Visa: Entry into Myanmar requires a visa. For short stay of up to 28 days, you can apply for a tourist visa or an entry visa. If you plan to stay at Pa-Auk Forest Monastery for more than one month, you will need to apply for a Myanmar three-month meditation visa, as a 28-day tourist visa and a 28-day entry visa can no longer be extended. Please check with the Myanmar Embassy in your home country to see if they will issue a three-month meditation visa to you. If this is not possible, you may wish to check with another Myanmar Embassy – for example, the Embassy in Singapore – to see what type of visa they will issue to you. To apply for a meditation visa, you will need a Pa-Auk Sponsorship Letter, which can be obtained through a Pa-Auk Contact Person or by writing to the Monastery (Please refer to Residence Application).
For the latest news on visa applications and extensions, please contact Daw Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Contact information for the Myanmar Embassy in Singapore is listed below:
Embassy of the Union of Myanmar
15 St Martin’s Drive, Singapore 257996
Tel: (65) 67350209 • Fax: (65) 67356236
Open: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, Monday – Friday
Those wishing to stay longer than 3 months must apply for a "Foreigner Registration Certificate" (FRC). Extension of stay beyond the initial visa period may be applied for with an existing meditation visa; extension of up to 12 months may be granted (although the extension actually granted may be shorter than that). It is to be noted that the regulations pertaining to visa do change from time to time, and the fee and the period granted for visa extension may vary consequently. If your stay in Myanmar exceeds I month, a “Departure Form” has to be completed and submitted on leaving the country.http://www.paaukforestmonastery.org/other_info.htm
In order to ensure my mind never comes under the power of the self-cherishing attitude,
I must obtain control over my own mind.
Therefore, amongst all empowerments, the empowerment that gives me control over my mind is the best,
and I have received the most profound empowerment with this teaching.
brtsal ba'i bkhra drin