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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 […]

Things as they are by Ajaan Maha Boowa Nanasampanno

Things as the are are talks originally given  to the monks at Acariya Maha Boowa’s monastery, Wat Pa Baan Taad, in Udorn Thani Province, Thailand. As might be expected, they deal in part with issues particular to the life of Buddhist monks, but they also contain much that is of more general interest. Since the monks who had assembled to listen […]

Snow in the Summer by Sayadaw U Jotika

Snow in the Summer is a compilation of extracts from letters written by Sayadaw U Jotika, a Burmese Buddhist monk living in the forest, to his Western students. Sayadaw U Jotika writes in this book on several topics such as mindfulnes, meditation, solitude, relationships etc. The book is written to be picked and read from any […]

Forest Desanas by Ajaan Maha Boowa Nanasampanno

Forest Desanas by Ajaan Maha Boowa Nanasampanno is a compilation of detailed instructions from the Thai Forest tradition. Ajaan Maha Boowa is widely recognized as living Buddhist saint and a master in the Thai Forest tradition.  In 1955 he established the Wat Pa Baan Taad monastery and this book outlines his teachings. The fundamental problem that besets human beings, according […]

Introduction to Insight Meditation

Introduction to Insight Meditation is a basic and straightforward introduction to the practice of Insight Meditation as taught within the tradition of Theravada Buddhism. This book was written at and published by the Amaravati Monastary in England. The purpose of Insight Meditation is not to create a system of beliefs, but rather to give guidance on how to see clearly […]

Into the Stream

Into the Stream - A Study Guide on the First Stage of Awakening by. The Pali Canon, the scripture of the Theravada Buddhist Tradition written 29 BCE,  recognizes four levels of Awakening. The first of which is called stream entry. The name indicates a stream that will inevitably lead to enlightenment. This study guide on stream entry is divided […]

Art of Attention

Art of Attention is written by Pannyavaro, who founded Buddhanet.net back in 1993 – one of the oldest and most comprehensive Buddhist websites. This book was written to be published on the site.  The author states in the foreword that the art of attention is the common thread underpinning all schools of Buddhist meditation: Mahamudra in the Tibetan […]

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 […]

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