Jeff Oliver at Ariyasom Thursday 15th Sept

Our regular meditation teacher and friend Jeff Oliver will be in Bangkok for a few days this September.

All our speakers give their time free of charge, but please remember to contribute something via donation boxes, that we will forward to the speaker to help cover hotel, travel and other expenses while they are in Bangkok.

Note – this talk was originally scheduled for Friday 16th, but has now been moved to Thursday 15th 

He will give a public talk on

Thursday 15th September 2011

at Ariyasom Villa

‘Understanding Wisdom’

6:00-6:45 gather by the pool – Library is in use by a private group, so please go directly to the pool area.

6:45-8:15 Dhamma talk, questions

Free of charge. No need for advance booking, just turn up.


Understanding Wisdom – As one of the five mental faculties, wisdom is a natural part of our daily life but do we really know it and how do we use it?

We get trained in sati (awareness) and samathi (concentration) meditations but what about pannya (wisdom) meditation? It is one of the best ways to use your mind in daily life ~ let’s explore and experiment with insight and wisdom!


Jeff Oliver is a full time meditation teacher, running retreats, workshops and talks in many countries, especially Turkey, where monks find it difficult to travel. He was a student of Sayadaw U Janaka, one of the world’s biggest figures in the Mahasi Sayadaw (Burmese) meditation lineage, including being a monk for some 8 years.

Jeff has done plenty of talks for our group, and should be well known to regulars. He is guaranteed to be a lively and interesting speaker.


Could not be easier to get to – 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