ULUBUDA is pleased to inform you that we will be organising a trip down to Wat Buddhapadipa Temple on Saturday, 17th October to attend a
Dhamma Talk by the Ven. Ajahn Brahmavamso
This talk is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (from my personal point of view) especially for those interested in just learning about Buddhism and having a good time while you’re at it!
From my personal experience, Ajahn Brahm’s talks are so simple yet touches on the very essence of his topics and he has the ability to fill the room with laughter.
He will be down in London on the 17th of October after giving a talk in Cambridge University on the 16th of October.
Below is just short background information on Ven. Ajahn Brahmavamso for those who are unfamiliar:
Ven.Ajahn Brahmavamso is often refered to as Ajahn Brahm. He was born Peter Betts and is originally from London himself! In the late 1960′s he won a scholarship to study Theoretical Physics in the University of Cambridge. After graduating, he taught in a high school for a year before travelling to Thailand to become a monk and trained with the highly respected and honourable Thai Buddhist monk, the late Ven. Ajahn Chah.
He is currently based in Perth, Western Australia where he is the Abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery.
To find out more about Ajahn Brahm, please visit http://www.ajahnbrahm.org/. There is also a link that leads you to his previous talks which can be downloaded for free.
Date: 17th October 2009 (Saturday)
Place: Wat Buddhapadipa Temple (Website: http://www.buddhapadipa.org/)
Option 1 -
Meet at Euston Square Tube Station at 11.45pm (Hammersmith, Circle, Metropolitan)
Option 2 -
Meet at Putney Bridge Tube Station at 12.45pm (District Line towards Wimbledon)
Talk is from 2pm – 3pm
*Talk is open and free to all
NOTE: Anyone interested in joining in kindly e-mail us at email@example.com so we can wait for you at either of the above mentioned meeting points.
This really is a wonderful opportunity to visit a beautiful temple in London AND listen to a great Buddhist speaker amongst great company! So I really hope to see you guys there =)
Hope to hear from you soon!
b/o ULUBUDA exco 2009/10
P.S.: Below are details of Ajahn Brahm’s itinerary in England for anyone interested in attending his other talks or his meditation session.
ENGLAND, Cambridge University.
Ajahn Brahm will be giving a talk to the Cambridge University Buddhist Society.
Date : Friday 16th October 09
Venue: Riley Auditorium in Clare College,
Time : 8.00pm
Ajahn Brahm will give a Dhamma Talk.
Date: Saturday 17th October 2009
Venue: Wat Buddhapadipa,
14 Calonne Road
LONDON, London Buddhist Vihara.
Ajahn Brahm will give an evening talk.
Date : Saturday 17th October 09
Venue: London Buddhist Vihara,
(Nearest station: Turnham Green)
Time : 6.00pm – 7.00pm (maybe 8.00pm?)
ENGLAND, Surrey, Thames Buddhist Vihara.
Ajahn Brahm will conduct a whole day Meditation Day.
Date : Sunday 18th October 09
Venue: Selsdon Thames Buddhist Vihara,
49 Dulverton Road,
Time : 9.00am – 4.00pm
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