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Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo (Phra Dhammamangalajarn)


Wat Phra Dhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara Tambon Banluang,
Amphur Chomtong
Chiangmai 50160, Thailand

Tel.: +66-53-826969
Internet: Vippassana in Thailand


Phra Thiracitto (Ajarn Ofer Adi)


Phra Ofer Adi is a monk who has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 1989, first at Wat Rampoeng under the guidance of Luang Poh Banyat Akkayano, thereafter at Wat Chomtong, under the instruction of Ven. Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo (Phrathepsiddhajarn). Both temples are in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
For several years Phra Ofer taught meditation in Israel before he ordained as a monk in Thailand in 2001, followed by several years as monk and meditation teacher at a Buddhist temple near Frankfurt, Germany.
He was awarded with the "Annual Benefactor of Buddhism Award" for his service in the Dhamma by the Sangha in May 2010 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Another award followed in May 2011 in Bangkok by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, the award of the "Sao Sema Dhammacakka" (also known as the Golden Pillar of the Dhamma) for benefactors of Buddhism, awarded for introducing and spreading the Dhamma abroad.

Since 2005 Phra Ofer Adi is teaching in his native Israel as well as in various places in the world.

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Thanat Chindaporn


Thanat Chindaporn is a teacher of Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation in the Therevada Buddhist tradition of Thailand and is currently the Director of the International Meditation Department at Wat Phradhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara, Chomtong, Chiangmai where he trained under Venerable Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo and the late Venerable Phra Banyat Akkayano, the director of Thailand's Northern Insight Meditation Centre. Since 1988, he has conducted meditation courses in Thailand, Washington State, Hawaii, California, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Germany, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain, France, Israel and India. In 2004, Thanat received Thailand's Benefactor of Buddhism Award for his dissemination of Buddhism world-wide.

Wat Phra Dhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara Tambon Banluang,
Amphur Chomtong
Chiangmai 50160, Thailand

Tel.: +66-53-826180
Mobil: +66-89-7007129
Internet:
Vippassana in Thailand
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Kathryn Johnston Chindaporn


Kathryn Chindaporn, (Kathryn Johnston) is a student and teacher of Vipassana for over 20 years, having taught meditation in Thailand and her birthplace Washington State, as well as conducting courses on the West Coast, in Mexico, Puerto Rico. Hawaii, Europe, Israel and India since 1988. From 1999 to 2007 she lectured at the Mahachulalongkorn Rajavidyalaya Buddhist University in Chiangmai, Thailand and is currently Thai-English interpreter and Assistant Director of the International Meditation Department at Wat Phradhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara, Chomtong, Chiangmai. Since 1989 she has interpreted for Thai meditation masters, published five Thai-English Buddhist translations and appeared as guest speaker and interpreter on Thai and Mexican television and radio. In 2000, Kathryn received the Benefactor of Buddhism Award of Chiangmai Province and the Sema Dhammacakka (Golden Pillar of Dhamma Award) in Recognition of International Dissemination of Buddhism, the latter conferred by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand.

Wat Phra Dhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara Tambon Banluang,
Amphur Chomtong
Chiangmai 50160, Thailand

Tel.: +66-9-7007129
Internet:
Vippassana in Thailand
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Edward Kooij


Edward Kooij has been a practitioner of Vipassana since 1990. He has studied with the late Venerable Phra Banyat Akkayno in Wat Rampoeng, Chiang Mai and Venerable Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo in Wat Phradhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara, Chomtong, Chiang Mai. And received his further training from Thanat and Kathryn Chindaporn.

He has been teaching Vipassana Meditation since 2000 ,in Canada as well as Germany and spends the winters teaching in the International Meditation Department of Wat Phradhat Sri Chomtong. The rest of the year he and his wife, Jodi, live and work in their own nursery, Sumana Garden , and as landscape gardener on Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada, along with their two greyhounds.

His students esteem his clear and humorous way in teaching the Dhamma.

Asher Gal


from Israel is practicing Vipassana meditation since 1988. He was student of the late Luang Poh Banyat Akkayano Bhikkhu at Wat Rampoeng, Chiang Mai, and is still student of the Ven. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo of Wat Phradhatu Sri Chomtong. Since 15 years he assisted Thanat Chindaporn in the meditation courses which take place in Israel. For three years he taught at the side of Phra Ofer at the center in the Kibbuz Ein Dor, Israel. Since the closing of the center he assists Ajahn Phra Ofer and substitutes for him as teacher in the courses in different places.

Sandra Luz Cibrian Ramirez


Sandra Luz Cibrian Ramirez is originally from Mexico and has been practicing Vipassana Meditation since 1990. Her teachers are the former Venerable Phra Banyat Akkaynoat at Wat Rampoeng in Chiang Mai and Venerable Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo at Wat Phradhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara, and the last years Thanat Chindaporn. Since 1995 she has visited temples on a regular basis to attend meditation retreats. After a short while she also began to assist on retreats, and then started to teach in 1996. Since 2010 she has spent most of her time at Wat Chomthong and teaches there alongside Kathryn and Thanat Chindaporn. Over the last years, Sandra has also been invited to Spain and Mexico to teach meditation retreats there.





 

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