Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

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Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Post by gavesako » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:40 pm

Ajahn Jayasaro doing a book reading of Ajahn Chah’s new official biography in English, to be published next year to commemorate his 100th birth anniversary:

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Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Post by gavesako » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:04 am

New biography of Ajahn Chah written by Ajahn Jayasaro. 800+ pages
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Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Post by bodom » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:40 am

Thank you Ajahn Gavesako! I've been waiting for this for a long time. Now I just need to figure out how to get a copy!

:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Post by Idappaccayata » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:19 pm

bodom wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:40 am
Thank you Ajahn Gavesako! I've been waiting for this for a long time. Now I just need to figure out how to get a copy!

:namaste:
Please let me know if you find where to get it. I am also very excited to read it.
The furniture may be exquisite,
And the bars of solid gold,
But once the bird realizes that the cage is a cage,
It finds within that cage
No joy

- Ajahn Jayasaro

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Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Post by gavesako » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:23 pm

It is being printed to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of Ajahn Chah in early 2018 and will be gradually distributed to all the branch monasteries overseas where people can get a free copy. Also a PDF and audio book will be available. Keep an eye on www.forestangha.org
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Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Post by Nicolas » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:48 pm

The manuscript can also be found in Word format here: https://github.com/profound-labs/stilln ... cript/docx.

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Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Post by dharmacorps » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:27 pm

Oh wow, this wasn't on my radar. I'll have to keep my eye out for it. Thanks!

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Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Post by gavesako » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:24 pm

Enshrining Ajahn Chah's tooth and hair relics at the top of the stone pillar marking his place of birth:

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Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Post by bodom » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:25 pm

gavesako wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:24 pm
Enshrining Ajahn Chah's tooth and hair relics at the top of the stone pillar marking his place of birth:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 682&type=1
Thank you Ajahn Gavesako!

:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Post by gavesako » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:42 pm

The ceremony marking 100 years of Ajahn Chah will be on the 16th January 2018 in Wat Nong Pah Pong, Ubon Rajathani, Thailand.
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Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Post by KarmaFarmer » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:37 am

Hi everyone

I came across this on Abhayagiri’s website today.

https://www.abhayagiri.org/news/240-sti ... rch-1-2018

:woohoo:

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Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Post by bodom » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:03 pm

KarmaFarmer wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:37 am
Hi everyone

I came across this on Abhayagiri’s website today.

https://www.abhayagiri.org/news/240-sti ... rch-1-2018

:woohoo:
Thank you KF

I'm really, really looking forward to this book. Have been hearing about for years now that it was in the works. Glad to see its finally coming to fruition!

:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Post by dharmacorps » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:41 pm

Looks like Abhayagiri won't be mailing out copies to locals due to the considerable size of the book. I'll have to plan my next trip up there soon!
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Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Post by Goofaholix » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:07 pm

bodom wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:03 pm
I'm really, really looking forward to this book. Have been hearing about for years now that it was in the works. Glad to see its finally coming to fruition!
It certainly has, I remember Ajahn Jayasaro reading excerpts from it when I first visited WPN in 1996.
“Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it.” ― Ajahn Chah

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Re: Stillness Flowing - new biography of Ajahn Chah

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:44 pm

Click on the following links to download the PDF, ePUB and Mobi versions of the book to your E-book reader, phone, tablet or computer.

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http://www.abhayagiri.org/media/books/s ... -02-22.pdf



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