Meditation Instructors

Phra Chayanon Kijjananto

Phra Kijjananto was born in Thailand and has been a Buddhist monk for 18 years. He started his life in a well-to-do Buddhist family. He has a loving family and a successful IT career. He had all the worldly achievement. After he learned meditation from the Dhammakaya temple in Thailand, he found his true happiness and has been practicing meditation ever since.  In 2005, he left everything behind and became monk with an intention to follow the True Path by meditating and sharing his insight with all human beings. He has been giving a weekly Dhamma Talk several projects i.e. The Middle Way project, IDOP project, MMC project, and POP House project.  Some of his talks are as follows:

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Phramaha Weerapan Inthapanyo

Phramaha Inthapanyo was born in the small village in the Northeastern part of Thailand.  He was ordained as a novice monk in 2002 at Dhammakaya Temple and later as a monk in 2009. Throughout his novice life, he focused on studying Pali language to understand the Sutta or Lord Buddha’s words. He received a 5th level in Pali study and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Buddhism from Dhammachai Institute (DCI). He passed on his knowledge through next monk generation by teaching Pali language to hundreds of novice monks at DCI for many years. After arriving the US 10 years ago, he continued his life-long learning by entering the program in the local community college, aiming to gain Western knowledge. At the same time, he has continued passing his Dhamma knowledge to local community by conducting meditation class and teaching the Suttas through Buddhist study group. Under his guidance, many people in the local community have learned how to reach the inner peace at MDC meditation class.

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Phramaha Karn Lawakorn

Phramaha Lawakorn became interested in Buddhism when he joined the Buddhist club in Thammasart University. In 2007, he became so passionate with temple work that he decided to quit studying Economics and focusing more on Buddhism.  He graduated 3rd level in Buddhist theology and has dedicated his time teaching basic computer to temple laypeople for 5 years and teaching drawing to children for 2 years.  During his time in the U.S., he has taught the meditation class at the Dhammakaya temple in Boston.  He is now residing in Meditation Center of D.C. and is one of the instructors for MDC meditation class.

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