Buddhist Biographies

January 2, 2020

Meditation Master Acharavadee Wongsakon – Techo Vipassana Thailand

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Acharavadee Wongsakon is a Thai lay Buddhist teacher and former entrepreneur who teaches a form of Vipassana meditation called Techo Vipassana Meditation. She teaches this method to laypersons and ordained buddhist monks at various Techo Vipassana centers throughout Thailand. She is the […]
December 1, 2019

How did Buddhism become a global religion? An overview

The Editors Buddhism began in the mid-first millennium BCE, in what is now northeastern India, where the Buddha gave his teachings and established the first order of monks and nuns. These early Buddhists traveled from […]
October 8, 2019

Ajahn Thate

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Phra Ajaan Thate Desaransi (1902–1994), also known as Ajaan Thate, Luangpu Thet Thetrangsi, Phra Desarangsee, or by his monastic title Phra Rajanirodharangsee, was a famous meditation master and Buddhist monk from northern Thailand. He was a first generation […]
October 8, 2019

Luang Pu Waen Suciṇṇo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump Luang Pho Waen Suciṇṇo (Thai: หลวงปู่แหวน สุจิณโณ, RTGS: Luang Pu Waen Su-Chin-No, also Phra Ajahn Waen Sujinno and Luang Pho Waen meaning Venerable Grandfather (16 February 1887 – 2 July 1985) was a Buddhist monk in Thailand, and part of the Thai […]
October 8, 2019

Ajahn Sao Kantasīlo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Venerable Phra Ajahn Sao Kantasilo Mahathera (1861–1942) was a monk in the Thai Forest Tradition of Theravada Buddhism. He was a member of the Dhammayuttika Nikaya. Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Mahathera was one of his most well-known students. […]
October 8, 2019

Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta

Mun Bhuridatta From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  (Redirected from Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta)J Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera (Thai: มั่น ภูริทตฺโต, RTGS: Man Phurithatto; Lao: ຫຼວງປູ່ມັ່ນ ພູຣິທັຕໂຕ), 1870–1949, was a Thai bhikkhu from Isan region who is credited, along with his mentor, Ajahn Sao Kantasīlo, with establishing the Thai Forest Tradition or “Kammaṭṭhāna tradition” […]
October 8, 2019

Ajahn Maha Bua

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Phra Dharmavisuddhimangala (Bua Ñāṇasampaṇṇo) (RTGS: Phra Thamma Wisutthi Mongkhon (Bua Yanasampanno); Thai: พระธรรมวิสุทธิมงคล (บัว ญาณสมฺปนฺโน)), commonly known as Ajahn Maha Bua or in Thai Luang Ta Maha Bua (Thai: พระอาจารย์มหาบัว, หลวงตามหาบัว; the word “Ajahn” (Thai: อาจารย์; RTGS: Achan) means “teacher”), born […]
October 8, 2019

Ajahn Paññavaddho Thera (1925 – 2004)

My father, J.W. Morgan, and my mother, V.M. Morgan both came from South Wales in the UK. My father was a mining engineer and went out to work in South India in the Kolar Gold […]
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