Personalities

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Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi is a Buddhist monk of American nationality. He received a Ph.D. degree from Claremont Graduate School in 1972 and later that same year he entered the Buddhist Order as a Pupil of the Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayake Thera. He is the author of several important works on Theravada Buddhism.

His Dhamma talks can be found at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/venbodhi
http://bodhimonastery.org/the-buddhas-teaching-as-it-is.html
http://bodhimonastery.org/sutta-nipata.html
http://bodhimonastery.org/a-systematic-study-of-the-majjhima-nikaya.html
Some more books and articles at:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/index-author.html#b

 

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Bhante Gunaratana is an internationally recognized author and meditation instructor who blends life-long meditation practice with in-depth knowledge of Buddhist teaching and its practical application.

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Rosemary & Steve's approach is to encourage an overall and balanced mental development practice. This aids in gaining Insight into our own nature and the laws of Nature; as well, developing deep Compassion and Understanding of the origins of difficulties and stress, and how to end them.

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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'.

 

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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.

 

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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).