Ajahn Amaro Returns to Abhayagiri

Ajahn Amaro Returns to Abhayagiri

Ajahn Amaro, co-abbot of Abhayagiri for 14 years is returning in October. Ajahn Amaro will be offering three public talks in northern California.

  • The early afternoon Dhamma reflection for the Abhayagiri Kathina, Oct. 12th.
  • At Stanford University on Tues., Oct. 14th
  • At Abhayagiri on the lunar observance day on the evening of Wed., Oct. 22nd.

Please see the Abhayagiri web calendar for the most up-to-date information on these and other events at Abhayagiri.

Ajahn Amaro will also be visiting the Pacific Hermitage the weekend of Oct. 18th and 19th. A brief bio of Ajahn Amaro is provided below.

Born in England in 1956, Ven. Amaro Bhikkhu received his 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. 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 of 1996 he established Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California, where he was co-abbot with Ajahn Pasanno until July, 2010. Ajahn Amaro has written a number of books, including an account of his 830-mile trek from Chithurst to Harnham Vihara called Tudong - the Long Road North, republished in the expanded book Silent Rain. Other works published by him 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. Ajahn Amaro returned to Amaravati in July, 2010. At that time, he then moved back to Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in England to take up the position of abbot of large Amaravati monastic community

To listen to recent talks by Ajahn Amaro go to www.amaravati.org.