Tan Ajahn Martin - Welcoming, Meal Offering and Dhamma Talk: 10-11 Dec 2018

10 Dec 2018 (Mon)

6:30pm: Welcoming Ajahn Martin and panna

11 Dec 2018 (Tue)

10.00am: Meal offering (dana)

8.00pm: Dhamma Talk

Tan Ajahn Martin

Ajahn Martin has lived as a Buddhist forest Monk in the jungle of Thailand for over 20 years. He stayed in Wat Baan Taad Forest Monastery for many years under the guidance of Luangta Maha Boowa.

He was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1957 and studied electrical engineering.

At the end of 1980s, he discovered meditation and lived in monasteries in England and Germany for 4 years. In 1995, he lived with Luangta Maha Boowa in Thailand and was ordained as a monk. He lived there ever since, going on Tudong (hourneying alone in solitude forest and caves) for a few months each year and meditating 14 hours every day.

In 2004, Ajahn Pannavaddho, who was responsible for instructing foreign lay visitors at Wat Baan Taad passed away. The teaching responsibility of foreign lay visitors was shared between Ajahn Dick and Ajahn Martin. After Ajahn Dick left the monastery in 2007, Ajahn Martin carried the sole responsibility of teaching lay visitors the Dhamma and meditation.

One of the last few remaining western sangha who is direct disciple of Luangta Maha Boowa.