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Dhammaruwan, born in a traditional Buddhist village in Sri Lanka became known for spontaneously chanting suttas in his early childhood. Having begun his meditation practice in his early childhood with the teachings of Anagarika Munindra, Dhammaruwan has since associated many world renowned Dhamma teachers. He has over 35 years of meditation and Dhamma practice. While still a teenager, in 1987, Dhammaruwan co-taught his first residential retreat with Bhikkhu Wannasara. He was trained for many years under Bhante Henepola Gunaratana Nayaka Thero, during which time he took temporary ordination as Samanera Dhammaratana. Dhammaruwan is a graduate of Insight Meditation Society's Teacher Training Program USA (2005). He founded the Nirodha Trust and the Nirodha City Centre. Dhammaruwan teaches worldwide and brings his students a complex teaching in simple and easy language.

Acarya Godwin Samararatne was one of the best known lay meditation teachers in Sri Lanka in recent times, based at his meditation Centre at Nilambe in the central hill country near Kandy.

See also: http://www.dharmaavenue.net/e-drops/twws-15-godwin-samararatne#image-1

http://www.budsas.org/ebud/godwin/gw_idx.htm

Ajahn Jamnian Seelasettho (also spelled as Ajahn Jumnien, Ajahn Jumnian, Ajahn Jamnean, or Ajahn Jumnean) is a remarkable Buddhist monk in the Theravada tradition and is highly revered throughout Thailand for his Vipassana (Insight Meditation Practice) teachings and his metta (radiant loving kindness).

Venerable Kaṭukurunde Ñāṇananda, was born in 1940 to a family of Buddhist parents in Galle, Sri Lanka. He received his school education at Mahinda College, Galle, where he imbibed the true Buddhist values. In 1962 he graduated from the University of Peradeniya and served as an Assistant Lecturer in Pali at the same University for a brief period. He renounced his post in 1967 to enter the Order of Buddhist monks at Island Hermitage, Dodanduwa.

Already during the first phase of his life as a monk at Island Hermitage, Ven. Ñāṇananda had written four books which were published by the Buddhist Publication Society in Kandy under the titles.

  1. Concept and Reality in Early Buddhist Thought
  2. Saṁyutta Nikāya – An Anthology (Part II)
  3. Ideal Solitude
  4. The Magic of the Mind

Then in 1972 he left Island Hermitage for Meetirigala Nissarana Vanaya, where he came under the tutelage of the late Ven. Mātara Srī Ñāṇārāma Mahāthera, a veteran teacher of Insight Meditation.

Some of the books and Dhamma talks are available at:
 
http://www.beyondthenet.net/calm/clm_main1.asp
http://www.beyondthenet.net/calm/clm_main2.htm
The audio files of Nibbana sermons are available at:
http://www.beyondthenet.net/AUDIO/Bhikkhu_K_Nanananda/Bhikkhu_K_Nanananda_Nibbana.htm
http://audio.nibbanam.com/
Yangon

Sayadaw U Tejaniya began his Buddhist training as a young teenager in Burma under the late Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw (1913-2002). After a career in business and life as a householder, he has become a permanent monk since 1996. He teaches meditation at Shwe Oo Min Dhammasukha Tawya in Yangon, Myanmar.

Dedicated to the life and works of Anagarika Dhammapala, the Sri Lankan missionary who was responsible for restoring Buddha Gaya and highlighting Buddhism in the west.

 The Venerable Amatha Gavesi was born in Walana, Panadura in Sri Lanka on 19 December 1918 with a mission to preserve and prolong the Buddha Sasana by reviving the essence of the teachings of the Buddha in a practical manner through guided meditation, to develop calmness and insight (Samatha-Vipassana) step-by-step, leading to the Ariya Path or the Noble way of life.

See also: http://www.basicbuddhism.org/dharma-talks-download/
http://www.reocities.com/venamathagavesi/talks.htm

 

A brief biography of the broadminded Thai monk, writer and educator.

Bhante Gunaratana is an internationally recognized author and meditation instructor who blends life-long meditation practice with in-depth knowledge of Buddhist teaching and its practical application.

Mogok Sayadaw U Vimala (27 December 1899 - 17 October 1962) was a renowned Theravada Buddhist monk and vipassana meditation master.

The Mogok technique, developed and taught by Mogok Sayawdaw, elaborates on Buddha's teachings and emphasizes on the awareness of 'Arising' (phyit in Myanmar) and 'Passing away' (pyet in Myanmar) of everything, i.e., ( Impermanence or anicca) in body and mind. Sayadaw is known for his exposition of Paticcasamuppada (Dependent Origination), Samsara (endless rounds of rebirth) and the importance of practicing meditation Vipassana.