Wednesday, 9 September 2015

An American Forest Monk in Burma



Paññobhāsa Bhikkhu (formerly David Reynolds) is an American monk who has been in Burma for about two decades. Back in past centuries, Burmese forest monks were so removed from the standard orthodoxy that scarcely a record was kept of their practice, biography, and teachings, let alone their inner thoughts and musings, even in cases where these ascetics were suspected of becoming fully enlightened. Today, thanks to the ease of Internet and social media, the urban meditator may gain a glimpse even in real time of the secluded forest practice of such a monk. 

More information may be found on Paññobhāsa Bhikkhu's blog, which he regularly updates, as well as his main home page. Both are highly recommended for those wishing to learn more about Burma Dhamma.