Dear Kalyana Mitras,
Ajahn Sujato was in town in November for the SJBA Nun Novitiate Program from 11-13 Nov, 2014. Presently, he is in Singapore for a training program with Buddhist Fellowship and will be back in KL again from 4-10 Dec, 2014.
He is available for invitations to share the Dhamma in your organisation. Ajahn was the former abbot of Santi Forest Monastery, Sydney but have since then passed it to the nuns to run. It has now a total of 8 nuns staying there.
Ajahn will be staying at SJBA when he is in KL. I have sent an earlier mail to the Buddhist societies in the Klang Valley and the following have responded. His schedule is as follows:
Date Time Event
Thurs 4 Dec Arriving from Ipoh
Fri 5 Dec All day Free
Sat 6 Dec 8.30am Nalanda, Happy Garden branch, KL –
Pindapata followed by lunch dana & Dhamma talk
Sat 8pm Gotami Vihara – Dhamma talk at on ‘Is it Easy to Practise Non-self?’
Sun 7 Dec 11.30am Ti-Ratana Penchala Centre, PJ – Lunch dana & Dhamma talk
Sun Evening Free
Mon 8 Dec All day Free
Tues 9 Dec Morning Free
Tues 8pm Dhamma talk at Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields, KL
Wed 10 Dec Ajahn returns to Australia
Below is a profile of Ajahn and the contacts of places where he will be speaking.
Profile of Ajahn Sujato
Ajahn Sujato (Anthony Best) is an Australian Buddhist Monk. In 1994 he left his music career to take higher ordination in Thailand in the forest lineage of Ajahn Chah. As well as living for several years in forest monasteries and remote hermitages in Thailand, he spent three years in Bodhinyana Monastery (Perth) as secretary of Ajahn Brahmavamso, and over a year in a cave in Malaysia.
He has combined his love of meditation with study of the Buddha’s Teachings, and in 2001 published his first book, “A Swift Pair of Messengers”, a compilation of Sutta passages on the theme of tranquillity and insight.
He now resides at Citta Bhavana Hermitage, Bundanoon, Australia
Addresses of Buddhist societies hosting Ajahn:
Subang Jaya Buddhist Association – SJBA firstname.lastname@example.org, SS13, Jln Kewajipan, Subang Jaya, PJ. Tel: 03-56348181.
Gotami Vihara Society
K37-C, Jalan TK 1/11A, Taman Kinrara, Jln Puchong, 47180 Puchong, Selangor. Tel: +6010 2580 737 (2 storey shop lot on main road, directly opp. Old Army camp quarters). Tel: +6010 2580 737
Buddhist Maha Vihara
Brickfields, KL. Tel: 03-22741141 email@example.com,
Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre
21, Jalan Penchala, 46000 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia. Tel : 03-7784 9002
Nalanda Buddhist Society
Sri Kembangan, Serdang, Selangor firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 03-89381500/1.
Please contact these Societies directly for further information.
Please let me know if you wish to invite Ajahn for a Dhamma talk on the remaining dates.