Dhamma Talk and Q&A with Ajahn Sumedho

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Suan Mokkh

Nikhom Rotfai Sai 2 Alley

Bangkok, Chatuchak 10900

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Special Event with Phra Raja Sumedhajahn (Sumedho Bhikkhu)

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Luang Por Sumedho (Ajahn Sumedho) was born in Seattle, Washington in 1934. After serving four years in the US Navy as a medic, he completed a BA in Far Eastern Studies and a MA in South Asian Studies.

In 1966 he came to Thailand to practice meditation at Wat Mahathat in Bangkok. Not long afterwards he went forth as a novice monk in a remote part of the country, Nong Khai, and a year of solitary practice followed; he received full admission into the Sangha in 1967.

Although fruitful, the solitary practice showed him the need for a teacher who could more actively guide him. A fortuitous encounter with a visiting monk led him to Ubon province to practice with Venerable Ajahn Chah. He took dependence from Ajahn Chah and remained under his close guidance for ten years. In 1975, Luang Por Sumedho established Wat Pah Nanachat (International Forest Monastery) where Westerners could be trained in English.

In 1977, he accompanied Ajahn Chah to England and took up residence at the Hampstead Vihara with three other monks.

Luang Por Sumedho has inducted more than a hundred aspirants of many nationalities into the samana life, and has established four monasteries in England, as well as branch monasteries overseas. In late 2010 he retired as abbot of Amaravati Monastery in Hertfordshire. Since then he has been living in Thailand, and continues to share the Dhamma both here and in other countries.

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