On 28 November, family and friends gathered online for the Sangha Day B.E. 2565 Observance featuring a special interview with Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro. In this second of a two-part programme, we were honoured to host Ajahn and seek his advice on how we can face current trends which may impact our Dhamma practice and ways to anchor ourselves in our spiritual journey. The interview was conducted by Achariya S. Vijaya, Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee.
Ajahn Jayasaro was born in England in 1958. He joined Ajahn Sumedho’s community for the Rains Retreat as an ‘anagarika’ in 1978 and later that year, left for Wat Pah Pong in Northeast Thailand, where he was later ordained a bhikkhu with Ajahn Chah as his Preceptor. From 1997 to 2002, Ajahn Jayasaro was the Abbot of Wat Pah Nanachat. Ajahn is a distinguished author and editor of several publications, including the popular “Without and Within”, and the extensive biography of Ven. Ajahn Chah entitled “Stillness Flowing”. He now resides in a hermitage at the foothills of Kao Yai mountain.
We extend our deepest gratitude to Venerable Aggacitta Mahāthera and Ven. Ajahn Jayasaro for their compassion in providing guidance for us to navigate challenges in our Dhamma practice. We also extend our appreciation to the organisers, interviewers, technical team and everyone who has contributed to this Sangha Day Observance.
Thank you for joining us and let us continue to be heedful and energetic in walking the path to realise happiness, peace and contentment. Namo Sanghaya!