So far this January we have had the annual YBAT retreat and the mesmerizing talk by Sayadaw U Jotika.
The YBAT organisation has several large facilities in Bangkok and Pathum Thani, with another being built in Ayutthaya. They have 10’s of thousands of people pass through their retreats each year, but not much for the English speakers since it is hard to find good Thai teachers whose English is up to the job.
There were some 40+ participants, 11 Thai and the rest from various countries. The atmosphere was good, the place cool, bright and clean, and hopefully experienced yogis had chance to develop their practise, while the beginners could follow everything.
Last night was the Dhamma talk with Sayadaw U Jotika. The continuous translation makes it hard to follow if you are not patient. We invite him to speak in just English of course, but when he comes to Thailand it is usually for a rest. He is not in the best of health too, so understandably he avoids too many public appearances.
The MP3 of the talk will be posted up here on Littlebang when time permits, and a summary of the talk topic.
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