Ajahn Amaro

Ajahn Amaro

Ajahn Amaro is the abbot of Amaravati Buddhist monastery in southeast England. he was ordained as a bhikkhu by Ajahn Chah in 1979 and was the founding co-abbot of Abhayagiri Buddhist monastery in redwood Valley, California, where he served until 2010.

Recent Articles

Reflexiones sobre el amor de una madre

Antes de conocer el dharma, explica Ajahn Amaro, su madre fue su principal ejemplo de gran bondad y generosidad.

The Opportunities and Perils of Postmodern Dharma

Justin Whitaker reviews "American Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Modernity" by Ann Gleig.

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Forum: The Beauty of Renunciation

<span class="full-image-block ssNonEditable"><span><img src="/storage/Win2013/Forum_Sravasti-Abbey.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1383922388135" alt="/></span></span> <p class="intro">Renunciation is about more than just doing without things. It’s the beautiful realization that you already have everything you need.</p>

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Between Arhat and Bodhisattva

Ajahn Amaro examines the arguments for and against the arhat and bodhisattva ideals that define and too often divide the Buddhist traditions. He suggests a way out of the polarizing debate.

What’s In a Name?

Ajahn Amaro presents two helpful meditation practices you can do while listening to the inner sound.

The Sound of Silence

Ajahn Amaro explains how to practice nada yoga and why this simple act of listening to inner sound can help you realize emptiness.

Like Oil and Water

There is a quality of pure awareness that is not fazed by fleeting thoughts, emotions, or sense impressions, explain Ajahn Amaro and Ajahn Pasanno. Even when they are together, pure awareness and the conditioned realm are always separate.

Reflecting on a Mother’s Love

Before he encountered the dharma, explains Ajahn Amaro, his mother was his main example of great kindness and generosity.

Attending to the Deathless

“When the heart is released from clinging,” said the Buddha, “then consciousness does not land anywhere. That state, I tell you, is without sorrow, afflication or despair.” Ajahn Amaro on abiding in the consciousness that is completely beyond conditioned phenomena—neither supporting them nor supported by them.