Brahm, Ajahn

Ajahn Brahm


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The Venerable Ajahn Brahm is the Abbot of the Bodhinyane Monastery in Serpentine, Western Australia. Ajahn Brahmavamso Mahathera was born Peter Betts in London, United Kingdom in August 7, 1951. He came from a working-class background, and won a scholarship to study Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University in the late 1960s. After graduating from Cambridge he taught in high school for one year before travelling to Thailand to become a monk and train with the Venerable Ajahn Chah Bodhinyana Mahathera. Ajahn Brahm is currently working with monks and nuns of all Buddhist traditions to establish the Australian Sangha Association. Ajahn Brahm has also written two books including Opening the Door of Your Heart (fromerly published as ‘Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?’) and Mindfulness, Bliss and Beyond: A Meditator’s Handbook. Hundreds of Ajahn Brahm’s Dhamma talks are now available for free download in both digital audio and video format.