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)
Ajahn 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 after approximately five years in training monasteries in Thailand. 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. Two books of collected talks by Luang Por Munindo, Unexpected Freedom and Alert To The Needs Of The Journey, 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.
From North Yorkshire, UK - was accepted into the bhikkhu sangha under Venerable Ajahn Maha Amon in 1996.
From the Philippines - was accepted into the bhikkhu sangha under Luang Por Liem, Wat Pah Pong Monastery, Thailand, in 2017.
From France - was accepted into the bhikkhu sangha under Ajahn Amaro in 2019.
From UK - was accepted into the bhikkhu sangha under Ajahn Amaro in 2019.
From UK - took pabbajja with Ajahn Munindo 22nd July 2018. (Away for vassa.)
From France - took pabbajja with Ajahn Munindo 13th January 2019.
From Malaysia - took pabbajja with Ajahn Munindo 19th May 2019.