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December 2012 events

This December we have several events coming up – 3 talks with meditation teacher Jeff Oliver, fresh off a month long tour of Malaysian dhamma centres where he’s been offering teachings and leading meditation. On Thursday 6th, Ajahn Pasanno, head … Continue reading

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3 Day Special Program

3 Night Special Program Dhamma Talk and Meditation with international meditation teacher Jeff Oliver    Tuesday 4th December 2012    Forgiveness Explained in Three parts – Detailed advice on the systematic technique of forgiveness for oneself and others. This practice … Continue reading

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Renewed activities

This month we are renewing our Dhamma Activities in Bangkok. But you are receiving this via the old website, which will be discontinued this year. Please head over to the permanent website at WWW.littlebang.org Sign up for updates there – … Continue reading

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An Audience With Ajahn Viradhammo

Monday 30th January 6:30-8:30 pm hosted by DMG, Bodhgaya Hall An Audience with Ajahn Viradhammo Abbot of Tisarana Monastery, Ottawa, Canada Ajahn Viradhammo We are very glad to welcome Ajahn Viradhammo, one of the most senior Western Abbots in the … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 92,000 times in 2011. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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An Audience with Ajahn Pasanno

Friday 6th January 2012 An Audience with Ajahn Pasanno At DMG (Amarin Tower) Chit Lom This January we are again honoured with the presence of Ajahn Pasanno, abbot of Wat Abhayagiri in California. Ajahn Pasanno is the most senior Western … Continue reading

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Special Guest – Michelle McDonald – Weds 4th January 2012

Our Little Bangkok Sangha is back in business this January! Wednesday 4th January Michelle McDonald will share her extensive wisdom gained from teaching meditation retreats for several decades. She is a founder of Vipassana Hawaii, along with one of our … Continue reading

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Mountain Retreat – book now

Time is fast coming to a close to book for our Mountain Retreat. Steven Smith, founder/teacher of Vipassana Hawaii, will be leading things with Mae Chee Brigitte teaching the meditation. A great team! The venue is perfect – up in … Continue reading

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Tom Upson passes away

Long time dhamma supporter and practitioner Tom Upson passed away recently, in undisclosed circumstances. It seemed he died in his hotel room some weeks ago. Tom was a beautifully polite man, even by Canadian standards. He gave me a lot … Continue reading

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Mountain Retreat: 30th Nov – 9th December

After discovering the most perfect, idyllic site imaginable for a meditation retreat, we finally can announce our first Mountain Meditation Retreat. This page will keep updating as we get more of the details confirmed. However, the dates, the venue, and … Continue reading

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Special Event: Dhamma Talk with Ajahn Jayasaro, November 10th

it was inevitable really …. but we had to cancel this talk. We will reschedule and be back next year.  If you want to be put on the email list for big events (3 or 4o times a year) including … Continue reading

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WFB: Sunday Nov. 6th

Sunday November 6th There will be no Dhamma Talk at the WFB for the first Sunday of the month during November. It has been cancelled in favour of the celebrations for the H.M. King’s birthday.

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Report: Meditation and Creativity

We just had another one of our Tai Pan events – where we lunch and then rent a room for viewing video and discussion. We have done this before on different topics – previous one was Osho, but also Eckhart … Continue reading

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Report: Dhamma Talk Series 2011

Report on the Dhamma Talk Series 2011, comprising 8 talks at the Dance Centre General Every year during the Rainy season monks and nuns are not supposed to travel. They stay in their temples and usually undergo extra activities as … Continue reading

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Soen (Zen) club meets

Here’s the latest info from the Korean Zen club (slightly confusing to figure out what days to meet …) You can mail “Eunyoung Lee” < jayooda@gmail.com>”Young”: 087 593 8139 to confirm details … Hi, everybody- Hope this email finds all … Continue reading

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WBU forum with Dr Saman

received information (with the typos) is as follows: World Buddhist Forum this month : Programme : WBU BUDDHIST SUNDAY FORUM Topic : “Mindfulness and Wisdom : Dhamma for Enlightenment” Date & Time : October 9th, 2554 (2011) 12:00 – 13.30 … Continue reading

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WFB with MC Brigitte

received information as follows – this is not organised by Little Bangkok Sangha, so it pays to double check the information with the organisation. However, it is pretty certain that the WFB will hold a session every first Sunday of … Continue reading

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Report: Notes on Dance of Emptiness talk 8

Notes on ‘Shut Up and Dance‘ – eighth and final dhamma talk in the 2011 Dhamma Talk Series: The Dance of Emptiness. Talks kindly hosted by the Dance Centre, School of Performing Arts, Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok. Below are notes, quotes, links … Continue reading

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Blog: ebook resources

No one likes to read things on the computer. The look and feel of a book, the interaction with the pages … who would take a screen over that? BUT, when you get a tablet computer or a Kindle reader … Continue reading

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Tonglen: with Tsewong Rinpoche

Tonglen: The Practice of Taking and Sending with Tsewong Sitar Rinpoche From 6pm – 8pm, Sunday October 2nd, at the Bangkok Shambhala Center Meditation, talk, and tonglen practice with Tsewong Rinpoche, followed by a long-life blessing ceremony. Free and Open … Continue reading

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Meditation and Creativity

It’s been a long time coming; this Saturday 1st October we’ll be taking an open look at the topic of Meditation and Creativity. Silent Mind vs Creative Mind at the Tai Pan Hotel Suk. 23 Saturday October 1st Overview: A … Continue reading

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Jeff Oliver Book

You should know our regular guest meditation teacher Jeff Oliver by now. Some years ago he wrote a book … even though his teaching style has moved on since then, he is still happy for people to download if they … Continue reading

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Chakra Balancing meditation

Vicky and Charlotte Weber of Lotus Star are holding Chakra Balancing meditation sessions on Tuesday 4th Oct and Monday 10th Oct. This kind of meditation relies heavily on visualisation – which many people find easier than Vipassana. Events are free … Continue reading

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Report: Notes on Dance of Emptiness Talk 7

Notes on ‘Why the Prodigal Son had to Wait‘ – seventh dhamma talk in the 2011 Dhamma Talk Series: The Dance of Emptiness. Talks kindly hosted by the Dance Centre, School of Performing Arts, Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok. Below are notes, quotes, … Continue reading

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Report: Notes on Dance of Emptiness talk 6

Notes on ‘All the beasts’ – sixth dhamma talk in the 2011 Dhamma Talk Series: The Dance of Emptiness. Talks kindly hosted by the Dance Centre, School of Performing Arts, Sukhumvit 24, Bangkok. Below are notes, quotes, links – in case … Continue reading

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