Myanmar (Burma) Meditation Retreat 2018 & Application
Thank you for considering joining our group as we head into the Nunnery for their annual Vipassana Meditation Retreat. We have the unique opportunity to welcome female meditation practicioners who would like to join us this April. Alongside our annual Yoga Seva Project ( 15+ yoga teachers) - we can open the space for an additional 5 or 6 spaces for meditation practitioners. This offering is for females only as our host is a Buddhist Nunnery. This is a chance to immerse in a Buddhist Nunnery for mediation and partake in the yoga classes offered to the nuns and orphans. It is a heart filled environment and I feel honored to be able to make this available. Spaces are very limited. If interested in joining, please fill out the application and put down your deposit as soon as you can. More details to follow. For questions, contact Marni Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Traveling to Myanmar (Burma)
There are some things to consider when traveling to Myanmar (Burma), especially this time of year. All of these topics will be covered in depth upon joining the team officially, however we feel that the following details should be considered when pursuing this work:
Tourist Visa: All team members will be required to obtain a Tourist Visa, which allows for 28 days of travel. The Visa takes 3-5 business days (on average) to process once the application is completed and submitted, and costs $50. Click here for more Myanmar (Burma) Visa info
Vaccinations: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommendations for vaccinations and medications to consider when traveling to this country. We encourage each traveler to engage in their own research, consult their physician, and execute the healthcare plan that is best suited for them personally.
Weather: April is a very HOT time of year. Temperatures average 90-100 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. We will be sleeping with AC units. The rooms that we will be teaching yoga are cooled by several fans (electricity surges are to be expected). Power surges with the electricity are to be expected.
Thingyan: Our travel coincides with the Thingyan celebration. During Thingyan, many businesses shut down in observance of the holiday. This makes it especially important to have all travel details and plans, before and after your time at the nunnery, carefully planned before arriving in country. We can offer advisement on how best to prepare.
Timeline: We urge that each participant arrive to Yangon at least 2 full days early, to allow for rest and adjustment to the time and climate change. Allowing yourself the necessary time and and measures prior to your stay at the nunnery is crucial to the work. We will also be organizing a group gathering in Yangon on April 10th, including a visit to the Shwedagon Pagoda .