3 evenings in a row
‘What the Buddha Really Taught’
with Canadian Bhikkhu Ven. Yuttadhammo

Mon 17th /Tue 18th /Weds 19th March
at Ariyasom Villa, Sukhumvit Soi 1


Canadian Bhikkhu Phra Noah Yutadhammo will be with us for three evenings, to lead some special sessions based on a few of the Buddhist Suttas.

Each evening at Ariaysom (map below) over 3 evenings:

  • 6:30pm gather at Ariaysom Library for refreshments
  • 6:50 head up to the meditation room
  • 6:55 Meditation and dhamma talk, Q&A
  • 8:15 finish

Events are free of charge, although donations are welcome. It with much appreciation to our venue, Ariyasom Villa Boutique Hotel and Vegetarian Restaurant, that we are able to hold this event.

There is no need to register – just come along at 6:30pm and join in!

‘What the Buddha Really Taught’

The topic is a little provocative perhaps, but don’t be put off! There are lots of teachings, thoughts and principles that people attribute to the Buddha, but which in fact have little to do with what he originally taught.

While we don’t have voice recordings from 2500 years ago, we do have a very complete and consistent set of records called the Suttas. These have been handed along between generations of monks and nuns for a hundred generations. They have a particular formulaic style, and a methodical approach to reflection on the human condition with an eye to something we now call Enlightenment. These suttas are the closest we can get to what Siddhartha Gotama actually taught.

For the most part, these suttas are not very long, or very complex. In fact, once you get past the formulaic way in which they were recorded, you will find some clear and very poignant commentary on the Spiritual life.

Ven. Yuttadhamm has an excellent knowledge of the suttas, and also is pretty conversant in the Pali language in which they are preserved. These won’t be academic or scholastic sessions; the aim is to keep it straightforward and easy to follow.

Our Guest

phra noahVen. Noah Yuttadhammo ordained as a monk in 2000 under the highly respected Luang Phor Tong at Wat Sri Chom Tong in Chiang Mai. He had previously studied Indian religions and Sanskrit at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.

Since ordination he led some of the English speaking communities at Wat Chom Tong, Wat Doi Suthep, and in Sri Lanka and Canada.

Amongst other skills, he has excellent Thai language, computer programming, website building and other IT abilities.


Ariaysom Villa is a beautiful, family run boutique Hotel, with one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Bangkok. It is a really beautiful oasis in the heart of town.

Head to Phloen Chit BTS and walk for 8 minutes along Sukhumvit Soi 1. The hotel is at the end of the Soi, next to the canal.