Thursday Morning Q&A with Ajahn Sudanto, Tan Nisabho, & Tan Suddhiko in Volunteer Park
Join us for a Dhamma talk followed by Questions & Answers with Ajahn Sudanto, Tan Nisabho, and Tan Suddhiko on Thursday, Aug. 11th, from 9:00 – 11:00 am at Volunteer Park, just to the South of the Asian Art Museum. Following the Q&A period, there will be the opportunity to offer food to the monastics. People are, of course, also welcome to bring food for themselves and to stick around after the meal for informal conversation with new and old friends. Consider bringing a blanket for yourself and others to sit on. Sadhu!
Born in Portland, Oregon in 1968, Ajahn Sudanto became interested in Buddhism and Indian spiritual traditions while completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Oregon. After graduation he set off for a open-ended period of travel and spiritual seeking in India and Southeast Asia. After a year of traveling, he proceeded to Thailand to begin a period of intensive study and meditation, which drew him to Wat Pah Nanachat in the Northeast of Thailand. There he met Ajahn Pasanno (then the abbot) and requested to ordain and train with the resident community, taking full ordination as a bhikkhu in 1994. After training for five years at Wat Pah Nanachat and various branch monasteries in the Ajahn Chah tradition, he came to Abhayagiri to live and train with the emerging sangha in America.
Ajahn spent the summer of 2007 together with Ajahn Karunadhammo in the Columbia River Gorge on retreat in an impromptu forest hermitage supported by the Portland Friends of the Dhamma. Later he was asked by the Abhayagiri community to lead the effort to establish the Pacific Hermitage in 2010.
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Senior monk at the Pacific Hermitage.