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Narrated translations of meditation masters of the forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism.

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Narrated translations of meditation masters of the forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism.

    No Worries (part 1) | Ajahn Liem

    No Worries (part 1) | Ajahn Liem

    This episode is going to be a bit different from other episodes. Firstly it is the first time I’ve narrated teachings by Ajahn Liem, who is the successor to Ajahn Chah as the abbot of Wat Pah Pong in the North-east of Thailand. The main difference stems from the format of these teachings which were given when Ajahn Liem was visiting Australia in 2004. As he can only speak Thai, he would speak for a couple of minutes and then wait as the translator caught up. So the recorded teachings and translations ended up being little packets of dhamma teachings. That’s why they were presented as short teachings under topic headings in the free dhamma book “No Worries”. So in this episode, rather than narrating one long teaching for the whole episode, I have a number of shorter teachings, each starting with the topic. For this reason also, I’ve decided to keep this episode short due to there being so many small teachings within a single episode. If you’d like to give me feedback go to everydaydhamma.net/contact to let me know what you think of this episode.
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    Samādhi-Bhāvanā | Ajahn Maha Boowa

    Samādhi-Bhāvanā | Ajahn Maha Boowa

    This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Maha Boowa and is titled “Samādhi-Bhāvanā”. It was first publish as part of the book “kammaṭṭhāna - the basis of practice” which was translated by monks at Wat Pah Ban Taad.
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    Why Are We Here? | Ajahn Chah

    Why Are We Here? | Ajahn Chah

    This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Chah and is titled “Why Are We Here?” . It was first publish as part of the book “The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah” which is made available by Aruna Publications. You can find links to the original text in the description below.
    May you all benefit from hearing this gift of dhamma by an meditation master of the Thai Forest Tradition.

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    Only The World Ends (part 2) | Ajahn Tate

    Only The World Ends (part 2) | Ajahn Tate

    In this episode of the Forest Path Podcast I’ll be completing the narration of the teaching “Only the world ends” by forest meditation master Venerable Ajahn Tate. This is part two of two episodes. Stay tuned to listen to the concluding part of this teaching by a true meditition master of the Thai Forest Tradition.
    This teaching was published for free distribution by Pattanasuksa Publishing in Bangkok.
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    Only The World Ends (part 1) | Ajahn Tate

    Only The World Ends (part 1) | Ajahn Tate

    In this episode of the Forest Path Podcast I’ll be narrating an extended Dhamma teaching by the great forest meditation master Venerable Ajahn Tate. It is titled “Only the world ends”. It’s a very well rounded teaching and goes in to some depth about samadhi. Because it is so long, I’ll be breaking it into two episodes, with this being the first episode of the teaching “only the world ends”. Stay tuned to listen to the concluding part of this teaching by a true meditition master of the Thai Forest Tradition.
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    Kammaṭṭhāna - the basis of work - Ajahn Maha Boowa

    Kammaṭṭhāna - the basis of work - Ajahn Maha Boowa

    This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Maha Boowa and is titled “Kammaṭṭhāna”. It was first publish as part of the book “kammaṭṭhāna - the basis of practice” which was translated by monks at Wat Pah Ban Taad.
    The Pali work kammaṭṭhāna literally means “the place of work”. Inside Thailand, what we call in the West the “Thai Forest Tradition” refers to itself as the kammaṭṭhāna tradition, and the monks within it as kammaṭṭhāna bhikkhus. At first this description of “the place of work” or “the basis of work” (as Ajahn Maha Boowa translates it) doesn’t sound very interesting. But on the one hand it is a very down-to-earth and practical approach to Buddhist meditative practice and mental development, and on the other it leads into profound and deep states of mind that are almost completely unknown to Western culture at large.
    There is quite a lot of Pali terminology thrown into these talks, and it could be hard going for the beginner. It is after all, a teaching directed towards dedicated monks living in Ajahn Maha Boowa’s monastery. For beginners I recommend other teachers, especially western teachers from the Forest Tradition like Ajahn Brahm who are much more accessible in the way that they teach. However, for those who are on the Eightfold Path of practice and who are a bit more intrepid in their approach and seeking to open up the deeper states of mind, teachings like these can be of incalculable value. I endeavour to translate nearly all Pali terms into English on the first usage, and then lean more towards using the Pali - as Ajahn Maha Boowa does - subsequent to that. The translated text to this Dhamma teaching is available in the show notes below this episode.

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