Satsang Retreat 2019 Sri Lanka

Event Details

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Hi everyone,

Once again as we approach the end of the year, it’s time to book your seats for the SATSANG RETREAT in January 2019!

The retreat begins from 13th January and we have the usual options. Details are listed below.

For this trip will be travelling to three locations in beautiful Sri Lanka. We begin in a beautiful new place we have found in Hambantota - the Shangri-La. From there on we will travel to Kataragama and stay there for a few days and then we will end the retreat at Mt Lavinia Hotel in Colombo.

We will also have an exclusive option for all those who have completed the 21-day retreat. Master will be travelling on to Maldives and if you would like to join him for tapasya please email me, space is very limited so let me know as soon as possible.

Retreat begins on 13th January 2019

OPTION A: 21 days/20 nights (13th January - 02nd February)
OPTION B: 15 days/14 nights (13th January - 27th January)
OPTION C: 11 days/10 nights (13th January - 23rd January)
OPTION D: 05 days/04 nights (13th January - 17th January)


13th- 23rd JAN – Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa

23rd – 27th JAN – Grand Tamarind Lake, Kataragama

27th – 2nd FEB - Mt Lavinia Hotel

The retreat begins at the Shangrila Hambantota Resort.
There are two options to get there:

Option One
It will be a more comfortable option to take a flight to Hambantota. Those who wish to fly to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport Hambantota directly can book a flight on with Cinnamonair. The drive from the airport to Shangri-la is about 40 minutes.

Cinnamon Air

To make it even easier you can also contact Mr.Janaka at to assist you with the internal bookings and they will organize everything.

Option Two

Via Road from Bandaranaike International Airport to Shangri-La Golf Resort the journey is 5 Hours 30 Minutes.

AIRPORT / HAMBANTOTA (Shangri-La Golf Resort & Spa) – One Way

AC Car - US$ 270 (max 1-2 pax with 2 large suitcases)
AC Van - US$ 375 (max 3-5 pax with 5 large suitcases)
AC Large Van - US$ 480 (max 6-8 pax with 8 large suitcases)
AC 20 Seat Coach - US$ 790 (max 9-14 pax with 14 large suitcases)


If you are thinking of coming to KL to spend some time before or after the retreat, please bear in mind that KL is a 3 and a half hour flight from Colombo, Sri Lanka. So if you are coming from the west, there may be much travelling back and forth.

Budget Airlines you can take to Sri Lanka from KL are Malindo Air or Air Asia.

Sri Lankan Airlines and Malaysian Airlines are other options.


Visa application is a MUST otherwise you will not be allowed to enter Sri Lanka. Please read the details at this site:

This is FOR ALL OPTIONS - A, B, C and D

Arrival Date: 13th JAN 2019

Check in at 2. 00pm:
Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa
Sittrakala Watta, Chithragala, Ambalantota, Sri Lanka
Phone: +94 477 888 888

The retreat will begin at 4pm at the hall. Further details once will begin when you check in or in the whatsapp group.

Leaving on 17th January

Leaving on 23rd January

For those who are leaving , please book your airport transfer with me or you can choose to fly from Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) Hambantota to Bandraneyaka Airport in Colombo.

OPTION A & B - 23rd January

For those who are continuing on, transport will be provided to the next location at KATARAGAMA. The journey will take almost 1 hour.

From 23nd to 27th January 2019, we will be staying at:

Grand Tamarind Lake
Add: Kandasuridugama Raja Mawatha, Kataragama, Sri Lanka
Phone: +94 472 236 377

27th January
After breakfast, we will check out and drive to Colombo which is about 5 and a half hours away. The bus will leave after breakfast at 10.30am.

Address: Hotel Rd, Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
Phone: +94 11 2 711711

27th Jan 2019 – check out

For those who are leaving, if your flight times do not coincide witht he time the group bus is leaving and you would like to book your own airport transfer, please email me with your timing.

Alternatively you can choose to fly from Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) Hambantota to Bandraneyaka Airport in Colombo. You will still need an airport transfer, the local airport is an hour from the Grand Tamarind Hotel.

OPTION A - 21 days
2nd February 2019 – checkout

The 21-day programme will end at Mt Lavinia Hotel in Colombo on 2nd FEB 2019 in the morning after breakfast. Checkout is at 11pm.

The airport is about an 1 hour 30 min away.
For those who are leaving, please book your airport transfer with me personally. Email me in advance with your itinerary to ensure a smooth process.

TAPASYA with MASTER in Maldives

For those who would like to join Master in Maldives, please email me and I will let you know the availability. We will leave to Maldives on the 3rd. The trip is for 7 days from 3rd to 9th February.

Details of the trip

  1. If you are continuing on to Maldives, we will stay an extra night at Mt Lovinia and leave for Maldives on the 3rd in the morning.
  2. Upon arrival in Male Airport in Maldives, we will take a seaplane to the resort - Fushifaru Maldives.


Kindly ensure that you fill up & submit this Registration Form & Agreement in the link below in order to confirm your place for the Retreat.

Please note that the Form MUST BE submitted (online) before any payment is made even if you have already informed us earlier of your participation.
If any payment is made before the submission of Registration Form above, your payment will not be processed but will be returned to you less any bank charges incurred.


This programme is organised by Zazen Worldwide Sdn Bhd in collaboration with Bernard Tours Pvt Ltd.

The programme fee below is based on TWIN SHARING ONLY:

OPTION A: 21 days/20 nights
(13th January - 02ND February)
Total Fee: USD 11800.00

Full Board Package & tax 32% : USD 5800
Course Fee : USD 6000

OPTION B: 15 days/14 nights
(13th January - 27th January )
Total Fee: USD 8560.00

Full Board Package & tax 32% : USD 4060
Course Fee : USD 4500

OPTION C: 11 days/10 nights (13th January - 23rd January )
Total Fee: USD 6200.00

Full Board Package & tax 32% : USD 2900
Course fee : USD 3300

OPTION D: 05 days/04 nights (13TH January - 17Th January)
Total Fee: USD 2660.00

Full Board Package & tax 32% : USD 1160
Course fee : USD 1500

  1. We also have a new option of just the room (twin sharing) with breakfast and conference package which includes one tea break at USD 245 per person. This option is ONLY available in Shangri La – for the first 11 days. If you would like to take this option, please email me.
  2. All bank charges are to borne by the customer.
  3. Please note that we have given a breakdown of the fees as the lodging and meals (Full Board Package - inclusive of Tax) will be handled by our joint organizer Bernard Tours. You will be receiving 2 Invoices, one from Zazen Worldwide for the Course Fee and another from Bernard Tours for the Accomodation.
  4. Those who require single or triple occupancy please email me.
  5. For those who have confirmed your participation, please make a deposit. This is to ensure your place is booked and for us to place the deposit with the hotel.
  6. Kindly remit a minimum of 80% of the course fee latest by 30th October 2018. Full payment should be made by 23rd December 2018
  7. Payment can be deposited via telegraphic transfer to:


Zazen Worldwide Sdn Bhd
Account No : 712 754 002 683

Bank Information:
Maybank Berhad
B01 & B02, Sunway Damansara
2, Jalan PJU 5/14, Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Swift code: MBBEMYKL
Bank Tel No: +603 6140 6451

Office Address:
Zazen Worldwide Sdn Bhd
Address: No 28-2, Jalan PJU 5/15
Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel : +603-61577746, Fax : +603-61563781


Account Name: Bernard Tours (Pvt)Ltd
Account No: 5012 3000 1358

Bank Name: Sampath Bank PLC
Branch & Address: Fort Branch - No 98 Chatham Street,
Colombo 01, Sri Lanka
Type of Account: Saving Account ( USD )
Tel No: +94 112 327

Kindly send me the bank in slips via email or fax at 03-6156 3781 or Receipts will be issued upon clearance of payment.

Tel or Whatsapp: +6 016 6617746
Fax: +603-6156 3781

Once again we look forward to hosting and welcoming you.

Thank you.

Warm regards,


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