Ajahn Nisabho was born in San Francisco, California and raised in Spokane, Washington by two caring, meditation-minded parents. Adopting their interest at fifteen, he began to sit regularly, attending retreats and growing steadily more confident in the Buddha’s path. After finishing university in 2012, his love of Ajahn Chah’s teachings and Theravada Buddhism’s clarity drew him to the forests of Thailand, where he took ordination as a Buddhist monk in 2013. He’s spent the years since training at monasteries in Thailand, the US, and Australia under the guidance of the most senior teachers of the Ajahn Chah tradition, including Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Anan, and Ajahn Jayasaro.
He currently resides in Seattle, WA, as part of the Clear Mountain Monastery Project.
The founding of Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage in the challenging landscape of Brisbane Australia, reveals the miraculous nature of faith and the Buddha’s teaching.
Gus Hales’ battles in the Falklands and elsewhere left him with severe PTSD. After finding peace with the Sangha at Amaravati monastery, he helped spread the Dhamma as a prison chaplain and participating in reconciliation efforts with the IRA.
After escaping the violence-ridden neighborhood where he grew up by joining the British Army, Billy’s experience of war left him in the throws of PTSD and addiction. His healing at Amaravati monastery speaks to the power of the Buddhist path and Sangha that helps carry it forward.
By the time of his passing in 2020, Ven. Ñāṇadīpa was widely known for having spent over forty years wandering Sri Lanka. The second installment of his teachings provides insight into the higher levels of meditation and represents one of his final gifts.
By the time of his passing in 2020, Ven. Ñāṇadīpa was widely known for having spent over forty years wandering Sri Lanka. These teachings, on everything from dealing with elephants to interpreting the Buddhist scriptures, represent one of his final gifts.