The public is cordially invited
Time: 3–4 pm, third Saturday of each month
(Feb. 19, March 19, April 16 …)
Place: Amitabha Village – Retreat Center of the Lansing
Buddhist Association (LBA)
Ajahn’s teaching will follow LBA’s Monthly
Day of Mindfulness (10 am–3 pm) at the Retreat Center. Those wishing to meditate beforehand are welcome to attend some or all of the day mindfulness (For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org )
Ajahn Khemasanto. Born & raised Catholic in Midland Michigan, Ajahn went to Thailand as a young man to become a Buddhist monk in the Thai forest tradition. He received higher ordination as a Bhikkhu in 1969, and lived practicing in the forest of northeast Thailand with Thai masters for many years. Ajahn learned and speaks fluent Thai, Cambodian, and Lao, and has translated important Thai forest teachings into English. He returned to Michigan in 1999 to establish and serve as Abbot of Dhammasala Forest Monastery, located on the property neighboring LBA’s Amitabha Village. While a monk in Michigan Ajahn has taught the dhamma and Buddhist meditation to Americans, Thai, Chinese, and Vietnamese at Dhammasala. LBA is honored to offer his monthly series of dhamma teachings at Amitabha Village.
Directions: Amitabha Village Retreat Center
14796 Beardslee Rd, Perry MI 48872
>From E. Lansing—Go east on Saginaw. Bear right at Haslett Road. Stay on Haslett for 9.1 miles. Turn left onto N. Williamston Road. After 2.2 miles, N. Williamston becomes Beardslee, a dirt road. Go about 1/3 mile to Amitabha Village. The meditation hall is the third structure on the left. Check-in is at the house across the street from the hall.
> From Ann Arbor/Detroit. Take I-96 west to exit 117 (Williamston Rd). Go north on Williamston to Haslett Rd, a dead end. Turn right on Haslett, then make an immediate left on next street (N. Williamston), & proceed as in the E. Lansing directions