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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He attracted a wide variety of disciples, which included inzjahn first Westerner, Venerable Ajahn Sumedho. Dhutanga meaning austere practice Thai: He took up residence in a monastery where the vinayamonastic disciplinewas carefully studied and practised. To proof his point, he took a coin and dropped in on the ground.

He lived in tiger and cobra infested jungles, using reflections on death to penetrate to the true meaning of life. InAjahn Chah was invited to visit Britain by the English Sangha Trust, a charity with the aim of establishing a locally-resident Buddhist Sangha.

Biography of Phra Ajahn Mun Bhūridatta

Sometimes monks will bring a large umbrella-tent with attached mosquito netting known as a crot also spelled krot, clot, or klod. The new edition of Ajahn Maha Boowa’s text.

In the Thai Forest Tradition monks and nuns go further and observe the ‘one eaters practice’, whereby they only eat one meal during the morning. In the late s bankers at the Thai central bank attempted to consolidate the bank’s assets and move the proceeds from the Save Thai Nation campaign into the ordinary accounts which discretionary spending comes out of.

According to the traditions exposition, awareness of the Deathless is boundless and unconditioned and cannot be conceptualized, and must be arrived at through mental training which includes states of meditative concentration Pali: Feelings of disenchantment set in, and finally, in he abandoned his studies and set off on mendicant pilgrimage.


Wat Pah Nanachat was the first monastery in Thailand specifically geared towards training English-speaking Westerners in the monastic Vinayaas well as the first run by a Westerner. A handful of the objects used by Ajahn Mun.

While ordained in the Dhammayut movement, Ajaan Sao — questioned the impossibility to attain nibbana. You can help by adding to it. Before authority was centralized in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the region known today as Thailand was a kingdom of semi-autonomous city states Thai: If the file has been modified from its original state, some details may not fully reflect the modified file.

Retrieved from ” https: Though all of these local flavors of regional Thai Buddhism evolved their own customary elements relating to local spirit lore, all were shaped by the infusion of Mahayana Buddhism and Indian Tantric traditions, which arrived in the area prior to the fourteenth century. While one should know that this section of the book is ajahj rubbish.

The Dark Side of Ajahn Mun’s Biography – American Monk: Bhante Subhūti

In the tradition’s beginning the founders famously neglected to record their teachings, instead wandering the Thai countryside offering individual instruction to dedicated pupils. According to forest tradition accounts, Ajaan Mun attained the noble level of non-returner Pali: While the eggs are incubating, that’s “becoming. Since the Forest Tradition had gained significant pull from the royal and elite support in Bangkok, the Thai Forestry Bureau decided to deed large tracts of forested land to Forest Monasteries, knowing anahn the forest monks would preserve the land as a habitat for Buddhist practice.

The early participants of the movement continued to devote themselves to a combination of textual study and meditations they had discovered from the texts they had received.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This succinct and direct teaching was a revelation for Ajahn Chah, and transformed his approach to practice. The Ballad of Liberation from the Khandas Excerpt. Additionally, they were generally very private about their own meditative attainments. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Ajahn Chah was not fated to meet Ajahn Mun so early in his life. However, he was very persistent and kept on searching for Ajahn Mun.

As is traditional, Ajahn Chah entered the monastery as a novice at the age of nine, where, during a three-year stay, he learned to read and write. Temporary or short-term ordination is so common in Thailand that men who have never been ordained are sometimes referred to as “unfinished. During his stay there, Ajaan Mun was critically ill for several days. What he taught me was: Buddhism Buddhism in the West Buddhist modernism. Respected and loved in his own country as a man of great wisdom, he was also instrumental in establishing Theravada Buddhism in the West.

The Dark Side of Ajahn Mun’s Biography

Experiencing the insight that mind and body are separate entities, he is believed to have realised Nibbana on a mountain slope in Northern Thailand. People should fight against this kind of stealing. Additionally, many of the monastics in the villages engaged in behavior inconsistent the Buddhist monastic code Pali: The training there was quite harsh and forbidding. Check out our listings of things to do in and around Sakhon Nakhon. Mindfulness immersed in the body and Mindfulness of in-and-out breathing are both part of the ten recollections and the four satipatthana, and are commonly given special attention as primary themes for a meditator to focus on.

Take Dhamma as first principle. The rich man was very surprised and complimented Ajahn Mun for his excellent hearing. Ajaan Mun’s mode of practice was solitary and strict. The dhamma talks of Ajahn Chah have been recorded, transcribed and translated into several languages. He was very astute and direct.