Saturday, September 19, 2015
9:00am – 4:30pm
at the Insight Meditation Center
108 Birch St.
Redwood City, CA
Teachings of the Thai Forest Tradition
The Thai forest tradition is well-known for the style of its teachings–direct, down-to- earth . . . but very little has been written about the content of its teachings: the positions it took on controversial issues regarding virtue, concentration, discernment, and release. This daylong will focus on filling in this gap with reference to the recorded teachings of Ajaan Mun Bhuridatto, one of the founders of the tradition, as well as to the more systematic writings of two of his most articulate students, Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo and Ajaan Maha Boowa Nanasampanno.
Thanissaro Bhikkhu, also known as Than Geoff (born 1949), is an American Theravada Buddhist monk of the Dhammayut Order (Dhammayutika Nikaya), of the Thai forest kammatthana tradition. He is currently the abbot of Metta Forest Monastery in San Diego County. Thanissaro Bhikkhu is also a translator of the Pali Canon and other modern Buddhist works, and is the author of many Dhamma books and articles.
There will be a meal offering for Ajahn Thanissaro and other monastics in attendance. If you would like, please bring food to offer at that time, otherwise, please bring your own lunch.
This Class Is Offered On A Donation Basis ~ Pre-Registration Not Required.
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Readings for the daylong – please prepare by reading these in advance and bring them with you to the daylong.