A New Year in Bangkok
Kalyanamitta – Your Role in Other’s Paths
Short Dhamma Reflection and Meditation
at Ariyasom, Sukhumvit Soi 1
Thursday 9th January
Few people can establish a really regular and consistent practise alone – many read the books or even the Suttas, but to translate that into a systematic daily meditation is not easy. The distractions are many!
You have to come together with other people and practise in order to translate the aspiration for enlightenment into a real development of spiritual qualities. Monks are trained to come together every 2 weeks for a general meeting (called the ‘Wan Phra’ in Thailand) for just this reason. The principle is Kalyanamitta – Spiritual Friendship.
- 6:30 pm – Meet, coffee and refreshements
- 7:00 – Dhamma refelction on Kalyanamitta, and your role in other people’s paths in the New Year
- 7:30 – Meditation (with very short instructions for beginners)
- 8:15 – Finish
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