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The Instructions of Gampopa : A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path translated by Dr. Konchok Rigzen

The Instructions of Gampopa : A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path is here in a new translation from Tibetan (2010) by Dr. Konchok Rigzen who has received special teachings on The Instructions of Gompopa by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Stanzin Gyatso. The book is for the preliminary practitioners who understands the practice of the Buddha Dharma […]

A Guide to Shamatha Meditation by Thrangu Rinpoche

A Guide to Shamatha Meditation. Traditionally, it is said that to achieve enlightenment one has to first listen to or study the dharma, next one has to contemplate it, and finally one has to actually practice what has been learned through meditation. All Buddhist schools share and emphasis on meditation, particularly on tranquillity and insight meditation. These are often called by […]

Keeping the Breath in Mind & Lessons in Samadhi

Keeping the Breath in Mind & Lessons in Samadhi is a ‘how to’ book. It teaches the liberation of the mind, not as a mindboggling theory, but as a very basic skill that starts with keeping the breath in mind. The teachings here are drawn from the works of Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo (1906-61), one of Thailand’s most renowned teachers of […]

Udana: Exclamations

Udana: Exclamations – A Translation (2012) with an Introduction & Notes by Thanissaro Bhikku. The term udana has two meanings, one denoting a vocal expression, the other a genre of text. As a vocal expression, it can be translated roughly as “exclamation,” and in particular an exclamation that’s spontaneous and inspired. As a genre of text, udana means a […]

Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun

Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun is another not that holy book. However, Hamsun was one of the greatest and most influential authors of all time and his insight into elemental existence and human nature is mindblowing. “Growth of the Soil” is the book that secured him the Nobel Prize for literature in 1920, and it […]

Awareness Itself

Awareness Itself by Ajahn Fuang Jotiko. Ajahn Fuang Jotiko (1915-1986) was a devoted student of  Ajaan Lee‘s. After Ajaan Lee’s death, Ajaan Fuang continued on at Wat Asokaram, Ajaan Lee’s bustling monastery near Bangkok. A true forest monk at heart, Ajaan Fuang left Wat Asokaram in 1965 in search of greater solitude more conducive to meditation, and […]

Maha Satipatthana Sutta

Maha Satipatthana Sutta has been translated into The Greater Discourse on Steadfast Mindfulness or The Great Discourse on the Establishing Awareness. It is acknowledged as the most important Sutta that the Buddha taught in the Burmese Theravada Buddhism and it provides a means for practicing mindfulness in a variety of contexts. Famously, the Buddha declares at the beginning of […]

The Great Chronicle Of Buddhas

The Great Chronicle Of Buddhas is an impressive work by the Burmese Buddhist munk Mingun Sayadaw (1911-1993). The books contains a combination of instructions, explanations of terms, stories and biographies on the 25 previous Buddhas who had made their appearances through out the various periods of the world cycles. The books where translated into English by a […]

The Great River Of Blessings – The Rinchen Terdzö

The Great River Of Blessings with the subtitle The Rinchen Terdzö in Orissa, India is an account of the Rinchen Terdzö conferred by  Tertön Namkha Drimed Rinpoche on Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the winter of 2008-2009. The Rinchen Terdzö holds some of the most vital practices and instructions held by the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. […]

A Discourse on the Sallekha Sutta

A Discourse on the Sallekha Sutta by Mahasi Sayadaw deals mainly with contentment since it is essential to spiritual development. The Sallekha Sutta is a guide to the self-training leading to a content mind prepared for the real work. Mahasi Sayadaw writes very accurate and detailed on the topic drawing from a life dedicated to practice of insight meditation and […]

Frames of Reference by Ajaan Lee Dhamadharo

Frames of Reference by Ajaan Lee Dhamadharo is a personal introduction to the four frames of reference. The four frames of reference relates to four  techniques or practices leading to spiritual freedom as it is taught in the Thai forest traditions. The frames are: Being mindful of mental qualities, being mindful of the mind, being mindful of feeling […]

The Discourse on the Snake Simile Alagaddupama Sutta

The Snake Simile is a teaching by the Buddha also known as Alagaddupama Sutta. The main concern of this discourse is to warn against misconceptions and dilution of the teachings Buddha revealed to his students. While the Buddha repeatedly stressed that his Teaching should be accepted only after due investigation, and uninfluenced by tradition or external authority; while he […]

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