Ajahn Chah

Ajahn Chah

Ajahn Chah trained in the Theravada practices of Buddhist meditation under Ajahn Mun, the greatest master of the Thai and Laotian forest tradition in many centuries, and lived the life of a simple forest monk for more than seventy years. His startling wisdom and simplicity attracted many western disciples, and in Thailand, more than a hundred forest monasteries grew up under his guidance.

Recent Articles

Advice for Someone Who is Dying

Ajahn Chah gives simple, profound advice to an aging student as she approaches her death.

Consejo para alguien que está muriendo

El consejo simple y profundo de Ajahn Chah a un estudiante en su vejez quien se aproxima a su muerte.

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Nibbana Is Giving Up, Letting Go, and Being Free

Ajahn Chah explains some of Buddhisms most important principles, including nirvana, samadhi, and why it's important to "Be really careful!"

The Outer Limits of Attention

Ken Kessel on how we, as Buddhist practitioners, should pay attention — even to the things we’re not paying attention to.

Training the Heart

Ajahn Chah says that if you want to transform the mind, you must to know and transform the heart.

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Awakening “the One Who Knows”

The late Ajahn Chah teaches on the clear and penetrating knowing which frees us from the deception and suffering of untrained mind.