Joyfully Together

 

10th Annual Retreat for Core Sangha Members, families' members, and Volunteers of Plum Village Sangha in the Asia - Pacific
Dec 25, 2015 @ 16:00 – Jan 1, 2016 @ 11:00
at Thai Plum VIllage International Practice Center
Ban Sra Nam Sai, TambonPongtalong, Pak Chong, NakornRatchasima, Thailand

 

Online Registration Avaialble Now - http://pvretreats.org/thai

 

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Let's come and join core Sangha members and Volunteers of Plum Village Sangha in Hong Kong, Singapore, China,  Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, India, Vietnam, Indonesia… for the 10th  annual PV Asia-Pacific Sangha Retreat.

 

Dear Core Sangha members and volunteers of Plum Village Asia,

You are invited to attend the 10th annual retreat Dec. 25th, 2015 – Jan 1st, 2016 for core Sangha members, families and volunteers of Plum Village Asia-Pacific, to be held at Thai Plum Village International Practice Center in Pakchong, Thailand.  The first retreat was held in December 2006, when 10 Sangha members and friends from Hong Kong went to Prajna monastery in Bao Loc, Vietnam. The 2007-2008 retreats were also held there. The 2009-2010 retreats were held at the transitioning Plum Village Thailand Center in Pakchong, and the 2011-2013 retreats were held at Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism in Hong Kong. The 2014-2015 retreats have been held at Thai Plum Village International Practice Center in Pakchong, Thailand.

We are happy to see our Sangha members and volunteers from all over the Asia-Pacific regions in this annual retreat. We will have chances to be together for tea time, for hiking along the beautiful nature trails of in the area, for going over basic practices for Sangha building … Just being together, offering our presence is enough for us to be happy.

Core Sangha members are recommended to attend the full 8-day/7-night long retreat. For members or members of their families who cannot join the full retreat, there are options for 6-day/5-night, and 5-day/4-night, with suggested dates for arrival and departure.  The minimum length is 5-day/4-night to realize the effectiveness of the retreat. Please let us know if your arrival and departure dates are different from the suggested dates.

 

Tentative schedule for the retreat

Time

Fri. Dec  25

Sat.   Dec. 26

Sun.  Dec. 27

Mon.  Dec. 28

Tue. Dec. 29

Wed.  Dec. 30

Thur. Dec. 31

Fri. Jan 1

5:15

Wake-Up

Wake-Up

Wake-Up



Lazy Morning

Wake-Up

Lazy Morning

6:00


Outdoor Sitting &  Walking

Sitting & Chanting

Sitting & Chanting

14 MT Transmission Ceremony

Sitting & Chanting

7:00

10 MM & Walking

10 MM & Walking

10 MM & Walking

8:00

Breakfast

Breakfast  9:00

9:30

Singing Meditation / Chanting Practice

Lazy Day

Singing Meditation / Chanting Practice

Farewell

10:30

10:00

Orientation

Dharma Talk

Dharma Talk

Questions & Answers

Dharma Talk

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Total Relaxation

Total Relaxation

Total Relaxation

Lazy Day

Total Relaxation

Total Relaxation

14:30


Arrivals

Learn Basic Practices

Group Discussion

Tea Meditation in Small Groups

Group Discussion

Preparing for Performance

16:30

Sports/ Excercise

Excercise

17:00 Food Fair 

18:00

Dinner

Dinner

20:00

Sitting

Sitting

Touching The Earth

Lazy Night

Sangha Connection

Begining Anew Practice

19:30 Performance

22:00

Rest/Light Out

Rest/Light Out

Rest/Light Out

Rest/Light Out

Rest/Light Out

23:30  New Year Celebration

 

Children and teenagers are welcomed to attend. There will be separate program for them.

Accommodation and cost: Accommodation for this retreat is limited to dormitory-room. Participants will be housed in dormitories. Cost per person is as below ($US30.00/night).

Accommodation  ($US30/night/person)

  8-day/7-night
Dec. 25 – Jan 1

7-day/6-night
Dec. 26 – Jan 1

6-day/5-night
Dec. 27 – Jan 1

5-day/4-night
Dec. 28– Jan 1

Adult  & Children

USD210.00

USD180.00

USD150.00

$USD120.00

Adult  & Children      THB7350.00        THB6300.00      THB5250.00      THB4200.00

 

Conversion rate used for the above calculation: 1USD = 35 Thai Bahts.  Current exchange rate, USD/Thai Baht.

*Working Meditation: Because the retreat is held in the monastery, all the preparation and cooking will be done by the monastics and some volunteers. During the retreat, we need help from Sangha members in preparation work like: setting up the meditation hall and dining hall, washing up after meals… We will be grouped into Dharma discussion groups and will work together in the same groups to help with the retreat.

How to register: Registration is available online at http://pvretreats.org/thai/en/. Website on a first-come-first-served basis. Registrations are not final until we receive your payment. Please make payment within one week after you register. For means of payment, details will be sent along with the confirmation email to those who completed the online registration.

Last day to register for the retreat is Dec 15th, 2015. For enquiries, please contact us by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about the retreat, please visit: http://plumvillageasia.org/index.php/51-thailand/94-pv-asia-pacific-10th-annual-core-sangha-volunteers-retreat-dec-25-jan-1-2016  

 

Transportation Arrangement

If you need transportation to and from Thai Plum Village Practice Center, please make sure you select the transportation option when you register for the retreat. After making payment for the retreat and having your flight ticket, please inform us about your arriving and departing time by filling out the form at the following link: Airport Pick-Up/Drop-Off for PV Asia-Pacific Core Sangha Retreat

(http://pvretreats.org/thai/en/component/dtregister/?eventId=26&controller=event&task=individualRegister)

Cost of the pick-up/drop-off per person  is USD20.00 one way, USD40.00 round trip (Paid on arrival).

Pick-up times are 9:00am, 12:00 noon, 3:00pm and 6:00pm. It is preferable that you come for the pick-up time in the morning (9:00am, 12: 00noon) and in the afternoon (03:00 pm),  since the check in time is from 4:00pm-6:00 pm. The pickup in the evening at 6:00 pm is the last pickup time. Please find the attached file below for the Airport pickup

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If you come in at other times and cannot schedule pickup with us, you can go to Pakchong via Public Van. Please find the attached file below for more details:

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If you need more information about transportation, please contact:


Transportation Contact:  Monastic Sister Tú Nghiêm
E-mail:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,   Phone: (+66) 992.499.221

We are looking forward to seeing you at the retreat!

A lotus to you, 
A Buddha to be.

Registration team for the 2015 Core Sangha & Volunteer Retreat