STUDY GROUP

Our study group is, open to newcomers, is meeting via Zoom for now. For more information, email info@sandyspringsinsightmeditation.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 email 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.
--Dick Campolucci

We will meet on the third Sunday of each month for five months, initially on Zoom.

PROPOSED SCHEDULE
Feb. 20: Chapters 1-10
March 20: Chapters 11-16
April 17: Chapters 17-22 (Easter Sunday; may be moved to the following Sunday)
May 15: Chapters 23-31
June 19: Chapters 32-38 (Fathers’ Day; may be moved)

MEETING DETAILS
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.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5332665254

Meeting ID: 533 266 5254

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHDazkW0Lng and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mnj_ljUjde0 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL5KLrUtd1U&t=99s (complete audio of Food for the Heart; site also includes many other audio books on Buddhism)

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WstNfNgYhkA&list=PLcmLU55y3_IyFJX4uQ8bAQ-kKr36RM1Bw
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBOs5PaVNZP9e6OlH8OhOF5t67JdUr6yi

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/1983dukkha/featured

An interesting biography of Ajahn Chah given in a series of short talks can be found here:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWTt4LtZGbj-md69d4tUZPvHJUUnqn7L7

Used copies of Food for the Heart can be found on the “Alibris" website: https://www.alibris.com/Food-for-the-Heart-The-Collected-Teachings-of-Ajahn-Chah-Ajahn-Chah/book/8316586?matches=19

The book is available on Amazon Kindle.