Thai Forest Tradition
- Ajahn Thanissaro's article on the birth, development and tribulations of the Thai forest tradition started by Ajahn Mun and his contemporaries.
- 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.
- Two documentaries featuring Ven. Ajahn Chah:
- Thanissaro Bhikkhu, (Geoffrey DeGraff) began practicing meditation with his teacher, Ajaan Fuang Jotiko -- a member of the Thai forest tradition -- in 1974; ordained in 1976; and continued studying with Ajaan Fuang until the latter's death in 1986. In 1991 he came to southern California to help set up the Metta Forest Monastery in the mountains of north San Diego county. He was made abbot of the monastery in 1993. In addition to teaching at the monastery, he teaches regularly with the John Wayne Dhamma Center in Orange County, and the Barre Center of Buddhist Studies in Massachusetts.
- Some more of his Dhamma talks can be found at:
This community was set up as a dedication to the Meditation Teachers of the Forest Meditation Tradition of Thailand.
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.