Teacher or Facilitator

  • Ajahn Ñāniko
    Ajahn Ñāniko
    Visiting Teacher to Insight Santa Cruz

    Ajahn Ñāniko was born and raised in California. In 2001 at the age of twenty, he visited Abhayagiri and decided to request anagarika ordination, novice training in 2002, and ordination as a bhikkhu (monk) in 2003. He received his basic training from Luang Por Pasanno and Luang Por Amaro at Abhayagiri, and has also spent over six years training in Thailand. He is now serving as abbot of Abhayagiri since June 2020.


Oct 02 2021


Pacific Time
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Special Events

A Day of Practice with the Abhayagiri Monks- October 2nd

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to spend a day with Ajahn Naniko, abbot of Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery. The wisdom, humor, clarity and openness of the Thai forest monks make the teachings accessible and deeply meaningful. There will be chanting, sitting and walking meditation, participation in the meal offering. A dharma talk and reflections will also be included.

Online Meeting ID: 893 3378 5001

Password: 192704

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