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Sharron Chan

Born and bred in Penang, Malaysia, she has now settled in the UK for over 13 years. Prior to settling down in the UK, she’s been living and working in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Her full time work is within the IT Software industry.  After settling down in the UK and wanted to be in touch with Theravada Buddhism, she found out about Amaravati and have been coming and helping out at Amaravati since 2000. She has been practising Buddhism since her early teens when she was dragged to Buddhist temples by her mother. Her curiosity about the religion arose then and as they say, the rest is history. She can be found in Amaravati almost every Saturday, helping out in the kitchens and occasionally at the retreat centre kitchen during the retreat months. Sharron lives in Aston Clinton, about 25 mins from Amaravati and often drops by when needed or requested!



Nadeesha Athukorala

Born in Sri Lanka. She has been interested in Buddhism when she was early teens at Sunday Dhamma School and of course being to temples Uposatha days with her family.

She heard about Thai forest tradition when she was studying in Australia and then after moving to UK practising nearly two years as an Architect she was desperately looking for a monastery and found Amaravati, it’s part of her family now. She found so many great spiritual Dhamma teachers in Amaravati. She says it’s a great opportunity to help volunteers to do good with their time and skills, also help the monastics for their priceless Dhamma teachings and, them to continue living as a vehicle of Dhamma…

Currently, she lives in Central London, but if you need help she will be there for you as always!!!  



Sharron Chan : LVG mentor


Nadeesha Athukorala : LVG assistant mentor


Adam Castle : LVG logo design


--- Our gratitude to Mark Lewis for initiating the LVG group and for setting the foundations for its development.



Useful Links


Useful web links. Please find links below to the dedicated websites for the various monastic communities of disciples of Venerable Ajahn Chah:

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  • Drivers

  • Gardening

  • Proof Reading

  • Audio Editing

  • Translations

Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage



Bodhinyanarama  Monastery



Vimutti Monastery



Tisarana  Buddhist Monastery



Arrow River  Forest Hermitage:






Wat Pah Nanachat


Amaravati Monastery



Forest sangha newsletter



Chithurst Buddhist  Monastery



Harnham Buddhist  Monastery



Hartridge Monastery






Dhammapala  Buddhistisches Kloster



Abhayagiri Monastery


The LVG Mentor Team


Below is a brief bio and picture of each of the LVG mentor team members. Please send us an email if you have any questions or comments, we’d like to hear from you.



Sharron and Nadeesha