Friday, October 25, 2013

British monk to visit U West from Thailand

Angela Lee (UWest), CC Liu, Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly (9-24-13)
Ajahn Jayasaro with children at assembly, May 2013 (
British monk Ajahn Jayasaro to visit U West
Ajahn ("teacher") Jayasaro (
Ajahn Jayasaro (born 1958) from the Isle of Wight, England, began his monastic training in Thailand in 1978. He was among an early set of adopters who sought out the Teaching and Training (Dhamma-Vinaya) as students of legendary Theravada forest meditation teacher Ajahn Chah. Ajahn Jayasaro received full ordination as a monk in 1980 and has lived in Thailand ever since.
West goes East then returns to teach
In 2002, after a five-year period as abbot of the Westerner's forest-paradise known as Wat Pah Nanachat ("International Forest Monastery") made famous by the Canadian journalist Bill Ward in his comical travel diary What the Buddha Never Taught, Ven. Jayasaro took up residence in a hermitage at the foot of the Kow Yai mountains in the province of Nakorn Rachasima, Northeast Thailand (Isan). This visit is supported by UWSG, Religious Program, Chaplaincy Program, and the BudaWest Club at UWest.
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  • Dharma Talk/Meditation (English) Fri., Oct 25, 2013, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Day Retreat (Thai/English) veg. lunch Sat., Oct. 26, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Dharma Talk/Meditation (English) Sun., Oct. 27, 9:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Location: University of the West, Locke Hall (ED 213)
  • Contacts: Peggy (818) 568-6011 or

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