Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

This site focuses on the richness of the Thai Wilderness Tradition of Buddhism, with the aim of presenting some of the foundational influences of the tradition, along with lesser known dimensions of the characters, teachings, stories and lives of some of the greatest saints of modern times.

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.


Quotations from the book "No Ajahn Chah".

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.

- Excerpt from Access to Insight - Books and recorded sermons in the Thai Forest tradition.

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.

A documentary featuring Ven. Ajahn Chah:


Ein Übersetzungsprojekt von Freunden der Webseite

Mit soll nicht nur ein Spiegel zur englischen Sammlung von Dhammatexten der Theravada Tradition werden, sondern als deutschsprachiger Ast selbststänig weiter wachsen und auch englische Übersetzungen von deutschen Originaltexten zur Verfügung stellen.

"ZzE" richtet sich ganz nach der vorbildhaften Vorgehensweise von "ATI" und versorgt daher ausschließlich mit frei gegebenen Dhamma-Lehren ohne jegliche geschäftliche Verwertung.

The forest monks in Asia are dhutanga bhikkhus, meaning ascetic monks. This manner of cultivation was started by the Buddha. Living in the forest for most part of the year, sleeping under the trees, subsisting on alms from villagers, and owning only the barest requisites as they trek the forests, these are some highlights of their ascetic practices. In a tranquil forest environment, they diligently work hard in purifying their mind through rigorous meditation, strict personal discipline and are always mindful of their Bodhi Resolve, that is to get enlightened and get out of samsara, the cycle of birth and death.

New York

- founded in New York, USA, it has a temple in NY and a retreat center in New Jersey where religious and social activities are occasionally held.

Forest Meditation is a website dedicated to the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha. The main purpose of this website is to share Buddha's teachings with whomever that visits these pages, and also to share info on the temples that the webmaster has personal knowledge of. Most of what you find here is from the Theravada Tradition, specifically Thai Forest Tradition.