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The One Who Knows: The Wisdom Teachings of Ajahn Chah
5 Mondays, October 7 - November 4; 7:15-8:45pm
Suggested contribution: $40-100 registration + teacher donation
“Within itself the mind is already peaceful. That the mind is not peaceful these days is because it follows moods…. Sense impressions come and trick it into unhappiness, suffering, gladness and sorrow. But the mind’s true nature is none of these things. Gladness or sadness is not the mind, but only a mood coming to deceive us. The untrained mind gets lost and follows these things….But really this mind of ours is already unmoving, and peaceful, really peaceful. So we must train the mind to know these sense impressions, and not get lost in them.” --Ajahn Chah
The two main streams that comprise the Insight Meditation tradition as it is currently practiced in the U.S. came from Thailand and what is now known as Myanmar. Ajahn Chah (1918-1992), one of the most respected and influential teachers in the Thai Forest tradition, was teacher to many western monastic and lay teachers alike. Jack Kornfield has spoken over the years about the strengths and awakened qualities of his various Asian teachers, but he consistently ends these talks by paying homage to Ajahn Chah as the wisest. This course is an opportunity to delve into the extraordinary life and teachings of this Master. For both beginning and experienced students.
Food for the Heart: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah. Online dharma talks will also be assigned each week.