Bhikkhu Katapuñño

Born 1979, Chai Nat, Thailand. Lay name Chaitongdi Phrachatpong. A student in the engineering department of Chiangmai University, he left his studies in 1996 and became a novice monk. In 1999 he was ordained a bhikkhu, In 2000 he was sent to Japan by his temple, Wat Thammakai, of the Mahanikai sect, and in 2002 entered Tōyō University. At present he is studying for a doctorate at that university, specializing in Buddhist Studies.