Explore the transformative power of Buddhism in Ajahn Khemavaro’s talk on ‘Growing from Difficulties’. Discover how Buddhist teachings on impermanence, suffering, resilience, and mindfulness can guide you in navigating life’s challenges. Learn practical techniques to embrace the present moment, cultivate compassion, and find freedom through detachment. Join us on this spiritual journey of personal growth and discover how difficulties can become stepping stones towards a more fulfilling life.
This talk will be held in person at the Library only. Please register if you wish to attend.
Venerable Ajahn Khemavaro was born in Vietnam in 1966. At the age of nine he moved with his family to live in California, USA. He obtained his BA in Philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, Southern California. Except for a brief stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa, most of his jobs have been in the Banking/Finance Sector.
While working as a stockbroker in Bangkok, Ajahn Khemavaro became interested in Buddhism and meditation. He began his monastic training at Wat Pah Nanachat, Thailand, in 1999, and was ordained as a Bhikkhu in Ajahn Chah’s Tradition in 2000. Since 2005, Ajahn Khemavaro has lead numerous retreats in Singapore, USA, Norway and Australia. He is the Abbott at Wat Buddha Dhamma, to the north of Sydney, where he has lived since July 2008. www.wbd.org.au
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