Future editions will include new translations of Ajahn Chah’s Dhamma talks, if available. 2 . say, a great renunciation. – The translator of ‘Food for the Heart’ – . The Buddhism practiced and preached at the monastery at Wat Pah Pong in northeast Thailand has grown in popularity in part because of its gifted leader and. Desktop cover food for the heart. Food for the Heart The collected teachings of ajahn chah volume 1 daily life practice ajahn chah · The Collected Teachings of.

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My library Help Advanced Book Hrart. Food for the Heart Ajahn Chah Added on Jun 17th, This book is part of a set of 6 titles reprinted to commemorate the th birth anniversary of Ajahn Chah, made That said, if you aren’t already familiar with a few basic topics in Buddhism, you might find yourself dor little lost as he often refers back to the suttas of the Pali Canon early Buddhist scripturesbut don’t let this discourage you — just ignore the Pali terminology and focus on the meat of what is being discussed.

What I find helpful is that Ajahn Chah doesn’t distinguish between monks or laypeople. If you look at the core of life, there hesrt no state in life.

This does get a little repetitive, but sometimes a teacher must repeat themselves before we arrive at understanding. This collection brings together for the first time Ajahn Chah’s most powerful teachings, including those on meditation, geart from suffering, calming the mind, enlightenment and the ‘living dhamma’.

Ajahn Chah was born in in a village located in cor north-eastern part of Thailand. Ajahn Chah knows this well and he foodd much to say about it. This book is part of a set of 6 titles reprinted to commemorate the th birth anniversary of Ajahn Chah, made More By and About This Author.


Even so, you could find this collection a bit on the repetitive side since there’s a lot of the same basic points being made in the various articles included here. Selected pages Table of Contents.

Food for the Heart: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah by Ajahn Chah

Cars and planes seem to be simply gadgets. May 08, Seth Jani rated it it was amazing. We are privileged to hear the inside scoop of the workings of the dharma without it being fod down in any way. In a market saturated with new Buddhist releases, this solid exposition of basic Buddhist practice is a welcome addition, particularly since some of the Thai leader’s teachings are available here in English for the first time.

Jun 02, Jordan Sasek rated it it was amazing. They say that he was compassionate, skillful and humorous. There is no happiness, suffering, good day or a bad one. Easily understood by anyone he manages to illuminate the basic teachings of Buddhism in such that they can be eased into everyday life.

Mar 04, Matt Tenney rated it it was amazing. Easily understood by anyone he manages to illuminate the basic This is a wonderful collection of Dharma talks by one of the most prominent teachers of the 20th Century.

FOOD FOR THE HEART: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah

This book is part of a set of 6 titles reprinted to commemorate the th birth anniversary of Ajahn Chah, made available for I found this book very satisfying and it will become a reread that I can refer to often. Oct 15, Herleik Holtan rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This collection is a great companion for anyone on this path.

Ajahn Cha cuts straight to the heart, he moves past even the sturdiest barriers of bullshit and wakes you ajahhn in small, manageable instants. Want to Read saving….

Buddha Space: Review: Food for the Heart, by Ajahn Chah

Most of these talks have previously only been available in limited, private editions and the publication of Food for ajqhn Heart therefore represents a momentous occasion: Tons of repetitions and as most of such books, severely lacking the use of proper and appealing to westerners vocabulary. The text is somewhat chaotic, lacking logic, order and form.


May 24, Lolly rated it it was amazing. Sunday, September 2, Review: On a deserted island, I would want to read this most nourishing book about Buddhist Practice.

Now, Ajahn Chah wrote precious ajahb in his life, despite being literate, so Food for the Heart is not a typical Buddhist book with well-organized chapters focusing on individual themes.

Other editions – View all Food for the Heart: But even without the full glossary of terms and explanatory notes, Ajahn Chah’s humorous, analogy-laden narration of his tradition’s Buddhist practice—a practice that is basic and almost reductionistic, hexrt to modern Zen—makes these teachings accessible to beginners and appealing to serious practitioners.

As a teacher of many western monks the ideas of Venerable Ajahn Chah are not unfamiliar. They belong to nature.

Food for the Heart: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah

As good a book as I have read: Ajahn Chah’s simple yet profound style of teaching has a special appeal to Westerners, and in the first of several branch monasteries in the West was established in England, and there are now more than ten monasteries ajahj the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Ajahn the Thai term for “teacher” Chah was a monk in the Forest Tradition, who’s vivid and powerfully simple style of teaching made him a favorite among Western students including Jack Kornfield. A substantial collection of most of the talks by Ajahn Chah that have been translated