Ajahn Dune

Gifts He Left Behind: The Dhamma Legacy of Phra Ajahn Dune Atulo

Gifts He Left Behind: The Dhamma Legacy of Phra Ajahn Dune Atulo

This book is a compilation of Ajahn Dune’s short teachings — pure truths at the highest level, lessons and admonishments he gave his students, answers to questions, and passages from the Buddha’s words in the Canon that he always liked to quote.

Also included are the events, locations, and people who were involved, to help make the passages easier to understand and more inviting to read. Translated from the Thai by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu.

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About Ajahn Dune

Ajahn Dune Atulo (1888-1983) ordained at the age of 22 and after becoming disillusioned with his life as an uneducated town monk, he left to study in Ubon Ratchathani, where he befriended Ajahn Singh Khantiyagamo and reordained in the Dhammayut sect where he bevame a disciple of Ajahn Mun.

After wandering for 19 years through the forests and mountains of Thailand and Cambodia, Ajahn Dune received an order from his ecclesiastical superiors to head a combined study and practice monastery in Surin. It was thus that he took over the abbotship of Wat Burapha, in the middle of the town, in 1934. There he remained until his death in 1983.

You yourselves must strive, the Buddhas only point the way

Buddha, Dhp 276