The Ajahn Pasanno Question and Story Archive
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Ajahn Pasanno's 2019 Chao Khun Ceremony


New in the January 2024 release:

Due to Winter Retreat at Cittaviveka Monastery, the next release will be May 2024 at the earliest.


This release contains 1967 excerpts from 40 events, comprising over 110 hours of audio. Ajahn Kaccāna typically transcribes audio by hand and later types these transcriptions into the computer. As of this release there are 294 transcribed pages, of which 245 have been entered into the Archive. The detailed status of transcription is as follows:

Thanksgiving Retreats

The Archive incorporates previously existing transcriptions of questions asked during the 2013-2016 Thanksgiving Retreats. Tags are applied based on the transcriptions rather than the recordings themselves. Untranscribed audio recordings of Ajahn Pasanno question and answer sessions are available for the 2010-2012 Thanksgiving Retreats. Question and answer sessions with other Abhayagiri teachers have been recorded for four more Thanksgiving Retreats. If you would like to help transcribe and tag these retreats, see Want to help? for details.

Winter Retreats

All sessions from the 2014 and 2015 Winter Retreats are included in the Archive. A series of interviews and discussions with Ajahn Pasanno at the end of the 2018 Winter Retreat is included as The Teaching and the Training. Abhayagiri residents created retreat compilation discs of the 2013 and 2016 Winter Retreats, and audio recordings are available of several more Winter Retreats.

Spirit Rock Daylongs

All four recordings of daylong events led by Ajahn Pasanno at Spirit Rock Meditation Center on are included in the Archive.

Upāsikā Days

All 20 Upāsikā Days led by Ajahn Pasanno with recordings on are in the Archive.


A handwritten transcription of the 2001 Ajahn Chah Conference has been completed. Many voices contributed to this memorable event, so it will take a while to obtain permission to include their teachings in the Archive.

Known issues and limitations

Previous releases:

December 2023: