Ajahn Medhino Bhikkhu, who has been a monk for over 30 years, will be leading the Monday night session on 27 November 2023 at Baan Aree, the beautiful location so generously made available to us by the Baan Aree Foundation.
Ajahn will give a Dhamma talk about a not yet determined topic. In the forest tradition monks usually don’t decide on the title of a talk beforehand but see where the Dhamma takes them in the talk. Maybe one can call it “mai nè”, “uncertain”. It is what LP Chah used to cultivate wisdom. Basically the first characteristic of life: anicca, impermanence.
Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experienced meditators. We meet to support and encourage each other in our practice.
Baan Aree is a Thai Buddhist Center, please wear something that is comfortable to sit in, and avoid tight-fitting clothes, shorts, sleeveless tops, and short skirts. There may not be sufficient drinking water on site, therefore you may bring your own water in a closed container. No other food/drinks are allowed in the main room.
As is usual with Buddhist teachings, there is no charge for this event. However, the Little Bangkok Sangha follows the Buddhist custom of Dana (generosity). The teachings and the venue are offered as an act of generosity, and those receiving them can, if they wish, reciprocate by making donations. These go towards the teacher’s and venue’s costs. Boxes for Dana will be provided.
· 6:00 pm Baan Aree opens
· 6:30 pm Dhamma talk
· 7:30 pm Q&A
· 7:45 pm Session ends
· 8:00 pm Baan Aree closes
We plan a live broadcast of this talk on our Facebook group and the Baanaree YouTube channel:
It is also recorded for later viewing.
Ajahn Medhino left The Netherlands at the age of 18 to find adventure and freedom. After traveling for 4 years he came to Thailand where he met the Buddhist teachings and immediately connected with them. He did a retreat in Wat Suan Mokh with LP Buddhadasa and went to Wat Pah Nanachat to just have a look. Seeing the simplicity and peacefulness of the monastic life he became a monk. After a few years he left the monk life to practice as a layperson, but he soon realized that the monk’s life is better suited to practice Dhamma. He ordained again in 1993 in Wat Pah Nanachat, and trained with several teachers of the Thai forest tradition. After his 14th year he went to Sri Lanka and practiced in various monasteries, before living as a hermit for 10 years. He meditated in solitude in a small hermitage he built in a forest of Sri Lanka, with a two year break in Australia and New Zealand. He recently returned to Thailand, trying to establish a forest monastery south of Bangkok where hopefully in the future people can come and stay and share some peaceful time practicing Dhamma in the forest.
Please see this map and the picture below for directions: