"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

Ajahn Brahm

Ajahn Brahmavamso Mahathero (known to most as Ajahn Brahm), born Peter Betts in London in 1951, is a Theravada Buddhist monk. Ajahn Brahm grew up in London and earned a degree in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University. Disillusioned with the world of academe, he trained as a monk in the jungles of Thailand under Ajahn Chah. A monk for over thirty-five years, Ajahn Brahm is a revered spiritual guide and the abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery, in Serpentine, Western Australia-one of the largest monasteries in the southern hemisphere. He is also the Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia, and spiritual adviser and inspiration for Buddhist centers throughout Asia and Australia. Known for his support for the revival of women's full ordination in Buddhism in traditions where it has been lost, the first Theravada bhikkhuni ordinations in Australia were hosted at his monastery. Ajahn Brahm's winning combination of wit and wisdom makes his books bestsellers in many languages, and on his teaching tours he regularly draws multinational audiences of thousands.

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