Āyasmā Kumara

Theravada - Malaysia

Āyasmā Kumara was ordained in 1999 at the age of 27 by Sayadaw U Revata at Subang Jaya Buddhist Association. Currently, he resides in Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary. The venerable graduated with a bachelor degree in education (Teaching English as a Second Language) from the University of Malaya. He has been sharing the Dhamma in various ways and in several languages (mainly English, Mandarin and Hokkien) with Buddhists of various traditions and non-Buddhists too.

Inspired by his main meditation teacher, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, Āyasmā Kumara has been especially interested in spiritual teachings that show how to cultivate wisdom that removes the causes of suffering. Influenced by Āyasmā Aggacitta Mahathera, he is open to Dhamma teachings beyond orthodoxy and tradition, so long as they work towards the ending of suffering. Having discovered happiness through this, he is happy to help others do so too.

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