Tiger Temple was founded by abbot Phra Achan Phoosit (Chan) Khantitharo in 1994, getting its name after the meditation guru, and Khantitharo's master, Venerable Luangta Maha Bua Yannasampanno.

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Tiger Temple was founded by abbot Phra Achan Phoosit (Chan) Khantitharo in 1994, getting its name after meditation guru, and Khantitharo’s master, Venerable Luangta Maha Bua Yannasampanno. It is a wildlife sanctuary, with a tradition for providing food, shelter and care for injured animals. Life there is simple and regimented, structured around a Theravada Buddhism. A sense of harmony between wildlife and humanity exists, one which is inspiring to witness.

Location: Tiger Temple a.k.a Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yannasampanno, at Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

Monk Walks with Tiger. Wikipedia

Tigers at Tiger Temple. Source: Thurika, Flickr

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Source: Luis Carlos Cobo. Flickr