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Non-violence – a study guide based on early Buddhist teachings

Non-violence – a study guide based on early Buddhist teachings takes the reader through Buddha’s original philosophy about non-violence as described in the Pāli-canon: The earliest extant canon of the Buddha’s teachings. The Buddha continuously describes his sense of dismay at the violence and conflict in the world, together with his important discovery: that the […]

The Art of Living

The Art of Living – Vipassana means “insight” in the ancient Pali language of India. It is the essence of the teaching of the Buddha, the actual experience of the truths of which he spoke. The Buddha himself attained that experience by the practice of meditation, and therefore meditation is what he primarily taught. His […]

The Power of Mindfulness by Nyuanaponika Thera

The Power of Mindfulness with the subtitle: An Inquiry into the scope of bare attention and the principal sources of its strength is a guide for understanding and working with Mindfulness as it is originally described by the Buddha. From the book: By mindfulness or bare attention we understand the clear and single-minded awareness of what actually […]

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 […]

Skill in Question – How the Buddha Tauhgt by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Skill in Question – How the Buddha Tauhgt by Thanissaro Bhikkhu is a book about discernment in action, centered on the Buddha’s strategic use of discernment in framing and responding to questions. From the intro: “The idea for this book was born more than a decade ago from reading three of the Buddha’s discourses. The first was […]

Buddha in Blue Jeans – An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide To Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha

Buddha in Blue Jeans – An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide To Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha is a universal guide to the meditation practice of sitting quietly and being yourself. Sitting quietly can teach you many ways to accept life, meet pain, age gracefully, and die without regret. From the book: “Be Who You Are Don’t […]

Meditation – A Way of Awakening by Ajahn Sucitto

Meditation – A Way of Awakening by Ajahn Sucitto – is a compilation of guidelines on meditation that are in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha from some 2,500 years ago. The timeless quality of these teachings is such that they encourage us to look into states of discontent and stress in order to […]

Virtue and Reality by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Virtue and Reality by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The teachings of the Buddha, can be divided into two overall categories: extensive method and profound wisdom. In the context of the teachings presented here, method is the loving, compassionate bodhicitta and wisdom is the realization of ultimate reality, the right view of emptiness. It would be hard to find […]

Developing Balanced Sensitivity – Practical Buddhist Exercises for Daily Life by Alexander Berzin

Developing Balanced Sensitivity – Practical Buddhist Exercises for Daily Life by Alexander Berzin. Achieving emotional balance, for example, or maintaining healthy relationships is never easy. We make these challenges even more difficult than is necessary, however, for a variety of reasons. Among them are lacking sensitivity in certain situations and overreacting in others. Although Buddha taught many […]

The Buddha-Carita or The Life of Buddha by Aevaghosa

The Buddha-Carita, or The Life of Buddha by Aevaghosa edited and translated by Edward B. Cowell is the original biography of the Buddha. The text is translated directly from Sanskrit scriptures written in the fifth century. From the translator’s foreword: The Buddha-carita was translated into Chinese by Dharmarakùa in the fifth century, and a translation of […]

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