GUESTS : May 19, 2019
It was our pleasure to welcome Ajahn Khemavaro and Ajahn Chiyaporn to Wat Dhammayanaram.
They stayed at the monastery until 2 June 2019.
It was really good to have five monks altogether for a change. Many people came to offer dana to the monks during their visit.
Ajahn Khemavaro conducted a Retreat on 1 June 2019 at the monastery, which was very popular and well attended. May 19, 2019
CONGRATULATIONS to AJAHN BRAHM
Monk expelled over female ordination
Ajahn Bhikkhu Brahmavamso is being honoured for helping empower women in his faith, including the ordination of the first Buddhist nuns — known as Bhikkhunis — in Australia in 2009.
He has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for services to Buddhism and gender equality.
"There were four very fine Australian women who wanted to become Bhikkhunis and so I did the ordination for them."
As a result, he was expelled from Thai Forest Tradition of Buddhism to which he had belonged.
He said it was a sacrifice he was willing to make.