Dhamma teaching by Ajahn Jayasaro

Nalandians warmly welcome the visit by Ajahn Jayasaro to Sri Serdang this Friday!

Excellent news for the Buddhist community in Malaysia!  We are pleased to inform you that Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro will give a Dhamma talk at Nalanda Centre this Friday evening, starting 8.00pm.

Ajahn Jayasaro’s talks are greatly appreciated for their clarity and uplifting spirit.  We urge everyone not to miss this golden opportunity to meet with and learn from an inspiring and well-practised Dhamma teacher.  All are welcome!

Ajahn Jayasaro gave daily Dhamma teachings in the garden of Nalanda House during his 2005 visit.

Brief profile of Ajahn Jayasaro

Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro was born on the Isle of Wight in 1958.  He joined Ajahn Sumedho’s community in England for the 1978 Rains Retreat as an ‘anagarika’.  In November that year, he left for Wat Pah Pong in Northeast Thailand, where he later ordained as a ‘bhikkhu’ under the tutelage of Venerable Ajahn Chah.

(From right) Ven. Henepola Sri Gunaratana Nayaka Thera, Ajahn Jayasaro, and Ven Sri Saranankara at WACANA 2007 Buddhist Conference.

From 1997 to 2002, Ajahn Jayasaro was the abbot of Wat Pah Nanachat, the famous international monastery of Ajahn Chah’s forest tradition.  He now lives in a hermitage at the foothills of Kao Yai mountain in Thailand.

Nalandians welcoming Ajahn Jayasaro on his visit in 2008.

Recipients of the 2007 and 2008 Nalanda Awards having a precious photograph together with (from left) Ajahn Jayasaro, Ven. Mahinda, Ven. Saranankara, and Ven. Ayya Santini.

Ajahn Jayasaro is a well-known and highly respected Dhamma teacher throughout Thailand; he is also a distinguished author and editor of several publications, including the popular “Without and Within: Questions & Answers on the Teachings of Theravāda Buddhism”.

Ajahn Jayasaro giving out prizes to graduates of Nalanda Institute in the 2009 Convocation Ceremony held in Sri Serdang.

Ajahn Jayasaro has a special interest in Buddhist education; he is the spiritual adviser to several schools in Thailand.  Since 2005, Ajahn Jayasaro had been to Malaysia several times to give Dhamma teachings at the invitation of Nalanda Buddhist Society.  He was a speaker at Nalanda Institute’s WACANA Conferences in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Ajahn Jayasaro speaking at the WACANA 2009 Buddhist Conference; together with Ven. Henepola Gunaratana Nayaka Thera, and Ven. Dhammavuddho Mahathera.