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Phra Ajarn Ofer Adi
Phra Ofer Adi is a monk who has been practicing vipassana meditation since 1989 at Wat Lampang and Wat Chom Tong in Thailand under the instruction of Ven. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo. Phra Ofer taught for several years in Israel before becoming a monk in Thailand 10 years ago, followed by several years as a monk and a teacher at a Buddhist temple near Frankfurt, Germany.
In 2006 he was invited by the Newman Society to teach in Israel permanently, and until 2010 was residing and teaching in the Society's various temporary centers.
Since 2010 Phra Ajahn Ofer resides and teaches in the new Newman society vipassana meditation center in Yavniel, Israel. He also teaches in various places in the world, mostly in the Buddhist temple near Frankfurt and Dhammacari Vipassana Center near Munich.
In 2010 Phra Ofer received an award for his support in Buddhism and it's teaching in the world from the governer of Chiang Mai province in Thailand. In 2011 he was awarded again and received the Sema Dhammacakka award from the Hon. princess of Thailand, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
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Thanat is a disciple of and assistant to Ven. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo and senior teacher of vipassana meditation. Thanat established and manages the meditation center for foreigners (non Thai ) at Chom Tong temple in north Thailand where he teaches and trains students and teachers. Thanat speaks Thai, Chinese and English and is married to Kate (Kathryn Chindaporn) who speaks English and Thai and is a senior vipassana teacher. Thanat began training as a novice in Bangkok aged 18 followed by short periods of temple life at Chang Mai. In 1985 he began formal training in under Ven. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo (disciple of Ven Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma).
In 1986 he began teacher’s training and has been teaching since 1988 under Ajahn Tong together with his wife Kathryn in Mexico City and Washington State, currently teaching courses in Thailand, India, Israel, Mexico and the U.S.A.
Kate began practicing vipassana meditation in 1986 under Ven. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo and Phra Beniat Akaino. In 1987 she completed her apprenticeship and studies of the Pali Canon and Abhidharma . In 1999 she began to teach at the Buddhist University.
She is a staff teacher at Wat Phradhatu Sri Chom Tong and teaches courses in India, Europe and the U.S.A. She has often served as interpreter for Ven. Ajahn Tong on teaching tours and has published several translations independently, including “ The Only Way – an Introduction to
Vipassana Meditation” by Ven. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo.
The Chindaporns were awarded a Thai Government Honor bestowed by the Hon. Princess for excellence in their contribution to the teaching of vipassana meditation.
They have been teaching in Thailand and abroad for 20 years.
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Jonathan. 46. South Africa. Started meditating in 1992 and worked as a psychologist for 6 years. Completed the basic Vipassana meditation course at Wat Chom Tong in December 2002. In April 2003 ordained as a monk for 2 months under Phra Achan Tong Sirimangalo and was invited by Khun Thanat to begin teacher training. Helped to start the meditation center at Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, at the request of Achan Tong. Very fortunate to visit Pope John Paul II in 2004 (also India 2005, Burma 2009, Israel and China 2011 and many temples in Thailand) with Achan Tong. Honoured to have been teaching Vipassana at Wat Chom Tong since 2005.
Miriam YoungMiriam Young completed her basic course in insight meditation in 2002 withEdward Kooij in Hamilton, Canada. She was later temporarily ordained as aBuddhist Nun (Maechee) in the Therevada tradition by Ajahn Tong Sirimangalofrom 2002 until 2004. During this time she began the teacher training under Thanatand Kate Chindaporn and later also trained with Sandra Luz. In 2013 she wasappointed by Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo to teach insight meditation based on the fourfoundations of mindfulness. She teaches meditation in English mostly in Toronto,Canada and from time to time at Chomtong Temple and International MeditationCentre in Chiangmai, Thailand. She lives in Toronto with her husband, Alex, andworks as a registered nurse.
Alex YoungAlex Young first began practicing insight meditation with Phra Noah Yuttadhammoin Hamilton, Canada in 2001 and completed his basic course with Edward Kooij onHornby Island, Canada in 2002. He began teacher training under the guidance ofThanat and Kate Chindaporn in 2006 and later also with Sandra Luz. In 2013 he wasappointed by Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo to teach insight meditation based on the fourfoundations of mindfulness. He teaches meditation in English and in French mostlyin Toronto, Canada and from time to time at Chomtong Temple and InternationalMeditation Centre in Chiangmai, Thailand. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Miriam,and works as a civil servant for the Government of Ontario.