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  1. 3rd International Academic & Research Conference 363 pages, 7914 Kb.
    Author: Rajabhat University, This International Conference has published the report of research presentation (proceeding) in handy drive, so there are researches for all 39 topics
    Source: Rajabhat University


  2. 32 Parts Of The Body 40 pages, 21867 Kb.
    Author: Pa Auk, Publisher: Pa Auk Meditation Center, Meditation
    Source: Internet


  3. 100 Chinese Gods 226 pages, 18678 Kb.
    Author: Wu Lu Xing, Publisher: AsiaPac Books, Chinese Religion
    Source: Scan Book.


  4. 101 Buddha Quotes 226 pages, 18678 Kb.
    Author: Remez Sasson, Publisher: AsiaPac Books, Chinese Religion
    Source: Internet.


  5. 2500 Years Of Buddhism 22 pages, 890 Kb.
    Author: GP Malalasekera, Publisher: BMS Publication, Buddhist Missionery Society,Malaysia, 1981., Buddhist History
    Source: BMS


  6. 2500 Years Of Buddhism 558 pages, 25980 Kb.
    Author: PV Bapat, Publisher: Publication Department, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government Of India, 1956., Buddhist History.
    Source: IBC


  7. A Beginners Guide To Tibetan Buddhism 223 pages, 7241 Kb.
    Author: Bruce Newman, Publisher: Snow Lion, Ithaca, New York Boulder, Colorada, (2004). Tibetan Buddhism
    (Notes From A Practitioners Journey). The for Dummies name is trademarked. Nevertheless, this is going to be that kind of book.
    Source: Internet


  8. Abhidhamma Studies 198 pages, 690 Kb.
    Author: Nyanaponika Thera, Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society. Forest Hermitage. 3rd Edition, (1949/1976). Category: Buddhist Psychology.
    The content of these studies is rather varied: they include philosophical and psychological investigations, references to the practical application of the teachings concerned, pointers to neglected or unnoticed aspects of the Abhidhamma, textual research etc. This variety of contents serves to show that wherever we dig deep enough into that inexhaustible mine, the Abhidhamma literature, we shall meet with valuable contributions to the theoretical understanding and practical realization of Buddhist doctrine.
    Source: Buddhanet.


  9. Abhidharma Doctrines And Controversies On Abhidhamma. 212 pages, 5953 Kb.
    Author: Bhikkhu KL Dhammajoti, HKU: CBS Publications. (1997/2007.
    According to Buddhism, the fundamental cause that binds us in the samsaric process is ignorance: the fundamental cognitive error on account of which we see things topsy turvy (viparïtam). Absolute liberation is achieved with the attainment of perfect insight through which we see things truly as they are (yathä-bhütam).
    Source: IBC


  10. Abhidharmakosabhasyam - Vols 1, 2, 3, 4
    Author: Vasubandhu, Poussin, English Translation by Leo M Pruden, (1988/1991)
    Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam. By Vasubandhu. Leo M. Pruden's landmark translation of Vasubandhu's encyclopedic treatment of the Abhidharma from the French of Louis de La Vallee Poussin is a stunningly meticulous work of scholarship. In the marvelous setting of a high-quality hardcover edition, it displays Professor Pruden's uncompromising dedication to bringing a complete, accurate and well-annotated rendering of the crown jewel of Abhidharma compilations into English. Source: IBC,


  11. Abhidharmasamuccaya, Titles 1, 2, 3,
    Author: Asanga, Etienne Lamottei, Subtitle: The Compendium of the Higher Teaching, Publish Place: Louvain-La-Neuve, Publisher: Universite Catholique De Louvain, Institut Orientalist, Louvain-La-Neuve, Publish Year: Translated from French of Rahula's rendition of Asanga's Abhidharmasamuccaya by Gelongma Karma Migme Chodron, Two versions of this text are offered with slightly different formatting of the chapter and sub-headings otherwise they are identical. The first version noted "with colours" is designed for ease of viewing on the screen, the second is entirely in standard black text for printing. Source: GampoabbeyIBC


  12. Abhisamayalankara 188 pages, 40651Kb.
    Author: Edward Conze, Stampato Press, Italy.
    The Abhisamayalankara consists of 273 memorial verses, originally in Sanskrit.
    Source: Internet,


  13. A Brief Survey Of Nichiren's Life And Work 41 pages, 523 Kb.
    Author: Ooi Chooi Seng, General Buddhism
    This is an essay on Nichiren, founder of Nichiren Buddhism in Japan. Part of a study on the Origind And Development Of Buddhism In Japan.
    Source: CS Ooi,


  14. Absorption In No External World- 605 pages, 3614 Kb.
    Author: Jeffrey Hopkins, Snow Lion Publications, Ithaca, New York. (2005)
    170 Issues in Mind-only Buddhisn.
    Source: Internet,


  15. A Buddhist Bible, Titles 1, 2.
    Author: Dwight Goddard,, Mahayana Buddhism
    A Buddhist Bible 1, An Abridge Edition 62 pages, 1137 Kb
    A Buddhist Bible 2, 269 pages, 2108 Kb
    A Buddhist Bible has had a huge influence on the growth of Buddhism in the English- speaking world in the 20th century. Recommended reading list on Buddhism books for beginners. The Buddhist Bible was first published in Vermont in 1932 by DWIGHT GODDARD (1861-1939). The Buddhist Bible was first published in Vermont in 1932 by DWIGHT GODDARD (1861-1939), a pioneer in the American Zen Buddhist movement. It contains edited versions of foundational Buddhist texts designed to provide spiritual seekers with the heart of the Zen message. Writing at a time when Buddhism was greatly misunderstood in the West, Goddard hoped to bring a new and deep understanding to light. His mission was not only to explain Buddhism to his fellow Americans but to show how the ancient religion could be made relevant to modern problems. The Buddhist Bible made a huge impact when it was published and is known to have influenced the views of iconic Beat author Jack Kerouac.
    Source: moksha-gita,


  16. A Buddhist Doctrine Of Experience 306 Pages, 8745 Kb.
    Author: Thomas A Kochumuttom, Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, Delhi, Publish Year: (1982/1999)
    A new translation and interpretation of the words of Vasubandhu the Yogacarin. The name Vasubandhu has been associated with two significant events in the history of Buddhism, The composition of Abhidharma-kosa and the founding of the yogacara system.
    Source: IBC


  17. A Buddhist Response 11 Pages, 59 Kb.
    Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi, Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka, (1994)
    My presentation is entitled "A Buddhist Response to Contemporary Dilemmas of Human Existence," I see many of these particular problems as symptoms or offshoots of a more fundamental dilemma which is essentially spiritual in nature, and it is this I am particularly concerned to address. Our root problem, it seems to me, is at its core a problem of consciousness.
    Source: Theravada Text Archives


  18. A Buddhist Spectrum 241 Pages, 2073 Kb.
    Author: Marco Pallis, World Wisdon Inc. Canada, (2005)
    An admirable compendium of perennial wisdom, an authentic summation of Buddhism encompassing its profoundest truths. It is written in a clear, classical English that is a delight to read, while daring to confront us with the realities of contemporary life dominated as it is by animalistic atavisms, estranging us from our specific humanness.
    Source: www.worldwisdom.com


  19. A Burden Off The Mind 39 Pages, 255 Kb.
    Author: Thanissaro Bhikkhu,
    A Study Guide on the Five Aggregates. The path to Awakening could be described, although it involved a new way of seeing and conceptualizing the problem of suffering and stress. Because ordinary concepts were often poor tools for teaching the path, he had to invent new concepts and to stretch pre-existing words to encompass those concepts so that others could taste Awakening themselves.
    Source: Internet


  20. Acariya Mun Bhuridatta.
    Author: Bhikkhu Dick Silaratano,Subtitle: A Spiritual Biography, Category: Theravada Buddhist Text
    Acariya Mun Bhuridatta AV, (Abridge Version) 489 pages, 1986 Kb
    Acariya Mun Bhuridatta LV, (Large Version with Photographs.) 708 pages, 4607Kb
    Forest Dhamma of Wat Pa Baan Taad. Venerable Ãcariya Mun Bhýridatta Thera is a towering figure in contemporary Thai Buddhism. He was widely revered and respected during his lifetime for the extraordinary courage and determination he displayed in practicing the ascetic way of life and for his uncompromising strictness in teaching his many disciples. A Spiritual Biography by Acariya Maha Boowa Nanasampanno. Translated from the Thai by Bhikkhu Dick Sãlaratano. Acariya Mun Bhýridatta Thera was a vipassanã meditation master of the highest caliber of this present age. He taught the profound nature of Dhamma with such authority and persuasion that he left no doubts among his students about the exalted level of his spiritual attainment. His devoted followers consist of numerous monks and laity from virtually every region of Thailand. His story is truly a magnificent one throughout: from his early years in lay life through his long endeavor as a Buddhist monk to the day he finally passed away.
    Source: Buddnnet


  21. Access To The Breath 9 Pages, 43 Kb.
    Author: Pa Auk Sayadaw,
    There are two types of meditation, namely, samatha and vipassana. Samatha is the development of concentration. Vipassana is the development of wisdom. Of these two, samatha is the important foundation of vipassana. Therefore, in the Khandha Vagga Samyutta and Sacca Samyutta, the Buddha said: ‘Samadhim bhikkhave bhavetha, samahito bhikkhave bhikkhu yathabhutam pajanati.’
    Source: Internet


  22. Author: AnandajotiBhikkhu,
    A Collection Of Buddhist Wisdom Verses 417 Pages, 24198 Kb.
    A Collection Of Buddhist Wisdom Verses 213 Pages, 1632 Kb.
    The following work is based on a book known under its Sinhala title as the Buddha Nīti Saṅgrahaya of Ven. Rerukane Candavimala, the former Mahānāyaka of the Swejin Nikāya in Sri Lanka, which is my ordination sect. Ven. Anandajoti’s online version of the Buddha Niti Sangrahaya under the title Buddhist Wisdom Verses, does more than just give a translation. He gives the reader a detailed introduction and a readable English translation of them, there is an index to the subjects dealt with, and an index to their source
    Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts


  23. A Collection Of Studies On Tibetan Bon Religion 103 Pages, 794 Kb.
    Author: Per Kvaerne,
    The ‘Bon’ religious tradition of Tibet is often misunderstood as just another branch or sect of Buddhism. Such misconceptions on the part of the average Westerner may easily be forgiven when one considers the ignorance of the average Tibetan about Bon religion. The historical predominance of Buddhism in all aspects of Tibetan political and social culture since the seventh century is responsible for such misconceptions.
    Source: Internet


  24. A Comparative History Of Ideas 589 Pages, 29590 Kb.
    Author: Hajime Nakamura, Motilal Banarsidass, (1997/1975)
    Source: Internet


  25. A Comprehensive Manual Of Abhidhamma. Titles 1 & 2.
    Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi, Buddhist Publication Society, Sri Lanka, (1993/1999), Abhidhamma
    A Comprehensive Manual Of Abhidhamma Title 1 Summery, 19 pages, 118 Kb
    A Comprehensive Manual Of Abhidhamma Title 2. 428 pages, 2722 Kb
    Source: Pariyatti


  26. A Critical Analysis Of The Jhãnas In Theravãda Buddhist Meditation. Titles 1 & 2.
    Author: Henepola Gunaratana, Buddhist Publication Society, Sri Lanka, (1993/1999), Category: Buddhist Meditation
    A Critical Analysis Of The Jhãnas Title 1, 206 pages, 1331 Kb.
    A Critical Analysis Of The Jhãnas Title 2, 252 pages, 1485 Kb.
    This book provides an analytical study of the Jhãnas, as they are an important set of meditative attainments in the contemplative discipline of Theravãda Buddhism. Despite their frequent appearance in the texts, the exact role of the Jhãnas in the Buddhist path has not been settled with unanimity by Theravãda scholars, who are still divided over the question as to whether they are necessary for attaining Nibbana. The primary purpose of this dissertation is to determine the precise role of the Jhãnas in the Theravãda Buddhist presentation of the way to liberation. For source material the work relies upon the three principal classes of authoritative Theravãda texts: the Pali Tipitaka, its commentaries, and its sub-commentaries. To traditional canonical investigations modern methods of philosophical and psychological analysis are applied in order to clarify the meanings implicit in the original sources. The examination covers two major areas: first the dynamics of Jhãna attainment, and second, the function of the Jhãnas in realizing the ultimate goal of Buddhism, Nibbana or final liberation from suffering.
    Source: Buddha Net


  27. A Guide To A Proper Buddhist Funeral 92 pages, 1084 Kb.
    Author: Malaysian Buddhist Cooperative Society Ltd, General Buddhism
    This is a hand book on Buddhist Funerals, with sections on practical advice as to what is to be done when a family member is critically ill; the final moments; when death takes place; preparing for the funeral; paying last respects; the final rites; verses for contemplation; the burial / cremation ceremony and the memorial service.
    Source: Buddhanet,


  28. A Guide to Awareness 58 pages, 385 Kb.
    Author: H.H. Somdet Phra Ñanasamvara, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    The Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthâna Sutta). This is a series of twenty-two talks given at Wat Bovornives, Bangkok by H.H.Somdet Phra Ñanasamvara, Supreme Patriarch of Thailand. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness is the Buddha's explanation of the practice of mindfulness meditation within the framework of four foundations of awareness: body, feelings, mind-states and the mental content. If you read this book, you will discover the truth of the 'knots' and problems that exist within you. In short, this can be described as the 'knot of suffering'. You may also then see the method to unravel and safeguard against this suffering.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  29. A Guide To Japan Buddhism 68 Pages, 3849 Kb.
    Author: Japan Buddhist Federation, Buddhist History
    This Guide to Japanese Buddhism, compiled by the Japan Buddhist Federation, includes a brief history of Buddhism in Japan; Buddhism in contemporary Japan, Buddhist culture, temples and rites of passage in traditional Japanese life; major Japanese Buddhist festivals and a useful bibliography on Buddhism, with a listing of Buddhist Universities, Societies and Institutes. Overall this is a comprehensive and well researched study on Japanese Buddhism.
    Source: Buddha Net


  30. A Manual For Buddhism And Deep Ecology 171 pages, 3614 Kb.
    Author: Daniel H. Henning, General Buddhism
    Practicing Buddhism is sometimes described as like walking though a forest on a misty day. Eventually you “get wet” and come to a deeper understanding of the teachings. The same might be said about environmentalism. Eventually, hopefully, it moves from manipulating or even saving the environment and becomes the environment. “Getting wet” in this sense is incorporating a spiritual perspective in working with and in the environment. This is called Deep Ecology.
    Source: Buddha Net


  31. A Manual Of Abhidharma (Abhidharmattha Sangaha) 89 Pages, 1481 Kb.
    Author: Narada Maha Thera, Cathegory: Theravada Buddhism, Buddhist Text
    Abhidhamma is the Higher Teaching of the Buddha. It expounds the quintessence of His profound doctrine. The Dhamma, embodied in the Sutta Piñaka, is the conventional teaching, and the Abhidhamma is the ultimate teaching. In the Abhidhamma both mind and matter, which constitute this complex machinery of man, are microscopically analysed. Chief events connected with the process of birth and death are explained in detail. Intricate points of the Dhamma are clarified. The Path of Emancipation is set forth in clear terms.
    Source: Buddha Net


  32. A Map of the Journey 398 pages, 1428 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Sayadaw U Jotika, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    This manuscript is an orginial, never previously published work. It is a transcript of a series of eleven preparatory talks given by Sayadaw U Jotika of Myanmar prior to a meditation retreat held in Australia. The Sayadaw is very well respected in Mayanmar where he has produced many books. Although born and bred in Myanmar, Sayadaw U Jotika has a great understanding of many other cultures as he has also read widely in Western literature and has spent extented periods in other countries. This book gives a thorough background to the Path with much detail about the various insight stages. The Sayadaw illustrates this with many stories from his own practice and from his many teachers.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  33. Anapanasati - Mindfulness Of Breathing 550 pages, 12870 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Buddhadasa Bhikkhu. Category: Buddhist Meditation
    For the first time in the English language a comprehensive manual of Buddhist meditation known as ânàpànasati (the development of mindfulness of breathing ) is available. Although this manual is primarily intended for the benefit of monks, it will greatly assist laymen, too, who wish to undertake a course of meditation but who do not have the guidanceof a teacher. Originally published in Thai, this manual is one of the major works of the Ven. Buddhadàsa Bhikkhu and delivered in 1959 in the form of a series of lectures to monks of Suanmokkha Monastery, Chaiya, Thailand. Ven. Buddhadàsa Bhikkhu, a major voice in the Buddhist world, is an accepted master of Buddhist meditation. In constructive positive language, the manual guides the meditator through the 16 steps of ânàpànasati.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  34. Animal Magnetism 16 pages, 469 Kb.
    Author: , Subtitled: The Attraction of Spiritual Leaders, General Buddhism, . This booklet is a good reminder to us, so that we always strive in the right direction. Practice is the only way. Even though faith and devotion to one's teacher can be a positive thing, we must always remember that "an excessive faith is accompanied by corresponding deficiency of wisdom".
    Source: Buddha Net


  35. An Interdisciplinary Exploration Of Religion, 342 pages, 24975 Kb.
    Author: Thomas Petsinis, General Theology, Subtitle: Religion, Science and Identity, (2004)
    Using the interdisciplinary scope of the contemporary novel, the thesis explores religion, science and identity in a monastic context. The research is presented in two sections: a substantial work of narrative fiction titled Athos, and an essay in the form of a postscript.
    Source: Victoria University Library


  36. An Introduction To Buddhist Ethics 500 pages, 8367 Kb
    Author: Peter Harvey, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Publish Year: 2000
    It develops a careful, probing analysis of the nature and practical dynamics of Buddhist ethics both in its unifying themes and in the particularities of different Buddhist traditions. The book applies Buddhist ethics to a range of issues of contemporary concern: humanity’s relationship with the rest of nature; economics; war and peace; euthanasia; abortion; sexual equality; and homosexuality. .
    Source: IBC,


  37. A Pali Word A Day 18 Pages, 435 Kb.
    Author: Mahindarama Sunday Pali Schoo, Buddhist Text
    A selection of Pali words for daily reflection. This booklet aims to assist new Buddhist students who are unfamiliar with some of the Pali words often used in the study of Buddhism. As the title suggests, it encourages the learning and use of Pali words by learning one word a day. This booklet can serve both as a dictionary and a glossary of terms for your reference.
    Source: Buddhanet


  38. A Role For Spiritual Self-enquiry In Suicidology?
    Author: David Webb, General Theology, (2006)
    • Volume 1 - Language Of Spirituality 121 pages, 1578 Kb.

    • Volume one looks at the language of spirituality to deepen our understanding of the suicidal crisis. Spirituality remains the primary motivation for my work. However, two other significant influences have emerged in my research. The first is the intellectual tradition from the school of philosophy known as phenomenology.
    • Volume 2 - Thinking About Suicide 256 pages, 6953 Kb.

    • The accompanying volume to this exegesis, Thinking About Suicide, gives expression to the lived experience of suicidality as I have lived it and in my own words. Throughout Thinking About Suicide there is a theme of story-telling, a theme that continues here. Two distinct voices are used to tell the stories of Thinking About Suicide - a narrative voice that tells of my personal journey into and out of suicidality, and a commentary voice that reflects on that history. The aim of Thinking About Suicide is to encourage and contribute to a broad community conversation about suicide, so both these voices are in plain language to speak to that audience. In this exegesis, a third voice is heard, an academic voice telling academic 'stories'. These stories are told here through a selection of the academic papers that were written during the research and which represent the three central issues of my thesis and this exegesis: firstly, a phenomenology of the subjective, lived experience of suicidality; secondly, an anthropological or cultural critique of suicidology; and thirdly, a role for spirituality in understanding the suicidal crisis of the self.
    Source: Victoria University Library


  39. A Sketch of the Buddha's Life 63 pages, 262 Kb.
    Author: John T. Bullitt
    Readings from the Pali Canon. This modest selection of excerpts from the Pali Canon provides a rough sketch of the life of the Buddha. I hope you will find enough in this rather sparse the life of the Buddha. I hope you will find enough in this rather sparse selection to gain at least an inkling both of the range of the Buddha's teachings and of the sweeping trajectory of his extraordinary life.
    Source: Urban Dharma, Access To Insight


  40. Aspects Of Early Buddhist Thought 230 Pages, 633 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Pategama Gnanarama, Category: Buddhist Text
    All the chapters are enlightening and sociologically important. Particularly the discussion on Dhamma, medicine and sociology deserves special praise, for the novel and refreshing interpretation offered.” Prof. Chandima Wijebandara. “Early Buddhist redefinition of woman’s social role is well documented and discussed, shedding light on the subject, so it can be viewed in a broader perspective.” Senarat Wijavasundara Lecturer in Philosophy Buddhist and Pali College of Singapore
    Source: Buddha Net


  41. A Taste Of Freedom 470 pages, 3129 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Ajahn Chah. , Category: Buddhist Texts
    Venerable Ajahn Chah always gave his talks in simple, everyday language. His objective was to clarify the Dhamma, not to confuse his listeners with an overload of information. Consequently the talks presented here have been rendered into correspondingly simple English. The aim has been to present Ajahn Chah’s teaching in both the spirit and the letter. In 1976 Venerable Ajahn Chah was invited to England together with Ajahn Sumedho, the outcome of which was eventually the establishment of the first branch monastery of Wat Pa Pong outside of Thailand. Since then, further branch monasteries have been established in England, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Italy.
    Source: Buddha Net

  42. A Tree In The Forest 118 Pages, 1461 Kb.
    Author: Ajahn Chah, Subtitle: A Collection of Ajahn Chah's Similes. General Buddhism
    "People have asked me about my practice. How do I prepare my mind for meditation? There is nothing special. I just keep it where it always is. They ask. "Then are you an Arahant? Do I know? I am like a tree in the forest, full of leaves, blossoms and fruit. Birds come to eat and nest, and animals seek rest in the shade. Yet the tree does not know itself. It follows its own nature. It is as it is". - Ajahn Chah.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  43. Beyond Belief 118 pages, 929 Kb.
    Author: A. Lily De Silva, Subtitle: A Buddhist Critique of Fundamental Christianity, General Buddhism
    The purpose of this book is threefold. Firstly it aims to critically examine the fundamentalist approach to Christianity and thereby highlight its many logical, philosophical and ethical problems. The second aim of this book is to help fundamentalist Christians who might read it to understand why some people are not and will never be Christians. The third aim of this book is to awaken in Buddhists a deeper appreciation for their own religion.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  44. Beyond No Self 88 Pages, 148 Kb.
    Author: Nirmala, Subtitle:
    “How can that be—empty space that is full of everything that matters? The mind cannot grasp it fully, as presence exists beyond concepts and even beyond its own forms; and yet, that is what you are. You can experience it with more subtle senses than the physical senses and the mind. Ultimately, you “sense” it by being it. You just are this full empty presence. It is this second movement of realization of essence, presence, and fullness of Being that counteracts the belief that since I (as ego) do not exist, therefore nothing exists and all is illusion. It gives a heartfelt sense of meaning and purpose back to this relative life of the body and mind, not as a means of gratification to your idea of yourself, but as a pure expression of the wonder and beauty of this deeper reality. Instead of living a life in service to the ego’s wants and needs, you can find yourself fulfilling the deepest purposes of a human life: to serve and express freedom, joy, beauty, peace and love. By itself the realization of no-self can end up dry and lifeless, but when the heart opens wide to the bigger truth of the true Self, life is anything but dry and lifeless.”
    Source: Get Free eBooks


  45. Bhavana Vandana - Book of Devotion 194 pages, 1479 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Gunaratana., Category: Buddhist Texts
    The purpose of this book is manifold. One is to teach the users of this Vandana book how to pronounce Pali words correctly. By the daily repetition of these Pali verses and Suttas people can learn the Pali pronunciation without much effort. Secondly we intend to teach people the Pali language without much toil. Therefore we made one half of our chanting in English, so people learn the meaning of what they chant in Pali and later on they can compare the English with the Pali. Thirdly, we intend to teach people Dhamma through devotional service. In order to fulfill all these purposes we decided to include certain Suttas which are not normally used in Viharas for vandana service.
    Source: Buddha Net

  46. Biography Of Sakyamuni Buddha 60 pages, 1479 Kb.
    Author: Danuse Murty Gunapauta, Category: Buddhist Colouring Book
    Pictorial Biography of Sakyamuni Buddha' by Gunapauta et al. 1998. Its pictures and captions tell a life story of. Siddhattha Gotama who became a great teacher.
    Source: Buddhist Council

  47. Bodhicharyavatara 161 pages, 428 Kb.
    Author: Shantideva, Mahayana Buddhism
    This is the Tibetan text with romanization of Shantideva's The Way of the Bodhisattva. Shantideva is representative of the Madhyamika school of Mahayana Buddhism. Shantideva was a king's son from South India. He flourished in the 7th to 8th centuries and was a monk at the monastic university Nalanda. He was the author of two surviving works, the Collection of Rules and Entering the Path of Enlightenment
    Source: Buddha Net

  48. Book Of Protection,
    Author: Piyadassi,
    Paritta, translated from the original Pali, with introductory essay and explanatory notes by Piyadassi Thera, with a Foreword by V.F. Gunaratna. The Book of Protection which is an anthology of selected discourses of the Buddha compiled by the teachers of old, was originally meant as a handbook for the newly ordained novice. The idea was that those novices who are not capable of studying large portions of the "Discourse Collection" (sutta pitaka) should at least be conversant with the Book of Protection.
    Source: Access to Insight,


  49. BrahmaviharaDhamma 490 pages, 2512 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw Category: Buddhist Meditation
    This "Brahmavihara Dhamma" (Divine Abidings) expounded by the late Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, reveals the systematic method of developing Metta, loving-kindness towards all beings and the way to lead a life of holiness. The style of presentation and the informative materials contained therein stand witness to the depth and wealth of spiritual and scriptural knowledge of the eminent author. A careful reading of this Dhamma or teachings, followed by an unfailing practice of meditation that has been clearly presented in this text will, I believe, amount to storing a fortune in the shape of happiness in the present lifetime as well as higher spiritual attainment.
    Source: Buddha Net,

  50. Buddha Abhidhamma - Ultimate Science 488 Pages, 3254 Kb.
    Author: Dr Mehn Tin Mon, Category: Buddhist Text. The Buddha's ultimate teaching, known as the Abhidhamma, describes in detail the natures of the ultimate realities that really exist in nature but are unknown to scientists. His method of verification is superior to scientific methods which depend on instruments. He used his divine-eye to penetrate the coverings that hide the true nature of things. He also taught others how to develop concentration and how to observe with their mind-eyes the true nature of all things and finally the four Noble Truths which can enlighten one to achieve one's liberation from all miseries for ever!
    Source: Buddha Net,

  51. Buddha Dhamma For University Students 98 pages, 840 Kb.
    Author: Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, General Buddhism. The format to "Buddha Dhamma for Students" is as answers to questions a non-Buddhist is likely to ask about the fundamentals of Buddhism. It is the results of two talks given by Ajahn Buddhadasa in January 1966 to students at Thammasat University, Bangkok. Ajahn Buddhadasa always has tried to set both young and old straight as to what Buddhism really teaches. He goes back to the original principles pointed out by the Buddha, explaining these simply and directly, and showing that their relevance is timeless
    Source: Buddha Net

  52. Buddhaghosa And The Tradition Of The First Council
    Author: Dhammavihari Bhikkhu
    The traditional accounts regarding the First Buddhist Council preserved to us in Pali literature are by no means homogeneous. Chapter XI of the Cullavagga in the Vinaya Piṭaka is the oldest record we possess of the events of the First Council and is the only one in Pali literature which is of canonical antiquity.
  53. Source: Sobhana Net

  54. Buddha's Constant Companion - Ven. Ananda 162 pages, 1083 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Weragoda Sarada, General Buddhism
    In this life of the Buddha's personal attendant, Venerable Ananda, we see that in his character and outlook, Ananda was touchingly and movingly human. This was partly because of his simple and charming behaviour, and his ever-present readiness to help anyone who was in distress or difficulty. In spite of his administrative and organisational responsibilities as the Buddha's attendant, Ananda displayed a deep intellectuality and a profound grasp of abstruse philosophic concepts..
    Source: Buddha Net

  55. Buddhism & Mythology
    Authors: Myth Encyclopedia, 7 pages, 131 Kb
    Over time, many different Buddhist sects have developed, each with its own doctrines, gods, and legends. Although Buddhism has produced little mythology of its own, it has incorporated stories from mythologies of various groups that adopted the religion.
    Source: IBC

  56. Buddhism As An Education 29 pages, 321 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Master Chin Kung, General Buddhism
    A Dharma Talk given by Ven. Master Chin Kung at An-Kang Elementary School, Taipei 1989. Transcribed and translated into English by the Dallas Buddhist Association. In this talk Venerable Master Chin Kung gives us an explanation of his understanding of Buddhism as an education rather than as a religion. There are chapters on the author's own experience of Buddhism and the methodology and symbolism of the Buddhist Educational System.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  57. Buddhism As A Religion 104 Pages, 130 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda, General Buddhism
    The contents of this popular publication are a simple exposition of Buddhism as a modern way of life. This highly qualified Sri Lankan Buddhist scholar has a special gift of interpreting the Buddha's Teachings for people from every walk of life. His whole approach to the exposition of the Dhamma is governed by his deep concern for giving the ancient teachings a contemporary relevance, and has a meaning that cuts across the boundaries of time, space, race, culture and even religious beliefs.
    Source: Buddha Net

  58. Buddhism For The Future 34 Pages, 130 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda, General Buddhism
    Some of the topics Dr K. Sri Dhammananda addresses here are: Buddhism as a Force Against War; Unity in Buddhist Schools of Thought; Ecumenism, Role of the Sangha, The Bhikkhuni Order, Proselytization, Buddhist Values, The Third Millennium, The Lay Person, Social Concerns...
    Source: Buddha Net

  59. Buddhism In A Nutshell 31 Pages, 124 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Narada Thera, General Buddhism
    This is a classic on the basics of Buddhism by the late Ven. Narada Thera: The Story of the Buddha; The Teachings (Dhamma) is it a philosophy? Is Buddhism a religion? Is Buddhism as Ethical system? Some salient features of Buddhism. Karma or the Law of Moral Causation. Rebirth. Dependent Arising (Paticca Samuppada). Anatta or Soul-lessness. Nibanna and The Path to Nibbana.
    Source: Buddha Net,

  60. Buddhism In East Asia 8 Pages, 124 Kb.
    Author: ?, General Buddhism, Subtitle: China, Korea, Japan
    A brief introduction to Buddhism in the Far East, Showing its spread to China, Korea and Japan
    Source: Buddha Net, Source: IBC Seminar, 2009
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  62. Buddhism, Power And Political Order 254 pages, 1052 Kb.
    Author: edited by: Ian Harris, Publish Place: Oxon, Britain, Publisher: Routledge,
    This volume brings together the brightest minds in the study of Buddhism in Southeast Asia. Their contributions create a more coherent account of the relations between Buddhism and political order in the late pre-modern and modern period by questioning the contested relationship between monastic and secular power. In doing so, they expand the very nature of what is known as the ‘Theravada’. This book offers new insights for scholars of Buddhism, and it will stimulate new debates.
    Source: IBC,

  63. Buddhist Articacture - Sample 36 Pages, 3352 Kb.
    Author: Lee Hun Phuoc, General Buddhism
    Sample of book on Buddhist Architecture. Chapter 2, & 8 Samples.
    Source: Un Recorded

  64. Buddhist Arts Of Thailand 222 Pages, 3584 Kb.
    Author: Ms Charuwan Chareonla, Theravada Buddhism
    This is a study of the development of Art and Architecture in Thailand with Buddhism. The Culture of Thailand has two important sources of origin — indigenous and foreign. The indigenous source comes directly from the ideas and inspiration of the people while the foreign sources came through its cultural contact with other great civilized nations such as India and China. In the field of art, it mainly deals with religions such as Buddhism and the cultural and artistic relationship with India, and other countries. Thai art served religion, which formed the national ideal and conception of life.
    Source: Buddha Net

  65. Buddhist Dictionary
    Author: Ven. Nyanatiloka, Subtitle: Manual Of Buddhist Terms And Doctrines, Theravada Buddhism
    An authentic dictionary of Buddhist doctrinal terms, used in the Pali Canon and Commentries, It provides the reader with precise and authentic definations and examplications of canonical and post canonical terms and doctrines, based on Suttra, Abhidharma and Commentries, and illustrated by numerous quotations taken from these sources.
    Buddhist Dictionary 402 Pages, 1599 Kb.
    Buddhist Dictionary 4th Edition.

    Source: Buddha Net

  66. Buddhist Meditation And Depth Psychology 64 pages, 891 Kb.
    Author: Douglas M. Burns. . Category: Buddhist Meditation
    This essay is concerned with only one aspect of Buddhism, the practice of meditation. The ethical, practical, and logical facets of the Teaching are covered in other publications. If the cause of suffering is primarily psychological, then it must follow that the cure, also, is psychological. Therefore, we find in Buddhism a series of “mental exercises” or meditations designed to uncover and cure our psychic aberrations. Mistakenly, Buddhist meditation is frequently confused with yogic meditation, which often includes physical contortions, autohypnosis, quests for occult powers, and an attempted union with God. None of these are concerns or practices of the Eightfold Path. There are in Buddhism no drugs or stimulants, no secret teachings, and no mystical formulae. Buddhist meditation deals exclusively with the everyday phenomena of human consciousness.
    Source: Buddha Net,

  67. Buddhist Monastic Discipline
    Author: Dhammavihari Bhikkhu
    The Vinaya which is a part of the system of training for the Buddhist disciple is a subject of absorbing interest not only for the study of Buddhist monasticism but also for the study of Buddhism as a whole. This is particularly true of Theravada Buddhism where the practice of monastic life as a means of attaining the religious goal is held in great esteem.
    CHAPTER I: Introduction
    CHAPTER II: Brahmacarya: The Quest for Emancipation and Immortality
    CHAPTER III: The Early Buddhist Ideal of The Monk
    CHAPTER IV: The Foundations of Monastic Life: Sīla, Sikkhā and Sikkhāpada
    CHAPTER V: Further Aids to Monastic Perfection
    CHAPTER VI: The New Role of Sīla in Buddhist Monasticism
    CHAPTER VII: The Discipline and Development of the Mind
    CHAPTER VIII: The Codified Law of the Saṅgha
    CHAPTER IX: The Ritual of the Pātimokkha
    CHAPTER X: Penalties and Punishments
    CHAPTER XI: Additional Punitive Regulations
    CHAPTER XII: Spiritual Leadership and Life in the Community
    CHAPTER XIII: Women and the Religious Orde
    CHAPTER XIV: The Disciplinary Code of the Bhikkhunis
    APPENDIX I: The Exclusion of Guilty Monks From The Recital of the Pātimokkha
    APPENDIX II: The Abolition of the Lesser and Minor Rules of Training
    APPENDIX III: The Concept of Sīmā: Its Origin and Development
  68. Source: Sobhana Net

  69. Buddhist Philosophy: A Historical Analysis 201 pages, 5191 Kb.
    Author: David J. Kalupahana, Publisher: The University Press of Hawaii Publish Year: 1976 This introduction to Buddhism examines its basic philosophical teachings and historical development, setting forth complex and significant ideas in a straightforward and simple style that is easily accessible to the student. The author's orientation is philosophical, rather than religious or sociological. This approach is both the uniqueness and the strength of the work.
    Source: IBC

  70. Buddhist Pilgrimage 158 pages, 3344 Kb.
    Author: Chan Khoon San, General Buddhism
    The idea of a pilgrimage came from the Buddha himself. Before He passed into Mahaparinibbana, the Buddha advised pious disciples to visit four places that may be for their inspiration after He was gone. They are Lumbini, where He was born; Buddhagaya, where He attained Supreme Enlightenment; Deer Park in Sarnath, where He preached the First Sermon; and Kusinara, where He passed into Mahaparinibbana.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  71. Buddhist Sects In India 152 pages, 29704 Kb.
    Author: Nalinaksha Dutt, Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass, Publish Place: Delhi, Publish Year: 1978 An atuhentic study of the origin and development of various Buddhist sects in ancient India on the basis of the treatises of Vasumitra, Bhavya, and Vinitadeva as well as Kathavatthu, Pali canonical text with Buddhaghosa's commentary there-upon, Sammithiyanikaya-sastra and Mulasar-vastivada Vinaya. It shows how Mahayanism developed as a natural consequence of the views of Mahasanghikas and as a development of the neblous conception of Bodhisattva and Buddahakayas in the Divyavadana and Avadanasataka.
    Source: IBC


  72. Buddhist Sociology 202 pages, 6240 Kb.
    Author: Nandasena Ratnapala, Publish Place: Delhi, Publisher: Sri Satguru, Publish Year: 1993 Introduction, The Methodology in Buddhist Thought, Family, Socialization, Soclal Stratification, Woman and Society, A Political Theory in the Buddhist Tradition? Buddhist Economics, Buddhism and Education, Crime and Social Control, Violence, Terrorism and Buddhism, Alcohol and Intoxicants, Buddhist Philosophy of Health, Bibliography
    Source: IBC


  73. Buddhist Tales for Young & Old, Volumes 1, Volumes 2,
    Author: Ven. Kurunegoda Piyatissa,
    Buddhist Tales for Young & Old, Volume 1, First Edition 265 pages, 1566 Kb.
    Subtitle: Prince Goodspeaker. The Jataka stories, over millennia, have been seminal to the development of many civilisations, the cultivation of moral conduct and good behaviour, the growth of a rich and varied literature in diverse parts of the world and the inspiration for paintings, sculpture and architecture of enduring aesthetic value. The Buddha himself used Jataka stories to explain concepts like karma and rebirth and to emphasize the importance of moral values.
    Buddhist Tales for Young & Old, Volume 1, Second Edition 266 pages, 1566 Kb.
    Subtitle: Prince Goodspeaker. Fifty stories from the Jataka Tales - Prince Goodspeaker. Interpreted by Ven. Kurunegoda Piyatissa, Maha Thera and told by Todd Anderson. This is with line drawings by John Patterson, which are suitable for colouring in. Buddhist Tales for Young & Old, Volume 1, Text Edition 247 pages, 7256 Kb.
    Subtitle: Prince Goodspeaker. Same as the above but as a text only version
    Buddhist Tales for Young & Old, Volume 2, First Edition 193 pages, 2822 Kb.
    Subtitle: King Fruitful This is the second volume of fifty stories from the Jataka Tales These stories are not scholarly word-for-word translations as have been done by others. Rather these tales have been rewritten in modern English understandable by western readers. By reading these stories, children and adults can develop their knowledge and learn how to face the difficulties of modern life.
    Buddhist Tales for Young & Old, Volume 2, Second Edition 193 pages, 2804 Kb.
    Subtitle: King Fruitful. Rather these tales have been rewritten in modern English understandable by western readers. By reading these stories, children and adults can develop their knowledge and learn how to face the difficulties of modern life. This is with line drawings by John Patterson, which are suitable for colouring in.
    Buddhist Tales for Young & Old, Volume 2, Text Edition 184 pages, 547 Kb.
    Subtitle: Prince Fruitful. Same as the above but as a text only version
    Source: Buddha Net


  74. Buddhist Vipassana Meditation 12 pages, 6240 Kb.
    Author: -Buddhist Course16, Publish Year: Introduction, The Pali word 'Vipassana' is derived from two words: ‘Vi’ which means 'in various ways' and 'passana' which means 'seeing'. Thus Vipassana means 'seeing in various ways' and when applied to meditation, it refers to seeing all objects or phenomena as impermanent (anicca), suffering (dukkha) and non-self (anatta).
    Source: Buddhist Course 16


  75. Buddhist Women At The Time Of The Buddha 70 Pages, 2799 Kb.
    Author: Hellmuth Hecker, Cathegory: Theravada Buddhism, Buddhist Text
    The following stories of Buddhist women at the time of the Buddha, written by Hellmuth Hecker, have been translated from the German. While every effort has been made by the translator to conform to the original writing, some changes had to be made for the sake of clarity. The stories of Bhadda Kundalakesa and Patacara have been enlarged and filled in. It is hoped that this booklet will serve as an inspiration to all those who are endeavoring to tread in the Buddha’s footsteps - Sister Khema (translator).
    Source: Buddha Net


  76. Buddhist Yoga, A Comprehensive Course 55 pages, 2742 Kb.
    Author: Thomas Cleary, Subtitle: A translation of The Samdhinirmocana Sutra Publish Place: Boston, MA, Publisher: Shambala Publications, Inc. Publish Year: 1995. A translation of The Samdhinirmocana Sutra by Thomas Cleary appeared in 1995; it is now out of print. This is a discouraging showing for one of the most important sutras in the East Asian Buddhist tradition, and one of the most concise and illuminating analyses of the human mind in all of world literature.
    Source: IBC


  77. Camadevivamsa 220 pages, 32329 Kb.
    Author: Bodhiramsii, Subtitle: The Legend of Queen Cama, an early fifteenth-century Pali chronicle written by Mahathera Bodhiramsi, recounts the story of the founding of the kingdom of Haripunjaya in the Chiang Mai valley of Northern Thailand in the seventh century C.E.
    Source: IBC


  78. Casuality And Emptiness 190 Pages, 1615 Kb.
    Author: Peter Della Santina, Subtitle: The Wisdom Of Nagajuna
    Peter Della Santina was born in the USA. He has spent many years studying and working in Asia. He holds a B.A. in Religion from Wesleyan University Conn. USA, and a M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Delhi, India. He completed his Ph.D in Buddhist studies also from the University of Delhi in 1979.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  79. Chandi Borobudur 60 Pages, 1.4 Mb.
    Author: Soekmono, Subtitle: A Monument Of Mankind.: Publisher: Unesco Press, Paris, 1976
    No written documents whatsoever on the construction of Chandi Borobudur survive. Nor are there any references to the authority who had it built or the purpose for which it was intended. However, inscriptions carved above the reliefs on the ‘hidden foot’ of the monument (see page 18) have graphical features similar to those in the script commonly used in royal charters between the last quarter of the eighth century and the first decades of the ninth. The obvious conclusion is that Chandi Borobudur was very likely founded around the year 800 A.D. This assumption accords quite well with Indonesian history in general and the history of Central Java in particular. The 750-850 period was the Golden Age of the Sailendra dynasty. It produced a great number of monuments, which are found all over the plains and the mountain slopes of Central Java.
    Source: Acrobat Planet


  80. Chanting Book 18 Pages, 435 Kb.
    Author: Anon, Subtitle: Morning and Evening Chanting, Protection Discourses
    This is the standard Morning and Evening Chanting Book, with Protective Discourses, commonly chanted in many Theravadin temples and monasteries. The text is in both Pali and English.
    Source: Buddhanet


  81. Clearing The Path Titles 1, 2, 3,
    Author: Nanavira Thera., Category: Theravada Buddhist Text
    Clearing The Path (Print Version 1) 588 Pages, 3992 Kb.
    Clearing The Path (Print Version 1) 294 Pages, 2602 Kb.
    Clearing The Path (Screen Version) 588 Pages, 3992 Kb.
    It cannot be expected that this material, which poses a clear challenge to the mainstream version of Buddhism, will gain any great popularity among the majority of Buddhists — Eastern or Western — but at least it can suggest an alternative approach to the Buddha's original Teaching, and perhaps serve as a useful eye-opener for those seeking an understanding of its more fundamental principles. This version is made for screen viewing and is very similar to the "book" version. However it is not designed to be printed because the pages are not a standard size (the pages have been cropped for easier screen viewing).
    Source: Buddha Net


  82. Commentary To The Heart Sutra 4 Pages, 242 Kb.
    Author: Sponsored by John A Lehman, Subtitle: In The Large Prajñâpâramitâ. Mahayama Buddhism
    The four passages here forms the core of the Prajñâpâramitâ Hrîdaya Sûtra or «the Heart Sûtra». The three first are translated from the Sanskrit version of the Prajñâpâramitâ in 100,000 verses (i 136-141), which is more complete than the corresponding passages in chapter 3 of the Sanskrit version of the Prajñâpâramitâ in 25,000 verses.
    Source: Not recorded, May 1, 1999


  83. Daily Readings From Buddha's Words Of Wisdom 156 Pages, 633 Kb.
    Author: Ven. S. Dhammika, Category: Buddhism Text
    For over two millennium the discourses of the Buddha have nourished the spiritual lives of countless millions of people in India, Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand. This book contains extracts from some of these discourses selected from the Pali Tipitaka and also from some post-canonical writings. Rendered into readable English, presented so that one extract can be read and reflected upon each day of the year and provided with a Readers Guide, this book is an indispensable companion for anyone trying to apply the Buddha's gentle message to their daily life.
    Source: Buddha Net


  84. Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta 380 pages, 2026 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw, Category: Buddhist Texts
    The First Discourse of the Buddha, namely the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, commonly known as the Great Discourse on the Wheel of Dhamma. This is a series of discourses on the Dhammacakka Sutta by the late Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw, a Questioner at the Sixth Buddhist Council in Myanmar, (Burma) 1954. Translated by U Ko Lay.
    Source: Buddha Net


  85. Dhamma Discourses on Vipassana Meditation 96 pages, 340 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Sayadaw U Kundala, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    Sayadaw U Kundala is a renowned meditation master in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition of Burma, noted for his loving-kindness. In these Dhamma talks the stages of the practice and the Insight Knowledges are explained. The method of meditation is given with detailed instruction. There is a detailed explanation of the Contemplation of Feelings, the second foundation of mindfulness, which, in the Theravada tradition, is the key to the Insight Knowledges. Overall, in the Sayadaw's teachings, there is much for the Vipassana or insight meditator to be inspired by.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  86. That the True Dhamma Might Last a Long Time
    Author: Thanissaro Bhikkhu,
    Readings Selected by King Asoka. The edicts of King Asoka are a remarkable record of one of the most remarkable events in human history: One man's efforts to rule an empire with a policy based on Dhamma. Asoka's policy had three prongs: administration based on Dhamma, instruction in Dhamma for the populace, and personal practice of Dhamma by the ruler.
    Source: Access to Insight,


  87. Dhammapada 56 Pages, 215 Kb.
    Author: Holy Books Dot Net, Subtitle: A Translation in English,. Theravada Buddhism
    The Dhammapada, an anthology of verses attributed to the Buddha, has long been recognized as one of the masterpieces of early Buddhist literature. Only more recently have scholars realized that it is also one of the early masterpieces of the Indian tradition of Kavya, or belles lettres. This translation is an attempt to render the verses into English in a way that does justice to both of the traditions to which the text belongs. Although it is tempting to view these traditions as distinct, dealing with form (Kavya) and content (Buddhism), the ideals of Kavya aimed at combining form and content into a seamless whole.
    Source: Occult-underground


  88. Dhammapada Stories 126 Pages, 2766 Kb.
    Author: Gambhiro Bikkhu, Theravada Buddhism
    Selected verses with illustration from the Dhammapada, all depicted with thirty-two beautiful illustrations. This collection is a great introduction to the Dhammapada and has been carefully compiled and edited for the younger reader by Gambhiro Bhikkhu
    Source: Buddha Net


  89. Dhammapada 587 Pages, 214 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Subtitle: A Translation,. Theravada Buddhism
    The Dhammapada, an anthology of verses attributed to the Buddha, has long been recognized as one of the masterpieces of early Buddhist literature. Only more recently have scholars realized that it is also one of the early masterpieces of the Indian tradition of Kavya, or belles lettres. This translation is an attempt to render the verses into English in a way that does justice to both of the traditions to which the text belongs. Although it is tempting to view these traditions as distinct, dealing with form (Kavya) and content (Buddhism), the ideals of Kavya aimed at combining form and content into a seamless whole.
    Source: Buddha Net


  90. Dharma Mind, Worldly Mind 104 Pages, 3258 Kb.
    Author: David Smith, General Buddhism
    The first part of the book tells us what we need to put in place for complete Dharma practice - the Eightfold Path, going for refuge, and the Bodhisattva spirit. In the second half the book shows us how to turn those requisites into a genuine living practice that embraces the whole of our life thus surely leading to the profound transformation that we all desire.
    Source: Buddha Net


  91. Diamond Sutra 40 Pages, 329 Kb.
    Translated: A.F.Price & Wong Mou-Lam: English, Mahayana Buddhism
    Source: Occult-underground


  92. Diamond Sutra Workshop - Release1.3 92 Pages, 4706 Kb.
    Author: -Ven Zu Ren Subtitle: 2010 English, General Buddhism
    Handout for the Diamond Sutra Workshop, held at Tham Wah Wan Temple
    Source: Zu Ren


  93. Discovering Buddha 310 pages, 32515 Kb.
    Author: Religion Facts, General Buddhism

    Source: Religion Facts,


  94. Direct Casual Link Between Illness And Kamma. 107 pages, 1952 Kb.
    Author: Phanit Jetjiravi , Subtitle: A Buddhist Perspective, General Buddhism
    International Master Degree of Arts Programme, Graduate School, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, 2007 The present study aims to explore the direct causal link between illness and kamma in the Tipit?aka and the At?t?hakath?. It is evidently found that to understand the law of kamma one needs to take into account Buddhist laws of conditionality, dependent origination, nature including factors which affect kamma-vip?ka. In the Samyutta Nik?ya, the Buddha said those who hold to the belief that kamma are always the cause hold wrong view. Nonetheless, according to the Abhidhammathasangaha and the At?t?hakatha kamma-vip?ka will be in effect when it meets all necessary conditions. There are eight causes for physical diseases and kamma is one of them. Diseases arise from the ripening of one’s kamma is not necessary belong to that of the past. Kamma committed in present life can produced its result in present lifetime. There are factors (sampatti or vipatti) that are involved. Moreover, diseases of the body and mind have close relationships; they affect and can be the cause of one another. While bodily disease can be cured, mental disease is not finally cured until its root causes of greed, hatred and ignorance are finally eliminated. Kamma is therefore not predetermined or fatal. From the study human has potentiality to change his own destiny through the cultivation of right view. Prescriptions for illnesses, physical and spiritual, are provided by the Buddha both to heal and to prevent. Source: Maha Chulalongkornrajavidyalaya University,


  95. Discovering Buddha 310 pages, 32515 Kb.
    Author: Sue Erica Smith & Serena Seah, General Buddhism Subtitle: A Buddhist community engagement (2010)
    This resource book of ideas and inspirations for volunteer Buddhist Religion Education teachers is relevant to today's primary age students and to main stream teachers. Based on the teaching of the Buddha, it providea a pratical everyday applications of wise and skillful action. The reflective and inclusive approach is complementary to current Australian educational practices and values and will provide a significant addition to the revised Victorian Essential Teaching Standards (VELS). especially in the domains of thinking process, personal development and inter-personal learning
    Source: Victoria University Library


  96. Dying To Live 120 Pages, 2797 Kb.
    Author: Aggacitta Bhikkhu, Subtitle: The Role of Kamma in Dying & Rebirth Category: Theravada Buddhist Text
    There are different views and beliefs about what happens after death. Tibetan (Vajrayàna) and Chinese (Mahàyàna) Buddhists believe that after death, the spirit of the dead person passes through an intermediate period (bardo in Tibetan, zhong yin in Mandarin) — which may last for as long as forty-nine days — during which it undergoes a series of unearthly, extraordinary experiences, including a “small death” at the end of each week, before it is finally reborn into another realm of existence. In contrast, orthodox Theravada Buddhism, which is the earliest extant record of Gotama Buddha’s teaching, asserts that rebirth takes place immediately after death.
    Source: Buddha Net


  97. Early Buddhism and Its Origins 265 pages, 21992 Kb.
    Author: Vishwanath Prasad Varma, Publisher: Munshiram Manoharial Publishers, Place Published: New Delhi, Publish Year: 1973. Buddhism is a subject of absorbing interest to student of comparative religions, ethics, history and social philosophy. Its historical foundations have been discussed by Senart, Oldenberg and C.A.F. Rhys Davids. In this book there has been presented not only an objective and scholarly exposition of the teachings and philosophy of early Buddhism but the Vedic roots of its concepts have been demonstrated. The methods of sociology of religion have also been followed. The section entitled Buddhism and the Social Sciences constitutes an original contribution to knowledge from the pen of an immanent teacher of political philosophy
    Source: eBookeeIBC


  98. Early Buddhism 93 pages, 2215 Kb.
    Author: TW Rhys Davis, Publisher: Bharatiya Publishing House, Place Published: Delhi, Publish Year: 1976 Older Beliefs, Life of the Budiha, The first discourse, The Aryan Path, Lions in the Path, Adopted Doctrines A step by step guidebook to what Buddhism really is and was intended to be, perfect for providing a complete overview of Buddhist origins. Paul Tice adds a section explaining how Buddhism was not meant to be a form of religious worship, but an important system of ethics that can still bring personal salvation
    Source: IBC


  99. Early Buddhist Theory Of Knowledge 519 pages, 26961 Kb.
    Author: KN Jayatilleke, Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass, Place Published: Delhi, 1996. Coverage of Early Buddhism in theoretical sense, of judicious comparisions with other Indian Philosophical systems, and evaluation of Western interpreters.
    Source: IBC


  100. Eight Lectures - Buddhism In Practice 19 Pages, 243 Kb.
    Author: Peter Della Santina,
    Peter Della Santina was born in the USA. He has spent many years studying and working in Asia. He holds a B.A. in Religion from Wesleyan University Conn. USA, and a M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Delhi, India. He completed his Ph.D in Buddhist studies also from the University of Delhi in 1979.
    Source: Sakya Tenphel Ling, Singapore,


  101. Elementary Pali Course 234 Pages, 822 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Narada Thera, Subtitle: Pali Studies, Theravada Buddhism, Buddhist Text
    This Elementary Pali Course by the late Venerable Narada Thera, the renowned Buddhist scholar of the Vjirarama Vihara, Colombo, Sri Lanka, is the standard work for the study of the elementary level of Pali. Pali was the language spoken by the Buddha, and employed by him to expound his teachings. It is also the scriptural language used by the Theravada school of Buddhism.
    Source: Buddha Net

  102. Encyclopedia Of Buddhism 673 Pages, 6.74 Mb.
    Author: Edward A. Irons,
    From Buddhism in Afghanistan to Zen Buddhism, this book offers an in-depth overview of this fascinating religion.In approximately 700 A-to-Z entries, "Encyclopedia of Buddhism" provides easy access to the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, institutions, and movements that helped shape the history of Buddhism and the way it is practiced today. Although the primary focus of the encyclopedia is clearly on Buddhism in all its forms, this easy-to-use resource also provides introductions to Daoism, Shinto, Confucianism, and other religious practices in East and Southeast Asia.The entries include: Anatman; Asoka; Bodhi tree; Buddhism in the United States; Pema Chodron; Christian-Buddhist relations; Dalai Lama; Daoism in China-Taiwan; Eightfold Path; Falun Gong; Feng shui; Hermann Hesse; Japan Buddhist Federation; Karma; Mandala; Nirvana; Questions of King Milinda; Schools of Chinese Buddhism; Stupa; Tea ceremony; Traditional Buddhist ethics; War and violence; and, Zen Buddhism.
    Source: Down eBooks


  103. Encyclopedia of Religion,
    Author: Thomson Gale,
    The Encyclopedia of Religion, first published in 1987, sought "to introduce educated, nonspecialist readers to important ideas, practices, and persons in the religious experience of humankind from the Paleolithic past to our day". It had been some 65 years since the last volume of a similar effort, the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics (New York: Scribner, 1911-22), was published, prompting two reviewers to prophesy that it was quot;extremely unlikely another encyclopedia of religion on this scale [would] appear in English for at least another generation.quot; Just about a generation has passed, and the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Religion has appeared, right on schedule. The second edition contains quot;well over five hundred new topics, nearly one thousand completely new articles, and 1.5 million more words than the original.quot; In his preface, the editor provides an excellent service to readers by clearly distinguishing the differences in content between the two editions. All 2,750 entries from the first edition were examined for revision, 1,800 of them remaining essentially unchanged. While entries in both editions are signed, the name of the scholar is followed by the date 1987 in the new edition, thereby indicating the article is reprinted with few or no changes. When entries were updated for the second edition, either by the original author or by another scholar, a single name will be followed by two dates (1987 and 2005) or two names will be listed, each followed by one of the two years. The editors considered some articles from the first edition worthy of inclusion in the second but no longer state-of-the-art (e.g., Mysticism, Rites of passage, Sexuality). Here, the entry is reprinted with the title qualified by quot;First Editionquot; and is then followed by a completely new article with the same title but the qualifier quot;Further Considerations. "Most, if not all, entries conclude with supplemental bibliographies, often updated even if the entry itself was not. When they have been updated, the new citations follow the original bibliography under the heading quot;New Sources."
    Source: Mega UpLoad


  104. Essentials Of Buddhism 214 Pages, 1752 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Pategama Gnanarama, Category: Buddhism Text
    This book can be used as a textbook on basic Buddhism. It is based on the Theravada Buddhism syllabus of the Postgraduate Diploma Examination in Buddhist Studies course of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. Since the work is meant for students, every chapter appears as a unit by itself and is confined to a few pages. Ven. Pategama Ganarama is the Principal of the Buddhist and Pali College of Singapore.
    Source: Buddha Net


  105. Essentials Of Insight Meditation Practice 332 pages, 342 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Sujiva, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    The ultimate aim of insight meditation is to “free” one from the unsatisfactoriness of cyclic existence. Readers may also find numerous quotations of the Buddha’s teaching on mindfulness, detachment and liberation throughout the entire book. Those verses act as a source of inspiration and purpose to put vipassana into practice — a practice that brings about insight into the three universal characteristics of unsatisfactoriness, impermanence and non-self which leads one into detachment and ultimate liberation.
    Source: Buddha Net,

  106. Essential Themes Of Buddhist Lectures 415 Pages, 1240 Kb.
    Author: Sayadaw U Thittila., General Buddhism
    The contents of this book comprise a collection of expanded notes on talks on Buddhism given by this famous Burmese Buddhist master, Venerable Sayadaw U Thittilla in the west over the period 1938-1983. Some of the themes are: 'What is Buddhism', 'Likes and Dislikes', 'A Short History of Buddhism', 'What Kamma Is', 'The Path to Nibbana' and 'The Abhidhamma Philosophy'.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  107. Evaluation Of Thai Style Stretching Exercises Ruesi Dat Ton 8 pages, 125 Kb.
    Author: Khon Kaen University, Category: Spiritulity
    Despite the health benefit reputation of Thai stretching exercise “Ruesi dud ton”, no scientific evidence is available. Therefore, we aimed to determine the effect of Thai style stretching exercise on physical health and oxidative stress markers.
    Source: Khon Kaen University,


  108. Facing The Future 90 pages, 512 Kb.
    Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi, General Buddhism
    Four essays on the social relevance of Buddhism: A Buddhist Social Ethic for the New Century; A Buddhist Approach to Economic and Social development; The Changing Face of Buddhism; Sangha at the Crossroads. In this collection of essays, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi uses the Buddha's teaching as a lens through which to examine some of the confusions about social values that have engulfed us at the dawn of the new century.
    Source: Buddha Net


  109. For The Stilling Of Volcanoes 33 pages, 143 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Sujiva, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    Insight Meditation as explained by Ven. Sujiva: "It is not an task easy to approach such a profound topic as Insight Meditation in simple terms. But we have got to start somewhere. After some years of introducing this type of meditation, I still find that there is a lack of introductory material for those without knowledge of Buddhism. What is available is often extremely technical and loaded with ancient Indian terminology. There are some words in the English vocabulary which we can never hope to substitute perfectly. Even in this booklet I have used some English words such as ‘conditioned’ and ‘suffering’ which need special explanation when used in a ‘Buddhist’ sense - but I have tried to come up with something easier to read and understand."
    Source: Buddha Net,

  110. Forest Path
    Author: Wat Pah Nanachat. Pages 251, 2660 Kb.
    This book provides a present-moment snapshot of the International community of Wat Pah Nanachat, Thailand. The articles come from a broad cross-section of the community from the abbot to the most newly ordained novice. It opens with excerpts from two chapters of 'Water Still, Water Flowing', Ajan Jayasaro's forthcoming biography of Ajan Cha's life and teachings. To give a visual impression of monastic life, the book also contains a number of photographs and a selection of illustrations by Ajan Abhinano.
    Source: Buddhanet


  111. Frames Of Reference And Duties Of The Sangha 94 pages, 671 Kb.
    Author: Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    "This book on the frames of reference is based to some extent on my own thoughts and opinions. In some spots it may not be directly in line with the original text (Satipatthâna Sutta), because my primary aim has been to get to the heart of the matter, so that it can be conveniently put into practice. The eBook also includes a section on the "Duties of the Sangha", that is, the laws and regulations and disciplinary standards (Vinaya).
    Source: Buddha Net,


  112. From Womb To Womb 23 pages, 138 Kb.
    Author: Francis Story, General Buddhism. Metamorphosis of a Mother. For twenty-five years Francis Story lived in Asian countries, where he deeply studied the Buddha's philosophy of life. His research into the teachings on rebirth started while in Myanmar (Burma) and was later continued with careful investigation of spontaneous rebirth recollections. This book includes 'A Reading Guide to Death and Rebirth', by Ven. Bodhisara which offers an overview on some topics of death and rebirth: near death experiences, past life experiences, dying and caring for the dying, etc.
    Source: Buddha Net


  113. Fundamentals Of Buddhism 136 pages, 278 Kb.
    Author: Peter Della Santina, General Buddhism
    Dr Santina covers what we might call the basic Buddhist teachings over a series of twelve lectures. The basic teachings outlined here include: the Life of the Buddha, the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, Karma, Rebirth, Dependent Origination, The Three Universal Characteristics and The Five Aggregates. Dr Santina also puts Buddhism into its context by describing the pre-Buddhist background and gives an overview of Buddhism from a modern perspective in a very readable way.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  114. Garava Sutta (SN06.002) 7 pages, 247 Kb.
    Author: Piya Tan Beng Sin, General Buddhism
    Like the Āyacana Sutta (S 6.1), the Garava Sutta is one of the familiar canonical episodes in the life of the Buddha. Both events—Brahma‟s request and Brahma‟s appearance here —occur at the same venue: the goatherd banyan tree beside the Neranjar river at Uruvela, that is, in the fifth week after the Buddha‟s awakening. This sutta is nearly identical to the Uruvela Sutta 1,3 by way of a narrative by the Buddha, which however omits the fifth dharma aggregate but has an additional closing paragraph.
    Source: dharmafarer,


  115. Gautama Buddha 14 pages, 278 Kb.
    Author: Winkipedia, Buddhology
    Gautama Buddha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia According to colorful legends, even during the Buddha's life the sangha was not .... "The dating of the historical Buddha: a review article", Journal of the .
    Source: Winkipedia,


  116. Gifts He Left Behind 67 pages, 238 Kb.
    Author: Phra Bodhinandamuni,
    Gifts He Left Behind, the Dhamma Legacy of Ajaan Dune Atulo, compiled by Phra Bodhinandamuni, translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Many people have asked for Luang Pu's Dhamma talks, out of a desire to read them or listen to them, and I have to confess frankly that Luang Pu's Dhamma talks are extremely rare. This is because he never gave any formal sermons or discoursed at any great length.
    Source: Access to Insight,


  117. Gifts with No Giver, A Love Affair with Truth 87 pages, 188 Kb.
    Author: Nirmala,
    A collection of spiritual poetry written from the heart by Nirmala, who is a spiritual teacher in the nondual Advaita tradition. This spiritual poetry attempts to capture the undying presence of love in all of its forms. Let your soul be deeply touched by the Rumi-like words of a lover drunk with passion for the truth.
    Source: Get Free eBooks,


  118. Glossary Of Buddhist Terms 21 pages, 185 Kb.
    Author: Naljor Prison Dharma Service,
    A collection of glossary and terms on Buddhism.
    Source: Naljor Prison Dharma Service,


  119. Glossary Of Japanese Buddhism 01 30 pages, 486 Kb.
    Author: ?,
    A collection of glossary and terms on Buddhism in Japan.
    Source: Get Free eBooks,


  120. Good, Evil & Beyond 134 Pages, 1050 Kb.
    Author: Bhikkhu P.A. Payutto, Subtitle: Kamma in the Buddha's Teachings Category: Theravada Buddhist Text
    For the modern Westerner, the teaching of kamma offers a path of practice based not on fear of a higher authority, nor dogma, but rather founded on a clear understanding of the natural law of cause and effect as it relates to human behaviour. It is a teaching to be not so much believed as understood and seen in operation.
    Source: Buddha Net


  121. Good Question Good Answer 68 Pages, 1523 Kb.
    Author: Ven. S Dhammika, General Buddhism
    This is a very popular book on questions and answers on basic Buddhism. Read the answers to questions that people often ask about the Buddha's Teachings with Venerable S. Dhammika. The book covers topics such as What is Buddhism? Basic Buddhist Concepts, Buddhism and the god Idea, The Five Precepts, Rebirth, Meditation, Wisdom and Compassion, Vegetarianism, Good Luck and Fate and Becoming a Buddhist
    Source: Buddha Net


  122. Guided Meditation For Primary Students 24 pages, 431 Kb.
    Author: BuddhaNet's Buddhist Studies For Schools. Category: Buddhist Meditation
    This is a series of guided meditations with instruction for teachers for primary students. This file is part of BuddhaNet's Buddhist Studies for Schools. It has seven guided meditations for students, with detailed instructions for teachers.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  123. Guide To Tipitaka,
    Author: U KO Lay, Category: Buddhism Text
    Guide To Tipitaka Large 156 Pages, 633 Kb.
    Guide To Tipitaka Print Version 156 Pages, 633 Kb.
    The Guide to the Tipitaka is an outline of the Pali Buddhist Canonical Scriptures of Theravada Buddhism from Burma. This is a unique work, as it is probably the only material that deals in outline with the whole of the Pali Buddhist Tipitaka. The Tipitaka includes all the teachings of the Buddha, grouped into three divisions: the Soutane Patch, or general discourses; the Vane Patch, or moral code for monks and nuns; and the Abhidhamma Pitaka, or philosophical teachings. An excellent reference work which gives an overview of the Pali Buddhist texts.
    Source: Buddhanet


  124. Guide To Vipassana 36 Pages, 265 Kb.
    Author: Mahasi Sayadaw, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    This text by Mahasi Sayadaw explains the concept and practice of Vipassana – a basic, yet extremely hard to master, technique of self-confrontation. To understand Vipassana in a broader perspective you might want to consult the book: ‘Mastering the core teachings of the Buddha’.
    Source: Holy Books


  125. Handbook For Mankind 136 pages, 336 Kb.
    Author: Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, General Buddhism. The Principles of Buddhism explained by Buddhadasa, Bhikkhu. As a guide for newcomers to the Buddha Dhamma (the Truth which the Buddha awakened to and subsequently taught), this book is an invaluable guide. In it are contained the essential teachings of Buddhism. The Handbook is especially useful for those who approach the Buddha's teaching not as a subject for scholarly study but as a means to understand and ennoble their lives. It includes chapters on 'Looking at Buddhism' and the 'True Nature of Things'.
    Source: Buddha Net


  126. Haunting The Buddha 241 pages, 3517 Kb.
    Author: Robert DeCarlori, Subtitle: Indian Popular Religions and the Formation of Buddhism, Publish Place: New York Publisher: Oxford University Press, Publish Year: 2004 When a student is introduced to the art of early Buddhism in a university course, a description of the Buddhist teachings usually precedes any examination of the art. In this summary the student is told how the Buddhist monks separate themselves from society, and practice poverty and chastity while pursuing the independent goal of enlightenment.
    Source: IBC


  127. Hello - With Love & Other Meditations 490 pages, 2512 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Visuddhacara. Category: Buddhist Meditation
    The three most important things in life are love, kindness and wisdom. If we have made these three values the priorities of our life, then our life will have been well-lived. When we die we can only have happiness when we look back and not regrets. Wealth, fame, power, status, worldly success and pleasures — these are insignificant compared to love, kindness and wisdom. Cultivate the latter. If we spend our life cultivating this trio, our birth and life will have been worthwhile; it will not have been in vain. In this booklet, Ven. Visuddhàcàra shares his understanding of this practice of mindfulness and loving-kindness with a view to encourage all of us to walk the path.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  128. History And Culture Of India 27 pages, 2.63 Mb.
    Author: IndiaGovernment, India has a rich and vast history, which has given the country a prominent place among the nations of the world. Its vibrant and varied culture, customs and traditions, world renowed monuments , has enriched the lives of the people dwelling in it.For better understanding it has been divided in to three era , namely Ancient history, Medieval history and Modern history.
    Source: pdfcast


  129. History Of Indian Buddhism 241 pages, 3517 Kb.
    Author: Etienne Lamottei, Subtitle: Fron The Origins To The Saka Era, Publish Place: Louvain-La-Neuve, Publisher: Universite Catholique De Louvain, Institut Orientalist, Louvain-La-Neuve, Publish Year: 1988 Translated from French by Sara Webb-Boin, Étienne Paul Marie Lamotte (1903–1983) was a Belgian priest and Professor of Greek at the Catholic University of Louvain, but was better known as an Indologist and the greatest authority on Buddhism in the West in his time.
    Source: UnrecordedIBC

  130. History Of Japan 26 pages, 247Kb.
    Author: JapanGuide,
    A short history of Japan.
    Source: MNSU Edu & Japan Guide,


  131. Hoofprint Of The Ox Pages 251, 13919 Kb.
    Author: Sheng Yen, Subtitle: Principles of the Chan Buddhist Path. Master Sheng-yen, author of Subtle Wisdom and the head of monasteries in both Taiwan and the United States, has written another inspiring introduction to the Chan Buddhist tradition of China, more familiar to Americans as Zen, its incarnation in Japan.
    Source: IBC


  132. How Buddhism Began 201 pages, 670 Kb.
    Author: Richard Gombrich, Subtitle: The Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings Publish Place: London and New York, Publisher: Routledge, Publish Year: 2005
    Source: IBC


  133. Impact Of Protestant Spirituality Of Hong Kong 306 pages, 1576 Kb.
    Author: Ng Chi Wai, General Theology, Subtitle: And Religious Community On The People (2009)
    While the literature demonstrates that the relationship between religion and well-being is generally positive, detailed information about the context where the religion is based is rarely given. Drawing on multi-dimensional perspectives of spirituality, the present study regards spirituality as an integral dimension of a person’s religious beliefs, practices and experiences within a given context. The manifestation of spirituality can be viewed from personal, interpersonal and social dimensions. The primary objective of the study is to examine whether, how and why the spirituality and religious community of Protestant tradition can affect the well-being of people in the context of Hong Kong. In the first phase of the study, 324 Chinese from four Protestant communities, representing four major kinds of Protestant spirituality, and one non-religious comparison group in Hong Kong were recruited. MANOVA results showed that religious community exerted a significant impact on people’s spirituality and sense of community, which enhance their well-being - manifested in life satisfaction, social trust and civic participation.
    Source: Victoria University Library


  134. Indian Buddhism 616 pages, 28887 Kb.
    Author: AK Warder,: Studies Buddhism of India on the basis of the comparison of all the available original sources in various languages. It uses primarily the established methods of textual criticism. A classic. The author Dr. Warder is Professor Emeritus of Sanskrit at the University of Toronto.
    Source: IBC


  135. Indian Buddhist Thougth Of Persons 321 pages, 964 Kb.
    Author: James Duerliger,: Subtitle: Vasubandhu's "Refutation of the Theory of Self" Publish Place: London, Publisher: Routledge Curzon
    Source: IBC,


  136. Insight Meditation Workshop 158 pages, 590 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Pannyavaro, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    Meditation is the intelligent heart of the Buddha's way; the only criterion is that you should apply it to daily life. The purpose of this meditation course is not to create a system of beliefs, but rather to give guidance on how to see clearly into the nature of the mind. In this way, you can have firsthand understanding of the way things are, without reliance on opinions or theories - a direct experience, which has its own vitality. This course has been prepared with both beginners and experienced practitioners in mind.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  137. Inspiration From Enlightened Nuns 46 Pages, 1773 Kb.
    Author: Susan Elbaum Jootla, Cathegory: Theravada Buddhism, Buddhist Text
    In this booklet we will be exploring poems composed by the arahant bhikkhunis or enlightened Buddhist nuns of old, looking at these poems as springs of inspiration for contemporary Buddhists. From the poems of the enlightened nuns of the Buddha’s time contemporary followers of the Noble Eightfold Path can receive a great deal of instruction, help and encouragement. These verses can assist us in developing morality, concentration and wisdom, the three sections of the path. With their aid we will be able to work more effectively towards eliminating our mental defilements and towards finding lasting peace and happiness.
    Source: Buddha Net


  138. Interview With A Ruesi 9 Pages, 4411 Kb.
    Author: LauraCovington, Category: Spiritulity
    A Reusi, Tevijjo Yogi began his studies with Theravada Buddhism and Traditional Thai Medicine at a very early age, moving into a Buddhist monastery when he was just fifteen years old.!!I am blessed and thankful for Tevijjo Yogi for taking the time to talk to me about this path such that we all may better understand what is a largely unknown practice.
    Source: ancientthaimassage


  139. Introduction To Basic Pathana
    Author: Ashin Janakabhivamsa.. Pages 606, 3602 Kb.
    This is a commentary on the seventh Book of the Abhidhamma: Patthana - "The Book of Causal Relations". Which is the most important and voluminous book of the Abhidhamma Pitaka, by the late renowned Burmese scholar monk, Ashin Janakabhivamsa. (Please note the text is in Burmese script )
    Source: Buddhanet


  140. Intuitive Awareness 190 Pages, 511 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Ajahn Sumedho, General Buddhism
    This book is a small sample of the talks that Ajahn Sumedho offered during the winter retreat of 2001. The aim of the editors in compiling this book has been explicitly to maintain the style and spirit of the spoken word. As Ajahn Sumedho himself commented, "The book is meant to be suggestions of ways to investigate conscious experience. It's not meant to be a didactic treatise on Pali Buddhism."
    Source: Buddhanet


  141. Invitation To Insight Meditation 38 pages, 590 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Visuddhacara, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    This book contains two sections: 1. Invitation to Vipassana and 2. Basic Instructions. In the first part, I have endeavoured to explain: a) the basic principles underlying the Vipassana practice, how it is essentially the observation of physical and mental processes that occur in the body and mind, b) how this observation leads to the understanding of the truths of impermanence, suffering and not-self as taught by the Buddha, c) how the application of mindfulness is required for this observation, d) how the Wisdom of impermanence, etc. is important, making us wiser, stronger, etc. – i.e. how it helps us in our daily life, and shape our whole outlook and attitude towards life, and e) various other aspects of the benefits of mindfulness and living in the present, such as the curtailment of worries and anxieties, improvement in health, concentration and memory http://www.buddhanet.net/ebooks_m.http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/deathless.pdf
    Source: Buddhanet


  142. Japan Its History And Culture 328 Pages, 71020 Kb.
    Author: W Scott Morton, History, Subtitle: 3rd. Edition.
    An ideal one volume introduction to the History and Cultures of Japan, streaching from its earliest known civilization of about 3000 BC to the present. Written in a narrative form, it traces the many aspects of Japanese Art, Religion, the Imperal Court, Militarism, race, geography and agriculture, and carefully analizes the reach social, political, and economic life of Asia's wealtistest nation.
    Source: The Japan Foundation Library,


  143. Jinakalamlipakaranam 138 pages, 3517 Kb.
    Author: Ratanapanna Thera, Subtitle: The Sheaf of Garland of the Epochs of the Conqueror. 1968, Published for Pali Text Society, Place Published: London, Translated from Thai by NA Jayawickrama, Professor and Head of Department, Department of Pali and BuddhistCivilization, University of Ceylon.
    Source: IBC


  144. Karmasiddhiprakarana, 135 pages, 4665 Kb
    Author: Lamotte, Pruden, 1987,
    This book on "The Treatise on Action" by Vasubandhu, bring out of obscurity a small work, long lost to view, of the great acdrya Vasubandhu.
    Source: IBC,


  145. Kathina 102 Pages, 2250 Kb.
    Author: Aggacitta Bhikkhu, Subtitle: Then and Now Category: Theravada Buddhist Text
    The kathina ceremony is now an internationally established celebration where the Sangha and the laity meet to participate in mutually rewarding, meritorious activities. Throughout the centuries, the way of carrying out the ceremony has changed with local interpretations, practices and customs. How much has deviated from the original scriptural tradition — how much is in accordance with the scriptures and how much is mere invention? In this booklet, Venerable Aggacitta Bhikkhu combines his scriptural knowledge and practical experience to scrutinise the kathina ceremony through two articles: The Scriptural Tradition of Kathina; Kathina Benefits — Illusion, Delusion and Resolution.
    Source: Buddha Net


  146. Keeping the Breath in Mind & Lessons in Samadhi 104 pages, 1259 Kb.
    Author: Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    This is a 'how to' book. It teaches the liberation of the mind, not as a mind-boggling theory, but as a very basic skill that starts with keeping the breath in mind. The teachings here are drawn from the works of Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo (1906-61), one of Thailand's most renowned teachers of Buddhist meditation practices. Ajaan Lee was a forest monk - one who prefers to live in the seclusion of the forest and makes his meditation the central theme of his practice - so his teachings grow out of personal, practical experience, although he also makes a point of relating them to standard Buddhist doctrine.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  147. Knowing And Seeing 310 pages, 2908 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Pa-Auk Sayadaw.. Category: Buddhist Meditation
    Talks and Questions and Answers at a meditation retreat in Taiwan by Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw. This book details two approaches to insight meditation, namely, "tranquility and insight" and "bare-insight" meditation. These two methods are essentially identical, starting from four-elements meditation and continuing into insight meditation. In this book the reader has an explanation of the classic instructions for both methods. The talks in this book were given by the Sayadaw (teacher), from Pa-Auk, Mawlamyine, Myanmar, while he conducted a two-month meditation retreat at Yi-Tung Temple, Sing Choo City, Taiwan.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  148. Lam Rim In 12 Parts, 293 pages, 1586 Kb
    Author: Ven Wei Wu,
    This is the powerpoint presentation for a series of Dharma talk to Than Hsiang staff and devotees in Chinese and English by Ven Wei Wu
    Source: Ven Wei Wu,


  149. Lam Rim Meditation, 5 pages, 112 Kb
    Author: Lama Zopa Rinpoche, 1999, Subtitle: Lam Rim Daily Practice
    There are various different lam-rim prayers: The Three Principle Aspects of the Path, Foundation of All Good Qualities, and Hymns of Spiritual Experience are all by Lama Tsong Khapa. There is also Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo's long version of Calling the Guru from Afar. You can also meditate on any other prayers that contain the essence of the whole path to enlightenment.
  150. Source: FPMT International,

  151. Lam Rim Outlines, 5 pages, 112 Kb
    Author: Karin Valham, Subtitle: Meditation Guide
    Lamrim (Tibetan: "stages of the path") is a Tibetan Buddhist textual form for presenting the stages in the complete path to enlightenment as taught by the great Tsongkhapa.
    Source: Buddhanet,


  152. Lam Rim Teachings,
    Author: Gelek Rinpoche, 1991,
    This book on "The Path To Enlightenment" by Tsong-kha-pa (1357-1419), is based on an on going course by Gelek Rinpoche and tested since 1987.
    Source: TWW Lam Rim Study Group,


  153. Lankavatara Sutta From A Buddhist Bible, 38 pages, 120 Kb
    Author: Dwight Goddard, Mahayana Buddhism
    Dwight Goddard's collection of Buddhist Sutras and related texts, first published in 1932, is available in paperback with introductions by Robert Aitken and Houston Smith. The importance of this book lies in its role in the development of American Buddhism as well as, of course, in the texts themselves. Dwight Goddard, according to Aitken's introduction, was an enigmatic figure with training first as an engineer (where he became wealthy as a result of an invention) and as a Christian minister. In the latter role, he travelled to the East and became interested in Eastern Religions - a seeker in the true sense of the term. In the 1930s, while in his 60s he produced this collection of texts, many of which he translated himself, which give a broad view of the nature of the teachings of Buddhist schools. The book helped teach Buddhism to Americans beginning in the 1930s. Source: kaladarshan,


  154. Lessons In Abhidhamma, 98 pages, 1076 Kb
    Author: Bhikkhu Subhuti , Abhidhamma
    Abhidhamma is a complex subject. You need to learn all of the pieces to the puzzle and then eventually make sense of it as a complete mind/matter/kamma system.
    Source: withmetta.net,


  155. Liao-Fan's Four Lessons, 172 pages, 1026 Kb
    Author: Liao Fan Yuann , General Buddhism
    Liao-Fan Yuan originally wrote Liao-Fan’s Four Lessons in the sixteenth century in China. The book was intended to teach his son, Tian-Chi Yuan, how to recognize the true face of destiny, tell good from bad, correct one’s faults and practice kind deeds. It also provided living proof of the rewards and outcomes of people who practiced kind deeds and cultivated virtue and humility. Relating from his own experience at changing destiny, Mr. Yuan himself was a living embodiment of his teachings.
    Source: FPMT International,


  156. Living Meditation, Living Insight 107 pages, 1270 Kb.
    Author: Dr. Thynn Thynn, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    The Path of Mindfulness in Daily Life. I wrote this book to encourage practitioners learning to meditate in daily life. In this sense, the articles are presented as a "hands-on" or, more accurately, a "minds-on" training manual. Although I discuss meditation in general, the real focus is on how the Dhamma brings us into spontaneous, wholesome and creative living. My objective in presenting the articles is to help the aspirant build up a solid foundation of mindfulness as a way of life rather than as a practice separated from daily living - Dr. Thynn Thynn.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  157. Lord Atisha's Life and Works 107 pages, 1270 Kb.
    Author: Category: Tibetan Buddhism
    Lord Atisha, the eleventh-century Indian Buddhist scholar and saint, came to Tibet at the invitation of the king of Western Tibet, Lha Lama Yeshe Snd his nephew Jangchub. Lord Atisha's most celebrated text, entitled Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, sets forth the entire Buddhist path within the framework of three levels of motivation on the part of the practitioner. Atisha's text thus became the source of the Lam Rim tradition, or graduated stages of the path to enlightenment, an approach to spiritual practice incorporated within all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Source: Lam Rim Com,


  158. Loving Kindness Meditation 99 pages, 21 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Sujiva, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    Loving-kindness Meditation or Metta Bhavana and other Sublime States by Ven. Sujiva is a clear and comprehensive step-by-step explanation of the systematic practice. It is based on the Visuddhimagga or The Path of Purification by Buddhagosha. The texts describe metta as characterised by promoting the aspect of welfare. Amity, goodwill, friendliness and loving-kindness are some words used to describe this mental state. There is no better way to know it than to study it as it occurs in one's own and others' minds. It is a totally unselfish and pure state of mind that brings profit to oneself and others now and hereafter.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  159. MA Academic Regulations 423 pages, 83 Kb.
    Author: International Buddhist College 2010 Regulations for the taking of the Course at the International Buddhist College.
    Source: IBC


  160. Mahaprajnaparamitasastra,
    Author: Etienne Lamottei, Subtitle: The Treatise on the Great Virtue of Wisdom of Nargarjuna (Mahaprajnaparamitasastra), Da zhi du lun, 大智度論, Publish Place: Louvain-La-Neuve, Publisher: Universite Catholique De Louvain, Institut Orientalist, Louvain-La-Neuve, Publish Year: Translated from French by Gelongma Karma Migme Chodron, Unfortunately, Lamottei died before having a chance to finish this classic works.
    Source: GampoabbeyIBC


  161. Maha Satipatthana Sutta Versions 1, 2,
    Author: U Jotika & U Dhamminda, Category: Buddhist Texts
    Maha Satipatthana Sutta (Long Version) 380 pages, 1099 Kb.
    Maha Satipatthana Sutta (Short Version) 72 pages, 1099 Kb.
    Practise in accordance with this Mahasatipatthana Sutta so that you can see why it is acknowledged as the most important Sutta that the Buddha taught. Try to practise all the different sections from time to time as they are all useful, but in the beginning start with something simple such as being mindful while walking, or the mindfulness of in and out breathing. Then as you practise these you will be able to practise the other sections contained within this Sutta and you will find that all the four satipatthanas can be practised concurrently. A Sutta should be read again and again as you will tend to forget its message. The message here in this Sutta is that you should be mindful of whatever is occurring in the body and mind, whether it be good or bad, and thus you will become aware that all conditioned phenomena are impermanent, unsatisfactory and not self.
    Source: Buddhanet


  162. Mahayana Lankavatara Sutta, 205 pages, 1076 Kb
    Author: Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, Mahayana Buddhism
    Suzuki's translation of this important Sutra has stood the test of time. It has seen numerous reprints since its first edition in 1932 - and, so far as I know, it hasn't been equalled. It occupies a paradoxical role in the Ch'an/Zen schools because - according to tradition, it was transmitted to China alongside the 'wordless doctrine' - that direct transmission of mind-to-mind, which 'does not rely upon words and letters.' Bodhidharma is said to have advocated this sutra as a means to 'seal' the minds of those who took up the Ch'an/Zen path. Another strand ]of tradition in China, held that Gunabhadra introduced the 'Lanka' text - and constituted the first Father of Ch'an/Zen. Be that as it may, the title of Master Wu-men's kung-an (koan)collection - 'The Pass with no Gate' (Wu Men K'uan/Mumonkan)has obvious resonance with the message of the Lanka text, declaring that the 'gate of Dharma is no (fixed) gate.'
    Source: kaladarshan


  163. Mahayana Mahaparinibbana Sutra 584 pages, 2584 Kb.
    Author: Kosho Yamamoto, translator into English from Dharmakshema's Chinese Version (Taisho Tripikaka Vol 12 No.374), 1973. Edited, revised and copyright by Dr. Tony Page, 2007.
    Source: Shabkar


  164. Mahayana Nirvana Sutra, on Vegeterianism, 2 pages, 113 Kb.
    Author: Kosho Yamamoto, translator into English from Dharmakshema's Chinese Version (Taisho Tripikaka Vol 12 No.374), 1973. Edited, revised and copyright by Dr. Tony Page, 2007. This is the Chapter seven of the Mahayana Mahaparinibbana Sutra. Buddha's Final Teaching on Avoiding Meat & Fish
    Source: Shabkar


  165. Mahayana Samgraha Volume II 471 pages, 3517 Kb.
    Author: Etienne Lamottei, Subtitle: , Publish Place: Louvain-La-Neuve, Publisher: Universite Catholique De Louvain, Institut Orientalist, Louvain-La-Neuve, Publish Year: 1939 Translated from French by Gelongma Karma Migme Chodron, Published in the North-West India in the 4th Century CE. the MahayanaSamgraha which constitutes the charter of Idealist Buddhism (Vijnavada) professed by the Mahayana school of Yogacara, is the work of Asanga, son of a brahmin of Punusapura (Peshawar), who was a monk in the Sarvastivadin order before going over to the Mahayana. this work of which Vasubandhu, Asanga's brother obtained a copy, had not come down to us in the original Indian, but transmitted in a number of Chinese and Tibetan versionsLamotte was inspired to attempt a french translation which appeared towards the end of 1939.
    Source: GampoabbeyIBC


  166. Mastering The Core Teachings Of The Buddha 392 pages, 1395 Kb.
    Author: Daniel M. Ingram. Category: Buddhism
    This book is for those who really want to master the core teachings of the Buddha and who are willing to put in the time and effort required. It is also for those who are tired of having to decipher the code of modern and ancient dharma books, as it is designed to be honest, explicit, straightforward and rigorously technical. Like many of the commentaries on the Pali Canon, 2008 version
    Source: Holy Books,

  167. Metta Bhavana, Loving-kindness Meditation 72 pages, 1681 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Dhammarakkhita. Category: Buddhist Meditation
    This is short explanation on how to practise Metta Bhavana or Loving-kindness Meditation given as a three-day weekend retreat at Dhammodaya Meditation Centre in Nakhon Pathom in Thailand, by an Australian monk, Ven. Dhammarakkhita (Jeff Oliver).
    Source: Buddhanet

  168. Mindfulness: The Path Of The Deathless 58 pages, 385 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Ajahn Sumedho., Category: Buddhist Meditation
    The aim of this book is to provide a clear instruction in and reflection on Buddhist meditation as taught by Ajahn Sumedho, a bhikkhu (monk) of the Theravadin tradition. It has been edited from talks Ajahn Sumedho has given to meditators as a practical approach to the wisdom of Buddhism. This wisdom is otherwise known as Dhamma or 'the way things are'. It is a step-by-step manual on the practice of meditation. http://www.buddhanet.net/ebooks_m.http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/deathless.pdf
    Source: Buddhanet

  169. Mindfulness of Breathing & Four Elements Meditation 98 pages, 1040 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Pa-Auk Sayadaw.. Category: Buddhist Meditation
    This book contains the instructions for mindfulness-of-breathing meditation, the four-elements meditation, and the subsequent detailed discernment of materiality. The last section of this book covers some of the relevant theory. Several pages have been added by the Sayadaw covering the balancing of the five controlling faculties and seven factors of enlightenment. There is also the addition of his explanation of the difference between the experience of Nibbàna and the experience of life-continuum (bhavanga).
    Source: Buddha Net,

  170. Mūlamadhyamakakārikā Of Nagarjuna 423 pages, 14069 Kb.
    Author: David J Kalupahana, Subtopic: The Philosophy of the MiddleWay, Publish Place: Delhi Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass, Publish Year: 1991 Nagarjuna was not a Mahayanist and presents a completely new hypothesis about the nature of the treatise. Kalupahana argues that Nagarjuna's main work is actually a grand commentary on the Buddha's Discourse to Katyayana, the Kaccayanaqotta sutta. The concluding part of the introduction compares the teaching of the Buddha and Nagarjuna in regard to epistemology, ontology, ethics and philosophy of language indicating how the latter was making a determined attempt to reconstruct the Buddha's teachings in a very faithful manner, avoiding the substantialist metaphysics of the scholastics.
    Source: IBC

  171. Nagarjuna’s Middle Way 154 pages, 534 Kb.
    Author: Jonah Winters, Subtopic: Thinking in Buddhism, Publish Place: Delhi Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass, Publish Year: 1994 Academic thesis on early Buddhism, the historical context of Nagarjuna, Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika, and the Philosophy of Madhyamika.
    Source: bahai-library

  172. Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism 86 Pages, 560 Kb.
    Author: GerardTAitken, Subtitle: How to Practice it Independently, Category: Mahayana Buddhism, Buddhist Text, Japanese Buddhism
    This document is designed to give those interested in Nichiren Buddhism everything they need to practice, all in one place. Both theory and actual practice are described thoroughly and concisely. With what is in this document, you can practice Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism independently, without belonging to any of the sectarian organizations.
    Source: Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism

  173. No Inner Core: An Introduction to the Doctrine of Anatta 70 Pages, 886 Kb.
    Author: Sayadaw U Silananda, Cathegory: Theravada Buddhism, Buddhist Text
    Anattà is a Pàli word consisting of a negative prefix, ‘an’ meaning not, plus atta, soul, and is most literally translated as no-soul. The word atta, however, has a wide range of meanings, and some of those meanings cross over into the fields of psychology, philosophy, and everyday terminology, as, for example, when atta can mean self, being, ego, and personality. Therefore, we will examine and elucidate the wide range of meanings which atta can signify in order to determine exactly what the Buddha denied when He proclaimed that He teaches anattà, that is, when He denied the existence of atta. We will examine both Buddhist and non-Buddhist definitions of the term soul, and we will also examine modern definitions of terms such as ego and self.
    Source: Buddha Net

  174. Notes On The Dates Of The Buddha Sakyamuni 4 pages, 148 Kb.
    Author: Harvard, Buddhology
    This notes discuses the differences and controvocies of dates of the Buddha
    Source: Harvard

  175. Now Is The Knowing 54 pages, 148 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Ajahn Sumedho, General Buddhism
    This small book represents the wish of some of those fortunate enough to have received Dhamma teachings from Venerable Ajahn Sumedho to share them with others. The first section describes what taking the Three Refuges in the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha means; and the second section is composed of passages from three or four different talks on the subject of Mindfulness of Breathing. Lastly, the book discusses happiness, unhappiness and Nibanna.
    Source: Buddha Net

  176. One Foot In The World, 56 pages, 1010 Kb.
    Author: Lily de Silva, General Buddhism
    While walking along the path to liberation a Buddhist has to live in the world and deal with the conditions of worldly existence. This problem is likely to be felt especially acutely by the lay Buddhist, who may find that the demands and attractions of secular life tend to pull him or her away from the path to deliverance. However, the Buddha was not unaware of or unconcerned about this dilemma confronted by his lay disciples, but gave it his careful attention. He taught his lay followers how to organize lay life in accordance with the ethical principles of the Dhamma and how to lead successful lay lives without deviating from the path of rectitude.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  177. Only We Can Help Ourselves, 42 pages, 1002 Kb.
    Author: Venerable Dhammavuddho Thero, General Buddhism
    Kamma is an interesting subject because it concerns everyone and there are many different aspects of it. There are many natural laws that govern our lives but the most important is the law of kamma-vipaka. In a discourse (A.N. 6.63) the Buddha said, Intention, monks, is kamma I say. Having willed, one acts through body, speech and mind. This means that intentional action is kamma, and vipaka is the result or effects of it. The result may ripen immediately, later in this life or in a future life.
    Source: Buddhanet,


  178. On The Path To Freedom 550 pages, 2371 Kb.
    Author: Sayadaw U Pandita, General Buddhism. On The Path to Freedom - a mind of wise discernment and openness - by Burmese Meditation Master, Sayadaw U Pandita. This is a compilation of Dhamma discourses to foreign meditators at the Mahasi Meditation Centre, Rangoon, Myanmar, who came to practise under him in Yangon (formerly Rangoon) between August 1986 to March 1987. Translated from Myanmar by the late Mya Thaung.
    Source: Buddhanet


  179. Ordination Procedure 150 pages, 1890 Kb.
    Author: Somdet Phra Sangharàja Pussadeva, PaliEnglish, Category: Buddhist Texts
    Ordination Procedure, was composed by Somdet Phra Sangharàja Pussadeva of Wat Ràjapratisñhasthita Mahàsãmàràma. His Eminence reformed some of the text and procedure for Pabbajjà and Upasampadà from the original text. The method of Pabbajjà (Going-forth) and Upasampadà (Acceptance) in the Southern School (that is, Theravàda) uses the original Magadha (Pàli) language
    Source: Buddhanet

  180. Orthodox Theravada Perspective 8 pages, 208 Kb.
    Author:
    Rob Moult,
    Understanding Death & Beyond Part 2: Buddhist Interpretations of Phenomena Covered in Part 1 Session 1: Buddhist Perspectives 1 Perspective of Orthodox Theravāda by Rob Moult for Closer-to-Reality Conference (C2RC) 2008 An attempt to connect real life experiences with Buddhist scriptural understanding 27-29 December, 2008 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
    Source: Closer to Reality Conference, 2008,


  181. Pali English Dictionary 1358 Pages, 9439 Kb.
    Author: Rhys Davids, Theravada Buddhism
    This work is essentially preliminary. There is a large number of words of which we do not know the derivation. There is a still larger number of which the derivation does not give the meaning, but rather the reverse. It is so in every living language. Who could guess, from the derivation, the complicated meaning of such words as ʻconscienceʼ, ʻemotionʼ, ʻdispositionʼ? The derivation would be as likely to mislead as to guide. We have made much progress. No one needs now to use the one English word ʻdesireʼ as a translation of sixteen distinct Pali words, no one of which means precisely desire.
    Source: Pali Text Society


  182. Pali Text Society Journal 1886 Vol-II
    Source: Pali Text Society


  183. Philosophy Of The Buddha 243 pages, 3170 Kb.
    Author: Christopher W. Gowans, Publish Place: New York, Publisher: Routledge, Publish Year: 2003, A philosophical introduction to the teaching of the Buddha. It carefully guides readers through the basic ideas and practices of the Buddha, including kamma (karma), rebirth, the not-self doctrine, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, ethics, meditation, nonattachment, and Nibbana (Nirvana).
    Source: IBC


  184. Phra Buddha Dhammacakra 76 pages, 3064 Kb.
    Author: Wat Phra Rama, General Buddhism
    This is an account of the process of casting a Buddha statue: a case study of the making of Phra Buddha Dhammacakra. The process of casting explained and illustrated. An Introduction of Buddhism. Rudiments of Mental-collectiveness. Dhammacakra Mudra: the meaning. Chanting for the Phra Buddha Dhammacakra. The placement and inauguration ceremony of the Phra Buddha statue.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  185. Practical Vipassana Exercises 146 pages, 182 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    The late Mahasi Sayadaw was responsible for the modern revival of Vipassana or Insight meditation in Myanmar (Burma). This text is his basic instruction on the practice: the preparatory stages with a series of basic exercises. Part two, deals with the deals with the progressive practice and the practical vipassana exercises. The appendix explains the techniques involved in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition
    Source: Buddha Net,


  186. Practising Dhamma 204 pages, 1672 Kb.
    Author: Radhika Abeysekera, Subtitle: with a View to Nibbana, Category: Buddhist Texts
    Radhika Abeysekera began teaching and writing books on the Dhamma to help reintroduce Buddhism to immigrants in non-Buddhist countries. The books are designed in such a manner that a parent or educator can use them to teach Buddhism to a child. Mrs. Abeysekera feels strongly that parents should first study and practise the Dhamma to the best of their ability to obtain maximum benefits, because what you do not possess you cannot give to your child. The books were also designed to foster understanding of the Dhamma among non-Buddhists, so that there can be peace and harmony through understanding and respect for the philosophies and faiths of others.
    Source: Buddhanet,


  187. Preactical Grammar Of The Pali Language 182 Pages, 479 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Chas Durioselle, Subtitle: Pali Studies, Theravada Buddhism, Buddhist Text
    Most introductory Pali grammar books consist of lessons that teach the elements of the language in stages, but because of that they are also very difficult to use as a reference when you need to look up a noun's declension, or a verb's conjugation. Because of its practical and comprehensive coverage of the elements of the Pali language in complete chapters, this book is a very useful reference. It was not written for linguistics experts, but for students with little experience studying Pali grammar.
    Source: Buddhanet


  188. Preparing For Death 66 pages, 199 Kb.
    Author: Sangye Khadro, Subtitle: And Helping The Dying , General Buddhism
    This booklet is based on material used during a seminar that I have taught in Singapore and elsewhere, entitled “Preparing for Death and Helping the Dying.” This seminar answers a genuine need in today’s world, as expressed by one participant: “I am interested to know more about death and how to help dying people, but it’s very difficult to find anyone willing to talk about these things.” The material for the seminar is taken mainly from two sources: traditional Buddhist teachings, and contemporary writings in the field of caring for the dying. This booklet is meant as a brief introduction to the subject rather than a detailed explanation.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  189. Psychoanalysis And Buddhism 456 pages, 22785 Kb.
    Author: Jeremy Safran, Subtitle: An Unfolding Dialogue, Psychoanalysis and Buddhism pairs Buddhist psychotherapists together with leading figures in psychoanalysis who have a general interest in the role of spirituality in psychology. The resulting essays present an illuminating discourse on these two disciplines and how they intersect. This landmark book challenges traditional thoughts on psychoanalysis and Buddhism and propels them to a higher level of understanding.
    Source: IBC


  190. Quantum Buddhism 68 Pages, 856 Kb.
    Author: François Lépine, Subtitle: Awakening to the Great Field
    Quantum Buddhism aims at providing a set of tools to develop a scientific-spiritual approach to the world, unburdened by traditional cultural ritualistic and dogmatic weight, where development of the self prevails to become a conscious scientific instrument. Along reading this book, you will learn a good basis of theory and application of this technique on transcending the human senses to perceive the spiritual world. The Unified Quantum Field is for science what the Supreme Consciousness is for spirituality. Each wave function of the multi-dimensional quantum field is a thought of the highest nature in the Supreme Consciousness. Each of these supreme thoughts comprises the whole of an experience of life. Every parameter of a human thought, a signal in the nervous system, an action, an interaction, a sensation and the awareness of the experience is a single equation resumed as a quantum wave function that is self-contained within all its parameters. Everything is ONE.
    Source: Get Free eBooks & Rapid Share


  191. Radiance 49 Pages, 286 Kb.
    Author: Gina Lake, Subtitle: Experiencing Divine Presence
    This book shows you how to experience the divine in the world in simple ways by being very present. This is the effect it had on one reader: “Your words are of great joy to me and very comforting. I’m still sending Radiance to everyone! It was a total ‘aha’ for me. It was like: ‘yes, yes, true, true.’ I cried all through it, and it took me over a week to read it. I can read 65 pages in an hour mostly, but my heart expanded too much, and I thought it would burst.”
    Source: Get Free eBooks


  192. Reading The Mind 42 pages, 890 Kb.
    Author: K Khao Suan Luang, General Buddhism
    These are insightful teachings by a Lay Thai women teacher, Kee Nanayon (1901-1978); who established a Dhamma centre, Khao-Suan-Luang in 1945. Upasika Kee attracted Dhamma students, and residents came to include both female lay devotees and white-robed nuns. These Dhamma talks were mainly given to the women who stayed at her centre to practice meditation. After listening with calm and centred mind, they would all sit in meditation together.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  193. Ruesi Dat Ton 10 pages, 125 Kb.
    Author: David Wells, Spiritulity
    Reusi Dat Ton is a little known aspect of traditional Thai healing and culture. It consists of: breathing exercises, self-massage, acupressure, dynamic exercises, poses, mantras, visualization and meditation. “Reusi” in Thai, from the Sanskrit Rishi, is an Ascetic Yogi or Hermit. “Dat” means to stretch, adjust or train. “Ton” is a classifier used for a Reusi and also means oneself. So “Reusi Dat Ton” means the Hermit’s or Yogi’s self-stretching or self-adjusting exercises.
    Source: ancientthaimassage,


  194. Sak Yant ThaiMagical Buddhist Tatoos 133 pages, 11122 Kb.
    Author: Angela Marie May, Category: Spiritulity.
    Sak Yant Buddhist Temple Tattoos, Sacred Yantra made by Buddhist monks, Brahmin Masters and Ruesi Sages, Kata Khom, Magic Amulets.Sak Yant – Thai Sacred Geometry (Yant/Yantra) tattooed in the skin. Sak Yant is an Ancient magical practice of Sacred Geometry, using Buddhist, Brahman and Animist imagery and magical incantations (Kata), written in Khom (Ancient script used to write Pali Sanskrit).
    Source: sak-yant.com,


  195. Sangarava Sutta (MN100,10.9) 133 pages, 11122 Kb.
    Author: Piya Tan, Buddhist Sutta, Subtitle: Do gods exist?
    In our sutta, Sangārava,2 a learned brahmin youth (mānava) of Canala,kappa,3 very likely the same learned brahmin youth of the (Navaranā) Sagārava Sutta (S 46.55).4 Buddhaghosa says that Sangārava was the youngest of the Sangārava brothers of Dhānañjān‘s husband (MA.2:808). One day, Sagārava sees the brahminee Dhānañjān (his sister-in-law), who having stumbled and fallen down, exclaims three times, “Homage to the Buddha, the arhat, the perfect self-awakened one!” He faults her for extolling a shaveling monk in this manner. However, when she tells him of the Buddha’s marvellous qualities, he feels a desire to meet him.
    Source: suttacentral,


  196. Sarvastivada Buddhist Scholasticism -Part 1 & 2
    Author: C. Willemen, B. Dessein & Collett Cox
    This volume deals with the Sarvastivada school of Buddhism, the major philosophical school of Hinayana. First a general outline is given of the school's origin in the (Indian) Buddhist synods. Part one ends with a general survey of Sarvastivada literature. In the actual corpus the philosophical texts of Sarvastivada are treated in detail. The organization of the work follows the geographical spread of Sarvastivada.
    Source: IBC,


  197. Scientific Acceptability Of Rebirth 43 pages, 258 Kb.
    Author: Dr. Granville Dharmawardena, General Buddhism
    Dr. Dharmawardena points out that the reason why classical science cannot explain rebirth is due to inherent limitations in classical science. Modern science has transcended these limitations, and therefore rebirth is within the scope of modern science. Modern science accepts rebirth as a scientifically acceptable phenomenon through the same tests used to prove scientific acceptability of generally accepted modern science phenomena.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  198. Seeding the Heart 14 pages, 80 Kb.
    Author: Gregory Kramer.. Category: Buddhist Meditation
    Loving-kindness Meditation with Children. The practice of loving-kindness, or metta, can be done in one of two ways: either in intensive prolonged meditation to develop deep states of concentration, or in daily life at any time one meets with people and animals or thinks about them. To learn about the radiating of metta to all beings with children, we have to tap into the store of knowledge accumulated by lay people and parents. It must be knowledge which has grown out of years of living and loving with children and young adults. Gregory Kramer, father of three boys, shows us here with what subtle but precise adjustments in the standard practice of loving-kindness he was able to anchor it in the lives of his children.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  199. Settling Back Into The Moment 14 pages, 4366 Kb.
    Author: Joseph Goldstein. Category: Buddhist Meditation
    A selection of verses from the book 'Experience of Insight' , by Joseph Goldstein. This book belongs to a different genre, not a book in the sense of having a beginning and an end. It is a compilation of excerpts that stand alone in meaning whichever way your finger may flip open the page. Readers are strongly encouraged to read Joseph Goldstein's "Experience of Insight - a simple and direct guide to Buddhist Meditation" (Published by Shambala Publications, Inc.) from whose book this compilation is attributed.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  200. Shapers Of Japanese Buddhism 390 pages, 63604 Kb.
    Editors: Yusen Kashiwahara, Koyu Sonoda, Japanese Buddhism
    More than thirteen Centuries of clergy, laity, and social conditionsinteracted to mould Japan's Buddhism. Today's resulting characteristics, which distinguish it from the mainland sources, include a proliferation of independent sects, emphasis on religion for lay members, and de-emphasis of clerical codes. The 20 main biographies and 75 sketches presented in this book span the sixth through twentieth cebturies.
    Source: The Japan Foundation Library,


  201. Sigalovada Sutta - Illustrated 380 pages, 2620 Kb.
    Author: Ven. K. Dhammasiri, Category: Buddhist Texts
    The Sigalovada in Pictures. A Pictorial presentation of the Buddha's advice to the layman, Sigala on the duties of the householder. Compiled by Venerable K. Dhammasiri. Artwork by K. W. Janaranjana.
    Source: Buddha Net


  202. Snow In The Summer 105 pages, 397 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Sayadaw U Jotika, General Buddhism
    This book is a compilation of extracts from letters written by Sayadaw U Jotika, a Burmese Buddhist monk, to his Western students ten to fifteen years ago. These letters have been collated under the topics indicated by these chapter headings: Mind, Mindfulness and Meditation; Solitude; Parental Love and Guidance; Life, Living and Death; Learning and Teaching; Value and Philosophy; Friendship, Relationships and Loving-kindness.
    Source: Buddha Net


  203. Sri Lankan Monasteries-Laypeople 7 pages, 76 Kb.
    Author: , Category: Buddhist Meditation
    Information about Meditation Centres and other important places in Sri Lanka for visiting Western Buddhist lay practitioners. Also Information about Meditation Centers, Forest Monasteries, and other important places in Sri Lanka for Western bhikkhus and serious lay practitioners. Updated: January 2005.
    Source: Buddha Net,'




  204. Story Of The Buddha 102 pages, 76 Kb.
    Author: Buddha Dharma Education Association, Category: Illustrated Text Book for Buddhist Studies
    Story of the Buddha Illustrated by the Buddha Dharma Education Association. The emphasis is given on the Buddha as an exemplar, his Teaching (Dharma) and application of the Teachings to daily life. It is also a colouring book.
    Source: Buddha Net,'


  205. Surangama Sutra 352 Pages, 1997 Kb.
    Author: Lu Kuan Yu. The Surangama Sutra is a Buddhist scripture. This translation is based on the explanation and commentary written by Master Han Shan of the Ming dynasty after his own enlightenment.
    Source: Buddhanet


  206. Survey of the Teachings of Bodhisattva Manjusri (in Chinese) 11 Pages, 465 Kb.
    Author: Gunabhadra. The Angulimaliya Sutra is a Buddhist scripture belonging to the Tathāgatagarbha class of sūtra, which teach that the Buddha is eternal, that the non-Self and emptiness teachings only apply to the worldly sphere (not the nirvanic), and that the tathagatagarbha (buddha-essence) is real and immanent within all beings and all phenomena. It must not be confused with the Angulimala Sutta, a completely different work included in the Majjhima Nikaya of the Pāli Canon. Gunabhadra 435-443. T. 120, vol. 2, pp. 512b-544b especially pp. 527a-529a, 533,. 535b-536c, 539a-543b.
    Source: NTU

  207. Sutta Nipata 65 Pages, 499 Kb.
    Author: Lesley Fowler & Tamara Ditrich with Primoz Pecenko., Category: Buddhist Text
    The Sutta-nipata is one of the earliest texts of the Pali cannon, coming from the same period as the Dhammapada, before the monastic tradition was strong. It was created by people as they practised and refers to “the wise one”, rather than to monks or nuns. In the present translation, “the wise one” is referred to as female and as male on a roughly equal number of occasions. This translation aims to combine textual precision and a colloquial style. Natural Australian speech rhythms and some idiomatic expressions (skite, for example, is an Australian colloquial word for brag or boast) were chosen to reflect both the popular origins of the text and the audience to whom this translation is directed.
    Source: Buddha Net


  208. Taming The Monkey Mind 146 pages, 1035 Kb.
    Author: Cheng Wei-an. Tr. by Dharma Master Suddhisukha, Subtitle: A Guide To Pure Land Practice, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    This is a guide to Pure Land practice. It deals specifically with the main practice of the Pure Land School - Buddha Recitation - and covers both the noumenal and phenomenal aspects of that practice. The treatise is accompanied by the detailed commentary of an Elder Master of the Zen and Pure Land lineages. Readers not familiar with Pure Land theory may wish to begin with Dr. J.C. Cleary's introduction.
    Source: Buddha Net,

  209. Tao-te Ching 146 pages, 1035 Kb.
    Author: Lao Tzu, Category: Taoism

    Source: Buddha Net,


  210. Teaching And Training 112 pages, 994 Kb.
    Author: Bhikkhu Moneyya.. Category: Buddhist Meditation
    The system of meditation taught at Pa-Auk Forest Monastery in Myanmar is based on the Tipitaka (The Three Baskets, or main divisions, of the Pali Canon) and its commentaries. For clarity, the subject matter in this book has been organized into an outline format, using the three trainings of sila (morality), samadhi (concentration) and pañña (wisdom) as its main headings. The three trainings are then further subdivided into the seven stages of purification, originally described in the “Rathavinita Sutta” (“Relay Chariots Discourse”) of the Majjhima Nikaya and later expounded in the Visuddhimagga (The Path of Purification), a widely respected commentary, compiled by Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa around AD 400. The seven stages of purification provide a step-by-step formula for systematically purifying one’s body (physical actions), speech and mind of defilements in order to realize Nibbana in this lifetime.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  211. The 6 Kinds of Karma-Personalities 3 pages, 1716 Kb.
    Author: Timothy Conway,
    A person's karma-patterns can be graphed, in the manner of a bar-graph. A being with a karmic-personality profile as shown in the graph on the left might be a great artist, scientist, or teacher (e.g., a New Age teacher or Christian televangelist), who still has a bit of neurotic (ghost-like) hankering for greater acclaim. A person with a temperament as analyzed in the graph on the right might be a power-mongering politician or druglord who, despite being afflicted with a strong tendency toward callous exploitation of others, has a relatively strong deva-side to his personality,
    Source: Enlightened-spirituality,


  212. The 31 Planes Of Existance 89 pages, 1716 Kb.
    Author: Ven Suvanno Mahathera, Theravada Buddhism
    The suttas describe the 31distinct "planes" or "realms" of existence into which beings can be reborn during their long wanderings through samsara. These range from the extraordinarily dark, grim, and painful hell realms all the way up to the most sublime, refined and exquisitely blissful heavenly realms. Existence in every realm is impermanent; in the cosmology taught by the Buddha there is no eternal heaven or hell. Beings are born into a particular realm according to both their past kamma and their kamma at the moment of death.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  213. The Amida Sutra 10 pages, 103 Kb.
    Author: Karen Mack, Category: Mahayana Buddhism
    Translated from the Chinese according to the Japanese Pure Land interpretation found in the contemporary Japanese translation of the Jodo Shu Research Institute, published in Kyōka Kenkyū (Journal of Jōdo Shu Edification Studies), No. 14, 2003. Translation by Imperial Edict of the Qin Kumarajiva, Yao-Qin dynasty Dharma Priest of the Tripitaka1
    Source: Acmuller Net,


  214. The Analects Of Confucius 118 pages, 459 Kb.
    Author: AC Muller, Category: Confucianism
    Lunyu (English: Analects) (simplified Chinese: 论语; traditional Chinese: 論語; pinyin: Lún Yǔ), also known as the Analects of Confucius, are considered a record of the words and acts of the central Chinese thinker and philosopher Confucius and his disciples, as well as the discussions they held. Written during the Spring and Autumn Period through the Warring States Period (ca. 475 BCE - 221 BCE), the Analects is the representative work of Confucianism and continues to have a tremendous influence on Chinese and East Asian thought and values today.
    Source: Acmuller Net,


  215. The Analects Of Confucius 157 pages, 433 Kb.
    Author: Confucius, Category: Confucianism
    Lunyu (English: Analects) (simplified Chinese: 论语; traditional Chinese: 論語; pinyin: Lún Yǔ), also known as the Analects of Confucius, are considered a record of the words and acts of the central Chinese thinker and philosopher Confucius and his disciples, as well as the discussions they held. Written during the Spring and Autumn Period through the Warring States Period (ca. 475 BCE - 221 BCE), the Analects is the representative work of Confucianism and continues to have a tremendous influence on Chinese and East Asian thought and values today.
    Source: Manybooks Net,


  216. The Art Of Attention 35 pages, 100 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Pannyavaro, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    This is a handbook on the art of meditative attention or meditating for insight. It deals with the basics of awareness meditation. There is practical instruction on how to do sitting and walking meditation and how to apply awareness in daily activities based on the Insight Meditation (Vipassana) tradition. The purpose of this handbook is to give the beginner to awareness meditation a guide to the basics of the practice, with the emphasis on its practical application to daily life.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  217. The Art Of Living 46 pages, 430 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Master Chin Kung, General Buddhism
    The Art of Living with Ven. Master Chin Kung, a Master of the Pure Land School of Buddhism. The Art of Living has chapters on: The Education of Buddha Shakyamuni, our Original Teacher; The Four Kinds of Buddhism Today; How Homemakers Can Cultivate the Bodhisattva Way in Daily Life, and an excellent Question and Answer section. Included is a glossary and a contact list of Ven. Master Chin Kung's teaching centres around the world.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  218. The Bhikkhuni Patimokkha 326 Pages, 1000 Kb.
    Author: Chatsumarn Kabilsingh, Subtitle: Of the Six Schools, Theravada Buddhism, Buddhist Text
    Dr. Chatsumarn Kabilsingh has translated the monastic rules of Buddhist nuns or the Patimokkha of the Six Schools, which will help us to learn and compare Theravada, Mahasanghika, Mahisasaka, Sarvastivada, Dhamagupta and Mula-Sarvastivada. The study of the patimokkha also provides insight into the historical context from which the rules took place. This translation will also provide valuable material for concerned Buddhist scholars.
    Source: Buddha Net


  219. The Bhikkhus' Rules 331 Pages, 1000 Kb.
    Author: Bhikkhu Ariyesako, Subtitle: Guide for Laypeople, Theravada Buddhism, Buddhist Text
    The Theravadin Buddhist Monk's Rules by compiled and explained by Bhikkhu Ariyesako. This compilation is for anyone interested about bhikkhus and about how to relate to them. Some may think that this lineage follows an overly traditionalist approach but then, it does happen to be the oldest living tradition. A slight caution therefore to anyone completely new to the ways of monasticism, which may appear quite radical for the modern day and age. The best introduction, perhaps essential for a true understanding, is meeting with a practising bhikkhu who should manifest and reflect the peaceful and joyous qualities of the bhikkhu's way of life.
    Source: Buddha Net


  220. The Book Of Protection (Paritta) 138 Pages, 495 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Piyadassi Thera, Category: Buddhist Text
    This is an anthology of selected discourses of the Buddha originally compiled by teachers of the past. The introductory essay is informative and stimulating to the scholar and general reader alike. It is this ancient anthology that has now been translated from the original Pali by Piyadassi, Thera. These discourses have a special appeal not only to Theravada Buddhists but also to Mahayana Buddhists. It is interesting to find in this anthology the simpler side as well as the deeper side of the Buddha's teaching. Apart from their doctrinal value, the selected discourses, when recited, afford a protection against fear, misfortune and ill health.
    Source: Buddha Net


  221. The Buddha And His Disciples 120 Pages, 342 Kb.
    Author: Ven. S. Dhammika, Cathegory: Theravada Buddhism, Buddhist Text
    Taking a different perspective from the usual biographies of the Buddha, the author retells the great man's story using the society of the time as the backdrop and the Buddha's interactions with his contemporaries as the main theme. We discover what the Buddha was like as a person, how he taught and how he changed the lives of all who were blessed enough to come into contact with him.
    Source: Buddha Net


  222. The Buddha And His Teachings 558 pages, 896 Kb.
    Author: Narada Maha Thera. Category: Buddhist Texts
    Many valuable books have been written by Eastern and Western scholars, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, to present the life and teachings of the Buddha to those who are interested in Buddhism. This treatise is another humble attempt made by a member of the Order of the Sangha, based on the Pali Texts, commentaries, and traditions prevailing in Buddhist countries, especially in Sri Lanka. The first part of the book deals with the Life of the Buddha, the second with the Dhamma, the Pali term for His Doctrine.
    Source: Buddha Net


  223. The Buddha Carita Or The Life Of Buddha 185 pages, 765 Kb.
    Author: Asvaghosa, Translated by: Edward B. Cowell, Mahayana Buddhism
    The text and translation of Buddhacarita presented here is for the most part that printed in The Buddhacarita or Life of Buddha by Aèvaghoùa, which was edited and translated by Professor Edward B. Cowell (first published in 1894 [text] & 1895 [translation]
    Source: Holy Books,


  224. The Buddha, His Life and Teachings 92 pages, 481 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Piyadassi., General Buddhism
    This is a comprehensive and authentic book on the Buddha and his Teachings by Piyadassi. The author, Venerable Mahathera Piyadassi is one of the world's most eminent Buddhist monks, a highly revered teacher of great renown, a indefatigable worker for the Buddha Dhamma. "The ages roll by and the Buddha seems not so far away after all; his voice whispers in our ears and tells us not to run away from the struggle but, calm-eyed, to face it, and to see in life ever greater opportunities for growth and advancement".
    Source: Buddha Net,


  225. The Buddha Speaks Of The Amitabha Buddha Sutra 557 pages, 14714 Kb.
    Author: Kumarajiva, Mahayana Buddhism
    Tripitaka Dharma Master Kumarajiva during Yao Qin dynasty,.  Based on English Translation by: Buddhist Text Translation
    Source: Buddha Light International,


  226. The Buddhist Concept Of Heaven And Hell
    Author:Ven K. Sri Dhammananda Maha Thera, 25 pages, 133 Kb
    The Buddha neither introduced heaven to create temptation, nor did he create fear of hell to promote Buddhism. He also did not decline that the aim of Buddhists is to go to heaven to enjoy sensual pleasure.
    Source: IBC

  227. The Buddhist Councils
    Source: IBC


  228. The Buddhist Unconscious 277 Pages, 15145 Kb.
    Author: William S Waldron, Subtitle: The ālaya-vijñāna in the context of Indian Buddhist thought. Publish Place: London and New York, Publisher: Routledge Curzon, Publish Year: 2003. This work focuses upon an explicit notion of unconscious mind formulated by the Yogācāra school of Indian Buddhism in a series of texts from the third to the fifth centuries CE. These texts describe and defend this "Buddhist" unconscious through a variety of exegetical and metapsychological arguments whose rationales are analyzed in terms of their historical and contemporary context.
    Source: IBC,


  229. The Buddhist Way 50 pages, 735 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda, (Expanded 4th edition) General Buddhism
    Dr K. Sri Dhammananda explains some Buddhist cultural practices: Going for Refuges, Religious Rites, Alms Giving, Marriage, Buddhist Education and Cultural Practices, Images, Holy Water, Holy Thread, Talismans and Amulets, Blessing Services for Children, Death, Post Mortem, Funerals, Burial and Cremation, Disposal of the Ashes, Period of Mourning, Post-Funeral Rites and Memorial Services..
    Source: Buddha Net


  230. The Debate Of King Milinda 200 pages, 896 Kb.
    Author: Bhikkhu Pesala Category: Buddhist Texts
    The Milanda Panna is a famous work of Buddhist literature, probably compiled in the 1st century B.C. It presents Buddhist doctrine in a very attractive and memorable form as a dialogue between a Bactrian Greek king, Milinda, who plays the 'Devil's Advocate' and a Buddhist sage, Nagasena. The topics covered include most of the questions commonly asked by Westerners. This abridgment provides a concise presentation of this masterpiece of Buddhist literature. The introduction outlines the historical background against which the dialogues took place, indicating the meeting of two great cultures that of ancient Greece and the Buddhism of the Indus valley, which was the legacy of the great Emperor Asoka.
    Source: Buddha Net


  231. The Dhammapada
    Author: Acharya Buddharakkhita, Subtitle: The Buddha's Path Of Wisdom. Category: Theravada Buddhism, Buddhist Texts
    The Dhammapada (Normal Version) 89 pages, 241 Kb.
    The Dhammapada (Print Version) 58 pages, 176 Kb.
    Translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita and with an introduction by Bhikkhu Bodhi. The Dhammapada is the best known and most widely esteemed text in the Pali Tipitaka, the sacred scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. The work is included in the Khuddaka Nikaya ("Minor Collection") of the Sutta Pitaka, but its popularity has raised it far above the single niche it occupies in the scriptures to the ranks of a world religious classic. Composed in the ancient Pali language, this slim anthology of verses constitutes a perfect compendium of the Buddha's teaching, comprising between its covers all the essential principles elaborated at length in the forty-odd volumes of the Pali Canon.
    Source: Buddha Net


  232. The Dhammapada, A Translation 182 pages, 594 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Thanissaro, Bhikkhu, Category: Buddhist Texts
    The Dhammapada, an anthology of verses attributed to the Buddha, has long been recognized as one of the masterpieces of early Buddhist literature. Only more recently have scholars realized that it is also one of the early masterpieces of the Indian tradition of Kavya, or belles lettres. This translation is an attempt to render the verses into English in a way that does justice to both of the traditions to which the text belongs. Although it is tempting to view these traditions as distinct, dealing with form (Kavya) and content (Buddhism), the ideals of Kavya aimed at combining form and content into a seamless whole.
    Source: Buddha Net


  233. The Eightfold Path For The Householder 143 pages, 488 Kb.
    Author: Jack Kornfeld, General Buddhism
    This text is a transcript of teachings given by Jack Kornfeld on the Eightfold Path. These teachings are aimed at the householder. Each part of the Eightfold Path is explained in a separate chapter. The tone of the teaching is contemporary and non-technical. The universality and relevance of the Buddha's teaching are illustrated by numerous quotations from more recent luminaries. There are also some useful exercises which enable the reader to experience the truth of these teachings.
    Source: Buddha Net

  234. The Essential Buddhist Course,
    Source: Buddha Community,


  235. The Four Noble Truths 70 Pages, 372 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Ajahn Sumedho, General Buddhism
    The Four Noble Truths are the central Teaching of the Buddha. This booklet was compiled and edited from talks given by Venerable Ajahn Sumedho on the teaching of the Buddha: that the unhappiness of humanity can be overcome through spiritual means. The teaching is conveyed through the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths, first expounded in 528 BC in the Deer Park at Sarnath near Varanasi, India and kept alive in the Buddhist world ever since.
    Source: Buddha Net


  236. The Four Sublime States 30 pages, 590 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Nyanaponika Thera. Category: Buddhist Meditation
    Four sublime states of mind have been taught by the Buddha: Loving-kindness (metta), Compassion (karuna), Sympathetic Joy (mudita), Equanimity (upekkha) These four attitudes are said to be excellent or sublime because they are the right or ideal way of conduct towards living beings They provide, in fact, the answer to all situations arising from social contact. They are the great removers of tension, the great peacemakers in social conflict, and the great healers of wounds suffered in the struggle of existence. They level social barriers, build harmonious communities, awaken slumbering magnanimity long forgotten, revive joy and hope long abandoned, and promote human brotherhood against the forces of egotism.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  237. The Fundamentals of Meditation Practice 182 pages, 340 Kb.
    Author: Ting Chen, Tr. Master Lok To, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    The Fundamentals of (Ch'an) Meditation Practice by Ting Chen. "Originally, one's own mind and nature are pure, and there is nothing to accept and nothing to refuse; there is neither existence nor non-existence; there is only clear understanding without attachment and with no dwelling. One who wants to know the no-attachment, no-dwelling mind can find it through meditation, because it is only then that the mind does not think of right and wrong, of good and evil or of self and others".
    Source: Buddha Net,


  238. The Gates of Chan Buddhism 185 pages, 470 Kb.
    Author: Venerable Jing Hui, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    BODHIDHARMA’S GATE: "Chan (Zen) in fact is an “impregnable fortress”, without a gate to enter. Suppose there is really a gate, that gate would simply be a method of training to be taken up in the Chan tradition. That is why when a monk asked Master Zhao Zhou (778 - 897): “Has a dog Buddha-nature or not?” Master Zhao Zhou retorted: “Wu.” Later on, this Gongan (koan) formed part of a specific approach in the Chan School." The author , Venerable Jing Hui is a Chan Master and a vice–president of the Buddhist Association of China.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  239. The Golden Precepts: 163 Pages, 909 Kb.
    Author: Aura May Hollen, Subtitle: In Other Words
    The Golden Precepts was transcribed in 1934 by Aura May Hollen. Its purpose is, to be the foundation for a philosophy that offers to the thinking mind the truth for universal understanding, that includes all and denies none.
    Source: Get Free eBooks


  240. The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lam Rim Chen Mo)
    Author: Tsong-kha-pa (1357-1419), Editor: Joshua WC Cutler, Publisher: Snow Lion, Publish Year: 1999.
    This is one of the brightest jewels in the world's treasury of sacred literature. The author, Tsong-kha-pa (1357-1419), completed this masterpiece in 1402 and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Source: IBC


  241. The Heart Of Prajna Paramita Sutra, 216 Pages, 1957 Kb.
    Author: commentry of Master Hsuan Hua, Subtitle: Verses without a stand, and prose commentry. Mahayama Buddhism
    Commentry of the Venerable Tipitaka Master Hsuan Hua, Dharma Realm Buddhist University.
    Source: Dharma Realm Buddhist University


  242. The Heart Sutra, 9 Pages, 31 Kb.
    Author: Asian Classics Institute, Subtitle: Homework, Practice VIII,. Mahayama Buddhism
    Questions on the Heart Sutra, divided into five assignments, Class One to Class Five. Wonderful for testing your knowledge on this popular sutra.
    Source: Asian Classics Institute


  243. The Heart Sutra, in Tibetan And English 7 Pages, 51 Kb.
    Author: Vimala Mitra, Subtitle: The Sutra on the Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom. Mahayama Buddhism
    The name of this sutra in Sanskrit is Arya Bhagavati Prajnya Paramita Hirdaya. In Tibetan this is Pakpa Chomden Dema Sherabkyi Parultu Chinpay Nyingpo. (In English this is The Lady of Conquest, the Exalted Sutra on the Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom.), It was first translated from Sanskrit by the Indian abbot Vimala Mitra together with a master Tibetan translator, the venerable Rinchen De. It was later checked and standardized by the master translators and editors Gelo and Namka, among others. The translation into English was completed by the American geshe Gelong Lobsang Chunzin, Michael Roach, with the assistance of the American woman with lifetime vows, Christie McNally.29 Dec 2005
    Source: Not recorded


  244. The History And Literature Of Buddhism 132 pages, 7272 Kb.
    Author: T.W. Rhys Davids, Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal, Publish Year: 1999. Rhys Davids, who followed the established codes of research in classical history and literature, felt that "Buddhism should not be treated as a religion such as is understood ...... He regards Buddhism as a different kind of religion divorced from all that is known of religion in the traditional sense of the term."
    Source:IBC


  245. The History Of Buddhist Thought 338 pages, 42 Mb.
    Author: Edward J Thomas, Publisher:Dover Publications , Publish Year: 2002.. While the author's earlier work Life of Buddha as Legend and History detailed the historical evidence for the life and teaching of the founder of the religion, the present volume offers a learned presentation of the development of Buddhistic teachings over time. Beginning with geography and chronology, Dr. Thomas goes on to discuss in detail such topics as the ascetic ideal; the background of Buddhism, Brahminism, and the Upanishads; karma, release, and nirvana; the doctrine of the void; the doctrine of consciousness only; Buddhism and modern thought; and much more. He is at special pains to show how the severely simple teachings of a band of wandering ascetics with the goal of achieving a final state of peace evolved into the doctrine of world saviors, the great career of the Bodhisattva as savior of all, the revolution in thought brought about by the schools which spread over India, and the various doctrines that came to be taught in China, Japan, Ceylon, Burma, and other Asian countries. Serious students of Buddhism will welcome this inexpensive reprint of a classic study which clearly explicates the different trends in Buddhistic thought as they developed through history. Unabridged republication of the second edition, published by Routledge Kegan Paul Ltd., London, 1951. Preface. Introduction. Bibliography. Appendices. Index. 5 halftones
    Source: eBook 3000


  246. The Inner Guide Meditation 304 pages, 6 Mb.
    Author: Edwin C Steinbrecher, Publisher:Samuel Weiser, Publish Year: 2006. Subtitle: A Spiritual Technology for the 21st Century. Describes the transformational journey to enlightenment and awareness using the tarot, astrology, the Qabalah, the alchemy of transformation, and analytical psychology.
    Source: eBook 3000


  247. The Lankavatara Sutra, 38 Pages, 120 Kb.
    Author: Translated by Suzuki & Goddard, Subtitle: Self Realisation Of Noble Wisdom,. Mahayama Buddhism
    As in the version found in the Buddhist Bible.The Blessed One, knowing the mental agitations going on in the minds of the assembly, and his great heart moved with compassion,smiled and said, "In the days of old....".
    Source: Suzuki & Goddard


  248. The Life Of Buddha 243 pages, 3320 Kb.
    Author: by: Andre Ferdinand Herold, [1922] Tr. from French by Paul C Blum [1927] This Life of Buddha is not a work of fiction, and I think it would be well to mention the books, both ancient and modern, which I have most frequently consulted..
    Source: Urban Dharma


  249. The Life Of Buddha, Ancient Scriptural and Pictorial Traditions. 3 pages, 23 Kb
    Author: Collett Coc, Buddhology
    From the Journal of the American Oriental Society article. The provided by Find Articles at BNET. Another important theme of this work concerns the determinative influence of foreign, specifically Western or Hellenistic (to use Karetzky's terms) culture and art forms on not only the style of artistic depiction but also the character of the Buddha and the ordering of details in his biography. Journal Article
    Source: American Oriental Society,
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  251. The Life Of Buddhism 243 pages, 3320 Kb.
    Author: edited by: Frank E Raymonds, Publish Place: Berkeley Publisher: University of California Press, Publish Year: 2000, Bringing together fifteen essays by outstanding Buddhist scholars from Asia, Europe, and North America, this book offers a distinctive portrayal of the "life of Buddhism." The contributors focus on a number of religious practices across the Buddhist world, from Sri Lanka to New York, Japan to Tibet.
    Source: IBC


  252. The Life Of Nichiren Daishonin 3 Pages, 50 Kb.
    Author: Soka Gakkai International, Subtitle: The Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin, Category: Mahayana Buddhism, Buddhist Text, Japanese Buddhism
    Nichiren Daishonin, who formulated the Buddhist practice we follow in the SGI, was born on February 16, 1222, in the village of Kominato on the eastern coast of Japan. His parents made their living from fishing. At the age of twelve, he left home to study to become a priest at the nearby temple of Seicho-ji.
    Source: Soka Gakkai International


  253. The Light of Asia
    Author: Sir Edwin Arnold, General Buddhism
    The Light of Asia 294 Pages, 6407 Kb.
    The Light of Asia 215 Pages, 321 Kb.
    An Illustrated version and a Text Olny Version of the 'Light of Asia', with text. In the sumptuous Buddhist literature of the world, "The Light of Asia", by Sir Edwin Arnold, is without any doubt, a unique work. It is primarily because, this is the only original poem written in English on the Buddha, throughout the long history of Buddhism. This distinction is quite necessary to be established, because there are translations of original Pali works into English and other languages.
    Source: Buddha Net


  254. The Lotus Sutra Chapter 2 Translation 4 Pages, 31 Kb.
    Author: Nichiren Daishonin, Mahayana Buddhism
    Contains the selections from the Lotus Sutra that SGI members read each day during our daily morning and evening prayer (gongyo). This translation is from The Lotus Sutra, published by Columbia University Press and translated by Burton Watson. Spelling has been changed to Canadian spelling.
    Source: sgicanada


  255. The Lotus Sutra 370 Pages, 1526 Kb.
    Author: Kumārajiva, Mahayana Buddhism
    Taishō Volume 9, Number 262, Translated from the Chinese of Kumārajiva by Tsugunari Kubo and Akira Yuyama Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research.
    Source: bdkAmerica


  256. The Many Faces Of Death 56 pages, 485 Kb.
    Author: Jacqui James, General Buddhism
    Imagine a life partner, a family member or a close friend of yours is dying. How might she or he be feeling? Facing death, being in pain maybe. What are her or his intimate needs and wishes? What happens to us when staying with a dying person? How can we deal with the sorrow, the confusing thoughts and the trying situation? How should we communicate with her or him and with the family members and friends? When a beloved person is dying we are touched to our deepest core. Difficult, painful emotions may rush up, stirring in our hearts. Dying and death becomes a great challenger, breaking into our lives – which we try so hard to keep smooth and under control.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  257. The Mission Accomplished 236 pages, 1027 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Pategama Gnanarama Category: Buddhist Texts
    A historical analysis of the Mahaparinibbana Sutta of the Digha Nikaya of the Pali Canon. "The Mission Accomplished is undoubtedly an eye opening contribution to Buddhist analytical Pali studies. In this analytical and critical work Ven. Dr. Pategama Gnanarama enlightens us in many areas of subjects hitherto unexplored by scholars. His views on the beginnings of the Bhikkhuni Order are interesting and refreshing. They might even be provocative to traditional readers, yet be challenging to the feminists to adopt a most positive attitude to the problem". Prof. Chandima Wijebandara, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Sri Lanka.
    Source: Buddha Net


  258. The Natural Cure For Spiritual Disease 68 pages, 150 Kb.
    Author: Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, General Buddhism. The Natural Cure for Spiritual Disease is a guide to Buddhist science, it includes three talks given in 1986 by this world-renowned Thai Buddhist teacher: 'The Scientific Cure of Spiritual Disease', 'The Use of Dhamma' and 'New Life of Peace'. Venerable Buddhadasa is well known for the readiness with which he gives non-literal interpretations of Buddhist texts. He does not hesitate to reject as naive a word-for-word interpretation that has no bearing on real life.
    Source: Buddha Net


  259. The Noble Eightfold Path 122 pages, 1188 Kb.
    Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi, Subtitle: The Way to the End of Suffering, General Buddhism
    The essence of the Buddha’s teaching can be summed up in two principles: the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. The first covers the side of doctrine, and the primary response it elicits is understanding; the second covers the side of discipline, in the broadest sense of that word, and the primary response it calls for is practice. In the structure of the teaching these two principles lock together into an indivisible unity called the dhamma-vinaya, the doctrine-and-discipline, or, in brief, the Dhamma.
    Source: Buddha Net


  260. The Origin Of Buddhist Meditation 174 pages, 3130 Kb.
    Author: Alexander Wynne, Publish Place: New York, Publisher: Routledge, Publish Year: 2007
    The problem of the earliest form of Buddhism. The biggest problem in Buddhist Studies is that nobody knows what the Buddha taught. This is not because of an absence of early literary sources (in Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan, etc.) that claim to contain his teachings.
    Source: IBC


  261. The Perfection Of Wisdom In Eight Thousand Lines 286 pages, 3130 Kb.
    Author: Edward Conze, : 2003 Subtitle: and Its Verse Summary, Buddhist Publishing Group
    Here in an accessible translation by Edward Conze are some of the most profound sacred texts ever written. these Buddhist Sutras are not only ancient but remarkably compact. In virtually all of the world's great spiritual traditions the essence of great truths may take only moments to read but lifetimes to learn. So it is with the timeless principles of these four texts. All the richness of meaning is here in Conze's rendering of the Prajnaparamita Texts. After the Torah, the Koran and the Gospels, the Indian literature of "The Perfection of Wisdom" has had the greatest impact on the religious consciousness of mankind. Its composition extended for over seven hundred years, and here we offer the reader the first two works which were composed in South India between 100 B.C. and A.D. 100. These documents are not only indispensable to those who wish to undersand the mentality of the East, they still carry a potent spiritual message; and those who desire to diminish their personal worries by the disciplined contemplation of spiritual truths could make no better choice
    Source: huntington archive


  262. The Position Of Women In Buddhism, 22 pages, 401 Kb.
    Author: Dr. (Mrs.) L.S. Dewaraja, General Buddhism
    Today, when the role of Women in Society is an issue of worldwide interest it is opportune that we should pause to look at it from a Buddhist perspective. In the recent past, a number of books have been written on the changing status of women in Hindu and Islamic societies, but with regard to women in Buddhism, ever since the distinguished Pali scholar, Miss I.B. Horner, wrote her book on Women under Primitive Buddhism, as far back as 1930, very little interest has been taken in the subject. It seems, therefore, justified to raise again the question whether the position of women in Buddhist societies was better than that in non-Buddhist societies of Asia. We will look briefly into the position in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma and Tibet, at a time before the impact of the West was ever felt.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  263. The Power Of Mindfulness 70 pages, 372 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Nyanaponika Thera. Category: Buddhist Meditation
    "In the case of mindfulness, it required a genius like the Buddha to discover the “hidden talent” in the modest garb, and to develop the vast inherent power of that potent seed. It is, indeed, the mark of a genius to perceive and to harness the power of the seemingly small. Here, truly, it happens that, what is little becomes much. A revaluation of values takes place. The standards of greatness and smallness change. Through the master mind of the Buddha, mindfulness is finally revealed as the point where the vast revolving mass of world suffering is levered out of its twofold anchorage in ignorance and craving".
    Source: Buddha Net,


  264. The Practice Which Leads To Nibbana 173 pages, 1178 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Pa-Auk Sayadaw.. Category: Buddhist Meditation
    Translated by Greg Kleiman. This is the method of practising meditation that is taught at Pa Auk Tawya Monastery, (Myanmar) Burma. It is based on the explanation of meditation found in the Visuddhimagga commentary. Because of that the method involves several stages of practice which are complex, and involved. These stages include a detailed analysis of both mentality and matter, according to all the categories enumerated in the Abhidhamma, and the further use of this understanding to discern the process of Dependent Origination as it occurs in the Past, Present, and Future. Therefore people who are unfamiliar with the Visuddhimagga and the Abhidhamma will have difficulty in understanding and developing a clear picture of the practice of meditation at Pa Auk Tawya. For foreigners who cannot speak Burmese this problem is made even more difficult. This introduction has been written to help alleviate these difficulties by presenting a simplified example of a successful meditator's path of progress as he develops his meditation at Pa Auk Tawya.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  265. The Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Edition 1 & 2
    Author: Master Lok To, Subtitle: A Translation. Mahayama Buddhism
    The Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, First Edition 87 pages, 498 Kb.
    The Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra, Second Edition 132 pages, 744 Kb.
    The Prajna Paramita Hrydaya Sutra is the core of the Maha Prajna Paramita in six hundred scrolls. This book is the revised version of the first edition. [Second Edition 2000. The Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra Translated from Sanskrit into Chinese by Tripitaka Master Hsuan Tsang Commentary by Grand Master T'an Hsu Translated into English by Ven. Dharma Master Lok To. This book is based on a nine-day teaching in which Grand Master T'an Hsu went through the sutra line by line, giving a clear and extensive commentary on each one, using many carefully chosen examples along the way to make his discourse more relevant in terms of everyday life. [French Sutra Translation Committee of the United States and Canada New York - San Francisco - Toronto, First published 1995].
    Source: Buddha Net


  266. The Questions of King Milinda
    Author: T. W. Rhys Davids, General Buddhism
    The Questions of King Milinda 48 Pages, 470 Kb.
    The Questions of King Milinda, Books 224 Pages, 1364 Kb.
    The Questions of King Milinda, translated by T. W. Rhys Davids, Part I & II, Volume XXXV of "The Sacred Books of the East" [1890]
    Source: Trangsuoitu


  267. Theravadin Buddhist Chinese Funeral
    Author: Ven. Suvanno. Pages 58, 1542 Kb.
    Generally, a Chinese funeral is a mixture of Taoist, Confucian and Buddhist rites. How then should a Theravadin Buddhist funeral be conducted? Venerable Suvanno, a respected and senior Theravadin Buddhist monk of Chinese descent explains how a Theravadin Buddhist Chinese funeral may be conducted
    Source: Buddhanet


  268. The Roots Of Good And Evil 44 Pages, 11696 Kb.
    Author: Nyanaponika Thera, Cathegory: Theravada Buddhism, Buddhist Text
    Greed, hatred, and delusion - these are the three bad roots in us. Conversely the good ones are non-greed (i.e generosity), non-hatred (love), and non-delusion (wisdom). All our troubles and suffering stem essentially from the bad roots while our joy and happiness comes from the good ones. It is important to know and understand these roots if we are going to make an end of suffering and attain true peace and happiness. This book explains in a penetrative way the nature of these six roots. It contains discourses of the Buddha on the subject together with traditional commentarial explanations.
    Source: Buddha Net


  269. The Sacred Book of the East 50 volumes.
    Author: Dr. Max Muller, General Religion
    The Sacred Books of the East Series which includes translations of all the most important works of the seven non-Christian religions which have exercised a profound influence on the civilizations of the continent of Asia. The works have been translated by leading authorities in their field.
    Source: eBook 3000,


  270. The Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation 114 Pages, 4694 Kb.
    Author: Mahasi Sayadaw, Cathegory: Meditation
    The Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation – A basic Buddhist Mindfulness – by Mahasi Sayadaw is an in depth guide to minfulness or Satipattthana as it is practiced by Buddhist monks in Burma. Satipatthana was recommended by the Buddha for all who seek enlightenment or to grow spiritually. In the foreword it is underlined that these practices can be done by all, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, because the aim is simply to expand the practicer’s consciousness and bring him face to face with his mind.
    Source: Holy Books


  271. The Seeker's Glossary Of Buddhism 999 pages, 4767 Kb.
    Author: Sutra Translation Committee of USA/Canada, General Buddhism
    This is a revised and expanded edition of The Seeker’s Glossary of Buddhism. The text is a compendium of excerpts and quotations from some 350 works by monks, nuns, professors, scholars and other laypersons from nine different countries, in their own words or in translation. The editors have merely organized the material, adding a few connecting thoughts of their own for ease in reading.
    Source: Buddha Net


  272. The Seven Stages of Purification & Insight Knowledges 144 pages, 435 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Matara Sri Nanarama, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    The late Mahasi Sayadaw was responsible for the modern revival of Vipassana or Insight meditation in Myanmar (Burma). This text is his basic instruction on the practice: the preparatory stages with a series of basic exercises. Part two, deals with the deals with the progressive practice and the practical vipassana exercises. The appendix explains the techniques involved in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition
    Source: Buddha Net,


  273. The Social Dimensions Of Early Buddhism 249 pages, 6020 Kb.
    Author: Uma Chakravarti, Publisher: Munshiram Manoharlal, Publish Year: 1996
    This book examines the relationship of Buddhism to its locus, the expanding agrartan economy of the Ganga valley during the periocl 600-300 Be. It outlines the cofttours of the major social and economic groups that were the dramatic personae in this dynamic process, especially the Gahapati, whose entrepreneurial role in the economy has not received the attention it deserves. The work explores the emergence of sharp differentiation between those in control of the means of production, who dominated the agrarian scene, and those marginalized groups whose labour was essential to the expanding economy but who remained vulnerable, being excluded from both economic and social power.
    Source: IBC,


  274. The Sweet Dews of Ch'an 185 pages, 470 Kb.
    Author: Venerable Cheng Kuan, Subtitle: Lectures On Buddhist Meditation. Category: Buddhist Meditation
    Ch’an or Zen is the outcome of meditation. There are two “right” or “highest” purposes of Ch’an. The first purpose is to achieve “Dhyana.” Dhyana is a combination of relaxation, concentration and calmness or tranquility. The second purpose is, using your very composed and tranquil mind, to observe clearly all the dharmas or phenomena externally and internally. As an outcome of Dhyana, you will be able to observe these phenomena very clearly because your “mental mirror” is very clear, for there are no more disturbances to veil it. Out of these observations will come Transcendental Wisdom, which in Sanskrit is called “Prajna.”
    Source: Buddha Net,


  275. The Taste Of Freedom
    Author: Urgyen Sangharakshita,
    Vinaya, in these terms in a Pali text called 'The Udana'. ... He said that there's no abrupt precipice as you make the transition from the land to the sea. ..... we've had even a little taste of it, we would see the Dharma-Vinaya as more, and more, ..... 'Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, ...
    Source: Free Buddhist Audio,


  276. The Teachings Of Ajahn Chah 470 pages, 3129 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Ajahn Chah. , Category: Buddhist Texts
    The following Dhamma books of Ajahn Chah have been included in this collection of Ajahn Chah's Dhamma talks: Bodhinyana (1982); A Taste of Freedom (fifth impression.2002); Living Dhamma (1992); Food for the Heart (1992); The Path to Peace (1996); Clarity of Insight (2000); Unshakeable Peace (2003); Everything is Teaching Us (2004). Also some as yet unpublished talks have been included in the last section called `More Dhamma Talks'. We hope our efforts in compiling this collection of Dhamma talks of Ajahn Chah will be of benefit. (Wat Pah Nanachat)
    Source: Buddha Net df ---->


  277. The Tipitaka In Buddhism 50 Pages, 385 Kb.
    Author: Urban Dharma, General Buddhism
    Buddhism Course Chapter 18, There are three versions of the Tipitaka adopted by the three branches of Buddhism in existence today, namely: (i) the Pali Tipitaka of the Theravada tradition, (ii) the vast Mahayana Tripitaka in Chinese consisting primarily of translations of Sanskrit Texts and (iii) the Tibetan Tripitaka in the Tibetan language, called the Kagyur (consisting of translations of Sanskrit Texts & the Four Great Tantras) and Tangyur (consisting of works of Indian and Tibetan scholars).
    Source: Urban Dharma


  278. The Tree Of Enlightenment 402 Pages, 2183 Kb.
    Author: Peter Della Santina, General Buddhism
    This book is an elaboration of Dr Santina "Fundamentals of Buddhism". In keeping with the original objectives of the study of basic Buddhism, this book is - as far as possible - non-technical. It is intended for the ordinary readers not having any special expertise in Buddhist studies or in Buddhist canonical languages. This book can supply a general introduction to the major traditions of Buddhism, but does not pretend to be complete or definitive. This book will serve as the beginning of its readers' Buddhist education and not the end of it.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  279. The Vipassana Retreat 76 pages, 391 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Pannyavaro, Category: Buddhist Meditation
    Vipassana meditation requires long-term commitment. While it can be done to some extent in everyday life, realistically for the practice to deepen it needs to be done intensively in a supportive retreat situation. Vipassana meditation is developmental, so to realise its ultimate benefit it has to be sustained with appropriate intensity under supportive conditions. Ven. Pannyavaro, a practitioner of over 30 years, guides you through the vipassana experience in a retreat situation, in a systematic and practical way.
    Source: Buddha Net,
  280. The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
    Author: Nichiren Buddhism Library, Category: Japanese Buddhism
    The Writings Of Nichiren Daishonin 1291 pages, 10613 Kb.
    The Writings Of Nichiren Daishonin 71 pages, 434 Kb.
    Nichiren lived in 13th century Japan, a society wrought with turmoil and confusion. He empathized deeply with the people’s suffering and searched for a solution, finding it in the Lotus Sutra and it’s teaching that the condition of society can be improved by bringing to blossom the limitless potential in all people. Nichiren resolved to build a foundation of genuine human happiness and respect for the dignity of human life upon which a peaceful and secure society could be realized. He dedicated himself fully, as the Lotus Sutra taught, to the work of encouraging people and enabling them to revitalize their lives. To this end, he established the practice of chanting the phrase Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, the Law expressed in the title of the Lotus Sutra, and inscribed as an object of devotion the Gohonzon (a mandala formed of the characters Nam-myoho-renge-kyo surrounded by characters for the names of key figures related to Buddhism and the Lotus Sutra). In this way, he established the Lotus Sutra’s most essential principle as a basis for Buddhist practice, providing a concrete means for all people to develop the life-state of Buddhahood.

    Source: Nichiren Buddhism Library,


  281. The Zen Teaching Of Huang Po 133 Pages,
    Author: John Blofeld , Subtitle: On the transmission of mind, Publish Place: New York, Publisher: Grove Press, Publish Year: 1958, Being the Teaching of the Zen Master Huang Po as recorded by the scholar P'ei Hsiu of the T'ang Dynasty A complete translation of the Huang Po Chu'an Hsiu Fa Yao, including the previously unpublished Wan Ling Record containing dialogues, sermons, and anecdotes
    Source: IBC,


  282. Tian Tai And Its Significance
    Author: Fa Qing
    Tian Tai is one of the Earliest Mahāyāna Buddhist schools founded in the 5th Century in China. It stresses on both doctrinal study and meditation practice. Its theory of practice covers all aspects of Buddhism such as meditation, repentance and ritual practice.
    Source: IBC Seminar, 2009


  283. To Be Wise And Kind 257pages, 3915 Kb.
    Author: Sue Erica Smith, General Buddhism Subtitle: A Buddhist community engagement (2010)
    A thesis submitted in total fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, School of Education, Faculty of Arts, Education and Human Development, Victoria University. This is a case study of the development of the Buddhist Education in Victorian Schools program in state primary schools. It is located alongside the theoretical and policy frameworks of Australian state schooling and a growing but disparate international movement that is applying meditative techniques and principles with roots in the Buddha- Dharma in secular and pluralist education. The meta-ethics of wisdom and compassion, it is argued, are the foundation for spiritual education, personal development and positively engaged citizenship in the Dharma. These are also and congruent with the intrinsic aims of education.
    Source: Victoria University,


  284. To Cherish All Life 154 pages, 485 Kb.
    Author: Roshi Philip Kapleau., General Buddhism,
    A Buddhist View of Animal Slaughter and Meat Eating. "No discussion of animal welfare would be meaningful that did not deal with the morality of flesh eating. Since I have chosen to put this subject in the context of Buddhism, it seems desirable, first of all, to discuss the significance of the first precept in Buddhism of not taking life. This in turn raises two fundamental questions: Can the first precept be fairly construed to prohibit meat eating? and second, Is there reliable evidence that the Buddha sanctioned flesh eating? . . . "
    Source: Buddha Net,


  285. To Eat Or Not To Eat Meat 24 Pages, 492 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Shravasti Dhammika. A Buddhist View of Animal Slaughter and Meat Eating. Angulimaliya Sutra, Nirvana Sutra, the Brahmajala Sutra and the Lankavatara Sutra. It is not easy to date any of these sutras but all of them were probably composed after the 2nd century CE with parts being added in later centuries. Of these sutras the one that most strongly advocates vegetarianism is the Lankavatara Sutra. Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society, Singapore. 2010.
    Source: Photodharma


  286. Tokong Cina,
    Author: Tri Dharma.
    This book is on the Chinese gods and dieties. It is divided into 32 sub files.

    Source: Tri Dharma


  287. To Understand Buddhism 65 pages, 439 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Master Chin Kung, General Buddhism
    These are Dharma Talks given in Australia by Ven. Master Chin Kung. The teachings of Master Chin Kung are based on true sincerity towards others; purity of mind; equality in everything we see; proper understanding of ourselves and our environment; compassion by helping others in a wise and unconditional way. See through to the truth of impermanence; let go of all wandering thoughts and attachments; accord with conditions to go along with the environment. Be mindful of Amitabha Buddha - wishing to reach the Pure Land and follow His Teachings.
    Source: Buddha Net,


  288. Transcendental Dependent Arising 380 pages, 504 Kb.
    Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi, Category: Buddhist Texts
    An Exposition of the Upanisa Sutta. Dependent Arising (paticcasamuppada) is the central principle of the Buddha's teaching, constituting both the objective content of its liberating insight and the germinative source for its vast network of doctrines and disciplines. So crucial is this principle to the body of the Buddha’s doctrine that an insight into dependent arising is held to be sufficient to yield an understanding of the entire teaching. In the words of the Buddha: "He who sees dependent arising sees the Dhamma; he who sees the Dhamma sees dependent arising."
    Source: Buddha Net


  289. Treasury Of Truth
    Author: Ven. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thera, Subtitle: Illustrated Dhammapada, Category: Theravada Buddhist Texts
    Treasury Of Truth - Illustrated Dhammapada 1676 pages, 26759 Kb.
    Treasury Of Truth - Dhammapada (Text Version) 3839 pages, 3839 Kb.
    Treasury Of Truth Illustrated 1676 Pages, 26759 Kb.
    Treasury Of Truth Text 3839 Pages, 1250 Kb.
    This work lends itself readily to an in-depth study of this religious classic of mankind, to the great delight of both the scholar and the student. This PDF file is the full colour version of the Illustrated Dhammapada by Ven. Sarada Maha Thero. The Pali text has explanatory translation of the verses with commentary in English.
    Source: Buddha Net


  290. Vandana 96 Pages, 726 Kb.
    Author: Ven. E. Indaratana, Subtitle: Pali Devotional Chanting,. Theravada Buddhist Text
    Pali Devotional Chanting and Hymns - It is beneficial for every Buddhist to recite daily at least a few verses from the Vandana, recalling to mind the sublime qualities of the Buddha, Dhamma and the Sangha. Contemplation on these great qualities will make our minds calm, peaceful and serene. • Audio files of the chanting are available in BuddhaNet's Audio section.
    Source: Buddha Net


  291. Verses On The Perfect Mind 13 Pages, 4.74 Mb.
    Author: HsinHsinMing, Subtitle: Verses by Seng-ts’an, Third Patriarch of Zen
    This is an interpretation of the Hsin Hsin Ming. The Hsin Hsin Ming (Shinjinmei in Japanese) is a verse attributed to the Third Chinese Chan (Zen) Patriarch Seng-ts’an (known as Sosan in Japan). Written in the 6th century, it is considered the first clear and comprehensive statement of Zen. The Hsin Hsin Ming has been much beloved by Zen practitioners for over a thousand years. It is still studied today in Western Zen circles. Its core is nonduality and I find it is as relevant today as it was then.
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  292. Visuddhi Magga, The Path Of Purification 934 Pages, 236,968 Kb.
    Author: BhadantaCariya Buddhagosa, Translated from Pali: Bhikkhu Nanamoli, (1956), Publisher: Singapore Buddhist Meditation Centre, Singapore.
    This encycloopaedic work on Theravada Buddhism was written by BhadantaCariya Buddhagosa in 412 AD (some 1580 years ago). It is considered to be a wholesome compendium of the Duddha's doctrine covering the strict observance of sila or morality leading to the Purification of the body, the practise of Samashi or concentration leading to the purity of the mind and the development of Panna or wisdom leading to Perfect Wisdom.
    Source: Linda Lai


  293. Volition: An Introduction of the Law of Kamma 44 Pages, 11696 Kb.
    Author: Sayadaw U Silananda, Cathegory: Theravada Buddhism, Buddhist Text
    What is kamma? The Buddha said: “Oh monks, it is volition that I call kamma.” The popular meaning of kamma is action or doing, but as a technical term, kamma means volition or will. When you do something, there is volition behind it, and that volition, that mental effort, is called kamma. The Buddha explained that, having willed, one then acts through body, speech, and mind. Whatever you do, there is some kind of kamma, mental effort, will, and volition. Volition is one of the fifty-two mental states which arise together with consciousness.
    Source: Buddha Net


  294. What Buddhists Believe 438 Pages, 2220 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda, (Expanded 4th edition) General Buddhism
    This expanded 4th edition of "What Buddhists Believe" answers many questions which are asked about Buddhism by Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. There are so many misconceptions regarding superstitions and misinterpretations which are associated with this noble religion that it has become imperative to explain the Teachings in a manner which has contemporary relevance..
    Source: Buddha Net


  295. What Is Nibbana 7 Pages, 2220 Kb.
    Author: Bhikkhu Pesala, General Buddhism
    Nibbana - Nirvana, is the state of being free from suffering (or dukkha) in sramanic thought. In Pāli, "Nibbāna" means "blowing out" — that is, blowing out the fires of greed, hatred, and delusion. It is a Noble Truth in Buddhism
    Source: Aim Well


  296. What The Buddha Taught 156 Pages, 600 Kb.
    Author: Walpola Rahula, Here is an exposition of Buddhism conceived in a resolutely modern spirit by one of the most qualifies and enlightened representatives of that religion. The Rev. Dr. W. Rahula received the traditional training and education of a Buddhist monk in Ceylon, and held eminent positions in one of the leading monastic institutes (Pirivena) in that island, where the Law of the Buddha flourishes from the time of Asoka and has preserved all its vitality up to this day.
    Source: IBC,


  297. Where is the Buddha 23 Pages, 600 Kb.
    Author: K Sri Dhammananda, Last Book writing by K Sri Dhammananda
    Source: Trangsuoitu,


  298. Why: 168 Pages, 912 Kb.
    Author: Travis Haan, Subtitle: A Logical Explanation of Life
    A logical, systematic and objective explanation of the meaning of life. It argues that whether or not there is a God or an afterlife the most logical conclusion we can come to is that the meaning of life is to fulfill our potential by achieving self actualization. The book goes on to explore how the process of achieving self actualization are survival, learning, thinking, creating your philosophy on life and creating your identity. No matter what beliefs you hold prior to reading ‘Why’ they are sure to be challenged. The author goes on to challenge anyone who is not satisfied with his answers to modify his book and redistribute the new version to help anyone else looking for answers better understand our world and their lives. Source: Get Free eBooks


  299. Why I am Not a Christian 15 Pages, 149 Kb.
    Author: Bertrand Russell, Subtitle: An Examination of the God‐Idea and Christianity
    The lecture that is here presented was delivered at the Battersea Town Hall under the auspices of the South London Branch of the National Secular Society, England. It should be added that the editor is willing to share full responsibility with the Hon. Bertrand Russell in that he is in accord with the political and other opinions expressed. Source: www.andrew.cmu.edu


  300. Wind In The Forest 288 Pages, 3258 Kb.
    Author: Ven. Sujiva,. Theravada Buddhism
    This book is a unique collection of poems, write-ups, illustrations and photos. In Venerable Sujiva's sincere and heartfelt writings, readers may find many touching incidents related by him in his many years of teaching. They will also come to understand him, his compassion and loving-kindness as well as the Dhamma by simply flowing with his pen..
    Source: Buddha Net


  301. With Robes & Bowl 70 Pages, 930 Kb.
    Author: Bhikkhu Kantipalo, Subtitle: Glimpses of the Thudong Bhikkhu Life, Theravada Buddhism, Buddhist Text
    As much as can easily be written of the thudong bhikkhu’s life is contained in these sketches. Just as the flavor of soup is not to be told even in one thousand pages, so the real flavor of this Ancient Way cannot be conveyed by words. Soup is to be tasted: the thudong life is to be lived. If it sounds hard, one must remember that its rewards are great, and in the field of Dhamma-endeavor, nothing is gained without effort. The world wants everything quick-and-easy but the fruits of the holy life are thus only for those who have already put forth their energy, already striven hard for the goal.
    Source: Buddha Net


  302. Woman In Buddhism, 70 pages, 795 Kb.
    Author: Chatsumarn Kablisingh, Subtitle: Questions And Answers, General Buddhism
    Ven. Chatsumarn Kabilsingh provides answers to questions often asked about women and the ordination issue and related topics. She responds to such questions as: In the Buddha's time what role did women play in Buddhism? Why cannot women become buddhas? What is the Buddhist attitude towards prostitution? What is an attitude of a Buddhist towards abortion? What is the unique characteristic in American Buddhism which might interest a feminist?
    Source: Buddha Net,


  303. Yantra Tattoo, 1 page, 338 Kb.
    Author: Fact Sheet, General Buddhism
    Tattooing involves the placement of pigment into the skin's dermis, the layer of dermal tissue underlying the epidermis. After initial injection, pigment is dispersed throughout a homogenized damaged layer down through the epidermis and upper dermis, in both of which the presence of foreign material activates the immune system's phagocytes to engulf the pigment particles. As healing proceeds, the damaged epidermis flakes away (eliminating surface pigment) while deeper in the skin granulation tissue forms, which is later converted to connective tissue by collagen growth.
    Source: Yantra Tattoo,


  304. Zen And The Psychology Of Transformation 262 pages, 23549 Kb.
    Author: Hubert Benoit, Most Zen masters refuse to discuss the discipline or explain it. Hubert Benoit takes the opposite, and for intellectually-inclined Westerners, the more accessible path, and discusses Zen in exhaustive detail in terms of psychology and philosophy--especially phenomenology and existentialism..
    Source: IBC


  305. Zen Buddhism: A History, India & China 423 pages, 21527 Kb.
    Author: Heinrich Dumoulin
    Unparalleled in scope and detail, this classic history of Zen covers all important ideas and developments in the tradition from its beginnings in India through the Sung period in China. It includes chapters on Sakyamuni, the Yogic Element in Buddhism, the relationship between Mayahana and Zen, the Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch, the course of Zen after Hui-Neng, and "the true human of no rank" in the teachings of Lin-Chi.
    Source: IBC