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Bodhinyana by Ven. Ajahn Chah

‘Bodhinyana’ was the first collection of talks by Ven. Ajahn Chah to be translated and published by his Western students. Although Ajahn Chah passed away in 1992, the training which he established is still carried on at the Wat Pah Pong monastery in Thailand and its branches. The training usually consists of group meditation twice […]

Zen Anarchy

Zen Anarchy by Max Cafard. What is the Sound of One hand making a Clenched Fist? Zen is the strictest and most super-orthodox form of Buddhism — and at the same time the most iconoclastic, revolutionary and anarchistic one. The roots of Zen go back to the beginnings of the Buddhist tradition — not to […]

AN INTRODUCTION TO MAHAYANA BUDDHISM

An Introduction to Mahayana Buddhism. Buddhism is divided into two great schools, Mahayana and Hinayana. Both systems originated in India, but since the former predominates in China, Japan, Nepal, Japan, in a modified form, in Tibet and Mongolia, while the latter is confined almost exclusively to Ceylon, Burma, and Siam, they are often, and rather […]

Acvaghosha’s Discourse on the Awakening of Fait in the Mahayana

Acvaghosha’s Discourse on the Awakening of Fait in the Mahayana. Acvaghosha is a treasured philosopher of Buddhism. His treatise on The Awakening-of Faith is recognized by all Northern Buddhist schools and sects as orthodox and used even to-day in Chinese translations as a text-book for the instruction of Buddhist priests. The original Sanskrit text has […]

CONSCIOUSNESS ENLARGED

Consciousness Enlarged is the second edition of the transcript of a course on consciousness, Citta, as laid out in Abhidhammatthasangaha, the traditional primer on Abhidhamma in the Theravada Buddhist world. It was given by the Burmese Sayadaw U Thittila in England, probably in 1983. The Sayadaw, then in his 87th year, gave a comprehensive verse-by-verse […]

The Eye of Discernment

The Eye of Discernment is an anthology of teachings from Phra Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo. He outlines his thoughts especially about the methods of meditation he taught for years in Thailand. For instance, he points out that there is no sharp division between the practice of tranquility meditation and insight meditation. He also emphasizes the role played […]

The Basic Principles Of The Fuchiyado Meditation The Samurai Blowgun Martial Art

The Basic Principles Of The Fuchiyado Meditation The Samurai Blowgun Martial Art is written by Shri Krishan Puri in 2011. The book describes the historical and religious background for the ancient blowgun practice Fukiya, a disciplined, precise and deadly martial art mastered by only a few dedicated monks. Today, in Japan, Fukiya is like a […]

Buddhist Scriptures by Edward Conze

Buddhist Scriptures by Edward Conze. This anthology seeks to provide insights into Buddhism from a number of unusual angles. It consists of translations from the Pali Canon and the older Sanskrit version Udanavarga as well as both translations from the Japanese Rinzai and Soto traditions. The bulk of authoritative Buddhist writings is truly enormous and […]

First Things First -Essays on the Buddhist Path

First Things First -Essays on the Buddhist Path was published in 2018 by the Metta Forest Monastery and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Unported. The essays were collected from various sources and are the seventh collection of essays by the Buddhist monk Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu. The essays included in this book are: Honest to […]

A Brief History of the Jamme Tulkus of The Drukpa Kagyu Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and Their Practice Centre

A Brief History of the Jamme Tulkus of The Drukpa Kagyu Tradition is a remarkable insight into the practices and works of the school also known as “Oral Lineage” or “Whispered Transmission”. The Kagyu is one of the six main sects of the Tibetan Mahamudra Buddhism and it is today divided into three groups, the Karma Kagyu, Drikung […]

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