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The Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra

The Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra is the fundamental text of Ch’an Buddhism. It relates the life and teachings of Master Hui Neng, the Great Master the Sixth Patriarch, as set down by one of his disciples. During the seventh and eighth centuries under the T’ang Dynasty, Master Hui Neng taught the doctrines of […]

The Lazy Mans Guide to Enlightenment

The Lazy Mans Guide to Enlightenment by Thadeus Golas. From the foreword: “The universe is so vast and complex that if we needed books like this to become enlightened, we’d never make it. But on the other hand the universe is so simple in design that there’s no reason for anyone to be puzzled or […]

The Wings to Awakening – An Anthology from the Pali Canon

The Wings to Awakening. Many anthologies of the Buddha’s teachings have appeared in English, but this ebook is the first to be organized around the set of teachings that the Buddha himself said formed the heart of his message: The Wings to Awakening (bodhi-pakkhiya-dhamma). The material is arranged in three parts, preceded by a long Introduction. […]

The Open Secret – by Tony Parson

The Open Secret by Tony Parson is a straight forward book on practical liberation / enlightenment. From the book: “One day I was walking across a park in a suburb of London. I noticed as I walked that my mind was totally occupied with expectations about future events that might or might not happen. I […]

Gleanings from Nisargadatta by Mark West

Sri Nisargadatte makes is crystal clear that all structures, be they pshysical, conceptual, or other, are like waves arisen from the ocean which not only will inevitably crash back into their sourc, but they have never been seperate from it for even an instant. A clear reception of this message invalidates the need for any […]

The Zen Experience by Thomas Hoover

The Zen Experience by Thomas HooverZen has always resided in individual experience rather than in theoretical writings. To give the reader access to understanding of this truth, The Zen Experience by Thomas Hoover illumines Zen as it was created and shaped by the personalities, perceptions, and actions of its masters over the centuries. Beginning with […]

The Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation

The Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation – A basic Buddhist Mindfulness – by Mahasi Sayadaw is an in depth guide to mindfulness or Satipattthana as it is practiced by Buddhist monks in Burma. Satipatthana was recommended by the Buddha for all who seek enlightenment or to grow spiritually. In the foreword it is underlined that these practices can be done […]

Freedom Through Understanding by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Freedom Through Understanding by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche is based on a seminar held during their first trip to Europe. They offered a weekend seminar based on their famous month-long Kopan meditation courses. Preceded by Lama Yeshe’s lecture on meditation at Kensington Town Hall, these teachings at Royal Holloway College, Surrey, encompass the […]

Dawn of Enlightenment – LAMDRE

Dawn of Enlightenment consists of introductory talks given by Lama Choedak to prepare students for Lamdre. These teachings are prized by students and masters of all Tibetan traditions, and this book will interest all students of Tibetan Buddhism, especially those aspiring to take higher initiations. Dawn of Enlightenment is a unique work which describes the actual teachings […]

The No-Nonsense Guide to Enlightenment

The No-Nonsense Guide to Enlightenment by Blair Warren. From the intro: “It is my position that enlightenment is not necessarily the elusive mystical experience it has been made out to be. It doesn’t require years of struggle to attain. It doesn’t require that you chant in lotus position at the feet of some guru. And it doesn’t […]

The Power of NOW – A guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle – Free Audiobook

“The Power of NOW” book by Eckhart Tolle. Unfortunately I have been asked to remove this book, who are the rights-holders: http://www.newworldlibrary.com/. I had it posted here because I believed it was in the public domain since it could be found at http:www.archive.org  

The Blazing Lights of the Sun and Moon

The Blazing Lights of the Sun and Moon by Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche is comments on Mipham Rinpoche’s  Sherab Raltri, Sword of Prajña, by Mipham Rinpoche, sum. There are two important spontaneously written texts in which Mipham expresses his vision of Buddhist teaching. They are this Sword of Prajña of the Completely True Meaning, and The Precious Torch of Certainty. […]

Commentary on Ngöndro Practice according to The New Treasure of Dudjom

The Buddhist Ngöndro Practice is a condensed form of the entire Dharma expounded by the Buddha, including the teachings of Guru Padmasambhava and many other lineage masters. Nothing has been left out. The ngöndro encompasses all of the essentials which lead to enlightenment and the actualization of this practice is of great benefit for everyone. […]

Dalai Lama Kalachakra teachings

These 3 PDF-documents are transcripts of a 3-day symposium held by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama under the name Kalachakra for World Peace Graz in 2002. The teachings centers around the topics: The middle stages of meditation, The thirty-seven practices of the bodhisattvas and The lamp for the path to enlightenment. Download the 3 […]

A book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi – Free PDF Ebook

A book of Five Rings. Kendo, the Way of the sword, has always been synonymous with nobility in Japan. Since the founding of the samurai class in the eighth century, the military arts had become the highest form of study, inspired by the teachings of Zen and the feeling of Shinto. Schools of Kendo born […]

Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda

Karma Yoga is a free ebook based on lectures the Swami Vivekananda delivered in America in  December, 1895 and January, 1896. Generally the Swami held two classes daily- morning and evening.  Although the Swami delivered many lectures and held numerous classes in the two years and five months he had been in America, these lectures […]

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 […]

Siddhartha – an Indian Tale by Hermann Hesse

Siddhartha – an Indian Tale by Hermann Hesse is about a son of a Brahman who in his quest for the truth rejects his father’s faith. His way is through asceticism, meeting with the Buddha, love adventures and a secular life until he calms down and finally finds enlightenment. In many ways the novel is […]

Mastering the core teachings of the Buddha

Mastering the core teachings of the Buddha. Highly recommended: This book is for those who really want to master the core teachings of the Buddha and who are willing to put in the time and effort required to be enlightened. It is also for those who are tired of having to decipher the code of modern […]

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