In September 1987, a group of six individuals gathered to discuss the possibility of inviting monastics from the Luang Por Chah/Luang Por Sumedho tradition to come to California to begin the first Monastery of that tradition here in the USA. Dr Marc was a large part of the success of the endeavor which led to the 1996 establishment of Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery. A very warm and generous hearted being, Marc will be missed by many.
Note : The photo shows Ajahn Sumedho with Marc Lieberman and other members of the Sanghapala Board in Marc Lieberman’s house circa 1995. Marc is the second from the right. Others present in the photo are Susan Barber, Debbie Stamp, Fred Kral and Mary Rubin.