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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, […]

Everything is Teaching us – A Collection of Teachings by Venerable Ajahn Chah

Everything is Teaching us – A Collection of Teachings by Venerable Ajahn Chah. A great thing about the Theravada tradition is that all books are given away for free. As they say: “The gift of Dhamma surpasses all other gifts.” This also goes for this work “Everything is Teaching us – A Collection of Teachings by […]

The Workings of Kamma

The Workings of Kamma by Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw from the Pa-Auk Forrest Monestary in Myanmar (Burma) is an in depth explanation of the concepts of Kamma or Karma. The book uses stories, suttas, graphical illustrations and dhamma talks from the monestary to underline its conclusions. Download the work here (504 pages): The Workings of Kamma

A Manual of the Excellent Man by Ledi Sayadaw

A Manual of the Excellent Man – Uttamapurisa Dīpanī. Ledi Sayadaw was the “father” of the insight meditation tradition in Burma. Before he became famous, only a few monks practised insight meditation, and even fewer lay people. He lived during the time of the British Raj, when many ignorant Buddhists were converting to Christianity. Because of […]

Sutra of the Medicine Buddha

Bhaiṣajyaguru, the Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli Light’, is the buddha of healing and medicine in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Often he is referred to as the “Medicine Buddha“, he is described as a doctor who cures suffering using the medicine of his dhamma teachings. The Sutra of the Medicine Buddha is among the most […]

An Unentangled Knowing – Lessons in Training the Mind

An Unentangled Knowing – Lessons in Training the Mind is Upasika Kee Nanayon, who wrote by the name Acharn Kor Kaho-suan-luang, is one of the most respected women teachers of Dhamma in modern Thailand. The teachings in this book, drawn from her talks and poetry, deal with a wide range of issues in the training of the mind. […]

Pressing Out Pure Honey – A Practitioner’s Study Guide by Sharda Rogell

“Pressing Out Pure Honey” is meant as a study companion for  the Majjhima Nikāya – The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. The book is written by Sharda Rogell in 2002 and it was first  published by Dhamma Dana Publications in 2003.  It is based on the personal notes and experiences and the hope of the author […]

Life of inner Quality by Maha Boowa

Life of inner Quality is a guide for integrating Buddhist practice into daily life, drawn from talks which Acariya Maha Boowa has given over the past 25 years to various groups of people, those new to the practice and those more experienced. In each case he has adapted his style and strategy to suit the […]

Samana Liangta Maha Boowa an Autobiography

Samana is a new release from the Thai Buddhist organization Forrest Dhamma Books. On January 30, 2011 at the age of 97, Luangta Maha Boowa, died in his monastary after a life in service. Samana is his edited and richly illustrated autobiography. It gives a great insight in to the life in the Baan Taad Forest […]

Clearing the Path – Nanavira Thera’s Notes on Dhamma (1960–1965)

Clearing the Path is a work book. Its purpose is to help the user to acquire a point of view that is different from his customary frame of reference. Necessarily, 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 […]

Forest Dhamma – A Selection of Talks on Buddhist Practice

Forest Dhamma – A Selection of Talks on Buddhist Practice by Ãcariya Mahã Boowa Ñãõasampanno consists of transcribtions of Dhamma talks held at Wat Pa Baan Taad, a forest monastery situated in northern Thailand. It goes, among other things, into details on the topics on Sila, Samadhi and Wisdom and the development of meditation. Download the book […]

Amata Dhamma – Six Talks on Dhamma

Amata Dhamma – Six Talks on Dhamma. From the intro: “The Dhamma of Buddha was expounded correctly and properly. It was not hidden or obscure but was presented according to the truths existing on every level of Dhamma. It proclaims, for example, that virtue and vice, hell, heaven and Nibbãna really do exist, that kilesas […]

Bag of Bones – A Miscellany on the Body compiled by Bhikkhu Khantipálo

The body is thought to be most obviously “me,” what I regard as the most tangible part of myself. Around it therefore are constructed many views, all of them distorted to some extent, which prevent insight arising into the body as it really is. This book is a small anthology relating to the body in […]

Arahattamagga – Arahattaphala: The Path to Arahantship

Arahattamagga – Arahattaphala: The Path to Arahantship is a  vompilation of Venerable Ācariya Mahā Boowa’s Dhamma Talks About His Path of Practice. From the book: “I tell you quite frankly: I no longer experience past, present, or future; for I no longer have any trace of conventional reality left within my heart. I can assure you […]

Patipadā – Venerable Acariya Mun’s Path of Practice

Patipadā is a translation of the Dhutanga Kammaṭṭhāna practices of Venerable Ajaan Mun Bhūridatta Thera, and it was written by Venerable Ajaan Mahā Boowa Ñāṇasampanno Thera as a companion volume to the biography of Venerable Ācariya Mun. This book includes many things that may not be easy to understand for the reader who is not familiar […]

The Manuals of Buddhism

The Manuals of Buddhism with the subtitle ‘The Expositions of the Buddha – Dhamma’ is a 762 page introduction to core concepts of Burmese Theravada Buddhism.  If I only had 12.3 MB memory and was going for at week-long vacation, this would probably be the book to bring. Download The Manuals of Buddhism here (huge file, might […]

Realization Of The Dhamma by Dr U Dhammapiya

Realization of the Dhamma by Sayadaw U Dhammapiya is meant as a general but throughout introduction for students of Buddhism doctrines. It explains the most used terms by referring directly to the quoted words of the Buddha. Download “Realization of the Dhamma” here: Realization Of The Dhamma by Dr U Dhammapiya

Freeing the Heart Dhamma teachings from the Nuns’ Community at Amaravati & Cittaviveka Buddhist Monasteries

Freeing the Heart Dhamma teachings from the Nuns’ Community at Amaravati & Cittaviveka Buddhist Monasteries is a  collection of Dhamma reflections offered by the Forest Sangha Nuns’ community introduces us, as readers, to a unique perspective which, like a soothing balm, calms, uplifts and enlightens. It celebrates the ability of women to use an ancient […]

Reading the Mind

‘Reading the Mind’ is a compilation of teachings by a Thai female teacher, Kee Nanayon (1901-1978); who established a Dhamma centre, Khao-Suan-Luang in 1945. Upasika Kee attracted Dhamma students, and her followers came to include both female lay devotees and white-robed nuns. These Dhamma talks were mainly given to the women who stayed at her […]

Seeing Through – Guide to Insight Meditation

This is Bhikkhu K. Nananandas Guide to Insight Meditation – Seeing Through. From the intro: “Insight meditation paves the way to that penetrative wisdom which delivers the mind from bondage to Sarilsiira. This bondage often baffles the thinker because there is a ‘catch’ in the tools he has to take up to break it. Percepts […]

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