Kalyanamitta – Spiritual Friends @ Ariyasom Thrs 9th Jan

¤ A New Year in Bangkok Kalyanamitta – Your Role in Other’s Paths Short Dhamma Reflection and Meditation at Ariyasom, Sukhumvit Soi 1  Thursday 9th January Few people can establish a really regular and consistent practise alone – many read the books or even the Suttas, but to translate that into a systematic daily meditation …

Ajahn Amaro at Baan Aree

Ajahn Amaro, Abbot of Wat Amaravati temple in the UK since the departure of Luang Phor Sumedho, will give a talk in English at the excellent Baan Aree (Ari BTS) on Saturday 22nd June. Ajahn Amaro is a gifted teacher and leader, which is why he was the natural figure to take on the European …

Dhamma Talk with Grahame White

Continuing our project to invite interesting and capable meditation and dhamma teachers for the furthering of meditation, mindfulness and vipassana in Bangkok :  Sunday 13th January Dhamma Talk with visiting teacher Grahame White Ariyasom Villa at the end of Sukhumvit Soi One “Establishing a Regular Meditation Practise” 6:30pm gather 7-8:15 Talk and meditation  _________________________________ I …

2 evening session with Jeff Oliver

Special Program Dhamma Talk and Meditation with international meditation teacher Jeff Oliver at Ariyasom Villa, Sukhumvit Soi 1 Map ->     Tuesday 4th December 2012 6:30 – 8:15 pm Forgiveness Explained in Three parts – Detailed advice on the systematic technique of forgiveness for oneself and others. This practice is indispensible for spiritual awakening and …

Jeff Oliver at WFB 1st May

Sunday 1st May 2011 Meditation teacher Jeff Oliver will lead the monthly workshop at the World Fellowship of Buddhists HQ on the topic of “Meditation for Everyone’ Jeff: Jeff Oliver is a full time meditation teacher, running retreats, workshops and talks in many countries, especially Turkey, where monks find it difficult to travel. He was a …

Buddhist approach to health … video blog

Tony (who many of you will know well) together with Loyd, has started a video blog on ‘A Buddhist Approach to Health’. They’ll be looking at some of the connections between mind and body – how can mental development aid your health… Here are the first 2 videos – an interview with a Dr Paul Johnson: You can …

Guest Post – Paul Garrigan

Following is a special post to Littlebang.org by Paul Garrigan – author of a book ‘Dead Drunk’ which describes his journey to overcoming alcohol addiction at one of Thailand’s most famous temples – Wat Tahm Krabok. (Anyone else have any blogs to contribute? Send them in. Book reviews, or other topics relating to Buddhism or meditation….) …

Lama Yeshe Nyingpo

Ram – our resident Tibetan Buddhism follower, has sent out the following message. As time is too short to make proper announcments, biographies, maps etc, the message is given below as received: ********* I would like to inform you that Lama Yeshe Nyingpo (a former monk and Vajra master from France) will be making an informal visit …

Report: Dhamma Talk Series 2010

    This year’s Dhamma Talk Series finished at the end of October. We had met for 6 weeks at the Pharmaceutical Association of Thailand, for Talks and some meditation. I arrange this set of events each year, mainly due to the absence of other Dhamma programs in Bangkok. It takes a lot of work …

2010: Talk Topics

LIFE in the Frame of Mindfulness 5th Annual Dhamma Talk Series: Sept-Oct 2010 Talk Topics   For general information on this series, including maps, bio, background etc.. click here.   1. Thursday September 23rd A Matter of Mindfulness It has become the keyword in modern psychology, and has been the cornerstone of Buddhist Insight Meditation …

National Holiday lunch @ Annapurna

Get a bit closer to our Little Bangkok Sangha Thursday 12th August is a national holiday. You should all have a day off! We will Meet ‘n Eat at our favourite Indian Veggie restaurant on Tanon Pan (runs between Silom and Sathorn). The place is called Annapurna (also known as Mashoors) The service might not be too sharp, …

Control your mind

In Vipassana circuits today it is taught that you should observe, and not control. But keeping the observing mind, mindfulness, is a form of control. It is maintaining a sense of presence. Yes, you are not controlling with force of will, trying to channel thinking in a particular direction, but nonetheless you are controlling. throughout the …

Ajahn Wimaok – July 31st

Saturday 31st July 2010 we will host Ajahn Wimaok at Ariyasom for a special session on the topic Awareness of Consciousness Dhamma Talk and special meditation instruction on open awareness meditation with Ajahn Wimaok ——————-**—————— Many of you will know Ajahn Wimaok already. He is a Thai monk, and a genuine meditator. He speaks from direct experience, rather than repeating formulas as …

Monday – weekly meditation

  MONDAYS This program has now finished – we will look at restarting a weekly meditation in Nov 2010 Bangkok Meditation Group Every Monday – “Just Meditation” at Ariaysom Villa. Monday group meditation, open for all, free style – you are welcome to follow your own meditation system, or to get instructions for meditation before or …

One day Meditaiton Workshop

Sorry – as of Thursday 13th May (morning) this workshop is fully booked, and we cannot accept any more registration. We will do more in the near future. For other events had back to our home page. Saturday 15th May, visiting teacher Venerable Pannyavaro will lead a one-day meditation workshop at the spacious, cool and quiet …

Kathmandu Healing Meditation April 11

This month’s Kathmandu meditation will be on Sunday April 11th. April’s Healing Meditation workshop will comprise of light chi kung warm up exercise bringing instant energy into the body (especially beneficial for a long flight on the plane), Tibetan’s calm abiding Shamatha meditation and vajrasattva practice of purifying negative emotions and illnesses in the body. …

Why you should not gossip:

Keep this in mind the next time you are about to repeat a rumour or spread gossip. In ancient Greece (469-399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom.One day an acquaintance ran up to him excitedly and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about Diogenes?” “Wait a moment,” Socrates replied, “Before …