HomeAll PostsMonday 17th June 2019 @ 6pm. SPECIAL EVENT: Introduction to Zen Buddhism and the Importance of Zen riddles and Zen stories, with Zen Priest, Gil Alon

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Monday 17th June @ 6 pm

Zen Buddhism offers an uncompromising investigation of reality. Its philosophy is aimed at challenging every concept created by the human mind. One of the distinctive ways it does this is through Zen riddles (koans) and Zen stories. To our everyday mind these can appear weird and confusing, when in fact they are a powerful method for awakening and spiritual growth.

We are very happy to announce that Zen priest and actor Gil Alon, is returning to Bangkok for a short visit and will be guiding us through the basics of Zen philosophy, its stories, riddles and implications in daily life.

Overview:

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 Gil Alon and Meditation
  •            7.00 pm Dhamma Talk
  •            7.45 pm Q&A
  •            8.00 pm Ends

 

This event is free of charge, however in line with welcoming and supporting monastics we do ask for dana (donations) to support our visiting teacher’s expenses.

It is in English only.

As is usual with Buddhist teachings there is no charge for this event. The Little Bangkok Sangha does, however, follow 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 the teacher’s costs, which include food, travel and medical expenses. A box for Dana will be provided.

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 Gil Alon arrives. 

Out of respect for the Theravadan monastic tradition of the Rojana Centre, please don’t wear shorts, short skirts or sleeveless tops.

About Gil Alon:

Gil is an Israeli Zen master, singer, actor, theater director, teacher and poet. In 2000 he was certified as a Zen Master in Japan. He is the initiated disciple and Dharma heir of Gudo Waffu Nishijima Roshi of the Japanese Soto Sect and Dogen Lineage. Save the World Foundation honoured him as Laureate of the World Peace Ambassador 2015 and he has a lifetime honorary membership at the Asian Academy for Film & Television (AAFT). Gil is a passionate and gifted teacher and the evening promises to be a very rich one.

Getting there:

Please follow the map above or the one on this LINK to our website. 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 fourway 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’  

Or if you need more definite pointers:

A few tips:

  • Don’t ask locals or taxi drivers the way – they will notknow 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 is extremely precise!
  • In Thai the centre is known as Rojanatam 

 

If you can’t see the map above click here: http://www.littlebang.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Rojana-map-version-3.jpg)

Here is the Google Map if you prefer that method

And here are the GPS coordinates: 13.739356, 100.564748

 

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