Temple Forest Monastery



Winter Retreat 2019

The monastic community’s annual three-month Winter Retreat is taking place, from the beginning of January to the end of March. This is a time for the sangha to put many activities down and have an extended period reserved for formal meditation practice. Nevertheless, the meal offering will be the same as usual: every day at 11 a.m. And anyone is welcome to come to the monastery to offer food to the sangha and share in the meal as well. However, there won’t be Sunday afternoon workshops for the duration of the retreat, and we won’t be accepting overnight visitors in the usual way.

Biography of Ajahn Chah

Stillness Flowing is a biography of Ajahn Chah authored by Ajahn Jayasaro, and published last year in a large hard-cover edition which is available for free distribution at the monastery. You are also welcome to download it as an e-book in any of the formats below.

This important work details the life and teachings of Luang Por Chah, widely known as Ajahn Chah, and has been in the making for over two decades. This biography is based on the 1993 Thai biography of Luang Por Chah entitled Upalamani which was also authored by Ajahn Jayasaro. It includes translations from Upalamani, in particular many of the anecdotes and reminiscences of Luang Por’s disciples, Dhamma Talks, and descriptions of the training he recieved and developed for his monastic communities, as well as a significant amount of added social, cultural, historical, and doctrinal information to provide context to an audience that may be unfamiliar with Thai culture and its Buddhist heritage.

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