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Buddhist Authors from Around the World

Buddhist Authors from Around the World

The Buddho Foundation has translated and posted texts by many well-known and esteemed Buddhist teachers and authors so that they may be preserved and accessible to as many people as possible.

Below you will find a list of all authors, choose an author to see all the related work.

Acharya Buddharakkhita

Acharya Buddharakkhita (1922-2013) was a Buddhist monk and writer. After graduating from the Institute of Architectural Technology in Calcutta…

Ajahn Chah

The Reverend Ajahn Chah Subhaddo (June 17, 1918 – January 16, 1992) was an influential meditation teacher within Buddhism and the founder of two great…

Ajahn Dune

Ajahn Dune Atulo (1888-1983) ordained at the age of 22 and after becoming disillusioned with his life as an uneducated town monk, he left to study in Ubon…

Ajahn Fuang

Ajahn Fuang Jotiko (1915 – 1986) was a Thai Buddhist monk and abbot in the Thai Forest Tradition of Theravada Buddhism. He was a student of Ajahn Lee at Wat…

Ajahn Funn

Ajahn Funn Ācāro was born in 1899 in Phannana Nikhom district, Sakon Nakhorn province, in northeastern Thailand. In 1919 he was ordained as a monk in a village…

Ajahn Kalyano

Ajahn Kalyano was born in the UK and became interested in Buddhism at high school. He began practicing meditation on a regular basis during his time at…

Ajahn Lee

Phra Suddhidhammaransi Gambhiramedhacarya (1907–1961), commonly known as Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo, was a meditation teacher in the Thai Forest Tradition of the…

Ajahn Liem

Ajahn Liem Ṭhitadhammo was born in Sri Saket Province in the Northeast of Thailand on the 5th of November 1941. He is a Buddhist monk in the Thai Forest…

Ajahn Maha Boowa

Ajahn Maha Boowa (12 August 1913 – 30 January 2011) was a Thai Buddhist monk. He was thought by many of his followers to be an Arahant (someone who has attained…

Ajahn Mun

Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta (1870–1949) was a Thai bhikkhu from Isan region who is credited, along with his mentor, Ajahn Sao Kantasīlo, with establishing the Thai…

Ajahn Nyanadhammo

Ajahn Nyanadhammo was born in Adelaide in 1955. He became inspired by the Buddha's message while a biology student, and in 1978 stayed at Wat Buddhadhamma near…

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 Sucitto

Ajahn Sucitto, born 4 November 1949, is a British-born Theravada Buddhist monk. He was, between 1992 and 2014, the abbot of Cittaviveka…

Ajahn Sumedho

Ajahn Sumedho (born Robert Karr Jackman, July 27, 1934) is one of the senior Western representatives of the Thai forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism.

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.

Ajahn Thate

Phra Ajahn Thate Desaransi, (1902-1994) was one of the most famous meditation masters of the 'Thai Buddhist forest tradition', a movement within Theravāda…

Ayya Khema

Ayya Khema (August 25, 1923 – November 2, 1997) was a Buddhist teacher noted for providing opportunities for women to practice Buddhism…

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, born in 1927, is a Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist monk. He went to the United States at the invitation of the Sasana Sevaka Society…

Bhante Walpola Rahula

Walpola Rahula Thero (1907–1997) was a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, scholar and writer. In 1964, he became the Professor of History and Religions at Northwestern…

Bhikkhu Anālayo

Bhikkhu Anālayo is best known for his comparative studies of Early Buddhist Texts as preserved by the various early Buddhist traditions.

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…

Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli

Bhikkhu Nanamoli is remembered for his reliable translations of Theravada Buddhist texts from Pali into English, including Buddhaghosa’s Path of Purification.

Cynthia Thatcher

Cynthia Natalee Thatcher (1966- 2013) earned her BA in philosophy, working with faculty advisers Marvin Levich and C.D.C. Reeve. In 2000, she completed an MA in…

Francis Story

Francis Story (also known ans Anagarika Sugatananda,1910-1972) was born in England in 1910 and became acquainted with Buddhist teachings early in life.

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…

Hellmuth Hecker

Hellmuth Hecker (October 12, 1923 – January 7, 2017) was a lawyer and a German interpreter of Theravada Buddhism, chronicler of Buddhism in Germany…

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield (born 1945) is a American author and teacher in the Vipassana movement in American Theravada Buddhism. He trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand…

John D. Ireland

John D. Ireland (1932-1998) was born in North London, England. He became a Buddhist at age eighteen and soon began studying Pali. From the 1960'

Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein (born May 20, 1944) is one of the first American vipassana teachers, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) with Jack Kornfield and…

Khantipalo

Khantipalo (Laurence Mills), born in London in 1932, read a book on Buddhism during his national service on the Suez Canal which inspired a lifelong interest in…

Ledi Sayadaw

Ledi Sayadaw U Ñaṇadhaja (December 1, 1846 – June 27, 1923) was a highly influential Theravada Buddhist monk. He was recognized from an early age as being…

Lily de Silva

Lily de Silva was Professor of Pali and Buddhist Studies at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka and a regular contributor to Buddhist scholarly and…

M.O’C. Walshe

Maurice .O'C. Walshe has been an active Buddhist since 1951 and is a past chairman of the English Sangha Trust. He is the author of numerous articles on…

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…

Maung Htin Aung

Maung Htin Aung (18 May 1909 – 10 May 1978) was a writer and scholar of Burmese culture and history. Educated at Oxford and Cambridge, Htin Aung wrote several…

N.K.G. Mendis

Dr. N.K.G. Mendis graduated from the Medical Faculty of the University of Sri Lanka in 1946 and did his post-graduate training in India and the U.K.

Narada Maha Thera

The Venerable Narada Maha Thera born as Sumanapala Perera (July 14, 1898 – October 2, 1983) was a Buddhist monk and translator within the Theravāda tradition…

Nina van Gorkom

Nina van Gorkom, born in 1928, is a Buddhist scholar and translator in the Pali tradition who has written extensively on the Abhidhamma. Born in the Netherlands…

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…

Nyanatiloka Thera

Nyanatiloka Mahathera (19 February 1878 – 28 May 1957) was the first Continental European in modern times to become a Buddhist monk and one of the foremost…

Pa-Auk Sayadaw

The venerable Bhaddanta Āciṇṇa, more commonly referred to as the Pa-Auk Sayadaw is a Burmese Theravāda monk, meditation teacher and the abbot of the Pa-Auk…

Peter Della Santina

Peter Della Santina was born in the USA. He has spent many years studying and teaching in South Asia and East Asia. He received his BA.

Piyadassi Thera

Piyadassi Thera (8 July 1914 – 18 August 1998) was born in Kotahena in Colombo, Sri Lanka and was educated at Nalanda College, Colombo…

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…

Soma Thera

Kotahene Soma Maha Thera (December 23, 1898 – February 23, 1960), born as Victor Emmanuel Perera Pulle in Kotahena, Colombo, was a Theravada Buddhist monk…

Susan Elbaum Jootla

Susan Elbaum Jootla is an American Buddhist living in northern India and a long-term practitioner of vipassana meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

Thānissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff) is an American Buddhist monk in the kammaṭṭhāna (Thai forest) Tradition. After graduating from Oberlin College in 1971…

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…

Upasika Kee Nanayon

Upasika Kee Nanayon (1901 – 1978) was a Thai Buddhist upāsikā (devout laywoman) from Ratchaburi. After her retirement in 1945, she turned her home into a…

Webu Sayadaw

Webu Sayadaw (17 February 1896 – 26 June 1977) was a Theravada Buddhist monk, and vipassanā master, best known for giving all importance to diligent practice…

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