Monday 30th January
hosted by DMG, Bodhgaya Hall
An Audience with Ajahn Viradhammo
Abbot of Tisarana Monastery, Ottawa, Canada
We are very glad to welcome Ajahn Viradhammo, one of the most senior Western Abbots in the world, from the lineage of Luang Phor Chah. He is currently abbot of Tisarana Monastery in Ottowa, after serving as abbot (and builder of) Harnham Monastery, Bodhinyanarama NZ, and Amaravati monastery UK.
He ordained with Ajahn Chah 38 years ago in the then remote jungles of NE Thailand, where the modern world had yet to make inroads. He lived in the International Forest Temple there for some years before moving to the UK, and then New Zealand. Born in 1947 in Germany to Latvian parents, he was raised in Canada from the age of 5. A former student of Engineering, he set off on travels in 1969, to wind up in Thailand a few years later.
Known as the most warm and engaging of the Western Monks, it is with gratitude that Ajahn V. (as he is fondly known) will give us the benefit of his decades of experience.
- 6:00-6:30 pm Gather at DMG (there is a coffee/snack shop there)
- 6:45-7:30 pm Dhamma Talk with Ajahn Viradhammo
- 7:30-8:30 pm Q&A, closing remarks.
Event is free of charge – donations will go to Tisarana Monastery, Ottawa
No need to book – there is plenty of space. But arrive early to get a good seat!
Bodhgaya Hall is in the offices of DMG Books, and is used regularly by a large Thai group of meditators. It is an excellent facility, and very convenient on the skytrain line, Chit Lom Station. The Thai group meets there every Tuesday and Wednesday.
The address is
496-502 Ploenchit Road,
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Go to Chit Lom Skytrain Station, and take the short walk to Amarin Tower. From the ground floor, take the lift up to DMG on the 22nd floor. There is a nice coffee shop there, so arrive early for events and meet some of the regulars.
You cannot get up to the 22nd floor via the lift in the Amarin plaza itself. You must go to the lifts on the ground floor, to access the office block above the Amarin Plaza.
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