Feb 14, 2022
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World renowned Buddhist teacher Supawan Green’s life-long vision to establish an international meditation and mindfulness conference venue in Bangkok came to fruition this January with the grand opening of the BMSBH Centre in Nakorn Prathom on the outskirts of the capital.
Bring your Mental Self Back Home (BMSBH) has been Ajarn Supawan’s mantra for her unique style of teaching Buddhist mindfulness meditation (Vipassana) for the past 30 years.
Fluent in Thai and English, Ajarn Supawan teaches mindfulness practices based on the Buddha's teachings of ‘The Four Noble Truths’. Her contemporary teaching style is especially appealing to western audiences, reaching thousands throughout Asia, Europe and the US.
Her mindfulness courses have also been popularized in no less than 40 self help books in Thai and English languages. Ajarn Supawan bought the plot where the modern building now sits on the outskirts of Bangkok some 45 years ago with no plans at that time to develop the land.
“I didn't have a clue that the land would serve this spiritual purpose four decades later. Looking back I can see that it was one of many jigsaw pieces that have gradually fallen into place over the years,” said Ajarn Supawan.
Construction of the conference hall and other facilities eventually began in 2017 thanks to generous donations from supporters around the world totalling 17 million baht (£425,000). “
The purpose of the BMSBH Centre is to facilitate learning of the Buddha’s core teaching of ‘The Four Noble Truths’ as a guide be free from mental pain and come safely home to the Source, or ‘Nirvana’,” said Ajarn Supawan.
Born and raised in Thailand, Ajarn Supawan studied at Thammasat University in Bangkok before moving to Birmingham in the UK with her British husband.
Since then she has travelled extensively to teach mindfulness techniques at retreats in various countries around the world with her unique way of making Vipassana teaching accessible to a diverse audience.
Active on social media, Supawan has about 5,000 followers on Facebook, using the platform to which regularly host live mindfulness classes and conferences. You can also tune in to her talks and Tai Chi classes on her YouTube channel.
Ajarn Supawan now plans to focus on holding mindfulness and meditation courses in Thai and English languages at the BMSBH centre’s conference room, which can hold up to 50 people.
“My wish is for the BMSBH Centre to be an empowering tool of mindfulness meditation which will enable students to have a clear understanding of this profound ancient concept so we can live in eternal peace and harmony,” said Ajarn Supawan.
To that end, Ajarn Supawan has a formula for world peace posted on a wall at the centre: A = X+Y+Z; A represents a triangle symbolising World Peace. X is for inner peace in all women resulting from BMSBH. Y is for inner peace in all men resulting from BMSBH and Z represents moral conscience resulting from BMSBH.
The BMSBH Centre is located at 2/41 Dow Tong 2 Road, Salaya, Puttamonton District, Nakorn Pathom, 73170. To find out more about the courses held there contact the Centre directly.
Thai meditation course +66 086 610 0001.
English meditation course +44 0744 352 4668
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