Ajahn Pasanno talks on Anapanasati

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Ajahn Pasanno talks on Anapanasati

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:59 pm

A monk at the local Wat i attend gave me a cd recording containing 14 talks on the Anapanasati sutta by Ajahn Pasanno which i highly recommend listening to.

Venerable Ajahn Pasanno - Biography

Ajahn Pasanno (Reed Perry) was born in La Pas, Manitoba in Canada. He studied History at the University of Winnipeg. After graduating he spent some time traveling in India, and from there went to Thailand.

In 1974 Ajahn Pasanno became a bhikkhu at Wat Pleng Vipassana with Phra Khru Nanasirivatana as preceptor. He developed a genuine interest in monastic life, and during his first year as a monk was taken by his teacher to meet Ajahn Chah, with whom he asked to be allowed to stay and train.

One of the early residents of Wat Pah Nanachat, Venerable Pasanno became its abbot in his seventh year. During his incumbency Wat Pah Nanachat he became a very well known and highly respected Dhamma teacher in Thailand.

In 1997 he moved to where he is currently resident in California, joining Ajahn Amaro in establishing Abhayagiri Monastery

Here are the links to those talks and more.

http://www.dhammaweb.net/dhammadb/autho ... o,%20Ajahn
http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Passa ... nasati.htm
http://www.abhayagiri.org/index.php/mai ... rchive/C11

The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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