Saturday, November 1, 2008

Visit by Ajahn Vajiro 7th to 9th November 2008

Venerable Vajiro was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1953. Upon graduating in England in1974, he began attending Buddhist meditation retreats.

Soon therafter he went to meet with Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho in1977, and in 1978 asked to join the community as an anagārika. He left for Thailand in 1979 and in October that year he became a samanera, receiving upasampada from Ajahn Chah in June 1980.

Venerable Vajiro returned to England in 1984, and assisted with the establishment of Amaravati Buddhist Centre. From 1985 to 1986 he resided at Harnham Buddhist Monastery and from 1986 to 1993 he lived at ‘Cittaviveka’. Then between 1993 and 1998 he led the community in Bodhinyanarama before spending the following three years living quietly in the hermitage ‘Sanghaloka’. He now resides at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in England.

Friday 7 Nov

7-10pm An evening sitting (meditation and talk/questions)
at rooms above Crysalis shop on Woodstock Rd, where Jampa Ling Belfast meet.

Saturday 8 Nov

8-10am Morning sitting at Black Mountain Zen Centre, Belfast.

10.30am-1pm Dana at Peace House, Lisburn Rd, Belfast
(Giving of food. Please bring along a little food to offer to Ajahn and then to share - rice will be provided. Also time for short meditation/chanting.)

7-10pm Evening sitting at Black Mountain Zen Centre

Sunday 9 Nov

Morning - private visit

2-4pm Afternoon sitting at Black Mountain Zen Centre

7.30-9pm Evening sitting at Black Mountain Zen Centre

Please contact Claire Ferry for further information

tele (028) 9022 0426