‘Second Sunday’ – Monthly Puja ทำวัตรเช้า
Puja & Dhamma Talk
with Pandit Bhikkhu
Sunday Morning 13th May
MAN IS A MACHINE THAT WINDS IT’S OWN SPRINGS
For experienced meditators, you have probably heard hundreds of talks. Eventually, more knowledge is not what you need. The only way left to really deepen your meditation is with Puja (ทำวัตรเช้า). To once in a while pay respects to your own practice and potential. It really works!
The dharma will be there also – see below for the topic.
Feel free to join and observe or participate as you like. There is lots of room in this beautiful building.
- 10:00am-12:00 @ Rojana Center, Sukhumvit Soi 23 (Asoke BTS/Sukhumvit MRT)
- no need to book in advance
- in English, by small donation
‘MAN IS A MACHINE
I hear a lot of sayings attributed to the Buddha, but which are clearly out of contect. One of these is ‘non-attachment‘. Like you should not be attached to your family, mortgage, or leading a good life. Does that sound sensible? Lets look into what the original teaching actually was, and see how it makes sense only to a real meditator.
You don’t have to be Buddhist. Your interest might be academic, might come from scratching your head about Thai culture, or come from meditation experiences. These texts will be presented in an accessible manner.
Presenting is the little Bangkok Sangha organiser Pandit Bhikkhu – a British born monk, ordained in 1996 in Thailand. He finished a degree in psychology, and one day will finish his Masters Thesis in Buddhist Studies, at Mahaculalongkorn University.
You are guaranteed crisp clear English, and a light hearted approach to this deep topic. Some past talks of Pandit Bhikkhu are on the Youtube Channel here.
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.
Or if you need more definite pointers:
A few tips:
- Don’t ask locals or taxi drivers the way – they will not know 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 it extremely precise!
- In Thai the centre is known as Rojanatam
- Quite a few other foreigners will be heading there at the same time.
Here is the Google Map link, if you prefer this method
Here are the GPS coordinates if you prefer : 13.739356, 100.564748
Video Channel for the group is here