Saturday 22nd November
The 8 Worldly Winds
with Sayalai Caru Dassini

The INDUS Restaurant (soi 26)

Dharma talk and discussion on the stabilization of the ego, with Pandit Bhikkhu and Sayalai Caru Dassini.

Our visiting Burmese teacher, Caru Dassini will be leading the proceedings:

at the INDUS Restaurant on Saturday 22nd Nov. from 9:45-11:30 am.

Event is free of charge. Donations go to air fare and to Sayalai’s centre for women’s dharma in Rangoon.


About the Topic


Should a meditator or Buddhist be super calm?

Is being ‘nice’ or compassionate a pre-requisite of doing meditation, or a result?

How far does the ‘ego’ need to be controlled?

This all relates to one of the classic Buddhist teachings – the Eight Worldly Winds.

These are the winds that make one unstable of character, and unstable of meditation.

Join us to find out more.

Schedule: Saturday 22nd Nov.

  • 9:30am Meet bright and early at the Indus on Soi 26
  • 9:50 Dhamma talk
  • 10:30 silent meditation
  • 11:00 Questions
  • 11:30 finish – you are welcome to bring small food offerings for our guest speaker.

Sayalai (Ajahn) Caru Dassini

caru-dassini-phpedNow in her mid 40’s Mae Chee Caru Dassini has been in robes for about 20 years, and so has lots of experience. In the Sayadaw U Pandita lineage there is strong emphasis on mindfulness meditation in strict intensive environments, often lasting 3 months or more. She is also well qualified in Abhidhamma (intricate Buddhist philosophy and psychology) and the Pali Suttas.

Sayalai Caru Dassini has excellent English, and is very clear and focussed. There won’t be long dhamma talks in this workshop – it is a day getting right into meditation practise with an experienced teacher. We will use this opportunity to focus entirely on the practical direct application of the Mahasi Sayadaw method of mindfulness (Vipassana) meditation practise in the different postures. You will find her a clear and precise guide, with excellent English and communication skills.


The Indus Restaurant [website]
#71, Sukhumvit Soi 26
Go to Phrom Phong BTS Station
Walk along Soi 26 for 700 meters (takes 6-8 minutes walking)

The Indus is one of the best Indian restaurants in Bangkok – and we are not just saying that. After the event you are welcome to stay for lunch with other yogis if you have time.