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Holistic Center Bang Sao Thong District, Thailand

4.5
55 reviews55

Learn about Buddhism, Meditation and help me to develop content


Connect with the locals
4 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Immerse yourself in the local culture
4 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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What you offer

15h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Photography
Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
Video Making
Create, edit and publish digital videos.
Social Media
Maintain and update social media channels.
Additional Fee
This host charges a fee in addition to the cost of the Worldpackers annual plan.
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What you get

1

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

Dhutanga Meditation Center is a well established but always growing place. You'll be asked to help 15 hours/week with general maintenance (basic cleaning, maintenance and feeding dogs and fishes, mostly) or with other skills you may have and want to share with us (photography, social media, languages...). Also, you will be asked to follow the 5 basic Buddhist precepts and practice meditation with us. No worries! You will enjoy it a lot :)

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Additional Fee Required

This is a 100% non-profit buddhist local community. A donation of 100 baht is expected in order to cover water and electricity. This doesn't include the food, which is donated from locals to our community. In exchange we can provide you accommodation and 2 meals a day (breakfast and lunch) but please, NOTE: our food is donated so, we won't 100% guarantee that will be everyday the same amount, though there is typically enough food.

Requirements

  • Beginner English

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

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Stay at least
2 weeks

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55 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Holistic Center

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

4 Immersing in the local culture

4 Meeting locals

4 Meeting international travelers

4 Get in touch with nature

2 Developing social awareness

2 Practicing English

Germany

4

If you wanna learn more about meditation and buddhism I would really recommend this place! You get the chance to get to know yourself and relax in nature at the same time. I really enjoyed my stay there! The task are easy and the food is really good. While I was there, there was a young monk there who taught us a lot about buddhism.

over 1 year ago

Argentina

5

Firts experience as a volunteer and it couldn’t been better! I highly recommend this place. Here you’ll find pace, respect, beautiful people, caring, kindness and mindfulness. During my staying Punya was travelling so we had the lucky to be the students of an ex volunteer who had became monk. We learned a lot about Buddhism and had the chance of practice a lot of meditation during or free time. I’d love to come back here soon! This place change my life and will be home forever ♥️

over 1 year ago

Ireland

5

A wonderful place to discover more about Buddhism, meditation and the mind. Punya, the head monk, is very kind and intelligent and is always there to help you.

It was my first experience with meditation and learning about the self and mind, for sure it was a really cool experience.
The only down side was one of the dogs made the volunteers a bit uneasy.
Be sure to explore the neighbourhood in your free time, take out the kayaks, talk to locals and take the public transport to the local markets!
Learn about meditation or if you need to challenge your life values!

over 1 year ago

Spain

2

I don’t understand all the positive reviews about this center. I’ve had a very negative experience. There is not teaching at all about meditation and Buddhism. One talk in seven days.
Yes “we do meditate” but like you can do it on your own at home. So follow a youtube video.
I only agree that is a beautiful and peaceful place. But it's too big to be handle for four monks that’s why they ask for volunteers so we do the work. They ask for donations for everything. The laundry is not free, as they say, you have to pay for it. We didn’t have toilet paper because not donations, so buy it!

over 1 year ago

Mexico

5

This was the best experience ever!! Was my first volunteering and I spent a really fantastic time. Punya is a beautiful human and when she talked with us , she inspired us and We learned a lot. For me It wasn’t a exchange of work, I feel was like a spiritual retirement and also, I met very nice people. The Dhutanga “team” , I mean , other Bhikunnis (women monk), Beam Beam and Rose, are amazing too, was like to have a new family . Working there , it’s almost same that doing at home! Cleaning, feeding dogs , washing ...You should do it and you never will forget it! Btw, I loved their dogs jaja

over 1 year ago

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2 published videos
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