Dhamma Talk at
At the Shambhala meeting room, Monteray Place (see map below)
7pm – 8:30 (ish)
Short Dhamma Talk and meditation
Searching for the Inner Guru
with British Bhikkhu Phra Cittasamvaro
Developing meditation and other qualities seems to be impossible. No matter what kind of self you invent or seek to become, it always floods from your grasp at the first obstacle. Whoever it is you try to become, it takes no time at all for that new ‘self’ to disappear, and you are back to the old you; monkey mind, impatient, and full fo desires.
The Christian mystics say that you cannot approach God by your own efforts, only grace can do that for you. Is this compatible with the Buddhist outlook? Can you become a new self, by your own efforts?
The inner guru is there for all people. It cannot be created, it cannot be planned, and it is not governed by your self or desires. It is what emerges when ‘you’ get out of the way. Your character remains, but it changes the more you train the mind to step outside of the self.
The Shambhala group meet every Monday evening, and all are welcome. It is free of charge, and meditation instruction is offered in the Shambhala method. If you have your own method of meditation, you are always welcome to attend, and meditate silently together. Monday 28th is a good chance for all of us to go along and acquaint ourselves with the location and group.
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)