Ajahn Sumedho stepping down...maybe...

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Ajahn Sumedho stepping down...maybe...

Postby appicchato » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:03 pm

'...apparently the big news in the Western Sangha at present is that Ajahn Sumedho will be retiring and Ajahn Amaro will take over as abbott of Amaravati Monastery in the UK.'

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/Ajahn-Sumedho-Retiring-t337441.html
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Re: Scuttlebutt: Ajahn Sumedho stepping down...

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:23 pm

appicchato wrote:'...apparently the big news in the Western Sangha at present is that Ajahn Sumedho will be retiring and Ajahn Amaro will take over as abbott of Amaravati Monastery in the UK.'

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/Ajahn-Sumedho-Retiring-t337441.html


just checked the forest sangha news section and nothing new has been added since mid January.

I believe Luang por (or should it be luang ta now :thinking: ) stepped down a few years ago, but took up the position again for some reason I am not sure of.
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Re: Scuttlebutt: Ajahn Sumedho stepping down...

Postby PeterB » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:31 pm

Manapa wrote:
appicchato wrote:'...apparently the big news in the Western Sangha at present is that Ajahn Sumedho will be retiring and Ajahn Amaro will take over as abbott of Amaravati Monastery in the UK.'

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/Ajahn-Sumedho-Retiring-t337441.html


just checked the forest sangha news section and nothing new has been added since mid January.

I believe Luang por (or should it be luang ta now :thinking: ) stepped down a few years ago, but took up the position again for some reason I am not sure of.

I think thats right. The version I heard from responsible but fallible sources, :smile: was that Ajahn Sucitto wanted to move on, and that Luang Por took over on a " temporary" basis..that was several years ago Luang Por must be nearly 80 now ?
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