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Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu

At the age of 20, Buddhadasa became a monk and began his studies of the Dhamma and the Pali language. He was inspired to live close to nature

Famous Facts

  • In 1932, he established Suan Mokkhabalarama (The Garden of Liberation) to introduce Buddhism to people in the nuclear age. His emphasis on the interdependence of all things made him a champion of peace and ecological thought. His writings have had considerable influence on the renewal of Buddhist thinking
  • Buddhadasa is considered the most highly respected Thai Buddhist monk worldwide. His last project, to establish an International Dhamma Hermitage Centre, aimed to provide courses on the correct understanding of Buddhist principles, and a place to gather all religious leaders to increase mutual understanding
  • Born Nguam Panitch on 27th May 1906 at Surat Thani Province, Thailand

“I offer this life and body to the Buddha, the Buddha is my master, I am the Buddha’s servant. Thus, I am called ‘Buddhadasa’”

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu