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Ajahn Achalo in India

Post by arpansharma1 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:21 am

Aranya Vihara Trust is pleased to announce the visit of Ajahn Achalo to Dhammārāma on 9 and 10 December for a one day retreat (9 December) followed by an evening of chanting, teaching and meditation (10 December).

About Ajahn Achalo: Ajahn Achalo was born in Brisbane Australia in 1972. He developed a keen interest in meditation at the age of twenty and a year later left for Thailand to study Buddhism more intently. After a two-year period practising in various centres and monasteries, in 1996 Ajahn Achalo ordained as a Theravada Bhikkhu (monk) under Luang Por Liem at Wat Nong Pah Pong, the monastery founded by venerable Ajahn Chah. Although most of his training has taken place in Thailand, Ajahn Achalo has also lived in several international Forest Monasteries in the Ajahn Chah lineage. During his years of training, he has received personal guidance from many remarkable teachers, among them, Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Jayasaro and Ajahn Kalyano. For most of his Bhikkhu life, he has considered Tan Ajahn Anan, abbot of Wat Marp Jan, to be his principal mentor. In addition, he has found the Dalai Lama’s instructions and example to be of tremendous value.

Since 2011, Ajahn Achalo has set up and led as Abbot of the Anandagiri Forest Monastery in Petchabun province in Thailand. See more about Anandagiri here: http://www.peacebeyondsuffering.org/anandagiri.html

He has also led retreats in Malaysia and is a popular teacher through his website (http://www.peacebeyondsuffering.org/index1.html) as well as through Insight Timer – the world’s largest meditation app (https://insighttimer.com/peacebeyondsuffering).

Ajahn Achalo has a particular affinity for India, where he has been coming on pilgrimage for a number of years. In February 2018 , he completed an Adhiṭṭhāna of meditating under the Bodhi tree at Bodh Gaya for 3000 hours!! Read accounts of this pious endeavour here: http://www.peacebeyondsuffering.org/dhamma-books.html.

Ajahn Achalo’s Programme at Dhammārāma:

PINDAPATTA (alms round) by Ajahn Achalo
On 9th, 11th and 12th Dec, Ajahn Achalo will go on pindapatta (alms round) to Dwarka Sector 11 Park between 7 to 7:30 AM.

Lay followers are encouraged to bring food offerings (only) to offer Ajahn Achalo.
Food offered during alms round will be served to Ajahn Achalo and lay followers after pindapatta at Dhammārāma.
To know more about the custom of Pindapatta, click here.


9th Dec 2018 (Sunday)

8:00 – 8:30 am : Morning chanting

8:30 – 10:30 am : Guided Meditation, Desana, Q&A followed by meal blessing

11:00 – 12:00 pm : Meal offering

12:00 – 1:00 pm : Cleaning and short rest

1:00 – 2:00 pm : Guided meditation

2:00 – 4:30 pm : Dhamma discussion, Q&A

4:30 – 5:30 pm : Tea Break

5:30 – 6:30 pm : Meditation

6:30 – 7:30 pm : Evening Chanting, Meditation

7:30 pm onwards : Desana and Q&A


10th Dec 2018 (Monday)

4:30 PM – Tea and evening session at Prof. Dhar’s residence (all are welcome to join)

Prof Dhar’s residence address: A 26, Gyandeep Apartments, Mayur Vihar I, Delhi.

Please contact at 9810608942/avt.treasury@gmail.com for any queries.


Note: Ajahn Achalo will speak in English and Hindi translation would be done.


Registraton: Anyone who wants to attend any/all of the above activities may kindly click here to register – bit.ly/2pSCisW

Your registration will help us plan and manage the event.


Aranya Vihara Trust




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