An evening with Zen monk João Rodrigues Sensei

We are delighted to announce that on 17 June 2024,  Zen monk João Rodrigues Sensei will be leading our Monday night meditation at Baan Aree, the beautiful location so generously made available to us by the Baan Aree foundation.

João Rodrigues Sensei will give a Dhamma talk and lead us in a meditation.

Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experienced meditators. We meet to support and encourage each other in our practice.

Baan Aree is a Thai Buddhist Center, please wear something that is comfortable to sit in, and avoid tight-fitting clothes, shorts, sleeveless tops, and short skirts. There may not be sufficient drinking water on site, therefore you may bring your own water in a closed container. No other food/drinks are allowed in the main room.

As is usual with Buddhist teachings, there is no charge for this event. However, the Little Bangkok Sangha follows the Buddhist custom of Dana (generosity). The teachings and the venue are offered as an act of generosity, and those receiving them can, if they wish, reciprocate by making donations. These go towards the teacher’s and venue’s costs. Boxes for Dana will be provided.


  • 6:00 pm Baan Aree opens
  • 6:30 pm Dhamma talk and meditation
  • 7:30 pm Q&A
  • 7:45 pm Session ends
  • 8:00 pm Baan Aree closes

João Rodrigues Sensei

Born in Portugal, João Rodrigues Sensei is a Zen monk in the lineage of Maezumi Roshi, one of the pioneers in the transmission of Zen Buddhism to the West. João Sensei received dharma transmission in 2019 from Catherine Genno Pagès Roshi and currently teaches at Dana Sangha in Montreuil, France. Since 2022, he has been visiting and teaching regularly in Thailand.

Please note this session will not be recorded.

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