The title of this book refers to the image of the Buddha’s teaching, the Wheel of Truth (or Dhamma). It is a wheel that he set rolling in his first discourse by proclaiming the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path of practice. This teaching remains as the axis of Ajahn Sumedho’s teaching and personal contemplative work.
This volume is a reprint of The Sound of Silence, published by Wisdom Publications in 2007 and offered by them to Amaravati Publications for free distribution. Since we aren’t sure whether Wisdom Publications will allow us to distribute this work electronically, we have removed the downloadable versions until this is clarified.
This volume contains material gathered from talks given by Ajahn Sumedho in the late 1980s and 1990s. It is made up of two collections – The Way It Is and Buddhism Now! – and an interview with John Baxter, conducted at Amaravati in 1986.
This volume contains material that spans the early and middle stages of Ajahn Sumedho’s teaching career, and has previously appeared as three separate books - ‘Mindfulness: the Path to the Deathless’ ,’Questions and Answers with Ajahn Sumedho’ and ‘The Mind and the Way.’ Since we aren’t sure whether Wisdom Publications will allow us to distribute ‘The Mind and the Way’ electronically, we have removed the downloadable versions until this is clarified.
Peace is a Simple Step brings together material that forms a foundation to Ajahn Sumedho’s teachings, from talks that were given in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It is a collection made up of three books – ‘Cittaviveka’, ‘Teachings from the Forest’ and ‘The Four Noble Truths’.
This mp3 DVD contains readings by the Abhayagiri Community from twenty-five different Thai Forest teachers with reflections and commentary by Ajahn Pasanno in response to the community’s questions. The DVD also includes the contents of six previously released mp3 CDs: the 2013 Winter Retreat, the 2012 and 2013 Thanksgiving/Monastic Retreats, the 2008 Metta Retreat, and Ānāpānasati and Viriya from the 2005 Winter Retreat. The DVD contents are also available online (opens in new tab).
This booklet offers some means to find clarity and calm within a few minutes. They can be put into practice in a range of non-specialized situations – in the time it would take you to drink a cup of tea. If you live a busy life, this guide may help you come out of the momentum of the day and give you more time. These suggestions may also offer you a way to meditate – but that’s up to you and another guide.
A collection of passages from the Pali Canon, with commentaries by Ajahn Thiradhammo. It presents a basic outline of the life of the Buddha, his teachings (Dhamma) and the monastery community (Sangha) which he founded, the traditional ‘Triple Gem’ of Buddhism.
This mp3 CD contains Dhamma talks, guided meditations, and questions and answers from the 2013 Abhayagiri Thanksgiving Monastic Retreat which occurred from November 22 to December 1 at the Angela Center in Santa Rosa, California. The pdf file contains an index of talks and questions. The CD contents are also available for online browsing and request as part of the 2014 Winter Retreat DVD Collection.
Each fall, Abhayagiri Monastery creates a photo album of the year’s events for Ajahn Pasanno to take on his December visit to Thailand. This book is available for free in pdf and epub format and can be ordered from Blurb for the cost of printing. The photos in this book can also be viewed in the gallery.