Ven Thiradhammo was in Town

Bhikkhu Tiradhammo was born in Canada. He studied engineering, geology and geography at the University of British Columbia.

He was ordained in 1974 at Wat Meung Man, Chiangmai with Venerable Tong. In 1975, he moved, in order to be with Ajahn Chah at

Wat Pah Pong and Wat Pah Nanachat in North East Thailand. In 1982 he assisted in the historic transfer of the Thai Forest Tradition to the UK.

After three years in charge of the Harnham Vihara in Northumberland, in 1998 he helped establish the Dhammapala monastery in Switzerland.

Bhikkhu was former abbot of Bodhinyanarama Monastery, Wellington,  New Zealand. 

He has recently dropped by Kuala Lumpur and made a round of Dhamma talks at Citterama, BUBS and Nalanda. I also had the opportunity to tag along when my friend had an interview with Venerable Sir. It is for a Buddhist magazine Eastern Horizon which I think will be quite an interesting article to read.

One thing that Ven strike me was when he told us that he is "retired". I leave it for you to read the article to find out what does that mean to a former Abbott.

Bugs Tan
5th March 2013


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