Bath Buddhist group enjoys anniversary

BBC, Nov 18, 2007

Hertfordshire, UK -- The Bath Buddhist Group celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday with a visit by the abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hertfordshire.

Ajahn Sumedho chose as the topic of his sermon Buddhism Today.

American-born Mr Sumedho's history includes a stint in the US Army as a medical officer and working for the Red Cross in the Peace Corps.

He went to Thailand in 1966 to practise meditation, subsequently ordaining as a monk in the Theravadin tradition.

Theravada Buddhism is one of two principal branches of Buddhist belief, along with Mahayana Buddhism.