Suggested Packing List
Essential Packing Items
One (1) recent passport size picture of yourself for office records.
Visa (only for certain countries, click here for more information).
Re-usable water bottle(s). We have a filter system at our dining hall where you can refill your bottles. You can also buy bottles of spring water at our Amrit shop.
Alarm clock or device, there are no early morning wake up calls.
Regular clothes (see our Dress Code)
Seva clothes: please bring enough sets of clothes suitable for seva depending on your abilities/desires, for example clothes for painting, cleaning (with bleach), gardening, etc.. Note that clothes get dirty quickly in this climate and during seva especially.
American electric plug adapter (if travelling from Europe). Please note that we have 110 Volt in Trinidad, and most heating devices (hair dryers, travel kettles) from Europe do not work on 110 Volt even with an adapter (you would need a transformer).
Your personal chargers
Slippers (be aware that we have steep roads at the ashram that can be slightly muddy and slippery when raining).
Optional Packing Items
Mosquito repellent: for example one containing 20-40% DEET especially if you desire to visit Tapovan, or one containing citriodiol (lemon eucalyptus) which is the best working natural one. In our Amrit store we sell citronella creams and Odomos cream (10% N,N – Diehtyl Benzamide).
Umbrella (a foldable one is convenient, especially in rainy season, which officially is from June to November, but we can have periods of rain outside of the rainy season as well)
Tapovan clothes if you desire visiting our land in Brasso in central Trinidad:
- sturdy long pants (for ex. jeans),
- a long-sleeve shirt or blouse,
- a hat or cap,
- strong waterproof hiking shoes (we do have some boots that you can borrow but are limited in number and sizes), and
all of which are allowed to become dirty.
Hat or cap
Sunscreen high SPF
Key cord for room key
Meditation cushion (very simple cushions provided in hall)
Laundry detergent (we do have powder detergent available to buy in our Amrit store)
Small bag to carry your personal items around
Not necessary or allowed to bring
Yoga mat: available at our Yoga Deck
Towels and bed linens: provided in rooms
Fresh foods (fruits, vegetables, meat, fish & dairy, and also honey are not allowed into the country)