Buddhist Psychos – Friday 12th August

Continuing the tradition for artful cappuccino discussions relating to Buddhism and Psychology (or any other topic) all ‘Buddhist Psychos’ are invited to meet, caffeinate and trade ideas on Friday 12th August, at Ariyasom Villa, Sukhumvit Soi 1. (map below)

Friday 12th is a national holiday for Mother’s Day, in honour of Her Majesty the Queen of Thailand.

Meet 1:00 – 3:00 pm

It doesn’t really matter if you have a background in psychology, Buddhist, both/neither – it’s always a good chance to swap ideas on these or other subjects with fellow Bangkokians, – anyone is most welcome to join.

Putting aside our look at archetypes in the book ‘The Little Prince’ we are diverting the topic this month on to the question of family (since it is Mother’s Day).


  • Why did the Buddha leave his wife and new born baby? Was it wrong or immoral?
  • How to balance family/home life, and the Holy Life
  • The role of renunciate monks/nuns who have ‘left home and family’ in the present day
  • Any other question, on or off topic 🙂

In case you need to refresh yourself on the story of thee Buddha leaving his home, wife and baby, here is a rather, ummm, interesting youtube of the ‘Great Renunciation’ as it is called:


Ariyasom Villa, in the Library or by the pool as convenient.

Could not be easier – go down Sukhumvit Soi One, right to the end, and Ariyasom is on the left.

Click the map for an even larger view (note that this map is proportional to actual distance, and has North at the top. It is less than a 10 minute walk from Ploen Chit BTS Station on Sukhumvit One