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)

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.

Ajahn Puñño

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

Bhikkhu Tikkhañāṇo

From Singapore - was accepted into the bhikkhu sangha under Luang Por Liem in 2018.

Bhikkhu Mahesako

From France - was accepted into the bhikkhu sangha under Ajahn Amaro in 2019.

Bhikkhu Saṃvaro

From UK - was accepted into the bhikkhu sangha under Ajahn Amaro in 2019.

Bhikkhu Ādicco

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

Bhikkhu Suciṇṇo

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

Anagārika Daniel

From Columbia