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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 (5)

Monday Night Meditation

Rojana Dhamma Center, Asoke

Join a friendly group for meditation every Monday night from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm in Asok. Instruction will be given by either Phra Pandit, the British monk who created the Little Bangkok Sangha, 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 early 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. Donations As is usual with Buddhist teachings there is no charge for this event. The Little Bangkok Sangha does, however, follow the Buddhist custom of Dana. Dana is a Pali word which translates as generosity. The teachings are offered as an act of generosity and those receiving them can, if they wish, reciprocate by making donations. These go towards the teacher's costs, which include food, travel and medical expenses. A box for Dana will be provided. Every Monday · 6.30 pm Meet at the Rojana Center (see map below) · 7:00 pm Basic meditation instructions · 7:20 pm Group meditation · 8:00 pm Finish Schedule Monday 1st July: Phra Pandit Bhikkhu Monday 8th July: Andy Lowe Monday 15 July: Mary Pipes Monday 22 July: Phra Pandit Bhikkhu Monday 29 July: NO MEDITATION - CLOSED FOR THAI HOLIDAY Our Teachers Phra Pandit Bhikkhu is a British Buddhist monk who has been living in Thailand for 22 years. He chose Thailand as his place of ordination in 1996 after studying Buddhism and non-dual spirituality in various parts of the world for a number of years. He is the founder and principal teacher of the Little Bangkok Sangha which, for a long time, was the only sangha offering Dhamma in English in Bangkok. He is also a psychologist and University lecturer. Phra Pandit Bhikkhu has a reputation for being a very engaging speaker who effortlessly makes links between the Buddha’s wisdom teachings and contemporary understandings of consciousness. 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. 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 engaged in 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 on our Facebook page and Meet Up for announcements on these special events as the starting time may be different from our normal Monday night. 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 a friendly group for meditation every Monday night from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm in Asok. Instruction will be given by either Phra Pandit, the British monk who created the Little Bangkok Sangha, 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 early 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. As the Rojana Centre is a Thai Buddhist Centre, please wear something that is comfortable to sit in, and avoid tight-fitting clothes, shorts, sleeveless tops, and short skirts . Donations As is usual with Buddhist teachings, there is no charge for this event. When the evening is led by a monastic or invited lay teacher, however, the Little Bangkok Sangha follows the Buddhist custom of Dana. Dana is a Pali word which translates as generosity. The teachings are offered as an act of generosity, and those receiving them can, if they wish, reciprocate by making donations. These go towards the teacher's costs, which include food, travel, and medical expenses. A box for Dana will be provided. Details Every Monday · 6.30 pm Meet at the Rojana Center (see map below) · 7:00 pm Basic meditation instructions · 7:20 pm Group meditation · 8:00 pm Finish Schedule Monday 5th August: Michele Topel Monday 12th August: *HOLIDAY* No meditation Monday 19th August: Robin Moore Monday 26th August: Andy Lowe 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. Michele Topel Michele Topel is the co-founder of Mindful Life in Washington, DC which offers meditation classes, retreats and workshops to a diverse and underserved community in the urban area. She has been practicing insight meditation since 2011, and her teachers have included monastics from the Thai Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah as well as Sharon Salzburg, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach and Joseph Goldstein. She recently completed a two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification offered by The Greater Good Science Center at The University of California at Berkeley. She currently divides her time between Washington, DC and Bangkok, Thailand. 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. · In Thai, it is "Rojanatam" If you can’t see the map above click here: )

Monday Night Meditation

Rojana Dhamma Center, Asoke

Join a friendly group for meditation every Monday night from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm in Asok. Instruction will be given by either Phra Pandit, the British monk who created the Little Bangkok Sangha, 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 early 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. As the Rojana Centre is a Thai Buddhist Centre, please wear something that is comfortable to sit in, and avoid tight-fitting clothes, shorts, sleeveless tops, and short skirts . Donations As is usual with Buddhist teachings, there is no charge for this event. When the evening is led by a monastic or invited lay teacher, however, the Little Bangkok Sangha follows the Buddhist custom of Dana. Dana is a Pali word which translates as generosity. The teachings are offered as an act of generosity, and those receiving them can, if they wish, reciprocate by making donations. These go towards the teacher's costs, which include food, travel, and medical expenses. A box for Dana will be provided. Details Every Monday · 6.30 pm Meet at the Rojana Center (see map below) · 7:00 pm Basic meditation instructions · 7:20 pm Group meditation · 8:00 pm Finish Schedule Monday 5th August: Michele Topel Monday 12th August: *HOLIDAY* No meditation Monday 19th August: Robin Moore Monday 26th August: Andy Lowe 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. Michele Topel Michele Topel is the co-founder of Mindful Life in Washington, DC which offers meditation classes, retreats and workshops to a diverse and underserved community in the urban area. She has been practicing insight meditation since 2011, and her teachers have included monastics from the Thai Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah as well as Sharon Salzburg, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach and Joseph Goldstein. She recently completed a two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification offered by The Greater Good Science Center at The University of California at Berkeley. She currently divides her time between Washington, DC and Bangkok, Thailand. 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. · In Thai, it is "Rojanatam" If you can’t see the map above click here: )

Monday Night Meditation

Rojana Dhamma Center, Asoke

Join a friendly group for meditation every Monday night from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm in Asok. Instruction will be given by either Phra Pandit, the British monk who created the Little Bangkok Sangha, 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 early 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. As the Rojana Centre is a Thai Buddhist Centre, please wear something that is comfortable to sit in, and avoid tight-fitting clothes, shorts, sleeveless tops, and short skirts . Donations As is usual with Buddhist teachings, there is no charge for this event. When the evening is led by a monastic or invited lay teacher, however, the Little Bangkok Sangha follows the Buddhist custom of Dana. Dana is a Pali word which translates as generosity. The teachings are offered as an act of generosity, and those receiving them can, if they wish, reciprocate by making donations. These go towards the teacher's costs, which include food, travel, and medical expenses. A box for Dana will be provided. Details Every Monday · 6.30 pm Meet at the Rojana Center (see map below) · 7:00 pm Basic meditation instructions · 7:20 pm Group meditation · 8:00 pm Finish Schedule Monday 5th August: Michele Topel Monday 12th August: *HOLIDAY* No meditation Monday 19th August: Robin Moore Monday 26th August: Andy Lowe 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. Michele Topel Michele Topel is the co-founder of Mindful Life in Washington, DC which offers meditation classes, retreats and workshops to a diverse and underserved community in the urban area. She has been practicing insight meditation since 2011, and her teachers have included monastics from the Thai Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah as well as Sharon Salzburg, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach and Joseph Goldstein. She recently completed a two-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification offered by The Greater Good Science Center at The University of California at Berkeley. She currently divides her time between Washington, DC and Bangkok, Thailand. 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. · In Thai, it is "Rojanatam" If you can’t see the map above click here: )

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Monday Night Meditation

Rojana Dhamma Center, Asoke

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