Phra Paponpatchara Pibanpaknitee


A Brief Biography  
Name: Phra Paponpatchara Jiradhammo
Position: Abbot of Khampramong Temple/Founder of the Aphinyana Arokhayasala Foundation
Years 41 years
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Current address: Khampramong Temple 95 moo 4 Tambon Sawang Amphoe Phanna Nikhom
Sakon Nakhon Province Zip Code 47130
Contact no: 0-42704-880 Fax 0-42704-973
Education Background - Bachelor degree in Irrigation Engineering from Kasetsart University in 1966
- Honorary Doctorate of Science (Community Public Health) 36Sakonnakhon Rajabhat University in 2008
- Honorary Doctorate of Thai traditional medicine (Thai Traditional Medicines) Rajamangala University of Technology Isan in 2012
- Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy (Nursing Science) 15Nakhon Phanom University in 2016
- Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy (15Applied Thai Traditional Medicine) Thammasat University in 2016
Work experiences Phra Ajarn Paphonpatchara Jiradhammo is a native of Ratchaburi, born on March 22, 1954, and he is the son of Pol. Maj. Tri Phibanphak and Mrs. Prapasri Sathatthian. When he graduated from the Bachelor of Engineering, majoring in Irrigation in 1976, he has been in the Royal Irrigation Department, Design Division, and was assigned to oversee the construction of Nam Un Dam, Sakon nakhon Province. Later, he decided to resign from the work to go for the ordination under Kasaya clothing in 1979 at Santi Sangkharam Temple, Sakon Nakhon Province in Dhammayuttika Nikaya by having Phra Ajanh Un Uttamo (the provost of the patriarchal affairs) as the preceptor. He stayed during the rainy season at Tham Pha Plong Temple, Chiang Mai for 5 years, and Santi Sangkharam Temple, Ban Bua, Omkoi, Chiang Mai, Khampramong Temple for a total of 41 years. During the Dharma ordination, he has practiced guidelines of teachers in the line of Phra Ajarn Man Phurithattha Maha Thera. In this regard,
Phra Ajahn Paponpatchara was a student of Luang Pu Sim Puttajaro (Phra Yan Sitta Ajarn) and assigned by Luang Pu to become the abbot of Khampramong Temple until the present day.
  Later, in 1996, Phra Ajahn Paponpatchara was ill from getting nasopharyngeal cancer. At that time, he received modern medical treatment through receiving continuous chemotherapy and radiation for many months until his body was unable to receive the drug again, so he decided to reject treatment and went back to practice the meditation and prosperity until discovering the recipe of Thai herbal medicine from the "Super Cancer Treatment Drug" from a Thai traditional medicine book called "Pet Nam Ake". When receiving this drug, his condition gradually improved. After that, he had a physical examination every 6 months at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital up until now, and no cancer cells are remained.
  Phra Ajahn Paponpatchara has established the "Thai Herbal Nursing Home (Arokhayasala)" in late 2004 to be a rehabilitation center for cancer patients that has an integrated treatment approach for patients, focusing on holistic care and combination of traditional Thai medicine. It uses natural herbs along with the use of Dharma (meditation therapy) and integrated medicine by not rejecting the treatment methods of modern medicine. The patients are closely supervised by relatives or loved ones in a natural environment, and continuously deliver the medicine to the houses of patients for all of their lives without charging any fees from patients. At present, Thai Herbal Nursing Home at Khampramong Temple has provided care for over 6,000 cancer patients, for both Thai and foreigners by providing unconditional care or restrictions and helping all cancer patients who are almost hopeless to treat to have more treatment options and better quality of life. Many people are able to return to normal life with their families again. All of the past expenses of more than 150 million baht have been donated by people who have faith and seen value in this project.
  In this regard, Phra Ajahn Paponpatchara has revived the treatment of cancer by using "Thai herbal medicine" and "Thai traditional medicine" along together with the use of Dharma principles (Meditation therapy, mantra therapy) and various alternative medicine without blocking modern medicine and continuously support research and development of knowledge on Thai herbs and traditional Thai medicine, including cooperating with a network of volunteer minds of various educational institutions, expanding knowledge in both the development of drug formulas and herbal medicines for serious cancer treatment. On the other hand, he has introduced the teachings of the Lord Buddha to teach the patients to understand life as they truly are, causing the patient to be liberated from mental suffering and come back to the present day of suffering or it is called physical illness but not mentally ill. If they shall die, then it is to leave this world in peace with the dignity of humanity.
  In addition, he has brought His Majesty the King's Sufficiency Economy Philosophy and selfsufficiency to be a role model and taught the patients and relatives to know how to be self-reliant and aware of the value of natural resources as well as the environment to use everything in the valuable way. Moreover, it is taught to live under the Dharma and nature without interfering with each other. It also helps to save the nation's budget for the import of cancer drugs, which are extremely expensive each year. The Thai Herbal Nursing Home (Arokhayasala) is not only providing the treatment for cancer with mercy and spirit of human, but it is also the place to learn and promote practical remedies for end-stage and chronic patients for medical and public health personnel, both at home and abroad, and it becomes a learning source for many public health agencies to study and adapt it to make a positive change for many chronic patients. Therefore, The Thai Herbal Nursing Home (Arokhayasala) has received a lot of attention from almost all media and received many outstanding awards, all of which are a result of dedication, commitment, sacrifice, and dedication for the happiness of all mankind over the past 15 years, as you once said, "Capital is the heart, and the profit is the happiness of the people”.
  For this reason, there are increasing numbers of cancer patients who need treatment according to the guidelines of Thai Herbal Nursing Home (Arokhayasala), Khampramong Temple, respectively to support the increasing number of patients. Therefore, the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, Ministry of Public Health has established a "Thai Traditional and Integrated Medicine Hospital for Cancer, Sakon Nakhon, Arokhayasala, Kham pramong Temple" in addition to providing treatment for cancer patients without any racial discrimination. It is also considered as a model hospital of cancer treatment with Thai traditional medicine and the first combined medicine in Thailand. The hospital has received the establishment code on 4th April 2014. The hospital committee has been established and implemented under the operation of the Sakon Nakhon Provincial Health Office by using the place which is the Thai Herbal Nursing Home (Arokhayasala), Khampramong Temple, and existing buildings that already have enough spaces to support the numbers of patients as well as providing support for multidisciplinary personnel to come to help developing it to be more standardized. This is still based on the old practices of Luangta Paponpatchara, which is free treatment without any charge for all patients.
  Currently, the Thai Herbal Nursing Home at Khampramong Temple has no outstanding debt during the past operation. All past operating assets come from the faith in the work of Luangta Paponpatchara, and the work of volunteer spirit from various professions. It does not belong to
anyone person, but it is caused by the faith of the people who understand in the context of the Thai Herbal Nursing Home at Khampramong Temple, truly.
Previous works Projects
  Arrange a volunteer project for only 1 day per annum: From the concept of Luangta Paponpatchara, “Luangta wants to see people change their view that life is not done for personal and family only, but it should do for others. It could be even only once a year". So, a volunteer project is held for only 1 day a year, and there are volunteers from all over the country from many professions, and they provide assistance in both financial and physical and mental strength to heal patients. The volunteers come alternately for a total of more than 5,000 people per annum.
  There is further development from work observation: bring the concept of Luangta Paponpatchara to apply into various projects in the department such as the Arokayasala Volunteer Project, Phra Ajahn Ban Hospital, Thanakoro, Volunteer Friendship Project at Suranaree Camp Hospital, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Volunteer Project, Udonthani Cancer Center Hospital, Arokayasal patients ward, Huayyot Hospital, Trang Province, Saraphi Bowonnapattana Hospital, Chiang Mai etc.
  There is a development and exchange of knowledge in traditional Thai medicine and folk medicine in the treatment of cancer to be able to help cancer patients more and is comparable with western medicine. In this case, Luangta gave an opportunity to make it as a learning center for students of Thai traditional medicine and modern medicine as well as providing a platform for local folk medicine clubs in and around the country to have the opportunity to meet and exchange knowledge together.
  In cooperation with the Royal Initiative Project Her Royal Highness Prince Patchara Kitiyapa Narentira Thepwadi Kromluang Ratchasinee Siriphat Maha Watcharachida, Ministry of Justice by conducting a research project to improve the quality of life of female inmates at Udonthani Central Prison: This is a pilot project that will be used with prisons throughout the country by collaborating with a network of volunteers from various institutions to rotate to remedy female inmates in the Udonthani Central Prison, especially female prisoners with cancer. Luangta has led a medical team to treat and deliver medication continuously to female inmates from October 2013 until present day.
Cooperation between institutions and networks
  Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University has developed a research on cancer drugs of the Arokhayasala, Khampramong Temple/Academic Integration and Various Knowledge together continuously at the Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, on 16th January 2013.
  Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University for academic exchanges between each other. The Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University has sent students studying for the Master of Nursing Program, Department of Nursing and International, come to practice up until now.
  Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University.
  Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Faculty of Nursing, Khon Kaen University, on 18th August 2014.
  Signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with nonprofit organization integrative education research association. The office is located at 1738, Kikuka-Machi, Yamaga-City, Kuamamoto, which is a project to exchange knowledge and cooperation between Khampramong Temple and Fukuoka University.
  In the collaboration with Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Sakon Nakhon Campus, for students of the Thai Traditional Medicine Program to receive experience training as a volunteer to treat and help patients since 2008 up until now.
Awards or honors from various organizations
2019 Received a certificate of honor to make the Super Cancer Treatment Drug as a national cancer drug on the National Wisdom of Thai Traditional Medicine Day and Father of Thai Traditional Medicine in 2017 at Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangalaram Temple, Rajamangala University of Technology, Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok
2017 Received the honor shield "King Ramkhamhaeng inscription engraved with gold" in the field of production to consumers ASEAN Community of the Year and Excellent Executives, at meeting room 1, Somdet Phra Maha Wirawong, Buddhist Wisdom Conference Center, Phranakhon Rajabhat Institute, 22 September 2008.
  Received the honor shield as the Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Relations, Thai Medical and Pharmaceutical Program, on the occasion of the birthday of the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and the Thai Heritage Conservation Day, 2017 at the College of Local Administration, Khon Kaen University, 2 April 2017.
2016 Appointed as Vice President of the Working Group on Palliative Care Guide for End-Stage Cancer Patients with Thai Traditional and Integrated Medicine by the Department of Thai Traditional Medicine Development and Alternative Medicine.
2015 Received an honor shield as the developer of a treatment system for the quality of life of cholangiocarcinoma patients from the Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health on 21 July 2015.
  Received the Prachabodee Award as a person who helps providing benefits to those who are in difficult conditions in 2015 from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security on 10 December, 2015.
2014 Appointed by the Academic Subcommittee under the National Health Assembly, 2014. according to the order No. 16/2014 to be a specific technical working group on the topic of the elimination of liver fluke and bile duct cancer problems in people.
  Appointed by the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine Development, 2014 according to the order 204/2014 to be an advisory committee of the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine.
  Certificate of the Outstanding Folk healer, Sakhon Nakhon in the National Thai Traditional Medicine Fair, The North East Region titled "Unification of Thai Isan Traditional Medicine to the Main Medical Aspiration of Thailand" 2014.
2013 Received the Golden Phra That Phanom Award in 2012, which is the highest honor awarded to those who benefit the nation by the resolution of the Khon Kaen University Council at the Kanchanaphisek Multipurpose Auditorium, Khonkaen University
2012 Honor Award for the valuable person towards the health insurance system of 2011 (NHSO Award 2011) organized by the National Health Security Office. : TARA AWARD 2012, Sathian Dhammasathan.
2011 Receive an honorary certificate From HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Uppa Nayika of the Director of the Thai Red Cross.
2010 Good Model Person Award from the northeast region (1 person, 1 province) in the project on behalf of the Tan Khun Paen Din Project titled 76 good model people to 60 million good people throughout Thailand held by Kom Chad Luek Newspaper in the Nation Multimedia Group Public Company Limited.
2009 36"One of the Isan Social Development Work," Ministry of Social Development and Human Security Award.
  An honor shield for Outstanding Alumni, Kasetsart University in Social Service held by Kasetsart University Alumni Association under the Royal Patronage.
2008 An honor shield, Organization with outstanding social activities, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security.
2007 An honor shield for Outstanding Award from Thai Red Cross at the Jamlong Mungkandee Meeting Room, Khon Kaen Hospital.
Academic work Research Presentation
  Oral presentation Arokhayasala (Hall of No-Sickness) Wat Khampramong Sakhon Nakhon Province at The First Asian International Conference on Humanized Health Care 2007 (AIC-HHC 2007), Faculty of Nursing, Khon Kaen University.
  Poster presentation in topic of “Cancer Healing of Arokhayasala Khampramong Temple” in joint Conference in Medical Sciences: Chula Siriraj 2009 at Centara Grand Bangkok
Research Benjawan Poonthananiwatkul, Rosemary H M Lim, Rachel L Howard, Paponpatchara Pibalpaknitee, Elizabeth M Williamson. (2015). Traditional medicine use by cancer patients in Thailand. Journal of Ethnopharmacology,168, 100-107.
  Pakakrong Thongdeeying, Jiranee Kitsiripipat, Srisopa Ruangnoo, Paponpatchara Pibanpaknitee, Arunporn Itharat. (362017). Cytotoxic activity of Samhannachan recipe and its ingredients against lung cancer cell. Thammasat Medical Journal, 17 (4). 4, 565-573.
Academic article Paponpatchara Pibalpaknitee. (2009). Self care experience of terminal cancer patients: case study in context of Arokhayasala Khampramong Temple. Srinagarind Medical Journal, 24 (Suppl), conference paper from the 25th Annual academic conference of faculty of medicine, Khon Khen University 25th year 2009
Book Meditation Healing and cancer treatment book, manual for cancer patients treated at Arokhayasala Khampramong Temple. Patent issued by department of intellectual property in April, 2014
Guest speakers, etc. Speaker at the 10th Thai Traditional and Folk Medical Expo, Northern Level titled "Live with cancer in Thailand 4.0" on February 8, 2018 at the OTOP Exhibition Center, Mae Sot Municipality Office, Mae Sot District, Tak Province
  Workshop speaker titled "Personnel capacity development to expand the care of end stage cholangiocarcinoma patients, using palliative care by the community (Khampramong Temple model)" by Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, March 27, 2018.
  Lecturer at the academic conference on "Cannabinoid Medicine and Cannabis" Science" by the Association of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Medicine of Thailand at Kasetsart University Chaloem Phrakiat Campus, Sakon Nakhon Province, April 29, 2018.
  Lecturer in an academic conference titled "How to be happy when having cancer" by the Department of Thai Traditional Medicine and Alternative Medicine at Miracle Grand Convention Hotel, Lak Si, Bangkok, June 4, 2018.
  Lecturer in the 4th National Palliative and Hospice Care Conference titled "Sustainable Palliative Care: Supportive Care Quality towards sustainability, and titled "Palliative care model with Thai and Integrated medicine: A Case Study of the Kham Fishery Temple Court "at Ballroom 1, 4th floor, Centra by Centara Government complex hotel and Convention Center, Chaeng Watthana, Nonthaburi Province, June 7, 2018.
  Lecturer in the Strategic Committee meeting titled " Eliminate liver fluke and cholangiocarcinoma" no. 1/2018 titled "Palliative care model by traditional and alternative medicine" at Chai Natthanarenthon Meeting Room Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health, Jun 28, 2018.
  Lecturer at the 4.0: Innovation Workshop: The Power Therapy for the Elderly with Integrated Nursing and Alternative Therapies, titled "Body and Mind Therapy based on the Concept of Court" at the S.D. Avenue, Bangkok, July 4, 2018
  Speaker of the research and academic conference on Palliative Care and Medical Cannabis in Thai Traditional titled "Palliative Care and Medical Cannabis in Thailand: Sakon Nakhon Model, Other Models" at the meeting room, 9th floor. Chaloem Phrakiat Building, Department of Health Service Support Ministry of Public Health, July 25, 2018.
  Lecturer at the 2018 academic conference subjected "Knowing about cancer: options, survival and coexistence with cancer" titled "Healing of Cancer Patients with Buddhist Ways" at Khem Luang Rawi Meeting Room, Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Ratchaburi Province, August 28, 2018.
  Lecturer at the "Caregiver Management for Nurses: The Next Step" Symposium by the Ramathibodi Nursing Alumni Association, "Buddhitabha in helping end-stage cancer patients and their relatives" at Racha Ballroom 2, Prince Palace Hotel, Mahanak, August 30, 2018.
  Lecturer in the Workshop on the Development of Quality of Alternative Medicine, Dharma Art Therapy, Standard to Practice and Supportive Care in King Mongkut's Hospital, Phetchaburi Province, titled "Care for final patients according to the Khampramong Temple's Herbal Nursing Home" at the Nopaklao meeting room, King Mongkut's Hospital, Phetchaburi, September 7, 2018.
  Lecturer at the National Herb Fair and the annual academic conference, the Thai traditional medicine, Folk medicine and 16th National Alternative Medicine, titled "Integrating Thai traditional medicine into health systems in the future (Supportive care) "at Phoenix Meeting Room 4, Impact Exhibition and Convention Center, Muang Thong Thani, March 6, 2019.
  Lecturer in an academic seminar and exhibition on the Center of Excellence and Development in the Northeast of Thailand, titled "Path of Thinking-like Ways Towards sustainable development" by the Office of the Higher Education Commission, at the Pullman Hotel, Khon Kaen Province, March 29, 2019.
  Lecturer in the training project on palliative care for cancer patients titled "Palliative care for Buddhist patients: Guidelines for patient care of the court" by Chulabhorn Hospital, the main meeting room, 2nd floor, Institute of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, May 16, 2019.
  Lecturer in the workshop "The exchange of knowledge to strengthen the network and expand the results of integrated supportive care for bile duct cancer patients" by the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine at Charoen Hotel, Udon Thani Province from 5 - 7 June, 2019.
  Lecturer on the topic of "Medical Marijuana" at Sirindhorn College of Public Health, Phitsanulok Province on 22 Jun 2019.
  Lecturer on the topic of "History of the establishment of a court to treat cancer patients" by the Buddhist Club, Tourism Authority of Thailand at Meeting Room 1, Floor 10, Tourism Authority of Thailand Building, July 11, 2019.
  Lecturer on the topic of "Training and demonstration on how to cure cancer with alternative medicine" by Wan Yai Mukdahan Municipality at Wat Pa Vivek, Wan Yai District, Mukdahan, August 6, 2019.
  Lecturer in Symposium to listen opinions of service provider and service receiver organized by National health security office at Centra by Centara Government complex hotel chaengwattana, Bangkok in August, 15, 2019.
  Lecturer in topic of Palliative care by Thai traditional medicine for master students and doctoral students, Faculty of medicine, Thammasat University Rangsit Center, November, 7, 2019.
Others Special lecturer at Faculty of medicine, Thammasat University for the students in Master of Science Program in Applied Thai Traditional Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy Program in Applied Thai Traditional Medicine in of Palliative care by Thai traditional medicine Arokhayasala Khampramong Temple” from 2014-present.
  Academic written expert committees in topic of cholangiocarcinoma patients in Prevention and Control of Liver fluke and Cholangiocarcinoma in school 2015.
  Book Editor of “Thai Herbal Medicine & Meditation for cancer Healing book”. Book Editor of “Thank you for being cancer book”.
  The invention of herbs and extracts for use in cancer patients Patent issued by department of intellectual property in June, 2015.
Expert Research advisor in topic of “comparative study of death acceptance between Thai and Vietnamese” for the researchers from faculty of nursing, Chulalongkorn University, 2017.
  Expert to comment on research instruments on topic of Comparative study of quality of life between terminal cancer patients treated at Khampramong temple and those treated at home in Sakhon Nakhon province for student from Bachelor of Public Health Program Faculty of Public Health, Kasetsart University, 2014.
  Expert to comment on research instruments on topic of The Effect of Symptom Management Program Focusing on Praying on Pain of Terminal Cancer Patients for student in Master of Nursing Science Program in Adult Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, academic year 2011.
  Expert to comment on research instruments on topic of The Project evaluation of the Holistic Care of Cancer-Patients Based on a Meditation Therapy of Arokhayasala at Khampramong
temple of Sakon Nakhon Province for student in Master of Arts (Life and Death Studies) Department of Psychology Faculty of Humanities Mahachulalongkornrajavidyala University, Academic year 2010.
  Expert to comment on research instruments on topic of “Factors related to spiritual well being of terminal cancer patients” for student in Master of Nursing Science Program in Adult Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, academic year 2009. •
  Expert to comment on research instruments on topic of “Factors related to spiritual needs among terminal cancer patients” for student in Master of Nursing Science Program in Adult Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, academic year 2009.