History of Kow Tham Center

Kow Tham (Mountain Cave Monastery) International Meditation Center was developed by Head Nun Mae Chee Ahmon, a Thai Buddhist nun for over 50 years, to provide a place for International travelers to practice Buddhist Meditation.

Kow Tham has been providing monthly meditation retreats by experienced meditation teachers since 1988.

The purpose of the Kow Tham Center is only to spread the dhamma. There is no fee for teachings and meditation guidance. The physical running of the Center is supported entirely by your donations.

The Meditation Center practices and teaches the Theravada Buddhism of Thailand, following the Thai Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho.

Wat Khao Tham history and relationship …

Assisted by Tookata Sookkasem since …

Steve and Rosemary raised it to new heights …

Anthony Markwell carried it forward for two years …

Affiliated with two other centers: Suan Mokkh on the mainland north of Surat Thani, the original monastery/meditation center founded by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu in 19.. …
and Dipabhavan on Koh Samui …

Current abbot overseeing all three centers is Ajahn Poh …

Current teacher at Kow Tham Center is Phra Dr Marut Damchaom, who lives at Suan Mokkh and travels to Kow Tham monthly for our retreat. The Khao Tham abbot Phra Chaiwat and our Manager Tookata also teach us.

page revised: 22 June 2018

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