Harmony in our Home - Joy in the World
Immerse yourself and your family in the peaceful and luscious green environment at Thai Plum Village International Practice Centre, next to Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. Be surrounded, guided and inspired by hundreds of monastic students of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Allow the chatter of your mind to fade away and connect more deeply to yourself, your loved ones and nature. Listen to the songs of the birds and the chants of the wind. Open your eyes to the clouds and the star-lit nights. Smell the flowers. Taste the food. Touch the earth. Listen to yourself and your loved ones. Speak loving words. Begin anew with yourself and your relationships. These are the things that we will practice together as a community during this retreat, to realise our new year aspirations to bring harmony to our home and joy to the world.
Thai Plum Village International Practice Center is located at 174,176 Ban Sra Nam Sai, Moo 7, Tambon Pongtalong, Pak Chong District in Nakorn Ratchasima which is about 240 km North-East of Bangkok. It takes approximately 3.5-4 hours from downtown Bangkok (Victory Monument) by public van.
Thai Plum Village provides transportation from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang Airport (DMK) to the centre, and from the centre back to the airports.
Please book your own plane tickets to Bangkok and provide us with the flight details when you have them. This will help Thai Plum Village coordinate pick-up and send-off.
Retreat check-in starts at 2pm, 1 Jun 2019. Please arrange to arrive in Bangkok by 12 noon latest as land travel takes about 4 hours.
The tentative retreat programme is as below. Please note that changes may be made and announced during the retreat itself. You do not need to print the schedule as it will be made available at common areas of the retreat venue.
- S$230 for adults
- S$170 for children (from 2 to 12 years old)
These include the retreat fees (4-night full board) and airport pick-up and send-off. Fees are required at registration. Your participation will be confirmed after your payment has been received.
If you would like to extend your stay at the centre, you may arrange with us separately after your registration has been confirmed. The extended stay’s fee of 30 USD for each night can be paid in cash upon arrival.
You can arrange your air tickets after you have completed the retreat registration.
1 Jun 2019
- Pick-up taxi/van available at both Bangkok airports (Suvarnabhumi & Don Mueang)
- Two pick-up time options: 12 PM and 2 PM
- Please arrive early enough for either pick-up time
5 Jun 2019
- Send-off taxi/van leaves the centre at 1 PM and goes to either airport
- Land transport takes 4 hours
- Please book flights with departure time from 7 PM onwards
Have a question about this?
If for any reason you cannot arrange your flights according to Thai Plum Village's schedule above, please talk to us immediately before you register for the retreat.
What will be asked during registration?
The first name, last name and email address of each participant in your group
Phone number of the primary participant
How can I pay?
How to register now:
- select your payment option
- specify numbers of attendees
- then proceed!
There is no transaction fee for this payment method. We will receive the full amount you send.
There is a small transaction fee for this payment method. That will be added to your final registration fee. You will be asked to make payment using your card at the last step of registration. Your registration will be automatically and immediately approved after payment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will you be checking in here?
1 June 2019 - 4:00pm
Thai Plum Village International Practice Centre