Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?

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Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?

Postby James the Giant » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:36 pm

Like Wat Pah Nanachat in the Ajahn Chah tradition, is there a Dhammayut wat in Thailand that tends to be more used by English-speaking westerners?
I'm looking for a Dhammayut place to visit for several weeks, when I go to Thailand later this year.
Mainly to get a sense of how the way of life there is different from the Ajahn Chah wats.

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Re: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?

Postby Clarence » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:47 pm

If you peruse www.wanderingdhamma.org there is a mention of the Wat of MahaBua. There is an English speaker there. Very interesting reports on that site.
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Re: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?

Postby Goob » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:34 pm

The news section of that monastery states that there'll be no resident english speakers there now though.
http://www.luangta.com/English/site/news.php
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Re: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?

Postby marc108 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:51 pm

You can call Ajahn Geoff and ask him
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Re: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:51 pm

I once asked Ajahn Geoff about recommended monasteries and he spoke very highly of a Dhammayut one in Thailand - I agree with the above poster, call and ask him!
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Re: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?

Postby James the Giant » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:50 am

Easy solution, I'll see. Thanks.
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Re: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?

Postby lyallben » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:23 pm

There's a Dhammayut monastery near Udon Thani with an American Bhikku resident there. The Abbot is Ajahn Sangob.The name is Wat Mettakitkun.(I think).
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Re: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?

Postby Goofaholix » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:50 am

Ajahn Sudhiro is Dhammayut I belive, see www.rightview.org

Other than that I don't think there is a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand setup for westerners anywhere near the degree Wat Pah Nanachat is.

I was at Wat Pah Baan Tat a couple of months ago and saw a couple of western monks.

I have also stayed at a couple of more rustic branch monasteries of Luangta Maha Boowa both about an hour from Udon Thani, but if you don't speak Thai you'll likely find it difficult, I'm happy to try hook you up though if you want.
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Re: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?

Postby makarasilapin » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:04 am

Goofaholix wrote:Ajahn Sudhiro is Dhammayut I belive, see http://www.rightview.org

Other than that I don't think there is a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand setup for westerners anywhere near the degree Wat Pah Nanachat is.

I was at Wat Pah Baan Tat a couple of months ago and saw a couple of western monks.

I have also stayed at a couple of more rustic branch monasteries of Luangta Maha Boowa both about an hour from Udon Thani, but if you don't speak Thai you'll likely find it difficult, I'm happy to try hook you up though if you want.


please share as i'm sure James is not the only one seeking Dhammayut monasteries in Thailand...

Ajarn Sudhiro is Dhammayut and his monastery is called Wat Pa Kanjanabhisek, in Khon Kaen.
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Re: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerners?

Postby Dmytro » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:26 am

Hi James,

I have been for ten days in Wat Asokaram, the place where Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo taught.
A very kind German monk taught me and my friends.
Vice-abbot gave us books by Ven. Thanissaro.

Otherwise, very few people there speak English.
Paying homage to the Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo's memorial is one of the things that makes the place worth visiting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvf8CozJ ... t4mUR5fNJG
http://www.watasokaram.com/
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Re: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerner

Postby gavesako » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:33 am

Ajahn Sudhiro leading a group of English Buddhists on pilgrimage to forest monasteries in the north-east of Thailand:

มมร.อส.เส้นทางสัปปายะ วัดผาตากเสื้อ จ.หนองคาย
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRsj5G4QvaA
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Re: Is there a Dhammayut monastery in Thailand for westerner

Postby pilgrim » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:50 am

Many westerners, including Ajahn Mettiko of Muttodaya have spent some time with Ajahn Thong Daeng Varapanno of Wat Phra Chow Dtone Luang ( Wat Phra Jao Ton Luang) Monastery in Chiangmai.
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