Dear friends,

In the coming September 2022, the monastery is happy to welcome our beloved friends. Please kindly see the information that follows to choose the appropriate time and register accordingly.  Thank you!

Arrival date

September 09th 2022

Departure date

September 16th 2022

Registration opening time

August 09th 2022 

at 3 P.M.

(Bangkok Time)

  • Number of participants: 100 people/week

  • Language: Vietnamese, English

  • Participants are asked to leave the Monastery by 16 September.

  • Notes: 

    • The Monastery is not responsible for your flight ticket if you decide to settle it prior to completing this registration process.

    • You are recommended to arrive at the Monastery on the listed arrival dates, instead of any other days earlier or later than those.

    • Please read all information that follows prior to filling the registration form.  Thank you!

To visit the Monastery, these are must-haves

1. Registration link: To register, please follow the link and fill in the form.  The link will be closed automatically when fully booked.

  • The registration link is shorturl.at/yGPQU.  This link will be open on August 09th 2022 at 3:00 P.M. (Bangkok time). 

  • 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 links 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 at least seven days before coming to the Monastery (which means before September 02nd 2022).  If this is not done accordingly, your registration will be cancelled.

3. ATK (Quick test Antigen) at the Monastery:

  • Upon arriving at the Monastery, our Health Care team will conduct checks including body temperature and ATK test.  We look forward to receiving your support for the ATK test fee, which is 200 Thai Baht per person per check.

  • Visitors who have negative Covid-19 test result are eligible to be registered into the week of mindfulness practice.

  • Visitors who have positive Covid-19 test result:

    • Female friends: will take quarantine and receive care at the upper floor of the female guest house.  As the next ATK test shows negative result, female friends will be eligible to join activities of the week with the community.

    • Male friends: will take quarantine at homestays near the Monastery.  At the next ATK test shows negative result, male friends will be eligible to join activities of the week with the community.  All expenses including food and accommodation at the boarding house will be settled by the male friends who are undertaking the quarantine.  Within days of quarantine, we will stay in close contact and offer support like medication and food to the best we can.

4. Please note: Prior to boarding to Thailand or during immigration check at Thailand arrival airport, besides necessary documents like usual, one of the following two is required:

      • Certificate of Covid-19 vaccination with full details of at least two doses, or

      • Covid-19 Negative Test Result Certificate (RT-PCR or professional ATK) issued 72 hours prior to your flight time.

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

  1. Arrival date:

    • 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, September 09th 2022.  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.  Upon welcoming you at the appointed assembly point. Our 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

    • For participants who arrive in your own means of transportation (not having registered “to be picked up at the airport”): Please arrive at the Monastery on September 09th 2022 from 02:30 P.M. to 05:00 P.M.

  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.

      • Contact details of the Monastery (direct and Viber number, email address) and pick-up assembly point will be emailed to you after we receive your completed registration form.

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

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

    • If the Monastery needs to arrange a taxi pick-up, the fee is 2,100-2,400 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 8:00 A.M. on September 16th 2022.  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 travelling from the Monastery to the airport plus two hours of check-in at the airport.

 

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

  2. You are encouraged to wear a face mask, wash your hands, as well as practise social distancing.

  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. 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 is 500 Thai Baht per person per day.  However, the Monastery always welcomes any donation you make.

  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, USD, VND, or Euro (by cash) 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 visitus@thaiplumvillage.org.

  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. Participants under 18 years old need to be accompanied by their parent or a legal guardian.

  5. To guarantee the community practice and activities, the Monastery only receives participants older than five years old.

  6. To know more about requirements for vaccination certificate and Covid-19 Negative Test Result Certificate upon immigration, please visit here.

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

  8. Thai Plum Village on Google Map: Here

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If you have any further questions regarding attending retreats or other Monastery events, please email us at visitus@thaiplumvillage.org.

Thai Plum Village Registration Office

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