)
The Monastery only receives participants 18 years old or older for the retreat.
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 arrival dates. May we refuse to enroll any case that comes too late on October 24th, 2023, or any other days earlier or later than this day.
The monastery will have a period of monastic practice so extending your stay will not be possible after October 30th, 2023.
Please read all information that follows prior to filling the registration form.
A. REGISTERING TO VISIT THE MONASTERY
To visit the Monastery, these are must-haves:
1.Registration link: To register, please follow the link and fill in the form: Breathe and Smile. The link will be available here and open on September 15th, 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.).]
2. After successfully registering on the link above, you will immediately receive an email notification that shows you have successfully registered and provides instructions for you to send us your flight ticket details. You are asked to read thoroughly all information and all the attached files. Your flight ticket details should be sent to us before September 24th, 2023. On September 24th, 2023, if your flight ticket has not been sent to us accordingly, your registration will be considered canceled.
3. Health insurance and travel insurance: You are suggested to purchase health insurance and travel insurance when traveling to Thailand.
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 Mueang Airport (DMK) from 01:00 P.M. to 04:00 P.M. on Friday, October 24th, 2023. You are suggested to select a flight that arrives in Thailand before 03:00 P.M. If possible, please select one that arrives at about 12:00 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 Friday, October 24th, 2023 from 03:30 P.M. to 07:00 P.M. We may refuse to enroll any case that comes too late on October 24th, 2023 or any other days earlier or later than this day.
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 2,300-2,400 Thai Baht/taxi. If you travel with other friends, the taxi fee will be shared.
4. Departure date:
The Monastery can arrange a drop-off service from the Monastery to the airport (either BKK or DMK). Our drop-off car will leave the Monastery at 08:00 A.M. on October 30th, 2023. You are suggested to select a flight that departs at least six hours after the time you leave the Monastery, which means approximately four hours of traveling from the Monastery to the airport plus two hours of check-in at the airport. For example, upon leaving the Monastery at 08:00 A.M., you are advised to book your flight that departs after 02:00 P.M.
Except for medical emergencies, please do not go out of the Monastery.
Please clean your own space regularly according to the instructions of the Monastery.
If you are currently taking any medication, please make sure that you bring them with you.
In case we have more retreatants, please accept to sleep in tents that the Monastery will put up.
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 Retreat is 900 Thai Baht per person per night.
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, or USD (by cash) at our Registered office.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Please read the information carefully below to prepare for the best visit to Thailand:
If you are positive for 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 at email@example.com.
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.
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.
If there are updates from the Thai government related to the immigration and quarantine guidelines for international visitors, Monastery will amend this document accordingly.
The retreat’s schedule: Click here
Thai Plum Village on Google Maps: Click Here
If you have any further questions regarding attending retreats or other Monastery events, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much! We wish you a great Retreat with a lot of joy and happiness!
Thai Plum Village Registration Office
Breathe and Smile