Originally from Minneapolis, Ajahn Chandako ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1990 in the Thai Forest Tradition in the lineage of Ajahn Chah. After practicing intensive meditation in various monasteries in Thailand and traveling extensively in Tibet, Nepal, and India, he settled at Wat Pah Nanachat in Thailand, the monastery established by Ajahn Chah for his English-speaking disciples. He translated many of the teachings into English and is also the author of 'A Honed and Heavy Ax: Samatha and Vipassana in Harmony.' In recent years, he has taught internationally, and is now the Abbot of Vimutti Forest Monastery, near Auckland, New Zealand.
Vimutti Buddhist Monastery New Zealand
A Honed and Heavy Axe: Samatha and Vipassana In Harmony By Ajahn Chandako
"Health and the Body" - Ajahn Chandako at the Mayo Clinic: