The Irish Sangha Trust (IST) was established in 2011 to support and foster teaching and meditation practice in the Theravada Buddhist tradition in Ireland. The Irish Sangha Trust is non-profit Buddhist organization, entirely dependent on the generosity of the public for voluntary donations.
Our annual schedule includes regular workshops, retreats and meditation sittings. Events are open to everyone from beginners to experienced practitioners. We welcome you to join our spiritual friends network and experience the profound benefits of meditation practice.
Books to Borrow and Return: Ajahn Jayasaro's 'Stillness Flowing', the biography of Ajahn Chah
Ajahn Dhammanando kindly gave IST a copy of 'Stillness Flowing', a detailed biography of the famous Thai Forest teacher Luang Por Chah, written and edited by Ajahn Jayasaro and published in 2018.
You can borrow this book for three weeks at a time: just ask us at any of our Friday meditation sits.
According to the publisher's website (Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery):
"This important work details the life and teachings of Luang Por Chah, also known as Ajahn Chah, and has been in the making for over two decades. This biography is based on the 1993 Thai biography of Luang Por Chah entitled Upalamani which was also authored by Ajahn Jayasaro. It includes translations from Upalamani, in particular many of the anecdotes and reminiscences of Luang Por’s disciples, as well as a significant amount of social, cultural, historical and doctrinal information to provide context to an audience that may be unfamiliar with Thai culture and its Buddhist heritage."
Ven. Luang Por Chah (Photo: amaravati.org)