Our Grand Opening Weekend Celebration
Join us celebrating our new home with our esteemed guests. Not taking into account any unforeseen uncertainties, all monks will be present for all events beginning Friday evening. Joining us will be Luang Por Sumedho, Luang Por Pasanno and Luang Por Viradhammo, Ajahns Preecha, Sona, Pannyasaro, Yatiko, Karunadhammo, Nyaniko and Venerables Ahimsako, Caganando, Thitabho and Satthammo.
Please try and arrive on time. If you must arrive late please enter through the downstairs doors and wait until the meditation is over before heading up to the shrine room. There will be live streaming downstairs so no one needs worry about missing any guidance.
June 27th – Friday Night Dhamma led by Ajahn Viradhammo
5:30 – 6:45 pm – Causal Tea with monastics
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Meditation – Dhamma talk – Q & A
Ajahn Viradhammo was involved in the establishment of both the Chithurst (Cittaviveka) and Harnham (Aruna Ratanagiri) monasteries in the UK. In 1985, invited by the Wellington Theravāda Buddhist Association, he moved to New Zealand, accompanied by Venerable Thanavaro, where he lived for 10 years, setting up Bodhinyānārāma monastery. In 1995 he came to the UK to assist Ajahn Sumedho at Amarāvati and stayed for four years before returning to New Zealand, where he lived until 2002. He was living in Ottawa caring for his mother for nine years and is now resident full time at Tisarana.
Join the Tisarana podcast for ongoing Dhamma talks by Ajahn Viradhammo.
June 28th – Saturday Daylong led by Luang Por Sumedho
9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Meditation, Dhamma Reflections and Potluck Meal Offering
Luang Por Sumedho is a prominent figure in the Thai Forest Tradition. His teachings are very direct, practical, simple, and down to earth. In his talks and sermons he stresses the quality of immediate intuitive awareness and the integration of this kind of awareness into daily life. Students have noted that he engages his hearers with an infectious sense of humor, suffused with much loving kindness, often weaving amusing anecdotes from his experiences as a monk into his talks on meditation practice and how to experience life (“Everything belongs”).
You can listen to Dhamma talks by Luang Por Sumedho by scrolling down in the archives of Amaravati’s audio library.
June 29th – Sunday Grand Opening Celebration led by Luang Por Pasanno
10:30 am – 3:00 pm (meal offering at 11:00)
Luang Por Pasanno took ordination in Thailand in 1974. During his first year as a monk he was taken by his teacher to meet Ajahn Chah, with whom he asked to be allowed to stay and train. One of the early residents of Wat Pah Nanachat, Ajahn Pasanno became its abbot in his ninth year. Luang Por became a well-known and highly respected monk and Dhamma teacher in Thailand.
He moved to California on New Year’s Eve of 1997 to share the abbotship of Abhayagiri Monastery, Redwood Valley, California, with Ajahn Amaro. In 2010 Ajahn Amaro accepted an invitation to serve as abbot of Amaravati Monastery in England.Luang Por Pasanno is now the sole abbot of Abhayagiri.
Join the Abhayagiri podcast for talks by Luang Por and the monastics of his monastery.