Buddhadasa Bhikkhu (Servant of the Buddha) went forth as a bhikkhu (Buddhist monk) in , at the age of twenty. After a few years of study in Bangkok, which . THE VENERABLE Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, who passed away at the age of eighty- seven on July 8, , was perhaps the best-known and most controversial Thai . Ajahn Buddhadasa (–93) is perhaps the most influential Buddhist teacher in the history of Thailand. In he founded Suan.

Author: Gojar Kigagal
Country: Andorra
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Health and Food
Published (Last): 24 January 2008
Pages: 25
PDF File Size: 9.97 Mb
ePub File Size: 19.22 Mb
ISBN: 873-8-65793-187-8
Downloads: 90845
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kigarg

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

buddhdaasa Many of the organizers and workers were directly inspired or influenced by him — the only major Buddhist teacher of the time who thought seriously and spoke out about social issues and politics.

His books can be found in bookstores around the country and are favorites as gifts at cremations. In later years, Buddhadasa’s teachings attracted many international seekers to his hermitage.

One is Dhamma, and the other is ways of speaking about Dhamma. His last project was to establish an International Dhamma Hermitage.

At that time, it was the only forest Dhamma center and one of the few places dedicated to meditation in Southern Thailand. How can they be the same or in conflict when they don’t even exist?


People bikkhu the work they wanted to do and he advised them on how to go about it as Dhamma practice. During the political competition between capitalism and communism, Suan Mokkh served as a middle ground for both left and right.

Interpreted live from the Thai by Ajahn Ranjuan. In addition, the primary historical forms of socialism have been violent, and clearly a Buddhist socialism would be budchadasa. Given the accompanying retinue and security, this visit would be complex.


Buddhadasa explains paticcasamupadda as the “birth” of “I” and mine through sense-contact with objects, and the resulting vedana “feeling”tanha “thirst,” craving and upadana clinging. Swearer chief translator and editor. Buddhadasa’s works literally take up an entire room in the National Library of Thailand.

Translated from the Thai by Santikaro Bhikkhu. Suan Mokkh carries on in the hearts and actions of all those who have been inspired and guided by his example and words. While this is no longer a dangerous endeavor in Thailand, he was a pioneer at a time when people were killed for opposing the government.

As a prominent teacher with many teachers and educators among his followers, he set out to do everything in his power to foster right understanding of Buddha-Dhamma. Getting started in mindfulness with breathing: Courses which introduce foreigners to the correct understanding of Buddhist principles and practice; Meetings among Buddhists from around the world to establish and agree upon the “heart of Buddhism”; Meetings of leaders from all religions for the sake of making mutual good understanding and cooperating to drag the world out from under the tyranny of materialism.

Most of the monks involved in nature conservation and community development have received inspiration from his brave approach to Buddhism. Doctoral dissertations are still being written about him and his legacy.

The meaning of the Six Disas ,” “Agridhamma: The celebration of the coming of the New Year concerns people from all walks of life.

In his view, capitalism is about making money — a system of greed more interested in personal profit than the common good. He is the founder of Liberation Parka modern American expression of Buddhist practice, study, and social responsibility. Buddhism, however, is not a form of materialism, nor buddhqdasa it the kind of idealism that sees the world as just an unimportant derivative illusion.


Since the ‘s, activists and thinkers in areas such as education, ecology, social welfare, traditonal medicine, and rural development have drawn upon his teaching and advice. Inspired by Santikaro Bhikkhu and suanmokkh.

I believe that the subject will be especially beneficial because I will discuss two things at the same time. At Suan Mokkh, most of the talks, ceremonies, and other activities were outdoors.

You should observe that all the forms and types of dukkha have a quality of prison about them There is no Buddhism; there is vuddhadasa Christianity; there is no Islam. Doctoral dissertations are still being written about him and his legacy. If the answer is no, then maybe we can concede that the Arahant still has some kind of desire or good will chanda. Suan Mokkh always had an ecological vision. Although he at times spoke positively about democracy, he noted that it often plays out as a system of individual selfishness.

Not only did Buddhadasa Bhikkhu seek the essential message in the Buddhist texts, but he was able to bring his own creative, colloquial approach to his talks in order to make Buddhism more alive. BhikkuMaha Nikaya. Among these, Sulak Sivaraksa and his students were prominent.