Ajahn Sucitto

Where Are You Going Part 2: Great Patient One

Where Are You Going Part 2: Great Patient One

This book is a sequel to Rude Awakenings, which began the account of a six-month epic journey by two Englishmen, a monk and layman, to the Buddhist holy places in India.

“While the second part of the journey still had its share of adventure… the novelty of the endeavour had worn off, and we came face to face with both our own and the other’s deeper humanity.”

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About Ajahn Sucitto

Ajahn Sucitto, born 4 November 1949, is a British-born Theravada Buddhist monk. He was, between 1992 and 2014, the abbot of Cittaviveka, Chithurst Buddhist Monastery.

Sucitto was born in London and ordained in Thailand in March 1976. He returned to Britain in 1978 and took up training under Ajahn Sumedho at the Hampstead Buddhist Vihara. In 1979 he was one of the small group of monks, led by Ajahn Sumedho, who established Cittaviveka, Chithurst Buddhist Monastery, in West Sussex. In 1981 he was sent up to Northumberland to set up a small monastery in Harnham, which subsequently became Aruna Ratanagiri. In 1984 he accompanied Ajahn Sumedho in establishing Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hertfordshire. In 1992 he was appointed abbot of Cittaviveka. On October 26, 2014, he resigned the post, but intends to continue teaching as before.

Ajahn Sucitto's main work has been in teaching, editing and writing, although he was also largely responsible for the creation of the protocols and standards that flesh out the ten-precept training of the sīladharā (nuns) Order.

You yourselves must strive, the Buddhas only point the way

Buddha, Dhp 276