Ajahn Sumedho, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Ajahn Sumedho

American Buddhist philosopher

Date of Birth: 27-Jul-1934

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, United States

Profession: writer, bhikkhu, philosopher

Nationality: United States, Thailand

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Ajahn Sumedho

  • Luang Por Sumedho or Ajahn Sumedho (Thai: ?????????????) (born Robert Karr Jackman, July 27, 1934) is one of the senior Western representatives of the Thai forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism.
  • He was abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK, from its consecration in 1984 until his retirement in 2010.
  • Luang Por means Venerable Father (???????), an honorific and term of affection in keeping with Thai custom; ajahn means teacher.
  • A bhikkhu since 1967, Sumedho is considered a seminal figure in the transmission of the Buddha's teachings to the West.

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