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Mondays, come Meditate with a Monk
⇓ While you’re in Thailand… MEDITATE WITH A MONK in the BIG SPACE at Rojana Center, Sukhumvit 23 Mondays, 6:45 - 8:15pm _______________________________ Join dozens of other meditators and yogis in our new weekly 'Meditate with a Monk' program at our bigger center. You have seen monks around in Thailand, and probably on the news - now is the chance to meditate with one yourself. This is free style meditation – however you prefer to meditate, and whichever tradition you have experienced before, you are welcome to use your own preferred system. If you are a beginner, you are welcome to join - some brief instructions will be given to get you started. There is no charge, and no set method - you are welcome to practice in your own fashion. Some meditation tips are suggested for 10 minutes at the start of each session. _______________________________ Meditation is not so easy – there are always countless distractions to waylay you. And even if you do sit, there are countless thoughts and worries that will claim your attention. Take the long view – like anything good, it takes lots of practice and patience. Coming out once a week to sit with others is a really strong tool for strengthening resolve and making a statement to yourself that this monkey mind is something that can be refined. There is no charge, and no need to reserve a place. There's no dress code. We have sitting mats and cushions galore for you. So come, meditate with a monk, Mondays. • 7:00 pm Meet at the spacious Rojana Center, Suk. 23 • 7:20 basic meditation instructions • 7:30 group meditation • 8:15 finish ____________________________________________ What's a monk? Sessions are led by British born Pandit Bhikkhu, ordained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand since 1996. He’s the organiser behind the little Bangkok Sangha activities in Bangkok. Buddhist monks in Thailand fulfil a number of roles - administrators, social workers, teachers of Pali language, Buddhist philosophy, and meditation. Different temples emphasise different roles. There's a much broader spectrum of roles than you would expect. In Thailand virtually all Buddhism is under the 'Theravada' style, which is the closest to the hostorical Buddha as one can get. ________________________________________________ ◊ Getting there: Please follow our 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 for 'Rojana'– they know the way. (if you can't see the map above, click : ) A few tips: • Don’t ask locals or taxi drivers the way – they will probably not know the Rojana Centre, and will send you somewhere else instead. •Taxis do all know Sukhumvit 23, so go there and find your own way. • Follow our own 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 (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zHWXMOeg9e70.k8OWvyUN6lSo&usp=sharing) Here are the GPS coordinates if you prefer :[masked],[masked] ___________________________________________ facebook group is here (https://www.facebook.com/groups/165769306815624/) main website is here (http://www.littlebang.org/) video channel is here (https://www.youtube.com/user/littlebangdotorg/videos)

Rojana Dhamma Center, Asoke

ประสานมิตร 148 Sukhumvit 23 · Bangkok

What we're about

Hi - welcome to our Little Bangkok Sangha.

When I came to Bangkok in 2001 there was no dharma in English to be found. The temples are all happy to compete for the tourist dollar, but there was no explanations, no sangha, no friends on the path.

So I started the ball rolling. That was 2007. Now we organize lots of events, and bring people together from all kinds of meditation backgrounds.

There are regular dhamma talks, workshops, discussion events, lunches and sometimes retreats. It depends on visiting teachers schedules.

Since we have no permanent venue of our own (yet) we have few costs. Pretty much everything we do is without cost - except for retreats of course - but even those are as low cost as we can make it.

I hope you can join in. If you are new it takes a while for your face and name to be remembered, but you should find an interesting mix of people. (plus a few real oddballs!)

The full website is at www.littlebang.org - the calendars there feature all events, arranged by us and other groups. Here on Meetup we only feature our own events - that's already a ton of emails that Meetup sends out!!

Hope to meet you.

Pandit Bhikkhu

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