This guide is aimed at providing an introduction to some aspects of monastic discipline for those lay people who are interested in understanding the background to the rules and conventions which structure the way of life of the monks and nuns of the Forest Tradition.
A short essay explaining the choice of name for Abhayagiri Monastery, the first Western Forest Sangha branch monastery in America.
An essay on relating to thought by Ajahn Amaro.
This small booklet was compiled and edited from talks given by Venerable Ajahn Sumedho on the central teaching of the Buddha: that the unhappiness of humanity can be overcome through spiritual means.
A Guide to Walking Meditation written by Luang Por Liem Ṭhitadhammo translated by Ṭhāniyo Bhikkhu.
A short history of how western monks came to Ajahn Chah.
An assortment of similes and comparisons used by Ajahn Chah as a method of teaching.
This collection of ten talks, given by Ajahn Chah in Thailand and England, was was one of the earliest publications in English of Ajahn Chah’s teachings.
This book contains a collection of teachings of Ajahn Sumedho given to people who are familiar with Theravāda Buddhism and have some experience of meditation. Most of the chapters are edited from talks given during retreats for lay people or for Ajahn Sumedho’s monastic disciples.