About Neecha

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Neecha Thian-Ngern, 2014

San Francisco native Neecha Thian-Ngern holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from UC San Diego and a Masters in Business Administration. Neecha has been a devout follower of Venerable Acariya Thoon Khippapanyo since the age of 16.

Back in Chicago, 1999, in a single, explosive moment, Venerable Acariya Thoon gave Neecha a new perspective on life. He led her to realize a simple, yet comprehensive truth: No one can make you suffer. Things happen, and you suffer. The cause is within you.

Preparing for 2009 Retreat

Preparing for the 2009 Retreat

Today, Neecha applies Acariya Thoon’s methods of contemplation to solve issues in her daily life. Under the tutelage of Mae Yo, Acariya Thoon’s foremost disciple, and through the constant application of rational internalized reflection, Neecha has been able to dramatically limit the frequency of her emotional volcanic eruptions as well as conflicts with friends, family, and coworkers.


Filming Kisagotami at 2010 Retreat

Deeply grateful for Acariya Thoon’s unique and practical approach to dhamma practice, Neecha is inspired to communicate his message to the English speaking public. Neecha has been entrusted with translating all of Acariya Thoon’s books. To date, she has published three of his books and five sermons. Neecha produces video content for KPY Productions and is one of the organizers and instructors at the annual KPY Retreats.