Shambala Meditation Mondays

Shambhala Meditation

 Every Monday

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.

 

Address:

Monterey Place Condominium Building
On the 7th Floor
398 Soi Phai Sing To, Rama 4 Rd.,
Khlong Toei, Bangkok

Directions:

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.

Contact

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

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6 Responses to Shambala Meditation Mondays

  1. rina segal says:

    would like tojoin the meditation but need some guidance for the first time.

  2. Cittasamvaro says:

    Jamie is there every week, and is a registered Shambhala meditation instructor. Also on Thursdays in the Living Dhamma series, there will be basic instructions, though perhaps not chance to talk one to one.

  3. bill shean mike hyman says:

    hello Shambhala Thailand,
    We are a Buddhist gay couple who will be in Thailand for Feb and March. We would like to be with fellow buddhists for Shambhala day and to practice some other times.we are both older practicioners – meditation instructors etc…would love to practice and visit with sangha for at least shambhala day…any other practice centers in thailand?

    thanks,
    bill shean and mike hyman

  4. Craig Smith says:

    Hi, I’m an ol’ Shambhala guy (and lost-lost friend of Bill Shean mentioned above) and am a visiting professor at Chulalongkorn University working with Proj Soraj in the philosophy department. I’m teaching a seminar series “Buddha in the 21st century” (mentioned elsewhere on this site) and doing a research project that involves linking the ministers of the new Abhisit government to the leaders in the telecom and IT industries. I am living at Chula in a faculty residence but still maintain my home in Seattle. I’m a Shambhala instructor as well, know Jamie and hope to join on Mondays. Eager to connect with new and old friends. By the way, I love to hang out and sit in the evening prayer sessions at Wat Sa Tat from 7-9 and welcome anyone who wants to join. My email is craigwarrensmith@hotmail.com. Mobile is 08-0454-3278. Craig Smith

  5. Cittasamvaro says:

    Glad you will be in town and I will be at your following lectures so far as I can .

  6. Hi guys, I didn’t realize this link was still up here; it’s got the wrong address listed for us. We’re now on Narathiwat soi 15, yaek 8, house #29. You can get there on the skytrain (Chong Nonsi station), exit on the side near the McDonalds, and then take a taxi or motorcycle from there to Soi 15; turn left, then go down a few blocks and turn right on #8. It’s the last house on the right. You can also see a map on our website, http://www.bangkok.shambhala.info, or call me if you need help finding it: 086-788-7408. All the best, Jamie

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