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Bischoff, Roger
Bodhi, Bhikkhu

Essays from the BPS Newsletter:

<dl> <dd>Aims of Buddhist Education Summary: In Sri Lanka, as across much of the world, the quality of formal education is deteriorating, as schools fail to instill in their students an appreciation for either learning, moral decency, or wisdom. By reintroducing basic Buddhist principles into the ... (1998)

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Articles and books:

<dl> <dd>Arahants, Bodhisattvas, and Buddhas Summary: For centuries, Theravada&#039;s arahant ideal and Mahayana&#039;s bodhisattva ideal have served as lightning rods of contention between these two schools of Buddhism. In fact, the author argues, a healthy and integrated Buddhist practice requires respect ... (2010)

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Bodhinandamuni, Phra
Bogoda, Robert

“Principles of Lay Buddhism” in Buddhist Layman, The (BPS WH 294; 1982)

Boowa, Phra Ajaan Maha
Brahmali Bhikkhu
Buddhaghosacariya, Somdet Phra (&Ntilde;anavara Thera)
Buddharakkhita, Acharya
Bullen, Leonard
Burlingame, E.W.
Burns, Douglas

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Chah, Phra Ajaan

Gift of Dhamma, A Summary: A public talk given on October 10, 1977, addressed to the parents of a monk who had come from France to visit their son. An edited version of this talk has been translated into English under the same name. This is a translation of a new, full transcript ... (HTML not available) (2013) giftofdhamma_en.pdf (34pp./114KB)

In Body and Mind Summary: A Dhamma talk given on August 23, 1978. (HTML not available) (2012) inbodyandmind_en.pdf (34pp./284KB)

Living Dhamma Summary: Nine talks by Ajaan Chah. Highlights: the classic "Our Real Home" and "Tuccho Pothila (Venerable Empty-Scripture)," a humorous and penetrating reminder that the real practice of Dhamma lies within. (1994)

Our Real Home Summary: This is a talk that Ajahn Chah recorded at the request of one of his students whose mother was on her deathbed. The student had expected just a short message for his mother, but instead Ajahn Chah gave this extended talk of consolation and encouragement ... (2011)

Teachings of Ajahn Chah, The: A Collection of Ajahn Chah's Translated Dhamma Talks Summary: A comprehensive anthology of Ajaan Chah&#039;s Dhamma talks, translated into English. The talks include all those that have been previously published in the following books: Bodhinyana (1982), A Taste of Freedom (fifth impression, 2002), Living Dhamma (... (HTML not available) (2007) the_teachings_of_ajahn_chah_web_en.pdf (725pp./3.6MB)

Conze, Edward

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Kariyawasam, A.G.S
Karunadasa, Y.

“Aniccam: The Buddhist Doctrine of Anicca (Impermanence)” in Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 1, Impermanence (BPS WH 186; 1981)

Suvimalee Karunaratna

Prisoners of Karma: A Story Summary: In this tale from Karunaratna&#039;s series of stories to be read aloud to young children, we meet a caged peacock who pines for the carefree days when he lived freely in the wilds. Thanks to the advice of Kapuri the she-elephant and the wise tortoise, ... (2005) bl125_en.pdf (??pages/106KB)

Kawasaki, Ken & Visakha
Kee Nanayon, Upasika (K. Khao-suan-luang)

Pure & Simple Summary: A collection of short excerpts from talks that were originally printed in Thailand in 1973, in honor of Upasika Kee&#039;s 72nd birthday. This sampler nicely sketches an outline of her teachings on meditation and on the development of a mind free from ... (2003)

Kelly, John
Khamdee, Phra Ajaan
Khantipalo, Bhikkhu

“Walk in the Woods, A” in Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 1, Impermanence (BPS WH 186; 1981)

Khema, Ayya
Khin, U Ba
Knight, C.F

Mudita” (in BPS WH 170; 1983)

“Search for a Self or Soul, The” in Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 3, Egolessness (BPS WH 202; 1984)

Kusalasaya, Karuna

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Ledi Sayadaw

“The Advantages of Realizing the Doctrine of Anatta” in Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 3, Egolessness (BPS WH 202; 1984)

Lee, Phra Ajaan

Books:

<dl> <dd>Autobiography of Phra Ajaan Lee, The Summary: A fascinating account of Ajaan Lee&#039;s life, which he dictated from his hospital bed a year before his death. Highlights include: Ajaan Lee&#039;s retelling of a long and elaborate fantasy he had as a young monk that erased, once and for all, any ... (HTML not available) (2012) leeauto_en.pdf (94pp./0.7MB)

Basic Themes Summary: This essay primarily concerns the practice of breath meditation, and provides valuable advice on responding skillfully to the pitfalls that may be encountered along the way. The Prologue and Introduction to the essay include handy summaries of many key ... (1995) themes_en.pdf (182pp./7.3MB)

Craft of the Heart, The Summary: Ajaan Lee&#039;s first book, with teachings spanning the full range of Dhamma practice, from the five precepts to the attainment of total liberation. This book is a rich source of instruction suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners, alike; take ... (HTML not available) (2012) craft_en.pdf (109pp./0.7MB)

Divine Mantra, The Summary: Ajaan Lee explains the significance of the "Divine Mantra" -- six Pali passages concerning the elements (dhatu: wind, fire, water, earth, space, and consciousness) that he recommended that his students commit to memory and chant regularly. (2006) divinemantra_en.pdf (??pages/118KB)

Duties of the Sangha Summary: During the rains retreat of 1960 -- his last -- Ajaan Lee gave this exhortation to the monks and novices, calling on them to fulfill their duties as monastics. While acknowledging that the Thai ecclesiastical system spells out specific practical monastic ... (1995) duties_en.pdf (25pp./223KB)

Frames of Reference Summary: Ajaan Lee&#039;s classic introduction to the four foundations of mindfulness from the perspective of breath meditation. (2011) frames_en.pdf (36pp./174KB)

Refuge in Awakening, A Summary: This is Ajaan Lee&#039;s last recorded sermon, dictated shortly before his death in April, 1961. Here Ajaan Lee teaches the importance of making the Dhamma -- and oneself -- one&#039;s refuge by practicing mindfulness of the four frames of reference. (1998) refawake_en.pdf (??pages/109KB)

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Talks:

<dl> <dd>Consciousnesses Summary: This talk, given in the last year of Ajaan Lee&#039;s life, is one of the nine for which we have transcripts from the tapes -- and one of the four for which the tapes are still extant. It&#039;s a very unusual talk, showing his distinctive humor and ... (1997)

Knowledge Summary: This was transcribed from one of Ajaan Lee&#039;s few tape recorded talks, delivered six months before he passed away, and covers the eight classical forms of knowledge and skill (vijja) that come from the practice of concentration. This is vintage Ajaan ... (1997)

Lessons in Samadhi &mdash; see Keeping the Breath in Mind & Lessons in Samadhi

Visakha Puja Summary: A talk given at Wat Asokaram in 1956 on Visakha Puja, the observance day that commemorates the birth, Awakening, and final passing away of the Buddha. (1998)

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Lewis, G.N.

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&Ntilde;anananda, Bhikkhu

<dt>Nanayon, Upasika Kee &mdash; see Kee Nanayon, Upasika</dt>

&Ntilde;anamoli Thera

“Anatta According to Theravada” in Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 3, Egolessness (BPS WH 202; 1984)

“Anicca (Impermanence) According to Theravada” in Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 1, Impermanence (BPS WH 186; 1981)

Visuddhimagga &mdash; The Path of Purification: The Classic Manual of Buddhist Doctrine and Meditation (Third revised online edition) Summary: "The Visuddhimagga is the &#039;great treatise&#039; of Theravada Buddhism, an encyclopedic manual of Buddhist doctrine and meditation written in the fifth century by the great Buddhist commentator, Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa. The author&#039;s intention ... (HTML not available) (2011) pathofpurification2011_en.pdf (853pp./2.7MB)

&Ntilde;anasamvara, Somdet Phra (Venerable Suvaddhano Bhikkhu, HH the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand)
&Ntilde;anajivako, Bhikkhu

“Aniccam: The Buddhist Theory of Impermanence” in Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 1, Impermanence (BPS WH 186; 1981)

&Ntilde;anavara Thera (Somdet Phra Buddhaghosacariya)
Narada Thera
Nararatana Rajamanit, Chao Khun (Tryk Dhammavitakko)
Nyanaponika Thera

Buddhism and the God-idea Summary: Mystics from all the world&#039;s great religions have reported extraordinary meditative experiences that theists often attribute to the experience of God itself. But is it necessary to invoke the God-idea to explain these experiences? (This essay also ... (2004. BuddhaNet edition &copy; 1996.)

Courageous Faith Summary: A short reflection on the Buddhist view of faith (saddha). (This essay also appears in the book, The Vision of the Dhamma: Buddhist Writings of Nyanaponika Thera, (Buddhist Publication Society, 2000), which is available from Pariyatti). (2004. BuddhaNet edition &copy; 1996.)

Is Unselfish Joy Practicable?” (in BPS WH 170; 1983)

Kamma and its Fruit Summary: An exploration of the subtle nature of kamma, and of the ultimate importance of cultivating wholesome kammic actions so that we may arrive at liberation -- the final ending of kamma itself. (This essay also appears in the book, The Vision of the Dhamma: ... (2004. BuddhaNet edition &copy; 1996.)

Seeing Things as They Are Summary: A short reflection on what it means to see things as they really are -- namely, in terms of the three characteristics of impermanence, suffering, and not-self. (This essay also appears in the book, The Vision of the Dhamma: Buddhist Writings of ... (2004. BuddhaNet edition &copy; 1996.)

Why End Suffering? Summary: In this essay the author explores how the resolve to bring a skillful end to one&#039;s own suffering (dukkha) simultaneously works to diminish the suffering of others. (This essay also appears in the book, The Vision of the Dhamma: Buddhist Writings of ... (2004. BuddhaNet edition &copy; 1996.)

Nyanasatta Thera
Nyanatusita Thera

<dt>Nyanasobhano, Bhikkhu &mdash; see Price, Leonard</dt>

Nyanatiloka Mahathera

“Egolessness” in Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: Volume 3, Egolessness (BPS WH 202; 1984)

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Oates, L.R.

Nature and Implications of Mudita, The” (in BPS WH 170; 1983)

Ontl, Petr Karel

Of Mindsets and Monkeypots Summary: Three short essays on elementary Buddhist practice: "Of Mindsets and Monkeypots" (on letting go); "Does the Dhamma Still Hold True?" (on the relevance of Dhamma practice in the modern age); "In Search of Happiness" (on how to seek a true and lasting ... (2005) bl131_en.pdf (??pages/111KB)

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Rosenberg, larry

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Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)

Books and sutta anthologies:

<dl> <dd>Buddhist Monastic Code I, The: The Patimokkha Training Rules Translated and Explained Summary: The 227 Patimokkha training rules, which are recorded in the Suttavibhanga (the first major section of the Vinaya Pitaka), affect every aspect of the daily life of the Theravada Buddhist bhikkhu (monk). The Patimokkha rules are presented here along with ... (HTML not available) (2013) bmc1_en.pdf (515pp./3.1MB)

Buddhist Monastic Code II, The: The Khandhaka Rules Translated and Explained Summary: Whereas the Patimokkha concerns the basic rules of Theravada Buddhist monastic life (see The Buddhist Monastic Code, Volume I), the Khandhaka (the second major section of the Vinaya Pitaka) concerns its customs, which are no less essential to monastic ... (HTML not available) (2013) bmc2_en.pdf (478pp./2.8MB)

Head & Heart Together: Essays on the Buddhist Path Summary: Thirteen essays, including: &#039;The Lessons of Gratitude&#039;,	&#039;No Strings Attached&#039;, &#039;The Power of Judgment&#039;,	&#039;Think like a Thief&#039;, &#039;Strength Training for the Mind&#039;, &#039;Mindfulness Defined&#039;, &#039;The ... (HTML not available) (2011) headandheartbook_en.pdf (??pages/448KB)

Paradox of Becoming, The Summary: The Buddha&#039;s second Noble Truth states that the cause of suffering is any kind of craving that stimulates becoming (bhava; the process by which we continually fabricate new states of mind, from moment to moment and lifetime to lifetime). Yet this ... (HTML not available) (2013) paradoxofbecoming_en.pdf (135pp./0.6MB)

Shape of Suffering, The: A Study of Dependent Co-arising Summary: In this book the author examines the nature of dependent co-arising (paticca samuppada) -- the complex causal structure by which dukkha arises and ceases. It also shows how the factors of the path address the causes of suffering in a way that leads to ... (HTML not available) (2011) shapeofsuffering_en.pdf (112pp./0.8MB)

Skill in Questions: How the Buddha Taught Summary: This book offers an in-depth exploration of the role of questions in the Buddha&#039;s teaching, organized around the four classes of questions that the Buddha addressed: questions that call for a direct, categorical answer; those that must be reframed; ... (HTML not available) (2013) skill-in-questions_en.pdf (430pp./2.3MB)

Study Guides Summary: [not available] (1999)

Udana: Exclamations Summary: A translation of the third book of the Khuddaka Nikaya, with introduction and notes. (HTML not available) (2012) udana_en.pdf (148pp./0.9MB)

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Essays and Dhamma talks:

<dl> <dd>Affirming the Truths of the Heart: The Buddhist Teachings on Samvega & Pasada Summary: Popular interpretations of Buddhism today often ignore the importance of two powerful emotions, emotions that propelled the Buddha -- and all those who have sought Awakening since -- towards the goal of Awakening: samvega, a sense of urgency to escape ... (1997)

De-perception Summary: When we sit down to meditate we usually bring along a host of assumptions about what our perceptions are, what our experience of meditation is like, and what it should be. As meditators, our task is to learn to ask the right questions -- questions that ... (2002)

Emptiness Summary: In this short essay the author explains the role of emptiness in the practice of meditation. (1997)

ePublished Dhamma Talks (1) Summary: Thirty-seven Dhamma talks from the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery. (HTML not available) (2011) edhammatalks_1_en.pdf (131pp./0.5MB)

ePublished Dhamma Talks (2) Summary: Twenty-two Dhamma talks from the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery. (HTML not available) (2011) edhammatalks_2_en.pdf (87pp./481KB)

ePublished Dhamma Talks (3) Summary: Seventy-eight Dhamma talks from the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery. (HTML not available) (2011) edhammatalks_3_en.pdf (338pp./1MB)

Ignorance Summary: We&#039;re ignorant not for lack of information or knowledge, but because of the unskillful ways in which we handle stress and suffering. Develop the proper skills and Awakening is sure to follow. (2008)

Karma Summary: This short introductory essay explains the nature of karma (Pali: kamma), or willful action. The process of karma is a complex interplay between the fruits of our past actions (over which we have no control in the present) and the choices we make in the ... (2000)

Nibbana Summary: This short essay sketches the use of fire imagery in early Buddhism to describe Nibbana, the goal of Buddhist practice. This essay is a good starting point before tackling the more comprehensive book on the same subject: The Mind Like Fire Unbound: An ... (1996)

Right Mindfulness: Memory & Ardency on the Buddhist Path Summary: An exploration of the nature of mindfulness and its role in the Buddhist path to Awakening. (HTML not available) (2012) rightmindfulness_en.pdf (178pp./1.2MB)

Right Speech Summary: For many of us, right speech is the most challenging of the precepts to honor. Yet practicing right speech is fundamental both to helping us become trustworthy individuals and to helping us gain mastery over the mind. So choose your words -- and your ... (1999)

Samsara Summary: Is samsara (the wearisome "wandering-on" from birth to death to rebirth) a place, or is it the process by which we create and re-create our own suffering? Here the author likens samsara to an addiction that we can choose to give up -- or not. Which one ... (2002)

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Meditation:

<dl> <dd>Basic Breath Meditation Instructions Summary: A guided meditation, from the talk, "Using Meditation to Deal with Pain, Illness & Death". (1993)

De-perception Summary: When we sit down to meditate we usually bring along a host of assumptions about what our perceptions are, what our experience of meditation is like, and what it should be. As meditators, our task is to learn to ask the right questions -- questions that ... (2002)

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See also Ven. Thanissaro's translations of books by Phra Ajaan Lee, Phra Ajaan Fuang, Upasika Kee Nanayon, Phra Ajaan Thate, and Phra Ajaan Maha Boowa.

Thate, Phra Ajaan

Buddho Summary: A simple and practical guide to the use of the meditation phrase, buddho, which is used to settle the mind to the point at which discernment can begin to arise. (1994)

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Walshe, Maurice O'Connell

Buddhism and Death Summary: In this short essay the author outlines the meaning of death from the Theravada Buddhist perspective, touching on questions of vital concern to every student of Buddhism: What is death? What is rebirth? Why do we fear death? What happens upon the death ... (2005) wheel261_en.pdf (??pages/311KB)

Buddhism and Sex Summary: In this thoughtful and down-to-earth essay, the author explores what it means to live as a sexual being in the light of the Buddha&#039;s teachings. As he points out, rigid puritanism and total permissiveness are two extreme views that lie outside the ... (2006) wheel225_en.pdf (??pages/287KB)

“Giving from the Heart,” in Dana: The Practice of Giving (BPS WH 367; 1990)

“Detachment” in Buddhist Layman, The (BPS WH 294; 1982)

“Having Taken the First Step” in Buddhist Layman, The (BPS WH 294; 1982)

Webu Sayadaw

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