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Brief History of Wat Aranyawiwake

In the past, Wat Aranyawiwake was originally an old monastic residence, established by a group of people from various families in Intakhil Subdistrict, Maetang District, Chiangmai Province.  They all had deep interest and faith in Buddhism. 

They resolved to seek and invite virtuous monks, who were meditation masters, to reside in the village in order for them to hear the teaching of the Lord Buddha. Later on, they heard of a monk who practiced meditation and stopped by at Wat Gniew in Maetang District, so they invited the venerable Acariya Mun Bhuridatta. His venerable Luang Puu Mun accepted the invitation and gathered a group of faithful disciples, to seek an appropriate place for practice of meditation.  They searched for 4 days and his venerable Luang Puu Mun found this place.

Upon the end of the rain retreat, his venerable Luang Puu Mun and the disciples decided to leave the place to continue their austere practice.His venerable Luang Puu Mun told the faithful followers,  who attended him in Banpong, that he had named this place “Aranyawiwake monastic residence”. The name of this monastic residence “Aranyawiwake” was given by Luang Puu Mun. 
         

Many masters of mediation have resided here during rain retreats.  For example, there were   Luang Puu kao of Wat Tamklongpane, Udonthani Province, Luang Puu Tate Tate-rangsi of Wat  Hinmarkpeng, Nongkai Province, Luang Puu Chorb Thanasamo of Wat Pah Sammanusorn, Loei Province, Luang Puu Tuer Arjaladhammo, Luang Puu Prom jirapoonyo, Udonthani Province Luang Puu Kamsaen, Chiangmai Province, Luang Puu Kong, Chiangmai Province and Luang Puu Kam-aai, Chiangmai Province.
                  

Later on, around the year 1952, Luang Puu Waen Sujinno returned to reside here during the rain retreat for 10 consecutive years.  Then, Luang Puu Tuer Arjaladhammo, Luang  Puu Saam Akinjano, Luang Puu Kam-aai Thitadhammo used to stay together here during the rain retreat for 3 years.  Upon the end of the rain retreat, they each left for austere practice. It is difficult to find monks or novices to reside here so the place was left empty.  There was only an old assembly hall that later was in a state of decay. 
               

Later on, Luang Por Plien Panyapatipo, a disciple of Luang Puu Prom, Luang Puu Waen, Luang Puu Tuer, on his austere practice by himself, stayed here in 1966 and has since resided in this monastic residence until now.