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Muslim Saints and Mystics by Farid Al-Din Attar

Farid Al-Din Attar was one of old Persias greatest poets. He appears to have died between a.d. 1220 and 1230. Of the very numerous epics and idylls ascribed to Attar perhaps nine may be recognized as authentic. Of these the most famous is the Manteq Altair, a subtle and charming allegory of the soul’s progress towards God. This books is a collection of […]

Rugged Interdependency – A Monk’s Reflections on the American Buddhist Landscape by Amaro Bhikku

Rugged Interdependency with the subtitle A Monk’s Reflections on the American Buddhist Landscape was written by Amaro Bhikku and published by the Abhayagiri Manostic Foundation. In the early 1980s Ajahn Sumedho began to make regular visits to northern California. He was the senior Western disciple of Ajahn Chah, one of the most highly respected Buddhist masters […]

Introduction to Buddhism and the Practice of Zazen

Introduction to Buddhism and the Practice of Zazen is based on the teachings of zen-master Gudo Nishijima Roshi, written by Eido Michael Luetchford. From the book: “The state in Zazen is without intention and is different from thinking. This statement sounds strange as we normally believe that we are always thinking. We avoid intentionally following […]

Admirable Friendship – An Anthology of Buddhist Texts, Dharma Talks, Book Excerpts, and Quotations

Admirable Friendship with the subtitle – An Anthology of Buddhist Texts, Dharma Talks, Book Excerpts, and Quotations is a brand-new stuff published this February by the Phap Hoa Buddhist Temple in Vernon. The book is about friendships and especially those friendships that arises between monks or lay people on the path. This is called Kalyana-mittata in […]

Settling Back into the Moment by Joseph Goldstein

Settling Back into the Moment is selection of verses from the book “The Experience of Insight” (Shambala Publication)by the same author, Joseph Goldstein. In this shortened, but still 167 pages, version he presents the core ideas beautifully illustrated throughout the whole book. The work is handwritten and the style is very poetic, though it contains strict instructions […]

The Four Noble Truths by Mogok Sayadaw

The Four Noble Truths by Mogok Sayadaw is the transcribed and translated notes taken during a series of meetings in Yangoon 1962. Mogok Sayadaw was an extrodinary monk in the Burmese Theravada tradition. He spend most of his life meditating in the mountains, partly taking shelter from the Japanese during the war. After the war […]

Critique of Judgement & Critique of Pure Reason by Emmanuel Kant

Critique of Judgement & Critique of Pure Reason are two major works by Emmanuel Kant. Kant 1724 -1804 was a German philosopher who publishes a number of works on ethics, religion, law, aesthetics, astronomy, and history. Kant’s Magnus Opus is  the Critique of Pure Reason (originally written in German with the title: Kritik der reinen Vernunft from 1781), […]

The Haran Gawaita and the Baptism of Hibil Ziwa

The Haran Gawaita and the Baptism of Hibil Ziwa by E. S Drower. The Haran Gawaita or Inner Haran is a Mandaean text which tells the history of the Mandaeans and their arrival in Iraq as Nasoreans from Jerusalem. According to the Haran Gawaita, John the Baptist was baptized, initiated, and educated by the patron of […]

The Secret Adam – a Study of Nasoreaen Gnosis by E. S. Drower

The Secret Adam – a Study of Nasoreaen Gnosis by E. S. Drower takes us deep into the pre-Christian spirituality of the ancient Persia. Still today there are remnants of the Mandaeans (“Gnostics”) also known as Sabaeans in Iraq who among other had a tradition of baptism. Their knowledge are historically accessible through a vast amounts of […]

A Manual of Khsnoom – The Zoroastrian Occult Knowledge

A Manual of Khsnoom – The Zoroastrian Occult Knowledge is a near 500 pages long introduction to Zoroastrian cosmology, occultism, spirituality and fantastic tales.  The book is written by Phiroz Nasarvanji Tavaria assisted by Burjor Ratanji Panthaki M.A. on the basis of traditional text and it was published by Zoroastrian societies. Download the free ebook […]

Teachings in Chinese Buddhism

Teachings in Chinese Buddhism is a collection of selected and translated articles from five books in the Third volume of the Chinese Miao Yun Collection; namely “The Dharma is the Saver of the World”, “The Three Essentials in Practicing the Teaching of the Buddha”, “The Buddha lives in the world”, “To investigate the Dharma according to the […]

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