Ajahn Amaro’s Spiritual Journey

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I always enjoy Ajahn Amaro’s talks. Here, he traces his own spiritual journey, a long and winding road—which culminated in 2010 with his becoming Abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in England. A favorite moment: “…where freedom is found—it’s in here.“ So, without further ado, here’s the Venerable Ajahn Amaro talk at Stanford: Enjoy!

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Monasteries of the Forest Sangha International Monasteries in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition of Ajahn Chah Monks of Wat Nong Pah Pong — Slightly cropped image from Forest Sangha Web page, under creative commons license CC BY NC ND 4.0. For videos plus links to websites and maps featuring Thai Forest Tradition monasteries see, Western Monks at Home in an Ancient Tradition. See Forest Sangha Galleries for numerous photos […]