Thay (Teacher)


Venerable Thich Thong Chieu is the founder and residential spiritual teacher of Upeksa Meditation Village. Thay arrived from Vietnam in 1978. After many years of caring for people as a pharmacist, he founded Upeksa Meditation Village in Penfield, South Australia in 1996, and ordained as a monk with Thien Su (Zen master) Thich Thanh Tu, head of Truc Lam tradition in Vietnam. Since then his whole life has been devoted to the growth of Buddhist Thien Practice, the growth of the garden at the village and the growth of a supportive spiritual community.