Meditaion class in Bangkok

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Meditaion class in Bangkok

Postby Caraka » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:41 am

Greetings,

I'm heading to Thailand for a couple of weeks.

Is there anyplace in Bangkok to take meditation class without commit yourself for seven days or more, preferable a place with english speaking teachers available?
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Re: Meditaion class in Bangkok

Postby appicchato » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:32 pm

Other than the desire for the experience (quite limited that they are), you may/can/will learn infinitely more about meditation investigating/contemplating/absorbing/practicing what is available on the net than a week in Bangkok...no offense meant to anyone in BKK...
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Re: Meditaion class in Bangkok

Postby pilgrim » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:34 pm

You can try contacting this group.
http://littlebang.wordpress.com/
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Re: Meditaion class in Bangkok

Postby Caraka » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:00 pm

Other than the desire for the experience (quite limited that they are), you may/can/will learn infinitely more about meditation investigating/contemplating/absorbing/practicing what is available on the net than a week in Bangkok...no offense meant to anyone in BKK...


Yes there is great teachers on internet, but I also like to talk with human beings :)

Litlebang itself looks a bit wierd to me, but section 5http://littlebang.wordpress.com/retreats/section-5/ that they link from their site looks like a nice place.

Thanks by the way :)
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Re: Meditaion class in Bangkok

Postby appicchato » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:43 pm

Hi there...

Been associated with Littlebang for a number of years and can recommend it highly...(littlebang.org)...

One other thought is that meditation and 'lik(ing) to talk to human beings' are two distinctly different endeavors (even if it pertains to meditation)...

Be well...and I hope you find what you're looking for while you're here...
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Re: Meditaion class in Bangkok

Postby Caraka » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:20 am

Thanks :)
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Re: Meditaion class in Bangkok

Postby gavesako » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:52 pm

Here you can find Ajahn Jayasaro's schedule with some talks in English:

http://jayasaro.panyaprateep.org/events.php
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Re: Meditaion class in Bangkok

Postby gavesako » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:12 am

หอจดหมายเหตุพุทธทาส อินทปัญโญ : Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives

Weekly International Lay Sangha Group Meeting

A regular 40 minute silent group sitting, followed by a dhamma talk, takes place each Tuesday evening at 6.30 pm.

It is designed to provide a weekly group synergy to support participants’ personal meditation practice. The estimated total time is about 2 hours – until about 8.30 pm.

Typical evening:

6:30 Arrive with a smile inside the BIA ‘A Taste of Nibbana’ meditation room on the 2nd floor. Greet friends briefly and settle oneself into the space.

6:45 Bell to announce the beginning of the silent sitting meditation. Many people will practice mindfulness of breathing and/or vipassana. You may conduct your own practice as long as it is silent meditation that respects the other participants. Sitting mats, cushions or chairs are available.

7:25 Bell to announce the end of the sitting meditation. Anyone who wish to leave at that point have the opportunity to do so.

7:30 After any departures, we intend to follow the sit with listening in silence to a recorded dhamma talk of between 20- 45 minutes. These may be selected from any of the Buddhist meditative traditions and from a variety of speakers of Theravada (Ajahn Buddhadasa, Ajahn Chah lineage etc…), Mahayana, Zen or other meditative traditions.
When it is possible we will have a visiting teacher to lead the meditation and conduct a talk.

At the conclusion of the talk, a hot drink will be available in the building.

Location

Suan Mokkh Bangkok - BIA is a 10 minute walk from the MRT Pahon Yothin Station (exit 3) and a 25 minute walk through the park from BTS Mochit Station.
MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/GkDI

We hope that this opportunity will provide encouragement to experienced as well as beginning meditators and will lead to renewed and strengthened mindfulness of daily life.
Please lend your energy by being a part of this lay sangha group. :)

Contact for information: mindful@bia.or.th
http://www.facebook.com/buddhadasaarchives

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Re: Meditaion class in Bangkok

Postby Caraka » Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:44 pm

Funny I did not read your post before 4pm today, a quick google and I was on my way. I was there ten minutes before it started. It was a nice place with nice people, and it was a nice session. Thank you.
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Re: Meditaion class in Bangkok

Postby gavesako » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:47 am

Some good events planned in November at BIA Bangkok:


International Lay Sangha Group
Special Event in November

"After the rains retreat @ BIA"

Meditation practice and Dhamma talk in English.

Tuesday, November 13; 6:30 PM
Dhammavidu Bhikkhu
Tan Dhammavidu Bhikkhu is an English monk who ordained 18 years ago and stays in Suan Mokkh, Chaiya, Surat Thani.

Thursday, November 15; 6:30 PM
Bhante Kondanna Bhikkhu
Bhante Homagama Kondanna is a Forest Tradition monk in the style of Ajahn Chah.

Tuesday, November 20; 6:30 PM
Jayasaro Bhikkhu
Ajahn Jayasaro was ordained in 1980 with Venerable Ajahn Chah as his preceptor. Ajahn Jayasaro was the Abbot of Wat Pah Nanachat.

Tuesday, November 27; 6:30 PM
Ajahn Santikaro
Special talk : "On Being a Student of Ajahn Buddhadasa"
Santikaro lived at Suan Mokkh with Ajahn Buddhadasa for nine years.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/suanmokkhbangkok/events
Download pdf at http://www.bia.or.th/pdf/after_the_rains_retreat.pdf

This is the English program.
Contact for information/registration: mindful@bia.or.th

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