Born J. C. Horner (cousin of I. B. Horner) in 1956, Ajahn Amaro was ordained in Thailand in 1979, leaving just two years later to help Ajahn Sumedho establish Chithurst Monastery. In the early 1990s, Ajahn Amaro began making regular trips to California, where he eventually founded Abhayagiri Monastery with Ajahn Pasanno. In 2010, Ajahn Amaro left California and returned to England to take over leadership of Amaravati Monastery, where he remains. You can find all his books on the Amaravati website.

~ Adapted from the Wikipedia article