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staying in a monastery in SE Asia :)

  • soQQuadro

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    Hi everyone. This site is quite amazing( almost regretted having bought the LP guide.eheheh)
    anyhow I'd really like to know whether is feasible to stay a couple of nights in a monastery and share monks life or anything close to that.I'll b travelling from mid October,November,to middle of December through North Thailand,North Laos,central Vietnam and Cambodia. any suggestion???
    ah! talking about myself and my man.mid 20's couple.
    TA in advance

    #1 Posted: 3/8/2009 - 08:46

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  • BruceMoon

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    soQQuadro

    I haven't a clue. My first thought when i read your Q was 'a male & female...weeeell!'.

    No-one has answered, even our illustrious navigator. That's not right. Some who often comment on Travelfish have so stayed, so I was assuming they would reply.

    I googled and found a few references.

    One that appears most helpful is here That article makes reference to other websites where comparable monasteries are located, including Vietnam (Laos & Cambodia are different branches of Buddhism).

    One guy and his wife went and stayed at a monastery. He wrote a 7 part series...you'll find the links here post 1 and post 2... the rest are linked on the left of that page.

    I think they might have stayed at this place here is more on this monatery (with pics). If you go there Ubon R is a great location.

    I can't see anything readily for Laos or Cambodia. But, given that these two countries are at the bottom end of the wealth tree, I can understand why.


    Cheers

    #2 Posted: 9/8/2009 - 08:11

  • wanderingcat

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    might help if you explain what you mean by 'share monks life'?
    what do you hope to 'achieve' from this?
    what languages can you communicate in?
    Google for 'e-sangha'+forum, you'll find loads of relevant & practical info there, but you need to register in order to view posts. let me know if you need help finding the right branch.

    #3 Posted: 9/8/2009 - 13:46

  • soQQuadro

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    thanks,I'll have a look :)))

    #4 Posted: 11/8/2009 - 03:05

  • soQQuadro

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    thank you heaps Bruce. I went through everything. was most helpful :)
    and anyway I consider you an illustrious navigator and veteran and your answer was satisfying and super appreciated :D

    #5 Posted: 11/8/2009 - 05:36

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