. :: Vesak Day :: . Vesak is the name of the sixth lunar calendar month. This month became special when in the same full moon nights of Vesak: 1) Prince Siddhatha was born, 2) At 35, the Prince attained enlightenment, becoming Lord Buddha. 3) Lord Buddha passed away [...]
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. From Sunday 6th May 2013 onwards, at JMC we hold a structured lecture session in addition to our regular meditation teaching. . Topic: Knowing yourselves before understanding others. Booklet: “Training the Trainers” Author: Most Venerable Dattajivo Bhikkhu, Vice Abbot, Dhammakaya Temple, Thailand Knowledge Base: Buddhist Tipitaka Learners’ Background Knowledge: Not essential Time: Meditation 09.30-10.15 [...]
Celebrating Thai New Year Songkran is Thailand’s New Year i.e. the 13th of April each year. The month of April in Thailand is mid summer. Therefore, Sonkran is well-known to the world as Thailand’s Water Festival. This calendar is based on traditional Indian culture. It is also found in Sri Lanka that the 14th [...]
JMC welcomes every peace-seeker. We have meditation class for public on every Sunday from 09.30 to 11.00 a.m. The meditation guide is in English and the technique is simple i.e. the Centre of the Body. There is not charge, however donation is voluntary. Download map from here: http://www.peaceforafrica.org/map/
. . . . . . . The Middle Way Meditation Retreat #17 ‘The Middle Way Meditation’ Retreat Course for the month of November is now launched. Please click for ‘Full itinerary’ and ‘Application form’ should you need further details. . F U L L I T I N E R A R Y . [...]
. . . Thai – South African Newsletter Volume 57 . Read and archive the ongoing news of Thai community in South Africa. This November 2012 paper issue has been launched. The electronic issue can be viewed and downloaded by clicking below. . :: Download Volume 57 here. :: .
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. The following issues are ready for circulation. Please click to download. April 2012 Thai - South African Newsletter Volume 50 . . March 2012 Thai – South African Newsletter Volume 49 . . February 2012 Thai – South African Newsletter Volume 48 . . January 2012 Thai – South African [...]
. Thai – South African Newsletter Volume 46 December 2011 . Highlights of Volume 46 * Thailand’s flood relief via the Royal Thai Embassy * The opening of “People’s Libray” at the Johannesburg Meditation Centre (JMC) * Sawasdee Pee Mai Night, organized by the Association for Thais in South Africa (ATSA) on December 31, 2011 [...]
. . Thai – South African Newsletter Volume 45 November 2011 . Highlights of Volume 45 * Thailand’s flood photo report and the Royal Thai Embassy’s campaing to relieve flood victims * Photo gallery of Kathina Robe Offering at the Johannesburg Meditation Centre, Halfway House. * Photo gallery of Kathina Robe Offering at the Cape [...]