11 Facts About Ajahn Sucitto


Ajahn Sucitto is a British-born Theravada Buddhist monk .

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

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Ajahn Sucitto was born in London and ordained in Thailand in March 1976.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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 .

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

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

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