Dhamma Talk and Q&A with Luang Por Sumedho (In-Person & Online)
Join us for a Dhamma talk followed by Questions & Answers with Ajahn Sumedho, at Seattle First Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon, May 22nd, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Registration to this event is highly recommended and if you plan on attending online. You will receive a link for viewing a day or so before the event.
Luang Por Sumedho or Ajahn Sumedho was born in the USA, became a bhikkhu in 1967 and trained nine years under Ajahn Chah at Wat Pah Pong, a forest monastery in Ubon province, Thailand. In 1976 he was invited to Britain; he established Cittaviveka (Chithurst Buddhist Monastery) in West Sussex in 1979, and Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hertfordshire in 1984. During his thirty-four years of being based in Britain, he taught extensively throughout the world, has inducted more than a hundred aspirants of many nationalities into the samaṇa life, and also authorized the establishment of six other monasteries. Many of his talks are available in audio versions, and some have been transcribed and edited into a collection of books.
In November 2010, Ajahn Sumedho put aside his duties as Abbott and teacher and is practicing in more secluded environments.
Special Note about Zoom/In-Person meetings
This event will be offered In-Person & Online at Seattle First Baptist Church. You are invited to come in person or anyone is also welcome to join via web streaming. Current event status and links are on the Online Events page. When you register for this event you will be required to choose either Online or In-Person. Thank you!
COVID Policy for In-Person meetings
Vaccinations: Highly Recommended but we will not be verifying immunization status
Masks: Optional. We ask everyone to respect each person’s decision to wear or not wear a mask.
The board is following current Washington State and King County recommendations. We will adjust as needed in the future.
Registration and Donation
Registration for this event is required. The suggested event donation is $10, plus dana for Luang Por Sumedho. Dana is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving. Dana for SIMS and for Luang Por Sumedho can be offered in person on the day of the retreat or instructions will be on our website on the Donate page.
Registration to this event is highly recommended and if you plan on attending online via zoom, it is required in order to receive a link for the web stream. Please note that you will not see an indication of whether you registered for online or in-person on your registration email, but we are keeping track of it. Please remember your choice to keep emails to our volunteer registrars to a minimum. Thanks!
Given the $10 cancellation fee, if you are unable to attend as planned, we will consider the registration fee a donation and are thankful for your generosity.