Buddhism was introduced into Thailand from Sri Lanka and 95% of the population currently identifies themselves as Buddhist. Meditation is a practice common to Buddhism in which an individual trains the mind with a variety of techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy and develop traits such as compassion, love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness. Monasteries in Thailand offer "farang" (foreign) monks a chance to practice these techniques through multi-week programs that have the participants living the life of a traditional Buddhist monk.


  • Assist at services of public worship and religious rites
  • Observe religious education, spiritual guidance and moral support to members of a religious community
  • Help administer programs providing food, clothing and shelter

Yoga Instructor/Assistant

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  • Help plan and carry out recreational, athletic, fitness and sports activities
  • Assemble supplies and sports and game equipment
  • Demonstrate and instruct athletic, fitness or sports activities and techniques
  • Instruct groups and individuals in arts, crafts and similar activities and lead groups and individuals in recreational or leisure programs
  • Learn how to attend to clients with special needs
  • Help provide lifestyle awareness information
  • Become familiar with how to conduct therapeutic recreational or athletic activities
  • Monitor recreational, sports or fitness activities to ensure safety and provide emergency or first aid assistance when required
  • Help enforce safety rules and regulations
  • Assist with co-ordination of special events
  • Schedule activities, keep logs, maintain records and prepare reports
  • May train and supervise staff
  • May maintain and repair sports equipment