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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.


A brief biography of the broadminded Thai monk, writer and educator.

Mogok Sayadaw U Vimala (27 December 1899 - 17 October 1962) was a renowned Theravada Buddhist monk and vipassana meditation master.

The Mogok technique, developed and taught by Mogok Sayawdaw, elaborates on Buddha's teachings and emphasizes on the awareness of 'Arising' (phyit in Myanmar) and 'Passing away' (pyet in Myanmar) of everything, i.e., ( Impermanence or anicca) in body and mind. Sayadaw is known for his exposition of Paticcasamuppada (Dependent Origination), Samsara (endless rounds of rebirth) and the importance of practicing meditation Vipassana.

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.


Sharon has been practicing and studying in a variety of Buddhist traditions since 1970. She has trained with teachers from many countries, including India, Burma, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. Since 1974, Sharon has been leading retreats worldwide. She teaches both intensive awareness practice and the profound cultivation of loving-kindness and compassion. Sharon is a co-founder and guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre Massachusetts.


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:
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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.

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).