Panyaden administrators and teachers last week spent 5 days at the international forest temple, Wat Pah Nanachart, in Ubon Ratchatani. Kru Neil, Kru Elizabeth, Kru Timber and school founders Khun Tik and Khun Mark, joined in with the monastic way of life established by Venerable Ajahn Chah at the temple almost 40 years ago. They gratefully received advice from the abbot Ajahn Kevali, visiting abbot from Wat Dhao Dham, Ajahn Siripanno, and visiting monk, Venerable Ajahn Sumedho on being better administrators, teachers and people.
Wat Pah Nanachart was established by Venerable Ajahn Chah in 1975 to cater for the increasing number of Western monks who wished to wished to undergo monastic training in the Ajahn Chah tradition in English. Venerable Ajahn Sumedho was the temple’s first abbot. Panyaden’s spiritual advisor, Venerable Ajahn Jayasaro spent 5 years as abbot there between 1997 and 2002.