This issue of
Citylife

Community Service

• 01 Informal Northern Thai Group

Tuesday, February 9: ‘Stop Global Warming – New Strategies’ – A talk by Michael Tuckson.

For more information please call 053 117 319.

• 02 Care for Dogs – Dog of the Month – Zoe

Zoe was living at Chiang Mai University when we picked her up. She was pregnant and has subsequently had 3 beautiful healthy pups. She is a lovely, calm girl in need of a loving home forever. She is now of course sterilised, vaccinated and waiting for that special someone…The shelter currently has many healthy pups available for adoption. Pedigree dogs are often bred in ‘puppy mills’ suffering poor conditions and, as a result, poor health. These dogs can have lifelong health problems which may prove expensive. Before you visit the pet store or breeder please consider the hundreds of abandoned dogs in Chiang Mai alone – you’re very likely to find your perfect match here at a fraction of the cost…

If you think Zoe could be a good match for you or anyone you know, then contact Care for Dogs, English 084 752 5255 Thai 086 913 8701 or [email protected] to make an appointment to meet her at the shelter. www.carefordogs.org

• 03 Abundant Grace Church @ Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai

Abundant Grace Church is made up of an excited, on-fire group of believers from different walks of life who are deeply in love with Jesus and desire to see their generation impacted by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Feel free to browse and find out more about us and our ministry. Please visit us and experience one of our life-changing services. Come expecting a miracle to happen in your life at our services.

Sunday services: Every Sunday at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Shangri-La Hotel, Lanna Ballroom 1 Hall, 2nd Floor

Midweek Bible Study: Every Wednesday at 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sukhothai Room, 1st Floor.

Pastor Nathan teaches in-depth grace-based bible study on various topics.
Praise and worship is contemporary and conducted in Thai and English. All sermons are preached in English and translated in Thai. More information please call 053 270 923, 086 355 5023.

• 04 Plea for Books

“Books are a very serious problem in The Bangkok Hilton. Our building chief, Buncom Conwichet, is a xenophobe. He has a real hatred for farang and all things relating to them, books and magazines in particular, knowing that these are our sole means of ‘legal entertainment’. Ever since he came to Building 2 (D2), he has steadily reduced the shelf space in our excuse for a library. Whereas once we had around 1,600 books, we’re now down to 50-100, and even that small supply is under constant attack. We now have to keep books in our very limited locker space if we want something to read. Nevertheless, please do send me books, I beg of you. Once I’ve finished with them, I’ll pass them onto other needy inmates or smuggle them out of the building to other parts of The Hilton.” – Citylife received this letter and asks our readers to please donate whatever books they can. We will send a dozen books to Bang Kwang Prison each week in the hope that they don’t all get confiscated. Please either drop them off at our office, or if you have a box, call us up and we will try to come and collect them. For more information please call 053 225 201 or [email protected]

• 05 Volunteers Wanted!

Become stress free for life through Insight Meditation at ‘Dharma Si Man Ta’ Meditation Center.
Vipassana Meditation Foundation in His Holiness Supreme Patriarch As Taught By S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, since 1992 has offered a Vispassana meditation course for the public at Dharma Si Man Ta Meditation Center; 127 Moo 1 Makok Pasang Lampun 51120.

February: February 17-28
March: March 17-28
April: April 7-18
May: May 12-23
June: June 2-13
July: June 30-July 11 and July 21-August 1
August: August 4-15 and 18-29
September: September 1-12 and 15-26
October: October 6-17 and 20-31
November: November 3-14 and 17-28
December: December 1-12, 15-26 and
29- January 9, 2011

For those who are interested to join, please contact us at Vipassana Meditation Foundation (Bangkok) 02 993 2711 or www.thai.dhamma.org.