Biography of Ven.

Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu

Venerable Yuttadhammo (formerly Noah Greenspoon) is a Canadian-born Theravada Buddhist monk, ordained in 2001 under the guidance of Venerable Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo of Chiang Mai, Thailand.

He has practiced intensive and daily meditation following the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition since January 2000.  He keeps discipline in line with the Theravada Buddhist monastic code, including not touching money, owning only one set of robes, etc.

He has taught intensive meditation in Thailand, Sri Lanka, USA and Canada since 2003 and gives online teachings via YouTube both live and pre-recorded.  He gives Dhamma talks in both English and Thai to both intensive meditators and by invitation to the general public. He facilitates an online meditation site with group meditation and individual video-based meditation courses, and answers questions in a regular live broadcast via YouTube and audio streaming.

He studied Sanskrit, Pali and Indian Religion at McMaster University and University of Toronto, formal Thai Dhamma, Abhidhamma and Pali studies at Wat Phradhatu Sri Chom Tong and teaches Pali classes to advanced meditators from time to time.

He has published two books electronically, How To Meditate: A Beginner’s Guide To Peace and Lessons in Practical Buddhism.  The former has been translated into almost twenty different languages.  He has also prepared a Pali Workbook based on the commentary to first verse of the Dhammapada.

He has also created a Digital Pali Reader and a similar Android Tipitaka app which are used by Pali scholars around the world.