4 & 5 JUNE 2014 LUANG POR BUNMEE
- 4 June 2014 Dhamma Talk translated to English - 8PM
- 5 June Pindacara - 7.30am.
- Dana - 8.30am.
Luang Por Bunmee is the abbot of Wat Tham Tao (turtle cave temple), northeast Thailand, is a meditation master of the Thai forest tradition founded by Luang Por Mun (1870 – 1949). The forest tradition emphasizes strict observance of the monks' discipline, ascetic practices and intensive meditation with the objective of liberation from suffering.
Ordained at the age of 20, he has been a monk for the past 46 years. As a young monk, he was personally trained under Luang Por Kien and Luangta Maha Bua, both eminent disciples of Luang Por Mun. In particular Luangta Maha Bua, (1913 - 2011) one of the most popular and well respected Monk in contemporary Thailand, widely known for his meditation skills, Dhamma teachings and community service.
Luang Por Bunmee teaches meditation and Dhamma to the monastic community. His monastery covers 1,208 acres of serene forest sanctuary and it has basic structures that can accommodate up to 40 monks. Luang Por also receives frequent invitations to teach lay-people in both private and public institutions. In addition, he involved in community service, most notably the 2011 Thailand flood relief, which was the worst flood the country has seen in the last 50 years.
Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Centre, 21, Jalan Penchala,46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor