• May all sentient beings have happy minds!

Whatever precious jewel there is in the heavenly worlds, there is nothing comparable to one who is Awakened.
-The Buddha

An Evening with Ajahn Sumedho. Note: Morning Dana CANCELLED

  • Location : Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre
  • Start Date and Time : 22/04/2016 06:00 pm
  • Finish Date and Time : 22/04/2016 08:00 pm
  • Event Speaker : Luong Por Sumedho
  • Enquiries or Contact : info@buddhistlibrary.org.au or 02 95196054
  • Organising Entity : Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre


Dear Participants, 

Please be advised that Saturday 23rd April morning dana and Q&A for Luang Por Sumedho is now CANCELLED. 

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

We will only be holding Friday 22nd April 6pm-8pm talk at the Buddhist Library.

See you on 22nd April evening !


22nd April (Friday evening) Come and join us for an evening with Luang Por Sumedho. Registration is essential. Register early to reserve your place!



About Luang Por Sumedho

Luang Por Sumedho was born in Seattle, Washington in 1934. After serving four years in the US Navy as a medic, he completed a BA in Far Eastern Studies and a MA in South Asian Studies. In 1966, he went to Thailand to practice meditation at Wat Mahathat in Bangkok. Not long afterwards, he went forth as a novice monk in a remote part of the country, Nong Khai, before receiving full ordination in 1967.

A year of solitary practice followed. Although fruitful, it showed him the need for a teacher who could more actively guide him. A fortuitous encounter with a visiting monk led him to Ubon province to practice with Luang Por Chah. He took dependence from Luang Por Chah and remained under his close guidance for ten years.

In 1975, Luang Por Sumedho, established Wat Pah Nanachat, International Forest Monastery where Westerners could be trained in English.

In 1977, he accompanied Luang Por Chah to England and took up residence at the Hampstead Vihara, with three other monks.

Luang Por Sumedho was made an Upajhaya, in 1981. Since then he has given Upasampada (Bhikkhu precepts) to more than a hundred aspirants of many nationalities. Luang Por Sumedho was integral in establishing the Forest Sangha tradition in the United Kingdom. He was central in establishing Amaravati Buddhist Monastery and Chithurst Buddhist Monastery. He is currently resident as senior incumbent at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hertfordshire.

This event is now full. Thank you for your interest to sign up for Ajahn Sumedho's talk, please contact the Buddhist Library info@buddhistlibrary.org.au or call us at 02 9519 6054 (Monday to Friday 12:30pm-5pm) to be on waiting list and find out more about this event.
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