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 Chom Tong temple in north Thailand where he teaches and trains students and teachers. Thanat speaks Thai, Chinese and English. 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 under Ajahn Tong together with his wife Kathryn in Mexico City and Washington State, currently teaching courses in Thailand, India, Israel, Mexico, France, Germany and the U.S.A.
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