Venerable Thanavaro will join the Hermitage residents for about four weeks, starting Thursday evening, November 5, bringing the number of monastics back the three for awhile.
Venerable Thanavaro was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1978. He studied philosophy and comparative religion before joined the monastic community at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, England. He received the anagarika precepts in 2009 and the pabbajja (novice ordination) in 2010 with Luang Por Sumedho as a preceptor. Ajahn Amaro gave him the upasampada (bhikkhu ordination) in July 2011. He has been staying at Abhayagiri since December 2014.
Welcome Venerable Thanavaro!