Dhamma talks by Thai monks

Dhamma talks by Thai monks

We are pleased to inform that there will be a dhamma talk at our centre this Friday 17 December 2010, 8pm  by 4 Ven. Ajahns from Thailand. The talk will be in Thai and translated into Mandarin/English.
Do come and learn as this a precious opportunity.
Bio-data of the speakers :

Venerable Ajahn Sawang Kalayano

Venerable Ajahn Sawang Kalayano was born in Sesaket in north east Thailand. Ordained at 21 with Longpo Sri Siriyano from Wat Srimongkon who is the eldest monk in Wat Pah Pong. When he was 3 years in robe, he spent time wandering (‘tudong’) in the north of Thailand. He liked the seclusion and progressed well in his meditation. During the 20 years of teaching and spreading the Dhamma among the hill-tribes, he experienced in person the difficulties of these people. The Ajahn can speak many local dialects and started many forest monasteries in the north. He is very experienced in teaching both youth and children

Venerable Ajahn Tongsai Subhakijjo

Venarable Ajahn Tongsai Subhakijjo was born in north east Thailand. After graduated from school he helped his family as a rice farmer. He worked in Taiwan for 2 years and can speak and write basic Chinese. Weary of competitiveness of the world, he decided to explore the more interesting monastic life. As present he is 14 years in robe and has special interest in bringing youth and children to the Dhamma. He leads the Summer Novice Ordination in Wat Pah Nananchat.

Venerable Ajahn Cagino

Venarable Ajahn Cagino is a Malaysian. He graduated from the Malaysian Institute of Arts with a Diploma of Arts.  As a photographer, he has won many awards including a first prize in the Asian Photography Competition. His search for the Dhamma has taken him to Thailand and a forest monastery in New Zealand. Ajahn was a Mahayanist novice in Hong Fu Si Monastery in Penang, he was later ordained as a Theravada monk. 7 years later, he was reordained as a novice in Wat Pah Nanachat to live the monastic life in a new tradition. In total Ajahn has been in robe for 14 years. At present he lives in a cave in  northern Thailand where he has been for the last 2 years.  Seeing the potential of the children of the hill tribes and the lack of education for these children has led Ajahn to set up the Dhammagiri Foundation.

Venerable Ajahn Tun

Ajahn Maha Tirapanyo(Ajahn Tun) was born in Chonburi, Thailand, in 1967. He graduated as the top medical student of the year in the whole of Thailand. After his graduation, he continued with his medical studies  in the American Board of Pediatrics from Children Hospital of Michigan under a scholarship provided by the government of Thailand. During this period, he was awarded The Best of Hospitality Winner.  He furthered his medical research in the Pediatric Endocrinology from Children Hospital Medical Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

After attending a  meditation retreat in US, realized that the monastic life is what he had been looking for. He returned to Thailand and went forth in Wat Pah Nanachat. At present, Ajahn is the Buddhist adviser and meditation instructor in hospitals, government departments and schools in the vicinity Wat Pah Bun Lom.

With metta,
Sg Long Buddhist Society


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