Introducing Sakon Nakhon Province
Many famous forest temples sit deep in the Phu Pan Mountain range that runs across Sakon Nakhon Province, and among Sakon Nakhon’s famous sons are two of the most highly revered monks in Thai history. Both Ajahn Man Bhuridatto and his student, Ajahn Fan Ajaro, were ascetic thúdong monks who were thought to have attained high levels of proficiency in Vipassana meditation and are widely recognised among Thais as having been arahants (fully enlightened beings). Although born in Ubon Ratchathani, Ajahn Man spent most of his later years at Wat Pa Sutthawat in Sakon Nakhon.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009