Ajahn Sucitto to Visit Abhayagiri
May 8, 2013
Ajahn Sucitto, the abbot of Chithurst Buddhist Monastery in England, will be visiting Abhayagiri from May 22nd to May 30th. It is planned to have him offer teachings the evening of Vesakha Puja, May 24th, and on the following Saturday evening, May 25th. Below is a brief biography of Ajahn Sucitto from his recent book Parami : Ways to Cross Life's Floods “Born in London in 1949, Ajahn Sucitto entered monastic life in Thailand in 1975. He subsequently took bhikkhu ordination there in 1976, but returned to Britain in 1978 to train under Ven. Ajahn Sumedho in the lineage of the Thai forest master, Ven. Ajahn Chah. In...
Vesakha Puja Full Moon Observance Day
May 24, 2013
Half Moon Observance Day
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1st Tuesday at Berkeley Buddhist Monastery
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What if I get it Wrong?
This reflection is excerpted and adapted from “Running Away from Phantoms,” a Dhamma Talk offered by Ajahn Sucitto at Abhayagiri in 2007 --- “What if I get it wrong?” “What if it doesn't work?” “What if I'm left here alone?” Just look over the edge of that. Look over the edge of 'what if' and let your mind open up and realize that we've been running away from phantoms. Examine the attitudes you have, like 'What if I get it wrong?' You've been getting it wrong all your life — it's no big deal! Everybody's getting it wrong. Everybody's making mistak...