Swallowed by a Black Hole
‘Dhamma and Depression‘
with Pandit Bhikkhu
Saturday 15th Feb. 2014
what you going to do?
Dhamma talk and meditation at the elegant INDUS Restaurant, Sukhumvit 26. With Pandit Bhikkhu,
Free of charge, no reservation required. Just bring yourself to the Indus early on Saturday morning.
- 9:30am gather at the INDUS
- 10-11:30 Dhamma talk and meditation
- 11:30 lunch offering
After the event if you have time, you are welcome to hang around at the Indus – it is a beautiful venue. They have good coffee, lassi, or Brunch menu.The Bhikkhu(s) will be taking lunch there also.
Depression is not just feeling a bit down. It’s a debilitating sickness that causes real suffering – more people commit suicide from depression than any other illness. You or someone you know will be suffering from negative thought patterns right now.
The ’causes’ are not known. It is not just a case of something not going right in your life.
The ‘cure’ is not known either. It is not just a case of cheering up!
But the habit of thought that accompanies depression can be seen in meditation and reflected on with dhamma. Right intention and right effort provide a stable platform from which to acknowledge and understand negative thought patterns.
I’ll be speaking from personal experience – a suicidal mindset is what took me to Buddhism, and it’s something I have witnessed in others many times. Often tragically.
Speaker is Pandit Bhikkhu – ordained Buddhist monk of 17 years living in Bangkok, and organiser of our Little Bangkok Sangha. [more…]
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)