Buddhist Psycho’s meet for special event
with visiting psycho Jake Davis
Free Will Free Won’t and Who’s in Control
Saturday June 25th, Ekkamai 2-4pm
Psychologists, Buddhists and meditators (and anyone else interested) are invited to meetup Saturday June 25th from 2-4 pm. This time we are led by a visiting honorary Buddhist Psycho, meditation teacher, Buddhist scholar and cognitive sciences academic Jake Davis. He is currently assisting our regular mindfulness teacher Steven Smith on a meditation retreat in Southern Thailand. He will be in Bangkok en route home, just for a few hours, but kindly accepted to come share his knowledge with us.
‘Buddhist Psychos’ was an informal discussion meetup started by the late Dr Holly Dugan, a clinical psychologist. This is a totally informal group, and you don’t have to be experts!
- Event is free of charge and there is no need to book.
- Hosted at the ‘APARTMENTS’ Meditation Studio near Ekkamai BTS (directions below)
About the Topic
Western and Eastern concepts do not always translate well. In Buddhism there is the idea of ‘will’ or ‘intention’, which is called ‘cetana’. There are particular connotations to the Buddhist concept of intention though, which make the topic broader than it’s usual Western interpretation.
Jake Davis began practicing meditation at age 14, with Steven Smith and Michele McDonald, and went on to spend nearly a decade practicing, studying, working as an interpreter, and training as a monk under the eminent meditation masters Sayadaw U Pandita and Sayadaw U Lakkhana of Burma. He brings together a deep experiential understanding of Buddhist practice with an intellectual training including study of the Pāli texts, a PhD in Philosophy and Cognitive Science, and ongoing research on meditation at Brown University and Department of Philosophy, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, NY, USA
‘APARTMENTS’ Meditation Centre
The center is a 4 minute walk from Ekkamai BTS Station.
Enter Ekkamai (Sukhumvit Soi 63). Turn left into the second soi (lane). Bourbon street restaurant is on the corner. We’re the third building on the right, in the ‘APARTMENTS‘ building. Go up to the top floor. See the excellent map – it is very precise!