Ajahn Dhammasiha Travel Itinerary Europe Asia 17 May to 12 July
Wed 17 May
Departure Brisbane 14:45 SQ 236 to Singapore/Lisbon.
Alms offering at Dhammagiri will be a bit early at 10.15 am, as I have to go to the airport right after the meal.
Thu 18 to 27 May Sumedharama, Lisbon, Portugal
🛬 10:40 am Arrival Lisbon, pick up to Sumedharama
Paying respects and spending time with our long standing Dhamma friend Ajahn Vajiro, who has provided support and advice to Dhammagiri in our early years.
Ajahn Vajiro, Abbot, on Almsround at Sumedharama
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More recently, he and local Sangha & laity have been working hard establishing the first Ajahn Chah monastery in Portugal. With excellent results, as below image of their beautiful main building documents.
Dhamma Hall at Sumedharama
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Also catching up with my father, who's staying in private accommodation close to the monastery, and who will turn 80 in June 🎈.
He's so kind to accompany me in Portugal and England, so that we can spend time together, though based in seperate monastic vs lay accommodation.
Sat 27 May
🛫 Departure Lisbon to UK 🛬
🚗 Arrival Hartridge Buddhist Monastery, Devon, in the evening
Sat 27 to Wed 31 May Hartridge Buddhist Monastery
After meeting Ajahn Jutindharo many time in our Elders' Meetings, finally I get a chance to see his monastery. In 2020 they finished an inspiring meditation hall - can't wait to meditate/chant in that tranquil space.
New Meditation Hall & Shrine
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31 May to 08 June Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
Always uplifting and educational to come back to the largest Western monastery in our tradition, and to connect with the large Sangha and abbot Ajahn Amaro.
Ajahn Amaro, Abbot, Receiving Well Wishes on his 66th Birthday.
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08 to 17 June, Germany, Berlin & Hannover for Father's 80th Birthday
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17 to 21 June, Germany, Muttodaya
Catching up with old 'kalyāṇa-mittas' (Dhamma friends) Ajahn Cattamalo and Ajahn Mettiko, and the local Sangha and international visitors at German 'Waldkloster' Muttodaya
Ajahn Mettiko of Muttodaya Waldkloster, visiting Luang Por Thong Daeng together with Ajahn Dhammasiha
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21 June, 21:15 Departure Frankfurt to Delhi, India, Air India IA 120
22 to 28 June India, Dhammaram Delhi & Sangharama Monastery Land
There will be Dhamma program and meal offerings at the New Delhi Dhammarama Centre in Dwarka district. I believe more info will appear on their website closer to event, which you can access by clicking image below:
Dhammarama / Aranya Vihara team at Retreat with Sister Ajahn Candasiri
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If conditions allow, I hope to include a visit to the new monastery land 'Sanghārāma' at Adi Badri near Yamunanagar on 25/26 June, where Ajahn Jīvako together with a small, but highly dedicated Sangha are taking on the challenging task of developing the first forest monastery of the Ajahn Chah tradition in India.
First Tent 'Sālā' on new land Sanghārāma Monastery, India, Haryana, Adi Badri, Yamunanagar.
Click on image to see report from Ajahn Jīvako about life at Sanghārāma in Indian hot season
Wed 28 June
Departure Delhi 21:55 SQ 403 to Singapore/Kuala Lumpur
Thu 28 June Morning Changi Airport, Singapore
🛬 06:10 Arrival Singapore Changi, SQ 403 from Delhi
Meeting with Ryan and other Dhamma friends, who offer breakfast at 'Jewel' Waterfall area.
🛫 10:15 Departure Singapore, SQ 112 to Kuala Lumpur
🛬 11:15 Arrival Kuala Lumpur KUL, Airport Dana and lift to BUBS Bandar Utama Vihara
Thu 28 June to 12 July BUBS Bandar Utama Vihara, KL
There will be Dhamma programs and meal offerings at Bandar Utama Vihara, and possibly at other Buddhist Centres in Kuala Lumpur.
Programs may become available on website later, click image below for link.
Ajahn Dhammasiha teaching at Utama Bodhi Vihara, BUBS, KL
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05 to 11 July Singapore, Palelai Buddhist Temple
Dhamma Programs & Meal Offerings, possibly including some other Buddhist Venues in Singapore as well. First time staying at Wat Palelai, who are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year.
However, old kalyāṇa mitta (Dhamma friends) from Wat Ananada will be catching up with me, too.
Wat Palelai main Buddha Statue
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12 July Arrival back in Brisbane
06:55 am Arrival Brisbane, SQ 235 from Singapore
Should be enough time to easily reach the meal at Dhammagiri normal time 10:30 am
Looking forward to seeing many Dhamma friends in six different countries!
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The Dhamma as well as our tradition of Ajahn Chah is truly international.