From his forest cave in Thailand, Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu, author of The Brightened Mind explains how the mind keeps us from experiencing reality and how meditation can help you see things “the way that they are” in this newly posted video!

Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu was part of the original group of monks and yogis to visit England in the mid-70’s. During the seven years he lived and trained in England, he worked to restore the old Victorian estate that has become the Dharma lotus of Theravada Buddhism. From this auspicious beginning, more than ten centers in Europe have been established and are flourishing.

As a lay individual, Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu was one of the original benefactors in the purchase and development of Cittavivekn, a cave in northeast Thailand. Since 1998 he has traveled throughout the world leading retreats and spreading his dream of establishing a Spiritual Park outside of Bangkok which would bring together all the world’s religions in the spirit of Unity and Peace.

In his upcoming book The Brightened Mind, Sumano speaks to the modern seeker from his unique perspective as a former Chicago realtor and delivers easy-to-follow guided meditations that teach us how to think productively, thereby tapping into the ultimate source of wealth, our own divine consciousness.

The Brightened Mind will be available this May, and you can pre-order it now on You can also find Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu on Facebook!