Date: 11 Nov 2017 (Sat)
Time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Venue: The Buddhist Library, Level 2 Auditorium
Ajahn Jayasaro will be doing a book reading of Ajahn Chah’s official Biography;
Venerable Ajahn Chah (Phra Bodhiyana Thera) was born into a typical farming family in a rural village in the province of Ubon Rachathani, N.E. Thailand, in 1918.
His impeccable approach to meditation, or Dhamma practice, and his simple, direct style of teaching, with the emphasis on practical application and a balanced attitude, attract a large following of monks and lay people in Thailand and abroad.
Ajahn Chah passed away in 1992, leaving behind a thriving community of monasteries and lay suporters in Thailand, England, Switzerland, Italy, France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S.A, where the practise of the Buddha’s teachings continues under the inspiration of this great meditation teacher. The training which he established is still carried on at Wat Nong Pah Pong and its branch monasteries, of which there are currently more than three hundred in Thailand and internationally. Discipline is strict, enabling one to lead a simple and pure life in a harmoniously regulated community where virtue, meditation and understanding may be skillfully and continuously cultivated.