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Mindfulness enhancing activities for teens and the ‘young at heart’


Dare to experience your world differently


Cool activities to move you out of acquired automatic pilot state
and into direct awareness of your sensations, perceptions, thoughts and actions.


These activities prepare you for the bare awareness ‘Sati’ aspect of Buddhist Insight Meditation.
They are suitable for teens and the curious mature seeker.

You can do a single session on one of the dates listed or you can bring a group of friends
at times convenient for you.

There will be a series of 4 sessions with different activities in each.

 

 

Mindfulness enhancing activities


These activities are suitable for English speaking teens and adults adults
who wish to get a comprehensive grounding in Buddhist Sati meditation practice
(translated as mindfulness practice).

 

“The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.”  Dogen



Traditional Buddhist Insight meditation (also called Vipassana) combines heightened concentration with authentic direct awareness of the stream of present moments. Although it
dates from over 2,500 years ago, the practice of Vipassana meditation is timeless
and exquisitely relevant to the intelligent seeker of today.

Mindfulness enhancing activities are suitable as preparation for the more formal
Insight meditation (Vipassana) and can be enjoyed by teens as well as adults.

 

Scheduled dates

Afternoon sessions from 2 – 5 pm Morning sessions from 10am – 1 pm
   
January 11 (Saturday afternoon) March 31 (Tuesday morning)
February 8 (Saturday afternoon) April 28 (Tuesday morning)
March 14 (Saturday afternoon) May 26 (Tuesday morning)
June 13 (Saturday afternoon) June 30 (Tuesday morning)
July 11 (Saturday afternoon) September 29 (Tuesday morning)
August 8 (Thursday afternoon)  
October 10 (Saturday afternoon )  
December 12 (Saturday afternoon)  

 

 

 

     

    Some of the activities in these sessions

    Blind Man’s Kim’s Game

    Carrot slice concentration

    Black plastic numbness

    Shower in darkness

     

     

    An example of an activity

    Task
    Roll a sheet of paper into a ball.
    Throw it high up into the air just in
    front of you.
    Catch the ball as it is falling.

    Question
    At the moment that you caught the ball,
    which part of your hand made contact
    with the paper first?

 

 

 


By appointment

You can choose to do a single session or a four-session course.

Bring your friends for special rates.

 

Course fees for single sessions

Individual     

3 hours 2,000 Baht

2 people     

3 hours 1,250 Baht each

3 or 4 people   

3 hours 1,000 Baht each

5 or 6 people   

3 hours 900 Baht each

 

There is a reduction if you choose the series of four sessions.

 

 

Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience.
It isn't more complicated than that.
It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is,
without either clinging to it or rejecting it.
Sylvia Boorstein



To book a place please send the information below to dhamma.art@gmail.com

 

If you wish to apply, please email dhamma.art@gmail.com
stating which course you would like to join and its date.
Please give your name and surname, your expected address in Thailand,
your email address, mobile phone number or landline number,
your occupation, age and details of any previous meditation experience.


Please contact the House of Dhamma by email at least 72 hours in advance.


 


Location

For a map to the House of Dhamma, please see www.houseofdhamma.com/special.html

 

 

About the instructor

The course will be led by Acharn Helen Jandamit
(formerly Rev. Saddharma)

Acharn Helen is a Vipassana acharn, an author, a visual artist, an editor and frequency healer. British born, she has lived in Thailand for more than 40 years bringing up her family and sharing her extensive experience and knowledge of traditional Buddhist Vipassana Meditation.

She was ordained with the Mook Rim Society (Korean Zen) for eleven years and now works as a spiritual independent running workshops and courses at The House of Dhamma. She worked with Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University - MCU. and the Young Buddhists Association of Thailand – YBAT for many years. On invitation, she has travelled to run courses and retreats in Austria, Australia and the USA.

In 2002, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, she was honoured as the Foremost Western Woman Meditation Master in South-east Asia.

 

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Acharn Helen Jandamit at a retreat held at the YBAT centre in Pathum Thani

 

 

For more information email: dhamma.art@gmail.com

Phone 02 511-0439
(e-mail is better)