Meditation Visa for Myanmar

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eto
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Meditation Visa for Myanmar

Post by eto » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:50 am

Hello. Just wondering if anyone knows the current situation with getting a meditation visa in Myanmar. What is the best country to obtain it, how often does it need to be renewed, and what is the cost etc?

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Re: Meditation Visa for Myanmar

Post by Goofaholix » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:07 am

eto wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:50 am
Hello. Just wondering if anyone knows the current situation with getting a meditation visa in Myanmar. What is the best country to obtain it, how often does it need to be renewed, and what is the cost etc?
The last two times I got mine in the Bangkok consulate with no problems, it's worth paying a bit extra to get same day service just drop it off in the morning and pick it up in the afternoon. The last time was 2 years ago and I haven't heard that anything has changed. I hear KL and Singapore are also good.

It's valid for 3 months, I'm not sure what the options are for extension.

This page covers all the items you need. http://www.thabarwa.org/applying-for-my ... tion-visa/
“Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it.” ― Ajahn Chah

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Re: Meditation Visa for Myanmar

Post by Volovsky » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:50 am

I've heard that in KL they ask for a recommendation letter from Malaysian buddhist center (in addition to a sponsorship letter from Myanmar monastery). If you can acquire it, then it's straightforward, if not Bangkok is a better choice. I think prices increased a couple of years ago, but not significantly.

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