Venerable Ajahn Kalyano
Venerable Ajahn Kalyano was born in the UK and became interested in Buddhism at high school and had the good fortune to see the documentaries “The Mindful Way” and “The Buddha Comes to Sussex” about the life and teachings of Venerable Ajahn Chah. He began practicing meditation on a regular basis during his time at university and this led to his decision to travel to Thailand in 1983 and seek out a meditation teacher. Having been advised to visit Venerable Ajahn Chah in Ubon, Venerable Ajahn Kalyano stayed and practiced at Wat Pa Nanachat as an ‘anagarika’ or a white robed trainee monk and received Samanera ordination at the end of 1984.
Venerable Ajahn Kalyano entered the Bhikkhu Sangha at Wat Nong Pa Pong in 1985 and continued his training at Wat Nong Pa Pong, Wat Pa Nanachat and associated monasteries. He regularly spent long periods of time at Wa