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Sayadaw Ashin Ottamathara

Saydadaw is one of the world’s foremost meditation teachers from Myanmar. He was born on the full moon day of October 26, 1969 in Sagaing, and raised in Yangon. The eldest of three brothers, his parents are U Tin Maung, a former mining engineer, and Daw Khin Khin Myint, a former shop owner in one of Yangon’s popular markets.

Thich Nhat Hahn

(1926-2022) Thich Nhat Hahn is one of the most renowned zen buddhist masters. He has published numerous poems and books such as “The heart of the Buddha’s Teaching” and “No Mud, no Lotus” that help incorporate mindfulness into our hectic everyday lives. Thich Nhat Hahn’s legacy is continued through Plum Village and Deer Park monastery.

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Shifu Sheng Yen

(1930-2009) Shifu Sheng Yen is a well known buddhist master in the Chan sect. In 1931, Sheng Yen founded Dharma Drum Mountain ,an organization that prides itself on utilizing education to “give of ourselves for the benefit of all” . Sheng-Yen is most notable in his dedication to education– not only did he complete a doctorate in buddhist literature, he also was a lecturer at a University.

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Sister Dang Nghiem

(1968- ) Ordained in the Plum Village tradition of Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Sister Dang Nghiem supported by her background as a doctor offers insightful teachings on working with trauma through a spiritual practice.

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Ajahn Sumedo

Ajahn Sumedho is an American Buddhist monk. He was ordained in 1967, and was instrumental in establishing Wat Pa Nanachat in Thailand and the Cittaviveka and Amaravati monasteries in England.

Bhante Varrapanyo

(1993-) A Buddhist American Monk that later was ordained in Thailand as a monk. He travels around the world on his journey to connect himself and others to Buddha. A regular mediator for the Monklife Sangha.

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