Friday Night Introduction to Walking Meditation with Ven. Ajahn Gunavuddho
The Ven. Ajahn Gunavuddho from Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery is doing his rains retreat at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery. The Ajahn is offering a class this summer that introduces walking meditation.
The class will start Friday, July 1 to September 2 (with the exception of Aug. 5) until Dr. Verhoeven's return on Sept. 9. The time will be from 7:30p.m. - 9:00p.m. and the format will be an alternation of walking meditation and reading passages from the Dhammapada, for Q and A/dialogue toward the end of class.
About Ven. Ajahn Gunavuddho
Ajahn Gunavuddho was born in a small Indiana farming town near Chicago in 1974. In 1987 he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. He finished his B.A. degree in Jazz Piano Performance at the Berklee School of Music in Boston in 1996. He first came to Abhayagiri in 1998 where he was introduced to the Ajahn Chah Tradition. He went to ordain in Thailand at Wat Pah Nanachat later in 1998 and received Bhikkhu ordination in 2000 at Wat Nong Pah Pong, Ajahn Chah's monastery, with Luang Por Liem as his preceptor. Since then he has lived with many of the senior disciples of Ajahn Chah, such as Ajahn Anan at Wat Marp Jan and Ajahn Pasanno. After 10 years of living in Thailand, he returned to Abhayagiri in May 2009 and currently resides at Berkeley Buddhist Monastery. His mother is also a Theravadin Buddhist nun.