Trip to Pak Chong
Dhamma Talk with Ajahn Jayasaro
Your last chance to book and make a deposit is Monday 29th August. After that we will fix the number of minivans and seats available.
We will be taking some minivans up to Pak Chong to see Ajahn Jayasaro on Sunday 4th September for a dhamma talk in English:
The site in Pak Chong is very pleasant and cooler than Bangkok. There is plenty of room.
Ajahn Jayasaro does a public talk there every 1st and 3rd Sunday morning of the month in Thai. We will be there in the afternoon for a special talk in English only.
- Meet at Baan Aree before 8:30am
- Leave Baan Aree 9:00 am
- Lunch in Pak Chong (each person pays individually for lunch)
- Dhamma Talk Q&A 1-2:30
- Leave for Bangkok 3 pm
Mini-van space is 300 baht per person. Please pay in advance to reserve your spot, at any of our public gatherings.
Costing : the vans are about 2500 each. We’ll give free spaces to any monks who would like to join. If we fill all the seats there will be excess funds, but if we get 2 vans for 16 people it’s only 7 or 8 paying people per van …. so please understand, it is hard to judge numbers. Any excess from this trip will go into group funds and used for inviting other teachers, and any shortfall will be made up from group funds.
Anyone who would like to drive themselves is welcome to join. No need to book in advance, though if you let us know via the comments box below it is useful. You can go by yourself, or follow the van(s). Actually it is helpful if you have space in your car to meet the main group at Baan Aree and maybe take some passenger overflow. It is about 1hr 15 mins drive.
.. should not need any introduction. He was born on the Isle of Wight in 1958. He joined Ajahn Sumedho’s community for the Rains Retreat as an anagarika in 1978. In November of that year he left for Wat Pa Pong in Northeast Thailand where he ordained as a novice in the following year, and as a bhikkhu in 1980 with Venerable Ajahn Cha as his preceptor. From 1997 until 2002 Ajahn Jayasaro was the Abbot of Wat Pa Nanachat.
He is hugely popular and sought after speaker, whose dhamma is always refreshing and to the point. It is well worth the trip out to this great location on the cool Kao Yai mountainside, to join this event.
We had a Dhamma talk with Ajahn Jayasaro last year : Photos here
and also last November 2009 : photos
Please note you are asked not to go to the place at Pak Chong at other times. It is a private family compound, not a public temple, and no one will be permitted past the compound guard box onto the private property except on specified open days.
Meeting point location:
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).
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: