A Practical Application of the Abhidhamma with Robin Moore

You are cordially invited to join us on 10 June 2024, when our friend Robin Moore will be leading the Monday night meditation at Baan Aree, the beautiful location so generously made available to us by the Baan Aree foundation.


Robin will give a Dhamma talk about A Practical Application of the Abhidhamma.


As most people familiar with Buddhism know, the Tripitaka (or Pali Canon) is divided into three ‘baskets’ – the Sutta Pitaka (sermons), the Vinaya Pitaka (formal training rules), and the Abhidhamma. The Abhidhamma is often described as ‘metaphysical teachings’ which makes it sound quite abstract and esoteric. For many years Robin dismissed the Abhidhamma as a collection of purely theoretical teachings compiled centuries after the Buddha passed away. Although he was familiar with the intensive Abhidhamma study programs available in Thailand – which many of his friends have attended – only recently has he begun to appreciate the unique perspective that the Abhidhamma has to offer. Instead of conflicting with the teachings in the other two baskets, the Abhidhamma now appears complementary – another facet to the Dhamma jewel. This session will explore some of these themes. 


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


Robin Moore

Robin Moore was a monk in the Thai Forest tradition of Luang Por Chah for 18 years, living in both Thailand and the UK. The latter included four years (2003 to 2007) as abbot of Hartridge Monastery in Devon, UK. He is a translator from Thai into English, and his work includes Bhikkhu Payutto’s ‘Buddhadhamma’. He lives in Bangkok.


We plan a live broadcast of this talk on our Facebook group and the Baanaree YouTube channel:



It is also recorded for later viewing.

Please see this map for directions to Baan Aree: