Sakyadhita Conference for Buddhist Women June 2011

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12th Sakyadhita Conference Bangkok, Thailand
June 12-18, 2011
Travel and Registration Information
Deadline to Register is May 1, 2011
Space is limited. Please register early.
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Conference Brochure

Conference Location

Sathira-Dhammasathan Bangkok

Sathira-Dhammasathan, Bangkok, Thailand

The 12th Sakyadhita Conference will be hosted at Sathira-Dhammasathan, a learning community founded in central Bangkok in 1987 by Maechee Sansanee Sthirasuta. The center’s programs for children, teenagers, parents, and abused women promote peace, harmony, compassion, and enlightenment among people of all ages, genders, and walks of life. The eco-friendly center is home to Savika Sikkahalaya Buddhist Institute, an educational project based on the experiences gained from over 20 years of Sathira Dhammasathan’s social services. The center is a delightful and inspiring venue for this historical gathering.

Ayutthaya Temple Thailand

Ayutthaya, Thailand

Travel to Thailand

The weather in Bangkok is equally warm and toasty year-round with temperatures from 24 to 33 C (75 to 91 F) in June. Light cottons are recommended. Visitors to the Kingdom of Thailand need passports (valid for at least six months from the date of entry). Citizens from many countries may get tourist visa exemptions or visas on arrival. Others may obtain visas from a Royal Thai Embassy or a Royal Thai Consulate-General.


Conference Schedule
June 11       Arrival in Bangkok
June 12       Opening ceremony and conference sessions
June 13-17  Conference Sessions: meditation, talks, discussions,
                 workshops, and cultural programs
June 18       Closing ceremony and temple tour of Bangkok
June 19       Temple tour to Ayutthaya

Your registration fee includes

  • registration fee
  • meals
  • airport pickup
  • local transportation

One Registration option also includes simple accommodations for US$350 (or US$250 for nuns/monastics).
The other Registration option does NOT include lodging; you will pay for lodging directly to your hotel.
Registration with simple accommodations included, US$350 (US$250 for nuns/monastics)

Simple shared rooms at either Sathira-Dhammasathan or a nearby location (15-25 minutes drive).

Registration only, US$250. For this registration option that does NOT include lodging, you pay for lodging directly to your hotel. See hotel options below.


Hotel Options

Special rates have been arranged at three hotels near the conference site. Please allow some leeway for currency
fluctuation. These costs are the best estimates we can currently give.
Although you will have to pay for your room directly to the hotels, we can make reservations for you at either of these two hotels:

K-Resort ( Located 15 min. by car from Sathira-Dhammasathan. Fifteen double rooms (2 single beds) @ 1050 baht (US$35-42).
Bangkok-Resort ( Located 15 min. by car from Sathira-Dhammasathan (next to K-Resort). Seventy single rooms (king bed) @ 850 baht (US$29-34).
For the Siam Society Hotel and Resort below, you must make your own reservation online at:
Siam Society Hotel and Resort (4-star, Located 10 minutes by car from Sathira-Dhammasathan. Six superior rooms (2 with twin beds, 4 with king beds) and 20 deluxe rooms (king bed) (from US$50).

How to Register

Two Ways to register:
1. Register and pay online
  • After you fill out and submit the online registration form, go to the Sakyadhita website and pay by credit or debit card or Paypal account using the "Donate" button at: (on the bottom of the web page).

  • 2. Or, register and pay by mail
    • To register and pay by mail, download the printable registration form. Fill out the form on your computer or by hand. Mail the form with your check to the address on the form.

    Download a printable Travel and Information sheet with all of the information contained in this newsletter.

    yellow-lotuses100x100 How Can I Help?

    Sponsor someone to attend the conference! Only with your help will nuns and laywomen from developing countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, India, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Thailand, or Sri Lanka) be able to attend. Enlarge the circle of compassion – support a life-changing experience for a future Buddhist woman leader!


    Contact & Updates
    For updates on conference information, visit the Events page on the Sakyadhita website at:
    Visit the Thai Sakyadhita Official website:
    For questions about registration or accommodations, email
    For questions about papers or other questions, email or
    Looking forward to seeing you in Bangkok in June 2011!
    The Sakyadhita International Conference Committee

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