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Free Enlightenment

Free Enlightenment by Wayne Wirs was suggested to me by the author yesterday. As the title says the book is free but it is ambiguous. Wayne uses “free” as a term to “remove the bindings and letting something loose in the world”. His explicit aim is to free up the masses and his vision with […]

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 […]

Awakening Presence by Ajahn Upekkha

Awakening Presence is a compilation of talks by several senior nuns of Amaravati Monastery and Chihurst Monastery. These include a talk from Ajahn Uppekha. The talks examins among other topics in detail the ‘stuff ” of awakening – showing how the states that we continuously try to avoid are the very states that, examined in the light of Dhamma, […]

The Shape of Suffering – A Study of Dependent Co-arising

The Shape of Suffering – A Study of Dependent Co-arising by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Dependent co-arising—paticca samuppada—is the Buddha’s most complete analysis of the conditions leading to suffering, together with the conditions leading to suffering’s end. A passage in the Canon states that this was the topic he contemplated on emerging from his first week of […]

Meditation – A Way of Awakening by Ajahn Sucitto

Meditation – A Way of Awakening by Ajahn Sucitto – is a compilation of guidelines on meditation that are in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha from some 2,500 years ago. The timeless quality of these teachings is such that they encourage us to look into states of discontent and stress in order to […]

In this very Life – The Liberation Teachings by the Buddha

In this very Life is a collection of talks from the first three month retreat that Sayādaw taught at the Insight Meditation Society. He describes in detail both the practical journey of awakening and a profound theoretical model of understanding. These discourses reward a thoughtful reading, allowing the familiar aspects of the teachings to mature […]

What About Now? Reminders for Being in the Moment by Gina Lake

What About Now? Reminders for Being in the Moment is a rewrite of seven other books by Gina Lake, the wife of Nirmala. From the introduction: “This book was created from short excerpts from seven previous books about awakening out the egoic mind and living in the moment. It is intended to help you do […]

Toward Awakening by Jean Vaysse

Toward Awakening is the only book by Jean Vaysse, one of G. I. Gurdjieffs french pupils. Working in the groups in Paris and later helping to lead them through the 1960s, Jean Vaysse felt the time had come to express Gurdjieff’s written teaching in a more coherent and logical way in order to bring it […]

The Awakening Of Intelligence by Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Awakening Of Intelligence is huge collection of transcribed talks Jiddu Krishnamurti had with personalities such as Jacob Needleman, Alain Naude, Swami Venkatesananda, David Bohm as well as public talks conducted in New York, Madras and Saanen in Switzerland. Download the 945 page ebook here: The Awakening Of Intelligence  

Itivuttaka – This Was Said by the Buddha

The Itivuttaka, meaning “as it was said” is a collection of 112 short discourses, from the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism. The original writetn text is attributed to a laywoman named Khujjuttara, who worked in the palace of King Udena of Kosambi as a servant to one of his queens, Samavati. Because the Queen could not leave […]

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