Being Dharma by Ajahn Chah
The Essence of the Buddha's Teachings

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offers a thorough exploration of Theravadan Buddhism in a gentle, sometimes
humorous, style that makes the reader feel as though he or she is being
entertained by a story. He emphasizes the path to freedom from emotional and
psychological suffering and provides insight into the fact that taking
ourselves seriously causes unnecessary hardship.

Chah influenced a generation of Western teachers: Jack Kornfield, Sharon
Salzberg, Sylvia Boorstein, Joseph Goldstein, and many other Western Buddhist
teachers were at one time his students. Anyone who has attended a retreat led
by one of these teachers, or read one of their books, will be familiar with
this master's name and reputation as one of the great Buddhist teachers of this


About Ajahn Chah

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Ajahn Chah (1919-1992) was a beloved Thai Buddhist master whose teachings were refreshingly uncompromising in their clarity and certainty-the certainty of a meditator who has achieved deep understanding of the Buddha's teachings. He was an important influence and spiritual mentor for a generation of American Buddhist teachers.
Published December 11, 2012 by Shambhala Publications. 256 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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According to Jack Kornfield, Thai Buddhist master Ajahn Chah (1919-1992) never taught that there were two levels of dharma instruction one for the monk and an easier one for the layperson.

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