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Ajahn Candasiri visits Temple

Over the next few weeks we will be honored by visits from several senior monks and nuns, including Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Sucitto, and Ajahn Candasiri. From May 23–27 one of the first and most senior nuns in our community, Ajahn Candasiri, will be staying at the monastery. Ajahn Candasiri is the abbot of Milntuim Hermitage for nuns in Scotland. She has been able to accept our standing invitation to visit Temple Forest Monastery as part of a longer North American trip she is taking this spring to visit relatives in Canada as well as two monasteries there: Satisaraniya and Tisarana. She will be returning to the UK after her time at Temple.

Ajahn Candasiri will offer the Dhamma Talk on Saturday evening, May 25 (7–9pm), and possibly the meditation workshop on Sunday May 26 (1–3pm; this will be confirmed after her arrival). She should also be at the monastery for the daily 11am meal on May 24–27, and available afterwards to speak with guests. As always, everyone is welcome to come for any of these events.

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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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PDFe-book (epub) | Kindle (mobi)


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