A place to meditate
Every Monday, 7pm – 8pm, in a spacious shrine room a few minutes walk from the Underground (MRT) line, is a group sitting in the Shambhala Tradition, a reputable lineage and world wide organisation that stems from Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The meetings are run by lay organisers, but do include visits from Monastics or Lay Meditation teachers whenever possible (we will advertise these separately as and when they occur).
The Shambhala approach to meditation combines shamatha and vipashana (Insight and Concentration) with eyes open, hands on the thighs, using the breath as the object of mindfulness. The meditation is silent, but sometimes there is an introduction at the beginning, going through the points of posture, and the technique. Meditation instruction is available (for free), one on one, or in the group by a certified meditation instructor, meaning someone who has undergone the training course and been issued a teacher’s certificate by Shambhala International.
While the group will remain focussed on the Shambhala techniques and methods, meditators from other lineages are welcome to attend to benefit from the group sitting and practise according to their own style ( so long as it’s silent of course ). Sitting lasts 45 minutes, with 30 minutes or so afterwards for any questions or group talk.
Monterey Place Condominium Building
On the 7th Floor
398 Soi Phai Sing To, Rama 4 Rd.,
Khlong Toei, Bangkok
Take the subway to the Queen Sirikit Station, exit #4 to Soi Phai Sing To. You’ll see the building, “Monterey Place“, on the right as you’re coming up the escalator out of the subway.
Turn left to get to the soi, and follow the road around to the left, then right, to the front entrance of the building. Take the elevator to the 7th floor, exit to the left. The meditation room is next to the exercise equipment.
A limited amount of secure parking is available on site. These parking spaces must be reserved in advance via telephone or e-mail.
Phone: 086-788-7408 (Jamie) or 02-663-8477 (Andy)
You can contact via comments below, or via our contact page – which will be forwarded to Jamie and Andy.
(we don’t publish email addresses to prevent them being picked up by bots and spammed)
Below is an ariel snap shot, and diagram of directions to Monteray Place. Click to expand them.
“In meditation, we train the mind to wake up. First we train it to focus on what is happening in the moment, underneath our habitual self-absorption. The mindfulness and awareness we learn offer the revolutionary opportunity to observe the movement of the mind without being swept into it. In following the breath we soon see that thoughts are mere vibrations of the mind, not our personal identity. In relaxing our grip on “me,” we’re laying the foundation for a shift in attitude that has the power to change our lives.” ~Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche