Resident Monks

Monks living at the Monastery.

Ritthi Thirajitto

  Ajahn Ritthi is the Abbot of Atammayatarama Buddhist Monastery in Woodinville, WA, a position he has held for 16 years and a board member of The Council of Thai Bhikkhus in the U.S.A., an elected position he has filled for 17 years. Following the Thai tradition, Ajahn Ritthi, received novice ‘samanera’ ordination as a […]

Ajahn Prayad

Ajahn P. Prayad Suwanchatri was  born  in  Songkhla  provice of Thailand.  When  he  was  ten  years  old  he  moved  to the Patthalung  province.  He  became  a  novice  after  finishing secondary  school.  He  graduated from Mahachula  Buddhist  University.  Ajahn Prayad has also lived  in  India  and  Malaysia before coming to the United States and Wat Atammayatarama.  He  is  […]

Somchai Srilert

  Ajahn Phramaha Somchai was born in Sri Saked, a north east province in Thailand.  When he was 2 years old his father become a monk. He decided to followed his father’s footstep by becoming a novice when he was 14 years old. After 6 years as a novice, he ordained as a monk. He has […]

Vallop Dechfai

Phra Maha Vallop Dechfai was born in the Sonkhla Province, of Southern Thailand.  He is a Buddhist Missionary Monk, Overseas Missionary Class XIII.  Ajahn Vallop graduated from Mahachula Buddhist University, and holds a Master degree, from the Thammasart University, in Social Science . Ajahn  Vallop used to live at Wat Chollap Prathanrungsarit.