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Activities at The House of Dhamma


January - April 2023

 

 


The House of Dhamma is a converted shophouse in Jatujak District, Bangkok, where you can learn Insight meditation, Buddhist Mindfulness, how to do Reiki healing and much more.

The shrine room is for small group practice. There is also a Buddhist library and a meeting space.


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Small-group instruction
in Buddhist Meditation

 

 

If you want to go from being concerned about Covid 19 restrictions and threatening situations, to being empowered and at ease in yourself, Insight Meditation (also called Vipassana meditation) is a great option for you.

It can help you to take a long, clear look at your situation while remaining balanced and energized.

You’ll quickly understand how this practice is unlike other forms of meditation that you may have heard about.

It’s a completely different approach from meditation practices that aim for intensive concentration and that tend to be reclusive and austere.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about and practise traditional Buddhist Vipassana (Insight) Meditation at the House of Dhamma.

 

In general, courses are one or two days long, quiet but not silent, in an air-conditioned room and if you prefer it, you can sit on a chair.

 

All you need to do is breathe, stand, walk, sit or lie down.

 

 

Instruction is in English.

 

Course length ranges from one day,
usually from 10 am –about 4.30 pm
to two-day courses from 10 am – 5.00 or 6.00 pm.

 

To ensure social distancing,
the maximum class size is 5.


 

 

 

Open Wednesday to Sunday
from 10.00 am - 17.00 pm
for scheduled courses
and by appointment.

 

General overview
of courses and classes

 


Requested courses
can sometimes be set up
outside the scheduled dates.


Scroll down for dates of scheduled courses for January to April in 2023.

 

 

 

 


Note: A formal email application, at least five days in advance, and a deposit are required for all sessions, (except for the 3-hour sessions that require applications at least 24 hours in advance)


Click on the appropriate link to get more information about the course or activity that interests you.


 

3-hour Insight (also called Vipassana)
meditation sessions/meetups




Insight (Vipassana) Meditation Taster courses 1-day Insight meditation (Vipassana)
Non-intensive and interactive courses for beginners



2-day Traditional Buddhist Insight meditation Introductory courses



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




2-day Reiki healing training
(Usui Shiki Ryoho)



 
 
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Dhamma instruction ONLINE

 

in order to make it possible for you to get free instruction online, a selection of Dhamma talks plus Insight meditation guidance is posted here.

Click on the links below that interest you.

Link to online activities in general

 

Link to Inspiring quotes

 

Link to stories

 

Link to mindfulness activities and games

 

Link to Inspiring Images

 

Link to Insight meditation instruction

 

 
 

 

 

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Portfolio link


About the instructor

Acharn Helen Jandamit has been teaching Theravadan Buddhist Insight Meditation (also called Vipasana) since 1974.

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.

Acharn Helen worked for many years alongside the monks from Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University and also for YBAT - The Young Buddhists Association of Thailand. She has run Vipassana retreats in Thailand, Austria, Australia and the USA.

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

 
 

 

Address:

26/9 Latprao Lane 15, Chompol, Jatujak,
Bangkok 10900, Thailand

One kilometre from the Sofitel Centara Grand Hotel, Latprao, about ten minutes by taxi from Morchit Skytrain BTS station and about ten minutes walk from Latprao MRT station - exit 3.
(Click on directions link in the banner at the top of the page.)


Address in Thai

26/9 ลาดพร้าว ซอย 15
ต. จอมพล อ.จตุจักร
กรุงเทพฯ 10900
ประเทศไทย
อยู่ห่างจากห้างเซ็นทรัลลาดพร้าวเพียง 1 กิโลเมตร
หรือนั่งแท๊กซี่ประมาณ 10 นาทีจาก BTS หมอชิด
หรือเดินจาก MRT (ทางออก 3) ลาดพร้าวประมาณ 10 นาที

 
 

 

Recent comments

'We have been doing meditation on and off, but with the world turning topsy turvy in the last few months, it has now become an important part of our routine to use meditation to stay sane. We would like to thank you deeply for teaching us this life skill, it truly is an important refuge for us when everything outside seems too much to bear.' Martyn & Matt

 

 

Contact numbers:


Tel. 662 (from outside Thailand)
plus 02-511-0439 (in Thailand)

Email: dhamma.art@gmail.com


Please make an appointment before visiting.by Email: dhamma.art@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

The House of Dhamma is grateful to
Khun Pongpun Saovaphudhasuve, former Vice President of the young Buddhists Association of Thailand for his generosity in setting up the House of Dhamma domain name and website: www.houseofdhamma.com

 

 

 

 

 


Scheduled Meditation courses
January to April 2023

 


January 2023

 

 

3-hour Insight meditation classes/meet-ups

Sunday, January 15 1.30 – 4.30pm
Sunday, January 29 1.30 - 4.30 pm

Please scroll down to the end of this column for details.

or click on this link




Insight (Vipassana) Meditation Taster courses


1-day of Insight meditation (Vipassana)
Non-intensive and interactive courses for beginners

Friday, January 6 - 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Saturday, January 14 - 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Friday, January 20 - 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Wednesday, January 25 - 10.00 am – 4.30 pm


For more details, click on the link below

https://www.houseofdhamma.com/viptaster2021.html



2-day Traditional Buddhist Insight meditation (Vipassana)
Introductory courses


These courses give a good grounding for those with some previous
meditation experience who are interested in small group guidance.

Saturday, January 7 and Sunday. January 8 - 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday, January 11 and Thursday, January 12 - 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday, January 21 and Sunday 22 -10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27 - 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

 

For more details, click on the links below

https://www.houseofdhamma.com/introductory2020.html

 

 

February 2023

 

 

 

3-hour Insight meditation classes/meet-ups

Wednesday, February 1 1.30 – 4.30 pm
Sunday, February 12 1.30 – 4.30 pm
Sunday, February 26 1.30 - 4.30 pm


Please scroll down to the end of this column for details.

or click on this link


Insight (Vipassana) Meditation Taster courses

1 day of Insight meditation (Vipassana)

Non-intensive and interactive courses for beginners

Friday, February 3 - 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Saturday, February 11 - 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Friday, February 17 - 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Wednesday, February 22 - 10.00 am – 4.30 pm


For more details, click on the link below

https://www.houseofdhamma.com/viptaster2021.html



2-day Traditional Buddhist Insight meditation (Vipassana)
Introductory courses

 
These courses give a good grounding for those with some previous
meditation experience who are interested in small group guidance.

 

Saturday, February 4 and Sunday. February 5 - 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday, February 8 and Thursday, February 9 - 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19 -10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24 - 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

For more details, click on the links below

https://www.houseofdhamma.com/introductory2020.html


March 2023

 

 

Magha Puja March 6

3-hour Insight meditation classes/meet-ups


Wednesday, March 1 1.30 – 4.30 pm
Sunday, March 12 1.30 – 4.30 pm
Sunday, March 26 1.30 - 4.30 pm


Please scroll down to the end of this column for details.


or click on this link



Insight (Vipassana) Meditation Taster courses

1-day of Insight meditation (Vipassana)
Non-intensive and interactive courses for beginners

Friday, March 3 - 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Saturday, March 11 - 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Friday, March 17 - 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Wednesday, March 22 - 10.00 am – 4.30 pm

For more details, click on the link below
https://www.houseofdhamma.com/viptaster2021.html

 


2-day Traditional Buddhist Insight meditation (Vipassana)
Introductory courses

 

These courses give a good grounding for those with some previous
meditation experience who are interested in small group guidance

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Saturday, March 4 and Sunday. March 5 - 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9 - 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 -10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24 - 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

For more details, click on the links below
https://www.houseofdhamma.com/introductory2020.html


Please email dhamma.art@gmail.com if you would like to do a course
outside the scheduled dates. At least three days notice is required.

April 2023



Songkran Holiday April 13 to 15



3-hour Insight meditation classes/meet-ups

Sunday, April 2 1.30 – 4.30 pm
Sunday, April 16 1.30 – 4.30 pm
Sunday, April 30 1.30 – 4.30 pm

Please scroll down to the end of this column for details.

or click on this link



Insight (Vipassana) Meditation Taster courses

1-day Insight meditation (Vipassana)
A non-intensive and interactive courses for beginners

Friday, April 7 - 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Friday, April 21 - 10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Wednesday, April 26 - 10.00a m – 4.30 pm


For more details, click on the link below

https://www.houseofdhamma.com/viptaster2021.html



2-day Traditional Buddhist Insight meditation (Vipassana)
Introductory courses

 
These courses give a good grounding for those with some previous
meditation experience who are interested in small group guidance.

Saturday, April 8 and Sunday. April 9 - 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 -10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28 - 10.00 am – 5.00 pm


For more details, click on the link below


https://www.houseofdhamma.com/introductory2020.html



 

Three-hour classes/meet-ups

 

These three-hour classes/meet-ups are intended for residents or for people working here
on a long-term basis. The classes will be conducted as successive sessions so that you can come when you have free time, rather than attending a set course.

Small groups of tourists with experience of Buddhist meditation are welcome, however, please contact the House of Dhamma by email - at least 48 hours in advance. Preference will be given to those who live here.

A 500 Baht per person donation is requested (or what you can afford) to cover the cost of utilities, especially electricity, air-conditioning and repairs.

Sessions will include a short presentation, a Dhamma talk or a Buddhist mindfulness activity, followed by discussion or questions.

Our neighbour Miss Rung will be on hand to provide coffee at break time. After the break, there will be about an hour of walking and sitting in the Insight meditation tradition (also called Vipassana) with feedback.

IMPORTANT: Due to limited space and social distancing, group size is limited. Please email dhamma.art@gmail.com at least one day before the meet-up to say you would like to come.

For more information, please click here

 


 

 


 

Traditional Buddhist Mindfulness and Art


 

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Deep Seeing: The Art of Presence for adults

From 10 am - 4.30 pm

Weekends by appointment only

 

Deep Seeing: The Art of Presence for teens 

Weekend mornings by appointment only 

For details or to book a place, please email dhamma.art@gmail.com


 

 

Books, handcrafted bookmarks and card sets

 


Inspirational card sets
and bookmarks


Please click HERE for details

bookmarks


Squirrels and the art of tightrope walking

A Dhamma book with a difference

Please click HERE for details

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Now available

In E-book form

The Nine

Please click HERE for details

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Courses-set-up-for-you by request only

 

The following courses can also be arranged on request at times that fit in with your schedule.
They will usually be on weekdays in the daytime. Please apply by e-mail giving contact details to dhamma.art@gmail.com   at least 3 days before the date you wish to attend
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Pendulum Power:

Link for details

Choosing your pendulum.Using the pendulum to make decisions, find information and much more.

2 hours

Discover your healing crystals:

Link for details

This workshop helps you intuitively recognise your soul crystal,
the crystal for your body,
the crystal for your intellect
and the crystal for your spirit.

2 hours

Metta (Loving kindness) Meditation:

Link for details

Note: This course is suitable for those who have some experience of Samatha or Insight meditation

1 day – 10 am to about 4.00 pm


Reiki
Training

Usui Shiki Ryoho
(Usui System of Natural Healing)


Reiki 1, 2 and 3 training
and the Reiki Mastership

Link for details


This form of healing is useful for
assisting the body's natural healing powers and maintaining a state
of well being.

Reiki training opens the flow of vital energy in the body. Reiki energy acts on the causes of disease and pain and reinforces the body's
ability to heal itself.
2 or 3 days depending on
the level of instruction
– 10 am to about 6.00 pm

Insight Meditation Extra Day

Link for details

One day of fairly intensive, mostly silent meditation practice
and question time.

These one-day sessions are recommended for those who have completed the House of Dhamma Taster course or who wish to brush up their practice or to refine it.

10 am to 5 pm

 


If you wish to apply for any activity, please email dhamma.art@gmail.com
stating the name of the course or workshop and when when you would like to do it.
Please give your name and surname, your expected address in Thailand,
your email address (essential), mobile phone number or landline number, your occupation, nationality,
age and details of any previous meditation experience.

Email applications must usually be received at least 5 days before the start of workshops and courses.



The best way to contact the House of Dhamma is by email at dhamma.art@gmail.com
Email is checked twice a day.

There is a phone number 02-511-0439 but email usually works better.

Advance booking and a deposit are required for courses.

Sessions are conducted in English
with some translation into Thai if necessary.


Please make an appointment before visiting.

Accommodation is not available at the House of Dhamma but there are guest houses, hotels
and hostels within easy travelling distance. You can walk to several of them.
An up-to-date list of these is available on request.

For more information and to apply, email: dhamma.art@gmail.com



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