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Abhayagiri Winter Retreat 2014

Our Roots in the Thai Forest Tradition

Ajahn Pasanno and the Abhayagiri Community

Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, Redwood Valley, California

January 1 to March 31, 2014


Phra Ajahn Anan Akiñcano


Primary teacher: Ajahn Chah

Abbot of Wat Marp Jan

Seeking Buddho (pdf)

Sotāpattimagga: The Path of the Sotāpanna (pdf)

Phra Ajahn Baen Dhanākaro

Primary teacher: Ajahn Kongma

Abbot of Wat Doi Dhamma Chedi

Unpublished talk, “Aiming to Look After the Kor Patibat.” Read by Anāgārika J.R. on January 29.

Phra Ajahn Boon Choo Ṭhitaguṇo

Primary teacher: Ajahn Chah

Abbot of Wat Keun (Wat Bah Bodhiyan)

Reflections on meeting Ajahn Chah from Twigs and Branches of the Bodhinyana. Read by Tan Kovilo on March 11.

Phra Ajahn Buddhadāsa


Abbot of Wat Suan Mokh

Key to Natural Truth, Bangkok, Thailand: The Dhamma Study & Practice Group, 1988 (html)

Me and Mine: Selected Essays of Bhikkhu Buddhadāsa, ed. Donald K. Swearer, Albany: State University of New York Press, 1989

Paticcasamuppada: Practical Dependent Origination, Thailand: Suan Mokkhabalarama, 1992 (html)

Phra Ajahn Chah Subhaddo


Primary teachers: Ajahn Mun, Ajahn Taungrut, Ajahn Kinaree

Abbot of Wat Nong Pah Pong

Being Dharma, translated and edited by Paul Breiter, Boston: Shambhala Publications, 2001

The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah, Harnham, UK: Aruna Publications, 2011 (pdf)

No Ajahn Chah, compiled and edited by Dhamma Garden (pdf)

In the Shape of a Circle, translated by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu, 2001, (html)

Twigs and Branches of the Bodhinyana, unpublished rough translations of reflections from disciples of Ajahn Chah

Venerable Father: A Life with Ajahn Chah by Paul Breiter, Thailand: Buddhadharma Foundation, 1994

Unpublished draft of Ajahn Chah Biography by Ajahn Jayasaro

Phra Ajahn Dtun Thiracitto


Primary teacher: Ajahn Chah

Abbot of Wat Boonyawad

Krooba Ajahn (unpublished)

Unpublished Question and Answer Session from Ajahn Dtun's 2013 visit to Canada. Read by Beth Stef on February 2.

Phra Ajahn Dune Atulo


Primary teacher: Ajahn Mun

Abbot of Wat Burapha

Gifts He Left Behind, compiled by Phra Rajavarakhun Somsak Pandito, translated by Ajahn Ṭhānissaro, 2007 (pdf)

Mae Chee Kaew


Primary teachers: Ajahn Sao, Ajahn Mun, Ajahn Maha Boowa

Abbess of Baan Huay Sai Nunnery

Mae Chee Kaew – Her Journey to Spiritual Awakening and Enlightenment by Bhikkhu Sīlaratano, Thailand: Forest Dhamma Books, 2009 (pdf)

Upasika Kee Nanayon


Founder of Khao Suan Luang Dhamma Community

Pure and Simple, translated and introduced by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu, Sommerville: Wisdom Publications, 2005

An Unentangled Knowing, translated by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu, Barre: Dhamma Dana Publications, 1995 (pdf)

Phra Ajahn Koon Aggadhammo

Primary teacher: Ajahn Chah

Abbot of Wat Pah Po-Suwan

Interview in Twigs and Branches of the Bodhinyana. Read by Ajahn Pasanno on February 27.

Phra Ajahn Lee Dhammadaro


Primary teacher: Ajahn Mun

Abbot of Wat Asokaram

The Autobiography of Phra Ajahn Lee (pdf)

Keeping the Breath in Mind & Lessons in Samādhi, translated by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu (pdf)

The Skill of Release, translated by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu, 1995 (pdf)

Phra Ajahn Liem Ṭhitadhammo


Primary teacher: Ajahn Chah

Abbot of Wat Nong Pah Pong

“Following the Footsteps of the Enlightened Beings,” a talk at an Australian Sangha Association conference (html). Read by Beth Stef on February 26.

Krooba Ajahn (unpublished)

No Worries, Thailand: Wat Pah Nanachat, 2005 (pdf)

Santi – Peace Beyond Delusion, Thailand: Wat Pah Nanachat, 2013 (pdf)

The Ways of the Peaceful, Thailand: Wat Pah Nanachat (pdf)

Unpublished talk given by Ajahn Liem at Abhayagiri in 2009. Read by Beth Stef on March 26.

Walking with Awareness, Thailand: Wat Pah Nanachat (pdf)

Phra Ajahn Mahā Boowa Ñāṇasampanno


Primary teacher: Ajahn Mun

Abbot of Wat Pa Bahn Tahd

Arahattamagga Arahattaphala, Thailand: Forest Dhamma Books, 2005 (pdf)

Paying Our Last Respects, Thailand: Forest Dhamma Books, 2012 (pdf)

Samaṇa, Thailand: Forest Dhamma Books, 2011 (pdf)

Straight from the Heart, translated by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu, Thailand: Forest Dhamma Books, 1987 (pdf)

Phra Ajahn Mun Bhūridatto


Primary teacher: Ajahn Sao

Itinerant for most of his monk's life; stayed five years at Ban Nong Pheu monastery before his death

Ācariya Mun – A Spiritual Biography (pdf) by Ajahn Mahā Boowa.

Khandhavimutti and Samangidhamma (pdf) translated by Ajahn Paññavaḍḍho (alternative translations: Bhikkhu Khemasanto, Ajahn Thanissaro). Read by Tan Pesalo on January 22.

Phra Ajahn Piak Kantasīlo

Primary teacher: Ajahn Chah

Abbot of Wat Cittabhāvana

Krooba Ajahn (unpublished)

Unpublished talk on peace given to Wat Pah Nanachat monks going to Dtao Dum. Read by Anāgārika J.R. on February 24.

Phra Ajahn Plien Paññapatipo


Primary teachers: Ajahn Brohm, Ajahn Pu Thet, Ajahn Teur, Ajahn Waen

Abbot of Wat Aranyawiwake

Mindfulness of Death (pdf)

Phra Ajahn Sim Buddhacaro


Primary teacher: Ajahn Mun

Lived in a remote monastery in Chiang Dao (Chiang Mai)

Simply So, 1995 (html)

Phra Ajahn Suwat Suvaco


Primary teachers: Ajahn Mun and Ajahn Funn

Founded four monasteries in US including Wat Metta

Fistful of Sand & The Light of Discernment, translated by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu, 1999 (pdf)

Phra Ajahn Teean Cittasubho


The Singular Quality of an Ordinary Monk by Vatana Supromajakr, M.D., translated by Bhikkhu Nirodho (html)

Phra Ajahn Thate Desaransi


Primary teachers: Ajahn Sao and Ajahn Mun

Abbot of Wat Hin Makpeng

Steps Along the Path, translated by Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu, 1994 (pdf)

Phra Ajahn Tong Jan Buddhañāno

Primary teacher: Ajahn Chah

Abbot of Hup Kao Pa Hermitage

“Training Under Ajahn Chah” from Twigs and Branches of the Bodhinyana. Read by Debbie Stamp on March 25.

Phra Ajahn Toon Cittasallo

Primary teacher: Ajahn Chah

Abbot of Wat Tam Saeng Pet

Reflections about Wat Pah Pong from Twigs and Branches of the Bodhinyana. Read by Tan Kovilo on February 13.

Phra Chao Khun Upāli Guṇūpamājahn


Friends with Ajahn Mun

Abbot of Wat Boromniwat

The Natural Character of Awakening, translated by Hāsapañño Bhikkhu, 2012

Phra Ajahn Wanchai Vicitto

Primary teacher: Ajahn Mahā Boowa

Abbot of Wat Pu-Sangho

Fighting for Freedom Within, Thailand: Wat Pu-sangho Forest Monastery, 2012

Krooba Ajahn (unpublished)

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