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Khon Kaen
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 32
Persons: 36
Category: Other
Host ID: 18545
Country: Thailand

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Last Updated: November 19, 2019

If everybody makes a difference, the world will be different - Owen Geiger

Our Project is located outside a little village in the northeast of Thailand. Well off the beaten track of tourism we offer an opportunity for everybody to join in a fascinating project where we combine vipassana meditation, yoga, natural building and ecological gardening (especially permaculture) to a system of personal growth and care for nature. We want to show that the path inside and sustainable living can be very lively, joyful and fun. We rock the garden!

Our project is deeply rooted in the Thai community, so you can experience an authentic insight into Thai culture and really be part of it. Our teacher is the Abbot of a Monastery in the nearest city and as such, living mindfully and observing the Buddha`s teaching is very much at the heart of this project. We have a deep connection with the village monastery and the Buddhist community and enjoy sharing in ceremonies and festivals together. Each day you will have meditation training and Buddhist teachings as well as learning tools to work and live peacefully as a community.
Please note; as we work on behalf of the monastery, this is a drug and alcohol free place!

Although we are connected with a Buddhist monastery, we are not aiming to convert anybody to Buddhism. We want to find a way to live harmoniously together no matter what one believes, where he comes from, or where he is going. We are looking for people with very open minds, who want to get involved and make a positive change.

We have built a beautiful large open air shelter for sleeping with a tin roof and bamboo mats for the flooring. We have lots of double mosquito nets for everyone. Our semi-outdoor kitchen is full functional and we have built beautiful thatched showers and separate toilets. The accommodation is basic, but also fun!

We are at a stage where we are looking to take the project to the next level and expand! Which gives you the opportunity to participate in the makings of a self-sustainable community. This is an incredibly exciting time in the growing process and great time to learn! We have basic facilities and provide two hearty vegetarian meals a day.

Right now we are focused on earthen buildings, maintaining beautiful gardens and implementing systems to improve soil quality and retain water. We also have on going mosaic projects and we`re more than open to hear your creative ideas. So come join us and get inspired! All open minds are welcome at our project :).

We also run regular workshops varying from making your own organic skin care products to raw cooking or harvesting kombucha and we encourage volunteers to share their knowledge with the group too. Now is the time to learn share and grow together.

Our project is located 30 KM away from the third largest city of Thailand. The city is a student town with a great night markets and beautiful restaurants set around the lake. Even as large city, its always a surprise if you see tourists.

A monastery environment is a very special place to be so if you`re interested drop us a message and we`ll happily send you more information on our schedule, our responsibilities and how to register your space.

Thank you so much and we look forward to getting to know you!

May all beings be happy.

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