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Renowned for the beauty and simplicity of his teachings, Ajahn Chah was Thailand's best-known meditation teacher. His charisma and wisdom influenced many American and European seekers, and helped shape the American Vipassana community.
This collection brings together for the first time Ajahn Chah's most powerful teachings, including those on meditation, liberation from suffering, calming the mind, enlightenment and the "living dhamma". Most of these talks have previously only been available in limited, private editions and the publication of Food for the Heart, therefore, represents a momentous occasion: the hugely increased accessibility of his words and wisdom.
Western teachers such as Ram Dass and Jack Kornfield have extolled Chah's teachings for years, and now listeners can experience them directly in this book.
©2002 Abhayagiri Monastic Foundation (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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By Mesut on 09-17-16

You Don't Need to be a Buddhist to Understand Him

I have been a Buddhist most of my life. I didn't meet Ajahn Chah while he was alive. I don't know Thai. I am listening his words from a translation, yet I can see how easy he communicated things, feel how uncluttered his mind was.

If you are not a Buddhist, this book will help you to understand what Buddhism is about. If you are just at the beginning your practice, his words will address many of your confusions. If you are deep into your practice, he'll clear the sky for you. It really is food for all hearts.

Graeme Malcolm's narration is very good. He is neither monotone nor overexcited. Overall I am recommending this audiobook for all listeners.

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By mike cloud on 02-23-17

this is a book you must read

I would not call it a primer book but it is a book that helps clarify on the personal level many teachings regarding the practice. do not hesitate. get this book

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By Mrs Monica Roque on 12-15-17

Loved it!

His teachings were really good, made me smile, laughs and enlighten me. This book is must have. Not just for the followers of Buddhism but everyone that needs some enlightenment, a way out of suffering, who wishes better understanding how mind works. Like readers said you might need some other have said you might need some previous references, or it be a little complicated to fully understand his teachings. I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to read this book. Namaste

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By Kangaskoski on 11-19-17

wise, uncompromising, helpful.

i listened to this with great curiosity and appetite. the teaching is direct and helpful.

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By Mark on 08-10-17

Outstanding,

The best book that I have come across at audible. Gold for anyone interested in Meditation or Buddhism.

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