Past retreat

Cultivating the Heart: Online Meditation Retreat

Guided by Ajahn Vajiro
An invitation card to the retreat, presenting a picture of Ajahn Vajiro alongside dates and information.

Cultivating the Heart: Online Meditation Retreat

Guided by Ajahn Vajiro
TimezoneLisbon, Portugal (GMT)
Duration9th of July, 2021, 19:00— 11th of July, 2021, 13:00
Registrations closed.
Thank you for your participation!

Open to all practitioners, the retreat will be an opportunity to practice meditation with reflections on the Buddhist path with Dhamma teachings.

Ajahn Vajiro

A portrait of Ajahn Vajiro.

Ajahn Vajiro was born in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia in 1953. He studied in England and obtained a bachelor degree in Economics in 1974. In 1979 he met Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho, when they were visiting the Hampstead Vihara in Oakenholt, England. In 1979 he left for Thailand and in June 1980 he received Upasampada (higher ordination) from Ajahn Chah at Wat Nong Pah Pong.

Ajahn Vajiro came back to England in 1984, where he helped take care of various branch monasteries. A few years later he lived in retreat for 3 years in the Sanghaloka hermitage in Australia. In 2001, at the invitation of Luang Por Sumedho, he came back to Amaravati, having been one of the monks that most contributed to the development and well-being of this monastery.

In 2010, a group in Portugal led by Maria Ferreira da Silva invited him formally to help establish a monastery from the Thai Forest Tradition in Portugal. Ajahn Vajiro then pledged to lead this initiative for 5 years. Since the beginning of the Vassa of 2012 (July), he came to live in Portugal and today he is the Abbot of Sumedharama, the monastery that was established through that initiative, in Ericeira, Portugal.

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