Mr.SeanStewart wrote: ... PSS. I heard Ajan Chah was focusing on jhana before vipassina but today i visited one of his
monesteries (Wat Pah Nanachat) in Udon Thailand, and i talked to one of the monks
and he didnt know any thing about Jhana.
WPN is more a kindergarten for ordaining Western seekers in the Ajāhn Chah lineage than a center dedicated to contemplative training. Even so, it is
rather amusing that a bhikkhu in this lineage would not know anything about jhāna.
If Ajāhn Ñāṇadhammo is there and has time he would surely be able to answer your questions.
‘yaṃ kiñci dukkhaṃ uppajjamānaṃ uppajjati, sabbaṃ taṃ chandamūlakaṃ chandanidānaṃ. chando hi mūlaṃ dukkhassā’ti.’
“Whatever dukkha arises into existence, all arises rooted in chanda
as its cause, chanda
as the root of dukkha. – SN.42.11 BhadrakasuttaṃSecure your own mask before assisting others
. – NORTHWEST AIRLINES (Pre-Flight Instruction)A Handful of Leaves