12 Facts About Ajahn Sucitto


Ajahn Sucitto is a British-born Theravada Buddhist monk.


Ajahn Sucitto was, between 1992 and 2014, the abbot of Cittaviveka, Chithurst Buddhist Monastery.


Ajahn Sucitto returned to Britain in 1978 and took up training under Ajahn Sumedho at the Hampstead Buddhist Vihara.


Ajahn Sucitto spent a few years following the lifestyle of the alternative culture of the time, before heading overland to India in 1974 on a spiritual quest.


In 1984, Ajahn Sumedho asked Sucitto to guide the newly ordained ten-precept nuns.


On 31 July 1984, Ajahn Sucitto was sent with Ajahn Viradhammo to prepare the newly acquired St Margaret's School near Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire for Sangha occupancy.


On 7 June 1992, a year after returning from India, Ajahn Sucitto was appointed abbot of Cittaviveka.


Ajahn Sucitto is currently based there, but travels on teaching engagements and has undertaken the Kailas pilgrimage.


Ajahn Sucitto wrote and edited the community's Newsletter for 16.5 years and edited or managed the editing of most of the collections of Ajahn Sumedho's talks between 1983 and 1992.


Ajahn Sucitto has written several books of his own teachings, and co-authored a two-volume account of the six-month walking pilgrimage that they undertook in India and Nepal between November 1990 through April 1991.


Ajahn Sucitto began teaching retreats for laypeople after the Rains Retreat of 1981.


Ajahn Sucitto has continued to teach retreats in Britain and overseas ever since.