Sangha

Community

The following are presently resident at Santacittarama monastery:

Ajahn Chandapalo, British, entered the monastic life in 1980 and was ordained 2 years later by Ajahn Sumedho at Chithurst monastery (UK). He has assisted in several monasteries in the U.K. and Switzerland as well as spending 1 year in Thailand. In 1993 he was invited to Santacittarama – then located in Sezze Romano (LT) – and has been the senior monk since 1996. Biography

Ajahn Jutindharo is a Thai disciple of Venerable Ajahn Chah. At the age of 13 he took the novice precepts, followed by full ordination at the age of 20. While still a novice he spent time at Wat Pah Nanachat (the International Monastery) in northeast Thailand where he learnt English. In 1993 he was invited to Santacittarama.

Ajahn Tok Janthee, Thai, has been a monk for 23 years. He arrived at Santacittarama in April 2007.

Ajahn Go Suvaco, Thai, has been a monk for 22 years. He arrived at Santacittarama in July 2005 and has also stayed at Aruna Ratanagiri in the UK.

Ajahn Mahapanyo, an Italian from Arezzo in Tuscany, began his monastic training at Santacittarama in 2000 and received full ordination in 2004. He has also stayed at Amaravati and Hartridge monasteries in the UK.

Bhikkhu Mahabodhi, from Reggio Emilia, began his monastic training at Santacittarama in May 2013 then took the novice precepts at Amaravati in the UK in July 2014. He was inducted into the bhikkhu sangha in October 2015 at Santacittarama.

Bhikkhu Jayaviro, from near Lake Garda, began his monastic training at Santacittarama in October 2014, took the novice precepts in June 2016 and was inducted into the bhikkhu sangha in June 2018.

Samanera Santidharo, from Turin, began his monastic training at Santacittarama in April 2017, then took the novice precepts in July 2018.

Samanera Silanando, from the Marche region, began his monastic training at Santacittarama in April 2018, then took the novice precepts in June 2019.

Samanera Thitamedho, from Varese, began his monastic training at Santacittarama in June 2018, then took the novice precepts in July 2018.

Anagarika Sebastian, from Sweden, began his monastic training at Santacittarama in March 2019.

Anagarika Giuseppe, from Grottaglie (Taranto), took the 8 precepts in August 2019.

 

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