Our study group is open to newcomers, is meeting via Zoom for now. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or join the Sandy Springs Insight Meditation Meetup group.
Food for the Heart: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah
On Sunday, February 20, we will begin our study group on Food for the Heart: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah.
Renowned for the beauty and simplicity of his teachings, Ajahn Chah was Thailand's best-known meditation teacher. His wisdom influenced many Westerners, including Jack Kornfield, Ram Dass and Ajahn Amaro. This collection brings together Chah's teachings on meditation, liberation from suffering, calming the mind, enlightenment and the 'living dhamma,' among other subjects.
See the bottom of this page for additional information on Ajahn Chah and ordering the book. On a personal note, I have always wanted to discuss Ajahn Chah (one of my very favorites) so I’m delighted about this series.
We will meet on the third Sunday of each month for five months, initially on Zoom.
Feb. 20: Chapters 1-10
March 20: Chapters 11-16
April 24: Chapters 17-22
May 15: Chapters 23-31
June 19: Chapters 32-38 (Fathers’ Day; may be moved)
Please RSVP on Meetup if you plan to attend: https://www.meetup.com/Sandy-Springs-Insight-Meditation-Group/events/283301329/
To join the online meeting, click this link below.
Meeting ID: 533 266 5254
For those of you who have not yet gotten the book this link will allow you to read it online. There is another book called The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah (single-volume compilation) which is longer than Food for the Heart and arranges the talks in a different order. That is not the book we’re reading.
Even though chapters do not always correlate to individual talks, much of the book can be listened to on YouTube or elsewhere. Here are some links to the best of these:
YouTube 1 | YouTube 2 | YouTube 3 (complete audio of Food for the Heart; site also includes many other audio books on Buddhism)
YouTube 4 | YouTube 5 | YouTube 6
An interesting biography of Ajahn Chah given in a series of short talks can be found here.
Used copies of Food for the Heart can be found on the “Alibris" website.
The book is available on Amazon Kindle.