Getting the meditation visa in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur is easy.
Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok is located at the BTS station Surasak
Visa application 9 am to 12 noon
Visa pick up 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Submit 5 items
1. Filled out application form (business/meditation visa is only 1page)
2. An invitation/sponsor letter from the meditation center
3. 2 passport fotos with a white background
4. Copy of the passport ID page
(there is a copy machine at the embassy, charing 3 thai baht per page)
5. The original passport
Submit these items at counter 4 to receive a queuing card, than go to queue at counter 1 for payment (they only accept thai baht)
2115 thai baht for same day pick up
1780 thai baht for next day pick up
Visa Pick up time is from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
In Kuala Lumpur the myanmar visa office is located at Masjid Jarmek LRT
Application time is from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Pick up time is 4 pm to 5 pm
Same requirements as in Bangkok
180 Malaysian ringgit for same day visa pick up
Expertise, skills and items are needed at Thabarwa Dhamma Center, contributions are very welcome and needed for the ever increasing number of people seeking refuge at Thabarwa Center. The main branch in Thanlyin Township of Yangon has exceeded its capacity and other new Thabarwa Centers are getting established at increasing rates all around Myanmar (over 40 centers are in the process of getting built) to fulfill the demand for the teaching of dhamma, for food, healthcare and shelter.
This pictures shows the second Thabarwa Good Will Village, presently housing over 500 families in Hlegu Township north of Yangon in Myanmar established in May 2014.
In this village a meditation hall is currently being built, construction of a hosptial and school will be the next step.
Here is a list of things needed to support the effort of Thabarwa Center and Sayadaw U Ottamasara
Buckets for food distribution
Fire wood for cooking water and food. New technologies are needed
Water Filter Systems
Medical supply and furntiture especially beds
Dhamma Books for the Library
Laptops, external harddisks and USB pendrives, printers and paper for dhamma propagation.
The printing cost for 1000 copies of Sayadaws latest book is about 200 euro.