11 Facts About Bhikkhu Analayo


Bhikkhu Analayo is a bhikkhu, scholar, and meditation teacher.


Bhikkhu Analayo was born in Germany in 1962, and went forth in 1995 in the Theravada monastic tradition Sri Lanka.


Bhikkhu Analayo is best known for his comparative studies of Early Buddhist Texts as preserved by the various early Buddhist traditions.


Bhikkhu Analayo temporarily ordained in 1990 in Thailand, after a meditation retreat at Wat Suan Mokkh, the monastery established by the influential 20th-century Thai monk Ajahn Buddhadasa.


Bhikkhu Analayo received his upasampada in 2007 in the Sri Lankan Shwegyin Nikaya, with Pemasiri Thera of Sumathipala Aranya as his ordination acariya.


Bhikkhu Analayo completed a PhD thesis on the Satipatthana Sutta at the University of Peradeniya in 2000, which was later published as Satipatthana, the Direct Path to Realization.


In 2013 Bhikkhu Analayo then published Perspectives on Satipatthana, where he builds on his earlier work by comparing the parallel versions of the Satipatthana-sutta and exploring the meditative perspective that emerges when emphasis is given to those instructions that are common ground among the extant canonical versions and thus can reasonably well be expected to be early.


Bhikkhu Analayo has published several articles on insight and absorption meditation and related contemporary meditation traditions to their textual sources.


Bhikkhu Analayo was a presenter at the International Congress on Buddhist Women's Role in the Sangha.


Bhikkhu Analayo has retired from being a professor of the Numata Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Hamburg.


Bhikkhu Analayo is the co-founder of the Agama Research Group, a resident scholar and core faculty member at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and a member of the Numata Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Hamburg.