UK_Triennial Sangha Gathering
Published Friday, 26 May 2017
UK_Amaravati: International Elders' Meeting, May 2017
picture: the IEM gathering in Amaravati temple, 2017
On the New Moon day of May 2017, 83 bhikkhus participated in the fortnightly recitation of their patimokkha rule. This recitation was followed by a Dhamma teaching offered by Luang Por Liem. The entire gathering of bhikkhus, siladhara, samaneras and anagarikas altogether numbered 120; 32 nationalities from 33 monasteries. Such International Elders' Meetings of the disciples of Ajahn Chah, take place approximately every three years and this year was organized to include a larger sangha gathering. On the morning of Friday 26th the gathering closed with blessing chants, a discourse from Luang Por Sumedho and everyone asking for forgiveness from the senior sangha members, Luang Por Liem, Luang Por Sumedho and Luang Por Anek and Luang Por Khemadhammo.