July 27, 1934 (Age: 75 years)
Seattle, Washington, USA
|Title||Luang Por Ajahn Sumedho|
Luang Por Ajahn Sumedho (Thai: อาจารย์สุเมโธ) (born Robert Jackman, July 27, 1934, Seattle) is the senior Western representative of the Thai forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism. He has been abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery just north of London since its consecration in 1984. Luang Por meansVenerable Father (หลวงพ่อ), an honorific and term of affection in keeping with Thai custom; ajahn meansteacher. A bhikkhu for 40 years, Sumedho is considered a seminal figure in the transmission of the Buddha's teachings to the West.