Saturday 15th November
9am – 6pm
One day Vipassana Meditation Workshop
with visiting meditation teacher Jeff Oliver
A couple of places have opened up due to cancellations. There will of course, be more such workshops in the future.
We have done plenty of dhamma talks over the last year, but many of you have asked for more clear instruction and guidance in mindfulness meditation – and meditation is the aim of dhamma.
We are limited to around 25 people for this event, so advance reservation is essential – especially if you want to take advantage of the personal interview and guidance with the teacher.
In November we are lucky to invite Jeffrey Oliver (who is currently teaching the 10 day intensive meditation retreat at the Dhammodaya Centre,) to lead this meditation workshop for us. He will give clear instructions on meditation for both beginners and advanced levels of experience, including personal one-to-one time with some of the participants. Group meditation sessions cover sitting and walking meditation, with an emphasis on Metta (loving-kindness) as a foundation in preparing the mind for Vipassana (insight).
Jeff is a follower of the world respected Burmese teacher U Janaka, and was a monk for many years. The meditation method follows Mahasi Sayadaw Insight meditation (Vipassana) as taught by U Janaka.
The Piyadhamma Meditation Centre is quiet and air conditioned, set well off the busy Sukhumvit road, with plenty of room and good facilities for Dhamma practise.
Meet at the Piyadhamma Center (directions below), close to Ekamai BTS Station 9am, and finish at 6:30.
All meditation instruction led by Jeff. Group sittings led by Phra Cittasamvaro during the personal interview period in the early afternoon. Schedule below is subject to change, but should be something like the following
8:30 – 9 am : Meet Piyadhamma Centre
9 – 10:30 : Sitting meditation instruction and practise
10:30 – 11:30 : Walking meditation instruction and practise
11:30 – 12:15 : Sitting meditation
12:15 – 1:30 : Lunch (either in the centre, or close by)
1:30 – 4:00 : Group sitting and walking led by Phra Cittasamvaro, and one-to-one interviews with Ajahn Jeff.
4pm : Coffee break
4:30 – 6pm : Short talk on ‘Maintaining a meditation practise in daily life’ by Jeff and final group sitting and Metta (loving kindness) meditation session.
There will be some time afterwards to chat informally after the close of the day’s session for those who are not rushing off to enjoy their Saturday Night.
There are limited spaces for personal interviews and guidance so you must book your place. A limited number of extra people can join, but we can’t guarentee one-to-one time with the teacher.
Cost: The facilities are offered for free, including the vegetarian lunch.
Reserve by the comments box below, or by the Contact Page.
Piyadhamma Centre is easy to get to: it is 800 meters from On Nut BTS Station. You can walk in around 15 minutes, or take a motorcycle or taxi (35 baht ride). Turn on to Sukhumvit Soi 81 and go 750 meters along. Take the first right after the little bridge over the canal. The center is on the right hand side 50 meters down the soi.
We will give clear instructions to the motorcycle guys so they know where to go, but it is very straight forward. Click the map below for larger image:
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