Ajahn Suwat

Fistful of Sand & The Light of Discernment: Teachings of Phra Ajahn Suwat Suvaco

Fistful of Sand & The Light of Discernment: Teachings of Phra Ajahn Suwat Suvaco

In 1989 Ajahn Suwat, the founder of Metta Forest Monastery, guided a meditation retreat for Westerners at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA. 

Fistful of Sand contains the translations of the Dhamma talks and question and answer sessions from that retreat. 

The Light of Discernment is a collection of translations of Dhamma talks by Luang Pu Suwat given at Metta Forest Monastery.


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About Ajahn Suwat

Ajahn Suwat Suvaco (1919-2002), born in Thailand, joined the Sangha at the age of 20. Two or three years later he became a disciple of Ajahn Funn Acaro. He was also a disciple of Ajahn Mun for a short time.

After Ajahn Funn's death Ajahn Suwat remained in his monastery to oversee the royal funeral of his teacher and the construction of a monument and museum in honour of Ajahn Funn. In the 1980s Ajahn Suwat went to the United States where he founded four monasteries. In 1996 he returned to Thailand.

You yourselves must strive, the Buddhas only point the way

Buddha, Dhp 276
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