Muttodaya Forest Monastery

The forest monastery is a dwelling place for monks, novices and ordinands. Guests who want to participate in the monastic life and are willing to adapt to the routine and discipline are welcome as the monastic community sees fit.

The monastery is not some kind of spiritual hostel or guesthouse,
nor a retreat centre, a seminar centre or a temple serving a particular cultural purpose.

The name
“Muttodaya” means Liberated Heart in Pali, the language of early Buddhism. It is a poetic expression of our goal that we are trying to reach. The monks follow the standards of the forest tradition as we can still find it in the Theravada countries (Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia). It is not fixed on a specific lineage or a particular master. It should give an opportunity for those who are seriously interested in practising on the basis of the Dhamma-Vinaya.

The monastic community:

Ajahn Cattamalo Bhikkhu is the senior monk. Born in Germany, he was ordained in the Wat Nong Pa Pong tradition of Venerable Ajahn Chah, N.E. Thailand in the year 1988. He spent 7 years in various monasteries throughout Thailand practising and studying with different meditation teachers of the forest tradition. For 13 years he lived at Bodhinyana Monastery in Perth, Australia. The last 5 years he was the vice-abbot there, helping Ajahn Brahmavamso. 

Ajahn Mettiko Bhikkhu is German. He was ordained in Wat Pa Nam Rin, Chiang Mai in Thailand in the year 2004 and spent four years with Luang Phor Thong Daeng Varapañño at Wat Phra Jao Ton Luang, Chiang Mai, at Wat Pa Nanachat and on tudong in Thailand and Germany. After that he spent some time in New Zealand at Vimutti monastery and on tudong.

Ajahn Ron Kantadhammo Bhikkhu, German, was ordained in 2005 under Luang Ta Maha Boowa at Wat Pa Ban Tad, Udorn Thani province, Thailand, where he spent his first years as a junior monk. Thereafter he stayed with Ajahn Dick Silaratano at Wat Pa Na Kam Noi (Udon prov.) and Wat Pa Sala Noi (Loei province). In 2012 he helped Ajahn Dick building Forest Dhamma Monastery (Virginia) and he also spent some time at Metta Forest Monastery (California). He got tudong experience in Thailand and North America.

Tan Chandako Bhikkhu, Spanish, ordained in 2011 at Wat Asokaram, Thailand. He trained for 2 years under Luang Phor Thong Daeng and comes for the rains retreat.

All 4 monks speak English and Thai (among others).

The monastic community Muttodaya does not run a blog and does not participate in "social networks". If you encounter any Facebook, Twitter or similar accounts, or a Blog bearing the name "Muttodaya", please be aware:  THEY ARE FAKE!

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