In what will hopefully be a monthly event from now on, one of the forest monks in the lineage of Wat Pah Nanachat – the international forest temple in the North East of Thailand will give a public dhamma talk in English. It’s not quite clear at this point if it will be with Thai translation – probably it will be.
Forest Dharma at Baan Aree
Saturday 2nd April
9:30 – 11:30 am
Baan Aree is a delightful Dhamma oasis close to the Ari BTS Station. There is a library, Dhamma Hall, ponds, veggie food stalls, coffee shop and more. If you are in Bangkok you should definitely acquaint yourself with this niche.
And you will find some of the best value and most varied Vegetarian food in Bangkok in the 20 or so food stalls there.
This April the speaker is Ven. Acaro, a Western Monk currently establishing a centre north east of Bangkok. He has been a monk for 14 years.
We really want to encourage and support the foreign monks to come to Bangkok to give talks and lead meditation, so do support this new program. And lunch afterwards of course, is a good chance to meet or catch up with the wider Sangha.
Baan Aree Library is a thriving dhamma site with library, meeting hall, and lots of excellent events organised in Thai. The Library itself is open daily from 9 am – 7 pm and has a few books in English, including much of the Tripitaka (Scriptures). The new Dhamma Hall is airconditioned and set in the attractive grounds, with many very reasonably priced vegetarian food stalls open in the daytime.
Baan Aree has regular Dhamma meetings in Thai which are listed at their Thai website: http://baanaree.net/ .
The Library is directly on the Skytrain line. Go to Ari BTS station and walk back towards the victory monument about 20 meters and you should see the passage way to Baan Aree Library on the right hand side.
Baan Aree car park is accessible from the rear (Soi Ari 1) where you see the sign for ‘ BANANA FAMILY PARK ‘. Bus routes 8, 28, 29, 38, 54, 63, 74, 77, 108, 157, 177, 502, 503, 509, and 510 all pass by. Get out at Ari BTS Station.
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click map below for a wide area view of Baan Aree location: