Sunday 20th May
Dharma Talk with Bhikkhuni Santussika
Sunday Dharma talk with visiting ordained Buddhist nun Bhikkhuni Santussika. Some of you might remember we hosted her a few years ago, and are glad to welcome her back. Some of you might also know she is the mother of former monk David, who recently gave the monthly talk at the World Fellowship of Buddhists.
2:00 pm gather at the little Bangkok Meditation Centre for refreshments
2:20-4:00 dharma talk, questions
Event is free of charge; donations for travelling expenses welcome
There is no need to book in advance, but please don’t come late or leave early.
What are the best ways to ensure our happiness in this life and the next?
The Buddha gave clear, practical advice on how to cultivate our relationships, our work, our behaviors and our minds to create a truly beautiful life and to set a course for enlightenment.
|Bhikkhuni Santussika was born in the United States, near Chicago. She moved to California in 1987 after finishing a master’s degree in computer science at Indiana University. She worked as a software designer and engineer for 15 years, during which time her search for deeper meaning and greater happiness brought her to train as a minister.
During the four-year interfaith seminary program which led to a Master of Divinity degree, awarded in 2002, she also began visiting Buddhist monasteries in America and Asia, and learning from master teachers, particularly in Thailand. In America, she spent as much time as she could at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, looking to Ajahn Passano has her teacher. In Thailand, she spent time at the monasteries where her son was living as a Bhikkhu: Wat Pah Nanachat, Wat Marp Jan, Wat Boonyawad and Wat Pa Baan Taad.
She ordained as an eight-precept nun in 2005 and trained at Amaravati and Chithurst Buddhist Monasteries in England, and at Aloka Vihara in San Francisco. She ordained as a samaneri (ten-precept nun) in 2010 and received full ordination as a bhikkhuni in 2012 at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in Los Angeles. Currently, she lives and teaches at Karuna Buddhist Vihara in Millbrae, California (www.KarunaBV.org).
‘APARTMENTS’ Little Bangkok Meditation Centre is a 4 minute walk from Ekkamai BTS Station.
Enter Ekkamai (Sukhumvit Soi 63). Turn left into the second soi (lane). Bourbon street restaurant is on the corner. We’re the third building on the right, in the ‘APARTMENTS’ building. Go up to the top floor.
Follow the excellent map – it is very precise!