STILL & MOVING
6:30-8:15pm @ Rojana Center, Asoke
Meditation, both still and moving, every Thursday @ Rojana Center.
We’ve been working hard on this event – with a brand new professionally filmed video, and crisp audio from our Qi Gong teacher Marisa. This is the only regular Qi Gong meeting in Bangkok.
|I know of no other practise as good for improving
your sitting meditation as Qi Gong
MOVING meditation is Qi Gong: This is a gentle form of mindful movement that does not require previous experience, or a lithe yoga body. It brings the intention inside the body, in particular through the centre of the body, where meditation is established. It will help make for a comfortable and concentrated sitting meditation. Mindfulness of body (Kayakatasati) is also the first foundation of mindfulness in the classic Buddhist teaching.
STILL meditation is a practice coming from Buddhism, but now researched and applied in various psychological fields. The Way of Wisdom in Buddhism starts with a careful introspection from a basis of stillness. Yoga, Qi gong, rituals and other practices, are all designed to assist with this central practice of still meditaiton. Some tips on meditation will be given at each session
There is no need to reserve a spot – there is plenty of room.
There is no fixed charge, but a small donation to the Rojana Center is appreciated.
- 6:45 gather at the Rojana Center (beverages provided)
- 7-7:36 Qi Gong
- 7:40-8:10 Meditation
- 8:15pm finish promptly
Meditation is led by Pandit Bhikkhu, organiser of the little Bangkok Sangha Meditation Group, an ordained Buddhist monk since 1996.
The Qi Gong is led by Marisa Cranfil-Young, who is our regular Qi Gong teacher, by video (newly re-recorded). Marisa’s approach takes us through the movements fluidly in a continuous movement meditation. Marisa comes regularly to Bangkok, and we regularly host her live. Other Qi Gong teachers will be invited from time to time too.
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.
A few tips:
- Don’t ask locals or taxi drivers the way – they mostly don’t know the Rojana Centre, and will send you somewhere else instead. Go to Sukhumvit 23 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