Physical food (kabaliṅkāra āhāra)
Parent topic: Nutriment
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Recollections of Ajahn Chah, Session 11Ajahn Pasanno – Sep. 19, 2010

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2. “Did you as a Westerner have any difficulties meeting Ajahn Chah either with Buddhism or with Thailand? How did it get resolved or did it get resolved?” [Culture/West] [Theravāda] [Culture/Thailand] [Ajahn Chah]

Story: Ajahn Chah replies evasively when asked three straightforward questions to teach his translator (Ajahn Pasanno) a lesson. [Ajahn Pasanno] [Aversion] [Questions] [Simplicity] [Teaching Dhamma] [Food] [Suffering]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 39Ajahn Pasanno – Feb. 27, 2014

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5. Story: Ajahn Chah prevents supporters from bringing Ajahn Sumedho special food. [Ajahn Sumedho] [Food] [Ajahn Chah]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 52Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 18, 2014

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1. Recollection: Saṅgha gatherings at Wat Pah Pong on Ajahn Chah's birthday. [Wat Pah Pong] [Saṅgha] [Ajahn Chah] // [Thai Ajahn Chah monasteries] [Protocols] [Meditation]

Recollection: Inspecting almsbowls after the meal to see if there was any food left. [Almsbowl] [Food]


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2. “Did I understand correctly, that this talk was originally given in Lao?” [Language] // [Ajahn Chah] [Thai] [Admonishment/feedback]

Story: Ajahn Pasanno translates the talk "Two Faces of Reality" for the book Bodhinyana. [Ajahn Pasanno] [Translation]

Story: Chao Khun Nor eats the same meal every day. [Chao Khun Nor] [Food] [Seclusion] [Pūjā]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 53Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 19, 2014

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2. “There were a number of different alms routes out of Wat Pah Pong. How was it decided who went on each one and how was the food distributed for the meal?” [Wat Pah Pong] [Almsround] [Almsfood] [Saṅgha decision making] // [Wat Pah Nanachat] [Ajahn Liem]

Discussion of almsfood distribution at different monasteries. Led by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Pesalo. [Ajahn Tongrat] [Wat Pah Ban Tat]

Story: Ajahn Pasanno helped pass out food at Wat Pah Pong. [Ajahn Pasanno]

Story: Ajahn Tongrat exposes a monk concealing fish in his ball of sticky rice. [Food] [Admonishment/feedback]

Comments by Ajahn Pesalo and Ajahn Pasanno about food distribution at Wat Baan Tat. [Food] [Mutual lay/Saṅgha support]

Quote: “It's incredibly tiresome how organized we [Westerners] have to be....Organic spontaneity–that's how things work in Thailand.” [Culture/West] [Culture/Thailand]


The New Ajahn Chah Biography, Session 3Ajahn Pasanno – Apr. 21, 2018

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7. Reading: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 647-648 "Por Am" [Ajahn Chah] // [Right Livelihood] [Views] [Intoxicants]

Story: Ajahn Chah teaches Por Am herbal medicine so he can avoid killing animals. [Culture/Thailand] [Food] [Precepts] [Medicinal requisites] [Ajahn Pasanno] [Health care] [Lunar observance days]

Quote: “It's not possible to defeat the Dhamma, you know, and that's why you fainted.” — Ajahn Chah to Por Am [Dhamma]


The Path of Practice, Session 1Ajahn Pasanno – Jun. 15, 2019

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8. Story: The cook assigned to look after Ajahn Pasanno doesn't understand what he can and needs to eat. [Ajahn Pasanno] [Dtao Dum] [Almsfood] [Food] // [Industry] [Meditation] [Energy] [Health] [Patience] [Culture/Natural environment]