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Luang Pu Thuad
Somdej Phra Buddhacara
Luang Poo Mun Bhuridatto
Phra Dhammayamuni
Phra Kru Bhavanarangsi
Phra Bodhiyan Thera
Phra Rajsangwornbhimon
Luang Phor Kasem Khemako
Phra Mongkol Theb Muni
Kru Ba Chaiyawongsabattana
Phra Nirodha Rangsi
Phra Kru Vimolkunakorn
Phra Subrahmayanthera
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Famous Monk's Biography in Thailand

Luang Pu Thuad

Wat Chang Hai, Pattani Province

Ordained as a novice at the age 15
and as a monk at the required as age
at Nakorn Si Thammarat province.
He made a pilgrimage to Ayutthaya where
he resided at Wat Ratchanuvas.
In his old age he returned to south
to resided at Wat Patdhasingh Banpot Pakoh
and passed away in Saiburi. His disciples held
his cremation at Wat Chang Hai,
Pattani province.

Somdej Phra Buddhacara
Toh Phramarangsi
(Somdej Toh)

Wat Rakhang Kositaram, Bangkok

Born in 1776, ordained as a novice at 13.
He was ordained under the royal sponsorship at
Wat Takrai, Phisanuloke province. He was the royal mentor
and teacher of the Khmer language to H.R.H. Crown Prince Mongkot when the Crown Prince was ordained a novice.
A monks of profound wisdom, he was renowned
for his sagacity and his witty eloquence.
He strictly observed all tenets of itinerant
monk hood. He passed away
at the age of 85.

Luang Pu Mun Bhuridatto

Wat Pa Suthawas, Sakon Nakhon province

Born in 1870 in Ubon Ratchathani,
considered the true and prime leader of all monks
dedicated to Anathema practice
(Buddhist insight meditation) in Thailand.
He was totally committed to study of Dhamma
Buddha's teachings.
He still revered and loved by all Thai Buddhist because
of his effort in mental development
to attain true knowledge.
He resided at Wat Baan Nong Pue
from 1944 until he passed away at the age of 79.
His disciples placed his remains in
Wat Pa Suthawas, Sakon Nakhon province.

Phra Bodhiyan Thera
(Luang Pu Cha Subhaddha)

Wat Nong Pah Pong,
Ubon Ratchathani province

Born in 17 June 1918 in Ubon Ratchathani.
He is the prime mentor of many foreigners
to fully understand Buddhist teaching,
resulting in the founder of Wat Pah Nanachat
(International Forest Monastery).
His principle Buddhist creed is
"One must attain a proper belief and moral
conduct first before preaching others."
He passed away in 1992 at
the age of 74.

Phra Mongkol Theb Muni
(Luang Phor Sodh)

Wat Pak Nam, Bangkok

Born in 10 October 1885 in Suphanburi province.
A totally dedicated practitioner of
Vipassana Kammatthana (Buddhist insight meditation).
He had contributed greatly to
advancing Buddhism throughout his life
until he passed way in 1959
at the age of 75.

Phra Kru Bhavanarangsi
(Pleung Rerngvichien)

Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Ayutthaya province

Born in 1902 in Ayutthaya province.
Ordained as a monk at the age of 21.
The prime mover in renovating Wat Yai Chaimongkol.
Which was deserted, until official permission was given to become and official temple where the monks can reside.
The abbots personal creed is "when one is alone,
be mindful of one's own thoughts;
when one is among friends, be mindful
of one's words."

Phra Dhammayanmuni
(Thong Yoi Bua-On)

Wat Kawi Sararam, Lopburi province

The abbot was the prime mover in
the ecclesiastical community as well as education
and health requirements of the lay society.
Recipient of a doctorate in Buddhism in the field
of education, from the Council of
Chulalongkorn Buddhist University in 1983.

Phra Kru Vimolkunakorn
(Luang Poo Suk)

Wat Pak Klong Makham Thao,
Chai Nat province

Born in the reign of His Majesty King Rama IV.
Ordained at the age of 20.
He was revered as having great spiritual
power and was the royal teacher of
H.R.H. Krom Luang Chumporn Khet Udomsak.
He passed away with the old age in 1917.

Luang Phor Kasem Khemako

Susarn Trailaksana (Trailaksana Cemetery)
Wat Luang Por Kasem
Lampang province

A monk exceptionally dedicated to
Vipassana Kammatthana (Buddhist insight meditation).
Through the principle of contentment and
mental control over the body,
he attained the final stage of meditation
while seated in front of the funeral pyre.
He has liberated himself from defilements and
he is full of loving kindness.

Phra Rajsangwornbhimon
(Luang Pu Toh)

Wat Pradoochimplee, Bangkok

Ordained a novice at the age of 17
and become a monk at the age of 20.
He practiced Dhutanga (ascetic practice
to remove defilements), traveling extensively
within and outside Thailand.
He passed away at the age of 94 and
was granted royal funeral rites
and ceremonies.

Kru Ba Chaiyawongsabattana
(Kru Ba Wong)

Wat Phrabat Huai Tom,
Lamphun province

He is revered by the Karen's in Lamphun province.
He is a pioneer development monk leading
the Karen Hill Tribe to do good, behave properly
and improve their way of living.

Phra Subrahmayanthera
(Kru Ba Brahmachak)

Wat Phra Buddhabat Tak Pha,
Lamphun province

He was responsible for the reviving
Wat Phra Buddhabat Takpah which had been
deserted for over one thousand years.
He was ascetic monk who firmly believed in minimal
human comforts, in particular four basic requisites,
and was very compassionate.
He passed away in 1987.

Kru Ba Sri Vichai Sirvichaiyo

Wat Ban Pang,
Lamphun province

Born in 1878. Ordained as a novice at 18
and as a monk at the age of 20 at Wat Doi Tae,
Lampoon province. He was the spiritual leader of
over 5,000 true believers and disciples,
inspiring them to build an 11 kilometerroad up
to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep.
The road, now known as Kru Ba Srivichai road,
he was completed in 5 months and 25 days.
He passed away on 20 February 1938.

Phra Nirodharangsi
Kambnira Pannacara
(Luang Pu Desaka)

Wat Hin Mak Peng,
Nong Khai province

Ordained as a novice at 16
and a monk at the age of 22.
A disciple of Luang Pu Mun Bhuridatto,
he resided in all major regions of the country.
At present, he resides at Wat Hin Mak Peng,
Nong Khai province.

Luang Tat Maha Bua Yanasampanno

Wat Pa Ban Tad, Udon Thani province

Born on 12 August 1913, Udon Thani province.
He became a monk at the age of 21 and was a student of Luang Pu Mun Bhuridatto. A widely-kown Buddhist priest.
He is the founder of National Help Fund Foundation.
Renowned for many fund-raising event and
helping to salvage Thailand’s economy crisis in 1997.
He passed away on 30 Jan 2011 at the age of 97.
More than a million people attended
the cremation ceremony.


Tai Sue Yen Boon
(Yen Boon The Chinese Monk)

A Mahayana monk.
Born 1920 in Kwang Tong province, China.
Ordained first as a novice in Thailand and
later as a monk in China.
He return to reside in Thailand in 1947.
He passed way in 1983 at the age of 63.


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