True Happiness by Ajahn Dtun
- Location : Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre
- Start Date and Time : 19/03/2016 10:00 am
- Finish Date and Time : 19/03/2016 09:00 pm
- Event Speaker : Ajahn Dtun
- Enquiries or Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org 02 9519 6054
- Organising Entity : Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre
Special Event on SATURDAY 19th March
Dana, Q&A and Dhamma talk
Ajahn Dtun is considered to be one of the greatest living meditation masters in Thailand. Renowned for his gentle demeanour and deep wisdom, Ajahn Dtun has always had a reputation as an impeccable and well-practised monk in the Ajahn Chah Tradition. Even as a junior monk, there was a buzz among the monks regarding Ajahn Dtun due to his dedication to practise and an aura of calm and clarity around him.
This is a rare opportunity to hear teaching from one of the great meditation masters who has come from Thailand for a short visit.
19th March (Saturday)
9:30am – 11:30am Dana Offering – please arrive at 9:30am for 10am offering. This is a great opportunity for us to offer dana (lunch) to Ajahn Dtun and all accompany monastics. You are welcome to bring a dish or two to offer to monastics and share with everyone else present at the offering.
11:30am – 1pm Q & A with Ajahn Dtun – this session is open for everyone who would like to ask Ajahn Dtun question or simply sit in to listen to questions and answers.
7pm – 9pm True Happiness Talk – Dhamma talk by Ajahn Dtun – Register early to reserve your place!
(Please fill in the form if you intend to attend evening talk by Ajahn Dtun)
All Sessions by Dana.
Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The teachings flourish in an atmosphere of generosity and gratitude, and these qualities in turn support the growth of wisdom and compassion in the practitioner. The instructions and guidance for this course are offered without requesting a specified fee and it is up to individuals to determine the amount of dana they would like to offer. It can sometimes be easy to become confused when we are new to this and we wonder “how much should I give?” This is a relevant question in the material economy but an appropriate dana cannot be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and awareness of the costs and expenses associated with organising a course (e.g., administrative & venue costs).
Ajahn Dtun was born in 1955 in Ayutthaya, Thailand. He was raised in Bangkok. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, he decided to become a monk at Wat Nong Pah Pong with Venerable Ajahn Chah as his preceptor.
Presently, Ajahn Dtun is the Abbot of Wat Boonyawad in Chonburi. Wat Boonyawad has grown from being a hermitage with a few monks to a large monastery with close to sixty monks training with Tan Ajahn.
He will be accompanied by Ajahn Tejapanno, his translator. Ajahn Tejapanno, born in England, has been a monk for 23 years, and has spent the last 19 years living with Ajahn Dtun.