Ajahn Sucitto, Down to Earth

By John Harvey Negru
Buddhist Door
September 27, 2021

Over the course of my Green Buddhist journey, I recently came across a 2020 article in Lion’s Roarby Ajahn Sucitto, titled “Waking Up in Dark Times.” My ears always perk up when I see a Buddhist leader speaking about our environmental crisis, so I wanted to know more about the ajahn, particularly when he said that his monastery in England had been gifted 60 hectares of woodland to look after in the 1970s. I wondered what achievements they have accomplished in nurturing it. So I wrote ajahn a letter.

I discovered that Ajahn Sucitto is one of a group of extremely prolific bhikkhu writers, whose Dhamma books are freely available in many languages and formats. One of those books, Buddha-Nature, Human Nature really struck a chord with me, and I mentioned that in the letter as well, asking if he would be willing to answer a few questions for this column.

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