Past Meetup

Mondays, come Meditate with a Monk

This Meetup is past

14 people went

Every week on Monday until December 2, 2018

Rojana Dhamma Center, Asoke

ประสานมิตร 148 Sukhumvit 23 · Bangkok

How to find us

Sukhumvit 23: walk 10 minutes (or take motorcycle) from Asoke BTS/Sukhumvit MRT

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While you’re in Thailand…
MEDITATE WITH A MONK
in the BIG SPACE at Rojana Center, Sukhumvit 23
Mondays, 6:45 - 8:15pm
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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.
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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

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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.

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◊ 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]

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