Your favourite contemporary teachers

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Weakfocus
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Two men stand out for me

Postby Weakfocus » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:43 am

There are two teachers to whom I feel greatly indebted:

  • Goenkaji.

  • My grandfather. This requires some explanation: he was a Vipassana meditator, and introduced me to Dhamma. It is my own ignorance/stupidity that kept me from walking the path until recently. My grandfather set a very high standard of morality and Dhammic living, and the way he lived his life was a teaching in itself.

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Re: Your favourite contemporary teachers

Postby mario92 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:02 am

yongey mingyur rimpoche introduces me to the bliss of meditation, the venerable bhikkhu nandisena introduces me to the original teachings of the buddha, ajahn chah and the suttas makes me attain jhana in the past, good memories, and also now i have faith in the venerable ajahn jayasaro for his good and bright presence in the videos. I hope with this dhamma one day i return to when i practised meditation daily. and also i wish the great virtues of the paramitas (generosity, virtue, equanimity, wisdom, patience, metta, etc. Also i have to say that many here have been my masters and have been helping me from undoing evil, and practising towards nibbana. Ayya Thataaloka were very kind to me via email in many matters of the dhamma, and In Wat metta also there is a monk named Saint Peter who exhort myself from doing good and not doing evil (living home, etc. and other matters) I hope i can grow in generosity, virtue, wisdom, the paramitas, and money to go to Wat Metta.
Metta for all of you may you attain your objectives and aspirations. :thanks: :namaste: may you be very happy and very well all day
I think karma is the first topic we should understand before starting in meditation.

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Re: Your favourite contemporary teachers

Postby david.sojourn » Wed May 07, 2014 3:59 pm

Stephen K wrote:In this thread please list your most favourite contemporary teachers/monks.



Mine are:

Ajahn Brahm
Ajahn Chah
Bhikkhu Bodhi
Mahasi Sayadaw


This is a good list.

I would add Ajahn Sumhedo, as well.

And Jack Kornfield.

Any of the students of Ajahn Chah, are of value to the modern seeker.

Kwaingo
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Re: Your favourite contemporary teachers

Postby Kwaingo » Fri May 16, 2014 11:37 am

Who can add to these great teachers? They really are the best teachers of our time.

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Re: Your favourite contemporary teachers

Postby mahaupasaka » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:04 pm

Buddhadasa bhikkhu
Ajahn Chah
Bhikkhu Bodhi
Bhikkhu Analayo
Richard Gombrich
Ajahn Sumedho
Phra Payutto
Ajahn Sucitto
Rupert Gethin
Ajahn Amaro
Ajahn Pasano
Sue Hamilton
Peter Harvey
Rewata Dhamma
Piyadassi Thera
Walpola Rahula
Bhante Sujato
Avoid evil, do good, purify the mind.

nmz
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Re: Your favourite contemporary teachers

Postby nmz » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:13 pm

Dr. Nandamālābhivaṃsa: most of my dhamma knowledge come from his dhamma talk (in myanmar). :)

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Re: Your favourite contemporary teachers

Postby dhammacoustic » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:12 am

Mahasi Sayadaw
Ṭhānissaro
Ñāṇananda
Ñāṇamoli
Pa-Auk Sayadaw
Brahmavamso
Walpola Rahula
U Dhammaloka
Venerables Dhammanando & Pesala

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Alan Watts
CAF Rhys Davids
George Grimm
Noa Ronkin
Donald K. Swearer
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Re: Your favourite contemporary teachers

Postby kammatthana » Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:31 am

My favorite teachers (and very fortunate to have met many in person):

Ajahn Anan
Ajahn Jayasaro
Ajahn Kalyano
Ajahn Khemanando
Ajahn Liem
Ajahn Nyanadhammo
Ajaan Pannavaddho
Luang Pu Mun
Luang Pu Opart
Luangta Maha Boowa
Luang Pu Toon
Thanissaro Bhikkhu

:anjali:

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Re: Your favourite contemporary teachers

Postby Dan74 » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:51 am

mahaupasaka wrote:Buddhadasa bhikkhu
Ajahn Chah
Bhikkhu Bodhi
Bhikkhu Analayo
Richard Gombrich
Ajahn Sumedho
Phra Payutto
Ajahn Sucitto
Rupert Gethin
Ajahn Amaro
Ajahn Pasano
Sue Hamilton
Peter Harvey
Rewata Dhamma
Piyadassi Thera
Walpola Rahula
Bhante Sujato


The last 100 years or so have certainly seen a wonderful revival of Theravada and many truly inspirational teachers. Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
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