While you’re in Thailand…
MEDITATE WITH A MONK
in the BIG SPACE at Rojana Center, Sukhumvit 23
Mondays, 6:45 – 8:15pm
Join dozens of other meditators and yogis in our new weekly ‘Meditate with a Monk‘ program, now at our bigger center. You have seen monks around in Thailand, and probably on the news – now is the chance to meditate with one yourself.
(note this event used to take place in our smaller center at Ekkamai,
but has now moved to a much bigger space)
Since we have been overpacking our regular venue at Ekkamai with too many participants, we have moved this event to a bigger location near Asok. Look for other regular and special events at our Ekkamai center on the calendar.
This is free style meditation – however you prefer to meditate, and whichever tradition you have experienced before, you are welcome to use your own preferred system.
If you are a beginner, you are welcome to join – but this is not really a class, and only brief instructions will be given. Still, the only way to get started is to jump in and do it.
Meditation is not so easy – there are always countless distractions to waylay you. And even if you do sit, there are countless thoughts and worries that will claim your attention. Take the long view – like anything good, it takes lots of practice and patience.
Coming out once a week to sit with others is a really strong tool for strengthening resolve and making a statement to yourself that this monkey mind is something that can be refined.
There is no need to reserve a place. There’s no dress code. We have sitting mats anc cushions galore for you.
Recommended donation : 40 baht
So come, meditate with a monk, Mondays.
• 7:00 pm Meet at the spacious Rojana Center, Suk. 23
• 7:20 some meditation tips offered
• 7:30 silent group meditation
• 8:15 finish promptly – join other meditators on the way home
|What is a Monk?|
|Sessions are led by British born Pandit Bhikkhu, ordained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand since 1996. He’s the organiser behind the little Bangkok Sangha activities in Bangkok.
Buddhist monks in Thailand fulfil a number of roles – administrators, social workers, teachers of Pali language, Buddhist philosophy, and meditation. Different temples emphasise different roles. There’s a much broader spectrum of roles than you would expect.
Please follow the map. It is VERY precise. It is easy to find: there are only one or two turns depending on which direction you are coming from. It is an 11 minute walk from Asoke BTS and even closer to Sukhumvit MRT
Go down Sukhumvit 23 to the first four way intersection. Turn right, and then turn right again at the end of the road.
Or just ask the motorcycles inside Sukhumvit 23 – they know the way. Tell them ‘Rojana’
A few tips:
- Don’t ask locals or taxi drivers the way – they will not know the Rojana Centre, and will send you somewhere else instead. They will all know Sukhumvit 23, so go there and find your own way.
- Follow the map – plenty of landmarks are shown and it it extremely precise!
- In Thai the centre is known as Rojanatam
- Quite a few other foreigners will be heading there at the same time.
Here are the GPS coordinates if you prefer : 13.739356, 100.564748
The little Bangkok Sangha: