Thai Forest Dhamma

in the tradition of Lungphu Mun Bhuridatto

and his western disciples

Books

read more about the book: Forest Leaves

Forest Leaves

A Selection of Talks on Buddhist Practice

Author: Ajahn Martin Piyadhammo
First edition: February 2019

The selection of Ajahn Martin's Dhamma desanās in this book has been chosen to represent key aspects of his teachings between 2006 and 2016.

read more about the book: Asubha Pictures

Asubha Pictures

For practitioners only

Author: Luangta Mahā Bua
Printing: 1st printing 2008

This book is intended only for serious practitioners who wish to overcome greed and hatred.

In the forest tradition of Lungphu Mun and Luangta Maha Bua the practice of asubha or seeing the loathsomeness of the body is one of the key practices to overcome sexual craving and greed and hatred...

In order to practice asubha, as taught by the Lord Buddha, by watching corpses decay (we can't do that nowadays) and contemplating the loathsomeness of the body we need some incentives. Here in the tradition of Luangta Maha Bua pictures of rotten corpses, body parts and people in various accidents with torn-off limbs or swollen up bodies are used to get experience in body contemplation. Once we are able to internalize these images and see them more or less clearly with our inner eyes, then we can compare these pictures with the nature of our own body and investigate further until we finally understand the true nature of the body.
Feeling the repulsiveness or loathsomeness of these pictures; getting angry, wanting to throw up or falling unconscious are all an integral part of these exercises. One can consider this as a warm up exercise; for once we really see the nature of our own body it will hit us hard.

Because within this exercise we have to deal with strong unpleasant feelings, this book then is really only for the practitioner, who has some experience in practice and has learned to deal with these kinds of emotions in a wholesome way.

If you would like a hard copy of "Forest Leaves" or another Forest Dhamma Book, you can send a request to:

Wat Phu Kong Tong (Forest Monastery)
Baan Tamklongpen, Nontan
Ampher Meuang
Nongbua Lamphu 39000, Thailand.
or
th.forest.dhamma@gmail.com
with "Book" in the subject line.
Please don't forget to let us know your address in the message.

You can find other 'Forest Dhamma Books' publications on Luangta Maha Bua's website.
Please also note that we run out of hard copies of 'Asubha book'.