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Recollections of Ajahn Chah, Session 1 – Sep. 19, 2010

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

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] [Ajahn Chah]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 25


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7. Reading from the draft biography: Ajahn Chah falls in love. [Relationships] [Ajahn Chah] // [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] [Ajahn Chah] // [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] [Ajahn Chah]

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] [Ajahn Chah] [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] [Ajahn Chah] // [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] [Ajahn Chah] // [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 – Sep. 19, 2010

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5. Reading from the draft biography: Ajahn Chah's mentors: Ajahn Tongrat and Ajahn Kinaree [Mentoring] [Ajahn Tongrat] [Ajahn Kinaree] [Ajahn Chah] // [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] [Ajahn Chah] // [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 11 – Sep. 19, 2010

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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] [Ajahn Chah] // [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] [Ajahn Chah] // [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] [Ajahn Chah] // [Wat Tam Saeng Pet] [Rains retreat] [Sickness] [Almsround] [Teaching Dhamma] [Similes] [Upatakh]

Reference: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 705


Abhayagiri 2014 Winter Retreat, Session 44 – 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 – 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 57 – Mar. 27, 2014

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


Abhayagiri 2015 Winter Retreat, Session 9 – Jan. 16, 2015

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2. Reading from the draft biography of Ajahn Chah: The founding of Wat Pah Pong. [Ajahn Chah] [Wat Pah Pong] [Ajahn Sao]

Reference: Stillness Flowing p.123 .


The New Ajahn Chah Biography, Session 2 – Apr. 21, 2018

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2. Reading: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 40-41: Ajahn Chah's father's dying request [Family] [Death] [Monastic life/Motivation] [Ajahn Chah] // [Culture/Thailand] [Meditation]


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4. Reading: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 582: "Out of Compassion" [Compassion] [Ajahn Chah] // [Gratitude] [Mutual lay/Saṅgha support] [Teaching Dhamma] [Family]


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6. Reading: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 588-591: "Observance Day" [Lunar observance days] [Ajahn Chah] // [Abhayagiri] [Eight Precepts]


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9. Reading: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 612-614 "Faith in the Triple Gem" [Faith] [Three Refuges] [Ajahn Chah] // [Buddha] [Dhamma] [Truth] [Teaching Dhamma] [Lay life] [Recollection/Dhamma]

Simile: Digging a well — Ajahn Chah Subhaddo. [Right Effort] [Liberation]


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

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2. Reading: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 427 "Work is Dhamma Practice" [Ajahn Chah] [Work] [Eightfold Path] // [Everyday life] [Aversion]


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5. Reading: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 533-535 "A Snake in the House" [Ajahn Chah] [Similes] // [Relinquishment] [Cessation] [Saṃsāra] [Nibbāna]


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6. Reading: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 646-647 "Por Buapah" [Ajahn Chah] // [Death] [Grief] [Personal presence]

Story: Por Buapah did the cement work for the original shine at Wat Pah Nanachat and the bell tower at Wat Pah Pong. [Stupas/monuments] [Wat Pah Nanachat] [Wat Pah Pong]


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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]


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9. Reading: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 654-655 "Scientists and Academics" [Ajahn Chah] [Science] [Learning]


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10. Reading: Stillness Flowing by Ajahn Jayasaro, p. 662-664 "Por Puang" [Ajahn Chah] // [Temporary ordination] [Wat Pah Pong] [Generosity] [Recollection/Death] [Sickness] [Death] [Mutual lay/Saṅgha support] [Three Refuges]


Love, Attachment, and Friendship, Session 2 – Oct. 12, 2019

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[Session] Reading from On Love by Ajahn Jayasaro.