Theravada - Thai
Ven. Vimokkha is the Abbot of Pipphalivanaram Temple in Rayong. He obtained his M.A. and PhD in Buddhism in Thailand.
Theravada - Malaysia
Āyasmā Aggacitta is a Malaysian Buddhist monk ordained at Mahasi Meditation Centre, Rangoon, Burma, in 1979.
Theravada - Sri Lanka
Bhante Kovida grew up on the tropical island of Jamaica, West Indies, of Chinese descent.
Venerable Bhikkhu Yuttadhammo became a Buddhist monk under Ven. Bhante Wen Jian in Penang, Malaysia in 1987.
Ajahn Martin Piyadhammo has lived as a Buddhist forest monk in jungles of Thailand for 20 years in the Thai Forest Tradition.
Ajahn Suthep Chinawaro was ordained in 1988 as one of the last disciples of Luangpor Teean.
Theravada - Myanmaer
Bhikkhu Ariya Dassana received his first Buddhist education when he enrolled into the Mahindarama Sunday Pali School in 1972.
Āyasmā Kumara was ordained in 1999 at the age of 27 by Sayadaw U Revata at Subang Jaya Buddhist Association.
He was once working within the computer industry and took a degree in computing and artificial intelligence.
Bhante has vast experience teaching across Malaysia.
Bhante Mahinda is the founder and spiritual Director of Aloka Foundation.
Theravada - India
Tibetan - Buddhism
Changling Rinpoche was born in Kalimpong, India, where he studied English at Dr. Graham’s School.
Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena was born in the Himalayan region of Ladakh - an ancient state in the northern most part of India.
Phra Ajaan Keng Khemako Bhikkhu (lay name: Ong Kah Keng) was ordained on 29 July 1987
H. E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche teaches Tibetan Buddhist meditation and philosophy worldwide.
Khenpo Choying Dorjee was born a student of the Khyentse lineage.
THE FOURTH KARMA KHENCHEN RINPOCHE, Karma Shenpen Chokyi Dawa, an emanation of Shantarakshita, was born in 1976.
Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche (Khenchen Guru) is a distinguished lama of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Luang Pu Boonsong Thittasaro, 81 years old, 51 vassa, the abbot of Wat Santivanaram, District of Kaenghangmaeo, Chanthaburi Province, became a Buddhist monk on 15 July, 1966
Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche was born in 1981 and is a lineage holder of the Profound Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa.
Luang Por Jumnien is a delightfully happy, wise and witty Thai forest monk.
Ajahn Achalo is an Australian Buddhist monk ordained at Wat Nan Pah Pong under Ajahn Liem, Thailand, in 1996.
Ajahn Cagino, a former professional photographer, found a new focus in life after he set up the Dhammagiri Foundation in Mae Hong Son in 2009.
Ajahn was ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1990 in the lineage of Venerable Ajahn Chah of the Thai Forest Tradition.
Theravada – Thai
Born in Boston in 1967, Than Ajahn Jayanto grew up in Newton and attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Than Ajahn Kalyano was born in the UK and became interested in Buddhism at high school and had the good fortune to see the documentaries.
Than Ajahn Karuniko (Christopher John Woodfine) was born in 1953 near Manchester in England.
Theravada - Myanmar
The Most Venerable Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw Bhaddanta Āciṇṇa, also commonly referred to as “Pa-Auk Sayadaw”.
Korean Buddhism –
Kwan Um School of Zen
Myong An Sunim is a Malaysian and the Abbot of Haeng Won Zen Centre in Bayan Lepas. He went to the UK in the 1970s for further education, gained a Master's Degree and worked in the UK and Asia.
Ven. Punnananda is the abbot of Ku Doeh Forest Meditation Center, Myanmar. Ven. Punnananda have practiced meditation foremost with Pa Auk Sayadaw.
Sayadaw Nyana Dipa was born on 22 Feb 1972 in Myanmar.
Theravada – Thai
Ordained in the Dhammayut Thai Forest Tradition, Bhante Huat Poh has been instrumental in sharing the profound Dhamma.
Phra Ajahn was born on 28 December 1949 in the United States of America.
Sayalay Abyākatā Dhammā is a student of Thabarwa Sayadaw U Ottamasara and Sayalay Khemaramsi.
Theravada – Myanmar
Sayalay Dhammarati, a Vietnamese-born Sayalay was ordained under Venerable Punnavijja in 1993.
Sayadaw Ottamssara is the founder and current abbot of Thabarwa Meditation Center in Yangon.
VENERABLE AJAHN VAJIRO, was born in 1953 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Born in 1961, Sayadaw was ordained in 1988 by the 2nd Theinggu Sayadaw, U War Ya Ma.
Chokling Rinpoche on throneBorn in 1953, Lungtok Gyatso, the second eldest son of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
Dolpo Tulku, also called Tulku Sherab Zangpo, was born into a Lama family in Dho Tarap, Dolpo, in 1982.
Chinese Buddhism – Mahayana
(Malaysia / Plum Village)
Venerable Kaili, a Sabahan born in 1967, ordained as a Buddhist monk under Venerable Boon Keng at Ang Hock See temple in Penang, Malaysia in 1989
Venerable Kai Xi was ordained in Ang Hock Si Temple under Venerable Boon Keng in 1998.
Chinese Buddhism - Mahayana (Taiwan)
Venerable Kong Hai is the chief abbot of Pei Thou Loong Yin Buddhist Temple in Taiwan. He is also a qualified Chinese physician.
Chinese Buddhism – Mahayana (Malaysia)
Venerable Zhang Hui was ordained by Venerable Wen Tong, abbot of Jin Loong Shan Wan Fo Shih Temple Rawang (金龍山萬佛寺) in year 1993.
Theravada – Sri Lankan
Ven. Ariyadhamma Mahathera was born on 24 April 1939 to a traditional Buddhist family in Kurunegala
Korean Buddhism – Kwan Um School of Zen
Zen Master Dae Kwang hails from the USA and has been a monk since 1987.
Zen Master Dae Bong received dharma transmission in April 1999. He began practicing with Zen Master Seung Sahn in 1977 and became a monk in 1984.
Phra Maha Somkiat Sasanameti was born in Nakhon Ratchasima Province Thailand in 1978.