“People should think about what their lives will be like if they don’t do meditation. They should consider what their lives will be like after 10, 20, 30 years if they decide to just follow the way of the world. What will their hearts be like then—what will they have of value in their hearts to bring true happiness into their daily lives and the lives of those around them. And what will they have developed in their hearts to carry on to the next life, because the next life is only as good as we make it in this life."

Life Story

This uplifting biographical sketch compiled from old photographs and video footage reveals the remarkable life and Dhamma teachings of Ajaan Paññāvaḍḍho, an English monk in the Thai Forest Tradition who, through his own efforts in meditation, was able to establish a strong spiritual foundation in his heart. He was a patriarch in the Western Sangha where his leadership influenced countless monks and laypeople to practice the teachings of Ajaan Mahā Boowa. In the course of his life he introduced generations of Western Buddhists to kammaṭṭhāna meditation practices.