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A Theravada Buddhist monk who has devoted his life to the meditational aspects of the Buddha's teachings. The Venerable Sujiva has conducted numerous retreats in various centres throughout Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, some European countries and USA.

Here is a web-site that is solely dedicated to Phra Ajaan Maha Boowa, perhaps the last of Phra Ajaan Mun's first generation disciple. A large number of his books and talks are available from this site. There are two videos (although with Thai commentaries) about life at his Wat Paa Bahn Tahd. Look into a transcribed talk of his in which he talks of his Enlightenment - very very important and interesting - go to the tab on 'Talks select at the bottom of the page, 'Shedding Tears in Amazement with the Dhamma'.



Phra Ajaan Mun was born in 1870 in Baan Kham Bong, a farming village in Ubon Ratchathani province, northeastern Thailand. Ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1893, he spent the remainder of his life wandering through Thailand, Burma, and Laos, dwelling for the most part in the forest, engaged in the practice of meditation. He attracted an enormous following of students and, together with his teacher, Phra Ajaan Sao Kantasilo Mahathera (1861-1941), established the forest meditation tradition (the Kammatthana tradition) that subsequently spread throughout Thailand and to several countries abroad. He passed away in 1949 at Wat Suddhavasa, Sakon Nakhorn province.


Venerable Uda Eriyagama Dhammajiva has practised as a meditation master for over a decade and is meditation teacher and Deputy Abbot of Meetirigala, a monastery in the strict forest tradition in Sri Lanka. He trained under Ven. Matara Sri Gnanarama Mahathera (Sri Lanka) and Sayadaw U. Panditabhivamsa (Burma).

Ajaan Lee was one of the foremost teachers in the Thai forest ascetic tradition of meditation founded at the turn of the century by his teacher, Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta. His life was short but eventful. Known for his skill as a teacher and his mastery of supranatural powers, he was the first to bring the ascetic tradition out of the forests of the Mekhong basin and into the mainstream of Thai society in central Thailand.

A guide to mindfulness and Vipassana meditation as taught by Luangpor Pramote.

Books by Phra Pramote Pamojjo:

- Path to Enlightment I;

-- For You, The Newcomer: A Simple and Ordinary Essay on Dhamma (in English);

-- For You, The Newcomer (in Japanese);

- Path to Enlightment II;

- Path of Freedom.

Biographies and photos of several Burmese masters: Ledi Sayadaw, Sayadaw U Thittila, Ashin Janakabhivamsa, Mahasi Sayadaw Ashin Sobhana, Taungpulu Tawya Kaba-Aye Sayadaw, Sayadaw U Uttamasara, Sayadaw U Vicittasarabhivamsa, Myaungmya Sayadaw U Nyanika, U Lokanarhta, Dr. Rewata Dhamma, Saddhammaransi Sayadaw Ashin Kundalabhivamsa, Ashin Nyanissara, Chanmyay Sayadaw Ashin Janakabhivamsa, Nyaunggan-Aye Sayadaw Ashin Eindaka, Ashin Pyinnyathiha, Venerable Dhammasami.

The writings and speeches of Dr Ambedkar, the father of India's Constitution, who converted to Buddhism together with millions of his "untouchable" followers.


Biography and the Dhamma discourses given by Myingyan Sun Lun Gu Kyaung Sayadaw U Kavi: Sun Lun Way of Meditation.

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Information on the Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation Teachings of Most Venerable Chao Khun Phra Rajaprommajaan (Taan Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo), in Thailand and around the world.