Tuesday February 4th 2020
@ Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives (BIA) in the Taste of Nibbāna Room (2nd Floor)
6:00 to 8:00 pm
We are delighted to announce that Ayya Sucinta, one of the first Theravadan bhikkhunis in the twentieth century, is offering a special Tuesday evening teaching on February 4th from 6pm to 8pm. The teaching is being held at the Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives (BIA) in the lovely Taste of Nibbāna Room.
5.45pm: Arrive at BIA – Taste of Nibbāna Room
6.00pm LBS welcome to Ayya Sucinta followed by meditation
6:30pm: Dhamma Talk
There is no charge for this event and there is plenty of space so there is no need to book in advance. Flat mats & chairs are available. If you would like a meditation cushion to sit on, please bring your own.
The teaching will be in English and you do not need previous experience to join.
BIA is a Buddhist center so please wear clothes that aren’t tight or revealing and which are comfortable to sit in.
About Ayya Sucinta:
Ayya was born in Germany and began her monastic life as an anagarika at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in 1991. After her samaneri ordination by Bhante Gunaratana in 1994, she trained with him at the Bhavana Society in West Virginia for 5 years. Bhante Gunaratana also supported her full ordination as a bhikkhuni in Bodhgaya, India in 1998.
As one of the bhikkhuni pioneers in the Theravada tradition in our time, she has helped to build up viharas for bhikkhunis in South Carolina, California, and a monastery in a Melbourne suburb – at the invitation of the Buddhist Society of Victoria – that has now developed from “Sanghamittarama” into “Newbury Buddhist Monastery”(http://nbm.org.au/about/). In 2010 Ayya Sucinta was asked to be the abbess of Anenja Vihara in Southern Germany, where she resided until the end of 2017. http://anenja-vihara.org/the-monastery/?lang=en
As is usual with Buddhist teachings, there is no charge for this event. 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 Ayya Sucinta’s costs, which include food, travel, and medical expenses. A box for Dana will be provided.
BIA/Suan Mokkh is a new venue for the Little Bangkok Sangha and we are very grateful that it is being made available to us for this teaching. The building itself is an expression of deep peace and calm and is situated in parkland. It is worth coming early to immerse in nature and to gaze out over the lake.
It is a 10 minute walk from MRT Pahonyothin and a 20/25 minute walk through Chatuchak Park from Mor Chit BTS and Chatuchak MRT. On Google Maps you will find it under Suan Mokkh Bangkok: https://goo.gl/maps/CkkMGsp5CvEXzgj28