I look forward to hearing about it.
When i went a couple of years ago I applied for a meditation visa through the embassy in Australia.
The process was long and quite arduous. If I have any advice for you - or anyone else applying for the meditation visa - ensure that you have all your documentation organized well ahead of time.
I was in Myanmar for six weeks, most of which I spent at Dhamma Mandala outside of Mandalay on a 30-day vipassana course. There should be a thread in the meditation forum where i detailed what I had to do to get a meditation visa. it might be worth reviewing if you haven't already done so - though some of the info may not be quite relevant to your situation. I also kept a close eye on Lonely Planet's forum "Thorn Tree". I made contact with some others who went to Burma to meditate but at the time I didn't make contact with other people seeking a meditation visa. however, you might be lucky and meet someone on Thorn Tree who can give you more up to date info on applying for a meditation visa in Bangkok or KL.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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