Abbot of Wat Phradhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara
The Late Most Venerable Phra Prom Mongkol Vi (Ven. Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo)
Ajarn Tong was the abbot and head of the Vipassana Insight Meditation Center in Wat Phradhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara, Chiang Mai Province, from 1991 until his death on December 13, 2019.
The Late Most Venerable Phra Prom Mongkol Vi devoted his entire life to the practice and dissemination of Vipassana meditation, and he remains one of the most highly revered Vipassana teachers in Thailand.
Widely known for his impeccable behavior and exceptional teaching, he was officially recognized as the Leading Teacher of Vipassana Meditation by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Rama X in 2017.
In March 2011, the Venerable Phra Prom Mongkol Vi received the venerable title of Agga Maha Kammatthana Cariya (monk of the highest level of Vipassana Meditation) from the Government of Myanmar.