Phramonkolthepmuni - Death

Death

Phra Mongkhonthepmuni was taken ill in 1956. He brought the work of the meditation workshop to an end by dismissing all of the meditators except four or five of the most devoted nuns including Chandra Khonnokyoong and Thongsuk Samdaengpan. It was these nuns who were heirs to the oral tradition of Dhammakāya when Phramongkolthepmuni died in 1959, aged seventy-five.

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