This is a very interesting presentation tracing the history of Ajahn Soṇa and the arrival of the Thai Forest Monastic tradition in Canada, organised by the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. There are two presenters: Karen Ferguson & Luke Clossey.
The presentation focuses on Ajahn Soṇa’s background, how he was ordained, and where he trained, and then the initial establishment of the first iteration of the Berkin Forest Monastery in a very remote area about 100 km north of Vancouver.
The film also looks at the people who were involved early on at the monastery, either as helpers, supporters or neighbours, and what their contributions were to the establishment and success of the monastery. The presentation is accompanied by slides with historic photographs.
Ajahn Soṇa is now a very popular Dhamma teacher, and many of his talks are on his youtube channel.
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