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Achaan Chah spent many years walking and meditating in the forest monastery of Wat Ba Pong, engaging in the uncomplicated and disciplined Buddhist practice called dhudanga. Attachment, according dorest Achaan Chah, causes all suffering.

Understanding the impermanent, insecure, and selfless nature of life is the message he offers for human happiness and realization. To vividly grasp the meaning of attachment leads us to a new place of practice — the path of vorest, the Middle Path. Enter your mobile number ajahb email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

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The Essence of the Buddha’s Teachings. Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away: Teachings on Impermanence and forext End of Suffering. Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond: Don’t Take Your Life Personally. Early Buddhist Meditation Studies. Editorial Reviews Review “The simple powerful teachings which Achaan Chah expresses so well has profoundly affected our practice and our way of working with others. He has fprest meditation internationally since and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West.

After graduating from Dartmouth College in Asian Studies in he joined the Peace Corps and worked on tropical medicine teams in the Mekong River valley.

Still… Like a clear forest pool – Ajahn Chah – Essence of Buddhism

He met and studied as a monk under the Buddhist master Ven. Ajahn Chah, as well as the Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. Over the years, Jack has taught in centers and universities worldwide, led International Buddhist Teacher meetings, and worked with many of the great teachers of our time. He holds a Ph. His books have been translated into 20 languages and sold more than a million copies.


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Showing of 42 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This is a beautiful book. Achaan Chah’s instructions are simple, clear, and direct.

There is no theory here, only practice instructions delivered in no-frills, no fuss language. The Introduction by translators and former students now highly respected teachers Jack Kornfield and Paul Breiter helps set the tone and scene for learning from one of the late recent Buddhist master practitioners.

Still… Like a clear forest pool – Ajahn Chah

If you are going to buy one book on Theravadan mindfulness meditation instructions, let this be the one. It is outstanding, worth reading again and again and again. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

There is more to this book than I could ever cover in a review, This is the first time I have rated a book as 5-star. Perhaps it was the time I read it, i. I’m not sure; but whatever the case, this book spoke to me in a special way. For one thing, I appreciated how Achaan Chah suggested that many, if not all, great world religions have much in common.

As a Christian, I found myself calling to mind some words of Jesus that paralleled some words of the Buddha. Of course, there are many differences between vorest teachings of Jesus and Buddha. But there are many similarities.

When Achaan Chah wrote of material things being empty and impermanent, I thought of Jesus telling his followers to not ” When I began reading Buddhist writings awhile ago, I was interested in Buddhism as a way to help deepen my practice of meditation and prayer. This volume by Achaan Chah offers that kind of help and more. It is impossible to describe the far-reaching impact that Ajahn Chah has had over time. The legacy he has bequeathed is always inspiring, and this beautiful book is no exception.

What sets him apart from so many other enlightened minds, stjll his simple, yet pointed, use of language. His humility was deep, yet infused with clarity and awareness.

I found this book so encouraging in my own practice. It really is a must have. You will not regret buying it. One person found this helpful. I am new to Theravadin Buddhism but not to Buddhism itself.


This book has nearly answered all of the questions I had during my 12 years as a Mahayanist. Ajahn Chah explains everything in simple, everyday language which is what I really like. He goes right to opol heart of the teaching and makes it so easy.

He also has quite a sense of humor. I would highly recommend this publication for a Buddhist of any dtill. This book is a collection of short dharma talks given by meditation master Achaan Chah. Achaan Chah was abbot of one of the largest monastery complexes in the Thai Forest tradition. He welcomed and trained many western seekers who later returned to the west, becoming influential dharma teachers in their own right.

In this book, Achaan Chah largely eschews “theory” in favor fodest encouraging his students to practice. Don’t expect academic discourses on Buddhist psychology or other esoteric topics. These talks are short rarely more than a couple of pagesdirect, and very inspiring. Take your time reading this book. If you allow yourself a little time to digest the meaning of each piece, you might experience more benefit than attempting to read the book through in one sitting.

I have purchased several simply to fkrest them available to pass on the friends and strangers when the spirit moves me. Achaan Cha offers teaching in a simple, clear, direct fashion. His words evoke quiet peace and joy as they bring the reader to recognize the beauty of our ordinary lives and the great treasure of being able to live simply and consciously. See all 42 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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