Land Search Community Visioning Meeting (Zoom)
Clear Mountain has begun searching for a home, looking for a large piece of forested land to the north, south, or east of Seattle where a monastery might grow. While a Land Search committee has been formed, we feel it’s essential those in the wider community have a voice in the decision. Tri-annual “Visioning Meetings” should encourage this, letting monastics speak about the search’s progress and allowing people to ask questions and share perspectives. We hope you’ll join us in helping craft this budding refuge of Dhamma! You may read more about the monastery’s vision here.
Join us on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 854 3701 2293 / Passcode: 939158
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Ajahn Kovilo is an American monk who ordained in 2010 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery with Luang Por Pasanno as his preceptor. He likes memorizing things and walking around and hopes to one day enjoy meditation.
After finishing college in 2012, Ajahn Nisabho left his native Washington to go forth as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. He received full ordination the following spring under Ajahn Anan, a senior disciple of renowned meditation master, Ajahn Chah, and spent the following years training in forest monasteries throughout Thailand, Australia, and the US. While staying with some of the lineage’s most respected teachers, he grew to believe the Thai Forest Tradition’s balance of communal life with solitary forest dwelling, careful adherence to the monastic precepts, and focus on meditation represented a faithful embodiment of the original Buddhist path. Moreover, his time with contemporary masters such as Ajahn Anan, Ajahn Pasanno, and Ajahn Jayasaro, convinced him that such a path could yield great fruit in the heart even amidst the complexities of modern life.
In 2020, after nearly eight years in robes, Ajahn Nisabho returned to the Northwest hoping to help establish a refuge of Dhamma and practice near Seattle.