Willpower Institute to hold English-language meditation course

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The Willpower Institute looked to expand its audience by offering its first-ever meditation course in English.

Phra Acharn Sermporn Dhammavaro, administrator for the English-language course said that His Holiness Viriyang Sirintharo developed the program especially for the Pattaya branch of the global network of centers.

There will be two instructors from Canada and the class will be based on the institute’s curriculum.

His Holiness Viriyang Sirintharo His Holiness Viriyang Sirintharo

The opening ceremony will be held on 6 September commencing at 9 a.m. in the Sala Thai Room of at the Diana Garden Resort, North Pattaya. A live broadcast from Canada will feature an introduction by His Holiness Phra Dhammamongkolyarn, Lord Abbot of Thammamongkol Thummamongkhon Temple, Founder and Master Teacher of the Meditation of Willpower Institute.

Subsequently, the class will be operated at the Willpower Institute on Sukhumvit Road from Monday to Friday from 6-10 p.m.

The class consists of lectures and practicing meditation while sitting and walking. The course will run six months and the final class will be a three-day pilgrimage to Doi Inthanon National Park in Chiang Mai led by Luangphor Viriyang Sirintharo himself.

Phra Acharn Sermporn said Luangphor Viriyang is the last disciple of the most revered Luang Pu Man Phurithatto. “Meditation is useful for everyone regardless of nationality, language or religion,” he said. “It focuses on bringing peace and happiness to the person meditating, family, society, country, and humankind.”

For more information, call 082-453-9545.

Phra Acharn Sermporn Dhammavaro will be one of the lecturers for the Willpower Institute’s first-ever meditation course in English here in Pattaya.Phra Acharn Sermporn Dhammavaro will be one of the lecturers for the Willpower Institute’s first-ever meditation course in English here in Pattaya.