Ajahn Jayanto has helped to lead the efforts to establish a branch monastery in New England, and he now serves as abbot of Temple Forest Monastery in New Hampshire.
Ajahn Jayanto grew up in Newton and attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, during which time a period of world travel kindled a great interest in the spiritual life.
Taking bhikkhu (monk) ordination at the related Cittaviveka Monastery in 1991, he trained there and at Aruna Ratanagiri Monastery until 1997, at which point he embarked on a period of practice in Thailand and other Asian Buddhist countries. He returned to the UK in 2006, where he lived at Amaravati until moving to Temple in 2014.
The monthly Mindful Monday program schedule:
7pm - 7:30 Lightly guided meditation
7:35 - 7:45 Announcements and Guest Teacher Introduction
7:45 - 8:30 Dhamma talk and Q&A/Discussion
8:30 - 9:00 Refreshments and Snacks