Monday Night Meditation with the Little Bangkok Sangha in Asoke this February
Special Dhamma Events on all Monday evenings
All our Monday nights in February will be special, longer events. On February 3rd we are very honoured to have Venerable Ajahn Karuniko teaching us. Until recently he was the Abbot of Cittaviveka Chithurst Monastery. Then on Monday 17th and 24th Marisa Cranfill, our gifted qigong teacher and trainer will be offering two more teachings in her series: Connecting to Your Center.
We are a friendly group who meet to meditate every Monday night from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm in Asoke. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experienced meditators. We meet to support and encourage each other in our practice. If you are a beginner, some instructions will be given; experienced meditators can develop their own practice.
You are welcome to arrive from 6pm so you can get to meet new people, have a cup of tea or coffee, and start to let the tensions of the day slip away before you sit.
As the Rojana Center 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.
As is usual with Buddhist teachings, there is no charge for this event. When the evening is led by a monastic or invited lay teacher, 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 the teacher’s costs, which include food, travel, and medical expenses. A box for Dana will be provided.
· 6.00 pm The Rojana Center opens (see map below)
· 6.30 pm Teaching begins
· 7:50 pm Teaching ends
· 8:00 pm Rojana Center closes
Monday 3rd February: Venerable Ajahn Karuniko (NB SPECIAL EVENT STARTING @ 6.30pm sharp)
Monday 10th February: ROJANA CENTER CLOSED
Monday 17 th February: Connecting to Your Center Marisa Cranfill (NB: SPECIAL EVENT. We will be starting @ 6.30pm sharp)
Monday 24th Feb: February: Connecting to Your Center Marisa Cranfill (NB: SPECIAL EVENT. We will be starting @ 6.30pm sharp
Our teachers in February:
Venerable Ajahn Karuniko: was born in 1953 near Manchester in England. After graduating from Sheffield University with an honours degree in electronics engineering in 1975, he worked as an engineer in North London. Two years after he first encountered Buddhism, he met Ven. Ajahn Sumedho who had recently taken up residence in Hampstead Vihara, North London. He became an anagarika (novice) in 1982 under his guidance at Cittaviveka Chithurst Buddhist Monastery, England. He was ordained by Ven. Ajahn Sumedho in July 1984. Ven. Ajahn Karuniko has spent most of his monastic life helping to establish monasteries in England and New Zealand, and has spent three years living in monasteries in Thailand. Until very recently he was the Abbot at CITTAVIVEKA Chithurst Monastery. Here is a link to one of his Dhamma talks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY9IMvvPWW0
|Marisa Cranfill is our regular qigong instructor and trainer as well as a Vipassana teacher and yoga instructor. She is an experienced qigong teacher who has studied qigong for eighteen years with Masters in China and around the world, from whom she has received direct transmissions. She is the founder of YOQI (yoga and qigong), offers professional training in qigong in the US, Europe and Thailand and has also developed a clothing range for qigong practice. You can view videos of her qigong practice on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq6iAv6Ydn5-ccJ5Nm6Mcdg, or subscribe to her YOQI site and find out more about the training programmes she runs on there https://www.yoqi.com/|
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. In Thai, the center 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
And here are the GPS coordinates: 13.739356, 100.564748
The little Bangkok Sangha: