Dhamma teachers

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu (พุทธทาสภิกขุ, b.27 May 1906 – d.25 May 1993) was a famous and influential Thai ascetic-philosopher. Known as an innovative re-interpreter of Buddhist doctrine and Thai folk beliefs, Buddhadasa fostered a reformation in conventional religious perceptions in his home country, Thailand, as well as abroad. He founded Suan Mokkh forest monastery and teaching center, and its International Dhamma Hermitage Center. It is his tradition that we follow at Khao Tham.
More about Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
at SuanMokkh.org at ThaiBuddhism.net at Wikipedia
Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives
Also known as “Suan Mokkh Bangkok.” A beautiful building and complex which hosts facilities for meditation, lectures, discussion, exhibitions etc. Activities (as of 2017) do not include meditation retreats. Most activities are in Thai.
Website: BIA.or.th ไทย

Works by Buddhadasa

Books, writings, and lectures by Buddhadasa at BIA.or.th (Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives)
Hundreds of PDFs, audio files, and more.
There doesn’t seem to be a main contents page for all publications. You can go to the website and follow the links from the “By Buddhadasa” dropdown menu.
Buddhadasa at BuddhismNow.com
Selected teachings as articles and PDFs
Books by Buddhadasa at LiberationPark.org
Physical books and e-books.

Other Thai Forest Tradition teachers

Ajahn Brahm

Ajahn Brahmavamso, or simply Ajahn Brahm, is a British-Australian Theravada Buddhist monk. He is known for, among other things, compilation of an English-language guide to the Buddhist monastic code (the vinaya), clear support of LGBTIQ people, and activities to support women monastics (bhikkhunis) in Theravada Buddhism.

About Ajahn Brahm at AjahmBrahm.org | at Wikipedia
Ajahn Brahmavamso’s Dhamma Talks recordings of talks by Ajahn Brahm, to listen and download.
At DharmaSeed.org

Ajahn Chah

Questions to Ajahn Chah
“The Dhamma of the Buddha is not found in books. If you want to really see for yourself what the Buddha was talking about, you don’t need to bother with books. Watch your own mind. Examine to see how feelings come and go, how thoughts come and go. don’t be attached to anything. Just be mindful of whatever there is to see. This is the way to the truths of the Buddha.”
at BuddhismNow.com
Stillness Flowing – The Life and Teachings of Ajahn Chah by Ajahn Jayasaro [english]
Books of teachings by Ajahn Chah [english]
Ajahn Chah collection at BuddhismNow.com
Selected teachings and PDFs

Ajahn Jayasaro

Ajahn Jayasaro was born in England in 1958. He joined Ajahn Sumedho’s community for the Rains Retreat as an anagarika in 1978, and became a monk in 1980, studying under Ajahn Chah. He has written many books on Buddhist themes in Thai and English.

About Ajahn Jayasaro at Jayasaro.Panyaprateep.org | at Wikipedia
Just Do It, reflections on meditation, and a discussion of chanda — desire that arises from wisdom and intelligence, by Ven. Ajahn Jayasaro
“What we’re learning from meditation is the ability to stop and look and not be carried away by fleeting feelings of liking and disliking.”
Article at LionsRoar.com
Without and Within: Questions and Answers on the Teachings of Theravāda Buddhism, by Ven. Ajahn Jayasaro
A beautiful (in visual design) and beautiful (in words) complete FAQ for Buddhism.
Free download from Buddhadasa Indapanno Archives (BIA) and from Abhayagiri
Also available: from our server as PDF on usb drive after retreat
More books by Ajahn Jayasaro can be downloaded as EPUB, MOBI, and PDF, and all are also available as hardcover printed books — free from ForestSangha.org Jayasaro.Panyaprateep.org

Ajahn Sumedho

Ajahn Sumedho is a prominent figure in the Thai Forest Tradition. A bhikkhu since 1967, Sumedho is considered a seminal figure in the transmission of the Buddha’s teachings to the West. His teachings are very direct, practical, simple, and down to earth. In his talks and sermons he stresses the quality of immediate intuitive awareness and the integration of this kind of awareness into daily life.

About Ajahn Sumedho at Amaravati.org (archived) | at Wikipedia
Ajahn Sumedho’s Dhamma Talks recordings of talks by Ajahn Sumedho, to listen and download.
At DharmaSeed.org
Ajahn Sumedho at BuddhismNow.com
category “Ajahn Sumedho”
Selected teachings and PDFs
Ajahn Sumedho on this website.

Thānissaro Bhikkhu

Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu is an American Buddhist monk. Belonging to the Thai Forest Tradition, for 22 years he studied under the forest master Ajahn Fuang Jotiko (himself a student of Ajahn Lee). He is perhaps best known for his translations of the Dhammapada and the Sutta Pitaka. He has also authored several dhamma-related works of his own.

About Thānissaro Bhikkhu at JDhammatalks.org | at Wikipedia
With Each and Every Breath: A Guide to Meditation, by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu
A breath meditation manual drawing on two sources: the Buddha’s own set of instructions on how to use the breath in training the mind, and Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo’s method of breath meditation — which builds on the Buddha’s instructions, explaining in detail many of the points that the Buddha left in condensed form.
Free download from DhammaTalks.org
Also available: from our server as PDF on usb drive after retreat

Other dhamma teachers

Teachers from all traditions who spread the dhamma in the same spirit as the Thai Forest Tradition. TBD …

See more about Khao Tham teachers on Our Teachers page.

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