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Bhante Sujato

Bhante Sujato is an Australian Buddhist monk in the Thai Forest tradition. He was the Abbot of Santi Forest Monastery in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales for 10 years. Bhante Sujato is a Pali scholar and a highly respected meditation teacher. He brings a rare combination of humour, compassion and deep knowledge to his teachings which show us how to live our busy lives within core Buddhist principles.

In recent years, Bhante Sujato has committed himself to make the Buddha’s teachings available in their authentic form for all interested people worldwide. In order to do this, he makes use of modern media and has developed the website SuttaCentral, on which the early Buddhist texts of the Pali Canon can be found, including their Chinese, Tibetan and Sanskrit parallels, as well as many translations into modern languages – and more translations are added regularly!

From 2015–2018, Bhante Sujato has made a new English translation of the entire four Pali Nikayas that can be found on SuttaCentral.

Donations for this project can be done online or via bank transfer:

Bhante Sujato’s writings are available at or at his blog: His discussion of his translation work is at (search for “ebt-translation”).

Audios of a Metta Retreat with Bhante Sujato in Australia you can find on the website of the BSWA and on the website of Santi Forest Monastery (under “Retreats”, 2007 Metta Meditation Course).

The audio files from the Metta Retreat that was held in Shanti Seminarhaus, Germany, in December 2013 are available for download on Dhammanet.

The Authenticity of The Early Buddhist Texts: Bhante Sujato and Ajahn Brahmali have released this book, in which they have gathered the research done on the topic of the authenticity of the early Buddhist texts. This work presents an overview of all current research in this field for the first time. You can download the book on

Interviews with Bhante Sujato: