We are happy to announce that Mike and Helge – the two senior assistant teachers from Wat Kow Tahm, Koh Pa-gnarn will be leading One-Day Workshops on Saturday 5th September 2009, and Sunday 6th September 2009.
Open ONLY to those who have booked in advance. Space is limited to 30 people each day.
Saturday is fully booked now, but there are still a couple of spaces for Sunday (as of Thrs 3rd Sept. morning)
It is the same workshop, so to open the opportunity for everyone please only book in for ONE of the two days. We are not collecting deposits, since it is free of charge, but please consider the booking firm – that is only book if you are certain you are coming, and please don’t cancel at the last minute.
The workshops are suitable for anyone, with or without prior meditation experience. It will be conducted in English, but German speakers can ask questions and interview in German if preferred. Both days, including lunch, are kindly hosted by Ariyasom Villa free of charge. Sadhu!
ONE DAY WORKSHOP
SATURDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER 2009
& SUNDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2009
ARIYASOM VILLA (SUK. SOI 1)
9.00 am -9.55 am: Introduction talk (ca.20 min), meditation instructions and sitting meditation
10.00 am – 10.40 am: walking meditation instructions (ca. 10 min) and walking
10.45am – 11.30 am: short talk (ca. 7 min) and guided Compassion/Loving Kindness meditation
11.35 am – 12 pm: walking meditation
——— 12 pm – 1.30 pm lunch break (talking) ——-
1.30 pm – 2.10 pm: talk on wise reflections (ca. 20 min) and meditation
2.15 pm – 2.40 pm: walking
2.45 pm – 3.10 pm sitting
3.15 pm- 3.30 pm standing meditation instructions (ca. 4 min) and standing
3.30 pm – 3.55 pm: walking
4.00 pm: guided meditation, then public questions and answers
5 pm Official finish – those who would like to meet and chat with Mike and Helge are free to do so afterwards. The dhamma hall will remain open for meditation in the evening.
The workshop will be very structured and close with the teachers, so only those attending the FULL DAY and booked in advance may join during the daytime sessions.
Wat Kow Tahm has been well known for the last 20+ years for the regular 10 day meditation retreats open to the public. They also have longer and more private retreats for old students. The program has been led by Steve and Rosemary who gave a talk for us last time they passed through Bangkok (and have an open invite to do so again). Many of our regulars with ‘littlebang’ have done retreats at Wat Kow Tahm and it comes highly recommmended.
Mike and Helge are the senior assistant teachers at Wat Kow Tahm and regularly take of the reigns leading the retreats or doing the interviews.
Mike Sansom (Australia), born 1970 and has been meditating since 1994. Helge Sansom (Germany), born 1968 and has been meditating since 1997. Both are long term students of Rosemary and Steve Weissman, living and working at Wat Kow Tahm since 1999.
Phra Cittasamvaro will be supporting on both days, and lead sessions while the teachers are conducting interviews.
Many people have commented we have had a lot of Dhamma Talks, but no so much in the way of actual ‘nitty gritty’ meditation instruction. So this workshop will focus directly on the ‘How-To’ of insight meditation based on the Foundations of Mindfulness.
Meditation style is based on Mahasi vipassana mindfulness.
The event is kindly hosted free of charge by the fabulous Ariyasom Villa, at the end of Sukhumvit Soi 1. Most of our regulars will know this location well – it is a real oasis of tranquility, style and calm, right in the middle of Bangkok. Lunch and refreshments will be provided free of charge for participants. Map and Photos are below
Booking in : Please give your name, Nationality, and email address. Do you have any prior meditation experience ? Please state which day you are booking for (Sat. 5th or Sun. 6th). Information entered into the box below is delivered via eamil, and will not appear on this page.
65 Sukhumvit Soi 1, Sukhumvit Road,
Klongtoey Nua, Wattana,
Tel. 02 254 8880
Directions couldn’t be easier. Go down Sukhumvit Soi 1 straight to the very end, and you will see Ariyasom Villa on the left.
For Skytrain users, take the Ploen Chit Station.
Map to Ariyasom
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