ภาษาไทย
Ajahn Yatiko

Ajahn Yatiko was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1968. He had a strong interest in religion from childhood and after a few years at university decided he needed to find a spiritual teacher, as opposed to an academic one. He was on his way to Tibet for ordination, but the plane stopped off en route through Bangkok. While having lunch in a Bangkok restaurant, a few Thai laymen sat down to join him and recommended that he visit Wat Pah Nanachat, in Ubon. Owing to their high praise of Ajahn Chah, he decided to investigate. Shortly thereafter, Ajahn Sumedho was visiting and Ajahn Yatiko was inspired to pursue monastic training at Wat Pah Nanachat. After training there as an Anāgārika and Sāmaṇera, Ajahn Yatiko took Bhikkhu ordination in 1992. He spent 17 years training in several forest monasteries in Thailand before coming to live with the Abhayagiri Saṅgha in January, 2008.
back to top