Weekend Retreat – June 2008

June 2008 saw us take our first official Little Bangkok Sangha retreat, at the Comsaed Resort on the River Kwai

First stop, en route, was the Temple of Bhikkhuni Dhammananda, where we called in to pay respects and to make some offerings.

Bhikkhuni Dhammananda talking to the group




The Resort:


Cherubs – there is lots of detailing around the site  The monks Kuti, formerly the owners house. A newer, larger house was built higher up after a flood.       The water wheel has had several incarnations. It is only experimental, but is capable of pumping a large quantity of water.     


Atop the Methane production tanks“I can see my house from here”.  There are 6 or 7 such methane gas systems around the site, from a 2000 baht DIY version to large twin tank systems. This one takes 20 KG of waste food a day, and converts it into methane, which is then used for cooking. Used cooking oil is converted into bio-deisel which powers the mini-bus and/or water pump.





No stopping retreatants when it comes to lunch time.






On the Saturday, we watched the movie You Can Heal Your Life, with Louise Hay. What we thought of it is blogged on here: The Carpenter’s Peg

The Meditators. The topic of the retreat was thoughts and thinking, blogged on here: I Think Therefore I Think I Am






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