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Buddhism, Forest University, Patipada, Luangta Mahā Boowa

luangtaThe Forest University Chapter in  Patipada, The  book  is  a  translation  of  the  Dhutanga  Kammaṭṭhāna  practices  of Venerable  Ajaan  Mun Bhūridatta Thera, and it was written by Venerable Ajaan Mahā  Boowa  Ñāṇasampanno  Thera  as  a  companion  volume  to  the  biography of Venerable Ācariya Mun.
It like many others can be found at Forest Dhamma Books, along with a number of addition resources. This is not the entire chapter, but I hope that if interest arises in reading this you read the entire chapter, if not all of Patipada

Places  such  as  forests,  hills,  caves,  overhanging  cliffs,  charnel  grounds, jungle  and  remote  hill  forests  where  the  natural  environment  remains  undisturbed  far  away  from  any  villages,  are  the  places  which  bring  mindfulness, wisdom,  knowledge  and  skill  to  the  Bhikkhu  whose  interest  is  in  Dhamma, with  the  aim  of  attaining  freedom  for  himself…

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Buddhism, Remembering Luangta Maha Boowa

Ajahn Maha Boowa died early on January 20,2011 at the age of 97. I spent much of the month of February at Wat Pa Ban Taad visiting old friends and acquaintances, some I had not seen for a quarter century.
Back in 1995 , when I arrived Ajahn Thate had died and they were getting ready for his funeral at Wat Hin Mak Paeng, Nong Khai.
So much has changed in those years cell phones, cars, it was a much quieter time back then.

Whatever the case I shot bunches of video and 100s if not 1000s of photos some of which you can view in the storify below

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Buddhism and Meditation in Northeast Thailand

30 January 2014, Remembering Luangta Maha Boowa

Venerable Ajahn Maha Boowa Mahathera (Luang Ta Maha Bua) passed away at 3.53 a.m on January 30, 2011. He was 98 years old. Wat Pa Baan Taad Luangta Maha Boowa said: “This monastery has always been a…Continue reading


Bhikkhu Bodhi, The Essence of Buddhism, Dhammapada and commentary by Ajahn Munindo

Ajahn Chah alway had a way being clear, concise and to the point   As old flowers fall from a jasmine plant let lust and hatred fall away. v. 377 Ajahn Chah was in London, staying at the…Continue reading


Dhammapada and Ajahn Jayasaro tells us more about Ajahn Chah 20.04.13

Let go of that which is in front, let go of that which has already gone, and let go of in-between. With a heart that takes hold nowhere you arrive at the place beyond all suffering. v. 348 We can…Continue reading


Why NOT to Buy Books on Meditation or Buddhism

The Dhamma is free. Buddhist books are offered for free distribution, the cost of publishing and printing is donated and now a days most are available on PDF. As I tend follow Theravadan Buddhism…Continue reading


Buddhist Meditatiion, Physical Pain and More Dhammapada and Comment, Buddhism

When we hold fast to such thoughts as, “They abused me, mistreated me, molested me, robbed me,” we keep hatred alive. If we thoroughly release ourselves from such thoughts as, “They abused me,…Continue reading


Luangta Maha Boowa, Wat Thung Setthi, Ubol Ratana Reservoirand A tour of Central Plaza Khon Kaen, Thailand

Luangta Maha Boowa returns to Wat Pa Klang Non Phu, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand

2551 BE or 1998 AD is the year the this small exhibitshrinemuseum honoring Ajahn Mun was opened at Wat Pa Klang Non Phu just 0utside Phanna Nikkom in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand. That year Luangta was a…Continue reading


Wat Thung Setthi, New Chedi and more in khonkaen

Wat Thung Setthi is in the southeast section of greater Khon Kaen just inside the ring road. It is a little place that is dusty and dirty. I was surprised to see a walking meditation path, but not…Continue reading


Ubol Ratana Reservoir #FloodTweeple update 23.10.11

I had attacked this area from the north and the Dam 2 days earlier see here and Sunday I wanted to see the situation approaching from the South. As I said cattle crazing and the lack of grass is a…Continue reading


Chinese New Year, khon Kaen, Isaan, Thailand 21.01.12 evening

The 21st was the first day of Chinese New Year and I stopped at the Shrine acroos from Beung Kaen Nakhon in Khon Kaen on the evening the 1st day to video the goings on and here are the results…Continue reading


A tour of Central Plaza Khon Kaen

Join me as we walk around Central Plaza Khon Kaen. It makes me wonder why more retail plazas are opening in khon kaen when the main one sits quite idle. continued here: A tour of Central Plaza Khon…Continue reading


30 January 2014, Remembering Luangta Maha Boowa

mahaboowaVenerable Ajahn Maha Boowa Mahathera (Luang Ta Maha Bua) passed away at 3.53 a.m on January 30, 2011. He was 98 years old. Wat Pa Baan Taad

Luangta Maha Boowa said:

“This monastery has always been a place for meditation. Since the beginning it has been a place solely for developing the mind. I haven‘t let any other work disturb the place. If there are things which must be done, I‘ve made it a rule that they take up no more time than is absolutely necessary. The reason for this is that, in the eyes of the world and the Dhamma, this is a meditation temple. We‘re meditation monks…

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Venerable Ãcariya Mun Bhuridatta Thera, A Spiritual Biography, The Middle Years,by Ãcariya Mahã Boowa Ñyannasampanno

I have been using Ajahn Mahã Boowa’s book Venerable Ãcariya MunBhuridatta Thera— A Spiritual Biography —, as well as others searching out places of interest in the lives of the Forest Monks of Ajahn Mun’s lineage, PDFs make things much easier as I can search for words in the entire book. When I had the real deal in my hand all I could do was highlight wors and or put notes in the computer. This excerpt helped me find a number of places  ÃCARIYA MUN lived for three or four years in the area of Ban SamPhong village in Sri Songkhram district, Nakhon Phanom province. He spent one year at Ban Huay Sai village in Kham Cha-ee district of the same province, as well as the villages of Nong Sung and Khok Klang.  Kham Cha-ee district is now part of Mukdahan Province.

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Ajahn Mun,Ajahn Kao Analayo,Luangta Maha Boowa,Buddhism in Isaan, Northeast Thailand

Ajahn Kao Analayo,Wat Tham Klong Phen, Nong Bua Lam Phu,Thailand

  It Is believed that the Khmer worshiped here when their dynasty ruled here and it was left until 1958 when Luang Poo Khao Analayo (1888-1983), a student of Ajaan Mun, came to meditate and live…Continue reading


Ajahn Mun the final days Sakon Nakhon, an Overview 05.08.12

Sister Jahn, in the Museum with photo of her Father a student of Ajan Mun “My illness has now reached its final stage. It is time to think about what will happen when I die-preparations must be made…Continue reading


Luangta Maha Boowa returns to Wat Pa Klang Non Phu, Sakon Nakhon, Thailand

2551 BE or 1998 AD is the year the this small exhibitshrinemuseum honoring Ajahn Mun was opened at Wat Pa Klang Non Phu just 0utside Phanna Nikkom in Sakon Nakhon, Thailand. That year Luangta was a…Continue reading


Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Maha Bua, Buddhist Monks Have Not Lost Relevance in any Society

Yesterday I posted an article that I wrote in response to the article Monks Lose Relevance as Thailand Grows Richer that appeared in the new York Times. But to end the year I want to offer more proof…Continue reading


Reciting Buddho Ajahn Chah and Maha Boowa and Mindfulness

Reciting ‘‘Buddho’’, Buddhism in Northeast Thailand

Well over a quarter of a century ago at Ajahn Chah’s branch monasteries in England Buddho, for some reason, was not talked about and anapanasati is what was taught. continued here: Reciting…Continue reading


More on Buddhism Mindfulness and Buddho from Luangta Maha Boowa

The other day I posted an  Ajahn Chah desana about reciting Buddho and mindfulness so thought today that I might post a talk by  Luangta Maha Boowa, Nearing the end of Pansaa in Thailand,as…Continue reading


Ajahn Kao Analayo,Wat Tham Klong Phen, Nong Bua Lam Phu,Thailand

 

 

khaoIt Is believed that the Khmer worshiped here when their dynasty ruled here and it was left until 1958 when Luang Poo Khao Analayo (1888-1983), a student of Ajaan Mun, came to meditate and live here until his death in 1983 .This a large Wat with many areas to wander through. It is certainly worth a couple hours to view the grounds, chedi and museum. It is easily accessible from either Udon or Nong Bua Lam Phu just off Road 210. There is a large statue and sign that marks the side road to gain access to the Wat and it’s location marked in this post and the Nong Bua Lam Phu map.

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