Established in the 1980s by Ajahn Sumedho, Amaravati Buddhist Monastery is the largest (but far from the only!) Ajahn Chah branch temple in the UK. In addition to monks, Amaravati has a somewhat unique community of “sīladhārā” nuns who have taken on an unorthodox set of precepts.

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A compendium of ‘essence’ teachings on nibbāna, as they appear in the Pāli Canon and in contemporary traditions. My most highly recommended book for anyone who wants to know what Nibbāna is.

The aim of this book is to provide instruction and reflection on Buddhist meditation as taught by Ajahn Sumedho, using material extracted from talks he gave in the early 1980s.