Journey to Freeing the Heart and Mind

14 May 2021
  • Day:Friday
  • Time:7.00PM - 8.30PM AEST
  • No of Sessions:1
  • Duration:1.5 hours
  • Organising Entity:Buddhist Library
  • Event Speaker:Chao Khun Keng (Ajahn Keng)
  • Enquiries:info@buddhistlibrary.org.au or (02) 9519 6054
  • Location:Buddhist Library
  • Attendance Mode:In Person or Zoom Event
  • Contribution:By donation
  • This course will be held in person at the Library and online via Zoom. Please register so we know numbers attending the Library and also so we can send online participants the Zoom link before each session.

    The Buddhist Library is delighted to host Chao Khun Keng’s public talk in person. Ajahn Keng (as Chao Khun Keng is known) will be speaking on “Journey to Freeing the Heart and Mind”. Ajahn Keng is currently doing Tudong, an austerity undertaken by monastics to deepen their practice. He is walking the 1000 kilometres from Geelong to Sydney, for peace and harmony, with laypeople joining him along the way.

    Come and join us for this rare opportunity to hear the wise words of Ajahn Keng, and learn about Dharma, his journey and experiences.

     

    Tudong, The Dhamma Road Walk

    Organised and Hosted by Wat Samphanthawong Geelong

    All public are welcome to take part in the walk!

    For anyone who would like to join any part of the walk for Sydney final chapter, at the moment they are walking in Yass area and will continue their journey to Sydney, the estimated final stop at Stanmore will be on Wednesday 12/05/2021. If you would like to take part on the walk, please write to info@buddhistlibrary.org.au to find out more.

    Alternative, you can join Dana Meal Offering with Chao Khun Keng on Sunday 9th May, 10:30am at Bodhisaddha Forest Monastery, Wilton click here for more information

    As well, another Dharma Talk opportunity on Saturday 15th May, 7pm at Metta Centre, Bankstown, click here for more information

    For more information about Tudong practice, and the Dharma Road walk from Geelong to Sydney, click here for more information

     

     

    Teacher profile

    Venerable Chao Khun Keng Vinayadhamma Vidhes (Ajahn Keng Khemako) is a Singaporean ordained in the Thai Forest Tradition. He is recognised by both Singaporeans and Thais alike for his contributions to Buddhism, and was the first Singaporean monk ordained in Thai tradition to be conferred the high-ranking title of Chao Khun by the H.M. The King of Thailand.

    A true forest monk, Ajahn prefers to dwell in forests and caves deep within the jungles of Thailand and Malaysia to practice intensive meditation. However, he often returns to Singapore to propagate the Dharma, teach meditation and help his devotees. He is humorous and delivers interesting Dharma talks. He was ordained in 1987 under the recommendation of Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Ajahn Geoffrey). Ajahn Keng was conferred the title of “Chao Khun” in 2013 by the King of Thailand. Chao Khun Keng is the current Abbott of Santi Forest Monastery (JB, Malaysia) and the President of Palelai Buddhist (Singapore) and Wat Pa Doi Charen Tham (Omkoi).

     

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