Ajahn Lee

Ajahn Lee

Ajahn Lee

Phra Suddhidhammaransi Gambhiramedhacarya (1907–1961), commonly known as Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo, was a meditation teacher in the Thai Forest Tradition of the Dhammayuttika Nikaya order of Theravada Buddhism.

He was born in the Ubon Ratchathani Province of Isan and was a student of Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta. Ajahn Lee is regarded as one of the greatest teachers and meditation masters of the Thai Forest Tradition of the 20th century.

Among the forest monks, he devised comprehensive meditation instructions, and composed a detailed map of the jhānas. He was one of the first teachers to bring the teachings of the Forest Tradition to the mainstream of Thai society. He never spoke of his own meditative attainments, however it was widely discussed among his students that he may have had psychic powers.

Basic Themes: Four Treatises on Buddhist Practice
06-04-22
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Basic Themes: Four Treatises on Buddhist Practice

Ajahn Lee

Uniquely among the Ajahns in the Thai Wilderness tradition Ajahn Lee composed systematic treatises on the practice. These are valuable documents…

Food for Thought
06-04-22
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Food for Thought

Ajahn Lee

The title of this collection reflects how it invites the reader to fill in the spaces suggested by the talks to reflect on how the images and teachings they…

Frames of Reference
06-04-22
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Frames of Reference

Ajahn Lee

A practical explanation for meditators of the four frames of reference from the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta (the Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness) by Ajahn…

Inner Strength
06-04-22
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Inner Strength

Ajahn Lee

A collection of 20 Dhamma Talks by Ajahn Lee, from the basics of breath meditation to longer talks with extended metaphors on consciousnesses…

Keeping the Breath in Mind
06-04-22
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Keeping the Breath in Mind

Ajahn Lee

A fundamental guidebook for breath meditation and practicing the jhānas (concentration absorptions) by Ajahn Lee.

Starting out Small
06-04-22
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Starting out Small

Ajahn Lee

In this collection of talks Ajahn Lee covers the sorts of questions that occur to people new to meditation— Why meditate? How should I meditate? And why in that…

The Autobiography of Phra Ajahn Lee
06-04-22
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The Autobiography of Phra Ajahn Lee

Ajahn Lee

Phra Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo was one of the foremost teachers in the Thai forest ascetic tradition of meditation founded at the turn of the twentieth century by…

The Craft of the Heart
06-04-22
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The Craft of the Heart

Ajahn Lee

This book, Ajahn Lee’s first, is also his most comprehensive, covering all aspects of the path of practice, from taking the five precepts to the attainment of…

The Heightened Mind
06-04-22
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The Heightened Mind

Ajahn Lee

In previous collections of Ajahn Lee’s talks, the main focus has been on technique. Here the focus is more on attitudes to bring to the practice of…

The Skill of Release
06-04-22
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The Skill of Release

Ajahn Lee

A selection of Ajahn Lee’s teachings, including a few full talks, some short passages, and sometimes even half-thoughts, if they seemed provocative enough.