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Sayadaw U Pandita

Sayadaw U Pandita

Sayadaw U Pandita, born on july 28 in 1921 and deceased on 16 April 2016, was one of the foremost masters of Vipassanā. U Pandita began practicing Vipassana under the guidance of Mahāsi Sayādaw beginning in 1950 and became his sole succes after his death in 1982. He has taught many of the Western teachers […]

the Editors

the Editors

Since 2017 our Editors have been working hard to give everyone the opportunity to get acquainted with samatha meditation on buddho, a meditation system that has brought so much good to our lives. In addition to propagating this meditation system, we hope to make a valuable contribution to the knowledge of Buddhism and Buddhist meditation, […]

Acharya Buddharakkhita

Acharya Buddharakkhita

Acharya Buddharakkhita (1922-2013) was a Buddhist monk and writer. After graduating from the Institute of Architectural Technology in Calcutta, he joined the Indian Defence. He worked there at the time of the 2nd World War after which he retired to find truth and freedom. He became a monk in 1948. As a monk he travelled […]

Nyanaponika Thera

Nyanaponika Thera

Nyanaponika Thera (Siegmund Feniger) was born on 21 July 1901 in Hanau, Germany. He came into contact with Buddhism early in his youth and left for Sri Lanka in 1936, where he was ordained as a novice and a year later as a mong by the famous German monk Nyanatiloka. Interned in camps like Dehra […]

Guy E. Dubois

Guy E. Dubois

Guy E. Dubois (1947) has translated various parts of the early Buddhist texts into Dutch, provided them with commentary and makes them available for free on  SuttaCentral. He is also the author of several works on the teachings of the Buddha. These can be read online, for those who prefer to hold a real book […]

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

Thānissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff) is an American Buddhist monk in the kammaṭṭhāna (Thai forest) Tradition. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1971 with a degree in European Intellectual History, he traveled to Thailand where he studied meditation with Ajahn Fuang Jotiko, who was himself a disciple of the late Ajahn Lee. He joined the order […]

Bhikkhu Bodhi

Bhikkhu Bodhi

Bhikkhu Bodhi is a Buddhist monk of American nationality, born in New York City in 1944. After obtaining a PhD in philosophy from the Claremont Graduate School, he came to Sri Lanka to enter the Sangha. He received the novice ordination in 1972 and the higher ordination in 1973, both under the eminent scholar monk, […]

Mahasi Sayadaw

Mahasi Sayadaw

Mahasi Sayadaw U Sobhana, born on 29-07-1904 and deceased on 14-08-1982, was a Burmese Theravāda Buddhist monk and meditation master who had a significant impact on the teaching of vipassanā (insight) meditation, both in the West and in Asia. In his style of practice, derived from the New Burmese Method of U Nārada, living according […]

Ajahn Suwat

Ajahn Suwat

Ajahn Suwat Suvaco (1919-2002), born in Thailand, joined the Sangha at the age of 20. Two or three years later he became a disciple of Ajahn Funn Acaro. He was also a disciple of Ajahn Mun for a short time. After Ajahn Funn’s death Ajahn Suwat remained in his monastery to oversee the royal funeral […]

Ajahn Chah

Ajahn Chah

The Reverend Ajahn Chah Subhaddo (Chao Khun Bodhinyana Thera, sometimes honorably titled Luang Por (Reverend Father) and Phra, June 17, 1918 – January 16, 1992. was an influential meditation teacher within Buddhism and the founder of two great monasteries in the Thai Buddhist forest tradition. He was respected and loved in his own country as […]

Ajahn Thate

Ajahn Thate

Phra Ajahn Thate Desaransi, (Ajaan Thate, Phra Rajanirodharangsee, Luangpu Thet Thetrangsi, Phra Desarangsee, lived from 1902-1994) was one of the most famous meditation masters of the ‘Thai Buddhist forest tradition’, a movement within Theravāda Buddhism, who lived in Northern Thailand. He became famous not only in all layers of the Thai population, but also internationally, […]

Ajahn Sao

Ajahn Sao

Venerable Phra Ajahn Sao Kantasilo Mahathera (1861-1942) was a monk in the Thai Buddhist forest tradition. He was a member of the Dhammayuttika Nikaya. Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Mahathera was one of his most famous disciples. The two were known to travel together frequently, wandering through the forests of Thailand in the “tudong” tradition of monks […]

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