Sorry – the meditation workshop below is fully booked now. We will do more in the future!
Before they leave for an extended stay at Wat Kow Tahm, Mike and Helge will by popular demand, be leading one more one-day meditation workshop at the beautiful Ariyasom Villa Boutique Hotel.
Back in September they led 2 one day workshops over a weekend, with some 60+ participants. Everyone gave positive feedback. Their style is calm and measured – sitting and walking meditation based on mindful awareness in the Mahasi Sayadaw style, with some instruction and reflections interspersed. They will be available for private interview if anyone wishes to discuss their meditation directly.
The workshop is free of charge, so we won’t be collecting deposits. But there is only be room for 30 participants, so please be VERY sure you will be attending. It is open only to those who book in advance and who will participate in the whole day, due to shortage of space and the interest in the teachers.
Saturday 14th November
One Day Meditation Workshop
With Mike and Helge
Assist. Teachers Wat Kow Tahm
In English (questions in German also ok)
9.00 am -9.55 am: Introduction talk (ca.20 min), meditation instructions and sitting meditation
10.00 am – 10.40 am: walking meditation instructions (ca. 10 min) and walking
10.45am – 11.30 am: short talk (ca. 7 min) and guided Compassion/Loving Kindness meditation
11.35 am – 12 pm: walking meditation
——— 12 pm – 1.30 pm lunch break (talking) ——-
1.30 pm – 2.10 pm: talk on wise reflections (ca. 20 min) and meditation
2.15 pm – 2.40 pm: walking
2.45 pm – 3.10 pm sitting
3.15 pm- 3.30 pm standing meditation instructions (ca. 4 min) and standing
3.30 pm – 3.55 pm: walking
4.00 pm: guided meditation, then public questions and answers
5 pm Official finish – those who would like to meet and chat with Mike and Helge are free to do so afterwards. The dhamma hall will remain open for meditation in the evening.
The workshop will be very structured and close with the teachers, so only those attending the FULL DAY and booked in advance may join during the daytime sessions.
Wat Kow Tahm has been well known for the last 20+ years for the regular 10 day meditation retreats open to the public. They also have longer and more private retreats for old students. The program has been led by Steve and Rosemary who gave a talk for us last time they passed through Bangkok (and have an open invite to do so again). Many of our regulars with ‘littlebang’ have done retreats at Wat Kow Tahm and it comes highly recommended.
Mike and Helge are the senior assistant teachers at Wat Kow Tahm and regularly take of the reigns leading the retreats or doing the interviews.
Mike Sansom (Australia), born 1970 and has been meditating since 1994. Helge Sansom (Germany), born 1968 and has been meditating since 1997. Both are long term students of Rosemary and Steve Weissman, living and working at Wat Kow Tahm since 1999.
Many people have commented we have had a lot of Dhamma Talks, but no so much in the way of actual ‘nitty gritty’ meditation instruction. So this workshop will focus directly on the ‘How-To’ of insight meditation based on the Foundations of Mindfulness.
The event is kindly hosted free of charge by the fabulous Ariyasom Villa boutique hotel, at the end of Sukhumvit Soi 1. Most of our regulars will know this location well – it is a real oasis of tranquility, style and calm, right in the middle of Bangkok. Lunch and refreshments will be provided free of charge for participants. Map and Photos are below
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65 Sukhumvit Sukhumvit “>Soi 1, Sukhumvit Road,
Klongtoey Nua, Wattana,
Tel. 02 254 8880
Directions couldn’t be easier. Go down Sukhumvit Soi 1 straight to the very end, and you will see Ariyasom Villa on the left.
For Skytrain users, take the Ploen Chit Station.
Map to Ariyasom
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