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Clearing the Path – Writings of Nanavira Thera

Clearing the Path by Nanvira Thera helps the reader to a point of view that is different from his customary frame of reference. An early step in accomplishing this change is the abandonment of specific mistaken notions about the Buddha’s teaching and about the nature of experience. This initial change in specific views may lead […]

The Art of Living

The Art of Living – Vipassana means “insight” in the ancient Pali language of India. It is the essence of the teaching of the Buddha, the actual experience of the truths of which he spoke. The Buddha himself attained that experience by the practice of meditation, and therefore meditation is what he primarily taught. His […]

A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma

A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma – The Philosophical Psychology of Buddhism edited by Bhikkhu Bodi. At the heart of the Abhidhamma philosophy is the Abhidhamma Pitaka one of the divisions of the Pali Canon recognized by Theravada Buddhism as the authoritative recension of the Buddha’s teachings. This canon was compiled at the three great Buddhist […]

Burma Monks Tales

The Monk’s Tales of Burma were always told by their author on the spur of the moment, and originally were not noted down. By word of mouth they reached villages all over Burma, and took place alongside the Jakatas, the folk tales. The Monk’s Tales were collected in Burma in the years 1926-29 and most […]

Karma and Chaos – New and collected essays on Vipassana Meditation

Karma and Chaos – with the subtitle: New and collected essays on Vipassana Meditation by Paul R. Fleischman, M. D. was published to inspire people on the path of Vipassana meditation. The books itself is a product of Vipassana-derived energy and enthusiasm of the editors who were determined to make these essays more easily available […]

The Moon Appears When the Water is Still by Ian McCrorie

The Moon Appears When the Water i Still – Reflections of the Dhamma by Ian McCrorie. In Dhamma teachings stories, anecdotes and aphorisms, poems are often used. During more than twenty years of of intensive meditation in monasteries, ashrams and retreat centers in India, Southeast Asia, Japan and North America Ian McCrorie have collected a […]

Journey into Burmese Silence by Marie B. Byles

Journey into Burmese Silence is the personal account of the search for a retreat in which to learn the art of meditation. The quest brings Marie B. Byles to Burma in 1957, where she begins to practice Vipassana or insight meditation at the Theravada monastery Maha Bohdi. Journey into Burmese Silence also include a translation of […]

Along the Path – The Meditator´s Companion to Pilgrimage in the Buddha´s India and Nepal

Along the Path is a guide for modern Buddhist pilgrims to India and Nepal. It was written for people wanting to travel in India to meditate and volunteer at Dhamma centres, go on yatra to sacred sites, visit old Buddhist caves and monasteries, and get in touch with the body by learning yoga, trekking in […]

Great Bliss: Tantric Sex and the Path to Inner Awakening

Great Bliss: Tantric Sex and the Path to Inner Awakening is the first complete modern instruction book on Tantric Buddhism, and the first on Buddhist sexual yoga. The heart of the book is a first-ever translation from the Sanskrit of the Ninth Century master Shabara’s The Sadhana of Secret Vajravilasini, a masterpiece of the world’s spiritual-erotic literature, […]

The Quiet Mind by John E. Coleman

The Quiet Mind by John E. Coleman, a former CIA-officer, is a classic story of a search – the personal experience and the discoveries which led one man to a state of mind which has increased the joy of living and the ability to cope effectively with many of life´s problems. “Part of the mystery […]

Science Without Bounds – A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Mysticism by Arthur D’Adamo

Science Without Bounds A Synthesis of Science, Religion and Mysticism by Arthur D’Adamo is a great attempt at discussing and documenting the gap and bridges between previously very diverse ideas. The author writes: I’ve never seen a book that presents this world view as a harmonious whole, though I’ve seen books that discuss bits and pieces, and even large sections. […]

A Chanting Guide – Pali Passages with English Translations

Pali is an extinct language, but the original language of the Theravadin Buddhist scriptures and the closest we have to the dialect spoken by the Buddha himself. It has no written script of its own, so every country that has adopted Theravada Buddhism has used its own script to transcribe it. This book is a free guide to the […]

Mindfulness Precepts & Crashing in the Same Car by Ajahn Jayasaro

Mindfulness Precepts & Crashing in the Same Car by Ajahn Jayasaro was published in 2008. The title is taken from the David Bowie song “Always crashing in the same car” from the album Low from 1977. The title refers to certain phases of Buddhist meditations as practised in the thai Theravada tradition where the meditator seems […]

The Way of Liberation A Practical Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Adyashanti

The Way of Liberation – A Practical Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a free ebook from Adyashantis website. I am very happy to be able to post the words of Adyashanti here on the site for the first time. I know from experience that his words can have a huge impact.  From the intro: Many […]

Who Will Feed the Mice by Ajahn Amaro

Who Will Feed the Mice by Ajahn Amaro is about family relations. In Theravada Buddhism parents are referred to as “the early teachers”, “the early deities” and “those worthy of worship”. This intimate spiritual relationship between children and parents are the theme of this short ebook. It is based on talks by Ajahn Amaro given on […]

The works of Sunyata Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen

By coincidence i yesterday learned about Alfred Julius Emmanuel Sorensen, who was better known by his Buddhist name Sunyata, as the ‘janam-siddha’ or simply as the ‘rare born mystic’ as Ramana Maharshi called him. He was born on a farm in a village just outside Aarhus i Denmark, my hometown, in 1890. By a series of strange events […]

Cittanupassana and Vedananupassana – Mogok Sayadaw’s way by Than Daing

Cittanupassana and Vedananupassana with the subtitle Mogok Sayadaw‘s Way is a compilation of detailed instructions on the two meditation forms Meditation of Feeling (Vedanannupassana) and Meditation on Mind “Cittanupassana” as taught by Mogok Sayadaw. Than Daing places the practices in the larger system of Burmese Buddhist meditation, he explains he diferent stages and uses several pages […]

History of Mysticism – The Unchanging Testament

History of Mysticism – The Unchanging Testament by Swami Abhayananda is an authoritative history book on mysticial experiences.  Other books and articles by Swami Abhayananda may be read and freely downloaded on his website at: www.themysticsvision.weebly.com, he has graciously allowed us to offer them here as well. Throughout succeeding ages mystical expericences were echoed by others who had experienced […]

The Earliest Recorded Discourses of the Buddha

The Earliest Recorded Discourses of the Buddha are based on translations done by Anandajoti Bhikku, who published this work in 2010. The earliest recorded discourses of the Buddha centers around the period not long after the Awakening. We have three records of this period, they are the Lalitavistara, which originally seems to have belonged to the […]

Inner Listening by Ajahn Amaro

Inner Listening by Ajahn Amaro. Inner listening’ or ‘meditation on the inner sound’ or, in Sanskrit, ‘nada yoga’ are terms all refering to attending to what has been called ‘the sound of silence’, or ‘the nada-sound’. ‘Nada’ is the Sanskrit word for ‘sound’ as well as being the Spanish word for ‘nothing’ – an interesting […]

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