We are very happy that Ajahn Vajiro, Abbot of Sumedharama Monastery in Portugal, found time to visit Dhammagiri from 23 February to 05 March during his international travels. This is an excellent opportunity for the supporters of Dhammagiri to meet with him and benefit from his Dhamma teachings that he will share with us.
Luang Por will be here for most of our regular programs:
Mon 26/02: 10.30 am Almsoffering & Shared Meal 11.50 am Dhamma Discussion
Tue 27/02: 10.30 am Almsoffering & Shared Meal 11.50 am Dhamma Discussion
Wed 28/02: No monks at Dhammagiri, we're on an outing to the ocean! (There will be NO almsoffering or Dhammadiscussion today)
Thu 29/02: 10.30 am Almsoffering & Shared Meal 11.50 am Dhamma Discussion
Fri 01/03: NB: Almsoffering at 07.00 am 07.00 am Almsoffering & Anumodanā/Blessing (there will be no shared meal or Dhamma Discussion today)
Sat 02/03: 07.30 am: Morning Chanting, Refuge & Precepts Ceremony 08.30 am: Silent Meditation 10.30 am: Almsoffering and shared meal 11.50 am: Dhamma Discussion
Sun 03/03: 10.30 am: Almsoffering and shared meal 11.50 am: Dhamma Discussion 03.00 to 05.00 pm: Chanting, Guided/Silent Meditation, Dhamma Reflection
Mon 04/03: 10.30 am: Almsoffering & Shared Meal 11.50 am: Dhamma Discussion
Tue 05/03 Almsoffering at International Airport, Departure Check-In Hall, Under the Palm Trees 10.30 am: Almsoffering at International Airport, Palmtrees next to escalators going down to emigration NB: NO Monks, NO Almsoffering at Dhammagiri today
Ajahn's first Dhamma sharing session with us, 'Right Attitude to Dhamma Practice' is already available on our Podcast platforms:
Videos of his Dhamma Sharing sessions are live cast on our Youtube channel
We've already got some pics on our new Photo Album "Latest Pics from Dhammagiri"
(We're going to regualarly publish new pics from intersting happenings at Dhammagiri on top of this album)
A more extensive collection if photos with Ajahn Vajiro can be found in this gallery.
Ven. Ajahn Vajiro was born in Malaysia in 1953 and has been a buddhist monk for over 40 years.
In 1979, he met Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho when they made a visit to Hampstead Vihara in Oakenholt, England. He received higher ordination from Ajahn Chah personally in Thailand in 1980 at Wat Nong Pah Pong.
After helping with the opening of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in the UK, he participated in the running of both Harnham Buddhist Monastery and Chithurst Forest Monastery. In 1993 he moved to New Zealand to lead the Bodhinyanarama community in Wellington for five years. Following this he entered a three-year retreat in Australia before returning to Amaravati in 2001.
In 2012 he moved to Portugal where he had been closely involved in the establishment of Sumedharama Buddhist Monastery near Lisbon, which is where he is now based.