Thai Forest Tradition

Ajahn Chah (Phra Bodhinyana Thera) was one of the meditation teachers in the Thai forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism. He established many branch monasteries in Thailand and his Western disciples have carried the tradition to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and America.

This site focuses on the richness of the Thai Wilderness Tradition of Buddhism, with the aim of presenting some of the foundational influences of the tradition, along with lesser known dimensions of the characters, teachings, stories and lives of some of the greatest saints of modern times.

Ajahn Sumedho is the senior Western disciple of the well-known Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah. He is currently abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in England.

Quotations from the book "No Ajahn Chah".

- Excerpt from Access to Insight - Books and recorded sermons in the Thai Forest tradition.

Ein Übersetzungsprojekt von Freunden der Webseite

Mit soll nicht nur ein Spiegel zur englischen Sammlung von Dhammatexten der Theravada Tradition werden, sondern als deutschsprachiger Ast selbststänig weiter wachsen und auch englische Übersetzungen von deutschen Originaltexten zur Verfügung stellen.

"ZzE" richtet sich ganz nach der vorbildhaften Vorgehensweise von "ATI" und versorgt daher ausschließlich mit frei gegebenen Dhamma-Lehren ohne jegliche geschäftliche Verwertung.

Forest Meditation is a website dedicated to the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha. The main purpose of this website is to share Buddha's teachings with whomever that visits these pages, and also to share info on the temples that the webmaster has personal knowledge of. Most of what you find here is from the Theravada Tradition, specifically Thai Forest Tradition.

A directory to the communities of disciples of Venerable Ajahn Chah.

- Ajahn Thanissaro's article on the birth, development and tribulations of the Thai forest tradition started by Ajahn Mun and his contemporaries.

A site dedicated to the Forest Tradition of Thailand. Has a number of articles & Dhamma teachings of the Masters plus photos.

This community was set up as a dedication to the Meditation Teachers of the Forest Meditation Tradition of Thailand.

Brief bio's of Ajahn Amaro and Ajahn Passano, and other monks of Abhayagiri.


Inspired by the Theravada forest traditions, Aranya Bodhi: Awakening Forest Hermitage is a rustic, "off the grid" Buddhist women's monastic hermitage on 100+ acres of mountain forest and meadows on the Northern California Sonoma Coast. Aranya Bodhi is the monastic hermitage project of Dhammadharini, a religious non-profit organization in the State of California.

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San Francisco

Saranaloka Foundation was established in 2004 to support nuns from Chithurst and Amaravati monasteries in England to come to the United States to teach. After numerous visits, enthusiasm for the presence of women monastics allowed Saranaloka to extend an invitation to the nuns' community to set up a permanent monastery here in the United States.