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The Matrix of the Abstract Teaching

The Matrix of the Abstract Teaching is a direct translation from the beginning of the Abhidhamma or “abstract/higher teaching” in the Pali Canon. It is a table or grid from which other doctrines are classified in the seven Abhidhamma books or sections, it is therefore used as a reference point for the other doctrines, suitable for students. The […]

Advice to Rahula

Advice to Rahula is the second book in our line-up of translations from the Pali Canon which deals with meditation. Advice to Rahula, Mahārāhulovādasuttaṁ, MN 62,  is an important discourse on mindfulness. It was given directly from the Buddha to his son Rahula on the development of meditation on the elements as a precursor to mindfulness while […]

The Discourse about the Great Emancipation

The Discourse about the Great Emancipation is a a newer translation of Mahāparinibbānasutta from the Pali Canon, the Sutta 16th, being the standard Theravada text on the last part of the life of the Buddha and his death. The discourse consists of both historical details and descriptions of advice for meditation techniques, directly given by the […]

The Life of the Buddha according to the Pali Canon

The Life of the Buddha according to the Pali Canon consists of direct translations from the Pali Canon (Tipitaka) collected by the Theravada monk Bhikku Nanamoli. Many of these translations have been published in Buddhist periodicals during 1954-56 in Sri Lanka. Pali is an language with only one function, to preserve the Buddha´s teachings. It […]

Kamma and the end of Kamma by Ajahn Sucitto

Kamma and the end of Kamma evolved evolved out of the works of Ajahn Sucitto at Cittaviveka Monastery exploring the relevance of the Buddha’s teachings on kamma to the practice of meditation. In brief, when you know how Kamma works, and you have the skills and tools to deconstruct the programs of consciousness, you can stop doing samsara. In greater detail, the Buddha’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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