Ajahn Chah Memorial Day - 16th January 2013

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Ajahn Chah Memorial Day - 16th January 2013

Post by Alobha » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:35 am

"Venerable Ajahn Chah passed away on 16 January 1992, at the age of seventy-three. This year marks the twenty-first year since his death. Each year on this day, thousands of monks, nuns and lay people gather together at Wat Pah Pong, the monastery established by Ajahn Chah and the main monastery in his lineage, to commemorate his life and teachings."

Biography of Ajahn Chah.
http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/About_Ajahn_Chah.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Ajahn Jayasaro's recorded talks on his time as a disciple of Ajahn Chah.
http://www.ajahnchah.org/videos.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Dhammatalks by Ajahn Chah:
http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/index.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Ajahn Chah brought up many great disciples like Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Brahm, Ajahn Jayasaro, Ajahn Khemadhammo, Ajahn Munindo,...
Even today, his simple, yet profound way of teaching the Dhamma inspires many people. What an inspiring disciple of the Buddha he was. :smile:

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Re: Ajahn Chah Memorial Day - 16th January 2013

Post by gavesako » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:59 pm

Tonight is the last day (and night) of Dhamma talks and meditation at Wat Nong Pah Pong in Ubon, Thailand. About 2 thousand monks would have done the circumambulation around Ajahn Chah's stupa today, followed by several thousand laypeople. But people were camping the in grounds of the monastery for a whole week and practised meditation together. All is supported by voluntary donations of food and other help.

(In Thailand, today is also known as the Teachers Day or 'Wan Khru', which is a coincidence.)
Bhikkhu Gavesako
Kiṃkusalagavesī anuttaraṃ santivarapadaṃ pariyesamāno... (MN 26)

Access to Insight - Theravada texts
Ancient Buddhist Texts - Translations and history of Pali texts
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