HHPCR – Sat 15th January @ BIA

The first event with visiting popular Tibetan Dharma teacherhhpcr-2011

His Holiness Phakchok Rinpoche

1:30 – 4:30 pm

Event is free of charge – donations welcome, and will be forwarded to HHPCR’s temple and temple projects in Nepal.

Topic:

    Loving Kindness and Compassion in Buddhism

    with Avalokiteshvara Empowerment

 

Avalokiteshvara is the embodiment of compassion of all the Buddhas. In the Theravada tradition, Loving Kindness is translated as Metta and Compassion is Karuna. “Metta” is the wish for all sentient beings to be full of happiness and causes of happiness while “Karuna” is the wish for all sentient beings to be without suffering and without causes of suffering. These principles are very important in Buddhism and together with Mudita (sympathetic joy) and Upekkha (equanimity) they are called the 4 Immeasurables.

Avalokiteshvara is also known as Chenrezig in Tibetan or Kuan Yin in Chinese. It is spoken in the tantras and explained by Guru Rinpoche himself that just by calling his name and making a connection with him in any way, let alone by chanting the Avokiteshvara Mantra and doing the practice, all six classes of beings can be liberated from the six realms of samsara (hell, hungry ghost, animal, human, demi-god, and god realms), and all the sufferings contained therein, for example, birth, old age, sickness and death.

Location

This event is at the brand new Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives in Suan Rot Fai, near Mor Chit BTS station.

BIA 2This is the branch of Suan Mokh where the famous Buddhadasa Bhikkhu lived and taught for many years, and which is still a majour item on the spiritual tourism of Thailand ajenda.

The place is beautiful, and vast. Overlooking the parklands near Mor Chit BTS, the complex includes a library, book shop, huge verandah overhanging the lake, and lots of art and sculpture. In following years this place will definitely become the most vital centre of Buddhism in Bangkok. Expect a lot of great events to happen here.

Directions:

Go to Mor Chit BTS Station and walk through the park for about 20 minutes. Motorcycles are an option – but come on, you could do with the exercise, and it is a lovely park! You can also take a taxi from the BTS for about 45 baht. MRT users can go to Chatuchak Station or Pahonyothin station exit 3 (have not tried this one yet but should be slightly closer, but less pleasant walk)

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8 Responses to HHPCR – Sat 15th January @ BIA

  1. Pingback: Mongkol Sri – มงคลศรี » Blog Archive » Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche visit Jan 2011 สมเด็จพักชกริมโปเช บรรยายธรรม ม.ค. 2554

  2. Deb says:

    Does anyone know if there is safe passage from MRT exit over/under the expressway?

    • Cittasamvaro says:

      Yes – Donal said it was easy and very quick. There is a bridge to walk over from Pahonyothin station. The healthy option is to get out at Mor Chit and take the 20 minute walk through the park 🙂

  3. Dick Wang says:

    Very regret as I will be out of town for His Holiness Phakchok Rinpoche’s visit. Kindly put me on your list so that I could attend the next time round. Thank you!

  4. Cittasamvaro says:

    Actually I timed the walk if taking the park route (quicker than the road) from the Mor Chit BTS = 25 minutes.

    • Holly says:

      Depending on how fast you walk, ambient temperature, crowd level, kiosk offerings, etc.

  5. Deb says:

    Ah, so switching to MRT and taking exit 3 will not save me time (it looks so much closer on ur map!!)

    • Cittasamvaro says:

      The Pahonyothin MRT station is a lot closer than the Chatuchak station, according to Donal – who took that route. He says there is a handy bridge to get across the road, and it only takes a few minutes walk. How few is ‘few’ though?

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