From now until the end of the month, the Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives presents a festival for those keen to learn about Buddhism in India and Tibet through discussions, movie screenings and exhibitions.
Among the highlights is the dhamma photo exhibition, "Prism of India: Learning and Tracing Buddhism and Faith of People in Chompoo Thaweep", by Thai photographer Thanika Panyarachun. Thanika has a passion for Buddhism-related photography and travelled to many places in India for his photo shoots.
On Nov 24, from 2.30pm to 4pm, expert Vijak Panich will lead a session of discussions on the book, Soo Cheewit Duay Karuna, translated from the works of Tibet's 14th Dalai Lama and some other Tibetan monks.
Every Saturday at 4pm, a movie on Buddhism in Tibet will be screened. On the schedule are The Devotion Of Matthieu Ricard, a documentary by George Schouten about the life of a French monk in Tibet who was the Dalai Lama's French translator, and the movie Mystical Brain (no English subtitles) on Nov 24.
Every Tuesday evening, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Phra Ajarn Thammawithu Bhikkhu of Suan Mok, Surat Thani, Phra Ajarn Gonthana Bhikkhu of Sirisena Dhamma Mandiraya Meditation Centre, Moratuwa, in Sri Lanka, and Phra Ajarn Chayasaro Bhikkhu, who is a former abbot of Wat Pa Nanachart, Ubon Ratchathani, will take turns to lead a meditation session, to be conducted in English.
All the activities are free of charge. The Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives is located at Suan Mok Bangkok in the compound of Vajirabenjathas Park, Chatuchak, Bangkok.
Visit www.bia.or.th or www.facebook.com/buddhadasaarchives or call 02-936-2800.