Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings

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santimuni
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Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings

Post by santimuni » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:42 pm

Hey there all! So the single volume collection of Ajahn Chah's teachings says it contains most of his transcribed and translated talks. I'm just wondering if anyone's aware of any of his talks that aren't included in that collection? I'm trying to read all his English material. Thanks :)

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Re: Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings

Post by dharmacorps » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:45 pm

There is a hardcover book available from some Ajahn Chah lineage monasteries called something like the Complete Teachings of Ajahn Chah. Those are all the talks I know of translated into English.

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Re: Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings

Post by Idappaccayata » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:06 pm

dharmacorps wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:45 pm
There is a hardcover book available from some Ajahn Chah lineage monasteries called something like the Complete Teachings of Ajahn Chah. Those are all the talks I know of translated into English.
I think you're right. You can get the book here from Abhayagiri - https://www.abhayagiri.org/books/499-th ... -hardcover
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Re: Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings

Post by Buckwheat » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:08 am

I received that from Abhayagiri years ago. It is an excellent volume. One of only a few books I keep readily available.
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Re: Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings

Post by santimuni » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:03 am

Oh ok. For some reason I thought I read somewhere that the collected teachings is most but not all. I guess it's all of them. I have the epub version, but the hardcover would be nice to have. Thanks everyone :)

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Re: Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings

Post by AgarikaJ » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:52 am

Not sure if these are indeed "new"/untranslated Dhamma talks by Ajahn Chah, but also in the Abhayagiri book list is the following volume (downloadable as .pdf):
https://www.abhayagiri.org/books/517-st ... wing-water

Still Flowing Water
Ajahn Chah
Year Published: 2013
A collection of eight new or significantly revised translations of Ajahn Chah’s Dhamma talks by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Two of them have never been translated before into English, and four of them are based on entirely new Thai transcriptions of the best and most complete source recordings available.


Maybe it might be helpful for you, Santimuni, to skim through the complete book list, as there are several more volumes about Ajahn Chah, which all also can be downloaded right there:
https://www.abhayagiri.org/books
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Re: Quick question about Ajahn Chah's teachings

Post by gavesako » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:29 am

There are also two books translated by Paul Breiter and published by Shambhala which, for copyright reasons, could not be included in the collected teachings book. They are called "Being Dharma" and "Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away".

https://www.shambhala.com/being-dharma-218.html

https://www.shambhala.com/everything-ar ... y-577.html
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