Ajahn Jayasaro Talk – Pak Chong Sun 20th March


We will be taking some minivans up to Pak Chong to see Ajahn Jayasaro on Sunday 20th March for a dhamma talk in English:

The site in Pak Chong is very pleasant and cooler than Bangkok. There is plenty of room.

Ajahn Jayasaro does a pulic talk there every 1st and 3rd Sunday morning of the month in Thai. We will be there in the afternoon.

Meet at Baan Aree before 8:30am

Leave Baan Aree 9:30 am

Lunch in Pak Chong (each person pays individually for lunch)

Dhamma Talk Q&A 1-2:30

Leave for Bangkok 3 pm

Mini-van space is 300 baht per person. Please pay in advance to reserve your spot, at any of our public gatherings.

Costing : the vans are about 2500 each. We’ll give free spaces to any monks who would like to join. If we fill all the seats there will be excess funds, but if we get 2 vans for 16 people it’s only 7 or 8 paying people per van …. so please understand, it is hard to judge numbers. Any excess from this trip will go into group funds, and any shortfall will be made up from group funds also (last time we were slightly short)

Anyone who would like to drive themselves is welcome to join. No need to book in advance, though if you let us know via the comments box below it is useful. You can go by yourself, or follow the van(s). Actually it is helpful if you have space in your car to meet the main group at Baan Aree and maybe take some passenger overflow. It is about 1hr 15 mins drive.

Ajahn Jayasaro

.. should not need any introduction. He was born on the Isle of Wight in 1958. He joined Ajahn Sumedho’s community for the Rains Retreat as an anagarika in 1978. In November of that year he left for Wat Pa Pong in Northeast Thailand where he ordained as a novice in the following year, and as a bhikkhu in 1980 with Venerable Ajahn Cha as his preceptor. From 1997 until 2002 Ajahn Jayasaro was the Abbot of Wat Pa Nanachat.

He is hugely popular and sought after speaker, whose dhamma is always refreshing and to the point. It is well worth the trip out to this great location on the cool Kao Yai mountainside, to join this event.

We had a Dhamma talk with Ajahn Jayasaro kindly hosted by Baan Aree last November 2009 : click here for the photos and at the Tavana 2010 Photos here

Please note you are asked not to go to the place at Pak Chong at other times. It is a private family compound, not a public temple, and no one will be permitted past the compound guard box onto the private property except on specified open days.

Meeting point location:


Baan Aree Library is a thriving dhamma site with library, meeting hall, and lots of excellent events organised in Thai. The Library itself is open daily from 9 am – 7 pm and has a few books in English, including much of the Tripitaka (Scriptures).

Baan Aree has regular Dhamma meetings in Thai which are listed at their Thai website: http://baanaree.net/ .

The Library is directly on the Skytrain line. Go to Ari BTS station and walk back towards the victory monument about 20 meters and you should see the passage way to Baan Aree Library on the right hand side.

Baan Aree car park is accessible from the rear (Soi Ari 1) where you see the sign for ‘ BANANA FAMILY PARK ‘. Bus routes 8, 28, 29, 38, 54, 63, 74, 77, 108, 157, 177, 502, 503, 509, and 510 all pass by. Get out at Ari BTS Station.

click map to enlarge:

map to Baan Aree

click map below for a wide area view of Baan Aree location:

Wide area Skytrain map

21 replies on “Ajahn Jayasaro Talk – Pak Chong Sun 20th March”

  1. Can I ask for a map of the venue? I and my wife intend to go on our own but leaving Bangkok a day earlier.

    1. Sure. I will dig it out and send to you. BTW can you put the Sayadaw U Jotika file on a disc for me? I will try my hand at video editing once Phil puts me on to the right software.

  2. HOPE I can come. My son leaves by air that day – I ove to go up there. Tell you as soon as I can. Denise

  3. Please could you reserve me a seat on a van. I’ll pay you tomorrow (25th) at lunch. Thanks

  4. Could you please kindly send me a map of the location too? Is this at the hermitage of Arjahn?

    1. I will send the map next week when I get back to my computer in Bangkok. The map is to the private compound of the land owners. It is not open to the public except on designated days when Ajahn Jayasaro gives a public talk. You will be joining us on the 20th ? Pandit Bhikkhu

    1. Nice to meet you today Reena. Hope your lunch was good. Can you give me your phone number just in case we need to get in touch on Sunday. Pandit Bhikkhu.

    1. Is it possible to pay on the day, as I don’t think I’ll go to any other events beforehand this week?

  5. Venerable Pandit, I can not find the detail map of Baan Aree.
    Where to meet at Baan Aree? Is it near some BTS station.? I am not familiar with this area.
    Thank you

      1. Dear Phra Pandit,

        We are going to drive to Pak Chong a day earlier so I would like to ask you to kindly send me the map of the venue somebody had asked for already. Last time we were there with the minivan and I do not remember how to get there. Thank you very much indeed.


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