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A Mind Revealed

A Mind Revealed contains a collection for discourses of the Dutiyadvayam sutta give by Dhammajiva to the monks and yogis at the Meetirigala Nissarana Vanaya Buddhist monastery in Sri Lanka. This sutta is very comprehensive in its analysis of sensory consciousness, its causality, operation and cessation. Sensory consciousnesses is of course a theoretically complex exposition of the Buddhas teachings. Is […]

The King of Glorious Sutras called the Exalted Sublime Golden Light

Exalted Sublime Golden Light – an ancient sutra book. When Buddha Shakyamuni visited Girja Kuti (Vultures’ Peak) to teach the ‘great hearers’ or sublime audience of monks, nuns, Bodhisattvas, gods and spirits, he expounded, in his last turning of the wheel of Dharma, the ‘King of Glorious Sutras called ‘The Exalted Sublime Golden Light‘, or in […]

Things as they are by Ajaan Maha Boowa Nanasampanno

Things as the are are talks originally given  to the monks at Acariya Maha Boowa’s monastery, Wat Pa Baan Taad, in Udorn Thani Province, Thailand. As might be expected, they deal in part with issues particular to the life of Buddhist monks, but they also contain much that is of more general interest. Since the monks who had assembled to listen […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dark Night Of The Soul by Saint John of the Cross

Dark Night Of The Soul describes the painful experiences and their significance on the spiritual journey of St. John. The dark night is perceived by mystics and practicing monks from several religions to be a blessing in disguise, whereby the individual is stripped (in the dark night of the senses) of the spiritual ecstasy associated […]

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