When you go to study meditation with any group or teacher who is experienced in a particular form of meditation, you should first make your heart confident that. I visited the Ajahn Thate in Northern Thailand, by chance, as a final year medical student in That was just a few years before his death. Fortunately I. Preface. The little book you are now holding in your hand grew from the faith and conviction of a Westerner of Jewish extraction, named Dr. Philip, who came to.

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The Ajahn Thate became widely renowned for his humility and the development of his consciousness through Buddhist meditation not just through all sections of society in Thailand but internationally, particularly as a result of international speaking and meditation practise tours to Singapore, Indonesia and Australia.

The administrative and sangha reforms that Mongkut started were continued by his successor, in King Chulalongkorn made the new sangha hierarchy formal and permanent through the Sangha Law ofwhich remained the foundation of sangha administration in modern Thailand. They were rice-farmers and both had grown up as fatherless orphans.

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The actual cremation took place later that night with a full moon shining down on the crematorium with traditional Thai tiered-roofslake and fountain, specially built for the occasion. A havan ceremony on the banks of Ganges, Muni thqte Reti, Rishikesh. Ajahn Mun resided at the forest monastery of Sahm Pong, he would give daily Dhamma talks.


July 21, at From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Whoever here lives a life, transcending both merit and demerit, and walks with understanding in this world — he is truly called a monk. He made no response at all, remaining quite silent. The first line of the anthem is, prathet thai ruam lueat nuea chat chuea thai, Thailand is the unity of Thai flesh.

Luangpu Louis Chandasaro and Ven. I felt that my heart was currently quite pure and that if I were to let go, I wouldn’t lose because of it.

Attainment of cessation is not Nibbana but a state of absorption. Phra Rajanirodharangsee Gambhirapanyavisiddhi Thet Desarangsi. Thanissaro Bhikkhu trans Theravada Library There will be just bare awareness paired with its preoccupation in the fhate. Maha Pan became the first Sangharaja of the Dhammayuttika lineage, residing at Wat Botum, the Cambodian order benefited from royal patronage but was also sometimes regarded with suspicion due to its ties to the Thai monarchy.

It is estimated that there were ten thousand monks present and many hundreds of thousands of lay people.


There are several rules in the Theravada monastic code by which a monk is defeated – he is no longer a monk if he continues to wear robes and is treated as one. Every ordination ceremony in Theravada Buddhism is performed by ten monks to guard against the possibility of the ordination being rendered invalid by having a defeated monk as preceptor, despite this, Mongkut was concerned that the areas lineages of regional thtae were broken.


Olcott Helena Roerich J. Ajahn Mun departed, no one was left in the monastery to thste to give Dhamma talks.

The majority were for going down towards Ubon Province. As they focus on the breath and come to pay attention to its arising and falling away, or ajagn to its falling away, the mind gradually becomes more and more refined until, step by step, it lets go of all its preoccupations and gathers together.

You are simply intent on keeping mindfulness firmly focused on one object — and the power of a mind focused firmly on one object is what will bring you to a state of concentration.

Religion and polity, however, remained separate domains, and in times the organizational links between the sangha and the king were not close.

The chains of thinking processes become shorter and eventually all awareness of thought-objects is released and we quickly enter what they call sleep. Thate was one of ten children. These contemplative study centres, based on models such as Ajahn Thate’s Wat Hin Maak Peng, are part of a Buddhist tradition that stretches back to the meditative university of Nalanda and Vikramashila in Northern India. In addition to his large following of disciples in ThailandAjaan Thate trained many western disciples in meditation.

Mongkut eventually found a lineage among the Mon people in Thailand that had a stronger practice and he reordained in this group and began a reform movement that would become the Thammayut order. He has continued to teach retreats in Britain and overseas ever since.


Ajahn Thate – Wikipedia

Thatr took some effort on my part to move the body and by that come back to waking consciousness again. Mindfulness no longer has anything ghate do and so fades out completely. Thate’s basic teaching was that evolution of the human mind required a commitment to the Noble Eightfold Path and the three teachings at the heart of Buddhism — the avoidance of all evilthe perfection of skillfulness, and a purification of the heart.

A person under the age of 20 cannot be ordained as a bhikkhu or bhikkhuni, bhikkhu literally means beggar or one who lives by alms.