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Buddha in Blue Jeans – An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide To Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha

Buddha in Blue Jeans – An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide To Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha is a universal guide to the practice of sitting quietly and being yourself. Sitting quietly can teach you many ways to accept life, meet pain, age gracefully, and die without regret. Tai Sheridan is a Zen priest in the Suzuki […]

The Venerable Phra Acharn Mun Bhuridatta Thera Meditation Master

The Venerable Phra Acharn Mun Bhuridatta Thera Meditation Master is the biography of the late Venerable Meditation Master Phra Acharn Mun Bhuridatto. It is the result of compiling of information supplied by a number of his contemporary disciples who had been under his guidance at different times. This is a detailed biography of a dedicated Buddhist monk i […]

Simple Teachings on Higher Truths by Ajahn Anan

Simple Teachings on Higher Truths by Ajahn Anan, the current abbot at the Wat Marp Jan monastary in Thailand . From the intro: “The mind has been spinning all morning, trying to work everything out. We would like to get on with our meditation, but need to resolve this first. It’s about the practice. Meditating […]

From the Upanishads by Ananda Wood

From the Upanishads by Ananda Wood is focused on the approach of Shri Shankara’s Advaita Vedanta tradition, as interpreted by Shri Atmananda, a modern advaita philosopher who lived in Kerala State, India, 1883-1959. The book is a collection of retellings from selected passages of the Upanishads. In these retellings, the original texts have been freely […]

The Light of the Soul: Its Science and Effect – A Paraphrase of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The Light of the Soul – Its Science and Effect – A Paraphrase of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a translation and commentary on the teachings of Patanjali 2nd c. BCE. The Light of the Soul consists of 4 books of sutras with commentaries by Alice A. Bailey, each book being a continuation of the […]

Meditation – A Way of Awakening by Ajahn Sucitto

Meditation – A Way of Awakening by Ajahn Sucitto – is a compilation of guidelines on meditation that are in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha from some 2,500 years ago. The timeless quality of these teachings is such that they encourage us to look into states of discontent and stress in order to […]

Intuitive Awareness by Ajahn Sumedho

Intuitive Awareness  is compiled from talks given mainly in 2001 by Ajahn Sumedho; they convey an intuitive understanding of the Buddha’s teaching which has arisen from over 35 years of practice as a Buddhist monk. Ajahn Sumedho’s approach starts with accepting ourselves as we are. By doing this a relaxation can take place that creates […]

Pilgrim Kamanita – A Legendary Romance – by Karl Gjellerup

In the year 1917 the two Danish authors Karl Gjellerup and Henrik Pontoppidan shared the Nobel Prize in Literature. Karl Gjellerup is the least known but he wrote some amazing works on very diverse subjects. He wrote in German and here is a surprising work of literature he wrote on Buddhism. It is about the journey of Kamanita, an Indian […]

Mara and the Mangala by Ajahn Amaro

Mara and the Mangala by Ajahn Amaro is intended to be both a partner to the novel ‘The Pilgrim Kāmanīta,’ written by Karl Gjellerup in 1906, and a tale that stands on its own. This book was originally projected to be published entirely as a serial novel, appearing one chapter at a time on the first […]

Gnosis I-III by Boris Mouravieff

Boris Mouravieff was an enigmatic ‘third man’, known to Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, who found and learned to practise what he clearly believed to be the complete system of which only fragtments had been previously published in Ouspensky’s works. Many of his discoveries are described in this trilogy, which contains the fundamental components of the Christian […]

HELLAS – A Spectacle with Music and Dances in four acts by Rodney Collin

HELLAS – A Spectacle with Music and Dances in four acts is written in 1951 by Rodney Collin, while he was living in Mexico. From the foreword: “The ideas expressed in this play are not original. They have been expressed many times in history in various ways – now philosophically, now as poetry, and again in painting […]

How to Develop Metta – Loving Kindness

How to Develop Metta – Loving Kindness – by Chanmyay Myaing Sayadaw is another newer (2007) book from the Bodhiyarama Hermitage in Malaysia. According to the scriptures, metta is the wish for the welfare and happiness of all living beings. Metta only wishes for the well-being of all living beings, metta has no expectations and […]

Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott

Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One by Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott are based on the notes of their six months pilgramage, retracing the footsteps of the Buddha thorugh India. Rude Awakenings and the sequel Great Patient One are the heady record of survival and spirituality set against the dramatic backdrop of one of India’s most lawless […]

Everything is Teaching us – A Collection of Teachings by Venerable Ajahn Chah

Everything is Teaching us – A Collection of Teachings by Venerable Ajahn Chah. A great thing about the Theravada tradition is that all books are given away for free. As they say: “The gift of Dhamma surpasses all other gifts.” This also goes for this work “Everything is Teaching us – A Collection of Teachings by […]

Forest Path – Talks, essays, poems, drawings and photographs from the community at Wat Pah Nanachat

Forest Path  – Talks, essays, poems, drawings and photographs from the community at Wat Pah Nanachat was published in 1999 from the Wat Pah Nanachat monastary in Northeast Thailand. The monastary was founded in 1975 as a place for studying the Buddhistic Theravada Forest Tradition for foreigners or non-thai speakers. This book consists of a selection of […]

Walk in the Light and Twenty Three Tales by Leo Tolstoy

Walk in the Light and Twenty Three Tales is a collection of Tolstoy’s spiritual and religious inspired stories. The works are uploaded with permission from The Plough Publishing House, copyright 2011. Leo Tolstoy is considered one of history’s greatest writers known mostly for his epic works like Anna Karenina and War and Peace. Yet most […]

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