Trip to Pak Chong
Dhamma Talk with Ajahn Jayasaro


ธรรมะ โดย พระอาจารย์ ชยสาโร

We will be taking some minivans for a day trip up to Pak Chong to see Ajahn Jayasaro on Sunday 5th March 2017 for a dhamma talk in English:

mini vans are full – add your name to the waiting list is still an option – of course you can arrange your own transport too.

Ajahn Jayasaro is probably Thailand’s most famous Western Monk, and has a huge following. However, he does not do public talks in English very often, so this is one of the few opportunities to go meet him.

The site in Pak Chong is very pleasant and cooler than Bangkok. It is a nice day out for us, to join other yogis, see some trees and meet A. Jayasaro too. There is plenty of room. Last time there were around 80 of us going.

Ajahn Jayasaro does a public talk there (almost) every 1st and 3rd Sunday morning of the month in Thai.
We will be there in the afternoon for a special talk in English only.

  • Meet at Baan Aree 7:30 am
  • As soon as each van is full we’ll send it off – if you have been before or can follow Google maps, please volunteer to guide a van
  • Lunch in Pak Chong at a pretty, open air restaurant in the hills close to the talk venue (weather is cooler up there)
  • Dhamma Talk Q&A 1-2:30
  • Leave for Bangkok 3 pm

Mini-van space is 500 baht per person.

You must pay in advance to secure a mini-van space.

There is no charge if you arrange your own transport. You can go by yourself, or you can meet the mini-vans and follow along. If you have space and might be able to take an extra passenger, let us know.

It is about a 2 hr drive.

Ajahn Jayasaro

.. should not need any introduction. He was born on the Isle of Wight in 1958. He joined Ajahn Sumedho’s community for the Rains Retreat as an anagarika in 1978. In November of that year he left for Wat Pa Pong in Northeast Thailand where he ordained as a novice in the following year, and as a bhikkhu in 1980 with Venerable Ajahn Cha as his preceptor. From 1997 until 2002 Ajahn Jayasaro was the Abbot of Wat Pa Nanachat.a-jayasaro1

He is hugely popular and sought after speaker, whose dhamma is always refreshing and to the point. It is well worth the trip out to this great location on the cool Kao Yai mountainside, to join this event.

Photos from our last trip are here

and trips previous to that:  photos and 2014


Please note you are asked not to go to the venue at Pak Chong other than for scheduled events. It is a private family compound, not a public temple, and you will not be permitted entry to the property.


Meeting point location:

Baan Aree Library is very close to Ari BTS station – walk back towards the victory monument about 40 meters and you should see the passage way to Baan Aree Library on the right hand side.Bus routes 8, 28, 29, 38, 54, 63, 74, 77, 108, 157, 177, 502, 503, 509, and 510 all pass by. Get out at Ari BTS Station.

Google Maps link is here

Baan Aree car park is accessible from the rear (Soi Ari 1) where you see the sign for ‘ BANANA FAMILY PARK ‘.

click map to enlarge. Note the passageway is next to the Gas Station


If you would like to join the mini-vans kindly book in using the form below. 

Double check your information – if we don’t respond it is because you gave us the wrong email.

Please give us a dew days to respond. If you are joining the group van, your place is only cemented after paying the van fee – the reason is: in the past people booked, but did not show up, leaving us to pay for their seat. The van fee is refundable up to 7 days before we leave.

If you plan to drive yourself, use the form and we will send directions.

Van fee can be deposited at any of our public events as listed on this website.
We don’t take bank transfers as that would involve staff, offices, bank accounts etc… all of which we don’t have. So please make the effort to attend one of our events and deposit the van fee. Alternatively, you are welcome to arrange your own transport for the trip.