Friday, July 29, 2011

Reflections On The Lions Roar - Parts 1 & 2 by Ajahn Sucitto

Ajahn Sucitto

Was born in London in 1949. He had his B.A. in English and American Literature at Warwick University in 1971. He went to Thailand in 1975, where he happened across a class in Buddhist meditation in Chiang Mai. After a few days' practice, he decided to make a tentative commitment to the Holy Life. He returned to England in 1978 and he decided to stay and train with Ajahn Sumedho and he was responsible for editing and publishing his talks, as well as other Sangha publications.

Ajahn Sucitto was one of the original groups of who founded Chithurst Monastery Cittavivekha in 1979. He also helped to establish a vihara in Northumberland, Aruna Ratanagiri on 1981. In 1984 he was part of the community that moved from Chithurst to Hertfordshire to start Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, where had the responsibility of supervising the nuns training, as well as other teaching duties. During this time he also began teaching overseas. In 1992 he was asked to take over the function of senior incumbent at Chithurst Monastery where he now resides.

Reflections On The Lions Roar - Part 1



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Reflections On The Lions Roar - Part 2



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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Nun's Tea and the First Noble Truth by Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia

This talk is by Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia which tells of one of her stays in Rocana Vihara, the Nun's Cottage, at Chithurst. She introduced the subject for the "Lay Forum" on our last visit to the monastery.



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