Ajahn Sumedho : « Reflections on Dhamma #4 » (2019)

  • Published on Jul 10, 2019
  • Dhamma talk with Q&A session (#4) offered by Venerable Ajahn Sumedho, who co-founded Wat Pah Nanachat in north-east Thailand and established Wat Amaravati in England, two monasteries in the Thai forest tradition of Ajahn Chah
    www.watpahnanachat.org & www.amaravati.org
    'Reflections on Dhamma #4'
    28th April, 2019 (14.00 - 16.00)
    Meditation Hall
    Buddhadāsa Indapañño Archives, Bangkok
    [Q&A session starts at 51:40]
    For other teachings by Ven. Ajahn Sumedho, please visit:
    About Luang Por Sumedho (Phra Raja Sumedhajahn):
    After ordaining at the age of 30, Ajahn Sumedho was to be the first western disciple of Luang Por Chah in Wat Nong Pah Pong, Ubon, in North Eastern Thailand. In 1975 Luang Por Chah sent him to a nearby village, Bahn Bung Wai, to establish Wat Pah Nanachat, a monastery that english speaking people could go to in order to study Buddhism and ordain. Two years later, upon the invitation of George Sharp and the English Sangha Trust, Luang Por Chah asked Ajahn Sumedho to go to London. A small but growing community was to spend two years in the Hampstead Vihāra, before moving to West Sussex, to found Chithurst Monastery. Under Ajahn Sumedho's guidance, the community grew steadily. Ajahn Sumedho helped found a number of branch monasteries over the years, both in England and abroad, in countries such as Italy, Switzerland, New-Zealand, U.S.A, Canada,... A few years after living in Chithurst Monastery, he himself moved to establish Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, in Hertfordshire. He lived altogether 34 years in England, travelling regularly back to Thailand to keep in touch with the Sangha there, and all over the world, spreading the Buddha's Teaching.
    Having retired from his position as the abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, Luang Por Sumedho has been living for the last eight years in Wat Pah Ratanawan, in Central Thailand. He is now 84 years old, and still makes himself available according to his ability for teaching and encouraging people's interest in the Dhamma.
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Comments • 24

  • Tilanka Dahanayake
    Tilanka Dahanayake 11 days ago


  • Orn Moloney
    Orn Moloney 17 days ago +1

    🙏 Sathu

  • José Megre
    José Megre Month ago +1

    SADHU .....SADHU ......SADHU !

  • Rajveer Creation
    Rajveer Creation Month ago +1

    Great mhafero ajhan sumedho I love buudhijam I love buudhist monk


    Sadhu sadhu sadhu

  • Amir Rastgoo
    Amir Rastgoo 2 months ago +1


  • Paulo Cunha
    Paulo Cunha 2 months ago

    Brilliant! Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu.

  • Joyce Chor
    Joyce Chor 2 months ago

    Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu

  • Sheila Kirwan
    Sheila Kirwan 2 months ago +1

    Great respect and gratitude

  • Like Anuruth Vlog
    Like Anuruth Vlog 2 months ago +1

    sadhu sadhu sadhu....

  • CrStrifey
    CrStrifey 3 months ago +13

    How does someone of his age, who has had recent health problems, manage to give such an elegant, fresh talk that is so poignant and heartfelt? I have listened to a lot of his talks and this one seems to have very little repetition. His eyes are beaming. A beautiful human being who exemplifies the the results of practicing the Buddha's teachings. Sadhu sadhu sadhu.

    • Sheila Kirwan
      Sheila Kirwan 2 months ago

      Sadhu sadhu sadhu

    • M. Graph
      M. Graph 3 months ago

      He is a beautiful 1,000 petalled Lotus blooming. I am blessed to hear him 🙏

  • Keith Mc
    Keith Mc 4 months ago +4

    Ajahn Sumedho's teachings are so relevant and needed right now. Thanks for posting.

  • Bodhi
    Bodhi 5 months ago +4

    Much respect Ajahn Sumedho 🙏🏼🇦🇺

  • AquaPlanet
    AquaPlanet 5 months ago +5

    This will be going viral any day now. Right?

    • ajajaj2k4
      ajajaj2k4 3 months ago +2

      Dont Think so, only the Ones looking for it Will find.

  • robbiepeterh
    robbiepeterh 5 months ago +7

    “Stop reading the news.” Alleluia.

  • John T. Inscrutable
    John T. Inscrutable 6 months ago +12

    Happy birthday, dear Ajahn Sumedho, today, 2019-July-27.
    I enjoy and learn so much from your talks on RUclip. Thank you for your compassion.
    With Metta,
    Houston, TX, USA

  • theng 94
    theng 94 6 months ago +6

    🙏 🙏 🙏

  • Dhammarato Happy Skyper
    Dhammarato Happy Skyper 6 months ago +2

    Good to see Achan Sumedo out of his hidy hole and giving public talks, It is especially joyful to hear him talking about Tan Achan Bhikkhu Buddhadasa. It is Most unfortunate that so many western Monks now in the Achan Chah tradition are still teaching magic and spooky Buddhism. But it is really good to know Achan Sumedo is back out talking. Sure wish his students would listen and learn.

    • M. Graph
      M. Graph 3 months ago +2

      Strange comment considering your wisdom, I listened to a video of yours, you understand the 4 Noble truths and 8 fold path, I wonder why you've spoken ill of who you've accused. It's an observation, an opinion from false self, why would you succumb to this? 🙏

    • .
      . 4 months ago +2

      Magic and spooky Buddhism?

    • michelange quay
      michelange quay 4 months ago +5

      does your public comment help the goal?