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Special Events: Ajahn Kusalo, June 4 and Margo McLoughlin, June 11

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join us for these upcoming ‘Special Events.’

Ajahn Kusalo from New Zealand will be offering guidance and a Dhamma Talk on June 4, at Friends House.

Margo McLoughlin will be offering guidance and Jataka Tale teachings on June 11, at Friends House.

Out of respect for our guests, please join us in person if you live in the GTA.(Meetings will also be on Zoom for people out of town)


Ajahn Kusalo was born in 1952 and grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. A general disinterest in worldly gain led to many years of wandering. In 1980 he met Ajahn Jagaro in Perth, Australia and joined retreats led by Ajahn Sumedho. In 1990, he was able to join Ajahn Viradhammo in Bodhinyanarama Monastery, Wellington, New Zealand. He took bhikkhu ordination in 1992 and remained there until 1994 when there was an invitation to join Ajahn Sumedho in England. His three-week trip to Canada resulted in his living there for eight years from 2004 to 2012. In 2011 a short visit to New Zealand resulted in Ajahn Kusalo moving back to his home monastery in 2012 where he successfully served as abbot until 2024.  He is now retired and travelling throughout Asia, England, Ontario and the U.S.A.
Margo McLoughlin has been a student of Theravada Buddhism since 1986. She served on staff at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and completed her Community Dharma Leader training through Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School. Margo has been translating, adapting, and performing stories from the Buddhist tradition for many years.


June 11
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Friends House
60 Lowther Ave.
Toronto, ON M5R 1C7 Canada
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