Ajahn Sona joins us to speak about Bloom: Buddhist Reflections on Serenity and Love.
While not all of us will choose the monastic path, those who do have an amazing opportunity to live a life steeped in thousands of years of tradition. And from that foundation, the rest of us get to learn and practice from them, and how Buddhism can mean living with love.
Ajahn Sona is a first-wave Western Theravada ordained monk and the Abbot of Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery (‘Birken’). After several years of practice as a lay hermit, Bhikkhu Sona took full monastic ordination in 1989 with Bhante Henepola Gunaratana Mahathera at the first Theravada forest monastery in the United States, Bhavana Society, West Virginia. He later switched to the Thai Forest Tradition and trained at Ajahn Chah’s monasteries in northeastern Thailand for several years. Ajahn Sona now draws on both the Sri Lankan and Thai scholastic and meditative traditions in his teachings, in addition to his modern western sensibilities. Special thanks to Piyadassī for coordinating this interview.
So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Canadian Mornings tea.
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