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Ajahn Amaro

Born in England in 1956, Ven. Amaro Bhikkhu received his BSc. in Psychology and Physiology from the University of London. Spiritual searching led him to Thailand, where he went to Wat Pah Nanachat, a Forest Tradition monastery established for Western disciples of Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah, who ordained him as a bhikkhu in 1979. He returned to England and joined Ajahn Sumedho at the newly established Chithurst Monastery. He resided for many years at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, making trips to California every year during the 1990s.

In June of 1996 he established Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California, where he was co-abbot with Ajahn Pasanno until July, 2010. Ajahn Amaro has written a number of books, including an account of his 830-mile trek from Chithurst to Harnham Vihara called Tudong - the Long Road North, republished in the expanded book Silent Rain. Other works published by him include Small Boat, Great Mountain (2003), Rain on the Nile (2009) and The Island - An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana (2009) co-written with Ajahn Pasanno. Ajahn Amaro returned to Amaravati in July, 2010. At the invitation of Luang Por Sumedho, Ajahn Amaro has been appointed to assume the duties of abbot of Amaravati, commencing after Luang Por Sumedho retires in the autumn of this year.



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Closing talk: We leave, but the practice remains
Oct 15-17: Ajahn Amaro
2014-10-1744:25
Q and A: Is there a soul? Who is the knower? Can I open my eyes? Do I have to focus on the breath?
Oct 15-17: Ajahn Amaro
2014-10-1629:16
Morning Guided Meditation: Aware of Body and Breath
Oct 15-17: Ajahn Amaro
2014-10-1664:21
Afternoon talk: The Second Arrow
Oct 15-17: Ajahn Amaro
2014-10-1653:18
Collaborating with the Mind
Oct 15-17: Ajahn Amaro
2014-10-151:37:52
Nibanna - The Island (Part 1) 2009-10-311:40:50
Nibanna - The Island (Part 2) 2009-10-311:40:52
Nibanna - The Island (Part 3) 2009-10-3152:30
The Safety of the Island: Exploring the Nature of Nibanna (Series) 2009-10-314:14:13
Non-Duality - 5 Talk - (1 of 7) 2007-06-231:17:44
Non-Duality - Morning Q and A - (3 of 7) 2007-06-2333:17
Non-Duality - Afternoon Q and A - (4 of 7) 2007-06-2331:09
Non-Duality - Afternoon Q and A - (5 of 7) 2007-06-2343:29
Non-Duality - Meditation - Q and A - (6 of 7) 2007-06-2345:27
Non-Duality - Q and A - Wrap Up - (7 of 7) 2007-06-2351:56
Not Two, Not Even "One": Non-Duality in Theravada and Zen Buddhism by Ajahn Amaro and Joseph Bobrow (Series) 2007-06-235:40:15
Devotion on the Path of Awakening - (Part 1) 2006-06-1756:37
Devotion on the Path of Awakening - (Part 2) 2006-06-171:14:20
Devotion on the Path of Awakening - (Part 3) 2006-06-171:21:03
Devotion on the Path of Awakening - (Part 4) 2006-06-171:14:51
Metta 2005-12-1940:22

 

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