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 +<div center round todo 60%>​**Preperation of htmls into ATI.eu currently in progress.** Please visit the corresponding page at [[http://​zugangzureinsicht.org/​html/​index_en.html|ZzE]]. If inspired to get involved in this merits here, one may feel invited to join best here: [[http://​sangham.net/​index.php/​topic,​8657.0.html|[ATI.eu] ATI/ZzE Content-style]]</​div>​
  
 +====== Study Guides ======
 +<span hide>​Study Guides</​span>​
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 +<div #​h_doctitle>​Study Guides</​div>​
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 +<div #​homagetext>​[[en:​homage|- ​ Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā-sambuddhassa ​ -]]</​div>​
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 +The Study Guides below are anthologies of readings that focus on a particular topic or theme, and are designed as aids for individual or group study. The texts are drawn from the Pali canon, teachings of the great Thai forest //ajaans,// and other sources. Unless otherwise indicated, they were prepared and introduced by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
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 +Another useful collection of study materials may be found in [[http://​dharmafarer.org|Piya Tan's collection of "Sutta Discovery"​ essays and translations]].
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 +<div booklist>​
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 +  ? <span #​beyondcoping>​[[beyondcoping|Beyond Coping: The Buddha'​s Teachings on Aging, Illness, Death, and Separation]]</​span>,​ <span by>​by ​ Thanissaro Bhikkhu</​span>​ <span filedata>​(1999;​ ??​pages/​1KB)</​span>​
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 +  ? <span #​bodymind>​[[bodymind|Body Contemplation:​ A Study Guide]]</​span>,​ <span by>​by ​ Thanissaro Bhikkhu</​span>​ <span filedata>​(2003;​ 47pp./​142KB)</​span>​
 +  :: An overview of the Buddha'​s teachings on contemplation of the body, and its role in the development of mindfulness,​ jhana, and discernment.
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 +  ? <span #​khandha>​[[khandha|The Five Aggregates: A Study Guide]]</​span>,​ <span by>​by ​ Thanissaro Bhikkhu</​span>​ <span filedata>​(2010;​ 43pp./​130KB)</​span>​
 +  :: This anthology of short readings from the suttas explains how the teachings on the five aggregates //​(pañcakkhandha)//​ — form, feeling, perception, mental fabrications,​ and consciousness — function in the Buddhist path to liberation.
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 +  ? <span #​truths>​[[truths|The Four Noble Truths: A Study Guide]]</​span>,​ <span by>​by ​ Thanissaro Bhikkhu</​span>​ <span filedata>​(1999;​ 34pp./​101KB)</​span>​
 +  :: An introduction to the Four Noble Truths, the basic framework on which all the Buddha'​s teachings are built.
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 +  ? <span #​into_the_stream>​[[into_the_stream|Into the Stream: A Study Guide on the First Stage of Awakening]]</​span>,​ <span by>​by ​ Thanissaro Bhikkhu</​span>​ <span filedata>​(2012;​ 79pp./​167KB)</​span>​ {{:​en:​lib:​study/​./​into_the_stream_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (79pp./​381KB)
 +  :: The sutta readings in this guide are organized around the four factors that lead to the attainment of stream-entry and address questions of interest to all meditators, whether or not their practice aims all the way to Awakening. [Formerly two separate study guides: "The Way to Stream-entry"​ and "​Stream-entry and After"​.]
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 +  ? <span #​kamma>​[[kamma|Kamma:​ A Study Guide]]</​span>,​ <span by>​by ​ Thanissaro Bhikkhu</​span>​ <span filedata>​(2000;​ 48pp./​145KB)</​span>​
 +  :: An overview of the Buddha'​s teachings on kamma (karma; intentional action).
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 +  ? <span #​merit>​[[merit|Merit:​ A Study Guide]]</​span>,​ <span by>​by ​ Thanissaro Bhikkhu</​span>​ <span filedata>​(2005;​ 61pp./​184KB)</​span>​
 +  :: Often misunderstood in the West as quaint and irrelevant to serious practice, the Buddha'​s teachings on //puñña// (merit) actually play an essential role in the development of a wise sense of self. This anthology explores the meaning of merit and how it functions to instill in the practitioner the qualities necessary to carry him or her to stream-entry and beyond. </dd>
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 +<​dt><​span #​conversation>​[[conversation|Noble Conversation:​ A Study Guide]]</​span>,​ <span by>​by ​ Thanissaro Bhikkhu</​span>​ <span filedata>​(2003;​ 59pp./​176KB)</​span>​
 +[[./​bettertogive_en.pdf|{{en:​img:​pdf_24x18.gif?​16|Download the pdf file from the website (76pp./​639KB)}}]]
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 +<​dd>​An exploration of right speech, based on the Buddha'​s list of ten ideal topics for conversation.
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 +  ? <span #​nonviolence>​[[nonviolence|Non-violence:​ A Study Guide]]</​span>,​ <span by>​by ​ Thanissaro Bhikkhu</​span>​ <span filedata>​(2001;​ 38pp./​115KB)</​span>​
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 +  ? <span #​recognizing>​[[recognizing|Recognizing the Dhamma: A Study Guide]]</​span>,​ <span by>​by ​ Thanissaro Bhikkhu</​span>​ <span filedata>​(2004;​ 51pp./​152KB)</​span>​
 +  :: In an age when the marketplace is teeming with spiritual books and teachings of every description,​ it is reassuring to know that the Buddha left behind clear guidelines by which we can judge the validity of a spiritual teaching. These eight principles, sometimes called the "​Constitution of Buddhism,"​ show us that any teaching must finally be judged by the results that come from putting it into practice.
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 +  ? <span #​perfections>​[[perfections|The Ten Perfections:​ A Study Guide]]</​span>,​ <span by>​by ​ Thanissaro Bhikkhu</​span>​ <span filedata>​(2010;​ 49pp./​172KB)</​span>​ {{:​en:​lib:​study/​./​perfections_en.pdf?​linkonly}} (49pp./​237KB)
 +  :: The ten //​paramīs//​ (perfections) are skillful qualities that develop — perhaps over many lifetimes — as one follows the Buddha'​s path of practice. This study guide includes readings both from the Pali canon and from the teachings of Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo.
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 +  ? <span #​recollections>​[[recollections|A Meditators Tools: A Study Guide on the Ten Recollections]]</​span>,​ <span by>​by ​ Thanissaro Bhikkhu</​span>​ <span filedata>​(1999;​ 77pp./​232KB)</​span>​
 +  :: The ten //​anussati//​ (recollections) are a set of practical tools for meditators to use when confronted with particular challenges or unskillful states of mind that may arise in the course of practice.
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 +<div seealso>​**See also:​** ​
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 +  * //​[[:​en:​lib:​thai:​lee/​eyeof|The Eye of Discernment:​ An Anthology from the Teachings of Phra Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo]]//​
 +  * "​[[en:​ptf:​index|The Path to Freedom: A Self-guided Tour of the Buddha'​s Teachings]]"​
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 +<div #​f_sourceCopy>​The source of this work is the gift within Access to Insight "​Offline Edition 2012.09.10.14",​ last replication 12. March 2013, generously given by John Bullitt and mentioned as: ©1999 Access to Insight.</​div>​
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 +<div #​f_sourceEdition>​Last revison: sj, 4. October 2015.<​!-- 20151004: add pdf file --></​div>​
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 +<div #​f_sourceTitle>​Prepared by jtb for Access to Insight.</​div>​
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 +<div #​f_atiCopy>​This Zugang zur Einsicht edition is [[en:​dhamma-dana|{{en:​img:​d2.png?​14}}]]2013 (ATI 1999-2013).</​div>​
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 +<div #​f_citation>​**How to cite this document** (one suggested style): "Study Guides",​ edited by  Access to Insight. //Access to Insight//, 28 February 2012, [[http://​www.accesstoinsight.org/​lib/​study/​index.html|http://​www.accesstoinsight.org/​lib/​study/​index.html]] . Retrieved on 10 September 2012 (Offline Edition 2012.09.10.14),​ republished by //Zugang zur Einsicht// on  ​
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