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Modern Buddhism – the Path of Compassion and Wisdom by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso VOL I-III

Modern Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is just published (2011) .  Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s last book Introduction to Buddhism has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. His new book Modern Buddhism represents a synthesis of all his life’s work and teachings. You will find a number of practical meditations, exercises, explanations on key concepts in Buddhism and references […]

Tradition and Revolution by J. Krishnamurti

Tradition and Revolution by J. Krishnamurti is a huge selection of transcipts form public disussion held Delhi, Madras, Rishi Valley and Bombay in the years 1970 – 1971. Krishnamurti always chose a theme for his talks, for instance: Alchemy and mutation, The Observer and what is, The Paradox of Causation etc. Download the free ebook […]

Fiery World – Signs of Agni Yoga VOL I-III

Fiery World – Signs of Agni Yoga – is a visionary trilogy written by Helena and Nicholas Roerich and published by their Agni Yoga Foundation. The trilogy was written in the years 1933 -1935 and it should have been given directly by Master Morya, the guru of H. P. Blavatsky, a founder of the Theosophical Society. Unlike previous […]

The Practice Which Leads To Nibbana

The Practice Which Leads To Nibbana is another newer work (1998) from the Pa Auk Tawya monestary in Burma. It was written for guest and also foreigners visiting the monestary. From the introduction: “The method of meditation that is taught at Pa Auk Tawya Monastery is based on the Visuddhimagga commentary. That method involves several stages […]

The Workings of Kamma

The Workings of Kamma by Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw from the Pa-Auk Forrest Monestary in Myanmar (Burma) is an in depth explanation of the concepts of Kamma or Karma. The book uses stories, suttas, graphical illustrations and dhamma talks from the monestary to underline its conclusions. Download the work here (504 pages): The Workings of Kamma

Contemplation of the Mind – Practising Cittanupassana

Contemplation of the Mind – Practising Cittanupassana by Bhikku Khemavamsa is ‘hands on’ manual for those yogis who are interested in adding a new level to their Vipassana meditation work. Cittanupassana means the ‘Contemplation of the Consciousness’ as mentioned in the Mahasatipatthana Sutta. Often Cittanupassana is simply translated as ‘the watching of the mind.’ Download […]

Food of the Gods by Terence Mckenna

Food of the Gods by Terence Mckenna is a classic on psychedelic plants. Terence Mckenna is an ethnobotanist and he is widely known in psychedelics circles for his research in mans relationship with consciousness altering chemicals since ancient times. Remarkable is Mckenna’s suggestions that a new understanding of those chemicals- “food of the gods” has […]

The Meaning of Satipatthana by Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa

The Meaning of Satipatthana by Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa from 2000 is an explanation of the concept of Satipatthana. Satipatthana is a Pali term often translated to “Four Foundations of Mindfulness” and working with Satipatthana meditation is considered a very important part of the dhamma path as thought in the Theravada tradition in Burma. Download the book […]

A Course in Miracles

A Course in Miracles also known as ACIM is a self-study book which aims to assist its readers in achieving spiritual transformation. The book describes a non-dualistic philosophy of forgiveness and includes practical lessons. Helen Schucman the book with the help of William Thetford, based on what she called an “inner voice” which she identified […]

On the Path to Freedom – A Mind of Wise Discernment and Openess

On the Path to Freedom – A mind of wise discernment and openess by Sayadaw U Pandita is a compilation of dhamma discourses given to foreign yogis at the Mahasi Meditation Centre in Myanmar during 1986 – 1987. These lectures are advanced, practical instructions for meditators in the Theravada tradition as it is thought in […]

Mandukya Upanishad – An ancient Sanskrit text on the nature of Reality

Mandukya Upanishad – An ancient Sanskrit text on the nature of Reality by James Swartz, guides the reader through the Mandukya. The aim of the Mandukya is to analyze the creation and arrive at truth, the limitless I. From the introduction: “The Aranyakas or Upanishads, the third portion of each Veda, commonly known as Vedanta, […]

The Mother – Collected Works Volume 1 – 17

Here are the Collected Works of the Mother in 17 volumes, more than 7.000 pages of: “Psychic and spiritual experiences about not only the existence of God but man’s possibility of uniting with Him, of realizing Him integrally in consciousness and action, of manifesting Him upon earth in a life divine.”  The Mother, born Mirra Alfassa in […]

What is Advaita Vedanta? Experience and Knowledge

What is Advaita Vedanta? – Experience and Knowledge by James Swartz is a short but well written and compact guide to Advaita Vedanta and non-duality from 2003. From the book: “The Upanishads, the source of Vedanta, say that before this creation was, the self, limitless being, was. It further says that this self continues to […]

The Story of Swami Rama The Poet Monk of the Punjab by Puran Singh

The Story of Swami Rama The Poet Monk of the Punjab by Puran Singh is the biography of Swami Rama (Swami Rama Tirtha). He was a Brahmin and a in a very young age he became a renowned teacher of Vedanta. He was among the very first teachers of esoteric Hinduism to travel to the West. He […]

Some teachings from Shri Atmananda (Krishna Menon)

This document has been extracted from a discussion on the Advaitin E-group during Nov 2003 to Jan 2004. The discussion was led by Ananda Wood; and the extraction is largely the work of Dennis Waite. The document is very compact and straightforward. If you need a quick reminder on non-duality, this is a good choice. It also […]

Stripping the Gurus by Geoffrey D Falk

Stripping the Gurus by Geoffrey D. Falk, 2009, is an important document about the life and pitfalls in spiritual communities around the world. The author himself has spend months in an ashram and many more researching a number of the worlds most known gurus. The research is meticulous, the writing engaging, and the overall thesis: devastatingly true. “Don’t get suckered in. Be prepared. Be […]

Sri Aurobindo VOL 36 – Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest

With volume 36 of Sri Aurobindo’s collected works we conclude the series. Autobiographical Notes and Other Writings of Historical Interest consists of notes in which Sri Aurobindo corrected statements made by biographers and other writers about his life and (2) various sorts of material written by him that are of historical importance. The historical material includes personal […]

Lights on Advaita Selected Teachings of V. Subrahmanya Iyer

Lights on Advaita – Selected Teachings of V. Subrahmanya Iyer is a collection of short teachings on Advaita written in a nearly poetic style. The book is divided in 50 chapters such as Doctrine of non-causality, The illusion of the world experience, The illusion of the ego-experience and The illusion of space, time externality. Download the […]

Keys to the Ultimate Freedom – Thoughts and Talks on Personal Transformation

I read some reviews of Keys to the Ultimate Freedom – Thoughts and Talks on Personal Transformation by Lester Levenson and seldom have I found such positive appraisals. For some people this book has been the single most important one in their lives. Lester Levenson  developed the Sedona Method, his own method of achieving enlightenment, which he taught for […]

Rock & Holy Rollers – The Spiritual Beliefs of Chart-Topping Rock Stars in their Lives and Lyrics

Rock & Holy Rollers by Geoffrey D. Falk is a very entertaining look at the correlation between popular music and the musicians spiritual beliefs and practices. From the introduction: “One may or may not take seriously ideas such as meditation, yoga, astral travel, paganism, or the magick of Aleister Crowley. Nevertheless, a detailed understanding of […]

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