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
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
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.
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.
Ron Kantadhammo, German, was ordained 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). Then he stayed in the
USA: Forest Dhamma Monastery (Virginia) and Metta Forest Monastery
Tan Khantiko Bhikkhu is German. He was ordained in Wat Phra Jao Ton Luang, Chiang Mai, in Thailand in
the year 2010 and spent two rains retreats with Luang Phor Tong Daeng
Varapañño there. After some tudong in Northern Thailand
he spent his third rains retreat at Wat Pa Nanachat.
All four monks speak English, German and Thai fluently.
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!