We are delighted to announce that the Venerable Ani Zamba Chozom is going to be offering teachings to the Little Bangkok Sangha. Ani Zamba was one of the first Western women to receive full ordination as a Buddhist nun. She has studied with many of the great teachers in all three Buddhist lineages and has a worldwide reputation as an inspiring and gifted speaker.
As the Rojana Centre is a Thai Buddhist Centre, please wear something that is comfortable to sit in, and avoid tight-fitting clothes, shorts, sleeveless tops, and short skirts.
As is usual with Buddhist teachings, there is no charge for this event. However, the Little Bangkok Sangha follows the Buddhist custom of Dana. Dana is a Pali word which translates as generosity. The teachings are offered as an act of generosity, and those receiving them can, if they wish, reciprocate by making donations. These go towards Ani Zamba’s costs, which include food, travel, and medical expenses. A box for Dana will be provided.
Monday 16th September
Please note we are starting @ 6pm which is 30 minutes earlier than usual.
Time: Arrive @ the Rojana Centre from 6pm onwards
6.15 pm Welcome to Ani Zamba and meditation
6.45 pm Dhamma Talk
7.45 pm Q&A
8.00 pm Ends
It is in English only.
There is no need to book in advance, as there is plenty of room, but please come early so that we are all seated by the time Ani Zamba arrives.
About Ani Zamba:
The Venerable Ani Zamba was born in the UK in 1948 and has been studying and practicing Buddhism for many decades. As a teenager, and following her own serious illness, she became determined to help others and travelled the world to try and understand the human condition. Her root guru was Dungsey Thinley Norbu Rinpoche and her other main teachers include HH the Dalai Lama, HH Dudjom Rinpoche, and HH Dilgo Khyenste Rinpoche. She has also received many teachings from Chagdud Rinpoche, Khamtrul Rinpoche, Dzongsar Rinpoche, and Lama Wangdor.
Having established a firm foundation in Tibetan Buddhism, Ani Zamba went on to study within the Thai Buddhist tradition with Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Buddhadasa, and Luang Por Cheleun for four years. She also spent seven years studying the Son tradition with the great Zen master Kusan Sunim in Korea, and nine years studying the Sik Sai Chun Chinese Buddhist tradition in China.
Today she lives mainly in Brazil, where her practical teachings, rooted in the simplicity of Dzogchen and direct observation of the nature of the mind, are a source of inspiration for many Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.
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