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Recollections of Ajahn Chah, Session 1: His Life and Teachings Part 1Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 19, 2010 [Ajahn Chah]

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4. Reading from the draft biography: Ajahn Chah's birthplace and early life. [Culture/Thailand] [Family] [Children]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 22


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5. Reading from the draft biography: At the age of nine, Ajahn Chah asks to go to the village monastery. [Family] [Novices]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 25


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7. Reading from the draft biography: Ajahn Chah falls in love. [Relationships] // [Culture/Thailand] [Sense of urgency] [Sensual desire]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 34


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8. Reading from the draft biography: Ajahn Chah ordains at age 20. [Ordination] // [Culture/Thailand] [Military] [Merit] [Sense of urgency] [Learning] [Pāṭimokkha]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 37


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9. Reading from the draft biography: Ajahn Chah obsesses about food. [Food] [Sensual desire]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 39

Quote: “Close the doors. I'm going to eat noodles today!” — Ajahn Chah. Quoted by Ajahn Pasanno.


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10. Reading from the draft biography: Ajahn Chah accepts his dying father's request to stay as a monk for life. [Family] [Monastic life/Motivation] [Sickness] [Death] [Determination] // [Mindfulness of body] [Sense of urgency] [Saṃsāra]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 40

Quote: “I dedicate my body and mind, my whole life, to the practice of the Lord Buddha’s teachings in their entirety. I will realize the truth in this lifetime … I will let go of everything and follow the teachings. No matter how much suffering and difficulty I have to endure I will persevere, otherwise there will be no end to my doubts. I will make this life as even and continuous as a single day and night. I will abandon attachments to mind and body and follow the Buddha’s teachings until I know their truth for myself.” — Ajahn Chah [Ardency] [Patience] [Doubt] [Continuity of mindfulness] [Relinquishment] [Knowledge and vision]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 42

The singular quality of Ajahn Chah's resolution. Reflection by Ajahn Pasanno.


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12. Reading from the draft biography: Ajahn Mun's character and legacy [Ajahn Mun] [Thai Forest Tradition] // [Culture/Thailand] [Perception of a samaṇa] [Great disciples] [Ascetic practices] [Rains retreat] [Almsround] [Psychic powers] [Discernment] [Liberation] [History/Thai Buddhism]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 52

Suttas: Dhp 65, Dhp 92

Story: Ajahn Mun disappears after being appointed abbot. [Abbot] [Seclusion]


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13. Reading from the draft biography: Ajahn Chah visits Ajahn Mun. [Ajahn Mun] [Tudong] // [Relics] [Cleanliness] [Perception of a samaṇa] [Personal presence] [Vinaya] [Conscience and prudence] [Teaching Dhamma] [Knowing itself] [Nature of mind] [Conventions] [Unconditioned] [Faith]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 54


Recollections of Ajahn Chah, Session 7: His Life and Teachings Part 2Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 19, 2010 [Ajahn Chah]

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5. Reading from the draft biography: Ajahn Chah's mentors: Ajahn Tongrat and Ajahn Kinaree [Mentoring] [Ajahn Tongrat] [Ajahn Kinaree] // [Personality] [Respect for elders] [Upatakh] [Tudong] [Visiting holy sites] [Robes] [Relinquishment] [Monastic crafts] [Pace of life] [Craving]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 73

Story: Ajahn Chah meets Ajahn Tongrat.

Story: Ajahn Mun teaches his teacher, Ajahn Sao. [Ajahn Sao] [Ajahn Mun] [Liberation]


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6. Reading from the draft biography: Ajahn Chah leaves his companions and stays alone. [Tudong] [Seclusion] [Culture/Thailand] // [Spiritual friendship]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 89

Quote: “Where is the good person? He lies within us. If we're good, then wherever we go, the goodness stays with us.” — Ajahn Chah [Virtue] [Blame and praise]


Recollections of Ajahn Chah, Session 10: Short readingsAjahn Pasanno – Sep. 19, 2010 [Ajahn Chah]

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1. Reading: Beyond Doubt. [Doubt] // [Hearing the true Dhamma] [Teachers] [Buddha] [Spiritual search] [Relinquishment] [Present moment awareness] [Emptiness] [Characteristics of existence] [Conditionality] [Practicing in accordance with Dhamma] [Liberation]


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2. Reading: Everyday. [Everyday life] // [Ardency] [Sloth and torpor]

Simile: A child learning to write. [Similes]


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3. Reading: Catching a Lizard. [Similes] // [Meditation/General advice] [Sense restraint] [Mindfulness of breathing] [Mindfulness] [Clear comprehension]


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4. Reading: One Seat. [Similes] // [Mindfulness] [Buddho mantra] [Volitional formations]


Recollections of Ajahn Chah, Session 11: His Life and Teachings Part 3Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 19, 2010 [Ajahn Chah]

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6. Reading from the draft biography: Ajahn Chah in the early years: spare, stern, and vigorous. [Personality] [Personal presence] [Ardency] [Ascetic practices] // [Similes]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 137

Quote: “Nibbāna lies on the shores of death.” — Ajahn Chah [Nibbāna] [Death]


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7. Reading from the draft biography: Building the road to Tam Sang Pet. [Wat Tam Saeng Pet] [Work] // [Culture/Natural environment] [Ajahn Anek] [Patience] [Perception of a samaṇa] [Ardency]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 428

Quote: “Patient endurance is the general of practice.” — Ajahn Chah


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8. Reading from the draft biography: Ajahn Chah's ability to draw people in and respond with compassion. [Personal presence] [Compassion] [Generosity] // [Wat Tam Saeng Pet] [Rains retreat] [Sickness] [Almsround] [Teaching Dhamma] [Similes] [Upatakh]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 705


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9. Reading: Ajahn Chah's first Western disciple. [Ajahn Sumedho] [History/Western Buddhist monasticism] // [Military] [Humor] [Monastic life] [Wat Pah Pong]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 486


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10. Reading: Ajahn Gavesako's first impressions of Wat Pah Pong. [Ajahn Gavesako] [Wat Pah Pong] // [Almsround] [Perception of a samaṇa] [Cleanliness] [Humor] [Unwholesome Roots] [Dhamma] [Gratitude] [Upatakh]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 502


Right Livelihood, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Apr. 21, 2013 [Right Livelihood]

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1. Readings: Buddhist Economics: A Middle Way for the Market Place by P. A. Payutto, p. 19; Buddhist Economics: A Middle Way for the Market Place by P. A. Payutto, p. 36. [Commerce/economics] [Requisites]


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23. Reading: Constitution for Living p. 33; Constitution for Living p. 35.


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The Whole of the Path: The Fruits of Spiritual Friendship, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 22, 2013

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4. “Can you say more about the practice of awareness of arising and ceasing in relation to discernment and right view?” [Becoming] [Cessation] [Mindfulness] [Discernment] [Right View] // [Impermanence] [Ajahn Chah] [Conditionality] [Self-identity view] [Happiness] [Mindfulness of mind] [Patience]

Reading from an unnamed recent Ajahn Chah book. [Relinquishment] [Practicing in accordance with Dhamma]

Quote: “I don't teach you guys much. Just be patient.” — Ajahn Chah


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 2: The Training of the HeartAjahn Pasanno – Jan. 7, 2014

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3. Reading: “The Training of the Heart” from Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah, pp. 505-516. Read by Ajahn Karuṇadhammo.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 3: Watch Your Mind and Escape Mara's Snare Part 1Ajahn Pasanno – Jan. 10, 2014

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2. Reading: “Watch Your Mind and Escape Māra's Snare” from Santi – Peace Beyond Delusion by Ajahn Liem, pp. 6-23. Read by Ajahn Ñāṇiko.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 4: Watch Your Mind and Escape Mara's Snare Part 2Ajahn Pasanno – Jan. 11, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “Watch Your Mind and Escape Māra's Snare” from Santi – Peace Beyond Delusion by Ajahn Liem, pp. 23-36. Read by Ajahn Ñāṇiko.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 5: Keeping the Breath in Mind and Lessons in SamādhiAjahn Pasanno – Jan. 12, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “Introduction” and “The Art of Letting Go” from Keeping the Breath in Mind and Lessons in Samādhi by Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo pp. v-viii and 28-30. Read by Ajahn Jotipālo.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 6: The Peace BeyondAjahn Pasanno – Jan. 13, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “The Peace Beyond” from Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah, pp. 9-19. Read by Ajahn Ahiṃsako.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 8: Birth and DeathAjahn Pasanno – Jan. 17, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “Birth and Death” from Straight from the Heart by Ajahn Mahā Boowa, pp. 55-71. Read by Ajahn Cunda.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 9: Not SureAjahn Pasanno – Jan. 18, 2014

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1. Reading: Interview with Ajahn Bprasert Thavaro from Twigs and Branches of the Bodhinyana. Read by Ajahn Kaccāna. [Ajahn Chah] // [Practicing in accordance with Dhamma] [Impermanence]


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2. Reading: “Not Sure” from Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah, pp. 599-612. Read by Ajahn Kaccāna.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 10: Detachment within ActivityAjahn Pasanno – Jan. 19, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “Detachment Within Activity” from Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah, pp. 291-304. Read by Ajahn Kovilo.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 11: Direct Route to the End of All SufferingAjahn Pasanno – Jan. 20, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “The Direct Route to the End of All Suffering” from Arahattamagga Arahattaphala by Ajahn Mahā Boowa, pp. 9-23. Read by Tan Pamutto.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 12: Unshakeable PeaceAjahn Pasanno – Jan. 21, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “Unshakeable Peace” from Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah, pp. 427-439. Read by Tan Khemako.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 13: Khandavimutti and SamangidhammaAjahn Pasanno – Jan. 22, 2014

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[Session] Reading: Khandhavimutti and Samangidhamma by Ajahn Mun, translated by Ajahn Paññavaḍḍho, p. 29-40. Read by Ajahn Pesalo.

Alternative translations: Bhikkhu Khemasanto, Ajahn Thanissaro.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 14: Visions of a SamaṇaAjahn Pasanno – Jan. 25, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “Visions of a Samaṇa” from Samaṇa by Ajahn Mahā Boowa pp. 11-12, 16-17, 18-25. Read by Ajahn Ṭhitapañño. Translated by Ajahn Ṭhānissaro.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 15: Unshakeable PeaceAjahn Pasanno – Jan. 26, 2014 [Ajahn Chah]

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[Session] Reading: “Unshakeable Peace” (continued) from Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah, pp. 453-471. Read by Ajahn Sudhīro.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 16: A Higher TrainingAjahn Pasanno – Jan. 27, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “A Higher Training” from Fighting for Freedom Within by Ajahn Wanchai pp. 25-38. Read by Ajahn Suhajjo.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 17: Fearless Warrior Spirit and Blessing of a LifetimeAjahn Pasanno – Jan. 28, 2014

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[Session] Reading: Chapters “Fearless Warrior Spirit” and “Blessing of a Lifetime” from Mae Chee Kaew: Her Journey to Spiritual Awakening and Enlightenment by Ajahn Dick Sīlaratano, pp. 33-49. Read by Tan Khantiko. [Mae Chee Kaew]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 18: The Spirit of a Warrior and Kor PatipadaAjahn Pasanno – Jan. 29, 2014

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1. Reading: “The Spirit of a Warrior,” unpublished talk by Ajahn Dtun in Krooba Ajahn. Read by Anagārika J.R..


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2. Reading: “Aiming to Look After the Kor Patibat,” unpublished talk by Ajahn Baen. Read by Anagārika J.R..


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 19: Pure and SimpleAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 1, 2014

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3. Reading:Reading the Mind” from Pure and Simple, by Upasika Kee Nanayon, pp. 163-177. Read by Debbie Stamp.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 20: Ajahn Dtun Questions and AnswersAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 2, 2014

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2. Reading: Unpublished Q & A session from Ajahn Dtun's 2013 visit to Canada. Read by Beth Steff.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 21: Kondañña KnowsAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 3, 2014

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2. Reading: “Kondañña Knows” from Being Dharma by Ajahn Chah (commercial) pp. 151-168.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 22: Steps Along the PathAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 4, 2014

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[Session] Reading: Steps Along the Path by Ajahn Thate pp. 3-12. Read by Ajahn Jotipālo.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 23: Looking WithinAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 5, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “Looking Within” from Me and Mine by Ajahn Buddhadāsa pp. 69-77. Read by Ajahn Ñāṇiko.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 24: Gifts He Left BehindAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 6, 2014

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2. Reading: Gifts He Left Behind by Ajahn Dune: Introduction. Read by Ajahn Ahiṃsako.


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4. Reading: Gifts He Left Behind by Ajahn Dune: Biographical Sketch and pp. 105-109, 1, 3, 6-9, 11-12, 15-19, 77. Read by Ajahn Ahiṃsako.


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7. Reading: “Its Easy if You are not Attached,” Gifts He Left Behind by Ajahn Dune, p. 77. Read by Ajahn Ahiṃsako. [Ajahn Dune] [Wat Burapha] // [Rains retreat]

Quote: “It's the nature of light to be bright; it's the nature of noise to be loud.” [Contact] [Sense restraint] [Discernment]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 26: The Principle of the PresentAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 10, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “The Principle of the Present,” Straight from the Heart by Ajahn Mahā Boowa, pp. 129-149. Read by Ajahn Cunda.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 27: In the Shape of a CircleAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 11, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “In the Shape of a Circle,” Still, Flowing Water by Ajahn Chah p 77. Read by Ajahn Kaccāna.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 28: Mindfulness of DeathAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 12, 2014

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[Session] Reading: Mindfulness of Death by Ajahn Plien, pp. 1-20. Read by Ajahn Ṭhitapañño.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 29: Reflections about Wat Pah PongAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 13, 2014

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2. Reading: Reflections about Wat Pah Pong by Ajahn Toon from Twigs and Branches of the Bodhinyana. Read by Tan Kovilo.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 30: Ordination: Going ForthAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 16, 2014

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2. Reading: “Ordination: Going Forth” from The Ways of the Peaceful by Ajahn Liem pp. 23-33. Read by Tan Pamutto.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 31: Breath Meditation CondensedAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 17, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “Breath Meditation Condensed” from An Unentangled Knowing by Upasikā Kee Nanayon, pp. 29-36. Read by Tan Khemako.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 32: Venerable FatherAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 18, 2014

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[Session] Reading: Readings from Venerable Father by Paul Breiter (commercial), pp. 28-36, 37-45, and 52-54. Read by Ajahn Pesalo.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 33: From the Darkness to the LightAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 19, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “From the Darkness to the Light,” unpublished talk by Ajahn Liem in Krooba Ajahn. Read by Ajahn Sudhīro.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 34: The Skill of ReleaseAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 20, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “By Way of Introduction” and “Why Meditate?” from The Skill of Release by Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo pp. 1-3 and pp. 20-31. Read by Ajahn Suhajjo.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 35: River and Ocean and Collected TeachingsAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 21, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “River and Ocean” and “Collected Teachings” from Mae Chee Kaew: Her Journey to Spiritual Awakening and Enlightenment by Ajahn Dick Sīlaratano pp. 206-207 and pp. 231-242. Read by Tan Khantiko.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 36: The Middleness of the Middle WayAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 24, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “The Middleness of the Middle Way” from Samaṇa by Ajahn Mahā Boowa, pp. 127-134. Read by Anagārika J.R..


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1. Reading: Unpublished talk on peace by Ajahn Piak given to Wat Pah Nanachat monks going to Dtao Dum. Read by Anagārika J.R..


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 37: Paticca-Samuppada: Practical Dependent OriginationAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 25, 2014

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[Session] Reading: Paticcasamuppāda: Practical Dependent Origination by Ajahn Buddhadāsa, selections from pp. 22-45. Read by Debbie Stamp.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 38: Following the Footsteps of Enlightened BeingsAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 26, 2014

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1. Reading: “A Short Biography” from No Worries by Ajahn Liem pp. 101, 104-115. Read by Beth Steff.


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2. Reading:Following the Footsteps of the Enlightened Beings,” a talk by Ajahn Liem at an Australian Sangha Association conference. Read by Beth Steff.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 39: Interview with Luang Por KoonAjahn Pasanno – Feb. 27, 2014

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2. Reading: Interview with Ajahn Koon in Twigs and Branches of the Bodhinyana.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 40: The Natural Character of AwakeningAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 2, 2014

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2. Reading: The Natural Character of Awakening by Chao Khun Upāli, pp. 58-67. Read by Ajahn Jotipālo.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 41: Steady PracticeAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 3, 2014

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1. Reading: Background of the talk “Steady Practice” from Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah, p. 818. Read by Ajahn Ahiṃsako.


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3. Reading: “Steady Practice” from Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah, pp. 277-290. Read by Ajahn Ahiṃsako.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 42: The Dhamma-Truth of Samatha-Vipassana for the Nuclear AgeAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 4, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “The Dhamma-Truth of Samatha-Vipassana for the Nuclear Age” from Key to Natural Truth by Ajahn Buddhadāsa pp. 111-131. Read by Ajahn Ñāṇiko.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 43: Straightening Out Your ViewsAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 5, 2014

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2. Reading: “Straightening Out Your Views” from Fistful of Sand & The Light of Discernment by Ajahn Suwat, pp. 48-51. Read by Ajahn Kassapo.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 44: Ajahn Chah: The Tudong YearsAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 6, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “1946-1954: The Tudong Years” from the draft biography of Ajahn Chah. Read by Ajahn Cunda.

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 44.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 45: Ajahn Chah: A Simple MonkAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 7, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “A Simple Monk” from the draft biography of Ajahn Chah. Read by Ajahn Kaccāna.

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 73. (The draft biograpy contains many details not in the final text.)


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 46: Maraṇussati: Keeping the End in MindAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 10, 2014

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1. Reading: Short recollection of Ajahn Chah from the talk “Life with Ajahn Chah” by Ajahn Anan. Read by Ajahn Ṭhitapañño.


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2. Reading: “Maraṇānussati – Keeping the End in Mind” from Seeking Buddho by Ajahn Anan pp. 69-74 and 91-92. Read by Ajahn Ṭhitapañño.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 47: Meeting Ajahn ChahAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 11, 2014

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[Session] Reading: Reflections on meeting Ajahn Chah by Ajahn Boon Choo from Twigs and Branches of the Bodhinyana. Read by Ajahn Kovilo.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 48: Conversations with Ajahn PiakAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 12, 2104

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[Session] Reading: Ajahn Piak, selected conversations with Western monks from Krooba Ajahn. Read by Tan Pamutto.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 49: The Singular Quality of an Ordinary MonkAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 13, 2014

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[Session] Reading: Readings from the biography Luangpor Teean: The Singular Quality of an Ordinary Monk by Vatana Supromajakr, M.D.. Read by Tan Khemako.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 50: The Customs of the Noble OnesAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 14, 2014

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1. Reading: “The Customs of the Noble Ones” by Ajahn Ṭhānissaro. Read by Ajahn Pesalo.


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2. Reading: Recollections of Ajahn Tongrat by Ajahn Gi from Krooba Ajahn. Read by Ajahn Pesalo.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 51: Conversations with Ajahn WanchaiAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 17, 2014

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[Session] Reading: Ajahn Wanchai, questions and answers with the monks of Wat Pah Nanachat from Krooba Ajahn. Read by Ajahn Sudhīro.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 52: Toilets on the Path Part 1Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 18, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “Toilets on the Path” from Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah, pp. 723-734. Read by Ajahn Suhajjo.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 53: Toilets on the Path Part 2Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 19, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “Toilets on the Path” (continued) from Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah, pp. 734-745. Read by Tan Khantiko.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 54: SotāpattimaggaAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 21, 2014

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[Session] Readings from Sotāpattimagga by Ajahn Anan: “The Peaceful Heart Discovers the Truth” (partial), pp. 21-23; “When Calm Arises, Investigate the Body,” pp. 41-45; “When the Practice Declines,” pp. 68-70; “Nibbana is the Highest Happiness,” pp. 89-91. Read by Anagārika J.R..

Story: Ajahn Pasanno meets Ajahn Anan when Ajahn Anan was still a lay person. [Ajahn Pasanno] [Ajahn Anan]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 55: Training under Ajahn ChahAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 25, 2014

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[Session] Reading: "Training under Ajahn Chah" by Ajahn Tong Jon from Twigs and Branches of the Bodhinyana. Read by Debbie Stamp. Translated by Ajahn Kovilo.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 56: The Beauty Comes from WithinAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 26, 2014

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1. Reading: “The Beauty Comes from Within” from Paying Our Last Respects in Commemoration of Ajahn Mahā Boowa, pp. 149-151. Read by Beth Steff.


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2. Reading: Unpublished talk given by Ajahn Liem at Abhayagiri in 2009. Read by Beth Steff.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 57: Source and StreamAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 27, 2014

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2. Reading: "About the Author" from Simply So by Ajahn Sim. [Ajahn Sim] // [Ajahn Mun] [Geography/Thailand] [Posture/Sitting]

Story: Ajahn Pabhakaro asks the Bung Wai villagers to sit full lotus. [Joseph Kappel] [Wat Pah Nanachat] [Lunar observance days]


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3. Reading: “Source and Stream” from Simply So by Ajahn Sim. Translated by Ajahn Jayasaro.


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 58: Discernment versus Self-Deception and Awareness Right at AwarenessAjahn Pasanno – Mar. 28, 2014

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[Session] Reading: “Discernment Versus Self-Deception” and “Awareness Right at Awareness" from An Unentangled Knowing by Upasikā Kee Nanayon pp. 87-90 and 14-17. Read by Ajahn Jotipālo.


Death and Dying, Session 1: Practical and Social Aspects of Death and DyingAjahn Pasanno – May. 9, 2014 [Death]

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2. Reading: Five qualities of good patients and nurses (Kd 8.26.5) [Sickness] [Health care]


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3. Reading: AN 6.16: Nakula's Father [Sickness] [Relationships]


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4. Reading: SN 41.10: Death of Citta the Householder [Great disciples] // [Deva] [Faith] [Three Refuges] [Generosity]


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5. Reading: SN 55.24-25: Sarakāni [Stream entry] [Intoxicants]


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7. Readings: MN 143, SN 2.20: Death of Anāthapiṇḍika [Great disciples] // [Sense bases] [Relinquishment] [Teaching Dhamma] [Lay life] [Deva]


Thai Forest Tradition, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 14, 2014 [Thai Forest Tradition]

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10. Reading: "The Ballad of Liberation from the Khandas," from A Heart Released by Ajahn Mun, p. 37 // [Ajahn Mun] [Culture/Thailand]

Quote: “The Dhamma stays as the Dhamma, the khandas stay as khandas. That's all.” [Dhamma] [Aggregates]


Thai Forest Tradition, Session 2Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Karuṇadhammo – Jun. 14, 2014 [Thai Forest Tradition]

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1. Reading: "Visions of a Sāmaṇa" from Samaṇa by Ajahn Mahā Boowa, p. 11. Read by Ajahn Karuṇadhammo. [Ajahn Mahā Boowa] // [Monastic life/Motivation] [Ajahn Mun]


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7. Reading: "Discernment versus self-deception" from An Unentangled Knowing by Upasikā Kee Nanayon, p. 102. Read by Ajahn Pasanno. [Discernment] [Delusion]


Thai Forest Tradition, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 14, 2014 [Thai Forest Tradition]

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2. Reading: Santi – Peace Beyond Delusion by Ajahn Liem, p. 17. Read by Ajahn Karuṇadhammo. [Ajahn Liem]


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5. “In an earlier reading, Ajahn Mun mentioned the primal mind. Is that what you're discussing here?” [Ajahn Mun] [Nature of mind] // [Knowing itself] [Ajahn Chah]

Reading: Questions and answers regarding the primal mind from Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah, p. 478.


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9. Reading: Excerpt from "The Training the Heart," Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah, p. 509. // [Ajahn Sumedho] [Translation]