About Ajahn Anan (Phra Rajvajiranyan)
Venerable Ajahn Anan Akiñcano took ordination under Venerable Ajahn Chah in 1975 at the age of 22. He spent his early years as a monk living with his teacher, attending on him and receiving his wise guidance.
In 1984, Ajahn Anan established his own branch monastery, Wat Marp Jan, in the east of Thailand. Starting off with nine monks, the community has now grown to around 50. His compassionate presence and diverse teaching approach has attracted students from all over the world.
Ajahn Anan’s teachings emphasise being aware in the present moment, establishing our hearts in kindness, finding inner peace, and reflecting on the nature of our bodies, minds and lives.
Schedule for different timezones:
[GMT+13] New Zealand
[GMT+11] Sydney & Melbourne
[GMT+8] Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong
[India Standard Time]
[Central European Time]
If you are available to attend all of the sessions, we encourage you to do so. If, however, you have other obligations, such as work, you are welcome to join in for as much as you are able.
If you have any questions for Ajahn Anan, please submit your questions via this online form: https://forms.gle/HmVN9GkJAnisPfzE6
The organizer will consolidate and translate the questions into Thai and send to Wat Marp Jan before 10am TH time daily.
We will try to cover all the questions, however, due to the large number of participants and limited time for Q&As, we appreciate your kind understanding if we are not able to cover your question.
If any of your questions do not get answered, do not despair, as you are welcome to join the ongoing Friday Zoom sessions after the retreat. This has a Q&A period, during which you may resubmit your question. For the link, email: email@example.com
As some participants will be joining from different timezones, all Dhamma talks will be uploaded to Ajahn Anan Dhamma YouTube channel within the same day.
Those who missed the Dhamma talks can watch the videos at your convenience: https://www.youtube.com/ajahnanan
There are no charges for attending this retreat; it is a gift freely given. However, if you wish to make a donation to support Ajahn Anan and the monastic community at Wat Marp Jan, you may find the details here: https://watmarpjan.org/en/support/
For Malaysia and Singapore, there will be optional group donation post the retreat.
A message from a few of Luang Por Anan’s disciples:
“On the 31st of March is Luang Por’s 68th birthday. In gratitude for all the wise guidance and encouragement he has compassionately given us, and the goodness that this has brought to our lives, we would like to make an offering to our teacher. As the Buddha said that there is no higher way of paying homage than through one’s practice of the Dhamma, we thought we would do just that. And we would like to invite you to join us…”