“Big Baba” Black Buddha



Phra Ajahn Withoon Putamee

( Arjarasupoh )


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  Phra Ajahn Withoon Putamee

( Arjarasupoh )

(January 2014)





This is the Biography of “Big Baba,” a Buddhist monk from Thailand.  His name is Phra Ajahn Withoon Putamee (Arjarasupoh); he goes by the nickname Big Baba or Bigbaba or BIGBABA.  “Big Baba” is widely known and sought after in Thailand, internationally, and in the U.S.A. for his Dhamma teaching and subconscious transformative abilities.  He also is recognized for his administrative, project management, and project development skills.  


You often can hear Big Baba (Phra Ajahn Withoon Putamee Arjarasupoh) saying, “Don’t worry.  No problem.  Be happy.” as well as “Try to think positive things at all times.”

Big Baba (Phra Ajahn Withoon Putamee Arjarasupoh) is an eminent Vipassana meditation teacher and a Theravada Buddhist monk (July 7, 1979 to present).  He has studied the tradition of Theravada Buddhism with his Master Luang Por Jumnian for over 30 years. 


Luang Por Jumnian Seelasettho is one of the most highly revered meditation masters in the Theravada tradition.  Luang Por Jumnian teaches many methods of Vipassana meditation.  The detailed story of Luang Por Jumnian is highlighted in this Biography. 


Big Baba (Phra Ajahn Withoon Putamee Arjarasupoh) was the first official Abbot of Wat Tham Sua (Tiger’s Cave Monastery), Krabi, Thailand.  Currently, he has two meditation centers in Thailand:  Thalaythip La-Ong Manee Meditation Center and Suanpa Thipmongkol Seangtham Meditation Center. 


During a pilgrimage to India in 2005 with Luang Por Jumnian and Phra Ajahn Ngam, Phra Ajahn Withoon Putamee Arjarasupoh (Big Baba) was inspired by his visit to the BLACK BUDDHA image in the village of Baragaon near the ancient site of Nalanda University.  He envisioned a plan for providing more comfortable road access and parking for pilgrims, toilet facilities, solar generated energy, a drinking water system for the pilgrims and local community, a temple for the BLACK BUDDHA, and a marble clad temple.  He continues to be successful in this regard.


The full account of his vision for current and future improvement projects is described in this Biography:  the BLACK BUDDHA Project, the Venuvan Vihara Bamboo Forest Project, the Maha Kassapa Vihara Silao Project, the Muchilinda Pond Project, and the Uruvela Kassapa Place Project.


This Biography also contains sections that acknowledge what others have said about Big Baba (Phra Ajahn Withoon Putamee Arjarasupoh); provide his location, phone, and email; suggest some pictures and videos of and from Big Baba (Phra Ajahn Withoon Putamee Arjarasupoh) that you might like to see; and provide some links about the BUDDHA, Buddhism, and monastic life that you might find interesting.  



At the end of the Biography, Big Baba (Phra Ajahn Withoon Putamee Arjarasupoh) gives a blessing and wishes happiness to all of his friends around the world.  Then, the Biography ends with gratitude to the BUDDHA, the Dhamma, and the Sangha!!!


Note:  If you would like to continue to follow "Big Baba" (Phra Ajahn Withoon Putamee Arjarasupoh), his teachings, his Dhamma tours, his invitation schedule to various locations around the world, and the development of his projects in India and elsewhere, please see his Facebook page, which will be updated periodically:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bigbaba-Black-Buddha/431488950205723?id=431488950205723&sk=photos_stream.  Also, search YouTube for "Phra Ajahn Withoon Putamee”.