The Shambhala group of Bangok are announcing the following event, led by Claude Brina, a qualified Shambhala meditation instructor.
Sorry – We’d posted up the incorrect date previously – it is definitely the Monday 17th
The Nine Stages of Shamatha are a centuries old Buddhist teaching on the signposts that meditators experience in stabilizing their minds, to allow for the discovery of their innate wisdom.
Mon 17th August 7 pm – 9 pm
Teacher: Claude Brina
Link to Website
In this class, which is part of our ongoing, open (free) meditation meeting every Monday evening, we’ll practice shamatha (peaceful abiding) meditation together, and then hear a presentation of the teachings on the nine stages, and have a discussion about it. These nine stages are a map of the meditative process. The first four stages—placement, continual placement, repeated placement, and close placement—have to do with developing stability. Stages five and six—taming and pacifying—have to do with developing clarity. The last three stages—thoroughly pacifying, one-pointed, and equanimity—have to do with building strength. Establishing and deepening our experience of these nine stages is of benefit to both beginning and experienced meditators.
Free of charge
No registration necessary
Monterey Place Condominium Building
On the 7th Floor
398 Soi Phai Sing To, Rama 4 Rd.,
Khlong Toei, Bangkok
Take the subway to the Queen Sirikit Station, exit #4 to Soi Phai Sing To. You’ll see the building, “Monterey Place“, on the right as you’re coming up the escalator out of the subway.
Turn left to get to the soi, and follow the road around to the left, then right, to the front entrance of the building. Take the elevator to the 7th floor, exit to the left. The meditation room is next to the exercise equipment.
A limited amount of secure parking is available on site. These parking spaces must be reserved in advance via telephone or e-mail.
Below is an arial snap shot, and diagram of directions to Monteray Place. Click to expand them.