The Real Me
As far as I can remember... or at least want to remember... :D
Born Noah Herschell Greenspoon in my parents house at Ice Lake, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada.
Taken out of kindergarten by my parents to be schooled at home.
Returned to the public education system at Manitoulin Secondary School.
Left the public education system again for West Bay Alternative School.
Moved to Toronto to continue alternative education at Subway Academy II, a three room school above Futures Bakery on Bloor St.
Entered post-secondary education at McMaster University in the Arts and Science Programme.
Withdrew from the Arts and Science Programme at McMaster.
Travelled to Thailand for the first time.
Undertook practice of Satipatthana Vipassana at Wat Phradhatu Sri Chom Tong.
Returned to McMaster University to study Indian Religions and Sanskrit.
Returned to Thailand to ordain as a monk.
Ordained as a monk at Wat Phradhatu Sri Chom Tong, Dec 4.
Returned to Canada as a monk, returned to McMaster to study as a monk.
Returned to Thailand to study as a monk under Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo.
Undertook intensive, year-long training as an instructor under Ajaan Tong.
Accepted an invitation to establish a Vipassana meditation center at Wat Doi Suthep.
Returned to Wat Chom Tong to continue study and teaching of Vipassana meditation.
Moved to Wat Sanku to open an international forest monastery and meditation centre.
Travelled to Wat Thai of Los Angeles to teach two 1-month meditation courses
Moved to Samoeng to try again at establishing an international forest monastery and meditation centre.
Travelled again to Wat Thai of Los Angeles to teach a two-month meditation course
Moved again, this time to Mae Taeng to try and fail again to establish an international forest monastery and meditation centre.
Travelled a third time to Wat Thai of Los Angeles to teach a three-month meditation course, this time with the added intention to move to America to continue my meditation and studies in a suitable location.
Spent the year in America.
Visited Sri Lanka at the end of the year, decided to move there.
Spent the year in Sri Lanka, visited Winnipeg, ON.
Please let me know if you know of anything important missing from this list.