Ajaan Suwat Suvaco

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Ajaan Suwat Suvaco (August 27, 1919 – April 5, 2002 in Buriram), born in Thailand, was a Buddhist monk who founded four monasteries in the western United States. Ordained at the age of 20 he 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.[1]

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Articles by Ajaan Suwat Suvaco