Venerable Dr. Khammai Dhammasami is a Theravada Buddhist monk-scholar from Oxford, Great Britain. He is Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, at University of Oxford where he received his doctor of philosophy in Buddhist Studies. From 2009, he starts teaching some tutorials and giving weekly lectures. He also teaches Pali and meditation at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London where he is a research associate. Outside Britain, he holds professorship at International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University, Yangon, Myanmar. He is also a visiting lecturer in Indonesia, India and Thailand. He is Executive Secretary of the International Association of Buddhist Universities; he authors two books on vipassana meditation: Mindfulness Meditation Made Easy (reprinted six times)and Different Aspects of Mindfulness.
Lectures on Southeast Asian Buddhism and Vipassana Meditation Course
1. Lectures on Southeast Asian (Burmese and Thai) Buddhism
(1) Buddhism in Myanmar/ Burma: History and Practice
(2) Theravada Buddhism and Centralization and Modernization of Thailand in the 19-20th century
2. Vipassana Course
The course will introduce Vipassana meditation as handed by some lineages in both Burma and Thailand. Vennerable Dr. Khammai Dhammasami will choose the Satipatthana-sutta, the Discourse on Mindfulness, an important sutra on meditation from the Pali canon, as the focus for the practice. The emphasis is to understand the inter-relationship and nature of body, feeling and emotion.
Some relevant parts of the sutra will be discussed in the context of the practice. Three sessions, each 1 hour and 15 minutes long, will comprise talk, sitting, some reading and discussion. People with or without Vipassana meditation background are all welcome.
Lectures: 15th -16th July 8:30 – 10:30
Vipassana meditation courses: 17th – 21th July (Every day)
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