Bhante, thank you for the link to the centre. I'll be sure to pay it a visit.
Ben, thanks for the link to the lonelyplanet site -- it has all the information I need on hotels, flights and sightseeing!
Mawkish, thank you in advance for your wife's advice on hotels. I asked my mother (she's paying for the whole trip
) about the budget and she said "40-50 euros per night".