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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.

IMG_0619 Walking meditation and morning alms in Chiang Rai, Panyaden International School meditation retreat IMG_0864 Walking meditation and morning alms with Ajahn Jiew in Chiang Rai, Panyaden International School meditation retreat IMG_0907 Panyaden International School meditation retreat in Chiang Rai, July 2016 IMG_3661 IMG_3663 IMG_3665

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Teacher Retreat at Wat Pah Yen Boon

Panyaden teacher meditation retreat in Chiang Mai

Panyaden teachers spent 4 days at Wat Pah Yen Boon temple near Chiang Rai, practising meditation under the kind guidance of Venerable Ajahn Jiew. The days began with a wake-up bell at 4am, followed by chanting and meditation. Teachers then joined Venerable Jiew on his daily alms round where they could get direct experience of the generosity of local villagers. The day continued with walking and sitting meditation, Q&A, yoga, evening chanting and a dhamma talk.

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Yoga Mala Festival, 17-18 Sept

Panyaden School created a children’s playground at last weekend’s Yoga Mala Festival at the Spa Resort, Mae Rim. Music, games, arts and craft making kept the visiting parents and children entertained throughout the 2-day event for yoga practitioners, environmentally conscious people, health promoters and others.

Boy playing at Panyaden's children's booth Panyaden School teacher reading story to children at Yoga Mala 2011 Boys playing fishing game at Panyaden School's children's booth Mother & Child at Panyaden's Children's Booth Child playing drums at Panyaden School's booth, Yoga Mala

Panyaden School teacher painting with children at Yoga Mala Craft-making by Panyaden School at Yoga Mala Children playing games with Panyaden School teachers

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Painting with children: Panyaden School teachers at Yoga Mala Festival, Thailand Children at Panyaden School's booth at Yoga Mala, Sept 2011 Music entertainment by Panyaden School teachers at Yoga Mala

Panyaden Summer Fair

Session / Talk Schedule

by Ms Areerat Kaewkla, Organiser

Meditation, Yoga and Alternative Healings – Session and Talks

Time Session / Facilitator Venue / Note
10.00 – 10.30 Kids yoga (4-7 years old)
A fun and calming class for kids.
Taught in English By Ms. Areerat Kaewkla.
Yoga Room
10.45 – 11.45 Mindfulness yoga (all levels)
A gentle and cooling sequence focusing on breathing and relaxation.
Taught in English by Ms. Areerat Kaewkla.
Yoga Room
11.00 – 12.00 Dharma Talk
By Taan Ajahn Jew.
Assembly Hall
12.00 – 12.45 Guided meditation
Led by Mr. Steven Jay Ebstein.
Yoga Room
14.30 – 15.30 EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
An introductory talk and demonstration by Ms. Jaz Gove.
Yoga Room
Education & Psychology and Sustainable living – Talks and Discussions

13.30 – 14.30 Buddhist Values. Bilingual Learning. What is Panyaden’s approach?
School Director Neil Amas will present findings from visits to some of Europe’s most successful bilingual schools and discuss how Panyaden will develop its methods. School Founder Yodphet Sudsawad will outline Panyaden’s Buddhist approach and how this will benefit our children. Questions and answers will follow.
Discussion Room
15.00 – 15.45 Raising well-rounded individuals’ / ”เลี้ยงลูกให้เป็นเด็กอารมณ์ดี”
A talk and discussion by Mr. Sombat Tapanya, a clinical psychologist and lecturer from Chiang Mai University. A father of two boys. A researcher on parenting.
Discussion Room
16.00 – 17.00 Voting three times a day: community agriculture in Chiang Mai
Introducing the idea of community supported agriculture (CSA) and talk about experiences helping to set up a CSA network in Chiang Mai. By Mr. Jeff Rutherford.
Discussion Room
Inspiring Activity – Demonstrations
11.30 – 12.00 


14.00 – 14.30

Aikido Demonstration
An exciting demonstration of the Japanese form of martial art by a group of skilled young people. Presented by Mr. Sombat Tapanya.
Demonstration Room 


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