thank you for relocating this post to a new thread.
I would like to add some details about my current information and perplexities:
On one hand I have read that entering the country with tourist visa is not recommended, because the tourist visa cannot be extended beyond three months
, and I have read on a government website that even extending to three months (from one month) is only sincere if one really has a tourist purpose
in the country. On the other hand, I have been informed that entering with tourist visa for three months, and then obtaining residency by ordaining
(within three months, I suppose) is normal. To make it even more complicated, I have read that to enter with a tourist visa one has to present a return air-ticket
; I would prefer not to waste a return air-ticket, since as a Hungarian my budget is quite tight.
So currently my main interest is whether there is any Buddhism- or meditation-related visa
in Sri Lanka which would be more appropriate for my purpose of entering. And of course, if there is such a visa, what is the way of obtaining it: Do I have to sort it out beforehand with a specific meditation center
"Just as in the great ocean there is but one taste — the taste of salt — so in this Doctrine and Discipline there is but one taste — the taste of freedom"