Ajahn Mahâ Chatchai - Metta Meditation

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Ajahn Mahâ Chatchai - Metta Meditation

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:05 pm

Hello Everyone,

For some time I have been interested in the metta bhavana technique of the Thai bhikkhu Ajahn Mahâ Chatchai. I became acquainted with his teaching through Ajahn Sujato's metta meditation instructions but would like to know more as even the instructions I found from Ajahn Sujato were in the form of mp3. I have a 29 page document which represents notes taken by T.Gunaviro on the technique but, as he says himself, they are not sufficient to learn the technique from scratch and they are filled with lots of transliterated Thai.

If anyone has any information about Ajahn Mahâ Chatchai's techniques and or other resources in English that they could provide me with or point me to I would be extremely appreciative. Mettaya. :heart:

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Re: Ajahn Mahâ Chatchai - Metta Meditation

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:13 pm

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: Ajahn Mahâ Chatchai - Metta Meditation

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:26 pm

Thanks Tilt. That's about what I have so far.
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Re: Ajahn Mahâ Chatchai - Metta Meditation

Postby marc108 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:09 pm

I have a word document I found using google, which I believe came from an FTP on a computer at a monastery associated with Ajahn Mahachatchai (although I cant say for sure) . It appears to be some sort of conglomerate of Ajahn Mahachatchai's comprehensive instructions on attaining Jhana using Metta , as well as q&a, various notes, and some letter to Bhante Sujato. It's a bit difficult to sort out it logical order and appears to have been added to many times. That being said, its a great resource!

This forum wont let me upload word documents, so if you PM me your email I will send it to you.

this link MAY also work:
ftp://ttbc.no-ip.org/%E4%B8%96%E7%95%8C ... %20One.doc
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Re: Ajahn Mahâ Chatchai - Metta Meditation

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:33 pm

A little off topic, but the system will let you upload .zip files, so you can always create a zip file (which most OS's do easily, e.g. create a "compressed (zipped) folder" in Windows) and upload that.

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Re: Ajahn Mahâ Chatchai - Metta Meditation

Postby Moggalana » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:22 pm

Not completely sure but I think this are the word files that marc108 mentioned.
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Re: Ajahn Mahâ Chatchai - Metta Meditation

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:48 pm

Hey Guys,

Thanks but this is the document I have in my possession.
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Re: Ajahn Mahâ Chatchai - Metta Meditation

Postby marc108 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:49 am

Mike, thank you

Khalil, the document I've attached is 31 pages so it may be worthwhile for you to check it out as it appears to contain some extra editing (although I havent read through both thoroughly to make sure). You could also contact Bhante Sujato directly http://santifm.org/santi/contact/
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Re: Ajahn Mahâ Chatchai - Metta Meditation

Postby Sylvester » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:40 am

Bhante Sujato mentioned that the editing of the letters into a more formal and structured work is work-in-progress. No publication date promised, as he also needs Ven Mahachatchai's feedback.
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Re: Ajahn Mahâ Chatchai - Metta Meditation

Postby Moggalana » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:49 am

You probably know these talks already but for everyone else:
Talks from Ajahn Sujato's Metta Retreat at Jhana Grove
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Re: Ajahn Mahâ Chatchai - Metta Meditation

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:00 am

Moggalana wrote:You probably know these talks already but for everyone else:
Talks from Ajahn Sujato's Metta Retreat at Jhana Grove


Thank you. I'd not come across these before. :heart:
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