Dharma Talk with Steven Smith
Little Bangkok Meditation Center
Monday Oct. 12th, Ekkamai 7-8:20pm
We welcome back Steven Smith, meditation teacher from Sayadaw U Pandita lineage in Myanmar. It has been four years since he joined us in Bangkok, though we have arranged short retreats with him most years.
7-8:20pm at our Ekkamai meditation center in Bangkok (replacing our usual meditation)
Monday October 12th
There’s no charge, and no need to book.
We’re leaving the topic open – Steven’s main course of dharma is interacting with Yogis in deep retreat. He has a great sensitivity for talking on what is most appropriate in the moment.
Steven is leading our week long retreat in November, in Pathum Thanee, supported by Pandit Bhikkhu. If you have been thinking about joining a retreat, come along and meet him.
Steven co-founded Vipassana Hawai’i in 1984 and in 1995 founded the MettaDana Project for educational and medical projects in Burma. Also in 1995 Steven helped establish the Kyaswa Valley Retreat Center in Burma, headed by Sayadaw U Lakkhana, Abbot of Kyaswa Monastery. This partnership helped usher in the beginnings of Vipassana Hawai’i’s Fusion Dhamma approach combining traditional and contemporary teaching styles in the same retreat. Anchored in the Theravadan Buddhist Burmese lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw since 1974, he was trained and sanctioned as a teacher by revered monk and meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita. Steven divides his time teaching Vipassana and the Divine Abodes (loving-kindness, compassion, joy, equanimity) meditation retreats around the world, and assisting Burmese refugee communities along the Thai-Burma border. His long term vision for preserving the Dhamma is culminating in the beginnings of the Hawai’i Insight Meditation Center (HIMC) on the Big Island of Hawai’i’s remote North Kohala coast.
‘APARTMENTS’ Little Bangkok Meditation Centre
The center is a 4 minute walk from Ekkamai BTS Station.
Enter Ekkamai (Sukhumvit Soi 63). Turn left into the second soi (lane). Bourbon street restaurant is on the corner. We’re the third building on the right, in the ‘APARTMENTS‘ building. Go up to the top floor. See the excellent map – it is very precise!