Wat Bhaddanta Asabharam is the practice monastery of vipassana meditation open for any individuals or groups who interest in practising satipatthana (foundations of
mindfulness) vipassana meditation in order to achieve enlightenment as the utmost goal in Buddhism.
It is possible to stay here at our meditation center for vipassana meditation retreats. There are no periodically scheduled or weekend courses, but the center is open throughout the year. Our center provide an open-ended retreat.
Information for beginners: Introduction to Vipassana Meditation, Principles of Vipassana Meditation, Contemplation of Body, Feeling, Mind, Dhamma, Benefits of Vipassana Meditation
Information for practising vipassana meditation: Introduction to Exercise, Sitting, Standing and Walking, Lying Down, Sleep, Waking, Washing and Eating, Important Points & Tips
Wat Bhaddanta Asabharam is named according to Ajahn Bhaddanta Asabha who is vipassana meditation master and was chosen by Mahasi Sayadaw in 1952 to take on the responsibility to promote the practice of satipatthana vipassana meditation in Thailand. With the efforts of Ajahn Bhaddanta Asabha for 52 years, there are the number of monks and yogis succeed their enlightenment.
Ajahn Bhaddanta Asabha
|1911||Born in Myanmar.|
|1950||Intensive practice of vipassana meditation under Mahasi Sayadaw. Mahasi Sayadaw appointed Ajahn Bhaddanta Asabha as vipassana meditation master of the Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha Meditation Center, Yangon, Myanmar.|
|1952||Somdej Phra Buddhachariya of Thailand (formerly Phra Phimoladham), together with Major General Pibulsongram, Prime Minister of Thailand, made an official request to the Government of Myanmar, to send Burmese Buddhist Missionary Monks to Thailand, with specialization in Vipassana meditation. Mahasi Sayadaw personally chose Ajahn Bhaddanta Asabha Mahathera to take on responsibility of the mission to Thailand.|
|1953||Ajahn Bhaddanta Asabha arrived in Thailand and began teaching Vipassana meditation together with his disciple Phra Maha Chodok Jhana Siddhi at Wat Mahadhat.|
|1962||Ajahn Bhaddanta Asabha became the Head Meditation Master at Vivek Asom Meditation Center (Chonburi), where he taught vipassana meditation for 37 years.|
|1999||Ajahn Bhaddanta Asabha became President of Wat Bhaddanta Asabharam and Head Meditation Master of Sommit Pranee Vipassana Center.|
|2005||Ajahn Bhaddanta Asabha in 95 years old resides at Wat Mahadhat, section 7.|
|2010||Ajahn Bhaddanta Asabha passed away on 24th November at 7.55 pm at Siriraj Hospital.|
Ajahn Somsak Sorado
Ajahn Somsak Sorado (Phrakhrubhawana Waralangkara)