Dhamma Talk with A. Jayasaro in Pak Chong. Sun 4th Sept.

Trip to Pak Chong


Dhamma Talk with Ajahn Jayasaro

Your last chance to book and make a deposit is Monday 29th August. After that we will fix the number of minivans and seats available.

We will be taking some minivans up to Pak Chong to see Ajahn Jayasaro on Sunday 4th September for a dhamma talk in English:

The site in Pak Chong is very pleasant and cooler than Bangkok. There is plenty of room.

Ajahn Jayasaro does a public talk there 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 before 8:30am
  • Leave Baan Aree 9:00 am
  • Lunch in Pak Chong (each person pays individually for lunch)
  • Dhamma Talk Q&A 1-2:30
  • Leave for Bangkok 3 pm

Mini-van space is 300 baht per person. Please pay in advance to reserve your spot, at any of our public gatherings.

Costing : the vans are about 2500 each. We’ll give free spaces to any monks who would like to join. If we fill all the seats there will be excess funds, but if we get 2 vans for 16 people it’s only 7 or 8 paying people per van …. so please understand, it is hard to judge numbers. Any excess from this trip will go into group funds and used for inviting other teachers, and any shortfall will be made up from group funds.

Anyone who would like to drive themselves is welcome to join. No need to book in advance, though if you let us know via the comments box below it is useful. You can go by yourself, or follow the van(s). Actually it is helpful if you have space in your car to meet the main group at Baan Aree and maybe take some passenger overflow. It is about 1hr 15 mins 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.

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.

We had a Dhamma talk with Ajahn Jayasaro last year : Photos here

and also last November 2009 :  photos

Please note you are asked not to go to the place at Pak Chong at other times. It is a private family compound, not a public temple, and no one will be permitted past the compound guard box onto the private property except on specified open days.

Meeting point location:

Baan Aree Library is a thriving dhamma site with library, meeting hall, and lots of excellent events organised in Thai. The Library itself is open daily from 9 am – 7 pm and has a few books in English, including much of the Tripitaka (Scriptures).

Baan Aree has regular Dhamma meetings in Thai which are listed at their Thai website: http://baanaree.net/ .

The Library is directly on the Skytrain line. Go to Ari BTS station and walk back towards the victory monument about 20 meters and you should see the passage way to Baan Aree Library on the right hand side.

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

click map to enlarge:

map to Baan Aree

click map below for a wide area view of Baan Aree location:

Wide area Skytrain map

17 replies on “Dhamma Talk with A. Jayasaro in Pak Chong. Sun 4th Sept.”

  1. Hi, my name is Herbert, living for 20 years in Saraburi and will drive my car to Pak Chong.
    Anybody round Saraburi who want to join? Please note, I will not drive to Bangkok!
    tel. 081 640 0782

      1. Thanks, actually I know the place well so not need a map (visit each 1st. Sunday/month) but may the address where you will have lunch?

  2. I and my wife would like to join the talk too but we too will go on our own straight from our work in Wang Noi the day before. I suppose this is the same venue as last year? I’d appreciate a map too if you can dig it out… Jun

  3. Oh no! Jim and I get back from a trip abroad on that very date – but at night – very sorry to miss it. I do enjoy going to Pak Chong and hearing Achaan JS speak! Denise

  4. Hi, would like to reserve seats on the van for my friend and I (2 places)… Is there a way i can transfer the 600 baht to u since I am not sure I can get to Monday’s dhamma talk. There is a K bank very close to me and both Siam Commercial Bank and Siam City Bank have branches that are walking distance for me…

  5. Dear Venerable,
    I iquite nteresested to book one seat on the van for myself. Please let me know if I can join in this trip.

    1. Of course you can join – can you make the deposit on Monday? If you can’t I can still book the seat for you if you are 100% certain of coming (I still have to pay for people’s seats if they don’t show up!).

      I think we will have 2 minivans so there is still lots of space.

  6. How can I register my name? I would like to meet other participants at Aree
    and I would like to share a van bound for the Dhamma talk place.
    I live in Western part of BKK and it may be difficult for me to go pay
    in advance…

  7. Dear Venerable, me and my friend (Kanae Sunanda) are interested to come and would like to make a reservation for 2 seats on a van. Is there any way I can transfer you the money instead since it is quite difficult for me to pay in advance? Thank you so much ka 🙂

  8. Hello,

    This would be the first time I make contact with this community so I’m unsure of how it all runs etc but I’m keen to attend the talk on Sunday with Ajahn Jayasaro. I’d be coming from Surin Province to the east so if you could provide a map that would be greatly appreciated. I’ll be taking the train or bus to Khorat first and heading out from there…any advice about this journey would be wonderful.

    Many thanks & I hope I can make it!


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