Ajahn Jumnien* is a Thai forest monk who was born in the southern part of Thailand on May 1, 1936. His earliest experience in meditation was at age five. He was also schooled at an early age in traditional healing and shamanistic practices. At age 20, he ordained as a monk, fulfilling his aspiration for lifelong practice in Buddhist meditation.
Over the years, he studied and became adept in a broad range of meditation practices, including concentration practice. Now, he focuses his attention, commitment and all of his energies on teaching Vipassana Meditation (Insight Meditation) to both monastic and lay persons. * Also spelled "Jamnian" or "Jumnean".
Spirit Rock presents Ajahn Jumnien's Meditation Retreat in the Thai Forest Tradition held at The Angela Center. Teachings are given in Thai with English translations by Amdee Vongthongsri and Christoph Koeck. Other public teachings from the retreat will be added. Please go to Dharma Seed's Retreat Talks page to find the talks. It is listed as: SR 2008-03-04 Meditation Retreat in the Thai Forest Tradition.