Please join us for Meditation and Dhamma Teaching by Ajahn Sumedho

July 1, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM

At River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD – 20817, Maryland

The Royal Thai Embassy in collaboration with the Insight Meditation Center of Washington (IMCW) will host a mindfulness session (meditation and dhamma talk) on July 1, 2017 between 4 – 6 pm at RRUUC in Bethesda, Maryland.

This Sati mindfulness will represent a unique opportunity open for all interested communities to learn about Theravada Forest Tradition’s teachings on suffering and meditation practice.  It is also an opportunity to learn how mindfulness can produce true insight and how to apply it to daily life.

Venerable Ajahn Sumedho is a seminal figure in the transmission of Buddha’s teachings to the West, has served as a monastic since 1967, and was the abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in the UK from its founding in 1984 until his retirement in 2010. Having trained in the Thai Forest Tradition under the late venerable Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho has come to be considered his most influential Western disciple.

Ajahn Sumedho will be accompanied by Ajahn Pasanno, Abbot of Abhayagiri Monastery in California, Ajahn Viradhammo, Abbot of Tisarana Monastery in Perth, Canada, Ajahn Jayanto, Abbot of Jetavana Monastery in Temple, New Hampshire and Ajahn Asoko.

In keeping with the monastic tradition, attendees will be sitting on the floor.  Please bring your own meditation cushion and mat.  Chairs will also be available. Registration is required through the IMCW’s registration page .

The facility is handicapped-accessible and has a parking lot on site or local roads nearby.


Ajahn Sumedho

Ajahn Viradhammo

Ajahn Pasanno

Ajahn Jayanto

Ajahn Asoko