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Jula Khatina Chiang Rai

Panyaden students and parents making banana leaf receptables for offerings Jula Khatina in CHiang Rai
Panyaden marks Jula Khatina in Chiang Rai

Year 6 and 7 students, parents and teachers travelled to Chiang Rai between Oct 27-28 to take part in the Jula Khatina ceremony at Venerable Ajahn Jiew’s temple, Wat Pah Yen Boon. This ceremony is a time for lay people to offer cloth for robes to monks at the end of the rains retreat. We worked together with the local sangha to separate the seed from the lint and weave the cotton threads before formally presenting the finished cloth to the monks. A meaningful time of goodwill and cooperation among the community!

Removing seeds from cotton lint, Panyaden students at Jual; Khatina in Chiang Rai Preparing cotton threads for weaving, Panyaden at Jula Khatina in CHiang Rai Weaving cotton threads, Panyaden at Jula Khatina in CHiang Rai

Weaving cotton threads at night, Panyaden at Jula Khatina in Chiang Rai Offerings to monks, Panyaden at Jula Khatina in Chiang Rai Formal offering of cotton cloth to monks, Panyaden at Jula Khatina in Chiang Rai

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Panyaden Meditation Retreat

Ajahn Jiew at Panyaden International School

One-day Meditation retreat for Panyaden Parents and Carers

Saturday, October 7, 8.30am-3.30pm

On Saturday, October 7, we will be hosting a one-day meditation retreat for Panyaden parents and carers. Venerable Ajahn Jiew is kindly leading this event at our school’s Swimming Pool Sala and we hope as many parents as possible will make the most of this opportunity.

The retreat will be appropriate for both those of you who are new to meditation and would like a gentle introduction to the practice, and for those who already practise. Ajahn Jiew will give advice on techniques in English and there will be opportunities for questions and answers in both English and Thai. The retreat will comprise a mixture of sitting, walking and Q & A and will be conducted in ‘Noble Silence’. Parents who attended previous one-day retreats at school shared very positive feedback with us. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Advice on what to bring and wear will be sent to all those who sign up. Please confirm your attendance by Tuesday, October 3 latest. Contact: Kru Boy at the School Office (mobile 0800785115, boy@panyaden.ac.th). Please do not hesitate to ask Kru Boy or School Director Kru Neil if you have questions.

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Venerable Ajahn Jiew Visits Panyaden

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Venerable Ajahn Jiew led Panyaden in a meditation in remembrance of His Majesty the King. We offered alms ( (one spoonful of rice each) to Ajahn Jiew in the morning while Year 4 students prepared and offered a meal for our honoured guest after the meditation session. Click here for more photos on the blog.

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Panyaden Meditation Retreat

IMG_0963 Panyaden International School meditation retreat, July 2016
Panyaden teachers, staff from Mae Sai Hospital and other invited guests spent 4 days under the wise and kind guidance of Venerable Ajahn Jiew at Wat Pa Yen Boon in Chiang Rai. The retreat participants followed a daily routine that included morning and evening chanting, accompanying Ajahn Jiew on his daily alms round, daily chores, walking and sitting meditation, yoga and Dhamma talk and Q&A. Teachers have been reflecting on the wide benefits they got from the retreat and how they can apply these in the classroom. We are very grateful to Venerable Jiew for such a profound and enriching experience.

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Panyaden’s Honoured Visitors

Venerable guests at Panyaden School
Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro and Venerable Ajahn Jiew visited Panyaden to give a Dhamma Talk, see our classrooms in action and give advice to our students and teachers. Students prepared and offered food to our venerable guests and teachers hosted a workshop to present some of Panyaden’s new initiatives for 2016-17. We were also honoured to receive visiting teachers from our partner schools, Thawsi and Panyaprateep, with whom we exchanged ideas and experiences.

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Ven. Ajahn Jayasaro at Panyaden

DSCF1294 Ven. Ajahn Jayasaro with Panyaden student during his visit to the school on 22 January 2016

We were honoured by the visit of Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro, Venerable Ajahn Jiew and other venerable monks who took the time to observe students engaged in ‘My Project’ before Ajahn Jayasaro later gave a dhamma talk to parents, teachers and friends.

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