Personalities

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Sharon has been practicing and studying in a variety of Buddhist traditions since 1970. She has trained with teachers from many countries, including India, Burma, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. Since 1974, Sharon has been leading retreats worldwide. She teaches both intensive awareness practice and the profound cultivation of loving-kindness and compassion. Sharon is a co-founder and guiding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre Massachusetts.

 

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Ajahn Chah (Phra Bodhinyana Thera) was one of the meditation teachers in the Thai forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism. He established many branch monasteries in Thailand and his Western disciples have carried the tradition to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and America.

A documentary featuring Ven. Ajahn Chah:
http://www.watnongpahpong.org/videobcs.php

 

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Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi is a Buddhist monk of American nationality. He received a Ph.D. degree from Claremont Graduate School in 1972 and later that same year he entered the Buddhist Order as a Pupil of the Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Mahanayake Thera. He is the author of several important works on Theravada Buddhism.

His Dhamma talks can be found at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/venbodhi
http://bodhimonastery.org/the-buddhas-teaching-as-it-is.html
http://bodhimonastery.org/sutta-nipata.html
http://bodhimonastery.org/a-systematic-study-of-the-majjhima-nikaya.html
Some more books and articles at:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/index-author.html#b

 

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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.

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Rosemary & Steve's approach is to encourage an overall and balanced mental development practice. This aids in gaining Insight into our own nature and the laws of Nature; as well, developing deep Compassion and Understanding of the origins of difficulties and stress, and how to end them.

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Here is a web-site that is solely dedicated to Phra Ajaan Maha Boowa, perhaps the last of Phra Ajaan Mun's first generation disciple. A large number of his books and talks are available from this site. There are two videos (although with Thai commentaries) about life at his Wat Paa Bahn Tahd. Look into a transcribed talk of his in which he talks of his Enlightenment - very very important and interesting - go to the tab on 'Talks select at the bottom of the page, 'Shedding Tears in Amazement with the Dhamma'.