Temple Forest Monastery



Ajahn Sumedho visiting Temple Forest Monastery

We are honored to host a month-long visit from Luang Por Sumedho, who will be staying at Temple from June 1–July 1. He and Ajahn Asoko have now arrived, and Luang Por will be available to speak with visitors and offer Dhamma Talks from time to time throughout the month. When we know them in advance we will try to post these times on the Calendar.

The one event with a Dhamma Talk offered by Luang Por Sumedho that is planned so far, will be a public talk and offering ceremony held here at the monastery on Sunday, June 23 (PDF >).

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 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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