The Most Senior Meditation Master – P. Amarathera (Phra Rachabhavanavimol)
Venerable P. Amarathera is well known and is highly respected by a great many people internationally. He has dedicated the past twenty six years of his life perfecting his meditation skills and knowledge to gain his “Meditation Master” status. He has been active in helping many practitioners in their self development and guided them in their quest through the path of true Buddhism.
He conducts regular seminars and classes as well as run periodical intensive meditation retreats at the temple.
He has carried out his role of Abbot and as a Meditation Master, with finesse and has demonstrated great wisdom, patience and kindness to all. For years, he has introduced and encouraged people to develop knowledge and discover insight into the teachings and practices of Buddhism as well as guided them on their spiritual journey upon the Noble Eightfold Path.
Thursday Meditation Master – PK Lom Pabhassaro
PK Lom is a name which people, both Thai and English, are familiar with. He has been a resident monk at the Buddhapadipa temple for more than 30 years. His work reveals excellence both inside and outside the temple. Even though he has lots of work to do concerning his position as the secretary of the temple, he still learns and practises the Buddha’s teachings and kindly shares his experiences in theory and practice to those who want to study Buddhism and practise Vipassana meditation.
“Doing your duty is doing Vipassana” is something he often says and he invites everyone to come and try this out for themselves.
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Thursday and Saturday Meditation Master – Phramaha Savaddi Nanatharo
Phramaha Savaddi Nanatharo was born in Ubonrachathani, North East of Thailand.
He was ordained as a monk at the age of 20 from which he began his studies and practises of Samatha and Vipassana Meditation at various monasteries within Thailand.
He went onto reading Pali, Sanskrit and Buddhist Studies at The Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University in Bangkok. For many years after graduation, his time and efforts has been dedicated to teaching both Pali and Buddhism to novice monks as well as teaching Vipassana Meditation to lay people.
In 2003 he came to the UK and took residence at The Buddhapadipa Temple as a Dhammaduta monk where he gives Dhamma talks in Thai, leads Sunday evening chanting and scheduled meditation classes at the temple. He continues to teach as well as lead both Novice Monks and Salacarinies during their annual retreats.
Sunday and Tuesday Meditation Master – Phramaha Prasert Thitaguno
Phramaha Prasert Thitaguno is a resident monk who has lived at the Buddhapadipa temple for 5 years. He became a Buddhist monk when he was 20 years old and since then he has dedicated his life to learn and practise Buddhism to help himself out of greed, hatred and delusion. Now he shares his knowledge by conducting Vipassana class.
His advice to practitioners is “Practice makes perfect”. It is a good reminder, isn’t it?