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Luang Por Sumedho visit to Sunyata

October 31, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

We are highly privileged and honoured to announce the visit of Luang Por Sumedho to Sunyata on Sunday the 31st of October.

Luang Por Sumedho is one of the most senior Western representatives of the Thai forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism and a renowned Dhamma teacher.

He was ordained in Thailand 57 years ago where he trained under meditation master Ajahn Chah. He established Chithurst and Amaravati Buddhist monasteries in the UK and is considered a seminal figure in the transmission of the Buddha’s teachings to the West. He was Abbot of Amaravati  from 1984 until his retirement in 2010.

His practical approach to meditation and teachings on mindfulness have inspired many thousands of people to develop this practice.

Luang Por will visit on the morning of October 31st and will offer a Dhamma reflection at 9.30am.
This visit will be a fantastic opportunity for all practitioners in Ireland to hear Dhamma from a renowned teacher and to pay respects to a monk who has cultivated this path for over 57 years. There will be an opportunity to offer food to the monks and to share in a meal together.

LP Sumedho will be accompanied by Ajahn Ahimsako, Abbot of Chithurst monastery, Ajahn Asoko, Ajahn Kaccana and Anagarika Philippe.

We hope that after what has been an incredibly difficult 18 months for everyone that you will join us for this auspicious event and that it will be an opportunity to bring together the sangha for this joyous occasion.

Booking is not necessary for this event.

The Dhamma talk will also be streamed live via Zoom for those who cannot attend in person and the link will be posted on this website nearer the time.

9am                Blessings and taking of precepts
9.30am           LP Sumedho will offer a Dhamma talk
11.am             Lunch

Covid Considerations:

This event will take place after the government’s proposed date for lifting restrictions however a number of covid precautionary measures will be in place to ensure the safety of Luang Por and all visitors


The Dhamma talk and meal will take place in an outdoor Marquee on Sunyata’s grounds. The Dhamma hall will also be open to visitors however all other buildings will be strictly off limits, including the kitchen. It will be necessary to wear a mask in the marquee during the Dhamma reflection


Anyone who wishes to, may bring some food to offer to the monks and / or to share with others. However, please be aware that there will not be any cooking or food heating facilities available on the day.


October 31, 2021
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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