Phra Ajaan Dune Atulo

pj_dune1Phra Ajaan Dune Atulo (1888-1983) was born on October 4, 1888 in Surin province. At the age of 22 he ordained in the provincial capital. Six years later, disillusioned with his life as an uneducated town monk, he left to study in Ubon  Ratchathani, where he befriended Ajaan Singh  Khantiyagamo  and  reordained in the Dhammayut sect.  Shortly thereafter, he and Ajaan Singh met Ajaan Mun Bhuridatto, who had  just returned to the Northeast after many years  of wandering. Impressed with Ajaan Mun’s teachings and with his deportment, both monks abandoned their studies and took up the wandering meditation life under his guidance. They  were thus his  first two disciples. After  wandering through Thailand and Cambodia, Ajaan Dune received an order  from his ecclesiastical superiors  to head a combined study and practice monastery in Surin. It was thus that he took over  the abbotship of Wat Burapha, in the middle of the town, in 1934. There he remained until his death in 1983. As one of the most senior members of the Forest tradition founded by Ajaan Mun, Ajaan Dune was widely know as Luang Pu, a term of great respect and affection, meaning “Venerable Grandfather.”

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Gifts He Left Behind- The Dhamma Legacy of Phra Ajaan Dune Atulo by Phra Rajavaraguna

  1. Introduction (2’58”)
  2. A Dhamma Welcome (45″)
  3. No Resistance (54″)
  4. On The Four Noble Truths (51″)
  5. Above and Beyond Words (51″)
  6. Real, But Not For Real (56″)
  7. Letting Go of Visions (1’06”)
  8. External Things (1’06”)