Upcoming Luang Por Liem Visit, June 19 to 24, 2015

This coming week, June 19 to 24, Luang Por Liem, Luang Por Jundee, Ajahn Seyk, and Ajahn Thaniyo will be visiting Tisarana Monastery.

Luang Por Liem (who has been monk for more than 50 years) is the abbot of Ajahn Chah’s main monastery in Thailand, Wat Nong Pah Pong and was the monk who succeeded Ajahn Chah more than 25 years ago. Luang Por Liem is a highly respected elder and central figure in our tradition. He is known for his wisdom, humility, and quiet, even temperament. Over the past two decades Luang Por has been the preceptor for many monks and a source of guidance and inspiration for our widespread communities in Thailand and abroad. As well as a gifted teacher, he is also an accomplished craftsman and has been instrumental in the planning and building of many Dhamma Halls in our branch monasteries.

Luang Por Jundee has been a monk for 40 years and was ordained with Ajahn Chah just after Luang Por Viradhammo. He is presently the abbot of Wat Pah Ampahwan, a beautiful monastery in Chonburi province.

We are very happy to welcome Luang Por Liem and Luang Por Jundee to Tisarana this coming week. It is a great honour to our community. We also welcome anyone who would like to visit for any of these days, but please note that our overnight accommodation is no longer available.

The Schedule of Events for this weekend:

Saturday, June 20

11:00 am Dana Offering

1:00 pm Meditation and Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Jundee (jet lag permitting)

Sunday, June 21

10:30 am Welcome Address from Ajahn Viradhammo, Precepts, and Blessing Chants

11:00 Receive Alms Food

12:30 Meditation Hall Dedication Ceremony

1:00 pm Dhamma Talk by Luang Por Liem

2:00 pm Closing Remarks

Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23

We are leaving the schedule open these days for the Luang Por’s to decide what they might like to do, thus we are unsure what will happen (sorry for any inconvenience these unknowns may cause)