Our good friend, meditation teacher and popular dhamma speaker Jeff Oliver will be in Bangkok for a few days at the end of this month.
This time round he will give a talk on the topic
Attitude is Everything
At Ariyasom Villa
Thursday 26th August
Jeff has given a number of talks for us over the last year or so, and his easy layman’s language has proved very accessible to all. Previously he practised both as a monk for 6 years, and as a layman under the tutelige of revered Burmese master U Janaka in the Mahasi Sayadaw lineage. More recently he has been practising with the Burmese master Sayadaw U Tejaniya. Currently he is teaching meditation at various locations around the globe – wherever people invite him, with a special focus on Turkey.
Much of dhamma is a small shift in attitude or focus of attention. Life goes on otherwise as normal – just like a small pinch of salt transforms the taste of some particular food. In particular, changing ones attitude to Suffering has big effects. Changing ones attitude to Vedana (liking and disliking – which rules the untrained heart) makes a huge difference. What shifts in attitude are required, or are useful? …..
6:00- 6:45pm – OPTIONAL :Yoga with Japanese teacher Natsuko (free if you want to just try it out)
6:15-6:50pm – Meet for coffee/snack at Ariyasom Villa Library
7:00 – 8:00 – Dhamma Talk with Jeff Oliver
8:00 – 8:15 – Q&A
8:15 pm – Finish (Jeff will still be around for those who want to stay longer)
Could not be easier – go down Sukhumvit Soi One, right to the end, and Ariyasom is on the left.
Click the map for an even larger view (note that this map is proportional to actual distance, and has North at the top. It is less than a 10 minute walk from Ploen Chit BTS Station on Sukhumvit One