The Forest Path Podcast

The Forest Path Podcast

Narrated translations of meditation masters of the forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism.

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May 26, 2024 21 mins

This episode is going to be a bit different from other episodes. Firstly it is the first time I’ve narrated teachings by Ajahn Liem, who is the successor to Ajahn Chah as the abbot of Wat Pah Pong in the North-east of Thailand. The main difference stems from the format of these teachings which were given when Ajahn Liem was visiting Australia in 2004. As he can only speak Thai, he would speak for a couple of minutes and then ...

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This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Maha Boowa and is titled “Samādhi-Bhāvanā”. It was first publish as part of the book “kammaṭṭhāna - the basis of practice” which was translated by monks at Wat Pah Ban Taad.

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May 5, 2024 32 mins

This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Chah and is titled “Why Are We Here?” . It was first publish as part of the book “The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah” which is made available by Aruna Publications. You can find links to the original text in the description below.

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In this episode of the Forest Path Podcast I’ll be completing the narration of the teaching “Only the world ends” by forest meditation master Venerable Ajahn Tate. This is part two of two episodes. Stay tuned to listen to the concluding part of this teaching by a true meditition master of the Thai Forest Tradition.

This teaching was published for free distribution by Pattanasuksa Publishing in Bangkok.

May you all...

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In this episode of the Forest Path Podcast I’ll be narrating an extended Dhamma teaching by the great forest meditation master Venerable Ajahn Tate. It is titled “Only the world ends”. It’s a very well rounded teaching and goes in to some depth about samadhi. Because it is so long, I’ll be breaking it into two episodes, with this being the first episode of the teaching “only the world ends”...

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This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Maha Boowa and is titled “Kammaṭṭhāna”. It was first publish as part of the book “kammaṭṭhāna - the basis of practice” which was translated by monks at Wat Pah Ban Taad.

The Pali work kammaṭṭhāna literally means “the place of work”. Inside Thailand, what we call in the West the “Thai Forest Tradition” ref...

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March 10, 2024 24 mins

This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Chah and is titled “Making the Heart Good”.

This talk was first publish as part of the book “The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah” which is made available by Aruna Publications. You can find links to the original text in the description below.

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February 25, 2024 30 mins

This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Fuang Jotiko and is titled “Listen Well”. This talk isn’t just about listening the teachings, but also about developing our meditation so that we can develop our minds and achieve Awakening.It was first published on the website “Access to Insight” and is translated by Ajahn Thanissaro Bhikkhu

©2001 Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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February 10, 2024 40 mins

This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Maha Boowa and is titled “The Marvel of the Dhamma”. It was first publish as part of the book “Straight from the Heart” which was translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Copyright © Venerable Ācariya Mahā Boowa Ñāṇasampanno 1987

This book is a free gift of Dhamma, and may not be offered for sale, for as the Venerable Ācariya Mahā B...

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January 20, 2024 35 mins

This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Chah and is titled “One Word Is Enough” . It was first publish as part of the book “The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah” which is made available by Aruna Publications. You can find links to the original text in the description below.

A quick note to listeners:

  1. This talk is directed at Western monks living in England. Notably Ajahn...
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January 14, 2024 50 mins

This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo and is titled “Consciousness” . Less than a year before Ajaan Lee's death, some of his students began tape-recording his Dhamma talks. The following talk is one of the nine for which we have transcripts from the tapes — and one of the four for which the tapes are still extant. It's a very unusual talk, showing his distinctive h...

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This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Maha Boowa and is titled “The Language of the Heart”. It was first publish as part of the book “Straight from the Heart” which was translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Copyright © Venerable Ācariya Mahā Boowa Ñāṇasampanno 1987

This book is a free gift of Dhamma, an...

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December 28, 2023 41 mins

This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Chah and is titled “The Dhamma Goes Westward”. Don’t be fooled by the title because it’s not so much about Buddhism in the West. Actually it has some quite profound teachings into different aspects of the mind, as well as providing a contrast between conventional reality and ultimate reality.

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This teaching by Ajahn Chah was compiled...

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This talk is called ‘Loyalty to your Meditation” by Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo. This talk was translated by Bhikkhu Thanissaro and was first published on Access To Insight. There are links in the show notes below. This translation has been made available for free distribution via Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial licence so that we can present this audio version of the English translation for you on the Forest Path...

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This talk is called ‘Establishing the Fundamentals' and is by Thai Forest Meditation master Ajahn Maha Bua Nyanasampanno. This translated talk appeared in the publication Sanditthiko Dhamma which was translated by Steven Towler. Thankfully he made this translation available for free distribution for non-commercial purposes and as such we can present this audio version of the English translation for you on the Forest Path Podc...

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November 24, 2023 27 mins

This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Chah and is titled “Understanding Dukkha” . It was first publish as part of the book “The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah” which is made available by Aruna Publications. You can find links to the original text in the description below.

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This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Dtun Thiracitto and is titled “Not Veering off To The Left Or Right”. You can find the original translated text in the description below. Thanks go to Ajahn Dtun, Wat Boonyawad and the Katanyuta group of Malaysia, Singapore and Australia for making this teaching available for free distribution.

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October 29, 2023 25 mins

This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Sim Buddhacaro and is titled “Source and Stream”. I’ve taken this talk from an online collection of talks by Ajahn Sim titled “Simply So”.

This talk outlines the purpose of meditation and how it can lead us beyond the suffering of the human experience if we stick with a simple method with diligence.

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September 28, 2023 46 mins
This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Chah and is titled “It Can Be Done” . It was first publish as part of the book “The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah” which is made available by Aruna Publications. You can find the original text in the show notes to this episode. — The full translated text and more information can be found on the Forest Path Podcast webpage. This audio version is narrated by ...
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August 20, 2023 49 mins
This episode is a talk given by the Thai forest meditation master Ajahn Plien and is titled “The Abandoning of Anger”. In this talk Ajahn Plien outlines the many causes for anger and conflict to arise in human relationships, why it’s important to overcome anger and how to abandon anger. This teaching was translated and made available for free distribution as a gift of Dhamma by the Sangha at Wat Aranyavivek.
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