Dialogue with Ajahn Pannyavaro


Thursday 18th April 2013, we will host Ajahn Pannyavaro, Abbot of Bodhi Tree Monastery, Eastern Australia at the beautiful Ariyasom Villa on Sukhumvit Soi One.

As a change from our usual formats, this time the evening will be in the form of a dialogue – hard hitting questions will be put to our guest on topics about meditaion, the importance of using a particular method of meditation, on what it is like being Abbot and other topics. Audience questions will also be welcome.

  • 6:30 pm     – Meet, coffee and refreshements
  • 7-8:30 pm  – Meditation, Dialogue, Q&A

Ajahn Pannayvaro is abbot of Bodhi Tree Monastery in Eastern Australia, and also web master and creator of the world’s most comprehensive Buddhist Studies website www.buddhanet.net , which he continues to work on in collaboration with other world wide Buddhist institutions. He also teaches Vipassana (insight meditation) courses regularly world wide, and is in Thailand at the invitation of Mahaculalongkorn University (Monk’s university) to teach a retreat in English. Having just entered his 70’s and having been a monk for going on 30 years has dnot diminished his vigour. He practised intensive Mahasi style meditation with several Burmese masters, most especially Sayadaw U Janaka, who is one of the most highly respected Burmese masters with many centers around the world under his tutelage.

This event is kindly hosted at Ariyasom Villa Boutique Hotel, Bangkok. Event is free of charge, but donations are welcome and will be forwarded to Bodhi Tree Monastery.


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

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