Ajahn Chah

Ajahn Chah

Ajahn Chah

The Reverend Ajahn Chah Subhaddo (June 17, 1918 – January 16, 1992) was an influential meditation teacher within Buddhism and the founder of two great monasteries in the Thai Buddhist forest tradition.

He was respected and loved in his own country as a man of great wisdom, and was instrumental in establishing Theravāda Buddhism in the West. Starting in 1979 with the founding of Cittaviveka (better known as Chithurst Buddhist Monastery) in Great Britain, the Thai Buddhist foresttradition of Ajahn Chah has spread throughout Europe, the U.S. and the British Community.

Ajahn Chah’s Dhamma talks have been recorded and translated into several languages. He was known for his simple and clear presentation of the Dhamma, which inspired both the local villagers and the highest social class in Bangkok. He was also known as the master with the most Western monk-disciples, for which he opened a separate monastery (Wat Pah Nanachat) near his own monastery Wat Nong Pah Pong. More than a million people, including the Thai royal family, attended the funeral of Ajahn Chah in 1992. He left a legacy of Dhamma talks, pupils and monasteries behind him.

A Taste of Freedom

A Taste of Freedom

This book contains ten Dhamma talks given by the renowned Thai meditation master Venerable Ajahn Chah. In a clear and simple yet penetrative style…

Bodhinyana

Bodhinyana

This was the first compilation of a series of translated talks by Ajahn Chah. After its initial printing in 1979 it has been reprinted many times.

Clarity of Insight

Clarity of Insight

Two lessons on meditation given by Ajahn Chah. The first lesson is about meditating on buddho, the meditation method that Ajahn Chah frequently taught.

Everything is Teaching Us

Everything is Teaching Us

This book summarizes Ajahn Chah's approach quite neatly. Showing us the immediacy of the Dhamma, he demystified the concepts of Buddhism so that almost anyone…

Food for the Heart

Food for the Heart

Renowned for the beauty and simplicity of his teachings, Ajahn Chah was Thailand's best-known meditation teacher. His charisma and wisdom influenced many…

In Simple Terms

In Simple Terms

Ajahn Chah was a master at using the apt and unusual simile to explain points of Dhamma. The translations of these similes have been polished as little as…

It’s Like This

It’s Like This

Ajahn Chah was a master at using the apt and unusual simile to explain points of Dhamma. He was especially talented at exploiting the open-ended nature of the…

Living Dhamma

Living Dhamma

This is a collection of nine transcribed Dhamma talks given by Ajahn Chah to the lay community as well as to the monastic community in Thailand.

Meditation: A Collection of Talks on Cultivating the Mind

Meditation: A Collection of Talks on Cultivating the Mind

This compilation consists of five talks and three question and answer sessions by the renowned Thai Forest Tradition teacher Venerable Ajahn Chah.

On Meditation

On Meditation

In this short work there are some Dhamma talks by Ajahn Chah about meditation. Ajahn Chah talks about buddho, samādhi (concentration) and wisdom. It'

Our Real Home

Our Real Home

Ajahn Chah speaks to a disciple approaching death. How does Buddhism view death? What is important in the last moments of your life?

Questions & Answers on Meditation

Questions & Answers on Meditation

Do you have questions about meditation? Not sure how to start meditating? In the answers of Ajahn Chah everyone can find pearls of wisdom.

Samma Samadhi

Samma Samadhi

Ajahn Chah’s lesson on right concentration - samma samadhi - on the Buddhist path. Deepen your meditation practice with this inspiring Dhamma talk.

Still Flowing Water

Still Flowing Water

A collection of eight new or significantly revised translations of Ajahn Chah’s Dhamma talks by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu. Two of them have never been translated…

Still, Flowing Water

Still, Flowing Water

A lesson from Ajahn Chah on meditation and mindfulness. See the impermanence of all things and let wisdom arise.

Stillness Flowing: The Life and Teachings of Ajahn Chah

Stillness Flowing: The Life and Teachings of Ajahn Chah

A biography about Ajahn Chah, one of the greatest meditation teachers within Theravāda Buddhism of the last century. Ajahn Chah steadily practiced the path of…

The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah

The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah

Ajahn Chah's teachings were disarming in their directness and inspiring in their relevance. He would say: "If you let go a little, you will have a little peace.

Venerable Empty-Scripture

Venerable Empty-Scripture

Ajahn Chah’s Lesson on putting Buddhist teachings into practice. Not talking or studying, but meditating, that’s what it’s about.

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