Thai Ajahn Chah monasteries
Parent topic: Thai monasteries
Subtopics: Wat Pah Pong, Wat Tam Saeng Pet, Wat Keun, Wat Pah Nanachat, Wat Fah Krahm, Wat Pah Supattaram, Wat Pahk Kut Wai, Dtao Dum, Poo Jum Gom, Anandagiri
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Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 15Ajahn Pasanno – Jan. 26, 2014

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7. “Did Ajahn Chah ever have to use any especially powerful methods of pushing people away when the time came for them to go somewhere else?” [Fierce/direct teaching] [Ajahn Chah] // [Respect]

Story: The unpopular branch monastery. [Wat Pah Supattaram] [Thai Ajahn Chah monasteries] [Building projects] [Abbot] [Fasting]


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

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2. Story: Ajahn Somboon spends a vassa at Wat Pah Pong. Told by Ajahn Ñāṇiko and Ajahn Pasanno. [Ajahn Somboon] [Wat Pah Pong] // [Abbot] [Thai Ajahn Chah monasteries] [Ardency]


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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7. “How did Ajahn Chah communicate with his branch monasteries and how often?” [Ajahn Chah] [Thai Ajahn Chah monasteries] [Monastery organizational structure] // [Abbot] [Technology]

Story: Growth of Wat Pah Pong branch monasteries from 1975 to 1980. [Wat Pah Nanachat] [Thai Ajahn Chah monasteries]


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8. Comment: Ajahn Chah probably wasn't a micro manager. [Ajahn Chah] [Abbot]

Response by Ajahn Pasanno.

Recollection: Ajahn Chah used the branch monasteries as part of the training of senior monks. [Thai Ajahn Chah monasteries] [Sequence of training]


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 55Ajahn Pasanno – Mar. 25, 2014

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2. “Were there any other ways in which he tormented you specifically?” [Ajahn Chah] [Ajahn Pasanno] [Fierce/direct teaching]

Story: Ajahn Chah won't let Ajahn Pasanno go to a branch monastery to escape the misery of the hot season. [Culture/Natural environment] [Work] [Thai Ajahn Chah monasteries] [Restlessness and worry] [Aversion]

Story: Ajahn Chah calls Ajahn Pasanno lazy. [Pūjā]

Quote: “Do you give up?” — Ajahn Chah to Ajahn Pasanno. [Vinaya] [Relinquishment]