SPECIAL HALF DAY EVENT: Perfecting Patience in an Impatient World with FPMT teachers, Kay Cooper and Gordon McDougall

To be held from 10am to 1pm on Saturday 19th January 2019 @ Rojana Centre, Asoke. Cartoon courtesy of Michael Leurnig. Overview: Saturday 19th January 2019 Kay Cooper and Gordon McDougall have been teaching Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism in Europe and Asia for many years. For over thirty years their teacher has been Lama Zopa Rinpoche, …

Visit to Wat Pak Nam on Saturday 1st December 2018

Visit to Wat Pak Nam  Saturday 1st December 2018 at 10:00am-2:00pm Ajahn Pandit will be giving us a guided tour of his home for the past 22 years. Wat Pak Nam is an extraordinary temple, featuring a museum and many beautiful decorations. It is home to the most senior monk in Thailand (aside perhaps, from …

The Clockwork Universe – Buddhist cosmology @ WFB

Dharma Talk & Meditation ‘The Clockwork Universe’ with Pandit Bhikkhu @WFB HQ  Sunday 4th October, 2-5pm Overview: The World Fellowship of Buddhists holds a monthly meditation and dharma workshop at their HQ, behind Benchasiri Park (by Emporium). Sunday 4th October, the talk is with Pandit Bhikkhu. 2-5pm – no need for reservation. Free of charge. ____________________________________ The …

One Day Meditation Workshop

One Day Meditation Workshop Saturday 13th July With experienced Visiting Burmese  Mae Chee Caru Dassini Only 25 spaces available Sorry – this event is full up, and even the waiting list if full up. We’ll be holding a one -day workshop with different teachers every month from now on so keep checking back. _____________________________ For …

Essentials of Buddhism

__________________________________ ESSENTIALS OF THAI BUDDHISM Dhamma Talk, and Meditation in Real English Kindly hosted by The Indus Restaurant Sukhumvit 26 (Phrom Phong BTS) __________________________________ While you are here in Thailand explore a little about the Buddhist culture and teachings in a quiet, air-conditioned, and informal atmosphere. The talks aim to be light, informative, and easy …

Mental management, body healing

June 2013 we meet to discuss the topic of meditation and healing. Specifically, with all the current crop of magazines sporting outrageous claims of meditation being the key to health, healing everything from headaches to cancer we need to ask how much of a connection there really is. On the one hand we can measure …

Entrance to Insight

___________________ Monthly – see Calendar for dates Entrance to Insight at Ariyasom Villa, Suk Soi 1 ___________________ New monthly meeting with a short talk and instructions on how to get a meditation practise going. The aim is to provide repeated instructions and encouragement especially to those new to meditation, and a forum for others to join …

Samsara – what it means

With the recent presence of Mahayana teachers in Bangkok – it is timely to consider some of the doctrinal differences between the lineages of Buddhism. Remember though, that it is not a competition, and we can all find much common ground. One question is about ‘Samsara’. Later schools took Samsara to mean a place. The …

Friday May 14th – Dhamma talk with Thai trans.

Note: the venue for this talk has been changed. Formerly we’d booked with DMG, Amarin Tower, but now we have changed to the equally convenient and comfortable Baan Aree Library, near Ari BTS Station. The reason for the switch is Amarin Tower is closing early each evening due to the ongoing protests in the area. For Baan Aree maps/directions see …

Detachment, Dispassion, Disenchantment – Dhamma talk with Jeff Oliver

Due to family sickness this talk has been cancelled. Best wishes to Jeff’s mother.  Our weekly group meditation will go ahead as normal though. Monday 22nd Australian meditation teacher Jeff Oliver will be in Bangkok and give a dhamma talk on the topic of ‘Detachment’ at the beautiful Ariyasom Villa. Jeff is a well known meditation …

Dhamma talk/meditation with Abbots of Abhayagiri Temple

After almost a year of planning, we are happy that Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro, joint abbots of Abhayagiri temple in California will pause their travel plans to stop and support the International Dhamma community in Bangkok. This is a special chance for us in Bangkok to meet with two such well known and respected Abbots from the Forest …

Notes on Last Talk of the Year…

Final notes on the final talk of the year in the Planet Yoga Series 2009: Hitchhiker’s Guide to Buddhism Over the last 8 weeks lots of people have been attending the Dhamma Talks at Planet Yoga. What is it that interests people? Some come from yoga groups, some from meditation groups. Some are Buddhist scholars …

Vipassana – Jeff’s book

A message from Jeff Oliver, who will be back in Bangkok next week and leading a meditation session at the beautiful Ariyasom Bangkok Boutique Hotel, Sukhumvit 1.  Jeff has also made his book on Vipassana available online for free – see below. Dear Friends, here is another update on my movements this year in case …

Out of Mind Experiences

 Following up from our group view of the Jill Bolte Taylor video at the Tai Pan Hotel. Our Little Bangkok meditation group met for discussion on meditation, vipassana, mindfulness and neurology, or the brain. Following is the report from the event. Jill Bolte Taylor certainly had some odd experiences during her stroke. Where other people …