Saturday 26th October
The Conventional and the Ultimate
Dhamma Class with Caru Dassini
The INDUS Restaurant (soi 26)
Our visiting Burmese teacher, Caru Dassini will lead proceedings at the Indus on Saturday 26th from 9:30-11:30 am.
She is a very experienced Abhidhamma scholar and meditation teacher from Burma, and has a very clear approach.
Thus we have given her one of the more difficult topics to talk about – the Conventional vs the Ultimate view of the world. This comes from the opening stanzas of the classic Buddhist text Abhidhammatha Sangaha where the basic difference in approach of Abhidhamma (the intricate description of the universe) is juxtaposed with the conventional understanding of the world. Confused yet? Caru Dassini will make it all clear!
Schedule: Saturday 26th October
- 9:30am Meet bright and early at the Indus on Soi 26
- 9:50 Dhamma talk on the Conventional vs the Ultimate
- 10:30 silent meditation
- 11:00 Questions
- 11:30 finish – you are welcome to bring small food offerings for our guest speaker.
Sayalai (Ajahn) Caru Dassini
Now in her mid 40’s Mae Chee Caru Dassini has been in robes for about 20 years, and so has lots of experience. In the Sayadaw U Pandita lineage there is strong emphasis on mindfulness meditation in strict intensive environments, often lasting 3 months or more. She is also well qualified in Abhidhamma (intricate Buddhist philosophy and psychology) and the Pali Suttas.
Sayalai Caru Dassini has excellent English, and is very clear and focussed. There won’t be long dhamma talks in this workshop – it is a day getting right into meditation practise with an experienced teacher. We will use this opportunity to focus entirely on the practical direct application of the Mahasi Sayadaw method of mindfulness (Vipassana) meditation practise in the different postures. You will find her a clear and precise guide, with excellent English and communication skills.
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)