Ajahn Maha Dton Dhirapanno was born in Chonburi, Thailand, in 1967. He graduated as a medical student in Thailand. After graduation, he continued with his medical studies from 1994 to 1997 in the American Board of Pediatrics from Children Hospital of Michigan under a scholarship provided by the government of Thailand. During this period, he was awarded The Best of hospitality Winner.
After he completed his PhD, he found himself in a meditation retreat in US under the guidance of Ajahn of Jayasaro, the abbot of Wat Pah Nanachat. Through this retreat, though he was still a lay person then, he realized that the monastic life is what he had been looking for.
Ajahn Maha Dton Dhirapanno returned to Thailand and went forth in Wat Pah Nanachat. With perseverance, he completed a Buddhist course which entitled him the honour of a “Maha”. (“Maha signifies proficiency in Grade 3 Pali). At present, he is the Buddhist adviser and meditation instructor in hospitals, government departments and schools in the vicinity of Wat Pah Bun Lom.
This is a 1-day meditation retreat, organised by NDR, on 28 May at Poh Ming Tse by Ajahn Dton. View event details.
A session English Dharma talk on 27 and 28 May at Fo Guang Shan Singapore. Visit website for more Dharma events.
A 3-session Dharma talk by Venerable Miao Feng, from 26 to 28 May at Vimalakitri Buddhist Centre. View registration details.
5-day event including Dhamma talks, meal offerings and meditation retreat at various centres such as Palelai Buddhist Temple, NDR, Poh Ming Tse and Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastary from 26 to 30 May.
Profile of Trainer: Dr. Wasantha Priyadarshana is currently the Head of Department of Buddhist Culture, and Senior Lecturer of Buddhist Studies Academic Qualifications of Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka.
Dr Wasantha’s Ph.D. dissertation was titled Buddhist Therapy of Mental Diseases (A study of psycho-analysis and Behavior Therapy as depicted from Thripitaka Literature) from 2004-2008, under the University of Kelaniya.
This is a 7-day course starting from 23 May at The Buddhist Library. View details here.
A 2-day celebration at Fo Guang Shan Singapore on 21 to 22 May. View event details.
The event will be held on 21 May at Fo Guang Shan Singapore. View event details.
1-day celebration at The Buddhist Library on 21 May. Click for event details.
An overnight meditation event from 20 May, 9.30pm to 21 May, 6pm at Nibbana Dhamma Rakkha (NDR).