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

This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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