Comminity Services

 |  April 25, 2012

01 Informal Northern Thai Group

Tuesday, 22nd May: ‘Merchants and Missionaries – Western incursions into Lan Na between 1829 and 1921’ by Ian Bushell. For further information, please call 053 117 319 or

02 Nicotine Anonuymous

Want to stop smoking? It works! Meetings on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1 p.m. at the 7 Fountains, Huay Kaew Road. For more information please call Earl 086 194 6300, Peter 087 145 9655.

03 Alcoholics Anoymous

AA meetings are held at 9.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. at McCormick Hospital, 133 Kaew Nawarat Road, House 11. For further information, please call 053 921 777 ext.1235, 082 186 2518. Visit at

04 Vipassana Meditation Group Sitting

A group practicing the tradition of Sayagyi U. Ba Khin of Burma, and S.N. Goenka of India. There is a weekly group sitting in Chiang Mai city, every Sunday 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Please contact Leo:

05 Dog of the month: Harley

This adorable medium-sized guy is around 2-3 years old. He is quite friendly and great with people but can be a little dominant with other male dogs. He was brought to the shelter after being hit by a car and has now completely recovered. All he needs now is a new home! Can he come to your house? If you would like to meet Chestnut or any of our other furry friends, please contact the Care for Dogs shelter at 084 752 5255 (English), 086 913 8701 (Thai) or Visit at for more information.

06 Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga is a unique concept where people get together and laugh for no reason which sounds bonkers I know! There are many, many health benefits associated with laughter, for example, more oxygen in the brain which boosts energy levels and the immune system, reduced levels of cortisol in the body which reduces stress, an increase in circulation plus it provides an upper body work out and boosts creativity through playfulness. For these benefits to take place, the laughter needs to come from deep within the belly and last for about 15 mins, which is not really socially acceptable, so these laughter clubs have formed in over 70 countries worldwide, numbering over 8000 since Laughter Yoga’s humble beginnings in a Mumbai park in 1995.

Laughter Yoga sessions are at the Yoga Tree on Sundays noon-1pm.,

07 Stop Press

Sorry that we don’t have more information, but Citylife along with Sangdee Gallery and famed international hypnotist and numerologist Neil Beechwood will be holding free group hypnotherapy sessions over the next month. Please contact for details.