residents


The number of resident monks (bhikkhu), novices (sāmaṇera) and postulants (anagārika) varies from year to year but is usually between seven and ten.

Luang Por Munindo (Abbot)

Luang Por Munindo was first accepted into the bhikkhu sangha under the Venerable Somdet Nyanasamvaro in 1975 and then later under the Venerable Ajahn Chah in 1976. He came to the UK in 1980. After an initial period at Cittaviveka Monastery in West Sussex, he moved to Devon where he led the community in establishing the Devon Vihara. In 1991 he became senior incumbent at Aruna Ratanagiri. Several of his books are available for free distribution in all popular formats at Forest Sangha Publications. Audio recordings of talks are available on the audio section of this website.

Ajahn Puñño

From North Yorkshire, UK - was accepted into the bhikkhu sangha under Venerable Ajahn Maha Amon in 1996.

Bhikkhu Mahesako

From France - was accepted into the bhikkhu sangha under Ajahn Amaro in 2019. (Away until approx. December 2022)

Bhikkhu Samacitto

From Germany - was accepted into the bhikkhu sangha under Luang Por Liem in 2020.

Bhikkhu Suciṇṇo

From Malaysia - was accepted into the bhikkhu sangha under Ajahn Amaro in 2020.

Bhikkhu Jotisāro

From Colombia - was accepted into the bhikkhu sangha under Ajahn Amaro in 2021.

Samanera Nibbuto

From London, U.K. - received Samanera Precepts from Ajahn Munindo at Aruna Ratanagiri, 2nd March 2022

Anagārika Ben

From UK

Anagārika Cesco

From Martinique