Wat Pa Ban Tat Udon Thani
- Luang Ta Mahabua, the emblematic monk
After seven years of apprenticeship in a monastery, he became a wandering monk and a disciple of Luang Pu Man, the instigator of the forest tradition and a master of meditation.
Wat Pa Ban Tat traces its origins back to 1955, when Luang Ta's mother wanted to become Mae Chi. To help her progress in her spiritual life, her son established this monastery on the outskirts of his home village.
From then on, thanks to his moral rigour, discipline and mastery of meditation, Luang Ta Mahabua enabled his temple to rapidly gain influence, before welcoming numerous monks and lay people who came to practise meditation.
Luang Ta Mahabua, who died in 2011, is considered a Buddhist saint and one of the most respected and influential monks of the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st.
- In honour of Luang Ta Mahabua
Dhamma Chedi Luang Maha Museum
Located in the Gaysorn Silakhun monastery and known as Wat Pa Ban Tat, the Dhamma Chedi museum was built in memory of the most venerable Phra Dhamma Wisuthimongkol (LuangTa Phra Maha Bua Yannasampanno).
Inside the great stupa are the relics of the Buddha and the relics of Luang Maha Bua at the top of the pagoda.