The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) hosted 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.
Hosted via Zoom, the online wellness event featured 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, and a streaming of the Loi Krathong, one of Thailand’s most impressive cultural events, which has been held annually on the full moon night of the 12th lunar month as a way of thanking the Goddess of the River, worshipping the Buddha, and releasing worries and misfortune into the water.
TAT Governor Mr. YuthasakSupasorn 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 welcome 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 meditations. These experiences have helped establish the Kingdom as one the world’s best destinations for wellness and soul-searching retreats. Travellers are invited to join the Thai wellness culture in destinations across the country with activities ranging from Thai massage, yoga, Vipassana meditation with a monk, and Thai boxing classes to name just a few.
The VenerableYuttadhammoBhikkhuwas, a Canadian Buddhist monk, 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 aroundtheworld and is a notable figure in facilitating online meditation teachings. He has practiced intensive and daily meditation following the MahasiSayadaw tradition since January 2000, and maintains his discipline in line with the Theravada Buddhist monastic code.Learn more on Facebook, YouTube and online here.