Oleg Pavlov

was born in 1976. He lives in the city of Samara, Russia.

Oleg Pavlov has been meditating for more than 20 years. He tried a lot of traditions including Sufism, Hesychasm, all kinds of Buddhism, Castaneda, Taoism.

In August of 2015 he started training in Suttavada, firstly with Khanti Khema with whom he finished the full course of Forgiveness Meditation in 3 or 4 months. Then he started training Loving Kindness (Brahma Viharas) Meditation with David Johnson.

In the beginning of 2016 he was suggested to become a representative of Suttavada in Russia and started training disciples.

In June of 2017 he took a part in retreat in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) as an assistant with Bhante Vimalaramsi, Khanti Khema and Sister Samadhi. After the retreat, Bhante recommended him to conduct retreats in ex-USSR.

Also, he translates suttas and books by Bhante and his students and writes articles for the website of the Russian Suttavada community.