Monday 11th November 2019 @ 6.00 to 8pm.
Overview: We are happy to announce that Bhikkhuni Santussika will be joining us from the US on Monday 11th November to offer an evening of meditation and qigong at the Rojana Centre in Asok. She is a popular teacher with the Little Bangkok Sangha and she will also be available to answer any questions you may have regarding your practice.
As the Rojana Centre is a Thai Buddhist Centre, please wear something that is comfortable to sit in, and avoid tight-fitting clothes, shorts, sleeveless tops, and short skirts.
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 Bhikkhuni Santussika’s costs, which include food, travel, and medical expenses. A box for Dana will be provided.
Please note we are starting @ 6.00 pm which is 30 minutes earlier than usual.
Time: Arrive @ the Rojana Centre from 6.00 pm onwards
- 6.30 pm Welcome to Bhikkhuni Santussika
- 6.35 pm Qigong and meditation
- 7.40 pm Q &A
- 8.00 pm Ends
It is in English only.
There is no need to book in advance, as there is plenty of room.
About Bhikkhuni Santussika:
Bhikkhuni Santussika grew up on a farm in the United States near Chicago, raised two children and worked as a software designer and engineer in California for 15 years before ordaining as a bhikkhuni in the Theravadan tradition. Her search for deeper meaning and greater happiness began in 1970 when she started meditating, although she did not meet the Buddhadhamma until 1998. Her search also led her to complete a four-year interfaith seminary program and she was awarded a Master of Divinity Degree in 2002.
In 2005 she ordained as an eight-precept nun and trained at Amaravati and Chithurst Buddhist Monasteries in England, and at Aloka Vihara in San Francisco. Her ordination as a samaneri (ten-precept nun) took place in 2010 and she received full ordination as a bhikkhuni in 2012 at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in Los Angeles. In the same year, she founded Karuna Buddhist Vihara in Mountain View, California.
In Thailand, she has spent time at Wat Pah Nanachat, Wat Marp Jan, Wat Boonyawad and Wat Pa Baan Taad.
Currently, she lives at the Karuna Buddhist Vihara in California teaching the Dhamma as it applies to life experience, drawing from the Pali Canon. She is known for her great clarity and compassion. You will find a link to her website HERE, and you can listen to her Dharma talks on Dhamma Seed HERE
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’
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 are the GPS coordinates if you prefer : 13.739356, 100.564748
The little Bangkok Sangha: