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Ajahn Thate, Buddhism, Wat Pa Tham Kham, Thailand

Forest Buddhism, Ajahn Thate, A Formula for Sleeping or not Sleeping

I met a few western monks who were students of Ajahn Thate while in England in the 80s and read a bit that was available in English. When I got to Thailand in 1995 I visited Wat Hin Mak Paeng, where…Continue reading


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Ajahn Chah, Buddhism, Isaan Culture, Thailand

Reclining Buddha in Northeast Thailand

This Buddha image is in Wat Phuttha Nimit.This ancient reclining Buddha image was carved under a cliff, and is unusual in that it is leaning on its left hand rather than on its right hand. It was…Continue reading


Wat Don Ya Nang, วัดดอนยานาง, Kalasin, Thailand, Buddhism and Culture

Wat Don Ya Nang, Yang Talaat, Kalasin Is yet another temple surveyed by the “Culture and Art Center” at Khon Kaen University. It is located just off the road that links Yang Talaat with Kalasin Town….Continue reading


Buddhism, Ajahn Chah, Mindfulness and The Mindful Way

Rarely a day goes by that I do not reflect on the teachings of Ajahn Chah, one of his teachers or one of his students Often not particularly welcome or wanted, but always there. When I read this…Continue reading


Forest Buddhism, Ajahn Thate, A Formula for Sleeping or not Sleeping

I met a few western monks who were students of Ajahn Thate while in England in the 80s and read a bit that was available in English. When I got to Thailand in 1995 I visited Wat Hin Mak Paeng, where…Continue reading


Ajahn Chah, Struggles – Sexual Desire and Dhammapada, Buddhism

Ajahn Jayasaro continues with his video biography of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Munindo comments on the Dhammapada. Not in great wealth is there contentment, nor in sensual pleasure, gross or refined. But…Continue reading


Wat Tham Kham,Phanna Nikhom,Sakon Nakhon,Thailand, Ajahn Thate and Forest Buddhism

Wat Tham Kham,Phanna Nikhom,Sakon Nakhon,Thailand, Ajahn Thate

Tourism Authority of Thailandtells us that Wat Tham Kham used to be where the famous monks Achan Fan and Luang Pu Thet meditated. A pagoda housing the relics of the latter is here. Not much for such…Continue reading


Forest Buddhism, Ajahn Thate, A Formula for Sleeping or not Sleeping

I met a few western monks who were students of Ajahn Thate while in England in the 80s and read a bit that was available in English. When I got to Thailand in 1995 I visited Wat Hin Mak Paeng, where…Continue reading


Forest Buddhism, Ajahn Munindo, Selling Samsara

I well remember Ajahn Munindo from my days at Chithurst all those many years ago. And ye, I remeber when the hurricane happened, and monks with chainsaws. I also remember his enjoyment of things like…Continue reading


Forest Buddhism, Ajahn Thate, A Formula for Sleeping or not Sleeping

I met a few western monks who were students of Ajahn Thate while in England in the 80s and read a bit that was available in English. When I got to Thailand in 1995 I visited Wat Hin Mak Paeng, where he lay in state before his funeral. Thousands of folks were there, maqny to pay their respects and many who stayed on day to day feeding and looking after the visitors. This was a time before cell phones and digital cameras, a time much different to the period of morning and Luang Ta Maha Boowa’s funeral. He wrote his autobiography “The Autobiography of a Forest Monk” which is easy to find as a PDF. It is much more accurate and to the point than many of th Biographies of monks that are written by their followers who tend to embellish and leave out the warts and low points. Ajahn Thate was one of the earliest and most senior of those who joined Ajahn Mun as a Dhammayut monk in the Forest Tradition….

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Forest Buddhism, Ajahn Munindo, Selling Samsara

I well remember Ajahn Munindo from my days at Chithurst all those many years ago. And ye, I remeber when the hurricane happened, and monks with chainsaws. I also remember his enjoyment of things like ice cream and many of the things he mentions in this talk.
I well remember the simple matter of fact way he not only gave desanas,talks, but the simple direct way he talked in general. Many years later in Thailand, after reading about Ajahn Thate, with who he spent some time how some of the ways of Wat Hin Mak Paeng stayed with him, as well as the straightforward  ways of Ajahn Chah

He seems to raise the “Been there, Done that” in me…..

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Isaan, Khon Kaen, Ajahn Thate, Luangta Maha Bua, Thailand and Buddhism

More visit Isaan, Khon Kaen and The Lonely Planet stuff 16.06.11

okay back to “Things to do in Khon Kaen” by The Lonely Planet Guide They mention Wat That, Khon Kaen City Museum, Wat Jeen Beung Kaen Nakhon, , Wat Po Ban Nontan, Mhesak, Spirit House and Mahathat…Continue reading


Please westerners remember to wear proper attire when visiting religious sites

This sign should be in English as visitors are constantly reminded by Ministries such as Culure and the Interior that we must learn to conduct ourselves and present ourselves properly here in…Continue reading


Wat Tham Kham,Phanna Nikhom,Sakon Nakhon,Thailand, Ajahn Thate

Tourism Authority of Thailandtells us that Wat Tham Kham used to be where the famous monks Achan Fan and Luang Pu Thet meditated. A pagoda housing the relics of the latter is here. Not much for such…Continue reading


Kham Cha-I, Mukdahan, Isaan, Pindabhat Auk Pansaa

We owe so much to Ajahn Mun, Maha Boowa, Chah, Sii, Wan and so many others for instilling and strengthening Real Buddhism in Isaan. Throughout the year I visit so many wats and somnak in the area and…Continue reading


luangta maha bua

i have learned that the so called newspaper Bangcock Post is selling luangta maha bua biography online for 4.99$ it is available free as are most dhamma books click here to visit the site for luangta…Continue reading


Ajahn Chah, Dhammapada, Buddhist Meditation,

Buddhism On Meditation Instructions from talks by Ajahn Chah

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Ajahn Chah Meets the Animals and More Dhammapada

Ajahn Chah has an animal kingdom learning experience and Ajahn Munindo comments on … Making an arbitrary decision does not amount to justice. Having considered arguments for and against, the wise…Continue reading


Ajahn Jayasaro, Buddhist Meditation, Sleepiness and and Comment

  Let go of that which is in front, let go of that which has already gone, and let go of in-between. With a heart that takes hold nowhere you arrive at the place beyond all suffering. v. 348…Continue reading


Wat Pho Chai, Sam Phong,Amphor Si Songkhram, Nakhon Phanom,Thailand

In his Biography of Ajahn Mun, Luangta Maha Boowa tells us ACARIYA MUN lived for three or four years in the area of Ban Sam Phong village in Sri Songkhram district, Nakhon Phanom province. He  spent…Continue reading


Wat Tham Kham,Phanna Nikhom,Sakon Nakhon,Thailand, Ajahn Thate

Tourism Authority of Thailandtells us that Wat Tham Kham used to be where the famous monks Achan Fan and Luang Pu Thet meditated. A pagoda housing the relics of the latter is here. Not much for such…Continue reading


Wat Pa Tham Kham,Sakon Nakon, Thailand, Ajaan Thate Desaransi,Ajahn Fan Ajaro

Wat Pa Tham Kham,Sakon Nakon, Thailand, Ajaan Thate Desaransi, Ajahn, Ajahn Fan Ajaro

Here is the copy paste information found throughout the internet, used to be where the famous monks Achan Fan and Luang Pu Thet meditated. A pagoda housing the relics of the latter is here. in 1957…Continue reading



Wat Tham Kham,Phanna Nikhom,Sakon Nakhon,Thailand, Ajahn Thate

Tourism Authority of Thailandtells us that Wat Tham Kham used to be where the famous monks Achan Fan and Luang Pu Thet meditated. A pagoda housing the relics of the latter is here. Not much for such…Continue reading


Just another Isaan Moment from Northeast Thailand on 04.12.12

click on title to view the whole post On the left Ajahn Thate a senior disciple of Ajahn Mun. His was the 1st funeral I attended in Thailand in January of 1996 at Wat Hin Mahk Paeng in Nong Khai…Continue reading


Wat Tham Kham,Phanna Nikhom,Sakon Nakhon,Thailand, Ajahn Thate

Tourism Authority of Thailandtells us that Wat Tham Kham used to be where the famous monks Achan Fan and Luang Pu Thet meditated. A pagoda housing the relics of the latter is here. Not much for such an interesting place I had not visited for quite some time so decided to see if any changes had been made. Being Chulalangkorn Day, a public holiday in Thailand, there were a few visitors wandering around Many seem to not bother with the cave and sala and just stop at the chedi. And fewer seem to climb around to the other main cave where there is a display of Ajahn Thates sick room. I was given to understand that he died at Wat Hin Mak Paeng, Nong Khai, but have discovered that that was incorrect. I have included part of the story from his book The Autobiography of a Forest Monk Venerable Ajahn Thate of Wat Hin Mark Peng Nongkhai Province.

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