We were the first group to use Baan Aree meditation hall. I was sweeping up all the workmen’s mess and tools trying to get the room clean. This was 2007, and Dr Holly and Audwin had encouraged me to get out of the temple and bring people together in public. I had no idea what I was doing. Public speaking or performance is not easy, even after years of doing it. The day of the first talk I was shaking all morning. And all night afterwards, wondering why why why … But I already knew why. Since that day a lot of people have come together and become fast friends in dhamma.

We were the first group to use the new meditation hall at Baan Aree
Baan Aree meditation hall
Sarah describing the rain
describing-the-rain
Dozing before the talk
falling-asleep
Meditation session in Bangkok
meditation
first yogis join for meditation and dhamma
first ever crowd
Dr Holly, who encouraged Pandit Bhikkhu to get out of his temple
Dr Holly
Toffee, where is he now?
Toffee
Baan Aree in 2007
Baan Aree in 2007
Pandit trying to come out of his shell
Pandit trying to come out of his shell
first event
First event
Pouring with rain, but many came
some-braved-the-rain
Week 4 of the English dhamma talk program
week-4
regular faces
well-known-regulars

In 2008 we switched to Wat Yannawa for a venue. Aside from the first night of terrible overcrowding, and the exploding amplifier, it went ok. Still, it took a lot of work doing PR, and then being the sole performer is a burden. All I have is a seat and my voice – not even any slides or props. But I fondly recall some of the people in the pictures.

meditation, mindfulness and dhamma in Bangkok
After the dhamma talk
Meditators from Bangkok
Meditators  from Bangkok
Dhamma friends for English dhamma, Wat Yannawa, Bangkok
Dhamma friends
free handouts after the dhamma talk
free handouts after the dhamma talk
setting up the meditation room
setting up the meditation room
Week One of English language dhamma talk series
Week One of English language dhamma talk series
Dhamma talk series II
Dhamma talk series II
Thai and Westerners into meditation
Thai and Westerners
Bangkok temple tourists
Bangkok tourists
faces of meditators
faces of meditators
English language dhamma talk series
English language dhamma talk series
where are they now?
Tanya and Tony.
I remember you guys.
Younger audience

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