Ajahn Sumedho

From Encyclopedia of Buddhism
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a modified clone.
It is a copy of a Wikipedia article that we have modified in some way. But we have not vetted all the content on this page.
Vetting Image fair use 60x35px.png

40% vetted by RW


Ajahn Sumedho
Ajahn Sumedho.jpg
Pictured (left) with a visiting Thai monk (Phra Root Chumdermpadetsuk)
Born Robert Kan Jackman
(1934-07-27) July 27, 1934 (age 86)
Seattle, Washington, USA
Other names Luang Por Sumedho, Tan Chao Khun Rajasumedhajahn
Title Ajahn Sumedho
Predecessor Ajahn Chah

Luang Por Sumedho or Ajahn Sumedho (Thai: อาจารย์สุเมโธ) (born Robert Kan Jackman, July 27, 1934, Seattle) is one of the senior Western representatives of the Thai forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism. He was abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK, from its consecration in 1984 until his retirement in 2010. Luang Por means Venerable Father (หลวงพ่อ), an honorific and term of affection in keeping with Thai custom; ajahn means teacher. A bhikkhu since 1967, Sumedho is considered a seminal figure in the transmission of the Buddha's teachings to the West.

See also


External links


Search for videos:

Selected videos:

    Description: DESCR

Living people list

Categories for people:
All people | Historical people | Living people | More people categories...
This article includes content from Ajahn Sumedho on Wikipedia (view authors). License under CC BY-SA 3.0. Wikipedia logo