THAI BUDDHISM (STANDARD) 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 175€ per week. Culture week mandatory: 175€ to start the programme Lisez les informations spécifiques
- Code : G/THA/TBS2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
GREENWAY / GREENLION THAILAND
Buddhism began in Northern India around the year 500 BCE. The Buddhist tradition gets its name from a man known by his followers as “the Buddha”, or “the awakened one”. Our program will show you the teaching of Buddhism in Thailand by means of practicing it instead of seeing or reading about it. Guided by local monks, you will learn techniques for meditation and chanting. The aim of this program is to give you an authentic insight into Thai Buddhism. You will learn about the history, customs and practices of this philosophy and get the chance to put them into practice yourself!
STANDARD ACCOMMODATION: During your time here, you will be staying in one of our eco cottages. There will be 4 people per room on a single gender basis. All rooms have a private western style toilet/bathroom and each of these has a shower with both hot and cold water. Rooms also come equipped with a powerful fan. The resort has a communal area where you can eat, relax and meet with other participants. There is also WiFi available which covers most of the resort. COMFORT ACCOMMODATION: During your time here, you will be staying in one of our eco cottages. There will be 2 people per room on a single gender basis. A private room will cost 70€ extra per room per week. All rooms have a private western style toilet/bathroom and each of these has a shower with both hot and cold water. Rooms also come equipped with a powerful fan as well as air conditioning. The resort has a communal area where you can eat, relax and meet with other participants. There is also WiFi available which covers most of the resort. All food is included during your stay and the meals will be typically Thai, including plenty of rice dishes (suitable for vegetarians).
Your new home will be in the Nakhon Ratchasima province. Set amidst rolling hills, the views here are spectacular and the location is tranquil to match. Our resort is situated about 30 km from the city of Nakhon Ratchasima and about 15 km from Wang Nam Khiao, the nearest town. It takes 30 minutes from the resort to Wang Nam Khiao, where you will find all the amenities you could need. Due to its rural location, the nearest ATM is in Wang Nam Khiao (30 minutes by car), so please make sure you have enough money with you before arriving for your stay. However, since all food is provided you will probably not need much money here! There is a small local store within walking distance. All other amenities can be found in Wang Nam Khiao (30 minutes by car). There are no activities included outside of the program but you are welcome to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and go for a hike in the hills during your free time. Alternatively, there is a karaoke system in the resort’s communal area for those craving some noise! The area is very rural and offers beautiful views and Thai countryside to explore by foot or bike.
Open mindedness and a genuine interest to learn about Buddha and Buddhism in general is required of participants in this program. Please also note the following points: Women are not allowed to stay close to monks or touch the monks, so please be cautious. Do not point your feet to the monks or the Buddha as this is considered disrespectful Men and women cannot sleep together during temple stay and passionate contact is not tolerated Please be calm and quiet during and following meditation and chanting Monks only eat one meal per day (breakfast). This means we probably won’t have lunch and dinner on Wednesday and Thursday (when we will sleep in the temple’s grounds) Additional equipment: Please bring enough white clothes that are not tights or see-through. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Saturdays or Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 175€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Culture week mandatory: 175€ to start the programme. Reception at the airport at the arrival. BKK (Suvarnabhumi International Airport): Great, we can pick you up from there. DMK (Don Mueang Airport): Please take the free shuttle to Suvarnabhumi airport and go to our meeting point at Entrance.