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Ven. Monks

Ven Matara Sri Nanarama Thero
Matara Sri Nanarama Mahathera (spelled Ñāṇārāma in Pali, sometimes called Gnanarama in Sinhala) was an influential Sri Lankan meditation master, scholar and forest monk of the 20th century.
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Ven Mahasi Sayadaw Thero
Mahasi Sayadaw U Sobhana; 29 July 1904 – 14 August 1982) was a Burmese Theravada Buddhist monk and meditation master who had a significant impact on the teaching of Vipassana (Insight) meditation in the West and throughout Asia. In his style of practice, derived from the so-called “New Burmese Method” of U Nārada, the meditator anchors their attention on the sensations of the rising and falling of the abdomen during breathing, observing carefully any other sensations or thoughts.
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Ven Rerukane Chandawimala Thero
At young age, little Ruban Gunawardhana, who was born in a rural village (Rerukana) in Sri Lanka was given the “Bhikku-hood” and was taken to Myanmar to study Buddhism. He was the “Samanera” who was lately named, Venerable Rerukane Chandrawimala & that was in year 1908. After studying Buddhism in Burmese for nearly ten years, he returned to Sri Lanka with a vast knowledge in deepest religious teachings in Buddhism including “Abhidharmaya”. ….There afterwards, Ven. Chandrawimala, started to write what he has learned in Myanmar staying in a small isolated temple in village Pokunuwita (western province). He started from a book named “Nirwana Vihishchaya” and the holy idea ended up in giving birth to dozens of the greatest books written in 20th century by a Buddhist monk (sinhala medium).
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Ven Katukurunde Nanananda Thero
Katukurunde Nyanananda Thera is a Sri Lankan Bhikkhu (Buddhist Monk) and a Buddhist scholar. He is best known for the research monograph Concept and Reality in Early Buddhist Thought and the exploratory study The Magic of the Mind. Ven. Nyanananda is the abbot of Pothgulgala Aranya, a small forest monastery in Devalegama, Sri Lanka.
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Ven.Dhammananda Ven K. Sri Dhammananda Thero
Born Martin Gamage in the village of Kirinde in Matara, Sri Lanka, Dhammananda spent most of his life and career in Malaysia. He was ordained as a novice monk (samanera) at the age of 12 and was fully ordained in 1940. After arriving in Malaysia—then known as Malaya—in 1952, Dhammananda established himself as the foremost Theravada Buddhist monk in Malaysia and Singapore. His many books are widely read, and contributed greatly to introducing Buddhism to many English-speakers in Southeast Asia and beyond.
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Ven Gangodawila Soma Thero
Gangodawila Soma Thero (24 April 1948 – 12 December 2003) was a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka. Following tradition, he used the name of his birthplace, Gangodawila, in front of his name. Ven. Soma thero followed the example set by his teacher, Most Ven. Madihe Pannaseeha thero and served the Buddha Dhamma and the Sinhala Buddhists both as a learned monk and as a social reformer.
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Ven Ajahn Chah Thero
Chah Subhaddo, alternatively Achaan Chah; 17 June 1918 – 16 January 1992) was an influential teacher of the Buddhadhamma and a founder of two major monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition. Respected and loved in his own country as a man of great wisdom, he was also instrumental in establishing Theravada Buddhism in the West. Beginning in 1979 with the founding of Cittaviveka (commonly known as Chithurst Buddhist Monastery) in the United Kingdom, the Thai Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah has spread throughout Europe, the United States and the British Commonwealth. The dhamma talks of Ajahn Chah have been recorded, transcribed and translated into several languages.
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Ven Bhikkhu Bodhi Thero
Bhikkhu Bodhi (born December 10, 1944), born Jeffrey Block is an American Theravada Buddhist monk, ordained in Sri Lanka and currently teaching in the New York/New Jersey area. He was appointed the second president of the Buddhist Publication Society and has edited and authored several publications grounded in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.
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Ven Nauyane Ariyadhamma Thero
Nauyane Ariyadhamma Mahathera is a Sri Lankan bhikkhu (Buddhist monk) and a senior meditation teacher. He is the spiritual advisor of the Sri Kalyani Yogasrama Samstha, and for many years resided at the Na Uyana Aranya, until 2011, when he moved to Meetirigala Dharmayataya Aranya to help revitalize this long-standing place of learning and dhamma practice.
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Ven Acariya Mun Bhuridatta Thero
Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera, 1870–1949, was a Thai Buddhist monk of Lao descent who is credited, along with his mentor, Phra Ajahn Sao Kantasilo Mahathera, with establishing the Thai Forest Tradition (the Kammatthana tradition) that subsequently spread throughout Thailand and to several countries abroad.
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Ven Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero
Agga Maha Pandita Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero (Sinhala: අග්ග මහා පණ්ඩිත බලංගොඩ ආනන්ද මෛත්‍රෙය මහනාහිමි;23 August 1896 – 18 July 1998) was a Sri Lankan scholar monk and a personality of Theravada Buddhism in the twentieth century.[3][4] He is regarded as one of the most respected Sri Lankan Buddhist monks, who has achieved a higher level of spiritual development through meditation.[2][5] Ananda Maitreya Thero lived a modest life and did a great service for the propagation of Buddhism in the world.
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