SPECIAL EVENT: Meditation and Dhamma talk with Ajahn Cattamalo Bhikkhu (16 Dec)
Monday 16th December 2019 @ 6.00 to 8pm.
We are delighted to be welcoming back Ajahn Cattamalo for an evening of teachings on Monday 16th December. He is the senior monk at Muttodaya Monastery in Stammbach Germany and was ordained in the lineage of Luang Por Chah.
- 6.00 pm: Gather at Rojana Center (see map below)
- 6.30 pm: Welcome to Ajahn Cattamalo followed by dhamma talk, meditation and Q and A.
- 8.00 pm: Ends
As is usual with Buddhist teachings, there is no charge for this event. However, the Little Bangkok Sangha follows the Buddhist custom of Dana. Dana is a Pali word which translates as generosity. The teachings 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 costs, which include food, travel, and medical expenses. A box for Dana will be provided.
It is in English only.
There is no need to book in advance, as there is plenty of room, but please come early so that we are all seated by the time Venerable Cattamalo arrives. Out of respect for Ajahn Cattamalo and the Rojana Centre, please wear something that is comfortable to sit in, and avoid tight-fitting clothes, shorts, sleeveless tops, and short skirts.
About Ajahn Cattamalo:
Ajahn Cattamalo was born in Germany and ordained in the Wat Nong Pa Pong tradition of the Venerable Ajahn Chah, in N.E. Thailand in 1988. He spent seven years in various monasteries throughout Thailand, practising and studying with different meditation teachers within the Thai forest tradition. He lived at Bodhinyana Monastery in Perth, Australia for 13 years and for the last five years he was the vice-abbot of the monastery, helping Ajahn Brahmavamso.
As well as his native German, he speaks English and Thai. If you would like to listen to him before 16th December, here is a link to one of his talks: Pointing to the Mind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvtCkXFVcEs
Please follow the map. It is VERY precise. It is easy to find: there are only one or two turns depending on which direction you are coming from. It is an 11 minute walk from Asoke BTS and even closer to Sukhumvit MRT
Go down Sukhumvit 23 to the first four way intersection. Turn right, and then turn right again at the end of the road.
Or just ask the motorcycles inside Sukhumvit 23 – they know the way. Tell them ‘Rojana’
Or if you need more definite pointers:
A few tips:
- Don’t ask locals or taxi drivers the way – they will not know the Rojana Centre, and will send you somewhere else instead. They will all know Sukhumvit 23, so go there and find your own way.
- Follow the map – plenty of landmarks are shown and it it extremely precise!
- In Thai the centre is known as Rojanatam
- Quite a few other foreigners will be heading there at the same time.
Here is the Google Map link, if you prefer this method
Here are the GPS coordinates if you prefer : 13.739356, 100.564748
The little Bangkok Sangha:
Video Channel for the group is here