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12th Sakyadhita Conference Bangkok, Thailand
June 12-18, 2011
Accommodations and Registration Information
Deadline to Register is May 1, 2011
Space is limited. Please register early.
Download the Conference Brochure
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.
Bangkok Resort Hotel staff greeting
Bangkok Resort & Spa Hotel
Staff greeting guests at one of the three conference hotels.
Simple Accommodations
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Mahachulalongkorn University will provide simple accommodations on the floor of this hall, about 25 minutes from the conference site. Bathrooms are downstairs from the hall.



Registration with Simple Accommodations Included

US$250 for nuns/monastics

Shared large rooms at a location 15-25 minutes drive, such as the one pictured on the left.

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Bangkok Resort & Spa Hotel, one of the three conference hotels.


Registration only, US$250.
This registration option does NOT include lodging. You must pay for lodging directly to your hotel. See hotel options below.

Hotel Accommodations
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.

Bangkok Resort Hotel amenities

Both the K-Resort and Bangkok Resort hotels offer comparable amenities as pictured above.

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). The owner has informed us that the website for this hotel is not currently available.


The third conference hotel is the Siam Society Hotel and Resort. To lodge at this hotel, you must make your own reservations 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--Deadline to Register is May 1

Two Ways to register:

1. Register and pay online

  • Fill out and submit the online registration form.

  • To access the online registration Form, click on this link 12th Sakyadhita Bangkok 2011 Registration Form 

  • 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.

Cancellation & Refund Policy 

In case of cancellation, the registration fee is refundable up to May 15, minus a US$50 processing charge. For refunds, send an email to:

Conference Location
Sathira-Dhammasathan Confenence Center
Sathira-Dhammasathan, conference site, 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.

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
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.

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! You can make a donation on the registration form to help a nun or laywoman attend.
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