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.

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The most prominent was Chaophaya Ladplee, the Minister of Justice for buddhhadasa years, who arranged for Tan Ajahn to give Dhamma training to a generation of judges.

The Thai language is rich in terms for desire, probably since much of Buddhist contemplation relates to subtle distinctions of desire. If the answer is no, then maybe we can concede that the Arahant still has some kind of desire or good will chanda.

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu and His Practice of Dhammic Socialism

He also left instructions for a small monastery in which foreign monks may train as Dhamma-duta Dhamma missionaries. He sought to unite all genuinely religious people in order to work together to help, as he put it, “drag humanity out from under the power of materialism.

State Buddhadaza of New York Press. Overview Search Up Category: Achan Buddhadasa passed away in after a series of heart attacks and strokes that did not deter his ability to teach.

He often employed seemingly harsh terms and rather vulgar pronouns to refer to different states of mind. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


At that time, it was the only buddhasasa Dhamma Center and one of the few places dedicated to vipassana meditation in Southern Bhikjhu. I bestow this life and body to the Buddha. Currently, we live with a certain longing for past times while entertaining expectations about the future, and this, they say, is the way it must be A capitalist version of cooperatives was promoted in Thailand by German bufdhadasa while Marxists introduced another.

Nonetheless, the thousand mile journey always begins and continues with just this step. The following are some of his well-known books in English translation. The most prominent forms of socialism at that time, and probably still today, were materialist visions of socialism. If you get any benefits from Buddhism, you will become a Buddhist automatically, whether or not you go through a conversion ceremony. Most activities at Suan Mokkh were optional. Why do we need to know the essence of kamma?

Reality is the interdependence of body and mind, group and individual, and so on. It now functions under the name “Daun Kiam” or Suan Atammayatarama. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. His books can be found in bhddhadasa around the country and are favorites as gifts at cremations.

He held talks with leading scholars and clergy of various faiths. A similar facility for nuns, Thai and foreign, awaits the women who will make it happen. At the same time, Marxist insurgents, radical students, activists, and peasants were equally welcome.

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

Buddhadasa developed a personal view that those who have penetrated the essential nature of religions consider “all religions to be inwardly the same”, while those who have the highest understanding of dhamma feel “there is no religion”. Most of the monks bhi,khu in nature conservation and community development have received inspiration from his brave approach to Buddhism. His approach was always scientific, straight-forward, and practical.


There is no Buddhism; there is no Christianity; there is no Islam. First published together as Bodhi LeavesNo.

Although his formal education only went as far as ninth grade and beginning Pali studies, he was given bhhikkhu Honorary Doctorates by Thai universities. I am the servant of the Buddha, and the Buddha is my master. Those buddhadaas live closely and observantly with nature understand this. At Suan Mokkh, most of the talks, ceremonies, and other activities were outdoors. 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.

Still, the supreme patriarch in the 50s disliked him intensely and tried to have bbuddhadasa arrested, creating trumped up charges against him and accusing him of communism.

Second, I would like to thank each of you for helping to make Suan Mokkh a useful and worthwhile place.

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According to legend, the King of Thailand once wrote a memo to Buddhadasa Bhikkhu asking permission to visit Suan Mokkh. His last project was to establish an International Dhamma Hermitage. His work was based in extensive research of the Pali texts Canon and commentaryespecially of the Buddha’s Discourses Bhiokhu Pitakafollowed by personal experiment and practice with these teachings.