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A Map of the Journey by Sayadaw U Jotika

Map of the Journey by Sayadaw U Jotika is a nearly 400 pages long introduction to insight meditation. A Map of the Journey is an orginial, never previously published work. It is a transcript of a series of eleven preparatory talks given by Sayadaw U Jotika of Burma prior to a meditation retreat held in Australia. […]

The 31 Planes of Existence

The 31 Planes of Existence by Suvanno Mahathera describes the ancient Buddhist concepts of planes in the context of karma, rebirth, samsara and meditation and realization. The 31 planes, as described in the Suttas, are divided into three types of worlds: 1. Kama-Loka (the sensuous world) – 11 planes 2. Rupa-Loka (the world of form – […]

A Critical Analysis of the Jhanas in Theravada Buddhist Meditation by Henepola Gunaratana

One of the most important aspects of Buddhist meditation is a set of attainments called, in Pali, the Jhanas. The Jhanas are encountered repeatedly in the scriptural texts of early Buddhism. They were instrumental in the Buddha’s own achievement of enlightenment and in the training he formulated for his disciples. Jhana means meditative stages and equivalent terms in other Buddhist schools […]

Mind without measure by J. Krishnamurti

Mind without measure by Jiddu Krishnamurti is a huge collection of public talks held by Krishnamurti in Delhi, Calcutta and Madras during 1982 and 1983. Form the book: “Now, to live without measurement, to be totally, completely, free of all measurement, is part of meditation. Not that `I am practicing this, I will achieve something in a year’s […]

The Role of Sound in Meditation by Swami Nirmalananda Giri

The Role of Sound in Meditation by Swami Nirmalananda Giri explains why and how Hindus use verbal sound as a tool in meditation. Nirmalananda draws from sources such as the Upanishades, works by I.K. Taimni and modern business psychology from the West in this eight-page long guide. From the text: “Sound, is the direct means to […]

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. […]

The Bodhidharma Anthology – Earliest Records of Zen Buddhism

The Bodhidharma Anthology – Earliest Records of Zen Buddhism by Broughton, Jeffrey L. There exists only two book-length English language translations of Bodhidharma’s teachings: The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma translated by Red Pine and Broughton’s The Bodhidharma Anthology.Both volumes are valuable for understanding Zen (C’han) as taught by Bodhidarma, the first Zen Patriarch in China. The […]

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 […]

Ego, Attachment and Liberation by Lama Yeshe

Ego, Attachment and Liberation with the subtitle Overcoming your Mental Bureaucracy – a five-day Meditation Course by Lama Yeshe is a detailed guide to handling the obstacles during retreats and more advanced meditation techniques. At the same time Lama Yeshe presents and explains his own thoughts on concepts such as karma: Every time your ego […]

Samadhi for Liberation

Samadhi for Liberation consists of short, advanced and personal instructions for medition by Ajahn Anan Akincano: “With the heart being at ease, there may be the feeling that our body expand. Our body becomes imbued with blissful feelings called piti, waves of joy and rapture rolling on to the shore. When piti is strong, we might […]

Walking with Awareness – A Guide to Walking Meditation

Walking with Awareness A Guide to Walking Meditation Written by Luang Por Liem Áhitadhammo –  a Buddhist monk in the Thai Forest Tradition, was born in 1941. After higher ordination at twenty years of age, he first practiced in several village monasteries until he joined Wat Nong PahPong, Ajahn Chah’s famous forest monastery in UbonProvince, in […]

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 transcriptions 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 […]

Mae Chee Kaew Her Journey to Spiritual Awakening & Enlightenment

Her Journey to Spiritual Awakening & Enlightenment. This book presents the life and the practice of a woman who reached the pinnacle of Buddhist practice. She was known as Mae Chee Kaew. Mae Chee Kaew felt the calling to a spiritual life at an early age. Blessed as a girl with the good fortune to […]

Mahanirvana Tantra – Tantra of the Great Liberation

Mahanirvana Tantra – Tantra of the Great Liberation Translated by Arthur Avalon. This is one of the best known of the Tantric scriptures. It was translated by Sir John Woodroffe (under the pseudonym ‘Arthur Avalon‘), one of the few Indologists to gain direct access to this obscure and secretive branch of Hinduism. Framed as a […]

Five Conversations by Jiddu Krishnamurti

This is a series of five conversations with Jiddu Krishnamurti with an initial general introduction and description of the scenery in which the conversation takes place. This text is short, 23 pages, and I have not been able to find a year or location. – Though northern India might be a good guess. From the first conversation: […]

Meditation On Mind And Feeling

Mogok Sayadaw U Vimala was a renowned Theravada Buddhist monk and Vipassana meditation master. He enrolled as a novice monk at age 9 under Sayadaw U Jagara. In 1921, he was ordained as a bhikkhu with the dhamma name of Vimala. As his monkhood was sponsored by the residents of Mogok, a town well known for […]

The only Revolution by Jiddu Krishnamurti

The only Revolution by Jiddu Krishnamurti. From the book: “Meditation is the unfolding of the new. The new is beyond and above the repetitious past – and meditation is the ending of this repetition. The death that meditation brings about is the immortality of the new. The new is not within the area of thought, […]

Anapanasati – Mindfulness of Breathing

Anapanasati – Mindfulness of Breathing. For the first time in the English here is a comprehensive manual of the Buddhist meditation known as ânàpànasati  – the development of mindfulness of breathing. Although this manual is primarily intended for the benefit of monks, it will greatly assist laymen, too, who wish to undertake a course of […]

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 […]

The Surangama Sutra

The Surangama Sutra is one of the most important texts in the Chinese Mahayana Buddhism tradition. It deals with the worthlessness of the Dharma when unaccompanied by samadhi power, and the importance of moral precepts as a foundation for the Buddhist practice. Also stressed is the theme of how one effectively combats delusions that may arise during […]

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