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Payap University Life Long Learning (LLL) classes are taught in English. They are non-credit academic courses and lectures designed with seniors in mind, but open to all ages.

DatesTime and DayCourse and Instructor - details to followVenue
December 610 – noon
Making a Feature film: Lecture and Discussion with the co- screenwriter of The CaveKaew Nawarat Campus
December 10-11Tuesday - WednesdayOvernight Excursion to Mae Sai to see the site of the filming of The CaveMae Sai
December 17
Early morning!Bird Watching in Chiang MaiNon hunting area behind Wat Umong

Payap University Life Long Learning (LLL) classes are taught in English. They are non-credit academic courses and lectures designed with seniors in mind, but open to all ages.

DatesTime and DayCourse and Instructor - details to followPriceVenue
January 14, 21, 28, February 4,11

9 a.m. - noon
Sketching the Sacred in Ink and WatercolorThis dynamic five-week course provides students with basic skills in drawing and watercolor. The class meets in and out of the classroom exploring the sacred structures of Chiang Mai. For students of all levels.2500 THB plus materialsMeet at Blue House of Photography opposite Three Kings
January 14, 21, 28, February 4,11, 18


2 – 3:30
Gentle Yoga for Aging BodiesEnjoy individual attention to gentle exercises that will focus on joint mobility, gentle stretching, breath work and relaxation techniques. The instructor, who practices mindful yoga on her own as a skillful tool for aging with comfort and grace, will take into consideration what movement is possible for each body. You will leave the course with a basic understanding of yoga poses and philosophy and the resources to continue with a practice on your own.1500 THB for 6 sessionsChiang Mai Holistics
(17/8 Canal Road – corner of Suk Kasame Road)

Note: studio is on 3rd floor with no elevator
January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20


2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
QigongQigong is an excellent practice for bringing health, peace, balance, and vitality into one’s self. Its main themes are to activate life force, improve physical balance, and educate about the three intertwined areas of physical alignment, energy flow in the body, and awareness/mindfulness. The class is designed for students of all levels, especially for persons 50 years and over.2000 THB for 6 sessionsRoom TBD

Payap University
January 20, 27, February 3, 10


9:30 – 12:30
Film Appreciation 2Back by popular demand, the films offered in Session 2 will be different from those offered in the first session – but will be equally as interesting and thought provoking. Participants will watch 1 film each week from various countries and have an open discussion about it. The course will provide you with some broad tools for evaluating and discussing a film. Award winning scriptwriter Don Linder will be the facilitator.1200 THB for 4 sessionsMusic Library
3rd floor
McGilvary Building

Kaew Nawarat Campus, PYU
January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21


9a.m. - noon
Chiang Mai History Workshop:

The Foreign Community at Chiang Mai 1910-1930
Have you ever wondered about the heritage and legacy of foreign communities in Chiang Mai? What brought people here, to the “back of beyond”, what did they do here, and how did they live? In this five-part workshop, we’ll learn about the foreign community based in Chiang Mai around a century ago. We will focus on the British and Americans, but we won’t forget those from other European countries nor of course the Siamese, Burmese, Chinese and Shan communities, and especially not the Lan Na people themselves. 1500 THB for 5 sessionsÉcole Française d’ Extrême-Orient Library

Opposite Alliance Francais

Please click HERE for online registration.

The Payap Lifelong Learning Program is founded on the belief that people of all ages have the capacity to learn, discover, and explore.  No one is too old to learn.  Learning in an international community stimulates discussion, deepens understanding, builds multi-cultural friendships, and enhances quality of life.

For more information, contact Ajarn Chananart Putti, LLL Director at: lllpayap@gmail.com

Friday Lecture Series in July– Free!
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. on zoom
July 3- Somerset Maugham at the Gymkhana: A World-Famous Author Visits Chiang Mai with Graham Jefcoate, writer/lecturer and retired Library Director.  >>CLICK HERE for more information<<
July 10 – Responses to COVID-19 in Thailand and Oregon, USA with Michael Calavan, anthropologist and development consultant >>CLICK HERE for more information<<
July 17 – Birds in Northern Thailand with Dr. Rungsrit Kanjanavanit, a medical doctor who is also an expert on birds in Thailand >>CLICK HERE for more information<<
July 24 – Lao Murals in Northeast Thailand with Dr. Bonnie Brereton, a researcher and co-author of the book Buddhist Murals of Northeast Thailand: Reflections of the Isan Heartland. >>CLICK HERE for more information<<
July 31 – Museums in Chiang Mai: Their Role in the Preservation and Communication of Natural and Cultural Heritage with Rebecca Weldon, retired advisor to museums in Northern Thailand. >>CLICK HERE for more information<<

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Reading the Short Story

Wednesdays : July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,
August 5


Scriptwriting Workshop

Wednesdays, Jul 27, Aug 3