Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dhamma Sermons by Venerable Ajahn Viradhammo Thero (MP3 Download)

Ajahn Viradhammo Thero
Venerable Viradhammo was born at Esslingen in Germany in 1947as Vitauts Akers to Latvian refugee parents. They moved to Toronto, Canada, when he was 5 years old. He studied engineering at the University of Toronto but became disillusioned with academic life, and left in 1969 to go and work in Germany. Later, while living in India, he encountered Buddhism, meeting the late Samanera Bodhesako, who introduced him to the writings of Venerable Nyanavira Thera. He eventually travelled to Thailand to become a samanera at Wat Mahathat and took  upasampada  in 1974 at Wat Pah Pong. He was one of the first residents at Wat Pah Nanachat.

Having spent four years in Thailand, he went back to Canada and Germany to visit his family in 1977. Instead of returning to Thailand, he was asked by Ajahn Chah to join Ajahn Sumedho at the Hampstead Vihara, in London. In subsequent years, he was involved in the establishment of both Chithurst and Harnham monasteries.

In 1985, on invitation by the Wellington Theravada Buddhist Association, he moved to New Zealand, accompanied by Venerable Thanavaro. At first they lived in the city of Wellington itself, moving two years later to a 43-acre site in Stokes Valley, 29 km away. The monastery was named 'Bodhinyanarama' by Ajahn Sumedho, who conducted the first  upasampada ceremony there in 1989.

Venerable Viradhammo undertakes a wide range of teaching activities, including monthly visits to a vihara which has been established in Auckland. On occasion he also teaches in the South Island.
(Seeing the Way- An anthology of teachings by English-speaking disciples of Ajahn Chah)

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Author: Venerable Ajahn Viradhammo Thero 
Genre: Buddhist Dharma Sermons
Language: English
Credits:  Many thanks to Birken's Dhamma Talks  website   for publishing these for the seekers of Dhamma.
Uploaded By: Tiraj Adikari
Copyright:   If applicable is held by Venerable Ajahn Viradhammo Thero.

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