Thanat is a disciple of and assistant to Ven. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo and senior teacher of vipassana meditation. Thanat established and manages the meditation center for foreigners (non Thai ) at Wat Chomtong temple in northern Thailand where he teaches and trains students and teachers. Thanat speaks Thai, Chinese and English and is married to Kate (Kathryn Chindaporn) who speaks English and Thai and is a senior vipassana teacher.
Thanat began training as a novice in Bangkok aged 18 followed by short periods of temple life at Chang Mai. In 1985 he began formal training in under Ven. Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo (disciple of Ven Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma).
In 1986 he began teacher’s training and has been teaching since 1988 together with his wife Kathryn. He currently teaches courses in different parts of the world
Wat Phra Dhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara Tambon Banluang,
Chiangmai 50160, Thailand