Ajahn Sucitto


Ajahn Sucitto is a Theravada Buddhist monk in the tradition of Ajahn Chah. He was born in London on November 4, 1949, and ordained in Thailand in March 1976. He returned to Britain in 1978 and took up training under Ajahn Sumedho at the Hampstead Buddhist Vihara. In 1979, he was one of the small group of monks, led by Ajahn Sumedho, who established Cittaviveka, Chithurst Buddhist Monastery, in West Sussex. In 1981, he was sent up to Northumberland to set up a small monastery in Harnham, which subsequently became Aruna Ratanagiri. In 1984, he accompanied Ajahn Sumedho in establishing Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hertfordshire. In 1992, he was appointed abbot of Cittaviveka Monastery. On October 26, 2014, he resigned the post and took a sabbatical in 2015. He will resume teaching in 2016.

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