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Ajahn Amaro Visiting Temple

From this Tuesday, May 22, until our Visakha Puja (Wesak Day) celebration on Sunday, May 27 we will host Ajahn Amaro, abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monasteryin England – and, before that, founding co-abbot with Ajahn Pasanno of Abhayagiri Monasteryin California – who will be visiting Temple for the first time. Ajahn Amaro visited and taught in the Boston area for many years until moving to back to the UK. 

He should be available most days after the meal, and will offer Dhamma Talks on the evening of Saturday, May 26 and the afternoon of Sunday, May 27 for our Visakha Puja and Bell Dedication Ceremony. Please feel free, as always, to visit during this time.

Every day: 11 a.m.– Shared Meal, speaking informally afterwards
Saturday, May 26: 7–9:30 p.m. – Evening Puja & Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Amaro
Sunday, May 27: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.– Visakha Puja & Bell Dedication Ceremony, with Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Amaro

Visakha Puja Ceremony, Bell Dedication, & Ajahn Amaro Talk

On Sunday, May 27 Jetavana, Temple Forest Monastery will celebrate Visakha Puja (Wesak Day) with a Dhamma Talk offered by Ajahn Amaro, abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, and with a formal dedication ceremony to install a new bell specially cast in Thailand for our monastery here in Temple and offered along with a bell “tower” to house it, which has been sponsored by many local supporters and built by local artisans. More details here >

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