Monastery Guesthouses

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sundazed
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Monastery Guesthouses

Post by sundazed » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:42 am

In the Tibetan and Chinese traditions many monasteries have guesthouses where lay devotees can stay when offering service, doing practice or pilgrimage, sometimes just as a place of refuge far from the madding crowd.

Is it the same for monasteries in Sri Lanka, Burma, Laos or Cambodia?

I don't mean where there is the expectation one will ordain or an obligation to participate in an intensive retreat but a place of quiet contemplation so one can get away from ordinary life for a while.

Can anyone share experiences or information about this?

Thank you.

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Re: Monastery Guesthouses

Post by DooDoot » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:01 pm

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Re: Monastery Guesthouses

Post by mrgrtt123 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:30 am

DooDoot wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:01 pm
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This is so pretty, I will visiting Bangkok next year and this place should be added on my itinerary.

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Re: Monastery Guesthouses

Post by DooDoot » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:07 am

mrgrtt123 wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:30 am
This is so pretty, I will visiting Bangkok next year and this place should be added on my itinerary.
The pictures are from Suan Mokkh near Chaiya. If you wish to visit, (lower) sleeper berth train from Bangkok (is best) or fly to Surat Thani Airport or just get off the bus is you are traveling by bus.





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Re: Monastery Guesthouses

Post by mikenz66 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:34 am

DooDoot wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:01 pm
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Yes, there are many monasteries you can stay in in Thailand (and in the west, of course). Of course, they would appreciate a donation or some other assistance...

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Re: Monastery Guesthouses

Post by mrgrtt123 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:24 am

DooDoot wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:07 am
mrgrtt123 wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:30 am
This is so pretty, I will visiting Bangkok next year and this place should be added on my itinerary.
The pictures are from Suan Mokkh near Chaiya. If you wish to visit, (lower) sleeper berth train from Bangkok (is best) or fly to Surat Thani Airport or just get off the bus is you are traveling by bus.





Thank you for giving me the idea on how to get there.

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Re: Monastery Guesthouses

Post by Manopubbangama » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:37 pm

This suan mookh place seems to have a lot of negative reviews, don't know if it looks like a place that is sanitary enough to visit.
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_ ... ml#REVIEWS

I'm just putting that out there, especially if the reviews are true about drinking water with asbestos in it. :reading:

Regarding the OP's question, are you referring to a dharamsala?
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