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Ajahn Amaro at Dhammagiri, Australia, 27 June to 01 July - Photos & First Dhamma Talk Now Available

Updated: Jul 2

Gallery of photos of Tan Ajahn's visit can now be seen here

First Dhamma Talk of Tan Ajahn available on our Youtube Channel.

Or listen to the podcast on our own Dhammagiri website here


Ajahn Amaro Teaching Dhamma Amaravati Buddhist Monastery

We're very happy and honoured that Venerable Ajahn Amaro has accepted our invitation to visit Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage, Brisbane, during his short stay in Australia.

He will be staying with us from Thursday 27 June until Monday 01 July 2024.

Our program for his visit:

Thu. 27th June - 10:30am - Almsfood offering and Dhammatalk/Discussion with Ajahn Amaro

Fr. 28th June - Outing with Ajahn Amaro, people can join the picnic Dana at the Goldcoast, "The Spit" at 10:00am (no monks at the monastery) Here a map of the location:

Sat. 29th June - 10:30am - Almsfood offering and Dhammatalk/Discussion with Ajahn Amaro (There will be no morning chanting/precept session at 7:30 am on that day)

Sun. 30th June - One Day Meditation Retreat led by Ajahn Amaro from 09:00 am to 05.00 pm

Mon. 01st July - Almsfood offering at Brisbane international airport before Ajahn Amaro's departure at 10.00 am (no monks at Dhammagiri that day).

Ajahn Amaro Chanting in Front of Buddha Statue Amaravati

Ajahn Amaro is the abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery near London, UK.

Born in England in 1956, Ven. Ajahn Amaro received a BSc. in Psychology and Physiology from the University of London. Spiritual searching led him to Thailand, where he went to Wat Pah Nanachat, a Forest Tradition monastery established for Western disciples of Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah, who ordained him as a bhikkhu in 1979. Soon afterwards he returned to England and joined Ajahn Sumedho at the newly established Chithurst Monastery. He resided for many years at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, making trips to California every year during the 1990s.

In June 1996 he established Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California, where he was co-Abbot with Ajahn Pasanno until 2010.

He then returned to Amaravati to become Abbot of this large monastic community.

(This is a short video of Amaravati Ajahn Dhammasiha recorded last year during their Vesak celebrations, to give you an idea what the largest Western monastery in our tradition looks like)

Ajahn Amaro has written a number of books, including an account of an 830-mile trek from Chithurst to Harnham Vihara called Tudong - the Long Road North, republished in the expanded book Silent Rain. His other publications include Small Boat, Great Mountain (2003), Rain on the Nile (2009) and The Island - An Anthology of the Buddha's Teachings on Nibbana (2009) co-written with Ajahn Pasanno, a guide to meditation called Finding the Missing Peace and other works dealing with various aspects of Buddhism.

Forgiveness Ceremony Ajahn Amaro 67th Birthday Buddhist Monks & Nuns


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