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Ajahn Jayanto serves as abbot of Temple Forest Monastery in New Hamphsire. Jayanto took ordination at the Cittaviveka Monastery in the United Kingdom in 1991 after training there for two years. He pursued further training there and at Aruna Ratanagiri Monastery until 1997, at which point he embarked on a period of practice in Thailand and other Asian Buddhist countries. He returned to the United Kingdom in 2006 until going back to the United States in 2009 to help found Temple Forest Monastery. Jayanto attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison; world travel, a meditation class at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, and residence at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, all helped crystallize his desire to adopt a monastic life.