Thai Monk Ajahn Wimoak leads a bi-monthly meditation workshop based on the mindfulness of the body (Kayakatasati) on Sukhumvit Soi 1 at the Beautiful Boutique hotel Ariyasom Villa, in English and Thai. Generally the Saturdays are in Thai only, and the Sundays are in English or English/Thai.
See Events listing on the front page of Littlebang for dates, or easier yet use our online Calendar.
The program, including lunch, is kindly provided free of charge by Ariyasom Bangkok Boutique Hotel.
Ajahn Wimoak is a Thai monk, currently finishing a PhD in Buddhsim in English. He is also an accomplished meditator and has very good English. He is able to put dhamma into accessible words based on direct experience, which is in contrast to the formulaic approach of most Thai monks. His workshops rarely follow any fixed format, but are adapted to the needs and audience of the day. He emphasises mindfulness based on the heart, rather than concentration based on the head, and knowing the mind in all postures and activity.
Note: the schedule is rarely adhered to, except for check in and lunch which is at the correct time.
- 8:30 – 9 am Registration
- 9 – 10 Talk on Kayakatasati (mindfulness of body)
- 10-11:15 refreshments and meditation
- 11:30 Lunch
- Afternoon session will (usually) include short Dhamma talk, sitting and walking meditation, and one-to-one interviews.
- Finish between 4 and 5 pm
- This is Thailand, so expect the schedule to be somewhat, ahem…. , fluid.
65 Sukhumvit Soi 1, Sukhumvit Road,
Klongtoey Nua, Wattana,
Tel. 02 254 8880
Directions couldn’t be easier. Go down Sukhumvit Soi 1 straight to the very end, and you will see Ariyasom Villa on the left.
For Skytrain users, take the Ploen Chit Station.
Map to Ariyasom
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