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

Upcoming events (4)

Monday Night Meditation

Rojana Dhamma Center, Asoke

Join us for our regular Monday night meditation in Asok 6.30pm to 8.00pm. We are a friendly group of meditators who meet every week. Instruction is given by either a British monk, a former monastic, or by experienced lay teachers. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experienced meditators. We meet to support and encourage each other in our practice. If you are a beginner some instructions will be given; experienced meditators can develop their own practice. You are welcome to arrive from 6.30pm onwards so you can get to meet new people, have a cup of tea or coffee and start to let the tensions of the day slip away before you sit at 7pm. Details Every Monday 6.30 pm Meet at the Rojana Center, Asok (see map below) 7:00 pm Basic meditation instructions 7:20 pm Group meditation 8:00 pm Finish Schedule Monday 1st April: Robin Moore Monday 8th April: Andy Lowe Monday 15th April: NO MEDITATION – Centre closed for Songkran Monday 22nd April: Mary Pipes Monday 29th April: Andy Lowe Please note there may be changes to Venerable Pandit’s schedule Our Teachers Andy Lowe Andy Lowe has been a Buddhist for 38 years since he joined the Tibetan Buddhist Karma Kagyu group. Prior to his retirement he led and ran the Glasgow Karma Kagyu Buddhist Centre in Scotland UK for ten years. His main Buddhist teacher is the Venerable Ringu Tulku Rinpoche who is the 17th Karmapa’s main representative in Europe. He has benefitted from instruction in meditation from several of the world’s leading Tibetan Buddhist teachers. Andy is a research methodologist specializing in grounded theory and lives in Bangkok when not travelling to different countries to teach. Robin Moore Robin Moore was a monk in the Thai Forest tradition of Luang Por Chah for 18 years, living in both Thailand and the UK. The latter included four years (2003 to 2007) as abbot of Hartridge Monastery in Devon, UK. He is a translator from Thai into English and his work includes Bhikkhu Payutto’s Buddhadhamma. He lives in Bangkok. Mary Pipes Mary Pipes has been following a Buddhist path for over 20 years. Her principal teachers are Kittisaro and Thanissara, both of whom were monastics with Luang Por Chah. After training with the Karuna Foundation in the UK, she worked as a Buddhist Psychotherapist for many years in the UK and Asia. She is about to start a two and a half year Dharmapala training with Kittisaro and Thanissara. Since living in Bangkok she has helped Phra Pandit organise events for the Little Bangkok Sangha. Visiting Teachers During the year, visiting teachers will take some of the Monday nights for us. Keep a look out for announcements on these special events as the starting time may be different from our normal Monday night. Getting there 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 fourway 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 is extremely precise! In Thai the centre is known as Rojanatam If you can’t see the map above click here: ) Here is the Google Map if you prefer that method And here are the GPS coordinates:[masked],[masked]

Monday Night Meditation

Rojana Dhamma Center, Asoke

Join us for our regular Monday night meditation in Asok 6.30pm to 8.00pm. We are a friendly group of meditators who meet every week. Instruction is given by either a British monk, a former monastic, or by experienced lay teachers. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experienced meditators. We meet to support and encourage each other in our practice. If you are a beginner some instructions will be given; experienced meditators can develop their own practice. You are welcome to arrive from 6.30pm onwards so you can get to meet new people, have a cup of tea or coffee and start to let the tensions of the day slip away before you sit at 7pm. Details Every Monday 6.30 pm Meet at the Rojana Center, Asok (see map below) 7:00 pm Basic meditation instructions 7:20 pm Group meditation 8:00 pm Finish Schedule Monday 1st April: Robin Moore Monday 8th April: Andy Lowe Monday 15th April: NO MEDITATION – Centre closed for Songkran Monday 22nd April: Mary Pipes Monday 29th April: Andy Lowe Please note there may be changes to Venerable Pandit’s schedule Our Teachers Andy Lowe Andy Lowe has been a Buddhist for 38 years since he joined the Tibetan Buddhist Karma Kagyu group. Prior to his retirement he led and ran the Glasgow Karma Kagyu Buddhist Centre in Scotland UK for ten years. His main Buddhist teacher is the Venerable Ringu Tulku Rinpoche who is the 17th Karmapa’s main representative in Europe. He has benefitted from instruction in meditation from several of the world’s leading Tibetan Buddhist teachers. Andy is a research methodologist specializing in grounded theory and lives in Bangkok when not travelling to different countries to teach. Robin Moore Robin Moore was a monk in the Thai Forest tradition of Luang Por Chah for 18 years, living in both Thailand and the UK. The latter included four years (2003 to 2007) as abbot of Hartridge Monastery in Devon, UK. He is a translator from Thai into English and his work includes Bhikkhu Payutto’s Buddhadhamma. He lives in Bangkok. Mary Pipes Mary Pipes has been following a Buddhist path for over 20 years. Her principal teachers are Kittisaro and Thanissara, both of whom were monastics with Luang Por Chah. After training with the Karuna Foundation in the UK, she worked as a Buddhist Psychotherapist for many years in the UK and Asia. She is about to start a two and a half year Dharmapala training with Kittisaro and Thanissara. Since living in Bangkok she has helped Phra Pandit organise events for the Little Bangkok Sangha. Visiting Teachers During the year, visiting teachers will take some of the Monday nights for us. Keep a look out for announcements on these special events as the starting time may be different from our normal Monday night. Getting there 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 fourway 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 is extremely precise! In Thai the centre is known as Rojanatam If you can’t see the map above click here: ) Here is the Google Map if you prefer that method And here are the GPS coordinates:[masked],[masked]

Monday Night Meditation

Rojana Dhamma Center, Asoke

Join us for our regular Monday night meditation in Asok 6.30pm to 8.00pm. We are a friendly group of meditators who meet every week. Instruction is given by either a British monk, a former monastic, or by experienced lay teachers. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experienced meditators. We meet to support and encourage each other in our practice. If you are a beginner some instructions will be given; experienced meditators can develop their own practice. You are welcome to arrive from 6.30pm onwards so you can get to meet new people, have a cup of tea or coffee and start to let the tensions of the day slip away before you sit at 7pm. Details Every Monday 6.30 pm Meet at the Rojana Center, Asok (see map below) 7:00 pm Basic meditation instructions 7:20 pm Group meditation 8:00 pm Finish Schedule Monday 1st April: Robin Moore Monday 8th April: Andy Lowe Monday 15th April: NO MEDITATION – Centre closed for Songkran Monday 22nd April: Mary Pipes Monday 29th April: Andy Lowe Please note there may be changes to Venerable Pandit’s schedule Our Teachers Andy Lowe Andy Lowe has been a Buddhist for 38 years since he joined the Tibetan Buddhist Karma Kagyu group. Prior to his retirement he led and ran the Glasgow Karma Kagyu Buddhist Centre in Scotland UK for ten years. His main Buddhist teacher is the Venerable Ringu Tulku Rinpoche who is the 17th Karmapa’s main representative in Europe. He has benefitted from instruction in meditation from several of the world’s leading Tibetan Buddhist teachers. Andy is a research methodologist specializing in grounded theory and lives in Bangkok when not travelling to different countries to teach. Robin Moore Robin Moore was a monk in the Thai Forest tradition of Luang Por Chah for 18 years, living in both Thailand and the UK. The latter included four years (2003 to 2007) as abbot of Hartridge Monastery in Devon, UK. He is a translator from Thai into English and his work includes Bhikkhu Payutto’s Buddhadhamma. He lives in Bangkok. Mary Pipes Mary Pipes has been following a Buddhist path for over 20 years. Her principal teachers are Kittisaro and Thanissara, both of whom were monastics with Luang Por Chah. After training with the Karuna Foundation in the UK, she worked as a Buddhist Psychotherapist for many years in the UK and Asia. She is about to start a two and a half year Dharmapala training with Kittisaro and Thanissara. Since living in Bangkok she has helped Phra Pandit organise events for the Little Bangkok Sangha. Visiting Teachers During the year, visiting teachers will take some of the Monday nights for us. Keep a look out for announcements on these special events as the starting time may be different from our normal Monday night. Getting there 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 fourway 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 is extremely precise! In Thai the centre is known as Rojanatam If you can’t see the map above click here: ) Here is the Google Map if you prefer that method And here are the GPS coordinates:[masked],[masked]

Monday Night Meditation

Rojana Dhamma Center, Asoke

Join us for our regular Monday night meditation in Asok 6.30pm to 8.00pm. We are a friendly group of meditators who meet every week. Instruction is given by either a British monk, a former monastic, or by experienced lay teachers. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experienced meditators. We meet to support and encourage each other in our practice. If you are a beginner some instructions will be given; experienced meditators can develop their own practice. You are welcome to arrive from 6.30pm onwards so you can get to meet new people, have a cup of tea or coffee and start to let the tensions of the day slip away before you sit at 7pm. Details Every Monday 6.30 pm Meet at the Rojana Center, Asok (see map below) 7:00 pm Basic meditation instructions 7:20 pm Group meditation 8:00 pm Finish Schedule Monday 1st April: Robin Moore Monday 8th April: Andy Lowe Monday 15th April: NO MEDITATION – Centre closed for Songkran Monday 22nd April: Mary Pipes Monday 29th April: Andy Lowe Please note there may be changes to Venerable Pandit’s schedule Our Teachers Andy Lowe Andy Lowe has been a Buddhist for 38 years since he joined the Tibetan Buddhist Karma Kagyu group. Prior to his retirement he led and ran the Glasgow Karma Kagyu Buddhist Centre in Scotland UK for ten years. His main Buddhist teacher is the Venerable Ringu Tulku Rinpoche who is the 17th Karmapa’s main representative in Europe. He has benefitted from instruction in meditation from several of the world’s leading Tibetan Buddhist teachers. Andy is a research methodologist specializing in grounded theory and lives in Bangkok when not travelling to different countries to teach. Robin Moore Robin Moore was a monk in the Thai Forest tradition of Luang Por Chah for 18 years, living in both Thailand and the UK. The latter included four years (2003 to 2007) as abbot of Hartridge Monastery in Devon, UK. He is a translator from Thai into English and his work includes Bhikkhu Payutto’s Buddhadhamma. He lives in Bangkok. Mary Pipes Mary Pipes has been following a Buddhist path for over 20 years. Her principal teachers are Kittisaro and Thanissara, both of whom were monastics with Luang Por Chah. After training with the Karuna Foundation in the UK, she worked as a Buddhist Psychotherapist for many years in the UK and Asia. She is about to start a two and a half year Dharmapala training with Kittisaro and Thanissara. Since living in Bangkok she has helped Phra Pandit organise events for the Little Bangkok Sangha. Visiting Teachers During the year, visiting teachers will take some of the Monday nights for us. Keep a look out for announcements on these special events as the starting time may be different from our normal Monday night. Getting there 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 fourway 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 is extremely precise! In Thai the centre is known as Rojanatam If you can’t see the map above click here: ) Here is the Google Map if you prefer that method And here are the GPS coordinates:[masked],[masked]

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