Western Buddhist monk Pandit Cityasamvaro will give an English Dhamma talk on “Buddha: The Man” on Thursday 14th March 2013, 6:30pm-8pm, at the Indian Cultural Centre, 27th floor Jasmine City Tower, Sukhumwit Soi 23 in Bangkok. Free admission.
The following information comes from the Little Bangkok Sangha website:
Topic: The Buddha has become a mythic figure, inspiring millions, imbuing cultures and guiding spiritual aspirations for 2500 years. But in the original suttas – the records we have from India – he was very much an ordinary man, who attained to something special. He insisted that anyone can attain to the same discovery that he had made. Buddha the man had doubts, backache, made mistakes and changed his mind. He also had embarked on a remarkable and inspiring voyage of spiritual discovery while wandering across the Ganges valley. We’ll look at the human side of the Buddha, and how his own distinguished journey is mirrored by our own voyage of self-discovery.
Speaker: Pandit Bhikkhu has been a Buddhist monk in Thailand for 16 years, and has practised in several different lineages. Living in Bangkok he finished a degree in psychology, which has influenced his pragmatic speaking style. He is ordained in the Theravada lineage of Buddhism, known as ‘The Way of the Elders’. His interests include faerie tales, psychology, early Buddhism, and various realms of science.