Little Bangkok Sangha’s in-person meetings are back!
Our friend Robin Moore will be leading the Monday night session on 28 August 2023 at Baan Aree, the beautiful location so generously made available to us by the Baan Aree foundation.
Robin will give a Dhamma talk about “Meditating With Trauma”
One way of describing spiritual growth is developing the capacity to hold or embrace all aspects of human life without grasping or aversion. In other words, our hearts (figuratively speaking) grow larger. But what can we do in the meantime when we experience situations that appear overwhelming? At an extreme, when encountering severely painful experiences, survival mechanisms kick in to try and protect us from the trauma. These mechanisms can last for years, even decades. Faced with these circumstances, is there any positive role that meditation can play? This talk will explore these questions.
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 Dhamma talk
- 7:30 pm Q&A
- 7:45 pm Session ends
- 8:00 pm Baan Aree closes
Robin Moore was a monk in the Thai Forest tradition of Luang Por Chah for 18 years, living in both Thailand and the UK. The latter included four years (2003 to 2007) as abbot of Hartridge Monastery in Devon, UK. He is a translator from Thai into English, and his work includes Bhikkhu Payutto’s ‘Buddhadhamma’. He lives in Bangkok.