November 9 - 24, 2019   |   Awakening the Buddha Within

The Sacred Experience of Thailand

  • Have you ever looked into the eyes of an elephant, and felt their breath as they explored your energy? Or, bathed one of these magnificent beings in the river?
  • Have you ever released a burning lantern to the sky, along with thousands of others, and suddenly felt the release of your own healing energy?
  • Have you ever assisted refugee children, who in turn, touch deep within your soul?  



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Join Marilyn, Joeaux, and Adironnda ... to Awaken the Buddha Within You, in Thailand.


DAY 1:    NOV 9









With the skilled artists at the Umbrella Factory you will be able to receive a personal painting on your own clothing for a long-standing memory of Sacred Thailand."

One day I want to see the elephants in Thailand finally have a real home. I want to see them living in freedom – elegantly — in their own kingdom."



Lek Chailert,  Guardian Angel of Thailand's Elephants

Founder of the Elephant Nature Park

One of the most stunning ceremonies in Thailand is called Loy Krathong, a Festival of Light, held on the full moon of November. You'll clear out the old and beginning anew by 

The Thai people are famous for their ever present smiles. 90% are Buddhist, a life style practice that can be seen each moment of everyday life in Thailand. 

S. - Arizona

Thailand is also home to the Asian elephant, Earth keepers who carry the heartbeat and the ancient wisdom of the planet. 

And, as with all our adventures, there will be so many experiences and surprises like:

  • relaxing in the seaside village we call “home” Ban Krut
  • “paying it forward” with humanitarian work at our rural Burmese refugee village schools 
  • Being of Service at our favorite Temple
Arrive in Divine Thailand
Be sure your flight itinerary has you flying directly into Chiang Rai, the north of Thailand. You will be met and greeted and transferred to the Hotel. Here you will meet your "soul family" and be welcomed into the opening circle. You will set your intention for the adventure and hear the messages from the Buddha as channeled through Marilyn & Adironnda.
Phowadol Resort and Spa and Explore Blue Temple or Wat Rong Seua Ten
Welcome to Chiang Rai,  and transfer to PHOWADOL RESORT AND SPA, a unique destination for those in search of unspoiled peace and relaxation with its roots stemming from the sacred Bodhi tree that spreads widely to offer rest, peace of mind and an ideal holiday hideaway with a perfect blend of relaxation and indulgence.

In the afternoon, you'll visit Blue Temple or Wat Rong Seua Ten a few kilometers outside Chioang Rai. It's filled with  beautiful paintings and a large Buddha.
Visit a Tea Plantation, Akha Hill Village and Participate in the Festival of Light
We'll start the day with breakfast at the hotel and then venture out to visit a Tea Plantation.  For half a century, Choui Fong Tea has been well known for the highest quality traditional teas cultivated in its own gardens in Chiang Rai -- the agricultural center in the kingdom of Thailand. 

Then we'll visit Akha Hill tribe village and see several tribes people in their ancient and amazing huts, with their skillful crafts and be able to make purchases while there.

That night, you'll participate in the breathtaking Loi Kathrong Festival, The Festival of Light, where you will release a lit lantern into the sky. 
Your Itinerary

We are here to honor the simplicity in the land of the Buddha, to breathe into the teaching of stillness and experience the innate abilities of your own magnificence in the simplicity and shadow with the wisdom of the ancients. 

Discover the Peace of Thailand!

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•Experienced & Knowledgable Guides of Thailand who actually live full time in the country. 
•Indigenous Monks and Nuns (Healers) from several communities
•English speaking Thai translators, full of love and light!
•Indigenous cultures
•Adironnda & Company, a spokesbeing for a council of Angels, Guides, Archangels, Master Teachers
•Joeaux and Marilyn are both seasoned Thai travelers - and Spiritual Guides - from the United States


Why Take This Adventure with Marilyn, Joeaux, and Adironnda?

Explore those Spiritual Aspects of yourself left behind at one of the most sacred places on Earth, 24/7 with Adironnda!

Join Marilyn, Joeaux, and our special Ambassadors, experienced Thailand Advisers and Spiritual Leaders, Juelle and Donovan, as we guide you through this Thai adventure. You'll experience the channeling of Adironnda & The Council of Light as they assist in connecting you to the inner stillness of the Buddha, to deepen those core Aspects of yourself, with the sacredness of Thailand.


When you understand your core, everything else becomes easier.

Adironnda  Channeled by Marilyn Harper

With over 40,000 golden gleaming temples and each is more than a place of worship. It's where the villagers gather for special events, where community welfare programs spring forth, and even where children come to learn.

DAY 4:    NOV 12

Explore White Temple or Wat Riong Khun and the Night Bazaar
This morning we'll have breakfast at the hotel before checking out, then visit White Temple or Wat Riong Khun.

After the tour, we'll enjoy lunch at Suan Charin Resort, then drive to Chiang Mai and check-in at the Empress Hotel Chiang Mai.

After dinner and a performance at Kantoke, we'll visit the Night Bazaar, a few blocks from the hotel. The bazaar is filled with handcrafts, wonderful works of art and all nature of cool things to buy.

DAY 3:    NOV 11

DAY 5:    NOV 13

Experience a "Monk Chat," a 600 Year Old Temple and a Jade Factory
This morning, we'll visit Wat Suan Dok where we'll have a chance to meet a wonderful monk, ask questions and learn a bit about the Thai Buddhist life. This monk speaks very good English and is quite humorous. He also talks about his work with the Burmese refugees. After, we can walk around the temple grounds.

After lunch at the Holiday Garden Resort, we'll visit the 600 year old sacred temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the landmark of Chiang Mai. After a drive up the mountain's winding road, the final climb to the site is via a magnificent dragon-headed serpent 309 step staircase (and there's an elevator). 

Afterward, we'll stop at the Orchid Jade Factory since it is close to the temple. Here you'll see some of the most beautifully carved Burmese jade. Each piece is a work of art honoring this gentle land. 

DAY 6:    NOV 14

Visit a Buddhist Monk and an Umbrella Factory Artist  
Early morning departure from the hotel for a special ceremony with a Buddhist monk.

After breakfast, we will visit an all-time favorite, the Umbrella Factory. Here you will see the making of umbrellas and have a chance for all the local artists to paint a special painting for you on your clothing, t-shirts, bags etc.  You will also be able to shop at the astounding art gallery of Chiang Mai near the Umbrella Factory.
Today we'll have lunch at Bua Restaurante and then you'll be free to relax or explore.

DAY 7 & 8 - NOV 15 &16

Depart for 2 Nights at Elephant Nature Park
We'll visit and volunteer at Elephant Nature Park for 3 days, with our friend and founder Lek Chailert. Though the Asian elephant is revered in Thailand, they also are often abused. Lek has dedicated her life to not only protecting the elephants but also to educating the local people that training can be done through humane and kind practices. You'll have a chance to feed the elephants, get in the river and bathe them, learn about the Asian elephant and why these gentle giants require protection.
Transform at the Butterfly Stop Over 
After a few more hours with the elephants, we will depart from Mae Taman Temple for Chiang Mai, stopping for lunch on the way at the Butterfly and Orchid Farm to enjoy exotic butteflies and plant life. Your evening will be free to relax, explore or allow for some more shopping at the Night Bazaar.

DAY 9:    NOV 17

Escape to a Peaceful Beach in South Thailand 
Today we'll head to Chiang Mai International Airport to grab a flight to Bangkok where we will transfer to a luxury coach for a drive South to Prachuap Khiri Khan, the small village on the Bay of Siam.  After check-in at Ban Krut Arcadia Resort and Spa we'll enjoy the serenity and peace of the Sea. 

DAY 11:    NOV 19

"Pay It Forward" with Refugee Students  
Today, give back at Ban Nong Makha Primary School. Many of the children are Burmese refugees. This school has a budget of under $1,000 a year to care for all of their children and they seldom see English speaking tourists. The Thai teachers must teach all subjects including English, which is usually lacking. This little, precious school will be our site for service. Your heart will open with these children in appreciation for their eagerness to learn. We'll bring school supplies, bags of rice, and interact with the children through games, songs and whatever else we can dream up. 

Tonight we'll stay at Baan Grood Arcadia Resort & Spa.

DAY 12:    NOV 20

Connect with a Very Special Monk and Temple 
Visit with Phra A-jahn Den at Wat Tum Kao Mai Ruak for ceremony and service.  Phra A-jahn is a prominent monk in this area who will give us a small chanting ceremony blessing.  Following that, we can visit the monastery, the bat cave and enjoy the temple grounds.  Wat Khao Mai Ruak was originally a meditation center before established as a temple.  The temple is next to the seaside and small mountains. You'll have the afternoon free to enjoy the sea and take in a Thai Massage.

Special evening performance of classical Thai Dancing tonight.

DAY 13:    NOV 21

Enter the Magnificent Temple On the Mountain 
Today you will go to Wat Tang Sai, the beautiful temple on the Thongchai Mountain. You can see a towering golden Buddha from the beach overlooking the sea. This temple is aesthetically one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand. You can have a walk around the temple and a visit to the giant free time to enjoy the beach and a local massage. 

DAY 14:    NOV 22

Take In a Very Local Thai Beach and Community 
Enjoy a totally free day in Baan Krud for beach, exploration, gatherings, massage, meditation, whatever you wish! 

sending love and blessings to all of life. 

We'll travel to Chiang Mai, the cultural center of Thailand. You'll receive a Krathong, a floating offering of flowers and candles, and with the locals, you'll “let go” as thousands of Krathongs float away down the Mae Ping River. Spectacular beyond words.

The Asian elephant is majestic, social, incredibly intelligent and loyal. Up close to these gentle giants is a gift of a lifetime. You will spend three days at our favorite elephant sanctuary, a conservation project that we have supported and worked with for over 15 years. And, there is nothing like a baby elephant! In feeding, bathing and touching the elephants you will receive a connection to your own inner messages from these wondrous beings. 

  • contributing to the delicate economy of the outstanding Hill Tribe hand craft market
  • appreciating student performance, especially for you, of traditional Thai dancing
  • assist in rescuing the Thai forest by tying a piece of a saffron robe around the trunk of the tree
  • channeling daily and integrating our experiences through the assistance of Adironnda & Company


What sets apart traveling with Marilyn, Joeaux & Adironnda is their accessbility and the community they create.  You will have your own unfolding experience, but you do so in the light of their warm, joyful and loving presence and companionship, the ever revealing wisdom of Adironnda & the Council which flows just as beautifully and lovingly."

RR ,  Illinois,  USA

Your adventure begins as soon as you register, but we will see you in Chiang Rai! Be sure to grab a direct flight into the area. This trip is limited to a small group to ensure a more intimate experience.
  •  paying homage to our temple on the beach with a special monk who makes “Awakening the Buddha” an experience of embodying your full truth
  • playing 24/7 with Marilyn (the vessel), and Joeaux (the joy)
  • evolving within time and space for personal immersion
  • and so much more!


DAY 15:   NOV 23

Exchange "So Longs..." 
As difficult as it is, always, to say good-bye, our adventure in Thailand ends here. Though the memories go on forever. We will eat an early dinner, together before saying our final good-byes and transfering to the airport for the international flight home. Feel free to stay a day or 2 to enjoy more of Bangkok. 



  • Chiang Rai

  • Chiang Mai
    • Empress Chiang Mai Hotel
    • Wat Suan Dok Temple
    • Summit of Doi Suthep
    • Loi Kathrong Festival
    • Night Bazaar
  • Elephant Nature Park
    • Butterfly and Orchid Farm
  • Ban Krut
    • Arcadia Resort and Spa
    • Ban-Nong-Maka Primary School
    • Wat Tum Kao Mai Ruak Temple
    • Wat Thong Sai Temple
  • Bangkok
    • Anantara Riverside Resort



MARILYN HARPER - A renowned international public speaker, facilitator, and Spiritual teacher. She delivers warm, authentic and off-beat stories of personal transformation in a way that is hilarious, heartfelt and inspriing. Marilyn and Adironnda provide an insightful blend of love and laughter, with a unique blended gift to tap directly into the participants's emotional core and then guide them gently through the experienc of relsease. She is a Reiki Master, Karuna Master, Quantum Touch Practioner and spiritual retreat facilitator. Marilyn's goal is to provide phoneomenal experiences around the world and practical methods to help people laugh, love, eperience deep joy, as well as live their best life ever. 
JOEAUX ROBEY, M.B.A. - Avid hiker! Heart-centered entrepreneur and a passionate Internet marketer currently focused on assisting Awakenend businesses. She has an innate ability to deep dive into a business and to put the processes and brand commmunications in place for rapid growth. She is well versed in content creation, webinar and event production, and online communities. Her unique background makes her a creative and powerful opportunity manifestor. She and Marilyn are business partners and also the CoCreator of Adironnda & Company, and the Visionaries in Light Convergence. Joeaux is also a Reiki Master and Psych-K® Facillitator. 
JUELLE WILKiNS - Our Thailand Ambassador Juelle dreamed that one day they would be able to use their extensive experience as “travel guides” and their love of cultures to bring people from around the world together in peace and understanding. Juelle started her career in Special Education, as a teacher and later a principle for a cutting edge school designed to assist developmentally disabled youth of all abilities. She single handedly started the Special Olympics program in Southern Michigan and saw it become a successful program. She is a seasoned world traveler and she and her husband, Donnovan, live in Thailand
DONOVAN WILKINS - Our Thailand Ambassador 
Donovan and Juelle have been married for over 30 years and during that time they have traveled the world to places few have seen and experienced cultures as few had the opportunity. Donovan is instrumental in the planning and execution of these intensive journeys. As the Director of Operations for their personal business he is absolutely invaluable in ensuring the safety and security of the participants, communicating constantly with tour operators and continually problem solving to make the program a safe, exciting and seamless adventure.


I love watching someone wake up to their purpose and their place."

Juelle Wilkins
Our Thailand Ambassador,


When my husband took me on a trip with Marilyn and Adironnda, I was suicidal. I beleive it was my husband's last attempt at keeping me here. Through the work of Adironnda and Marilyn, I experienced such major shifts during the retreat, now here I am, twelve years later, still choosing to live, having my depression healed and removed."

~ D, New Hampshire,
Adironnda Retreat Participant


I LOVED it, I learned just how Unique I am and that is a good thing!” 

~ P, Florida
 Adironnda Retreat Participant


Adironnda treats me like a spiritual adult.  They don't play and laugh with me so much, as they honor my own deep desire for knowledge and wisdom...and they lead me there, whether I like it or not, at the time.  I feel there is a no nonsense approach with me...they have high expectations of me … Sometimes I get frustrated ...but that leads me inside to my own truth...which is exactly where they want me to go.  They are insisting that I think more of myself and honor my own inner Wisdom, and quit pussy footing around with worrying that my path seems so different from everyone else’s."

~ M, Texas
Adironnda Retreat Participant


After meeting you, I was absolutely energized and uplifted. You (Marilyn) and Adironnda, and of course - Jesus... were amazing and wonderful.” 

~ K, Colorado
Adironnda Retreat Participant


“I like to see the look in peoples’ eyes as they are the explorers of today’s world, gaining an expanded world view and seeing how wonderful the people of other countries can be.”

Donnovan Wilkins
Our Thailand Ambassador


“It's so fascinating when we begin to discover our true essence by simply stepping into a spiritual journey. Somehow, our Soul Family is everyone on that adventure with us - amazing!”

Joeaux Robey
Travel Leader with Adironnda & Company

DAY 2:    NOV 10

DAY 10:    NOV 18

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Integrate Your Experience On the Road Back to Bangkok
Integrate the experiences of the past couple of weeks while you gaze out the window of our luxury coach - and drive back to Bangkok. In the afternoon, we'll visit Wat Songtham and the Kanlayanee Songdhammakalyani Monastery. You'll spend the night at Anantara Riverside Resort & Spa Resort where we will bring our journey to the closing circle.

DAY 16:   NOV 24