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Ajaan Chah


Title: Ajaan Chah


Ajaan Chah


Note: An excellent collection of books and transcribed talks by Ajaan Chah is available from Abhayagiri Monastery.

Bodhinyana: A Collection of Dhamma Talks, by The Venerable Ajahn Chah, (Phra Bodhinyana Thera) (1997; 68pp./204KB)

Nine talks on meditation practice — some delivered to lay followers, some to monks.

In Body and Mind, by Ajahn Chah, translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (2012; 34pp./284KB) inbodyandmind_en.pdf (34pp./284KB)

A Dhamma talk given on August 23, 1978. [Not available in HTML]

Not for Sure: Two Dhamma Talks, by Ajahn Chah, translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (2010; 17pp./51KB)

We suffer as a result of clinging to what is fundamentally inconstant (anicca). So don't fall for what you like; don't fall for what you dislike. Learn to punch your likes and dislikes before they punch you!

Food for the Heart, by Venerable Ajahn Chah (1994; 96pp./287KB)

These ten talks were given to bhikkhus at Ajaan Chah's monastery in Thailand and contain a wealth of insight and humor into all aspects of Dhamma practice. Much of this material is probably more accessible to long-term students, rather than to newcomers to meditation.

In Simple Terms: 108 Dhamma Similes, by Ajahn Chah, translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (2011; 33pp./100KB)

A marvelous collection of Dhamma similes from one of the Thai forest tradition's great teachers.

Living Dhamma, by Venerable Ajahn Chah, translated from the Thai by The Sangha at Wat Pah Nanachat (1994; 75pp./226KB)

Nine talks by Ajaan Chah. Highlights: the classic “Our Real Home” and “Tuccho Pothila (Venerable Empty-Scripture),” a humorous and penetrating reminder that the real practice of Dhamma lies within.

Our Real Home: A Talk to an Aging Lay Disciple Approaching Death, by Ajaan Chah, translated from the Thai by The Sangha at Wat Pah Nanachat (1994; 10pp./30KB)


Our Real Home, by Ajaan Chah, translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (2011; 12pp./35KB)

This is a talk that Ajahn Chah recorded at the request of one of his students whose mother was on her deathbed. The student had expected just a short message for his mother, but instead Ajahn Chah gave this extended talk of consolation and encouragement for the mother and the whole family.

In the Shape of a Circle, by Venerable Ajahn Chah, translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff) (2011; 18pp./55KB)

A talk given to a visiting monk who was getting discouraged in his practice.

A Taste of Freedom, by Ajahn Chah (1994; 50pp./149KB)

A collection of ten talks delivered by Ajaan Chah in Thailand and England. These talks, given in Ajaan Chah's uniquely humorous and incisive conversational tone, span a range of Dhamma topics, from the cultivation of a balanced mind in meditation practice, to the overcoming of habitual ways of perceiving the world that obstruct the arising of liberating insight.

The Teachings of Ajahn Chah: A Collection of Ajahn Chah's Translated Dhamma Talks, by Ajahn Chah (2007; 725pp./3.6MB) the_teachings_of_ajahn_chah_web_en.pdf (725pp./3.6MB)

A comprehensive anthology of Ajaan Chah's Dhamma talks, translated into English. The talks include all those that have been previously published in the following books: Bodhinyana (1982), A Taste of Freedom (fifth impression, 2002), Living Dhamma (1992), Food for the Heart (1992), The Path to Peace (1996), Clarity of Insight (2000), Unshakeable Peace (2003), and Everything is Teaching Us (2004). [This book is available only as a PDF document.] [Not available in HTML]

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