Due to the nature of the training, all applicants must be: male, heterosexual, in good mental and physical health – free from infectious diseases or any physical or mental disability, in good financial standing (able to cover all travel, registration, and other associated costs of the program and free from debts or unresolved financial obligations to another person), free from commitments that might cause interruptions during the program, willing to follow all program guidelines and forms of respect and discipline of being a Buddhist monk, and willing to adapt themselves to a community environment. 

In order to ensure your safety, the safety of the other participants and our staff, you will be required to undergo a blood test for HIV, a chest x-ray for TB, a urine analysis for presence of illicit substances and get a clean bill of health via a general health check-up. This must be done in your own country before coming to Thailand (unless you have already been in Thailand for a while). Also, you will be required to obtain a criminal record report from your home country. Please contact your local police station for details about this process. 

In addition to this, the individual must have a visa that is valid throughout the program. Before applying, please make sure that you have fully researched the visa situation and are confident that you are willing and able to meet the cost requirements and go through the process of obtaining the appropriate visa. We have sent out an email to give you a starting point for your research. If you did not receive this email, please reach out to us at english@ordinationthai.org and we will send you that information. If you apply before informing yourself about this process, it will hurt your chances of being selected for the program. So please do your research first to show your commitment to coming to ordain. Due to high demand, we simply do not have the time to explain this detailed process to each applicant who has not done appropriate research first.  Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.