Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

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

 

Samanera Bodhesako (Robert Smith, known also as Ven. Vinayadhara and Ven. Ñanasuci in his early monastic life) was an American Buddhist monk. During the last years of his life he founded the Path Press for which he edited Clearing the Path: Writings of Ñanavira Thera (Colombo, 1987). For the BPS he edited The Tragic, the comic and the Personal: Selected Letters of Ñanavira Thera (Wheel Publication series No. 33941, 1987.) In 2008 BPS published Beginnings: Collected Essays by S. Bodhesako. This book contains all the known published and unpublished essays by S. Bodhesako: Beginnings, Change, The Buddha and Catch-22, The Myth of Sisyphus, Faith, and Being and Craving.

Christopher Titmuss, a former Buddhist monk in Thailand and India, teaches Awakening and Insight Meditation around the world. He is the founder and director of the Dharma Facilitators Programme. He gives retreats, participates in peace walks and facilitates Dharma gatherings. A senior Dharma teacher in the West, he is the author of numerous books including Light on Enlightenment, An Awakened Life and Transforming Our Terror. A campaigner for peace and other global issues, Christopher is a founder member of the international advisory board of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Poet and writer, he is the co-founder of Gaia House, an international retreat centre in Devon, England. He lives in Totnes, Devon, England.

Penang

Sayalay Susīlā was born in Pahang, Malaysia, in 1963 and ordained as a Theravada Buddhist nun in the Burmese tradition at the age of 28, in Malaysia. Sayalay began developing her keen interest in insight meditation while at the University of Science Malaysia, where she obtained a degree in mass communications in 1988.

In 1994, wishing to cultivate concentration meditation, Sayalay moved to Pa Auk Forest Monastery in Myanmar. She placed herself under the guidance of renowned monk, Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw, and remained in the forest for 14 years. In addition to an assiduous program of meditation, she also learned the Abhidhamma, ancient discourses, and the Pāli language from Pak Auk Sayadaw. Meanwhile, she became his English-to-Chinese interpreter in Myanmar and abroad.

During her travels in Myanmar, she also practiced different meditation methods, such as those taught by Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw, Mogok Sayadaw, and Sayagyi U Ba Khin. As a result Sayalay has become an unusually accomplished teacher able to present the subtleties of the Buddha's teachings in a simple and direct way. In particular, she presents the most profound division of the teaching, the Abhidhamma, in a lucid manner grounded not in pedantic philosophy, but in actual meditation experience.

Barre
MA

 

One of the foremost Vipassana teachers in the USA. This web-page also includes interesting interviews with Joseph.

 

Silver Spring
MD

As abbot of the second Thai temple ever to be created in the United States, Luang Ta Chi became known as a skilled preacher, meditation teacher, and prolific writer. His writings include Dhamma novels, short stories, and some poetry.

Readings, teachings and guided meditations by Ajahn Achalo Bhikkhu.

For people who are interested in Peace, the practice of meditation plays a tremendously important role in helping you to realise your potential to experience deep clarity and well-being. This website has been created to be an easy to use resource for people with a sincere interest in meditation. You will find several meditation practices presented here in the form of step by step 'Guided Meditations.' There are also readings from Buddhist suttas and excerpts from the Dhamma Talks of contemporary meditation masters. These resources help us to see the meditation practices in a wise and balanced perspective. Ajahn Achalo's encouraging instructions and Dhamma Talks are useful supports to the practices presented here.