Ajahn Mun. Venerable Ācariya Mun Būridatta Thera is one of the most revered forest masters of the 20th century. He is the root guru of both the. Venerable Ajahn Chah was born on June 17, in a small village near the town of Ubon Ratchathani, North-East Thailand. After finishing his basic schooling. One of the most highly revered monks in Thai history, Ajahn Mun Bhuridato revitalised the Thai Forest Tradition by living as closely to the way the hi.

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Man Phurithatto ; Lao: The monastic way of life in some of the monasteries which continue with this legacy are inspiring too. There was once a very wealthy man who came ajaahn Ajahn Mun for help with Feng Shui matters. His report of having reached a noble attainment was met with very mixed reaction among the Thai clergy.

The Dark Side of Ajahn Mun’s Biography

He was very astute and direct. One of the purposes of meditating on these externally visible aspects of the body is to counter the infatuation with the body, and to develop a sense of dispassion. The monks of this tradition keep very strictly to the original monastic rule laid down by the Buddha known as the vinaya.

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. To me, this seems wrong.

His family were subsistence farmers. Read up on how to get to Sakhon Nakhonor book your transport online with 12Go Asia. On the subject, Ajaan Maha Bua said that “it is clear that combining the accounts is like tying the necks of all Thais together and throwing them into the sea; the same as turning the land of the nation upside down.


Keen to meet such an accomplished teacher, Ajahn Chah set off on foot for the Northeast in search of him. However, detailed meditation manuals and treatises on Buddhist doctrine emerged in the late 20th century from Ajahn Mun and Ajahn Sao’s first-generation students as the Forest tradition’s teachings began to propagate among the urbanities in Bangkok and subsequently take root in the West.

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Ajahn Chah used his ill health as a teaching point, emphasizing that it was “a living example of the impermanence of all things In other projects Wikimedia Commons. MediaFire is a simple to use free service ajahb lets you put all your photos, documents, music, and video in a single place so you can access them anywhere and share them everywhere.

He travelled around the Siamese region, and quickly became dissatisfied with the caliber of Buddhist practice he saw around him. In those days, he was still uncertain whether these scenes were real or imaginary. Ajahn Mun December 21 at 2: It’s like people who eat eggs. Parting from the typically lackadaisical monastic lifestyle of his day, Ajahn Mun strictly observed the Vinaya monastic code of discipline while also practising the 13 dhutanga observances.

The dhamma talks of Ajahn Chah have been recorded, transcribed and translated into several languages. The Dhamma which I bring out to teach you, with whatever ability I have, comes almost entirely from this kind of practice and if anyone wants me to teach in some other way which I have never practised and of which I have never seen the results, I cannot do it.


The issue is bigger than politics. He sometimes initiated long and seemingly pointless work projects, in order to frustrate their attachment to tranquility.

The early major schisms in the Buddhist sangha were largely due to disagreements over how strictly the training rules should be applied. In the s young Prince Mongkut —the future ajjahn king of the Rattanakosin Kingdom Siamordained as a Buddhist monk before rising to the throne later ajajn his life. The duty of critical scholarship was to extract the flesh and discard the rind.

The same holds true with birth. Retrieved 30 December He had studied the teachings on morality, meditation and wisdom, which the texts presented in minute and refined detail, but he could not see how they could actually be put into practice.

Ajaan Lee emphasized his metaphor of Buddhist practice as a skill, and reintroduced the Buddha’s idea of skillfulness —acting in ways that emerge from having trained the mind and heart.

He died in Thai Forest Dhamma December 27 at 9: Ajahn Chah willingly accepted the new disciple, but insisted that he receive no special allowances for being a Westerner.