Hi, I am planning to go to Pa Auk Monastery to meditate as a lay yogi, not trying to ordain and become a monk.
Does anyone here know about the visa situation in Myanmar concerning being a meditator in a monastery the whole time.
My information is that first you enter with a three month meditation visa that you can get through the sponsorship letter of Pa Auk forest monastery. and after that you can extend your stay somehow to get granted time max 12 months so 1 year.
anyway my wish and plan to is first to try out the 1 year but most likely since i want to actually achieve shamatha and also train in vipashyana i would like to spend there 2-3 years.
is this possible? can you renew the year long visa and get a new year added to that and new year added to that ?
Thanks for the help already.