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Bhikku Moneyya

bookcover2-15-18 - Twenty Reasons to Stop Taking Drugs  - which he finished and sent January 1st of this year.

Moneyya Chronicles April 2018 (PDF) - Selected poems and musings - Here's a cuke blog post on this book

Biography (from his Moneyya Chronicles site)

Venerable Moneyya was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946 and spent his early youth in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended Stanford

University for one year and then transferred to University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Several months later, he dropped out and spent the next two-and-a-half years traveling through Europe and the Middle East, before returning to the US and joining the Rochester Zen Center in December of 1968. His involvement with the Rochester Zen Center included a two-year stint as a Zen monk from 1973 to 1975.

In 1988 he began to practice Theravada Buddhist meditation, and in 1989 he sold his house and business, and retired to Satchidananda Ashram in central Virginia to undertake the practice of yoga. In 2000 he traveled to Pa-Auk Forest Monastery in Myanmar, taking temporary ordination there as a Theravada Buddhist monk, and in 2002 he returned to Pa-Auk Forest Monastery to re-ordain and spend his remaining years.

Due to a gradually worsening health condition, he left Myanmar in December of 2007 to seek medical assistance in Australia, spending time at several monasteries there. Over the next four years, he traveled respectively to Sri Lanka, Malaysia, France, back to Sri Lanka, and then to the US, before returning to Pa-Auk Forest Monastery in November of 2012. Venerable Moneyya currently resides at Pa-Auk Forest Monastery in Myanmar and spends his time in the practice of meditation and leading the simple life of a Buddhist monk.
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