Sept 18 – Sept 20, 2013
The retreat will begin on the morning of Wednesday September 18. For retreat participants staying at the foundation, please organise to arrive the day before (Tuesday 17 September). You are welcome to arrive anytime between 1.30pm and 4.00pm on the 17th. Please do not arrive outside of these times. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm – please feel free to join us! The retreat will end on the afternoon of Friday September 20.
Our community practices noble silence from 9.30pm until 8am the next morning (until 9am on Sundays). Retreat participants will also be asked to adhere to noble silence during these times.
Places are limited so please sign up immediately so that we can reserve a room for you. For more information or registration, please contact us at:
Please note that New Life is a non-profit organisation. The fee covers only the costs of holding the retreat, including food, electricity, accommodation, and the teachers’ fees. Being a young foundation, we need a lot of support, so additional donations are very welcome! Please help us spread the word and bring some friends.
Retreat Fees: 3500 THB for a single ensuite room. All meals, retreat activities and accommodation covered.
NB: An added cost of 750 baht per person per night applies if you wish to stay in a room at the foundation after the retreat ends. Please inform us at time of registration. The retreat contribution must be paid in full, in advance. Please notify us of payment details and send a copy of the transfer receipt so that we can complete your registration. Kindly note that no refunds are possible once you have paid your retreat fee. Payment information can be found here: http://www.newlifethaifoundation.com/support-us/payment/
Simple, healthy meals will be served, consisting of breakfast with fruit and Thai-style meals for lunch and dinner. We cannot cater to special diets, but do let us know if have any food allergies. There will be vegetarian options available at every meal.
Location: New Life Foundation
No. 49 Moo 1, Tambol Don Sila, Amphoe Wiang Chai, Chiang Rai, Thailand
The retreat fee does not include transportation to and from the retreat location. There are a number of low-cost carriers within Thailand and the Asia region if you would like to fly to Chiang Rai. Buses are also a good option. Taxis and tuk-tuks that will take you straight to the foundation can be hired at the airport or bus station.
For a detailed map and directions, please visit:
Things to bring:
– A sweater and raincoat/umbrella in case of rain/cold mornings or evenings
– Mosquito repellent: this is a natural environment and we do not use pesticides
– A bathing suit: if you would like to use the swimming pool or steam bath
– A torch: the path to our forest meditation hall is very dark at night
– A refillable water bottle: we have a natural filtration system for drinking water
– Your own toiletries
– Your own cup or mug