Ajaan Suwat Suvaco
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Ajaan Suwat Suvaco (August 27, 1919 - April 5, 2001 in Buriram) was a Buddhist monk who founded four monasteries in the western United States. He was ordained at the age of 20 and became a student of Ajaan Funn Acaro two or three years later. He also studied briefly with Ajaan Mun.
Following Ajaan Funn's death in 1977, Ajaan Suwat stayed on at the monastery to supervise his teacher's royal funeral and the construction of a monument and museum in Ajaan Funn's honor. In the 1980s Ajaan Suwat came to the United States, where he established his four monasteries: one near Seattle, Washington; two near Los Angeles; and one in the hills of San Diego County (Metta Forest Monastery). He returned to Thailand in 1996.
Articles by Ajaan Suwat Suvaco
- Access to Insight Readings in Theravada Buddhism.
- What Buddha Taught A Collection of Talks & Books by Buddhist Bhikkhus.
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