to be rescheduled for a later date
An organised trip to see and listen to Ajahn Jayasaro leaves Bangkok on Sunday 21 of September, heading for the day to Kao Yai, in Pak Chong, a couple of hours outside Bangkok. Note – you only have until Thursday 18th Sept to book your place!
Meet at Robinson’s parking lot on Rachadapisek (Thai Cultural Center MRT stop) at 9:30am on Sunday 21st September 2008 and go in vans together with a pack lunch. Meeting point is near to Starbucks.
The cost of the vans is split between the people who go, and so varies depending how full the vans are, but typically it should work out to 400 Baht or less. You must book your place in advance via the contacts given below by Saturday September 18th
10am – Depart Bangkok from the parking lot of Robinson’s (near Starbucks) on Ratchapisek Rd at 10am. If taking MRT, one would get off at the Thai Cultural Center MRT station and take the exit for Robinson’s/Carrefour.
12 noon – Arrive Kao Yai/Pak Chong
12-1pm – Enjoy your bag lunch on the center grounds
1pm – Dhamma talk by Ajahn Jayasaro
2pm – Guided meditation (seated)
2:45 – Break
3pm – Questions & Answers
TWO options for the return trip:
4:30pm – VAN 1 departs for Bangkok for those who need to return home, arrives Bkk 6:30 (ish)
5:30pm – VAN 2 leaves for Bangkok arriving around 7:30. This leaves an hour to enjoy the beautiful parkland setting and chat to the other people.
Call: Storm Walker on 02-539-5422 to confirm your seat on the minivan in English or Thai
Please contact Veronique on 084-651-6167 on the day of the trip if anything comes up.
You can also contact on the comments form below, or privately via the contact page and it will be forwarded to one of the regulars who visit Ajahn.
Generally Ajahn Jayasaro’s events are in Thai, so this is one of the few opportunities for English speakers, and is repeated roughly every 3 months or so. We’ll give more advance notice next time though…
Ajahn Jayasaro was abbot of Wat Pah Nanachat, the International Forest Monastery in the North-East of Thailand for many years before handing the reigns to other disciples of Ajahn Chah. He now lives in quiet retreat at various forest resorts, occasionally giving talks and meditation sessions in Thai and English.
While he will need little introduction for those connected to Buddhism in Thailand, you can read a brief biography of Ajahn Jayasaro at ForestSangha.org .
Map: (underground MRT line)