Dharma Talk: Ajahn Sumedho

Venerable Ajahn Sumedho was born in Seattle, Washington, USA in 1934.  He left the States in 1964 and took bhikkhu ordination in Nong Khai, N.E. Thailand in 1967.  Soon after his ordination he went to stay with Venerable Ajahn Chah at Wat Pah Pong, a forest monastery in Ubon Province.  Ajahn Sumedho stayed there for ten years and became one of the most trusted disciples of Ajahn Chah.  He is abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery near London, England, and spiritual leader of its many branches.

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