Today, February 7th, is my ordination anniversary from 2001. I ordained under Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw…

Today, February 7th, is my ordination anniversary from 2001. I ordained under Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw on the February full moon day for the purpose of liberation. I can still remember burning my credit and bank cards the day before hoping to never to touch money ever again. I was so scared, but I knew it was the right path for me. So far, so good.
In 1999, I left home to travel the world and possibly following my dream of becoming a monk, and that is exactly what I did.
(I reset my ordination in 2007, so I am only 7 monk years old) 

Article by Bhikkhu Subhuti

Bhikkhu Subhuti is an American Buddhist Monk with roots in both Sri Lanka and Myanmar Forest Traditions. He currently resides in Myanmar but his heart sometimes floats back to Kauai, HI where he spent six months in 2015.