Ajahn Chanda Thawaro

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Phra Chanda Thawaro
School Theravada, Dhammayutika Nikaya
Lineage Thai Forest Tradition
Education A third level certificate in Pali Studies
Other names Laung-bhu-Chan-da-Tha-wa-ro [1]
Dharma names Thavaro
Nationality Thai
Born (1922-02-10)February 10, 1922
Baan Dang village, Roi Et Province, Thailand
Died February 21, 2012(2012-02-21) (aged 90)
Baan Noen Haou Lo village, Phichit Province, Thailand
Senior posting
Based in Wat Pa Khao Noi
Title Abbot of Wat Pa Khao Noi
Successor Phra Ajahn Sathien Kantasilo
Religious career
Teacher Venerable Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Mahathera
Website luangphujuntathawaro.com

Phra Chanda Thawaro (Thai: (จันทา ถาวโร)), commonly known as Ajahn Chanda,[Note 1] or Laung Pu Chanda Thawaro in Thai, (Thai: พระอาจารย์จันทา,หลวงปู่จันทา ถาวโร), born as Chanda Chainit (Thai: จันทา ไชยนิตย์) (February 10, 1922 – February 21, 2012), was a Thai Buddhist monk. Chanda is one of the best known Thai Buddhist monks of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. He was widely regarded as an Arahant — a living Buddhist saint. He was a disciple of the esteemed forest master Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta, and was himself considered a master in the Thai Forest Tradition.[1]

Lore Of Luang Pu Chanda Thawaro[edit]

  • Nomad of Dhamma[2]


  1. ^ The word "Ajahn" (Thai: อาจารย์; rtgsAchan) means "teacher".