Make the Heart Good and Overcome Obstacles by Ajahn Nyaniko

Ajahn Nyaniko Bhikkhu, the abbot of Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in California, will be leading the Monday night session on 10 July 2023 at Baan Aree, the beautiful location so generously made available to us by the Baan Aree Foundation.

Ajahn will give a Dhamma talk about how to make the heart good and overcome obstacles.

Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experienced meditators. We meet to support and encourage each other in our practice.

Baan Aree is a Thai Buddhist Center, please wear something that is comfortable to sit in, and avoid tight-fitting clothes, shorts, sleeveless tops, and short skirts. There may not be sufficient drinking water on site, therefore you may bring your own water in a closed container. No other food/drinks are allowed in the main room.

As is usual with Buddhist teachings, there is no charge for this event. However, the Little Bangkok Sangha follows the Buddhist custom of Dana (generosity). The teachings and the venue are offered as an act of generosity, and those receiving them can, if they wish, reciprocate by making donations. These go towards the teacher’s and venue’s costs. Boxes for Dana will be provided.

· 6:00 pm Baan Aree opens
· 6:30 pm Dhamma talk
· 7:30 pm Q&A
· 7:45 pm Session ends
· 8:00 pm Baan Aree closes

Ajahn Nyaniko was born and raised in California. In 2001, at the age of 20, he visited Abhayagiri and decided to request anagarika ordination. In 2002 he received novice ordination, and in July 2003 he was ordained as a bhikkhu. He received his basic training from Luang Por Pasanno and Luang Por Amaro at Abhayagiri. He has also spent over six years training in Thailand. Since Ajahn Pasanno stepped back from his leadership role in 2018, Ajahn Nyaniko and Ajahn Karunadhammo guided the Abhayagiri community as co-abbots. As of June 2020, with Ajahn Karuṇadhammo stepping back from his administrative duties, Ajahn Nyaniko is now serving as the abbot of Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.

Please see this map and the picture below for directions: