Wat Rampoeng Tapotaram
Northern Insight Meditation Center
Wat Rampoeng (Tapotaram)
Wat Rampoeng Tapotaram is affiliated with Mahā Nikāya and has taught insight meditation the four foundations of mindfulness since year 1973 by Phra Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo.
Then in year 1991 the Buddhist Supreme patriarch asked Ajarn Tong to take the position of Abbot of Wat Phra Tat Srichomthong.
Phra Suphan Ajinnasilo was bestowed the position of Phra Kru Sanyabat (priest’s rank) becoming the abbot of Ram Poeng temple.
The present Abbot still carries on the inherited Vipassana insight meditation and by developing the Temple. This meditation centre is one of the most famous in Northern Thailand and has become popular among Thai and foreigners alike.
In addition to Vipassana meditation. The Wat Ram Poeng Temple is also Pra Abhidhamma’s office and is one of the branches of Abhidhamma Chotika college Mahachulalongkornrajavidyala University Abhidhamma University of Thailand Wat Rakang Kositaram.
Wat Ram Poeng Temple also keeps and prints Northern Tripitaka (Lanna) scriptures.