Wat Bowonniwet Vihara is a first class Royal Buddhist monastery (Thai: raja wara vihara) of the Dhammayut tradition, located on the northeast side of Bangkok’s Ratanakosin island, just inside the old city wall bordering Banglumpoo canal, on Pra Sumeru road. The monastery’s name comes from the Pali language: Pavara+niwesa and translates as the Excellent Abode Monastery.
- Meditation System : Meditation based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, Mindfulness on breathing and other methods as taught in the Tripitaka (Scriptures).
- Teaching Method : New arrivals are provided with instructions, then interviews are given as needed. There is group sitting and walking Meditation (see daily schedule).
- Teacher : Acharn Sanong Katapunyo, Abbot (Thai; age 61)
Acharn Sanong speaks english; a few monks and nuns speak english and help with translations.
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On-line book which is exactly what the title promises, plus other useful information such as travel tips and ordination procedures. However, as it is a 1994 edition, some information could be out of date.
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Information on Buddhist travel in Thailand based on fieldwork conducted from August 2009-September 2010:
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