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Welcome Upul Gamage

July 15, 2017

Thursday 20 July 7:30pm at Yoga Tree:

Green Papaya Sangha has the pleasure to welcome Upul Gamage, the resident meditation teacher of Nilambe Meditation Center located in the hills above Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Upul has been guiding thousands of people from different backgrounds who come to Nilambe to practice Vipassana meditation.   Upul’s interest in meditation began in 1977 at the early age of 13 and he was instrumental in establishing a Youth Society at the Buddhist temple near his home. He later met Godwin Samararatne who had founded Nilambe.  Upul continued to assist Godwin who was a very beloved teacher and subsequently Upul took over the direction of Nilambe since Godwin’s passing in 2000.

Besides teaching at Nilambe, Upul  conducts programs at prisons, schools, monasteries, private residences etc. He is regularly invited to conduct meditation retreats in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Germany and Switzerland. According to his teaching, practice of Meditation paves the path to help ourselves, to understand ourselves and to change ourselves for better as we are becoming more and more mindful about all our day-to-day activities. Moreover, Upul’s great ability to speak to our hearts and practical and philosophical way of presenting Dhamma has enormous power to make us practice Meditation in a joyful manner.
Learn more about Nilambe:  www.nilambe.net

We hope you can join us for this opportunity to engage in discussion and loving kindness meditation with Upul.


 

Day of Mindfulness!

May 30, 2017

On Sunday 4 June, the Green Papaya Sangha is organising a Day of Mindfulness!

We will meet from 9am until after lunch in Pong Noi, at Laurence, Gaston and Tao’s house.

On the menu: sitting meditation, walking meditation, a dharma talk, sharing and mindful lunch.

If you want to join, you can either join us at Wat Suan Dok at 8:30am and catch a songtaew together or you can join us in front of Wat Pong Noi at 9am. We will end the day around 1:30pm.

Please bring your own vegetarian lunch and a pillow to sit on and a smile on your face.

If you would like to join us please send an email to laurencegilliot@gmail.com to confirm.

We look forward to practicing together 🙂

Mindful hug,

The Green Papaya Sangha

Day of Mindfulness New Date

May 17, 2017

 

Our cozy Day of Mindfulness has been rescheduled from this Saturday, May 20 to Sunday, June 4th.  Please mark your calendars.  See you there.

Day of Mindfulness

May 9, 2017

Dear Papayas

We hope that you are enjoying your day!
Lets take a moment to pause and enjoy our breath 🙂

We have some exciting news:

Saturday 20 May, the Green Papaya Sangha is organising a Day of Mindfulness!

We will meet from 9am until after lunch in Pong Noi, at Laurence, Gaston and Tao’s house.

On the menu: sitting meditation, walking meditation, a dharma talk, sharing and mindful lunch.

If you want to join, you can either join us at Wat Suan Dok at 8:30am and catch a songtaew together or you can join us in front of Wat Pong Noi at 9am. We will end the day around 1:30pm.

Please bring your own vegetarian lunch and a pillow to sit on and a smile on your face.

If you would like to join us please send an email to laurencegilliot@gmail.com to confirm.

We look forward to practicing together 🙂

Mindful hug,

The Green Papaya Sangha

We are back!

April 28, 2017

The Green Papaya Sangha is back!  Please come join us Thursday evening at the Yoga Tree at 7:30 pm.  The usual place and usual time with the usual (wonderful) people.  See you there!

Ripen with the Green Papaya

February 11, 2017
Greetings! We will three more meetings of our cozy little sangha.

February 16: Dr. Alan Lopez, a bit of Zen and TBA

February 23: Sabina Poulsen, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
March 2: Gaston Schmitz, Plum Village practice
 
Then we will take a three month break for the Green Papaya to ripen.
We will return on April 20th, at the Yoga Tree, 7:30 pm.
Enjoy!

Dr. Alan Lopez returns to the Green Papaya

December 12, 2016
We will have a special guest speaker this Thursday, December 15th at the Green Papaya Sangha.

Dr. Alan Lopez will speak about

To Know the Self:
An Evening of
Engaged Mindfulness

Alan Lopez, PhD. for decades maintained a private psychotherapy practice in the USA and trained mental health professionals internationally while also teaching and practicing Buddhism from New England to Nepal. He resides in Chiang Mai with his family.

Alan is one of the founders of the Green Papaya Sangha. Welcome back.