Bhante Sri Pannavaro born in Central Java, Indonesia on 1954. Became a novice at the age of 20 and in 1977 took his full ordination as a Buddhist Monk at Wat Bovoranives Vihara, Bangkok, Thailand. He learned his meditation with the famous meditation Master Venerable Ajahn Thate in North East Thailand. His Honorary Degree: – Dhammakitti Siri Saddhammacariya ( Srilanka, 1987). – Sasanavamsalankara ( Srilanka, 1991). – Sasanasobhana Pavacana Visarada( Srilanka, 1992). – Sasshammakitti Siri Nyanasamvara ( Srilanka, 1995). – Siri Sugatasasanalankara Gana Pamokkhacariya ( Srilanka, 1995). – Silasarupa Sobhita Vissa Kittidhara ( Srilanka, 1996). – Chaokhun Phra Pannyavarabharana ( H.M.The King of Thailand, 1998). Position: – Mahanayaka of Theravada Mahasangha of Indonesia – Abbot of Mendut Vihara, Magelang. – Abbot of Dhammasundara Vihara, Solo. – Vice President of World Buddhist Sangha Council (WBSC).