Ajahn Sarayut Arnanta
Ajahn Sarayut Arnanta is the founding abbot of the Wat Buddhametta: Tucson Buddhist Meditation Center and currently serves as the Vice-President of Dhammaratanaram Temple(the temple he first served in the US). Born in Chiang Rai, the northern province of Thailand, he became a monk in 1983 when he was 15 and took full ordination at age 21 in 1989. Ajahn, the title for a Thai Buddhist monk, means “Teacher” or “Master.” He is also a poet and has written a number of poems, some were published in “Sandscript” the literature magazine for Pima Community College. He regularly leads meditation: Vipassana (mindfulness) and Metta (loving friendliness) at Wat Buddhametta: Tucson Buddhist Meditation Center and elsewhere. Ajahn Sarayut has been teaching Buddhism and meditation since he first moved to the United States in 2000.
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