The Tale of the Cosmic Hobo
Dhamma talk and meditation
@Baan Aree, Friday 1st March
DHAMMA TALK and meditation in English with Pandit Bhikkhu, British born Buddhist Monk in Bangkok.
Hosted at Baan Aree Foundation, 5 mins walk from BTS Ari Station.
- 6:00pm gather (coffee shop on site)
- 6:25 meditation
- 7:45 dhamma talk, Q&A
- 8:00 finish (promptly)
We’re glad to be back at Baan Aree, where our group began. It is a great venue.
The world seems keen on mindfulness right now – it’s everywhere! But there is a whole cosmology behind it that rarely gets talked about. This is the tale of the cosmic hobo, and it puts things into prespective.
Pandit Bhikkhu ordained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand in 1996, after a some years doing retreats and monastery stays in UK, NZ, and other countries. In 2001 he moved to Bangkok to do a degree in psychology, and started the Little Bangkok Sangha with a few friends in 2007, at Baan Aree.
Baan Aree is a delightful Dhamma oasis close to the Ari BTS Station. There is a library, Dhamma Hall, ponds, veggie food stalls, coffee shop and more. If you are in Bangkok you should definitely acquaint yourself with this niche.
The Library itself is open daily from 9 am – 7 pm and has a few books in English, including much of the Tripitaka (Scriptures). The new Dhamma Hall is airconditioned and set in the attractive grounds, with many very reasonably priced vegetarian food stalls open in the daytime.
Baan Aree has regular Dhamma meetings in Thai which are listed at their Thai website: http://baanaree.net/ .
Baan Aree 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.
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The little Bangkok Sangha: