Thursday, 13 November 2014

Ajahn Panna: 5. Cremation



The great British monk Ajahn Panna was ordained in the Thai Forest Tradition, and was blessed with the revered teacher Ajahn Maha Boowa. Ajahn Panna was one of the first known Westerners to ordain, and was widely believed in his lifetime to be an arahant. Although his life intersects little with Burma, his inspiring, five-part biography is being shared here. May this offer inspiration to meditators and monastics everywhere.

Here in Part Five, the last part, we see his final cremation. It was through this that his devotees were able to have their faith restored that the great British monastic had reached the final goal of full liberation. The documentary can be started with Part One, which can be watched here.