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Transcendental Dependent Arising – A translation and exposition of the Upanisa Sutta by Bhikku Bodhi

Transcendental Dependent Arising – Tuked away in the Samyutta Nikaya scripture  among the “connected sayings on causality” (Nidanasamyutta) is a short formalized text entitled the Upanisa Sutta, the “Discourse on Supporting Conditions.” Though at first glance hardly conspicuous among the many interesting suttas in this collection, this little discourse turns out to be of tremendous importance. […]

Hunger by Knut Hamsun

Hunger by Knut Hamsun fits well in our exclusive collection of literature neighboring the more explicit spiritual stuff. Knut Hamsun was a Norwegian author, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920 – not the least for this work. Hunger is one of Knut Hamsuns masterpieces. We follow a young man, homeless and hungry and witnesses […]

The Power of Mindfulness by Nyuanaponika Thera

The Power of Mindfulness with the subtitle: An Inquiry into the scope of bare attention and the principal sources of its strength is a guide for understanding and working with Mindfulness as it is originally described by the Buddha. From the book: By mindfulness or bare attention we understand the clear and single-minded awareness of what actually […]

Inspiration from Enlightened Nuns

Inspiration from Enlightened Nuns is a collection of poems composed by the arahant bhikkhunisor enlightened Buddhist nuns. Most of the poems in the book come from the Therigatha, a small section of the vast Pali Canon. The actual poems exhibit a wide range in tone and subject matter. They were almost all spoken after the […]

Brahmavihara Dhamma

Brahmavihara Dhamma by Mahasi Sayadaw is an extensive instructional book from the monastaries of Bhurma. It was published back in 1983 and it presents full instructions on how to develop and a long series of practices like the four Brahmavihrara, metta, karuna, mudita and upekkha according to the original teachings by the Buddha. Download the ebook […]

A Commentary on Attitude-Training Like the Rays of the Sun – His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

A Commentary on Attitude-Training Like the Rays of the Sun is an unpublished transcript by Namkapel of teachings given by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama to an audience with many new arrivals from Tibet in Dharamsala, India, May 9–15, 1985. The text here has been translated by Alexander Berzin. These teachings are mostly concerned with developing the awakening mind, […]

Kundalini – the evolutionary energy in man by Gopi Krishna

Kundalini – the evolutionary energy in man is the Autobiography of Pandit Gopi Krishna. It was first published in 1967. Later it was renamed Living with Kundalini and is one of the many books that Gopi Krishna wrote about his experience with the Kundalini energy and how it transformed his life. Download the ebook here: Kundalini […]

Making sense of Tantra

Making sense of Tantra. Buddha’s teachings inlcludes sutras and tantras. The sutras present the basic themes of practice for gaining liberation from recurring problems and to reach the enlightenment. They include methods for developing ethical self-discipline, concentration, love, compassion and an understanding of how things actually exist. The tantras present advanced practices based on the sutras.  Tantra practices serve as a […]

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