Monday 9th December 2019 @ 6.00 to 8pm.
We are delighted to be welcoming Ajahn Jayanto for an evening of teachings on Monday 9th December. He is the co-abbot of Temple Forest Monastery, New England in the US, which follows in the tradition of Luang Por Chah and Luang Por Sumedho.
- 6.00 pm: Gather at Rojana Center (see map below)
- 6.30 pm: Welcome to Ajahn Jayanto followed by dhammatalk, meditation and Q and A.
- 8.00 pm: Ends
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 the teacher’s costs, which include food, travel, and medical expenses. A box for Dana will be provided.
It is in English only.
There is no need to book in advance, as there is plenty of room, but please come early so that we are all seated by the time Venerable Jayanto arrives. Out of respect for Ajahn Jayanto and the Rojana Centre, please wear something that is comfortable to sit in, and avoid tight-fitting clothes, shorts, sleeveless tops, and short skirts.
About Ajahn Jayanto:
Ajahn Jayanto was born in Boston in 1967. He grew up in Newton and attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison. After living at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, he joined the monastic community of Ajahn Sumedho in England, as a postulant at Amaravati Monastery.
In 1991 he was ordained at Cittaviveka Monastery and continued his training there and at Aruna Ratanagiri Monastery. In 1997, he embarked on a period of practice in Thailand and other Buddhist countries in Asia. He returned to the UK in 2006, where he lived at Amaravati until moving to Temple in 2014. He now serves as abbot of Temple Forest Monastery in New England in the US.
If you would like to hear one of his Dhamma talks before 9th December, you can find “Monastery of the Heart”, a talk he gave to Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in October this year by clicking on this link HERE You will also find his talks on Dharmaseed 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. Tell them ‘Rojana’
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 are the GPS coordinates if you prefer : 13.739356, 100.564748
The little Bangkok Sangha: