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Bangkok, 30 October, 2020 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is hosting a ‘Find Your Inner Peace in the Uncertain World’ virtual meditation event with the highly-respected Theravada Buddhist monk, the Venerable Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu, on Saturday, 31 October, 2020, from 09.00 – 10.00 Hrs. (American Eastern Standard Time).
Hosted via Zoom, the online wellness event features an introduction to Thai meditation and mindfulness techniques, plus a question and answer session to help participants discover inner peace during the current uncertainty around the world. A live stream of Loi Krathong, Thailand’s annual ‘Festival of Light’, will follow for the viewing pleasure of a worldwide audience.
TAT Governor Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn said, “Even through difficult times it’s said that the Buddha’s teachings are a reason why Thai people always smile. Until Thailand is able to welcomes back travellers on a real-time basis once again, we are proud to digitally share the powerful spirit of Thai Buddhism with potential future visitors.”
Thailand invites visitors into a world of soothing spa treatments, relaxing yoga sessions, and spiritual meditation. These experiences have helped establish the Kingdom as one the world’s best destinations for wellness and soul-searching retreats.
The culturally curious are also invited to discover how monastic life plays an integral role in Thailand’s overall sociology and learn to face challenges of life through Buddhist retreats and virtual sessions available to non-Thai speaking individuals. Once conditions are right, travellers can again embrace Thai wellness culture personally with activities ranging from Thai massage, yoga, Vipassana meditation with monks, and Thai boxing classes to name just a few.
The Venerable Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu was ordained in 2001 under the guidance of Venerable Achan Tong Sirimangalo of Chiang Mai, Thailand. He has been teaching mindfulness and intensive meditation to students since 2003 from around-the-world and is a notable figure in facilitating online teachings. He has practiced intensive daily meditation following the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition since January 2000 and maintains his discipline in line with the Theravada Buddhist monastic code.
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Source: Tourism Authority of Thailand