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Free Enlightenment

Free Enlightenment by Wayne Wirs was suggested to me by the author yesterday. As the title says the book is free but it is ambiguous. Wayne uses “free” as a term to “remove the bindings and letting something loose in the world”. His explicit aim is to free up the masses and his vision with […]

The Paradox of Becoming by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

The Paradox of Becoming was written by Thanissaro Bhikkhu in 2008. The topic of becoming is one of the most important in Buddhas teachings, and it features some major paradoxes. The importance of becoming is evident from the role it plays in the four noble truths, particularly in the second: Suffering are caused by any form […]

The Kindness of Others By Geshe Jampa Tegchok

The Kindness of Others posted with the permission from the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. In The Kindness of Others Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Jampa Tegchok explains how we can train our mind away from self-cherishing, the cause of all suffering, and develop compassion, the cause of everything that is good. He bases his explanation on Kadampa Geshe […]

The Shape of Suffering – A Study of Dependent Co-arising

The Shape of Suffering – A Study of Dependent Co-arising by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Dependent co-arising—paticca samuppada—is the Buddha’s most complete analysis of the conditions leading to suffering, together with the conditions leading to suffering’s end. A passage in the Canon states that this was the topic he contemplated on emerging from his first week of […]

Green Dharma by Georg Feuerstein & Brenda Feuerstein

Green Dharma is a free PDF e-book about the connection between Dharma and the environment by Georg Feuerstein & Brenda Feuerstein. The authors have previously published their work ‘Green Yoga‘ and Green Dharma can be seen as an independent pursuit. From the intro: “The Buddha was a great healer of human hearts and minds. If […]

Mandukya Upanishad – An ancient Sanskrit text on the nature of Reality

Mandukya Upanishad – An ancient Sanskrit text on the nature of Reality by James Swartz, guides the reader through the Mandukya. The aim of the Mandukya is to analyze the creation and arrive at truth, the limitless I. From the introduction: “The Aranyakas or Upanishads, the third portion of each Veda, commonly known as Vedanta, […]

The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche

The Birth of Tragedy was the first book written by Friedrich Nietzsche. It was published in 1872, while he was just 28 years old. It did not meet a saluting audience at that time. The Birth of Tragedy was further entitled: Hellenism and Pessimism. Nietzsche found in the classic tragedies a meaningful way in the […]

Unexpected Freedom by Ajahn Munindo

Unexpected Freedom by Ajahn Munindo. From the intro: “So often we are trying to follow the Buddha’s teaching with the idea of becoming free from something – free from our desires, our personality, our anger, our suffering. It might then come as quite a surprise, when suddenly, in the middle of our striving to attain […]

Radiance Experiencing Divine Presence by Gina Lake

Here is another book by Gina Lake, this woman has my respect and she goes right to the core and starts with the words: “Who are you?” From the book: “You are programmed very strongly to pay attention to the egoic mind and believe what it tells you about yourself, others, and life. Most people’s […]

The Four Noble Truths by Ajahn Sumedho

The Four Noble Truths by Ajahn Sumedho. At the centre of Buddhist belief we find The Four Noble Truths. This book is dedicated to understanding the basics of them and how they are to be interpreted and used in daily practice.  The Four Noble Truths also deals with The Eightfold Path, aspects of meditation and […]

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