Venerable Ajahn Mun

Updated 31st March 2020

Venerable Ajahn Mun

Venerable Ajahn Mun Maha Thera (1870–1949) a Thai Bhikkhu [Monk] with his teacher Ajahn Sao Kantasilo (1861–1941) established the Thai Forest Tradition. He was ordained as a monk in 1893. He followed the vinaya [monastic rules]. He observed dhutanga [ascetic] practices including living in forests, wearing robes made of discarded rags, and only eating one meal a day. He attracted many followers. The Thai Forest tradition has spread to other countries.

Access to Insight

A Heart Released by Ajahn Mun

The Customs of the Noble Ones by Thanisasaro Bhikkhu

Amaravati Buddhist Monastery

The Buddhist Society London


Forest Dhamma

Forest Meditation

Forest Sangha