Thanat Chindaporn

Our beloved teacher Ajahn Kun Thanat, who passed away 31st of March, was 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 taught and trains students and teachers. Thanat spoke Thai, Chinese and English and was married to Kate (Kathryn Chindaporn) who speaks English and Thai and is the head 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. They have taught courses in different parts of the world

Wat Phra Dhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara Tambon Banluang,
Amphur Chomtong
Chiangmai 50160, Thailand