Thay (Teacher) Thich Thong Chieu
Thay is the founder and spiritual teacher of Upeksa Village.
He arrived from Vietnam in Australia in 1978.
After many years of caring for people as a pharmacist, he founded
Upeksa Meditation Village in Penfield, South Australia, and ordained
as a monk with Thien Su (Zen master) Thich Thanh Tu, head of
Truc Lam 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
of a supportive spiritual community.