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The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind – Buddhism, Mind and Meditation

The Peaceful Stillness of the Silent Mind – Buddhism, Mind and Meditation.The six Buddhist teachings contained herein come from Tibetan Lama Yeshe’s 1975 visit to Australia. The first three are a series of consecutive evening lectures Lama gave at Melbourne University. By the third night he thought people had heard enough talk and instead offered […]

The Jhanas by Ajahn Brahmavamso

As Buddhist meditation becomes more popular, it is vital that clear and accurate guidance is available.  For many years, there has been an unfortunate lack of thorough instruction in simple English on the deeper states of meditation called Jhanas.  Even though the Jhanas are, perhaps, the theme most repeated by the Buddha in the Suttas, […]

Buddhism Handbook By various authors

Buddhism Handbook By Various Authors is a 410 page description of the Buddhism belief, concepts, practices and rituals. In more than hundred chapters different aspects of Buddhism is explained in a straight forward tone. The Buddhism Handbook also has a large glossary of terms used in the book. Download it here: Buddhism HandBook By various […]

The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Allan Watts is a radical piece about the unrecognised but mighty taboo—our tacit conspiracy to ignore who, or what, we really are. Briefly, the thesis is that the prevalent sensation of oneself as a separate ego enclosed in a bag of skin is a […]

A guide to Japanese Buddhism

A guide to Japanese Buddhism presents the history of Japanese Buddhism and the Buddhism in Japan today. It explains the origins and differences of the numerous schools and sects. We get the details of how Shinto, Zen and Rinzai Zen, Shinran, Shinshu, Honen, Soto Zen, Taoism and Pure Land Buddhism has evolved and shaped the […]

The Buddhist Way

The Buddhist Way presents in a simple and understandable manner the various rites that are performed by Buddhists on happy and sad occasions in their lives. It describes for example how Buddhist funerals takes place, Buddhist Taboos, education, Buddhist view on magic and much more. Download ‘The Buddhist Way’ here (50 pages): The Buddhist Way

What Buddhists believe

From the foreword of ‘What Buddhists believe’: “On one occasion a Christian delegation visited Ven Dhammananda to have a dialogue. A member of the delegation saw the book on his desk and asked, “Venerable, What do Buddhists believe?” He replied, “Buddhists do not believe anything!” Puzzled, the man asked, “ Then why did you write […]

Wind in the forest – Buddhist poetry by Sujiva

Wind in the forest is a unique ebook collection of poems, write-ups, illustrations and photos. In Venerable Sujiva’s sincere and heartfelt writings, readers may find many touching incidents related by him in his many years of teaching. Download the full text ebook here (288 pages/3.18MB) : Wind in the forest by Venerable Sujiva

Guide to Vipassana by Mahasi Sayadaw

This text by Mahasi Sayadaw explains the concept and Practice of Vipassana – a basic, yet extremely hard to master, technique of self-confrontation. To understand Vipassana in a broader perspective you might want to consult the book: ‘Mastering the core teachings of the Buddha’. Download ‘Guide to Vipassana’ by Mahasi Sayadaw here: Guide to Vipassana

Be Still, It Is The Wind That Sings

Be Still, It Is The Wind That Sings is a collection of works by Arthur Osborne. In these texts (467 pages) you will find a selection of his poems and thoughts about Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity. From the poem “The Sleeping Beauty” “A pretty children’s tale is found Of how a lady slept spell-bound […]

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