WHAT TO BRING

The list below includes items that are recommended for ceremonies and jungle-living.

  • Headlamp with red-light function (This is very important for ceremony)
  • Water Bottle/Canteen
  • Natural body products (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, tampons)
  • Natural Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Breathable long sleeve/pants for jungle walks
  • Casual/active warm weather attire
  • Swimwear
  • Outdoor shoes
  • Sandals/Flip-flops
  • Sun hat
  • Notebook for journaling
  • Batteries
  • Lighter
  • Watch
  • Ziploc bags of various sizes to protect your belongings from humidity.
  • Ziploc bags with rice to protect electronics from humidity
  • For women: Sanitary napkins or tampons
  • For women and our longer haired male guests: Hair ties or rubber bands (Long hair can distract in ceremony and you may wish to have it tied up.
  • Comfortable clothes for during ceremony (there is no dress code for ceremony – the most important factor is that you are comfortable!)
  • Art supplies
  • Books (preferably spiritual books or books that have a positive tone and message)
  • Power Object (You may wish to bring an object such as crystal, stone, or feather that you can carry with you into ceremony as something you connect with and you feel provides you wth strength, positivity and healing)
  • Extra cash for tipping local staff

November-April is rainy season at the Lakshmi so the temperatures typically are more mild, but mosquitoes tend to be more abundant during that time.  May-October is dry season at the center so it tends to be hotter, but there are less mosquitoes.  Regardless of when you come, there is the potential for temperatures to rise during the day and then drop quite drastically at night. The jungle climate is unpredictable and we recommend coming prepared for all conditions.  There is no best time of year to come as there is a good mix of sun and clouds throughout the year, this just depends on your personal preference regarding the above information. Lakshmi is located right on the river. As such, you do not require boots for a hike in. If you ever want boots for jungle walks and exploring, we will provide them for you.