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    Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening

    A Classic Zen text written in the 8th century by Hui Hai. He was a student of Ma-tsu and from the same line as Hui Neng, Huang Po and Rinzai (Lin-chi).

  • Don't Take Your Life Personally

    Ajahn Sumedho urges us to trust in awareness and find out for ourselves what it is to experience genuine liberation from mental anguish and suffering.

  • Perfect Wisdom: Prajnaparamita Texts

    The Short Prajnaparamita Texts were composed in India between 100 BC and AD 600. They contain some of the most well known Buddhist texts such as The Perfection of Wisdom in 700 Lines, The Heart Sutra, and The Diamond Sutra.

  • Fingers and Moons, by Trevor Leggett

    Trevor Leggett points to the truth beyond words, beyond explanations and methods.

  • Experience Beyond Thinking: Practical Guide to Buddhist Meditation. An easy to follow guide to Buddhist meditation and the reflections of an ordinary practitioner. Used as a guide by meditation groups.

    An easy to follow guide to Buddhist meditation.

  • Understanding Karma and Rebirth A Buddhist Perspective

    Meditations and exercises to help us understand karma and rebirth and to live from the unborn moment.

  • The Old Zen Master by Trevor Leggett

    Stories, parables, and examples pointing to the spiritual implications of practical events in daily life.

  • Teachings of a Buddhist Monk

    Modern practical teachings from an American monk living within one of the oldest Buddhist traditions.

Ajahn Sumedho

Ajahn Sumedho was born in Seattle, USA in 1934. In 1966, he went to Thailand to practice meditation and ordained as a Theravada monk in 1967. Ajahn Sumedho later meet with the the highly respected Thai teacher Ajahn Chah.

Books include: Don’t Take Your Life Personally, Mind and the Way, Teachings of a Buddhist Monk, and Sound of Silence.

Recordings of his talks given at the BPG Buddhist Summer School can be found here

Listen to an extract from a dharma talk on Timelessness by Ajahn Sumedho

He was the abbot of
Amaravati Buddhist monastery
Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead
HP1 3BZ England

Other posts by Ajahn Sumedho

5 Responses

  1. excellent for Buddhist practice

  2. a day before i could download a copy of Four noble truths. yesterday i had read the complete book in one short.Could feel buddha. Wanted to see the author, how he looks like. i have seen him.

    Wanted to let it go. No attachment.

    Ravichandran AV

  3. Ajahn Sumedho is an amazing teacher – I would recommend any and all books and talks by him.

    He is one of those teachers who takes the principles we learn and actually shows you how to easily apply them everyday situations – to ease our own suffering and enrich our everyday lives.

  4. I had the pleasure of meeting Ajahn Sumedho in the 1990s, his teachings changed my life. I understand he is now living in Thailand after his retirement, does he have an email dress or a telephone number. i would be most grateful if i had some contact details. peace to all. Simon Gunns, leicester

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