Ajahn Liem Thitadhammo, a highly respected and revered Buddhist monk in the classical Thai Forest Tradition, is Ajahn Chahs chosen successor. Born in Thailand in 1941, he took full bhikkhu ordination at the age of 20. In 1969 he began training under Ajahn Chah one of Thailand's most beloved and renowned monks. In 1982 when Ajahn Chah became too ill to carry on with his duties, he entrusted Ajahn Liem with full authority and responsibility to run the monastery at Wat Nong Pah Pong; Ajahn Liem subsequently became abbott. For the Sangha at Wat Pah Nanachat (Ajahn Chahs International Forest Monastery for training monks using English as the language of instruction), Ajahn Liem is a dearly respected teacher and guide in the monastic life.