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The 150th anniversary of the birth of the world-renowned Thai monk Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta

20 Feburaury 2019 will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the world-renowned Thai monk Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta. To celebrate this joyous occasion, the Department of Religious Affairs and the Ministry of Education have submitted the name of Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta to be included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) list of important individuals whose anniversaries of birth are celebrated under the UNESCO anniversaries programme. Additionally, the Department of Religious Affairs and the Ministry of Education will begin an annual celebration to raise awareness on the life and contributions of Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta this year on 19-21 January 2019. The event will be held at temples that are associated with Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta, including, Wat Pathum Wanaram in Bangkok, Wat Liab in Ubon Ratchathani province, Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai province, Wat Pa Dara Phirom in Chiang Mai province, Wat Pa Achan Man Phurithatto in Chiang Mai province, Wat Pa Ban Lao in Chiang Rai province, Wat Pha Suttawas in Sakon Nakhon province, and Wat Pa Salawan in Nakhon Ratchasima province. Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta, a monk from Northeastern Thailand, was seen as an instrumental individual in the founding and spreading of the Thai Forest Monk Tradition. His students include important monks, such as Ajahn Maha Bua Nanasampanno, Ajahn Thate Desarangee, and Ajahn Chah Subhaddo. At present, Ajahn Mun’s lineage of monasticism continues to thrive inside Thailand and throughout the Western World.

 

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