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12th Sakyadhita Conference Bangkok, Thailand
June 12-18, 2011
Travel and Registration Information
Deadline to Register is May 1, 2011
Space is limited. Please register early.
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Sathira-Dhammasathan, Bangkok, Thailand
The 12th Sakyadhita Conference will be hosted at Sathira-Dhammasathan, a learning community founded in central Bangkok in 1987 by Maechee Sansanee Sthirasuta. The center’s programs for children, teenagers, parents, and abused women promote peace, harmony, compassion, and enlightenment among people of all ages, genders, and walks of life. The eco-friendly center is home to Savika Sikkahalaya Buddhist Institute, an educational project based on the experiences gained from over 20 years of Sathira Dhammasathan’s social services. The center is a delightful and inspiring venue for this historical gathering.
Travel to Thailand
The weather in Bangkok is equally warm and toasty year-round with temperatures from 24 to 33 C (75 to 91 F) in June. Light cottons are recommended. Visitors to the Kingdom of Thailand need passports (valid for at least six months from the date of entry). Citizens from many countries may get tourist visa exemptions or visas on arrival. Others may obtain visas from a Royal Thai Embassy or a Royal Thai Consulate-General.
June 11 Arrival in Bangkok
June 12 Opening ceremony and conference sessions
June 13-17 Conference Sessions: meditation, talks, discussions,
workshops, and cultural programs
June 18 Closing ceremony and temple tour of Bangkok
June 19 Temple tour to Ayutthaya
Your registration fee includes
- registration fee
- airport pickup
- local transportation
One Registration option also includes simple accommodations for US$350 (or US$250 for nuns/monastics).
The other Registration option does NOT include lodging; you will pay for lodging directly to your hotel.
TWO OPTIONS FOR REGISTRATION
Registration with simple accommodations included, US$350 (US$250 for nuns/monastics)
Simple shared rooms at either Sathira-Dhammasathan or a nearby location (15-25 minutes drive).
Registration only, US$250. For this registration option that does NOT include lodging, you pay for lodging directly to your hotel. See hotel options below.
Special rates have been arranged at three hotels near the conference site. Please allow some leeway for currency
fluctuation. These costs are the best estimates we can currently give.
Although you will have to pay for your room directly to the hotels, we can make reservations for you at either of these two hotels:
www.k-resortandspa.com) Located 15 min. by car from Sathira-Dhammasathan. Fifteen double rooms (2 single beds) @ 1050 baht (US$35-42).
Bangkok-Resort (www.bangkokresortandspa.com) Located 15 min. by car from Sathira-Dhammasathan (next to K-Resort). Seventy single rooms (king bed) @ 850 baht (US$29-34).
For the Siam Society Hotel and Resort below, you must make your own reservation online at: http://www.siamsocietyhotel.com
Siam Society Hotel and Resort (4-star, http://www.siamsocietyhotel.com) Located 10 minutes by car from Sathira-Dhammasathan. Six superior rooms (2 with twin beds, 4 with king beds) and 20 deluxe rooms (king bed) (from US$50).
How to Register
Two Ways to register:
1. Register and pay online
Fill out and submit the online registration form.
To access the online registration Form, click on this link
After you fill out and submit the online registration form, go to the Sakyadhita website and pay by credit or debit card or Paypal account using the "Donate" button at: http://www.sakyadhita.org (on the bottom of the web page).
2. Or, register and pay by mail
To register and pay by mail, download the printable registration form. Fill out the form on your computer or by hand. Mail the form with your check to the address on the form.
Download a printable Travel and Information sheet with all of the information contained in this newsletter.
How Can I Help?
Sponsor someone to attend the conference! Only with your help will nuns and laywomen from developing countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Thailand, or Sri Lanka) be able to attend. Enlarge the circle of compassion – support a life-changing experience for a future Buddhist woman leader!
Contact & Updates
For updates on conference information, visit the Events page on the Sakyadhita website at:
Visit the Thai Sakyadhita Official website: http://www.thaisakyadhita.org/
For questions about registration or accommodations, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about papers or other questions, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing you in Bangkok in June 2011!
The Sakyadhita International Conference Committee