Ajahn Martin Piyadhammo has lived as a Buddhist forest monk in jungles of Thailand for over 20 years in the Thai Forest Tradition. He stayed at Wat Pa Baan Taad for many years under the guidance of Luangta Mahā Bua. He was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1957, studied electrical engineering and went to the USA to extend his studies in computer engineering with a Fulbright scholarship. After graduation, he worked in a research lab on image analysis and artificial intelligence in Hamburg. He discovered meditation at the end of 1980s and startedliving in various Theravada monasteries in England and Germany. After reading the book, ‘Straight from the Heart’ from the famous meditation master, Luangta Mahā Bua, he flew to Thailand and arrived at Baan Taad In 1995. He was then ordained as a Buddhist monk in December 1995 in the forest monastery. Ajahn Martin went on tudong for two to five months each year and meditating 14 hours every day. He spent his periods of solitude at very remote monastery, spending time in caves located far away from the villages and largely undisturbed. In 2004, Ajahn Paññavaddho, who was responsible for instructing western lay visitors at Wat Pa Baan Taad passed away. The teaching responsibility of 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.
Venue: Bodhi Park, Shah Alam 1A, Persiaran Serai Wangi, Seksyen U12, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
Date and timing:
Check in: 3.00 pm, Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Check out: 2.00 pm, Sunday, 6 May 2018
Register: online: https://goo.gl/forms/1n0WbimByExfI7f53
Closing Date: 15 April 2018 or when maximum number of 50 pax is reached, whichever is earlier
Observance: Participants are required to observe 8 precepts. The precept of not eating afternoon can be waived upon the teacher’s approval. All mobile communication devices are to be surrendered upon check in.
Fee: Free of charge
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