Dhammakaya meditation masters
The Great Master
Phramongkolthepmuni (Sodh Candasaro)
The Re-discoverer of Dhammakaya meditation
The Great Master Phramongkolthepmuni was a well-disciplined monk—endowed with superb moral conduct, supreme Dhamma knowledge, honourable actions, and a virtuous path of enlightenment. He was the consummate monk deserving of his supporters’ respect, faithful support and admiration, and he was also an excellent refuge for so many. The Great Master devoted his life to seeking benefits and happiness for humankind. Even though he encountered many obstacles along the path in the pursuit of Perfections, he never wavered or allowed them to affect his spirit but persevered in his duty.
The Master Nun Chand
The founder of the Dhammakaya temple, which has become the biggest Buddhist temple in the world
Khun Yay Acharaya Chandra Khonnokyoong was ordained as a Buddhist nun at the age of 29 at Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen and was the most outstanding disciple of the Most Venerable Phra Mongkolthepmuni (Sodh Candasaro). Her industrious, persevering, strong-willed, determined and firm nature enabled Khun Yai to advance quickly and proficiently in the Dhammakaya Meditation Technique, securing the confidence of the Great Abbot who entrusted her as head of the super-advanced meditation workshop and the praise “Second to None”. At the age of 61, she founded the Dhammakaya Temple in Khlong Luang District of Pathum Thani, one of the largest temples in Thailand. She imparted the Dhammakaya Knowledge that she gained from the Most Venerable Phra Mongkolthepmuni (Sod Candasaro) to Luang Por Dhammajayo, the Abbot of the Dhammakaya Temple; and carried on the Great Abbot’s goal to propagate Buddhism and the Dhammakaya Knowledge to the world.
Luang Por Dhammajayo
whose dream has become a big inspiration of millions
Venerable Dhammajayo Bhikkhu also known as "Luang Por Dhammajayo" was ordained at Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen in 1969. In the following year, he became the abbot of the new meditation center which later developed to be the Dhammakaya Temple, Thailand. Under his management, the temple has served hundreds of thousands of people who join in Buddhist ceremonies and meditation practices on a regular. He is also the founder and the president of the Dhammakaya Foundation, an NGO member of the United Nations, which is very influential in both social and religious activities. Right now, the foundation has many branches in Thailand and in 60 countries all over the world.
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