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<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#anandamaitreya' id='anandamaitreya'>Ananda Maitreya Mahanayaka Thera, Dr. Balangoda</a>

<a title='Summary: Originally published in 1988 to accompany the London Buddhist Society&#039;s Introducing Buddhism course, this book provides an outline of the history and basic teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Also includes a bibliography and glossary of Pali terms. (HTML not available)'>Introducing Buddhism</a> (2011) introducing_buddhism_en.pdf (28pp./222KB)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#ariyadhamma' id='ariyadhamma'>Ariyadhamma Mahathera</a>

<a href='lib/authors/ariyadhamma/bl115_en.html' title='Summary: An outline of the steps of breath meditation, from first beginnings to the full realization of Nibbana.'>Anapana Sati: Meditation on Breathing</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#ariyesako' id='ariyesako'>Ariyesako, Bhikkhu</a>

<a href='lib/authors/ariyesako/layguide_en.html' title='Summary: A very readable summary of the Vinaya rules for bhikkhus (monks), aimed at giving laypeople a better understanding of the monks&#039; way of life. Included are questions-and-answers concerning the proper etiquette when in the company of monks (bowing, …'>Bhikkhus' Rules, The: A Guide for Laypeople</a> (1999)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#ashby' id='ashby'>Ashby, Dr. Elizabeth</a>


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<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#bischoff' id='bischoff'>Bischoff, Roger</a>

<a href='lib/authors/bischoff/wheel399_en.html' title='Summary: This Wheel booklet offers a short history of Buddhism in Myanmar from its origins until the beginning of the colonial period in the late 19th century. The material has been sifted and organized from the point of view of a practicing Buddhist. It is …'>Buddhism in Myanmar: A Short History</a> (1996)

<a href='lib/authors/webu/wheel375_en.html' title='Summary: The Venerable Webu Sayadaw of Myanmar (Burma) was one of the greatest Theravada Buddhist meditation masters of recent times. An exemplar of the strict and simple meditative life, he constantly stresses to his disciples the need to tread the Buddha&#039;s …'>Essential Practice, The: Part I</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/webu/wheel384_en.html' title='Summary: [See the description of Part I.].'>Essential Practice, The: Part II</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#bodhi' id='bodhi'>Bodhi, Bhikkhu</a>

Essays from the BPS Newsletter:

<dl> <dd><a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_35_en.html' title='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 …'>Aims of Buddhist Education</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_43_en.html' title='Summary: An overview of sankhara (formations, fabrications, etc.): its multiple meanings and roles in the Buddha&#039;s teachings.'>Anicca Vata Sankhara</a> (2005) bps-essay_43_en.pdf (??pages/73KB)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_26_en.html' title='Summary: The friends and associations we make in life play a crucial role in our progress along the path, as we inevitably absorb some of their qualities – be they good or bad. How do we learn to recognize and seek out the wise companion, the truly good friend?'>Association with the Wise</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_19_en.html' title='Summary: An acknowledgement of two noteworthy events concerning the BPS: Nyanaponika Mahathera (founder of the BPS) celebrated his 90th birthday, and Ven. Piyadassi Mahathera (editor of the BPS&#039;s Sinhala language publications) was elected to the position of …'>Auspicious Month, An</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_08_en.html' title='Summary: Our progress in the Dhamma depends in part on the degree to which we can develop within ourselves the twin virtues of renunciation and compassion.'>Balanced Way, The</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_41_en.html' title='Summary: Extraordinary advances in science and medicine promise us longer and healthier lives. But in this heady excitement let us not forget the Buddha&#039;s wise counsel: it is not how long we live that really counts, but to what extent we can develop and …'>Better Than a Hundred Years</a> (2005) bps-essay_41_en.pdf (??pages/106KB)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_05_en.html' title='Summary: What is the role of studying the Buddhist scriptures in pursuing the Buddha&#039;s path to Awakening? In fact, careful study of the suttas is essential if we are to develop a correct understanding of the Buddha&#039;s teachings.'>Case for Study, The</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_27_en.html' title='Summary: Contrary to the stated goal of some other currently popular eastern religions and practices, the Dhamma is not concerned with the attainment of a state of “non-dualism,” a condition in which the barriers between “self” and “other,” or samsara and nibbana,…'>Dhamma and Non-duality</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_06_en.html' title='Summary: Some contemporary teachers have claimed that the question of rebirth is extraneous to the core teachings of Buddhism. In fact, the notion of kamma and rebirth is the central defining principle at the very heart of all the Buddha&#039;s teachings.'>Dhamma Without Rebirth?</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_36_en.html' title='Summary: A reminder that the five precepts – the most elementary guidelines of moral conduct offered by the Buddha – enjoin us not merely from drinking alcohol to excess, but from drinking any amount of alcohol. Clarity of mind and moral judgment are …'>Discipline of Sobriety, A</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_46_en.html' title='Summary: Newcomers to Buddhism, inspired by the down-to-earth clarity, directness, and immediacy of the Buddha&#039;s teachings, often stumble when they first encounter the teachings on rebirth. In this essay the author, while not attempting to make a scientific …'>Does Rebirth Make Sense?</a> (2005) bps-essay_46_en.pdf (??pages/99KB)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_22_en.html' title='Summary: An introduction to the five indriya, or spiritual faculties (faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom), and their role in the practice of Dhamma.'>Five Spiritual Faculties, The</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_28_en.html' title='Summary: A personal appreciation for the life and work of the late Ven. Nyanaponika Mahathera (1901-1994), who served as founder, editor, president and, most recently, Patron of the BPS.'>For the Welfare of Many</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_25_en.html' title='Summary: Although the Buddha teaches that clinging leads to suffering, there are some things – most significantly, Right View – that he insists are worth holding onto until we reach the end of the path.'>From Views to Vision</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_38_en.html' title='Summary: The Buddha&#039;s teachings offer a profound hope that can help erase the despair and cynicism so rampant in the modern world. Because each of us is personally responsible for the moral choices we make, by those choices we are all capable of bringing to …'>Giving Dignity to Life</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_23_en.html' title='Summary: An introduction to the two mental qualities that serve as safeguards of our morality, protecting both ourselves and the world around us from harm: hiri, an innate conscience or sense of shame over doing wrong, and ottappa, a fear of the consequences of …'>Guardians of the World, The</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_18_en.html' title='Summary: In a world fraught with violence, the Buddha&#039;s ancient advice is just as relevant today: “Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not slay or incite others to slay.”.'>Laying Down the Rod</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_39_en.html' title='Summary: How does a person&#039;s choice of lifestyle – i.e., layperson or monastic – affect one&#039;s ability to make progress along the Buddhist path?'>Lifestyles and Spiritual Progress</a> (2005) bps-essay_39_en.pdf (??pages/165KB)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_09_en.html' title='Summary: Some popular contemporary teachings claim that the Buddha advocates putting one&#039;s trust solely in what one can know and experience directly for oneself. In fact, when we take into careful consideration the context of this sutta, it becomes clear …'>Look at the Kalama Sutta, A</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_32_en.html' title='Summary: It was the sight of the four “divine messengers” – an old man, a sick man, a corpse, and a wandering ascetic – that propelled the young Bodhisatta from his complacent and luxurious princely life into the homeless life of a serious seeker of spiritual …'>Meeting the Divine Messengers</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_34_en.html' title='Summary: Despite the glowing promises and forecasts of technologists, economists, and business leaders, we inhabitants of the emerging global marketplace have not yet found in technology any relief from our most basic ills: greed, violence, and meaninglessness. …'>Message for a Globalized World</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_44_en.html' title='Summary: Writing at the turn of the 21st century, the author takes stock of two manifestations of suffering that dominate the modern era: collective violence and a gnawing sense of individual meaninglessness. Both, he argues, find an effective remedy in the …'>Navigating the New Millennium</a> (2005) bps-essay_44_en.pdf (??pages/106KB)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_01_en.html' title='Summary: The author inaugurates his series of essays by explaining their chief purpose: to advance an accurate understanding of the cornerstone of the Buddha&#039;s teachings – right view.'>New Undertaking, A</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_20_en.html' title='Summary: What is “noble” about the Four Noble Truths?'>Nobility of the Truths, The</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_17_en.html' title='Summary: Some popular interpretations of Buddhism espouse the notion that our highest goal should be to expand our capacity to open ourselves to the full range of life&#039;s joys and sorrows, to shed our self-centered preferences, and merge at last with the …'>Note on Openness, A</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_13_en.html' title='Summary: We all yearn for happiness and concord, yet much of the world seems bound up in fear, aggression, and conflict. While we as individuals cannot hope to cure the world&#039;s problems overnight, there is still a great deal we can do that is of immediate …'>Problem of Conflict, The</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_04_en.html' title='Summary: What does it mean to “purify” the mind, and how is it accomplished?'>Purification of Mind</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_14_en.html' title='Summary: In a world increasingly dominated by the wonders of scientific progress and the lure of technological innovation, we can easily lose touch with that vital human drive to seek an ultimate, transcendent meaning to life. The Buddha&#039;s teachings offer …'>Quest for Meaning, The</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_21_en.html' title='Summary: What does it mean to seek refuge in the Buddha?'>Refuge in the Buddha</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_12_en.html' title='Summary: In a world full of such extraordinary suffering it becomes second-nature to many of us to turn aside from the pain of others, cast our gaze downward, and focus instead on our own immediate, private concerns. Equipped with an understanding of the workings …'>Remedy for Despair, A</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_15_en.html' title='Summary: The search for happiness is one of our most basic drives. Even more fundamental, however, is our yearning for genuine security from the dangers and sorrows of life. The Buddha&#039;s teachings offer us precisely this, as well as the practical means …'>Search for Security, The</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_16_en.html' title='Summary: Much of our unhappiness arises from a dissatisfaction with the sense of who we are, so we quite naturally seek remedies that attempt to fill the void. What the Dhamma offers is something more: the opportunity to transcend self altogether, thereby freeing …'>Self-transformation</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_10_en.html' title='Summary: In response to the growing threat of terrorism in Sri Lanka, the author offers a reminder of the Buddha&#039;s timeless advice: “Considering others as oneself, do not hurt them or cause them harm.”.'>Statement of Conscience, A</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_37_en.html' title='Summary: Where is genuine security to be found? How can we be freed, at last, from fear? A deva once asked the Buddha these questions; the Buddha&#039;s answer still rings as true today.'>Subrahma's Problem</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_07_en.html' title='Summary: Among the most crucial challenges we face in our journey down the Buddhist path is a willingness to see ourselves as we truly are – defilements and all. It is only with this kind of penetrating honesty about ourselves that we can begin to uproot the …'>Taking Stock of Oneself</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_24_en.html' title='Summary: An urgent question for the world today is how followers of different religious traditions can live together in harmony, without compromising the integrity of their separate traditions. The Buddha&#039;s teachings of tolerance strike a delicate and wise …'>Tolerance and Diversity</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_30_en.html' title='Summary: A Theravada Buddhist response to Pope John Paul II&#039;s 1994 book Crossing the Threshold of Hope, which was unabashedly critical of – and remarkably ill-informed about – the Buddhist religion. Bhikkhu Bodhi here skillfully avoids any discussion of …'>Toward a Threshold of Understanding</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_40_en.html' title='Summary: The author reflects on the lives of two great scholar monks who passed away in the summer of 1998: Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya and Ven. Piyadassi Nayaka Thera.'>Tribute to Two Monks, A</a> (2005) bps-essay_40_en.pdf (??pages/70KB)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_02_en.html' title='Summary: How do we reconcile the apparent contradiction that Buddhism is, on the one hand, a “religious” path calling for both faith and devotion and, on the other hand, a path of rational and critical inquiry?'>Two Faces of the Dhamma</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_42_en.html' title='Summary: Religion and science offer distinct paths to different kinds of knowledge. Yet the Buddha&#039;s teachings show how both kinds of knowledge can be harnessed – for both the good of the individual and that of society.'>Two Paths to Knowledge</a> (2005) bps-essay_42_en.pdf (??pages/65KB)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_45_en.html' title='Summary: With the surging worldwide popularity of insight meditation, teachers have occasionally been tempted to “streamline” the practice, by teaching it as a secular activity divorced from the framework in which the Buddha originally presented it. In this essay …'>Two Styles of Insight Meditation</a> (2005) bps-essay_45_en.pdf (??pages/70KB)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_03_en.html' title='Summary: The key to keeping on-course on the Buddhist path lies in one&#039;s ability to persevere with the methodical and routine practice of meditation and mental cultivation, without losing sight of the ultimate, transcendent goal of the practice.'>Vision and Routine</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_11_en.html' title='Summary: As Buddhism takes root in the West, it shows ominous signs of decline in parts of Asia, where the youth often dismiss it as an irrelevant symbol of cultural and ethnic identity. Here the author reminds his Asian audience that if the Buddha&#039;s …'>Vital Link, The</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bps-essay_33_en.html' title='Summary: Where can we find encouragement to progress toward our spiritual goals when we live immersed in a consumer-driven world that places such high value on material achievement? The Buddha&#039;s teachings here come to our aid, with advice ranging from how …'>Walking Even Amidst the Uneven</a> (1998)


Articles and books:

<dl> <dd><a href='lib/authors/bodhi/arahantsbodhisattvas_en.html' title='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 …'>Arahants, Bodhisattvas, and Buddhas</a> (2010)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/wheel433_en.html' title='Summary: In these two lectures, delivered to an audience with almost no prior knowledge of Buddhism, Ven. Bodhi gives a clear, concise account of the Buddha&#039;s life and teaching.'>Buddha and His Dhamma, The</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/response_en.html' title='Summary: In this essay, presented at an interfaith conference in Sri Lanka, the author describes the “radical secularization” of human life that lies at the root of the manifold social problems in the modern world. Religious fundamentalism and spiritual …'>Buddhist Response to Contemporary Dilemmas of Human Existence, A</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/abhiman_en.html' title='Summary: This is the Introduction to the 1993 revision of Narada Mahathera&#039;s 1956 classic guidebook to Abhidhamma philosophy, A Manual of Abhidhamma. The Introduction provides an outline of Abhidhamma philosophy and of the seven books within the Abdhidhamma …'>Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma, A: The Abhidhammattha Sangaha of Acariya Anuruddha</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/various/wheel367_en.html' title='Summary: Dana – the Pali word means giving, generosity, self-sacrifice: the quality of the heart that moves a person to give away his or her own possessions for the sake of others. Giving in Buddhism is not a mere moral virtue to be randomly engaged in or …'>Dana: The Practice of Giving</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bl143_en.html' title='Summary: A translation of the Bhikkhuni Samyutta (Chapter 5 of the Samyutta Nikaya), consisting of ten suttas that describe Mara&#039;s failed attempts to upset the equanimity and resolve of meditating forest nuns. With Introduction and detailed notes.'>Discourses of the Ancient Nuns: (Bhikkhuni-samyutta)</a> (1997)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/wheel282_en.html' title='Summary: An excellent introduction to the purpose, meaning, and fruits of taking refuge in the Triple Gem and of observing the precepts.'>Going for Refuge & Taking the Precepts</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bl129_en.html' title='Summary: An invitation to the Dhammapada, Buddhism&#039;s most important collection of short inspirational verses.'>Living Message of the Dhammapada, The</a> (1993)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/wheel405_en.html' title='Summary: The Venerable Maha Kaccana was one of the foremost disciples of the Buddha, appointed by the Awakened One as the monk most skilled in explaining in detail the meaning of his own brief utterances. Often the other monks turned to Maha Kaccana for help in …'>Maha Kaccana: Master of Doctrinal Exposition</a> (1996)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/waytoend_en.html' title='Summary: A concise yet thorough explanation of the Eightfold Path, the practical method the Buddha prescribed to uproot and eliminate the underlying causes of suffering. Basing himself solidly upon the Buddha&#039;s own words, the author examines each factor of …'>Noble Eightfold Path, The: The Way to the End of Suffering</a> (1999)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/wheel259_en.html' title='Summary: Four essays concerning the role of Buddhist ethics, not as a guide to interpersonal relations and social action, but as an integral part of the quest for purification and liberation.'>Nourishing The Roots: Essays on Buddhist Ethics</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bl071_en.html' title='Summary: What is true freedom, and where can it be found? These questions have haunted humanity since the beginning of time, and are still with us today. The Buddha&#039;s teachings offer us a practical solution to this all-important riddle.'>Taste of Freedom, The</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/wheel409_en.html' title='Summary: Although Theravada Buddhism explicitly advocates the attainment of arahantship as the ultimate goal, in the course of its historical evolution the Theravada tradition gave birth to a rich body of teachings on the practices of a bodhisatta, an aspirant to …'>Treatise on the Paramis, A: From the Commentary to the Cariyapitaka</a> (2005) wheel409_en.pdf (??pages/414KB)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/wheel277_en.html' title='Summary: The seldom-studied Upanisa Sutta contains an important alternative presentation of the principle of dependent arising, offering a “roadmap” of the entire path of practice as it progresses toward final liberation.'>Transcendental Dependent Arising: A Translation and Exposition of the Upanisa Sutta</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/bodhi/bam_en.html' title='Summary: Bhikkhu Bodhi recounts with fond appreciation his years with the late Ven. Ananda Maitreya (1896-1998), Sri Lanka&#039;s highest-ranking and widely-venerated scholar-monk. (Also included: a newspaper account of the state funeral for Ven. Ananda Maitreya.)…'>Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya: A Personal Appreciation</a> (1999)


Bodhinandamuni, Phra

<a href='lib/thai/dune/giftsheleft_en.html' title='Summary: A collection of short anecdotes and quotations from Ajaan Dune, as recalled by one of his long-time monastic comrades. Ajaan Dune&#039;s straightforward words are rich with deceptively simple insights that reflect a profound grasp of Dhamma. His unique …'>Gifts He Left Behind: The Dhamma Legacy of Ajaan Dune Atulo</a> (2005) giftsheleft_en.pdf (??pages/0.9MB)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#bogoda' id='bogoda'>Bogoda, Robert</a>

<a href='lib/authors/bogoda/bl139_en.html' title='Summary: Four short essays on what it means for a layperson to live in line with the Buddha&#039;s teachings. These essays share a common message: through Buddhist practice it is possible to refine one&#039;s character, ennoble one&#039;s life, and become “…'>Buddhist Culture, The Cultured Buddhist</a> (2005)

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

<a href='lib/authors/bogoda/wheel397_en.html' title='Summary: In clear and simple terms, this booklet offers thoughtful advice to help the householder lead a life in line with the Buddha&#039;s teachings.'>Simple Guide to Life, A</a> (1996)

<a href=“lib/thai/index_en.html#boowa” id=“boowa”>Boowa, Phra Ajaan Maha</a>

<a href='lib/thai/boowa/london_en.html' title='Summary: A wide-ranging collection of formal Dhamma talks and informal question-and-answer sessions, directed to a group of lay followers in London. Here you will find this memorable exchange, among many others: A questioner asked, “I would like to ask if people …'>Dhamma Teaching of Acariya Maha Boowa in London, The</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/thai/boowa/straight_en.html' title='Summary: This collection of talks was originally given for the benefit of a lay disciple who had come to Ajaan Maha Boowa&#039;s monastery to receive guidance as she faced her approaching death from bone marrow cancer. These talks offer important lessons about …'>Straight from the Heart: Thirteen Talks on the Practice of Meditation</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/thai/boowa/thingsas_en.html' title='Summary: These extemporaneous talks were delivered to the monks living at Ajaan Maha Boowa&#039;s monastery. There is much valuable Dhamma teaching here for all meditators, monastic and lay alike. In these talks Ajaan Maha Boowa often recounts conversations with …'>Things as They Are: A Collection of Talks on the Training of the Mind</a> (1996)

<a href='lib/thai/boowa/tolastbr_en.html' title='Summary: This book is really two books in one. The first part contains a collection of talks by Ajaan Maha Boowa (many of which were previously published in the book Amata Dhamma). Most of these talks were given for the benefit of an ill lay disciple of Ajaan …'>To the Last Breath: Dhamma Talks on Living and Dying</a> (1996)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#brahmali' id='brahmali'>Brahmali Bhikkhu</a>

<a href='lib/authors/brahmali/index_en.html' title='Summary: [not available]'>Brahmali Bhikkhu</a> (2006)

Buddhaghosacariya, Somdet Phra (&Ntilde;anavara Thera)

<a href='lib/authors/nanavara/uposatha_en.html' title='Summary: Questions and answers concerning the observance of Uposatha days – special days for laypeople and monastics alike that follow a lunar calendar and call for renewed commitment to Dhamma practice.'>Uposatha Sila: The Eight-Precept Observance</a> (1996)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#buddharakkhita' id='buddharakkhita'>Buddharakkhita, Acharya</a>

<a href='tipitaka/kn/dhp/dhp.intro.budd_en.html' title='Summary: [not available]'>Dhammapada, The: The Buddha's Path of Wisdom</a> (1996)

<a href='lib/authors/buddharakkhita/wheel365_en.html' title='Summary: A practical introduction to metta (loving-kindness) meditation, including a translation of the Karaniya Metta Sutta and a discussion of the fruits and power of metta practice.'>Metta: The Philosophy and Practice of Universal Love</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/buddharakkhita/bl109_en.html' title='Summary: What&#039;s the best response when we&#039;re threatened by provocative people or challenged by difficult situations? In this short article the author reviews some of the Buddha&#039;s teachings on this theme.'>Positive Response: How to Meet Evil With Good</a> (2006) bl109_en.pdf (??pages/259KB)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#bullen' id='bullen'>Bullen, Leonard</a>

<a href='lib/authors/bullen/bl042_en.html' title='Summary: A very basic beginner&#039;s outline of the Four Noble Truths.'>Buddhism: A Method of Mind Training</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#burlingame' id='burlingame'>Burlingame, E.W.</a>

<a href='lib/authors/burlingame/wheel324_en.html' title='Summary: In the fifth century the great Pali scholar-monk Buddhaghosa wrote an extensive commentary to the much-beloved Dhammapada. His commentary provides background stories that set the stage for each brief verse, giving them an expansive context that greatly …'>Buddhist Stories from the Dhammapada Commentary: Part II</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#burns' id='burns'>Burns, Douglas</a>

<a href='lib/authors/burns/wheel088_en.html' title='Summary: The Buddhist meditative path to liberation as viewed from the perspective of modern psychological theory.'>Buddhist Meditation and Depth Psychology</a> (1994)


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<a href='lib/thai/index_en.html#chah' id='chah'>Chah, Phra Ajaan</a>

<a href='lib/thai/chah/bodhinyana_en.html' title='Summary: Nine talks on meditation practice – some delivered to lay followers, some to monks.'>Bodhinyana: A Collection of Dhamma Talks</a> (1997)

<a href='lib/thai/chah/heartfood_en.html' title='Summary: These ten talks were given to bhikkhus at Ajaan Chah&#039;s monastery in Thailand and contain a wealth of insight and humor into all aspects of Dhamma practice. Much of this material is probably more accessible to long-term students, rather than to …'>Food for the Heart</a> (1994)

<a title='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)'>Gift of Dhamma, A</a> (2013) giftofdhamma_en.pdf (34pp./114KB)

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

<a href='lib/thai/chah/shapeofacircle_en.html' title='Summary: A talk given to a visiting monk who was getting discouraged in his practice.'>In the Shape of a Circle</a> (2011)

<a href='lib/thai/chah/insimpleterms_en.html' title='Summary: A marvelous collection of Dhamma similes from one of the Thai forest tradition&#039;s great teachers.'>In Simple Terms: 108 Dhamma Similes</a> (2011)

<a href='lib/thai/chah/living_en.html' title='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.'>Living Dhamma</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/thai/chah/not_for_sure_en.html' title='Summary: We suffer as a result of clinging to what is fundamentally inconstant (anicca). So don&#039;t fall for what you like; don&#039;t fall for what you dislike. Learn to punch your likes and dislikes before they punch you!'>Not for Sure: Two Dhamma Talks</a> (2010) not_for_sure_en.pdf (21pp./138KB)

<a href='lib/thai/chah/bl111_en.html' title='Summary: [not available]'>Our Real Home: A Talk to an Aging Lay Disciple Approaching Death</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/thai/chah/our_real_home_en.html' title='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 …'>Our Real Home</a> (2011)

<a href='lib/thai/chah/atasteof_en.html' title='Summary: A collection of ten talks delivered by Ajaan Chah in Thailand and England. These talks, given in Ajaan Chah&#039;s uniquely humorous and incisive conversational tone, span a range of Dhamma topics, from the cultivation of a balanced mind in meditation …'>Taste of Freedom, A</a> (1994)

<a title='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)'>Teachings of Ajahn Chah, The: A Collection of Ajahn Chah's Translated Dhamma Talks</a> (2007) the_teachings_of_ajahn_chah_web_en.pdf (725pp./3.6MB)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#conze' id='conze'>Conze, Edward</a>

<a href='lib/authors/conze/wheel065_en.html' title='Summary: An introduction to the five spiritual faculties (indriya) – faith, effort, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom – with an anthology of related classical texts translated from Pali and Sanskrit.'>Way of Wisdom, The: The Five Spiritual Faculties</a> (1993)


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<dl class='index'>

<dt>DeGraff, Geoffrey &mdash; see Thanissaro Bhikkhu.</dt>

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#desilva' id='desilva'>de Silva, Lily</a>

Buddhist Attitude Towards Nature, The” (from BPS WH 346; 1987)

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

<a href='lib/authors/desilva/bl132_en.html' title='Summary: An introduction to the Buddha&#039;s teachings on illness and death, drawn from the Pali canon.'>Ministering to the Sick and the Terminally Ill</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/desilva/wheel407_en.html' title='Summary: What is Nibbana? In the first essay of this booklet Lily de Silva approaches this question from a fresh angle. Rather than speculate about Nibbana as an objective reality, she asks, “What does the attainment of Nibbana mean in terms of the living …'>Nibbana as Living Experience / The Buddha and The Arahant: Two Studies from the Pali Canon</a> (2005) wheel407_en.pdf (??pages/197KB)

<a href='lib/authors/desilva/wheel337_en.html' title='Summary: Eight essays: “A Layman&#039;s Happiness,” “The Mechanics of Bondage and Suffering,” “Understanding and Managing Stress,” “The Buddhist Attitude to Gain and Honor,” “Livelihood and Development,” “Facing Death Without Fear,” “The Human Body,” and ”…'>One Foot in the World: Buddhist Approaches to Present-day Problems</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/desilva/bl120_en.html' title='Summary: An introduction to the five aggregates (khandha) – body, feeling, perception, volition, and consciousness – five aspects of experience to which we tend to cling. The author paints a compelling portrait of how we create for ourselves the illusory sense …'>Self-made Private Prison, The</a> (2005) bl120_en.pdf (??pages/118KB)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#desilva-p' id='desilva-p'>de Silva, Dr. M.W. Padmasiri</a>

<a href='lib/authors/desilva-p/wheel237_en.html' title='Summary: In this concise introductory lecture, the author bridges the languages of Buddhism and Western psychology to describe the range and function of human emotional states.'>Psychology of Emotions in Buddhist Perspective, The: Sir D. B. Jayatilleke Commemoration Lecture, Colombo, 1976</a> (2007)

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

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#dewaraja' id='dewaraja'>Dewaraja, Lorna Srimathie</a>

<a href='lib/authors/dewaraja/wheel280_en.html' title='Summary: An exploration of the contribution that the Buddhist teachings have had in improving the social standing of women in largely male-dominated Asian culture.'>Position of Women in Buddhism, The</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#dhammananda' id='dhammananda'>Dhammananda, Ven. K. Sri</a>

<a href='lib/authors/dhammananda/marriage_en.html' title='Summary: Practicing Buddhists living as married householders face countless challenges in their day-to-day lives with their partners: What responsibilities does one have to one&#039;s spouse and children? How can sexuality be reconciled with the Buddha&#039;s …'>Happy Married Life, A: A Buddhist Perspective</a> (2005)

Dhammayut Order in the United States of America

<a title='Summary: The complete text, in both Pali and English, of the chants used by laypeople and monastics alike at Buddhist monasteries of the Thai forest tradition (Dhammayut sect). This extensive collection includes: a guide to pronunciation; the daily (morning and … (HTML not available)'>Chanting Guide, A</a> (2013) chanting_en.pdf (205pp./0.7MB)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#dhammika' id='dhammika'>Dhammika, Ven. Shravasti</a>

<a href='lib/authors/dhammika/wheel386_en.html' title='Summary: Translations of a number of the edicts carved in pillars and rocks by the great Buddhist Indian King Asoka during the 3rd century BCE. (See also That the True Dhamma Might Last a Long Time: Readings Selected by King Asoka, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, ed.).'>Edicts of King Asoka, The</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/dhammika/wheel342_en.html' title='Summary: A fine collection of short verses from the suttas, arranged according to subject matter. Students whose only familiarity with Buddhist verse comes from reading the ever-popular Dhammapada will find in this collection some inspiring and rewarding new …'>Gemstones of the Good Dhamma: Saddhamma-maniratana</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/dhammika/wheel360_en.html' title='Summary: Translation from Sanskrit of a beautiful 1st century Indian devotional poem on the virtues of the Buddha.'>Matrceta's Hymn to the Buddha: An English Rendering of the Satapa&ntilde;casatka</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/thai/index_en.html#dune' id='dune'>Dune, Phra Ajaan</a>

<a href='lib/thai/dune/giftsheleft_en.html' title='Summary: A collection of short anecdotes and quotations from Ajaan Dune, as recalled by one of his long-time monastic comrades. Ajaan Dune&#039;s straightforward words are rich with deceptively simple insights that reflect a profound grasp of Dhamma. His unique …'>Gifts He Left Behind: The Dhamma Legacy of Ajaan Dune Atulo</a> (2005) giftsheleft_en.pdf (??pages/0.9MB)


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<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#fawcett' id='fawcett'>Fawcett, Brian</a>

The Mastery of Pride (BPS BL 14; 1962)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#figen' id='figen'>Figen, Dorothy</a>

<a href='lib/authors/figen/bl085_en.html' title='Summary: Four brief essays offering advice and encouragement to newcomers to meditation.'>Beginning Insight Meditation: And Other Essays</a> (1995)

<a href=“lib/thai/index_en.html#fuang” id=“fuang”>Fuang, Phra Ajaan</a>

<a href='lib/thai/fuang/itself_en.html' title='Summary: This book contains a delightful and inspiring collection of anecdotal stories retold by an American monk who lived under Ajaan Fuang&#039;s tutelage for the last decade of Ajaan Fuang&#039;s life. These anecdotes reveal a teaching style that adapted …'>Awareness Itself</a> (1999) itself_en.pdf (??pages/302KB)

<a href='lib/thai/fuang/listenwell_en.html' title='Summary: A beautiful outline of how meditation can be used to help take good care of this rare treasure we&#039;ve all been given: birth as a human being.'>Listen Well: January 1984</a> (2001)

<a href='lib/thai/fuang/single_en.html' title='Summary: Encouragement and ammunition for those who choose a life of celibacy.'>Single Mind, A: February 5, 1980</a> (1999)

<a href='lib/thai/fuang/timeless_en.html' title='Summary: Encouragement and advice for people getting started in concentration practice.'>Timeless and True: July, 1978</a> (1998)


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<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#gilbert' id='gilbert'>Gilbert, William</a>

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

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#greenly' id='greenly'>Greenly, Edward</a>

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

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#gunaratana' id='gunaratana'>Gunaratana, Henepola</a>

<a href='lib/authors/gunaratana/wheel351_en.html' title='Summary: This booklet, a condensed version of Bhante Gunaratana&#039;s treatise, “The Path of Serenity & Insight” (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1985), outlines the role of jhana (meditative absorption) in Theravada Buddhist meditation. The author&#039;s …'>Jhanas in Theravada Buddhist Meditation, The</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#gunaratna' id='gunaratna'>Gunaratna, V.F.</a>

<a href='lib/authors/gunaratna/wheel102_en.html' title='Summary: An introduction to the practice of the recollection of death (marananussati) in meditation.'>Buddhist Reflections on Death</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#guruge' id='guruge'>Guruge, Ananda W.P.</a>

<a href='lib/authors/guruge/wheel419_en.html' title='Summary: An exploration of various canonical and extra-canonical accounts of the Buddha&#039;s encounters with Mara, the symbolic embodiment of desire and death, in his role as the Tempter. By referring to later Sanskrit literature and Buddhist art, the author …'>Buddha's Encounters with Mara the Tempter, The: Their Representation in Literature and Art</a> (2005) wheel419_en.pdf (??pages/172KB)


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<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#harris' id='harris'>Harris, Elizabeth J.</a>

<a href='lib/authors/harris/bl141_en.html' title='Summary: The development of these twin emotions plays a central role in Buddhist practice. But are they truly compatible? How can one feel genuine compassion toward others while simultaneously remaining detached and “aloof” from the world? Citing examples from …'>Detachment and Compassion in Early Buddhism</a> (2005) bl141_en.pdf (??pages/137KB)

<a href='lib/authors/harris/bl134_en.html' title='Summary: Eight concise and articulate reflections on Buddhist life and practice that emerged from the author&#039;s own journey from Christianity into Buddhism. These short essays, which offer helpful insights for bridging the two faiths, were originally …'>Journey into Buddhism, A</a> (2005)

<a href='lib/authors/harris/wheel392_en.html' title='Summary: This essay explores the roots of violence in human society, and reveals how the Buddhist teachings of non-violence are just as applicable today as they were in the Buddha&#039;s day.'>Violence and Disruption in Society: A Study of the Early Buddhist Texts</a> (1994)

<a href=“lib/authors/index_en.html#hecker” id=“hecker”>Hecker, Hellmuth</a>

<a href='lib/authors/hecker/wheel273_en.html' title='Summary: A biography in the BPS&#039;s “Lives of the Disciples” series. Of all the Buddha&#039;s disciples, his cousin Ananda was the one most often mentioned in the suttas. For 25 years Ananda served as the Buddha&#039;s personal attendant. He played a crucial …'>Ananda: The Guardian of the Dhamma</a> (2006) wheel273_en.pdf (56pp./0.7MB)

<a href='lib/authors/hecker/wheel334_en.html' title='Summary: A biography in the BPS&#039;s “Lives of the Disciples” series. Anathapindika was one of the Buddha&#039;s chief lay disciples and a generous patron of the monastic Sangha. A wealthy householder, Anathapindika discovered an even richer inner treasure when …'>Anathapindika: The Great Benefactor</a> (2005)

<a href='lib/authors/hecker/wheel312_en.html' title='Summary: A biography in the BPS&#039;s “Lives of the Disciples” series. A brief biography of Angulimala, the notorious bandit who was transformed by the Dhamma and eventually became an arahant.'>Angulimala: A Murderer's Road to Sainthood</a> (2007)

<a href='lib/authors/hecker/wheel292_en.html' title='Summary: A biography in the BPS&#039;s “Lives of the Disciples” series. A collection of biographical sketches, including stories of Khema of Great Wisdom; Kisagotami, the mother with the dead child; Nanda, the Buddha&#039;s half-sister; and Patacara, the …'>Buddhist Women at the Time of The Buddha</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/hecker/wheel345_en.html' title='Summary: A biography in the BPS&#039;s “Lives of the Disciples” series. Biography of the Buddha&#039;s disciple best known for his meditative powers.'>Maha Kassapa: Father of the Sangha</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/hecker/wheel263_en.html' title='Summary: A biography in the BPS&#039;s “Lives of the Disciples” series. A biography of the Buddha&#039;s second chief disciple, whom the Buddha praised for his supranormal knowledge and psychic powers.'>Maha-Moggallana</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#horner' id='horner'>Horner, I.B.</a>

<a href='lib/authors/horner/bl130_en.html' title='Summary: In this excerpt from the Milindapa&ntilde;ha, Ven. Nagasena develops a magnificent series of similes to convince King Milinda that, even though the Buddha died long ago, his legacy lives on, unwavering.'>Blessed One's City of Dhamma, The: From the Milindapa&ntilde;ha</a> (2006) bl130_en.pdf (??pages/233KB)

<a href='lib/authors/horner/wheel030_en.html' title='Summary: One of the 20th century&#039;s great Pali scholars explores the social and spiritual lives of women in India during the time of the Buddha. Drawing on numerous passages from the suttas, she argues that, despite their traditional domestic roles, women …'>Women in Early Buddhist Literature: A Talk to the All-Ceylon Buddhist Women's Association</a> (2006) wheel030_en.pdf (??pages/268KB)


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<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#ireland' id='ireland'>Ireland, John D.</a>

<a href='lib/authors/ireland/wheel082_en.html' title='Summary: A fine sampler of short suttas from the Sutta Nipata, spanning a wide range of topics, including: good conduct and bad, the Buddha&#039;s battle with Mara, cultivation of right view, the simile of the boat, etc. Some are formal sermons, some take the …'>Discourse Collection, The: Selected Texts from the Sutta Nipata</a> (1995)

<a href='tipitaka/kn/iti/iti.intro.irel_en.html' title='Summary: [not available]'>Itivuttaka: The Buddha's Sayings</a> (1999)

<a href='lib/authors/ireland/wheel107_en.html' title='Summary: This anthology of seventy-eight suttas from the Samyutta Nikaya provides a good introductory taste of one of the richest books in the Pali canon. It is the first in the Buddhist Publication Society&#039;s three-part series of Samyutta anthologies …'>Samyutta Nikaya: An Anthology</a> (2006) wheel107_en.pdf (??pages/0.7MB)

<a href='lib/authors/ireland/wheel417_en.html' title='Summary: The final section of the Theragatha of the Khuddaka Nikaya contains fifteen poems composed by Venerable Vangisa, the monk whom the Buddha had designated as his foremost disciple in the composition of spontaneous verse. The subject of these poems ranges …'>Vangisa: An Early Buddhist Poet</a> (2005) wheel417_en.pdf (??pages/187KB)


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<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#jackson' id='jackson'>Jackson, Natasha</a>

Unselfish Joy: A Neglected Virtue” (in BPS WH 170; 1983)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#jayasili' id='jayasili'>Jayasili (Jacquetta Gomes)</a>

<a title='Summary: Originally published in 1988 to accompany the London Buddhist Society&#039;s Introducing Buddhism course, this book provides an outline of the history and basic teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Also includes a bibliography and glossary of Pali terms. (HTML not available)'>Introducing Buddhism</a> (2011) introducing_buddhism_en.pdf (28pp./222KB)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#jones' id='jones'>Jones, Ken</a>

<a href='lib/authors/jones/wheel285_en.html' title='Summary: Must one “set one&#039;s own house in order” first before working to address the ills of society in a meaningful way? Can social activism be a genuine support for self-transformation? What would a truly “Buddhist” form of social action look like? This …'>Buddhism and Social Action: An Exploration</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#jootla' id='jootla'>Jootla, Susan Elbaum</a>

<a href='lib/authors/jootla/wheel349_en.html' title='Summary: An invitation and introduction to the Therigatha (Verses of the Elder Nuns), whose stories it contains are widely regarded as among the most moving and inspiring in the entire Pali canon.'>Inspiration from Enlightened Nuns</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/jootla/wheel301_en.html' title='Summary: An exploration of the teachings of dhammavicaya (investigation-of-dhammas), a key factor to be developed in the cultivation of insight.'>Investigation for Insight</a> (1994)

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

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

<a href='lib/authors/jootla/bl133_en.html' title='Summary: An account of a 1994 ceremony in which fifty men ordained as bhikkhus (monks) at the International Meditation Centre in Yangon, Myanmar (Rangoon, Burma).'>Taste of the Holy Life, A: An Account of an International Ordination in Myanmar</a> (2005)

<a href='lib/authors/jootla/wheel414_en.html' title='Summary: This lively book explores the important role played by the devas (divine beings) in the Pali suttas, with particular emphasis on the Buddha&#039;s role as their teacher.'>Teacher of the Devas</a> (1999)


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<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#kariyawasam' id='kariyawasam'>Kariyawasam, A.G.S</a>

<a href='lib/authors/kariyawasam/wheel402_en.html' title='Summary: This booklet provides a concise survey of the cermonies and rituals that make up the popular Buddhism of Sri Lanka, the ancient stronghold of Theravada Buddhism. The author discusses such Buddhist rites as the Refuges and Precepts, devotional worship, …'>Buddhist Ceremonies and Rituals of Sri Lanka</a> (1996)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#karunadasa' id='karunadasa'>Karunadasa, Y.</a>

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

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#karunaratna' id='karunaratna'>Suvimalee Karunaratna</a>

<a href='lib/authors/karunaratna/bl140_en.html' title='Summary: In this tale from Karunaratna&#039;s series of stories to be read aloud to young children, we meet a bull, crippled with anger and bitterness for the years of mistreatment he suffered at the hands of his masters. Kapuri the she-elephant and the wise …'>Healing of the Bull, The: A Story</a> (2005) bl140_en.pdf (??pages/239KB)

<a href='lib/authors/karunaratna/bl125_en.html' title='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, …'>Prisoners of Karma: A Story</a> (2005) bl125_en.pdf (??pages/106KB)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#kawasaki' id='kawasaki'>Kawasaki, Ken & Visakha</a>

<a href='lib/authors/kawasaki/bl135_en.html' title='Summary: Four Jataka Tales: Apannaka Jataka (Crossing the Wilderness; Jat 1), Serivavanija Jataka (The Traders of Seriva; Jat 3), Matakabhatta Jataka (The Goat that Laughed and Wept; Jat 18), and Kuhaka Jataka (The Straw Worth More Than Gold; Jat 89).'>Jataka Tales of the Buddha: Part I</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/kawasaki/bl138_en.html' title='Summary: Three Jataka tales: Illisa Jataka (The Miserly Treasurer; Jat 78), Kalakanni Jataka (What&#039;s in a name?; Jat 83), and Mahasara Jataka (The Queen&#039;s Necklace; Jat 92).'>Jataka Tales of the Buddha: Part II</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/kawasaki/bl142_en.html' title='Summary: Four Jataka tales: Kumbha Jataka (The Fifth Precept; Jat 512), Silanisamsa Jataka (A Good Friend; Jat 190), Duddubha Jataka (The Sound the Hare Heard; Jat 322), and Mahakapi Jataka (The Great Monkey King; Jat 407).'>Jataka Tales of the Buddha: Part III</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/kawasaki/bl144_en.html' title='Summary: Three Jataka tales: Mahasupina Jataka (The Sixteen Dreams; Jat 77), Manicora Jataka (The Virtuous Wife; Jat 194), and Dabbhapuppha Jataka (The Jackal&#039;s Judgment; Jat 400).'>Jataka Tales of the Buddha: Part IV</a> (2005) bl144_en.pdf (??pages/158KB)

<a href='lib/authors/kawasaki/bl158_en.html' title='Summary: Four Jataka tales: Nalapana Jataka (The Case of the Hollow Canes; Jat 20), Vattaka Jataka (The Baby Quail; Jat 35), Pa&ntilde;cavudha Jataka (Prince Five-weapons; Jat 55), and Alinacitta Jataka (The Elephant Who Saved a Kingdom; Jat 156).'>Jataka Tales of the Buddha: Part V</a> (2005) bl158_en.pdf (??pages/146KB)

<a href=“lib/thai/index_en.html#kee” id=“kee”>Kee Nanayon, Upasika (K. Khao-suan-luang)</a>

<a href='lib/thai/kee/condensed_en.html' title='Summary: In this short talk, Upasika Kee outlines in clear and simple terms the path of breath meditation, and describes how to put the classical teaching of breath meditation (Anapanasati Sutta) into immediate practice.'>Breath Meditation Condensed</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/thai/kee/directions_en.html' title='Summary: Six talks on meditation practice. This collection has also been published under the title Directing to Self-penetration. (Note: four of these talks have also been re-translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu and published in Going Against the Flow …'>Directions for Insight: Six Dhamma Talks on Centering the Mind in Non-attachment</a> (1996)

<a href='lib/thai/kee/theflow_en.html' title='Summary: These are new translations from the original Thai of four talks delivered by Kee Nanayon in 1970. Earlier translations of these talks have been published many times previously, under the titles Directing to Self-penetration and Directions for Insight. (…'>Going Against the Flow</a> (1996)

<a href='lib/thai/kee/gooddose_en.html' title='Summary: For best results, read this before you fall ill.'>Good Dose of Dhamma, A: For Meditators When They Are Ill</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/thai/kee/inward_en.html' title='Summary: This collection of thirteen short talks covers many aspects of meditation and Dhamma, and includes a concise introduction to meditation practice to whet the appetite of beginners.'>Looking Inward</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/thai/kee/pureandsimple_en.html' title='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 …'>Pure & Simple</a> (2003)

<a href='lib/thai/kee/readmind_en.html' title='Summary: Nine short excerpts from talks, concerning the development of skillfulness in reading and training one&#039;s own mind.'>Reading the Mind</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/thai/kee/stoplook_en.html' title='Summary: A talk covering a variety of topics, all concerning the need for being observant in watching over the mind. Memorable quote: “People who are intelligent and discerning prefer criticism to praise. Stupid people prefer praise to criticism.”.'>Stop, Look, and Let Go: July 28, 1965</a> (1999)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#kelly' id='kelly'>Kelly, John</a>

<a href='lib/authors/kelly/warder-key/index_en.html' title='Summary: Answers to exercises 1-21 of A.K. Warder&#039;s classic Pali language textbook, Introduction to Pali (3rdedition) (Oxford: Pali Text Society, 1991).'>Answer Key to Warder's 'Introduction to Pali': Exercises 1-21</a> (2005) warder-key_en.pdf (??pages/1.1MB)

<a href='lib/thai/index_en.html#khamdee' id='khamdee'>Khamdee, Phra Ajaan</a>

<a href='lib/thai/khamdee/yourown_en.html' title='Summary: A collection of short passages excerpted from talks printed in a book distributed at Ajaan Khamdee&#039;s funeral in 1985.'>Making the Dhamma Your Own: Teachings of Phra Ajaan Khamdee Pabhaso</a> (1999)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#khantipalo' id='khantipalo'>Khantipalo, Bhikkhu</a>

<a href='lib/authors/khantipalo/wheel271_en.html' title='Summary: One of the most deeply rooted deceptions in the mind is its tendency to identify the body as “self.” Recognizing that this seductive but distorted view of reality can be a stubborn impediment to progress in the Dhamma, the Buddha taught his students some …'>Bag of Bones: A Miscellany on the Body</a> (2006) wheel271_en.pdf (??pages/0.5MB)

<a href='lib/authors/khantipalo/wheel073_en.html' title='Summary: Pindapata is the ancient ascetic practice by which Theravadan monks and nuns walk from house to house, accepting whatever offerings of food are placed in their bowls by laypeople. This essay describes a typical alms-round in lively detail and explores …'>Blessings of Pindapata, The</a> (2006) wheel073_en.pdf (24pp./300KB)

<a href='lib/authors/khantipalo/wheel130_en.html' title='Summary: This is a useful introductory guide for laypeople who wish to understand how they can be supportive to monks, whether during a visit to a monastery or when a monk comes to stay in one&#039;s home. Includes an overview of the monks&#039; training rules …'>Buddhist Monk's Discipline, The: Some Points Explained for Laypeople</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/khantipalo/wheel243_en.html' title='Summary: These eloquent verses, from the Theragatha, chronicle the many “conversations” that Venerable Talaputa, a former actor and contemporary of the Buddha, had with his own mind during the course of his practice. As these verses reveal, while he was still a …'>Forest Meditations: The Verses of the Arahant Talaputa Thera</a> (1996)

<a href='lib/authors/khantipalo/wheel206_en.html' title='Summary: A helpful practical manual for lay Buddhists covering devotional practice (bowing, setting up a shrine room, etc.), uposatha day observances, lay precepts, and basic meditation techniques.'>Lay Buddhist Practice: The Shrine Room, Uposatha Day, Rains Residence</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/khantipalo/wheel116_en.html' title='Summary: Introductory text to meditation practice at home, in daily life, and on retreat. Also discusses the cultivation of the divine abidings (brahma-vihara) and the perfections (parami), as well as some of the possible pitfalls of meditation practice.'>Practical Advice for Meditators</a> (1995)

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

<a href='lib/authors/khantipalo/wheel147_en.html' title='Summary: A vivid and detailed commentary and interpretation of early Buddhist paintings that depict the Wheel of Samsara (death and rebirth).'>Wheel of Birth and Death, The</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/khantipalo/wheel083_en.html' title='Summary: A compelling introduction to the way of life for a meditating forest monk in Thailand.'>With Robes and Bowl: Glimpses of the Thudong Bhikkhu Life</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#khema' id='khema'>Khema, Ayya</a>

<a href='lib/authors/khema/allofus_en.html' title='Summary: Twelve Dhamma talks on practice, given on Parappuduwa Nun&#039;s Island, Sri Lanka.'>All of Us: Beset by birth, decay, and death</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/khema/herenow_en.html' title='Summary: Ten Dhamma talks from a meditation retreat at Pelmadulla Bhikkhu Training Centre, Sri Lanka.'>(To Be Seen) Here and Now: Ten Dhamma Talks</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/khema/bl095_en.html' title='Summary: An exploration of the Buddhist notion of anatta – “not-self.”.'>Meditating on No-Self: A Dhamma Talk (Edited for Bodhi Leaves)</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#khin' id='khin'>Khin, U Ba</a>

<a href='lib/authors/khin/wheel231_en.html' title='Summary: An outline of the vipassana meditation practice as taught by U Ba Khin, S.N. Goenka, etc.'>Essentials of Buddha Dhamma in Meditative Practice, The</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#knight' id='knight'>Knight, C.F</a>

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)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#kusalasaya' id='kusalasaya'>Kusalasaya, Karuna</a>

<a href='lib/authors/kusalasaya/wheel085_en.html' title='Summary: A brief sketch of the history Thai Buddhism. A little dated (it was written in 1965), but still useful for getting a quick overview of key events.'>Buddhism in Thailand: Its Past and Its Present</a> (2006) wheel085_en.pdf (??pages/315KB)


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<a href=“lib/authors/index_en.html#ledi” id=“ledi”>Ledi Sayadaw</a>

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

<a href=“lib/thai/index_en.html#lee” id=“lee”>Lee, Phra Ajaan</a>


<dl> <dd><a title='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)'>Autobiography of Phra Ajaan Lee, The</a> (2012) leeauto_en.pdf (94pp./0.7MB)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/themes_en.html' title='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 …'>Basic Themes</a> (1995) themes_en.pdf (182pp./7.3MB)

<a title='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)'>Craft of the Heart, The</a> (2012) craft_en.pdf (109pp./0.7MB)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/divinemantra_en.html' title='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.'>Divine Mantra, The</a> (2006) divinemantra_en.pdf (??pages/118KB)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/duties_en.html' title='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 …'>Duties of the Sangha</a> (1995) duties_en.pdf (25pp./223KB)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/eyeof_en.html' title='Summary: This anthology serves as an excellent starting point for newcomers to Ajaan Lee&#039;s teachings.'>Eye of Discernment, The: An Anthology from the Teachings</a> (1999)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/frames_en.html' title='Summary: Ajaan Lee&#039;s classic introduction to the four foundations of mindfulness from the perspective of breath meditation.'>Frames of Reference</a> (2011) frames_en.pdf (36pp./174KB)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/handbook_en.html' title='Summary: Three short essays on practice composed during Ajaan Lee&#039;s hospital stay about a year before his death. They were intended as food for thought for hospital patients to ponder while undergoing treatment, but are equally inspiring to those of us who …'>Handbook for the Relief of Suffering: Three Essays</a> (1995) handbook_en.pdf (12pp./89KB)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/inmind_en.html' title='Summary: A complete handbook for breath meditators, full of detailed practical instructions for the development of concentration and insight.'>Keeping the Breath in Mind: and Lessons in Samadhi</a> (2000) inmind_en.pdf (??pages/240KB)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/pathtopeace_en.html' title='Summary: This essay offers a detailed analysis of the Eightfold Path, with practical applications to breath meditation. (Originally published with Basic Themes.).'>Path to Peace and Freedom for the Mind, The</a> (1995) pathtopeace_en.pdf (36pp./309KB)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/refawake_en.html' title='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.'>Refuge in Awakening, A</a> (1998) refawake_en.pdf (??pages/109KB)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/triplegem_en.html' title='Summary: Here Ajaan Lee discusses the nature of the Triple Gem and explores in detail how going for refuge serves to develop the factors in the heart that are necessary for Awakening. (Originally published with Basic Themes.).'>What is the Triple Gem?</a> (1994) triplegem_en.pdf (37pp./311KB)



<dl> <dd><a href='lib/thai/lee/consciousnesses_en.html' title='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 …'>Consciousnesses</a> (1997)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/ocean_en.html' title='Summary: A talk given the last day of the celebration of the new ordination hall at Wat Asokaram. This was the last talk that Ajaan Lee gave to his assembled students, supporters, and friends.'>Crossing the Ocean of Life: May 19, 1960</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/demons_en.html' title='Summary: Ajaan Lee explains how the secret of developing wisdom lies in learning to use our defilements to our advantage. “An outstanding person,” says Ajaan Lee, “takes bad things and makes them good.”.'>Demons of Defilement, The: (Kilesa Mara)</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/everyone_en.html' title='Summary: In this short talk Ajaan Lee offers some very basic guidelines for laypeople and monastics, alike, on how to live correctly in line with the Buddha&#039;s teachings. The framework for the talk is the Ovada-patimokkha Gatha, a short verse traditionally …'>Dhamma for Everyone: October 5, 1960</a> (2003)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/foodthought_en.html' title='Summary: These are short (2 or 3 page) excerpts from Ajaan Lee&#039;s talks, offering introductory reflections on the ultimate meaning and worth of Buddhist practice.'>Food for Thought</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/strength_en.html' title='Summary: These sixteen short pieces were reconstructed from notes taken by a lay disciple who attended Ajaan Lee&#039;s talks. Most deal with some particular aspect of breath meditation, some deal with the underlying values of practice, and all offer valuable …'>Inner Strength: Sixteen Talks</a> (1998) strength_en.pdf (??pages/0.7MB)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/knowledge_en.html' title='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 …'>Knowledge</a> (1997)

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

<a href='lib/thai/lee/loyalty_en.html' title='Summary: Ajaan Lee tells two pointed and poignant stories to drive home the importance of sticking to your chosen meditation object during meditation.'>Loyalty to Your Meditation: October 22, 1958</a> (2001)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/goodwill_en.html' title='Summary: How a king can make peace with his enemies and bring peace to his kingdom. In this brief talk Ajaan Lee retells an old story that illustrates the power of goodness that ensues from the practice of metta (good will or loving-kindness).'>Power of Good Will, The: October 21, 1958</a> (2003)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/goodness_en.html' title='Summary: Dhamma practice is all about cultivating one&#039;s inner goodness. In this handful of memorable stories, Ajaan Lee reminds us to seize every available opportunity to develop that inner wealth. Although we may not see the results right away, we should …'>Power of Goodness, The: Wat Asokaram, October 4, 1960</a> (2004)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/shelter_en.html' title='Summary: In this short (and occasionally hilarious) talk, Ajaan Lee offers some encouraging advice on how to turn the mind into a dwelling that&#039;s truly worth living in. Reconstructed from notes of a talk given on September 28 1958.'>Shelter: September 28, 1958</a> (2000)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/skillof_en.html' title='Summary: A fascinating and wide-ranging collection of short talks and fragments of talks given by Ajaan Lee to his disciples. Many of these talks have never before appeared in English translation. These passages span the full territory of meditation practice – …'>Skill of Release, The</a> (1999)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/startsmall_en.html' title='Summary: This collection of fourteen short talks provides an excellent introduction to Ajaan Lee&#039;s approach to breath meditation. While the talks make for great reading, they make for even better listening. If you meditate with a group of friends, try …'>Starting Out Small: A Collection of Talks for Beginning Meditators</a> (2000)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/startsmall2_en.html' title='Summary: These seven short introductory talks, like those in the earlier anthology Starting Out Small, are perhaps best put to use when read aloud at the beginning of a meditation period (each takes no more than a few minutes to read). Ajaan Lee&#039;s …'>Starting Out Small: A Collection of Talks for Beginning Meditators (Portfolio 2)</a> (2003)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/startsmall3_en.html' title='Summary: Three more talks from the “Starting out Small” series: “The Essence of Merit”, “Intent”, and “The Fresh Flavor of Dhamma.”.'>Starting Out Small: A Collection of Talks for Beginning Meditators (Portfolio 3)</a> (2005)

<a href='lib/thai/lee/visakha_en.html' title='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.'>Visakha Puja</a> (1998)


<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#lewis' id='lewis'>Lewis, G.N.</a>


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<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#mahasi' id='mahasi'>Mahasi Sayadaw</a>

<a href='lib/authors/mahasi/progress_en.html' title='Summary: Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, the late Burmese meditation master, helped to spearhead the modern popular revival of satipatthana (mindfulness) meditation. Having combined extensive knowledge of the Buddhist scriptures with practical experience, he organized …'>Progress of Insight, The: (Visuddhi&ntilde;ana-katha)</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/mahasi/wheel370_en.html' title='Summary: An introduction of the basic principles involved in the practice of insight meditation, as taught in the Burmese Mahasi school of meditation, developed by the author.'>Satipatthana Vipassana</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/mahasi/wheel298_en.html' title='Summary: This collection of short excerpts from Dhamma talks by Mahasi Sayadaw sketches in broad strokes the essence of his teachings. Topics covered include the nature of the five aggregates (khandha), the role of virtue (sila), the relationship between …'>Thoughts on the Dhamma</a> (2005)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#medhanandi' id='medhanandi'>Medhanandi, Ayya</a>

<a href='lib/authors/medhanandi/foodofkindness_en.html' title='Summary: A Theravada bhikkhuni reflects on the joys and hardships of the daily pindapat (alms-round). By this ancient monastic tradition the spiritual mendicant – the “true beggar” – receives nourishment from the tangible generosity of others, while at the same …'>Food of Kindness, The</a> (2005) foodofkindness_en.pdf (??pages/258KB)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#mendis' id='mendis'>Mendis, N.K.G.</a>

<a href='lib/authors/mendis/wheel322_en.html' title='Summary: This small book offers a concise introduction to Abhidhamma philosophy. The author introduces all the major concepts of Abhidhamma (the cittas and cetasikas, rupa, the 24 modes of conditionality, etc.), interspersing the abstract technical details with …'>Abhidhamma in Practice, The</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/mendis/wheel268_en.html' title='Summary: A helpful overview and introduction to the Buddha&#039;s second discourse, in which the Buddha first expounds the pivotal idea of not-self (anatta). This sutta also illustrates the Buddha&#039;s consummate skill as teacher: by the end of the discourse, …'>On the No-self Characteristic: The Anatta-lakkhana Sutta</a> (2007)

<a href='lib/thai/index_en.html#mun' id='mun'>Mun, Phra Ajaan</a>

<a href='lib/thai/mun/ballad_en.html' title='Summary: This poem, composed sometime in the 1930&#039;s, is one of the few known written teachings left to us by Ajaan Mun.'>Ballad of Liberation from the Khandhas, The</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/thai/mun/everpresent_en.html' title='Summary: Eight short fragments drawn from Ajaan Mun&#039;s sermons given during the last two years of his life. These fragments were originally appended to the book A Heart Released as part of a commemorative volume distributed at Phra Ajaan Mun&#039;s cremation …'>Ever-present Truth, The</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/thai/mun/released_en.html' title='Summary: Seventeen excerpts from Dhamma teachings delivered by Ajaan Mun in 1944-45.'>Heart Released, A: The Teachings of Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta Thera</a> (1995)


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<a href=“lib/authors/index_en.html#nanananda” id=“nanananda”>&Ntilde;anananda, Bhikkhu</a>

<a href='lib/authors/nanananda/wheel188_en.html' title='Summary: In the Bhaddekaratta Sutta (MN 131) the Buddha presents a magnificently concise statement of the life-and-death importance of keeping one&#039;s attention firmly rooted in the present moment. Despite the sutta&#039;s overall clarity and brilliance, the …'>Ideal Solitude: An Exposition on the Bhaddekaratta Sutta</a> (2005) wheel188_en.pdf (??pages/385KB)

<a href='lib/authors/nanananda/wheel183_en.html' title='Summary: An anthology of 27 important suttas from the Samyutta Nikaya, accompanied by detailed annotation and commentary. This is the second in the Buddhist Publication Society&#039;s three-part series of Samyutta anthologies published as Wheels.'>Samyutta Nikaya: An Anthology</a> (2007) </dd>

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

<a href=“lib/authors/index_en.html#nanamoli” id=“nanamoli”>&Ntilde;anamoli Thera</a>

“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)

<a href='lib/authors/nanamoli/wheel248_en.html' title='Summary: Translations of four key suttas from the Majjhima Nikaya concerning volitional action (kamma).'>Buddha's Words on Kamma, The: Four Discourses of the Buddha from the Majjhima Nikaya</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/nanamoli/wheel377_en.html' title='Summary: Translation of the Sammaditthi Sutta (Majjhima Nikaya 9) and its Commentary. This discourse by Ven. Sariputta explains many aspects of kamma, the Four Noble Truths, and dependent arising.'>Discourse on Right View, The: The Sammaditthi Sutta and its Commentary</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/nanamoli/wheel390_en.html' title='Summary: The Shorter Discourse on the Lion&#039;s Roar (MN 11) deals with the delicate question of whether different spiritual paths all lead to the same ultimate goal. If not, the question arises of defining the critical line that distinguishes them, and it is …'>Lion's Roar, The: Two Discourses of the Buddha</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/nanamoli/wheel007_en.html' title='Summary: An anthology of readings from the Pali suttas on the subject of loving-kindness (metta).'>Practice of Loving-Kindness (Metta), The: As Taught by the Buddha in the Pali Canon</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/nanamoli/wheel017_en.html' title='Summary: Translations of three essential suttas from the Pali canon: the first sermon (Dhammacakkappavattana sutta), the Discourse on Not-self (Anattalakkhana sutta), and the Fire Sermon (Adittapariyaya sutta). With Introduction and extensive notes.'>Three Cardinal Discourses of the Buddha</a> (1995)

<a title='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)'>Visuddhimagga &mdash; The Path of Purification: The Classic Manual of Buddhist Doctrine and Meditation (Third revised online edition)</a> (2011) pathofpurification2011_en.pdf (853pp./2.7MB)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#nyanasamvara' id='nyanasamvara'>&Ntilde;anasamvara, Somdet Phra (Venerable Suvaddhano Bhikkhu, HH the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand)</a>
<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#nanajivako' id='nanajivako'>&Ntilde;anajivako, Bhikkhu</a>

“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)

<a href='lib/authors/nanavara/uposatha_en.html' title='Summary: Questions and answers concerning the observance of Uposatha days – special days for laypeople and monastics alike that follow a lunar calendar and call for renewed commitment to Dhamma practice.'>Uposatha Sila: The Eight-Precept Observance</a> (1996)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#narada' id='narada'>Narada Thera</a>

<a href='lib/authors/narada/nutshell_en.html' title='Summary: An excellent introductory overview of the fundamental principles of Buddhist doctrine. Topics covered include: the life of the Buddha, the Dhamma (Is it a philosophy? A religion? An ethical system?), the Four Noble Truths, the Law of Kamma, Rebirth, …'>Buddhism in a Nutshell</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/narada/wheel014_en.html' title='Summary: Four discourses by the Buddha that are of particular value to laypeople: the Sigalovada, Maha-mangala, Parabhava, and Vyagghapajja suttas.'>Everyman's Ethics: Four Discourses of the Buddha</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/thai/index_en.html#nararatana' id='nararatana'>Nararatana Rajamanit, Chao Khun (Tryk Dhammavitakko)</a>

<a href='lib/thai/nararatana/iridescence_en.html' title='Summary: A synopsis of some very basic teachings given to lay visitors at Chao Khun Nararatana Rajamanit&#039;s monastery in Thailand. These teachings are especially suitable for young people.'>Iridescence on the Water, An</a> (1997)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#nyanaponika' id='nyanaponika'>Nyanaponika Thera</a>

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel238_en.html' title='Summary: A collection of thirty-four suttas excerpted from the Anguttara Nikaya, with detailed notes and commentary.'>Anguttara Nikaya: The Discourse Collection in Numerical Order</a> (2007)

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/godidea_en.html' title='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 …'>Buddhism and the God-idea</a> (2004. BuddhaNet edition &copy; 1996.)

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel303_en.html' title='Summary: An anthology of passages from the Samyutta Nikaya and other texts concerning the Buddha&#039;s teachings on vedana (feeling).'>Contemplation of Feeling: The Discourse-Grouping on the Feelings</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/courageous_en.html' title='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).'>Courageous Faith</a> (2004. BuddhaNet edition &copy; 1996.)

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/devotion_en.html' title='Summary: A short essay on the role of devotion in Buddhist practice. (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).'>Devotion in Buddhism</a> (2004)

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel048_en.html' title='Summary: The Discourse on the Snake Simile (MN 22) contains important presentations of the Buddha&#039;s teachings on not-self and on the dangers of clinging to views. It also contains two of the Canon&#039;s most memorable similes: that of the raft, and that of …'>Discourse on the Snake Simile, The: Alagaddupama Sutta (MN 22)</a> (2006) wheel048_en.pdf (??pages/0.5MB)

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel026_en.html' title='Summary: An anthology of excerpts from the suttas and the Commentaries that address how to deal with the hindrances (sense desire, ill-will, sloth and torpor, restlessness and remorse, and doubt) when they arise in the mind.'>Five Mental Hindrances and Their Conquest, The: Selected Texts from the Pali Canon and the Commentaries</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel105_en.html' title='Summary: Among the Buddha&#039;s most profound teachings is his observation that, like our bodies, our minds demand food for survival. Like a starving person, the mind hungers for sense-impressions; it feeds on thoughts, memories, ideas, and dreams; it even …'>Four Nutriments of Life, The: An Anthology of Buddhist Texts</a> (2006) wheel105_en.pdf (??pages/0.5MB)

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel006_en.html' title='Summary: A series of short but illuminating reflections on the development of the four brahmavihara (“sublime states” or “divine abidings”: love, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity) and the role they play in meditative practice.'>Four Sublime States, The: Contemplations on Love, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity</a> (1994)

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

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/kammafruit_en.html' title='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: …'>Kamma and its Fruit</a> (2004. BuddhaNet edition &copy; 1996.)

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel090_en.html' title='Summary: A biography of the “Marshal of the Dhamma,” the Buddha&#039;s chief disciple, whom the Buddha praised for his deep wisdom, humility, patience, and forbearance.'>Life of Sariputta, The</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel121_en.html' title='Summary: An excellent overview of the powers of “bare attention” in mindfulness practice, organized in terms of four of its aspects: its capacity to “name” experience with dispassion; its non-coercive attitude toward experience; its capacity to slow down the mind …'>Power of Mindfulness, The: An Inquiry into the Scope of Bare Attention and the Principal Sources of its Strength</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/bl034_en.html' title='Summary: How mindfulness practice can serve as a powerful means of protecting oneself and others from harm.'>Protection Through Satipatthana</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/seeingthings_en.html' title='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 …'>Seeing Things as They Are</a> (2004. BuddhaNet edition &copy; 1996.)

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel061_en.html' title='Summary: Translations of two important suttas (Majjhima Nikaya 7 and 8) on the purification of mind, with introductions and extensive notes.'>Simile of the Cloth & The Discourse on Effacement, The: Two Discourses of the Buddha</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel076_en.html' title='Summary: An excellent introduction to the multilayered meaning of “going for refuge,” that crucial realignment of one&#039;s spiritual compass towards the highest Buddhist goal.'>Threefold Refuge, The</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/whyend_en.html' title='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 …'>Why End Suffering?</a> (2004. BuddhaNet edition &copy; 1996.)

<a href='lib/authors/nyanaponika/wheel241_en.html' title='Summary: Reflections on the Uraga Sutta, an ancient Buddhist poem that compares one who abandons unskillful qualities of mind to a snake that sheds its skin.'>Worn-out Skin, The: Reflections on the Uraga Sutta</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#nyanasatta' id='nyanasatta'>Nyanasatta Thera</a>

<a href='lib/authors/nyanasatta/wheel019_en.html' title='Summary: A translation of the Satipatthana sutta (Majjhima Nikaya 10), with an Introduction and Notes. [Read another translation of this sutta].'>Foundations of Mindfulness, The: Satipatthana Sutta</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#nyanatusita' id='nyanatusita'>Nyanatusita Thera</a>

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

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#nyanatiloka' id='nyanatiloka'>Nyanatiloka Mahathera</a>

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

<a href='lib/authors/nyanatiloka/wheel394_en.html' title='Summary: In this booklet one of the 20th century&#039;s great scholar-monks addresses some of the most fundamental but difficult issues in the correct understanding of the Buddha Dhamma. Bringing together his wide scholarship and practical experience with a gift …'>Fundamentals of Buddhism: Four Lectures</a> (2005) wheel394_en.pdf (??pages/454KB)


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<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#oates' id='oates'>Oates, L.R.</a>

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

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#ontl' id='ontl'>Ontl, Petr Karel</a>

<a href='lib/authors/ontl/bl131_en.html' title='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 …'>Of Mindsets and Monkeypots</a> (2005) bl131_en.pdf (??pages/111KB)


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<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#perera' id='perera'>Perera, H.R.</a>
Phut Thaniyo, Phra Ajaan

<a href='lib/thai/phut/sao_en.html' title='Summary: A rare glimpse into the teaching style of one of the founders of the Thai forest kammathana meditation tradition.'>Ajaan Sao's Teaching: A Reminiscence of Phra Ajaan Sao Kantasilo</a> (1997)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#piyadassi' id='piyadassi'>Piyadassi Thera</a>

<a href='lib/authors/piyadassi/protection_en.html' title='Summary: An ancient anthology of paritta (protection) suttas translated into English: discourses of the Buddha commonly recited for protection against fear, illness, and misfortune. An introductory essay explains the value of paritta recitation for physical and …'>Book of Protection, The: Paritta</a> (1999)

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

<a href='lib/authors/piyadassi/wheel001_en.html' title='Summary: This essay offers an overview of the seven factors of enlightenment (satta bojjhanga), one of the Buddha&#039;s own lists of his most important teachings.'>Seven Factors of Enlightenment, The</a> (2006) wheel001_en.pdf (??pages/308KB)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#piyatissa' id='piyatissa'>Piyatissa Thera</a>

<a href='lib/authors/piyatissa/bl068_en.html' title='Summary: An overview of the methods the Buddha taught to overcome anger.'>Elimination of Anger, The: With two stories retold from the Buddhist texts</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#price' id='price'>Price, Leonard (Nyanasobhano, Bhikkhu)</a>

<a href='lib/authors/price/bl102_en.html' title='Summary: In this delightful fictional dialogue, an earnest but perplexed newcomer to Buddhism brings his basic questions to the wise and patient monk Tissa. A good read for the newcomer or for the veteran meditator who wants a light-hearted back-to-basics pick-me-…'>Bhikkhu Tissa Dispels Some Doubts</a> (2005)

<a href='lib/authors/price/bl124_en.html' title='Summary: Romantic love, by its very nature, is inevitably entangled in unskillful states of mind. To whatever degree it springs from attachment, passion, or a hunger to fill one&#039;s own inner emptiness – to that degree will it heap suffering upon all involved….'>Nothing Higher to Live For: A Buddhist View of Romantic Love</a> (2005) bl124_en.pdf (??pages/178KB)

<a href='lib/authors/price/bl092_en.html' title='Summary: Four brief but penetrating reflections on Buddhist practice, by one particularly lively writer. A taste: “The fundamental teachings must not be neglected, lest we take to wearing our religion like warm slippers and doze into mediocrity.”.'>Radical Buddhism</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/price/bl096_en.html' title='Summary: Two short essays: the first describes an imagined stroll through the cemetery, calling on us to reflect deeply on the nature of our lives, and on the urgency of Dhamma practice; the second reminds us that there is no point in waiting for an “ideal” time …'>To the Cemetery and Back</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/price/wheel363_en.html' title='Summary: Two more enjoyable dialogues between the fictional monk Tissa and newcomers to Buddhism. In the first story, Tissa helps a well-to-do carefree young man discover that there is, in fact, much more to life than chasing after short-lived pleasures. In the …'>Two Dialogues on Dhamma</a> (2005) wheel363_en.pdf (??pages/262KB)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#prince' id='prince'>Prince, T</a>

<a href='lib/authors/prince/bl036_en.html' title='Summary: On the essential role renunciation plays in Dhamma practice, for lay people and monastics, alike.'>Renunciation</a> (1996)


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<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#rosenberg' id='rosenberg'>Rosenberg, larry</a>

<a href='lib/authors/rosenberg/righttoask_en.html' title='Summary: Should we take the Buddha at his word? In this Dhamma talk the author explores the Buddha&#039;s admonition to put the Dhamma to the test in your own life, to challenge yourself to choose your actions with care and to learn from their results. “If you …'>Right to Ask Questions, The</a> (2006)


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<a href='lib/thai/index_en.html#sao' id='sao'>Sao Kantasilo, Phra Ajaan</a>

<dt>Sayadaw, Mahasi &mdash; see Mahasi Sayadaw</dt>

<dt>Sayadaw, Webu &mdash; see Webu Sayadaw</dt>

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#silacara' id='silacara'>Silacara, Bhikkhu</a>

<a href='lib/authors/silacara/youngpeoples_en.html' title='Summary: An account of the life of the Buddha in language that many young adults will find accessible. Although the book is probably too long for most children and it suffers from a few dense and dated passages, much of it brings the Buddha&#039;s life and times …'>Young People's Life of the Buddha, A</a> (2005) youngpeoples_en.pdf (??pages/1MB)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#silananda' id='silananda'>Silananda, Sayadaw U</a>

<a href='lib/authors/silananda/bl137_en.html' title='Summary: A concise outline of the practice of walking meditation as it is taught in the contemporary Burmese satipatthana “noting” tradition.'>Benefits of Walking Meditation, The</a> (1996)

<a href='lib/thai/index_en.html#sim' id='sim'>Sim, Phra Ajaan</a>

<a href='lib/thai/sim/simplyso_en.html' title='Summary: Two short talks on the practice of meditation: The first describes the use of the meditation-word “Buddho” to develop mental tranquillity; the second reminds us of the urgency of meditation practice and offers advice on how to resist the mind&#039;s many …'>Dhamma Teachings of Looang Boo Sim Buddhacaro</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#siriwardhana' id='siriwardhana'>Siriwardhana, Eileen</a>

<a href='lib/authors/siriwardhana/bl093_en.html' title='Summary: A series of introductory reflections on the roles of mudita (appreciative joy) and metta (loving-kindness) in Dhamma practice.'>Heart Awakened, The</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#soma' id='soma'>Soma Thera</a>

<a href='lib/authors/soma/wheel008_en.html' title='Summary: In this famous and important discourse the Buddha sets forth a standard by which a seeker can evaluate any spiritual path. With preface and supplementary texts. (For an illuminating commentary on this sutta, see Bhikkhu Bodhi&#039;s essay, “A Look at the …'>Kalama Sutta: The Buddha's Charter of Free Inquiry</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/soma/wheel021_en.html' title='Summary: Translation of the Vitakkasanthana Sutta (Majjhima Nikaya 20) and its Commentary (the Papa&ntilde;casudani).'>Removal of Distracting Thoughts, The: (Vitakka-Santhana Sutta)</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/authors/soma/wayof_en.html' title='Summary: A translation of the Satipatthana Sutta, the Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, together with its classical commentaries. This handbook contains a wealth of essential source material for the practice of insight meditation.'>Way of Mindfulness, The: The Satipatthana Sutta and Its Commentary</a> (1998)

<a href='lib/authors/soma/bl079_en.html' title='Summary: These two short essays invite us to reflect constantly on the certainty of our own death and on the urgency of putting the Buddha&#039;s teachings into practice today, while we can still enjoy this precious human birth. For “truly it will be not long …'>Words Leading to Disenchantment: and Samsara</a> (2005)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#soni' id='soni'>Soni, Dr. R.L.</a>

<a href='lib/authors/soni/wheel254_en.html' title='Summary: The Maha-mangala Sutta presents the Buddha&#039;s most fundamental teachings on how to find happiness in this very life. This book contains a translation of this important sutta, along with helpful notes, extensive commentary. Also includes the Pali text …'>Life's Highest Blessings: The Maha Mangala Sutta</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#story' id='story'>Story, Francis</a>

<a href='lib/authors/story/bl015_en.html' title='Summary: An outline of the various forms of meditation found in Theravada Buddhism, and of their role in Buddhist practice.'>Buddhist Meditation</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#sumana' id='sumana'>Sumana, Samanera</a>

<a href='lib/authors/sumana/wheel027_en.html' title='Summary: A compelling essay in which a remarkable novice monk reflects on the reasons for adopting the homeless life. The author was among the first Westerners to seek Theravada ordination. He was ordained in 1906 in Sri Lanka under the tutelage of Ven. …'>Going Forth: A Call to Buddhist Monkhood</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/thai/index_en.html#suwat' id='suwat'>Suwat Suvaco, Phra Ajaan</a>

<a href='lib/thai/suwat/blatant_en.html' title='Summary: A short talk on the development of virtue, concentration, and discernment. Keep practicing until these qualities become clear in your own heart!'>Blatantly Clear in the Heart</a> (2001)

<a href='lib/thai/suwat/comprehend_en.html' title='Summary: Meditation isn&#039;t about “getting” anything; it&#039;s about letting go. We can&#039;t let go of the darkness and delusion in our minds; it has to be dispersed by light – the light of clear-seeing discernment that we cultivate through meditation.'>To Comprehend Suffering</a> (2002)

<a href='lib/thai/suwat/disenchantment_en.html' title='Summary: A talk given at the start of a meditation session, in which Ajaan Suwat explains how to strenghten mindfulness and develop the disenchantment needed for discernment to arise. An excellent introduction to the contemplation of the 32 parts of the body.'>Disenchantment</a> (2001)

<a href='lib/thai/suwat/fistful_en.html' title='Summary: These Dhamma talks and question-and-answer sessions were recorded during a two-week meditation retreat he taught at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts in 1990. This event marked a rare opportunity for an elder Thai ajaan to speak …'>Fistful of Sand, A</a> (1999)

<a href='lib/thai/suwat/homeformind_en.html' title='Summary: Before you can really let go of the five aggregates (khandha) in meditation, you must build yourself a good home for the mind.'>Home for the Mind, A</a> (2002)

<a href='lib/thai/suwat/light_en.html' title='Summary: This anthology gathers together under one title seven short talks on the practice of meditation, in commemoration of the life of Ajaan Suwat. The anthology includes the following talks, each of which is available online individually: Blatantly Clear in …'>Light of Discernment, The: Meditation Instructions</a> (2002)

<a href='lib/thai/suwat/attitude_en.html' title='Summary: In this short Dhamma talk, recorded in Thailand in 1991, Ajaan Suwat gives a concise summary of many essential points of meditation practice. This talk is remarkable in that it can serve equally well as a newcomer&#039;s introduction to meditation …'>Right Attitude</a> (2001)

<a href='lib/thai/suwat/concentration_en.html' title='Summary: The role of tranquillity meditation in building a foundation for the development of insight.'>Right Concentration</a> (2001)

<a href='lib/thai/suwat/straightening_en.html' title='Summary: Why a meditator&#039;s first task is to begin to bring his or her beliefs in line with right view.'>Straightening Out Your Views</a> (2002)

<a href='lib/thai/suwat/strategypeace_en.html' title='Summary: Viewing peace of mind as a skillful strategy helps the meditator settle the mind down into concentration. But its uses also extend to more advanced stages of meditation, by helping one disengage from all involvement with the aggregates, thereby bringing …'>Strategy of a Peaceful Mind, The</a> (2005)


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<a href=“lib/authors/index_en.html#thanissaro” id=“thanissaro”>Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Geoffrey DeGraff)</a>

Books and sutta anthologies:

<dl> <dd><a title='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)'>Buddhist Monastic Code I, The: The Patimokkha Training Rules Translated and Explained</a> (2013) bmc1_en.pdf (515pp./3.1MB)

<a title='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)'>Buddhist Monastic Code II, The: The Khandhaka Rules Translated and Explained</a> (2013) bmc2_en.pdf (478pp./2.8MB)

<a href='tipitaka/kn/dhp/index_en.html' title='Summary: [not available]'>Dhammapada: The Path of Dhamma</a> (2005)

<a href='tipitaka/vin/sv/bhikkhu-pati-intro_en.html' title='Summary: [not available]'>Introduction to the Patimokkha Rules</a> (1994)

<a title='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)'>Head & Heart Together: Essays on the Buddhist Path</a> (2011) headandheartbook_en.pdf (??pages/448KB)

<a href='tipitaka/kn/iti/iti.intro.than_en.html' title='Summary: [not available]'>Itivuttaka: This Was Said by the Buddha</a> (2001) iti-than_en.pdf (88pp./333KB)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/meditations_en.html' title='Summary: These short talks on meditation practice were given by Ajaan Geoff (Thanissaro Bhikkhu) during the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery (California). Using breath meditation as the principal point of reference, these talks address a wide …'>Meditations 1: Forty Dhamma Talks</a> (2003)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/meditations2_en.html' title='Summary: More Dhamma talks from the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery. This book is highly recommended.'>Meditations 2: Dhamma Talks</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/meditations3_en.html' title='Summary: More Dhamma talks from the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery. This book is highly recommended.'>Meditations 3: Dhamma Talks</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/meditations4_en.html' title='Summary: More Dhamma talks from the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery. This book is highly recommended.'>Meditations 4: Dhamma Talks</a> (2010)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/meditations5_en.html' title='Summary: More Dhamma talks from the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery.'>Meditations 5: Dhamma Talks</a> (2011)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/likefire/index_en.html' title='Summary: Early Buddhism borrowed two of its central terms from the workings of fire. Upadana, or clinging, originally referred to the fuel that kept fire burning; nibbana, the name of the goal, to a fire&#039;s going out. This is the first book to examine these …'>Mind Like Fire Unbound: An Image in the Early Buddhist Discourses (Fourth Edition)</a> (1999) likefire_en.pdf (97pp./0.6MB)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/noblestrategy_en.html' title='Summary: A collection of essays concerning the Buddhist path of practice. The essays, which are available online individually, include: “Affirming the Truths of the Heart”, “Karma”, “The Road to Nirvana Is Paved with Skillful Intentions”, “The Healing Power of …'>Noble Strategy: Essays on the Buddhist Path</a> (2011) noblestrategy_en.pdf (??pages/205KB)

<a title='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)'>Paradox of Becoming, The</a> (2013) paradoxofbecoming_en.pdf (135pp./0.6MB)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/refuge_en.html' title='Summary: This short book provides an excellent introduction to the most basic principles of Buddhism: the Buddha, Dhamma & Sangha, collectively known as the Triple Gem or Triple Refuge. The material is divided into three parts: (I) an introductory essay on …'>Refuge: An Introduction to the Buddha, Dhamma, & Sangha</a> (2001) refuge_en.pdf (??pages/0.6MB)

<a title='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)'>Shape of Suffering, The: A Study of Dependent Co-arising</a> (2011) shapeofsuffering_en.pdf (112pp./0.8MB)

<a title='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)'>Skill in Questions: How the Buddha Taught</a> (2013) skill-in-questions_en.pdf (430pp./2.3MB)

<a href='lib/study/index_en.html' title='Summary: [not available]'>Study Guides</a> (1999)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/asoka_en.html' title='Summary: A collection of short readings from the Pali canon, which King Asoka (India, 273-232 B.C.E) selected as representative of the essence of the Dhamma.'>That the True Dhamma Might Last a Long Time: Readings Selected by King Asoka</a> (1993)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/truth_of_rebirth_en.html' title='Summary: An exploration of the Buddha&#039;s teaching on rebirth.'>Truth of Rebirth, The: And Why it Matters for Buddhist Practice</a> (2012) truth_of_rebirth_en.pdf (47pp./291KB)

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

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/wings/index_en.html' title='Summary: The “Wings to Awakening” (bodhipakkhiya-dhamma) is the Buddha&#039;s own list of his most important teachings. It includes teachings on the Four Frames of Reference, the Four Right Exertions, the Four Bases of Power, the Five Faculties, the Five …'>Wings to Awakening: An Anthology from the Pali Canon</a> (2011) wings_en.pdf (300pp./2MB)


Essays and Dhamma talks:

<dl> <dd><a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/affirming_en.html' title='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 …'>Affirming the Truths of the Heart: The Buddhist Teachings on Samvega & Pasada</a> (1997)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/change_en.html' title='Summary: What did the Buddha really have to say about anicca – inconstancy and change? Does the fact of impermanence tell us (as some popular teachings claim) that we should learn to “embrace our experiences without clinging,” that we have the freedom to “create …'>All About Change</a> (2004)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/agendas_en.html' title='Summary: Mindfulness meditation is sometimes described as a kind of “passive all-encompassing acceptance” of one&#039;s immediate experience. But, as the author reminds us in this essay, the Pali texts paint a very different picture of what meditation is all …'>Agendas of Mindfulness, The</a> (2002)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/atthakavagga_en.html' title='Summary: An introduction to the author&#039;s sutta translations from the Sutta Nipata&#039;s fourth chapter, which consists of sixteen poems on the theme of non-clinging.'>Atthaka Vagga, The: The Octet Chapter</a> (1997)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/customs_en.html' title='Summary: Accordingly to one popular theory, the Buddha&#039;s teachings have survived all these years thanks to their ability to adapt to the customs of whatever culture they find themselves at each moment in history. The case of the Thai forest kammatthana …'>Customs of the Noble Ones, The</a> (1999)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/deperception_en.html' title='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 …'>De-perception</a> (2002)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/economy_en.html' title='Summary: This short essay explores the vital role of giving (dana) in Theravada Buddhism, especially as it is expressed in the relation between the lay and monastic communities. These mutually dependent communities support one another by means of an economy based …'>Economy of Gifts, The</a> (1997)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/compassion_en.html' title='Summary: How can we best serve a loved one who is sick or dying? In such situations simply acting with compassion and mindfulness is not enough; there are skills we must learn before we can truly be of compassionate service.'>Educating Compassion</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/emptiness_en.html' title='Summary: In this short essay the author explains the role of emptiness in the practice of meditation.'>Emptiness</a> (1997)

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

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

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

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/faithinawakening_en.html' title='Summary: Is faith necessary? In this essay the author challenges three popular misconceptions concerning the role of faith in Buddhism.'>Faith In Awakening</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/khandha_en.html' title='Summary: When asked, “What am I?” Buddhist scholars and meditation teachers, alike, usually state that what we conventionally call a “person” is best understood in terms of the five khandhas: form, feeling, perceptions, mental fabrications, and consciousness. …'>Five Piles of Bricks: The Khandhas as Burden & Path</a> (2002)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/foodforawakening_en.html' title='Summary: What is “bare attention”? The answer may surprise you.'>Food for Awakening: The Role of Appropriate Attention</a> (2010)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/freedomfrombuddhanature_en.html' title='Summary: According to the early Buddhist teachings, the mind is neither innately good, innately bad, or innately Awakened; it is our choices and our actions that shape the development of the mind. In fact, if we make any assumptions about the mind&#039;s innate …'>Freedom From Buddha Nature</a> (2010)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/fear_en.html' title='Summary: Human beings have forever lived in fear: fear of change, of loss, of death. Unfortunately, we have also adopted a host of unskillful ways to deal with those fears. The author writes: “The most unskillful response to fear is when, perceiving dangers to …'>Freedom From Fear</a> (2002)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/gettingmessage_en.html' title='Summary: In today&#039;s climate of terrorism and war, we hear politicians, pundits, and even a few Buddhist teachers insisting that killing can be morally justified when it prevents others from killing. In this essay the author points out that the Buddha&#039;s …'>Getting the Message</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/headandheart_en.html' title='Summary: Good will, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity are all qualities that can be developed with practice. To elevate them fully to the level of brahmavihara, however, requires the hard work of bringing real intelligence to your heart.'>Head & Heart Together: Bringing Wisdom to the Brahma-viharas</a> (2009)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/precepts_en.html' title='Summary: Many people today have come to the Buddha&#039;s teachings in search of emotional and spiritual healing. In this short essay the author reminds us that the single most effective tool for healing a wounded heart may be found in the cultivation of sila, or …'>Healing Power of the Precepts, The</a> (1997)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/ignorance_en.html' title='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.'>Ignorance</a> (2008)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/integrityofemptiness_en.html' title='Summary: Much has been written about the Buddhist concept of emptiness – in particular, that it refers to a metaphysical principle of the absence of any inherent existence. In this essay the author points out that this notion has very little to do with what the …'>Integrity of Emptiness, The</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/jhananumbers_en.html' title='Summary: The author recalls how Ajaan Fuang taught meditation to his students: he would give them just enough instruction to stay on-track, but would rarely “certify” them as having attained this or that level of jhana, thereby motivating them to develop self-…'>Jhana Not by the Numbers</a> (2005)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/joyeffort_en.html' title='Summary: On bringing a joyful, playful attitude to the serious practice of meditation.'>Joy of Effort, The</a> (2010)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/karma_en.html' title='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 …'>Karma</a> (2000)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/toh_en.html' title='Summary: Somdet Toh (1788-1872) was one of nineteenth century Thailand&#039;s most famous and beloved meditation monks. In this short article the author recounts several anecdotal stories and legends that reveal the wit and wisdom of this extraordinary monk.'>Legends of Somdet Toh</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/lessonsofgratitude_en.html' title='Summary: How to repay the kindness of others in the best possible way.'>Lessons of Gratitude, The</a> (2010)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/lifeisnt_en.html' title='Summary: [not available]'>Life Isn't Just Suffering</a> (2000)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/lostinquotation_en.html' title='Summary: A clarification of the Kalama Sutta, one of the most famous – and misquoted – suttas in the entire Tipitaka.'>Lost in Quotation</a> (2012)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/awakening_en.html' title='Summary: Although the Buddha&#039;s Awakening took place long ago in ancient India, the fact of his Awakening is very much alive today and has profound implications for how we approach Buddhist practice. In this essay the author explores both the What and the How …'>Meaning of the Buddha's Awakening, The</a> (1997)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/metta_means_goodwill_en.html' title='Summary: In this short essay, the author proposes a translation of the Pali term “metta” that is more in keeping with the Buddha&#039;s early teachings.'>Metta Means Goodwill</a> (2011) metta_means_goodwill_en.pdf (6pp./256KB)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/mindfulnessdefined_en.html' title='Summary: Over the years the word sati has accumulated a host of meanings that go far beyond the Buddha&#039;s original definition of the word. Meditation practice calls for a clear understanding of what sati is and how to use it skillfully in concert with other …'>Mindfulness Defined</a> (2008)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/nibbana_en.html' title='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 …'>Nibbana</a> (1996)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/notself2_en.html' title='Summary: Is the central Buddhist teaching of anatta (not-self) a statement of metaphysical truth, or is it a strategy for gaining release from suffering? Through a careful study of the key passages from the Pali canon on the subject of anatta, the author here …'>No-self or Not-self?</a> (1996)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/notselfstrategy_en.html' title='Summary: Is the central Buddhist teaching of anatta (not-self) a statement of metaphysical truth, or is it a strategy for gaining release from suffering? Through a careful study of the key passages from the Pali canon on the subject of anatta, the author here …'>Not-self Strategy, The</a> (2013) notselfstrategy_en.pdf (25pp./172KB)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/nostringsattached_en.html' title='Summary: Have you ever felt vaguely uneasy upon hearing the &#039;dana talk&#039; that often accompanies the beginning or end of a Western-style meditation retreat? If so, you&#039;re not alone. Such fundraising appeals have little in common with the Buddha&#039;…'>No Strings Attached: The Buddha's Culture of Generosity</a> (2009)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/onetool_en.html' title='Summary: What is the relationship between calm (samatha) and insight (vipassana) in Buddhist meditation? A careful reading of the suttas in the Pali canon suggests that the two are not separate meditation methods (as many commentators – classical and …'>One Tool Among Many: The Place of Vipassana in Buddhist Practice</a> (1997)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/respect5_en.html' title='Summary: In order to succeed at learning a new skill, one must first muster sufficient respect for oneself, the subject under study, and one&#039;s teacher. In this essay the author demonstrates that the same holds true when approaching the Buddha&#039;s …'>Opening the Door to the Dhamma: Respect in Buddhist Thought & Practice</a> (2001)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/parayanavagga_en.html' title='Summary: An introduction to the author&#039;s translations of suttas from the Parayana Vagga, the fifth chapter of the Sutta Nipata.'>Parayana Vagga, The: The Chapter on the Way to the Far Shore</a> (1997)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/concmind_en.html' title='Summary: Are concentration and mindfulness two distinct paths of meditation or are they inseparable parts of a single unified path of practice? In this article, adapted from a talk given at CIMC in 1996, Thanissaro Bhikkhu suggests that the heart of insight …'>Path of Concentration & Mindfulness, The</a> (1997)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/power_of_judgment_en.html' title='Summary: Developing good judgment is the key to becoming a true friend – first to yourself and then to those around you.'>Power of Judgment, The</a> (2011)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/inaword_en.html' title='Summary: Appamadena sampadetha! – such was the dying Buddha&#039;s parting instruction, which has often been translated as “Practice diligently!” But a wider reading in the suttas reveals that that crucial word appamada has a far more nuanced and significant …'>Practice in a Word, The</a> (1999)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/purityofheart_en.html' title='Summary: What does it take to become a truly trustworthy person?'>Purity of Heart</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/pushinglimits_en.html' title='Summary: One popular misconception of Buddhism maintains that the Buddha&#039;s teachings basically boil down to ridding ourselves of desire. In this essay the author reminds us that the path to liberation is, in fact, firmly rooted in desire–in skillful desire. …'>Pushing the Limits: Desire & Imagination in the Buddhist Path</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/questions_en.html' title='Summary: “The Buddha wasn&#039;t the sort of teacher who simply answered questions. He also taught which questions to ask.” So begins the author, who explains here how the essence of Buddhist practice consists in learning how to ask skillful questions.'>Questions of Skill</a> (2001)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/reconciliation_en.html' title='Summary: The Buddha&#039;s many teachings include detailed instructions on conflict resolution. This essay explores how the Buddha&#039;s insights into the fundamental differences between forgiveness and true reconciliation form the cornerstone of a skillful …'>Reconciliation, Right & Wrong</a> (2004)

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

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/speech_en.html' title='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 …'>Right Speech</a> (1999)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/rootsofbuddhistromanticism_en.html' title='Summary: Sometimes it is difficult to appreciate the extent to which one&#039;s attitudes towards meditation practice can be influenced by modern cultural trends. In this short excursion into Western cultural history, the author explores the origins of such …'>Roots of Buddhist Romanticism, The</a> (2012)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/intentions_en.html' title='Summary: According to the basic principle of karma, our underlying intentions play a crucial role in determining the ultimate fruits of our actions. As the author explains in this essay, if we&#039;re genuinely interested in pursuing the goal of the Buddha&#039;s …'>Road to Nirvana Is Paved with Skillful Intentions, The</a> (1999)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/samsara_en.html' title='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 …'>Samsara</a> (2002)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/resonance_en.html' title='Summary: How can the path of practice, which is fabricated, ever hope to deliver us to the goal – nibbana – which is itself unfabricated? A striking analogy from modern chaos theory sheds light on this ancient paradox.'>Samsara Divided by Zero</a> (2000)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/selvesnotself_en.html' title='Summary: Five talks on the topic of not-self (anatta), from a ten-day meditation retreat held in France.'>Selves & Not-self: The Buddhist Teaching on Anatta</a> (2011) selvesnotself_en.pdf (79pp./0.6MB)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/strengthtraining_en.html' title='Summary: Taking the lessons of physical training to heart.'>Strength Training for the Mind</a> (2007)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/thinklikeathief_en.html' title='Summary: When problems arise in Dhamma practice, it pays to be imaginative and know how to come up with your own solution.'>Think Like a Thief</a> (2011)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/candy_en.html' title='Summary: Which would you rather have: an unquenchable thirst for sense-gratification, or a stable, true, and lasting happiness? The choice is yours.'>Trading Candy for Gold: Renunciation as a Skill</a> (1999)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/untangling_en.html' title='Summary: The key to success in Buddhist practice lies in your ability to frame the problem of suffering correctly, in terms of the Four Noble Truths.'>Untangling the Present: The Role of Appropriate Attention</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/thai/kee/dynamic_en.html' title='Summary: In this essay, Thanissaro Bhikkhu examines the social milieu in which Upasika Kee lived and practiced her life of Dhamma. As he points out, the true practice of Buddhism has always gone against the stream of popular culture; a woman following the …'>Upasika Kee Nanayon and the Social Dynamic of Theravadin Buddhist Practice</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/nirvanaverb_en.html' title='Summary: As long as we think of Nirvana (Nibbana) as a place – as a destination localized somewhere in space and time – we misunderstand its fundamental significance. In this essay (backed by a selection of sutta excerpts) the author shows that Nirvana is the …'>Verb for Nirvana, A</a> (2005)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/mountains_en.html' title='Summary: Why do we keep creating suffering for ourselves? How do we bring it to an end? The key is to learn some better feeding habits for the mind.'>Weight of Mountains, The</a> (2001)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/authenticity_en.html' title='Summary: For centuries scholars have argued over which parts of the Pali canon – if any – contain an accurate record of the Buddha&#039;s teachings. The texts themselves state that doubts about the Dhamma can be decisively resolved only if one puts the …'>&lsquo;When you know for yourselves…&rsquo;: The Authenticity of the Pali Suttas</a> (2002)



<dl> <dd><a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/breathmed_en.html' title='Summary: A guided meditation, from the talk, “Using Meditation to Deal with Pain, Illness & Death”.'>Basic Breath Meditation Instructions</a> (1993)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/deperception_en.html' title='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 …'>De-perception</a> (2002)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/guided_en.html' title='Summary: Basic instructions in the practice of breath meditation.'>Guided Meditation, A</a> (1999)

<a href='lib/authors/thanissaro/painhelp_en.html' title='Summary: A talk given to a conference on AIDS, HIV and other Immuno-deficiency Disorders in Long Beach, CA, Nov. 13, 1993.'>Using Meditation to Deal with Pain, Illness & Death</a> (1993)


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.

<a href=“lib/thai/index_en.html#thate” id=“thate”>Thate, Phra Ajaan</a>

<a href='lib/thai/thate/thateauto_en.html' title='Summary: A delightful reminiscence of a long life lived as a monk in the forests of Thailand. Highlights include: his encounters with various monks and seekers, ranging from scoundrels and charlatans to the great Ajaans, such as Ajaan Mun and Ajaan Sao; his …'>Autobiography of a Forest Monk, The: Venerable Ajahn Thate of Wat Hin Mark Peng

Nongkhai Province</a> (1996)

<a href='lib/thai/thate/buddho_en.html' title='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.'>Buddho</a> (1994)

<a href='lib/thai/thate/stepsalong_en.html' title='Summary: A short handbook on the practice of meditation, with tips and recommendations for new and experienced meditators. Of particular interest is Ajaan Thate&#039;s discussion of how best to respond when visions and signs arise during the course of meditation …'>Steps Along the Path</a> (1994)


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<dt>U Silananda &mdash; see Silananda, Sayadaw U</dt> </dl>

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<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#vangorkom' id='vangorkom'>van Gorkom, Nina</a>

“Generosity: The Inward Dimension,” in Dana: The Practice of Giving (BPS WH 367; 1990)

Various authors

<a href='lib/authors/various/wheel367_en.html' title='Summary: Dana – the Pali word means giving, generosity, self-sacrifice: the quality of the heart that moves a person to give away his or her own possessions for the sake of others. Giving in Buddhism is not a mere moral virtue to be randomly engaged in or …'>Dana: The Practice of Giving</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/various/wheel294_en.html' title='Summary: Four introductory practical essays on the challenges of life as a Buddhist layperson. Essays included are: “Principles of Lay Buddhism” (by R. Bogoda); “Right Livelihood: the Noble Eightfold Path in the Working Life” (Susan Elbaum Jootla); “Having Taken …'>Buddhist Layman, The</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/various/wheel186_en.html' title='Summary: These five introductory essays address various facets of impermanence (anicca), an important recurring theme in the Buddha&#039;s teachings. The style of these essays ranges widely, from reflective/experiential (“A Walk in the Woods,” by Khantipalo) to …'>Three Basic Facts of Existence, The: I. Impermanence (Anicca)</a> (2006)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#vonglasenapp' id='vonglasenapp'>von Glasenapp, Helmuth</a>

<a href='lib/authors/vonglasenapp/wheel002_en.html' title='Summary: This fascinating essay explores the relationship between Vedanta and Buddhism, two great monuments of philosophical thought which grew side-by-side in the same spiritual soil of ancient India. Though these two philosophies share some obvious similarities,…'>Vedanta and Buddhism: A Comparative Study</a> (1995)


<h1>WXYZ&nbsp;<a title='Go to top of page' class='back' href='#top'>&nbsp;</a></h1> <dl class='index'>

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#walshe' id='walshe'>Walshe, Maurice O'Connell</a>

<a href='lib/authors/walshe/wheel261_en.html' title='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 …'>Buddhism and Death</a> (2005) wheel261_en.pdf (??pages/311KB)

<a href='lib/authors/walshe/wheel225_en.html' title='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 …'>Buddhism and Sex</a> (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)

<a href='lib/authors/walshe/wheel318_en.html' title='Summary: An anthology of 68 important suttas from the Samyutta Nikaya, accompanied by detailed annotation and commentary. This is the last in the Buddhist Publication Society&#039;s three-part series of Samyutta anthologies, originally published as Wheels.'>Samyutta Nikaya: An Anthology</a> (2007)

<a href='lib/authors/index_en.html#webu' id='webu'>Webu Sayadaw</a>

<a href='lib/authors/webu/wheel375_en.html' title='Summary: The Venerable Webu Sayadaw of Myanmar (Burma) was one of the greatest Theravada Buddhist meditation masters of recent times. An exemplar of the strict and simple meditative life, he constantly stresses to his disciples the need to tread the Buddha&#039;s …'>Essential Practice, The: Part I</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/webu/wheel384_en.html' title='Summary: [See the description of Part I.].'>Essential Practice, The: Part II</a> (1995)

<a href='lib/authors/webu/bl122_en.html' title='Summary: An inspiring dialogue on the subject of how to keep the fire of Dhamma practice burning brightly in one&#039;s life.'>To Light a Fire: A Dhamma Discourse</a> (1994)


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