We are delighted to be welcoming back Ajahn Jayanto for an evening of teachings on Monday 11 December at Baan Aree, the beautiful location so generously made available to us by the Baan Aree Foundation. Ajahn is the co-abbot of Temple Forest Monastery, New England in the US, which follows in the tradition of Luang Por Chah and Luang Por Sumedho.
Ajahn will give a Dhamma talk titled “Suffering is the way to happiness”.
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 Guided meditation
· 6:50 pm Dhamma talk
· 7:30 pm Q&A
· 7:50 pm Session ends
· 8:00 pm Baan Aree closes
Ajahn Jayanto was born in Boston in 1967. He grew up in Newton and attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison. After living at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, he joined the monastic community of Ajahn Sumedho in England, as a postulant at Amaravati Monastery.
In 1991 he was ordained at Cittaviveka Monastery and continued his training there and at Aruna Ratanagiri Monastery. In 1997, he embarked on a period of practice in Thailand and other Buddhist countries in Asia. He returned to the UK in 2006, where he lived at Amaravati until moving to Temple in 2014. He now serves as co-abbot of Temple Forest Monastery in New England in the US.
Please see this map and the pictures below for directions:
Please note that after this event we will take a short break at Baan Aree during the festive season. The first event in 2024 will be on Monday 8 January.