Roadmap to Nirvana – Dhamma + Science with Woody Prieb

Nirvana, or spiritual enlightenment and liberation, is considered to be the ultimate goal of most Eastern spiritual, philosophical and metaphysical disciplines. During this talk, Woody Prieb will marry this complex and frequently misunderstood concept with modern science to offer us a common conceptual framework. To help us navigate this territory, he will share the maps and diagrams he has developed.

You are invited to join us for what promises to be a fascinating and enlightening evening on Monday 15 July 2024 at Baan Aree, the beautiful location so generously made available to us by the Baan Aree foundation. The session will start at 6.30 PM.

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 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 Roadmap to Nirvana
  • 8:00 pm Baan Aree closes

Woody Prieb
Formally Dr Vuthiphong Priebjrivat, Woody Prieb is currently the president of Sahasava Institute, a nonprofit public policy institute. With a BS in engineering from MIT, an MS in environmental engineering from Stanford, an MBA and PhD in economics and public management from the University of Chicago, Woody’s prestigious career spans nearly five decades. It encompasses the worlds of academia, banking, international development, economics and finance as well as time spent as a Buddhist monk. He has written extensively for academic and professional journals and is the author of several popular books, four of which explore the interconnection between modern science and eastern religions. We are delighted that he will be sharing his understandings of nirvana with us.

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: