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1A Catechism of Buddhist DoctrineEgerton C. Baptist-Available

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2Early Morning RainBeachcomber-Available

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3The Heart of the Buddha’s TeachingAjahn Brahmaramso-Available

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4The Basic Method of MeditationAjahn BrahmavamsoAs Buddhist meditation becomes ever more popular in our modern world, it is vital that clear and accurate guidance is available. For many years, there has been an unfortunate lack of thorough instruction in simple English on the deeper states of meditation called Jhana. Even though the Jhanas are, perhaps, the theme most repeated by the Buddha in the Suttas, and in spite of the fact that the old teachers of the Thai forest tradition encouraged, preached and taught Jhanas, a description of their development is hard to come by.Available

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5Good Question and Good AnswerS. DhammikaThis 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 5 precepts, Rebirth, Meditation, Wisdom and Compassion, Vegetarianism, Good Luck and fate and Becoming a Buddhist.Available

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6The Teaching of BuddhaSociety for the Promotion of BuddhismFirst published in 1925, the book was originally edited by Japanese scholars of Buddhism before WWII and distributed widely throughout Japan. The first English edition was published in 1934. The Reverend Dr. Yehan Numata brought out another English edition in 1962, and in 1966, after the establishment of the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK) (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism), Dr. Numata assembled a committee of Buddhist scholars to substantially revise and edit a new English-Japanese edition. The Teaching of Buddha has undergone minor revisions and numerous reprintings since. It is now available in more than forty-two languages and over 8 million copies have been distributed and placed in hotel rooms in over fifty countries throughout the world
The Teaching of Buddha is a collection of writings on the essence of Buddhism, selected and edited from the vast Buddhist canon, presented in a concise, easy-to-read, and nonsectarian format. It also includes a brief history of Buddhism, a listing of the source texts, a glossary of Sanskrit terms, and an index
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7A Taste of FreedomAjahn ChahA Taste of Freedom book is part of a set of 6 titles reprinted to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Ajahn Chah, made available for free distribution on 17th June 2018.This collection of ten talks, given by Ajahn Chah in Thailand and England, was one of the earliest publications – 1991 – having been translated from the Thai language by the Sangha of Wat Pah Nanachat.Available

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8In Simple TermsAjahn Chah-Available

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9Taming the Monkey MindThubten ChodronTaming the Monkey mind is for all who wish to understand themselves. Written in clear and simple English, this book explains the essence of the Buddhist view of life, and shows how to apply it in relationships with friends, family and colleagues. The author’s open-minded approach makes this book suitable for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.Available

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10I Wonder WhyThubten ChodronI wonder why is a book about the teachings of Buddha in plain EnglishAvailable

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11Cultivating a Compassionate HeartThubten ChodronIn this book, which has received high praise from monastics and lay Buddhist scholars alike, the American-born nun Ven. Thubten Chodron lucidly and engagingly elucidates the Tibetan Buddhist yoga of Chenrezig. Her explanations are based not only on scriptural but also oral teachings, which makes them eminently authoritative and practical.
Essentially, Cultivating a Compassionate Heart is a knowledgeable, highly practical, and fairly extensive commentary on the Chenrezig sadhana. The book starts with the Thousand-Armed Chenrezig visualization and the preliminary prayers found in most sadhanas and the long mantra of Chenrezig. Only then does the author proceed to explaining the various concepts that make up the theoretical underpinnings of this extraordinary practice.
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12Treasure of the DhammaDr. Sri DHammananda-Available

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13Buddhism for Human LifeDr. K.Sri Dhammananda-Available

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14Human Life and ProblemsDr K. Sri Dhammananda-Available

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15The DhammapadaDr K. Dri DhammanandaDhammapada (Sanskrit: Dharmapada) belongs to Khuddaka nikaya (Minor collection), which itself is a part of the Sutta pitaka. The name is a combination of two words Dharma and Pada. Dharma can be roughly translated into religious virtue and Pada into stanzas or steps. The Dhammapada is a collection of 423 verses as uttered by Gautama Buddha himself to his disciples. An anthology of moral precepts and maxims, it is divided into 26 chapters under such headers as Thought, Flowers, Old Age, Self, Happiness, Pleasure, Anger, Thirst, Brahmanaand others. Though seemingly separated across so many chapters a fundamental thread runs through all the verses, which becomes perceptible on reading the text.Available

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16Why Worry!K. Sri DhammanandaThe book talks about how to give up unnecessary stress and gain mental equilibrium during any type of stressful period.Available

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17To Eat or Not to Eat MeatS. DhammikaIn to eat or not to eat meat, the content inside doesn’t dodge the facts : every indication we have from the original sources would suggest that the Buddha was not a vegetarian himself and did not advocate being one. Really this is undeniable, even to a convinced vegetarian like myself. In this book, Ven. Dhammika has strong arguments to show that if we are to live up to those teachings then it really is incumbent on all of us to look at how our actions affect others, and there can be no doubt buying and eating. He also dispels the simplistic myths that surround the subject, like Mahayanist are vegetarian and Theravadins are not. While in fact the situation is much more complex than that, and it may be truer to say that while most Chinese and Korean Mahayana monastics are indeed vegetarian, Tibetans are decidedly not.Available

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18Encounters With BuddhismS. DhammikaWhy in an increasingly secular world where religion is challenged to prove its relevance, is a religion as ancient as Buddhism still able to attract adherence and perhaps even flourish? The essays in this book attempt to answer this question.Available

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19The Purpose of LifeK. Sri DhammanandaIn memory of Ven. Dr K Sri Dhammananda, this book which is a compilation of some of the succinct teachings given by this well-known Venerable is published. This book gives very clear, practical and direct advice to those who seek to achieve an understanding of their life on earth, and how to lead a noble and peaceful life amidst the confusion, murkiness, materialism and strong craving that this age heralds. Ven. Dhammananda shows us the real nature of worldly life, giving us a correct understanding of life as it is and puts worldly pleasures into its right perspective. We are responsible for our own inner peace, happiness and unhappiness, and for the way things turn out. Using the Middle Path, he guides us gently onto the path of truth, peace, happiness, wisdom and liberation.Available

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20The Words of the BuddhaBhante S. Dhammika-Available

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21A Guide to Buddhism A to ZBhante S. Dhammika“A Guide to Buddhism A to Z” has been written using a dictionary format and should prove to be popular. The book covers the standard basic ideas of Buddhism, presents well-known topics on Buddhism such as ‘metta’ but from a different angle, and introduces neglected but important aspects of the Dhamma. Such not much talked about aspects include self-esteem, modesty, beauty, humility, courtesy and respect. In addition, Ven. Dhammika covers curious subjects that stimulate interest, such as the Buddha’s earlobes and pets. Contemporary issues in values are also included in the Guide to underscore the quality of timelessness of the Buddha Dhamma. The book is recommended reference for both Buddhists and non- Buddhists.Available

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22What Buddhism BelieveK. Sri DhammanandaThis book, written by Venerable Dhammananda mainly from the Theravada perspective, is a good introduction to Buddhism. It explains basic principles of Buddhism in detail and is suitable for helping beginners obtain a general view on the religion. There are various Buddhist denominations, which can be categorized into three Theravada, Mahayana and Vajirayana. Although they share the same origin, the teachings of Lord Buddha, each has charac- teristics of its own. By reading this book, it can help to learn the teachings of different denominations, return to the fundamental teachings of the Buddha, the origin of all the denominations, and then proceed hand in hand toward the Nirvana, that perfect and everlasting peach for all people and the final common goal for every Buddhist denomination.Available

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23Passport to NirvanaTesring Dolma-Available

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24What Makes You not a BuddhistDzongsar Jamyang KhyentseDzongsar Khyentse is one of the most creative and innovative young Tibetan Buddhist lamas teaching today. The director of two feature films with Buddhist themes (the international sensation The Cup and Travelers and Magicians), this provocative teacher, artist, and poet is widely known and admired by Western Buddhists. Moving away from conventional presentations of Buddhist teachings, Khyentse challenges readers to make sure they know what they’re talking about before they claim to be Buddhist. With wit and irony, Khyentse urges readers to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism beyond a romance with beads, incense, and exotic people in robes straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught. In essence, this book explains what a Buddhist really is, namely, someone who deeply understands the truth of impermanence and how our emotions can trap us in cycles of suffering. Khyentse presents the fundamental tenets of Buddhism in simple language, using examples we can all relate to.Available

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25An Introduction to Theravada AbhidhammaSumanapala Galmangoda-Available

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26The Foundation of BuddhismThubten ChodronBuddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition with a history that stretches over 2,500 years, and which is now followed by around 115 million people. In this introduction to the foundations of Buddhism, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism (Thervada, Tibetan, and Eastern) that exist in the world today. From the narrative of the story of the Buddha, through discussions of aspects such as textual traditions, the framework of the Four Noble Truths, the interaction between the monastic and lay ways of life, the cosmology of karma and rebirth, and the path of the bodhisattva, this book provides a stimulating introduction to Buddhism as a religion and way of life.Available

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27Settling Back into the MomentJoseph GoldsteinSettling Back into the Moment is selection of verses from the book “The Experience of Insight”. By the same author, Joseph Goldstein. In this shortened, but still 167 pages, version he presents the core ideas beautifully illustrated throughout the whole book. The work is handwritten and the style is very poetic, though it contains strict instructions on how to manage retreats, posture of meditation, breathing, attention training etc.Available

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28Transforming Problems into the PathThubten ChodronTransforming Problems Into the Dharma Path by Thubten Gyatso is a set of lessons about the transformation of both adverse and happy situations into the Dharma Path with skill, to make them worthwhile and beneficial to ourselves and others. The whole Path, all of the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, leads towards the understanding of our situation in the world, by which I mean understanding how we relate to others. Especially knowing we have a great connection with each other, that in previous lives we have been very close to each other. We have experienced kindness from all other living beings, in so many ways — when others have been our parents, our husbands and wives, our teachers.Available

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29The Boddhisattva VowGeshe Kelsang GyatsoA Bodhisattva is a friend of the world who, motivated by compassion, spontaneously seeks enlightenment to benefit all living beings. In this practical guide to compassionate living, Geshe Kelsang explains in detail how to take and keep the Bodhisattva vows, how to purify downfalls, and how to practise the Bodhisattva’s deeds of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom. With this handbook as our companion, we can enter the Bodhisattva’s way of life and progress along the path to full enlightenment.Available

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30The Wings to AwakeningThanissaro BhikkuThis anthology contains more than 200 new translations of passages from the Buddha’s teachings, along with commentary to help the reader understand their meaning and relation to the practice of meditation. Includes teachings on the Four Frames of Reference, the Four Right Exertions, the Four Bases of Power, the Five Faculties, the Five Strengths, the Seven Factors for Awakening, and the Noble Eightfold Path.Available

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31Buddhism Plain and SimpleSteven HagenThis book offers a clear, straightforward approach to Buddhism in general and awareness in particular. It is about being awake and in touch with what is going on here and now. When the Buddha was asked to sum up his teaching in a single word, he said, “Awareness.” The Buddha taught how to see directly into the nature of experience. His observations and insights are plain, practical, and down-to-earth, and they deal exclusively with the present. In Buddhism Plain and Simple, Steve Hagen presents these uncluttered, original teachings in everyday and simple language.Available

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32Still Thoughts by Master Cheng YenHsin-Chiang KaoIn this book, the teachings from Master Sheng Yen emphasize that practitioners should in their daily lives be constantly aware of the thoughts circulating in their minds. He also explains how having this awareness would allow us to simplify our minds and clearly make decisions with true wisdom.Available

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33A Human BeingIssudhacara-Available

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34Vipassana MeditationSayadaw U JanakabhivamsaThis book is a very good start for someone who wants to start meditation. In this book it explains what Vipassana Meditation is and how it can be used to gain mastery over your thoughts, emotions and sensations in order to be refrained from being anxiety, worry and other unhelpful emotions. Overall, this book teaches you the actual Vipassana Meditation technique, so you can start to use today to bring more peace and harmony in your life.Available

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35Dhamma Man and LawK. N. Jayatilleke-Available

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36An Introduction to Zen BuddhismCarl JungOne of the world’s leading authorities on Zen Buddhism, D. T. Suzuki was the author of more than a hundred works on the subject in both Japanese and English, and was most instrumental in bringing the teachings of Zen Buddhism to the attention of the Western world. Written in a lively, accessible, and straightforward manner, An Introduction to Zen Buddhism is illuminating for the serious student and layperson alike. Suzuki provides a complete vision of Zen, which emphasizes self-understanding and enlightenment through many systems of philosophy, psychology, and ethics. With a foreword by the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Carl Jung, this volume has been generally acknowledged a classic introduction to the subject for many years. It provides, along with Suzuki’s Essays and Manual of Zen Buddhism, a framework for living a balanced and fulfilled existence through Zen.Available

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37Awakening a Kind HeartSangye Khadro“Everyone appreciates kindness. A smile, a few friendly words, show of concern when we are troubled or feeling unwell, an offer of help – gestures of kindness like these brighten our day and ease whatever sadness we may feel in our hearts. Feeling that “someone cares about me” fulfills a very deep need that we all have. And just as we appreciate other people being kind to us, others appreciate it when we are kind to them. “But it’s not always easy to be kind. Sometimes our hearts are filled with anger or hatred, jealousy or pride, and being kind is the last thing we feel like doing. Or we get so caught up in our work and responsibilities that we find no time to think of others and their needs, no time to be kind and gentle. “However these problems can be remedied. The Buddhist tradition offers a wealth of methods that can be used to overcome whatever prevents us from being kind, such as anger or selfishness, and to practice kindness more in our daily life.”Some of these methods are explored and explained in the book, “Awakening the Kind Heart”, in a way that will allow you to practice them in your daily life. Venerable Sangye Khadro will explain and lead us in meditations drawn from her new bookAvailable

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38Opening the Door of Your HeartAjahn BrahmThis anthology contains more than 200 new translations of passages from the Buddha’s teachings, along with commentary to help the reader understand their meaning and relation to the practice of meditation. Includes teachings on the Four Frames of Reference, the Four Right Exertions, the Four Bases of Power, the Five Faculties, the Five Strengths, the Seven Factors for Awakening, and the Noble Eightfold Path.Available

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39Compassion and WisdomDalai Lama, Tenzin GyatsoThis book is one of a series of bite-sized introductions that make his writing accessible to everybody. In this volume, His Holiness describes how to bring love and compassion into our daily lives. He explores the fundamentals of the Buddha’s teaching, from basic advice on how to love more fully to the importance of compassion.Available

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40The Art of HappinessThe Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler M.D.Nearly every time you see him, he’s laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He’s the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and an increasingly popular speaker and statesman. What’s more, he’ll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that “the very motion of our life is towards happiness.” How to get there has always been the question. He’s tried to answer it before, but he’s never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand. Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life’s obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace.Available

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41You and Your ProblemsDr. K Sri DhammanandaThis is one of the excellent text written by the Venerable Dr. K Sri Djammananda. Reading this book can help us to understand problems here lies the fundamental growth in learning and reading this book which helps us to stay in the right path. One can learn how to have a peace in oneself mind.Available

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42The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Inner PeaceDalai LamaHis Holiness the Dalai Lama offers powerful, profound advice on how to live a peaceful and fulfilling life amidst all the conflicts of the modern world. In this distillation of his life and teachings, the Dalai Lama paints a compelling portrait of his early life, reflecting on the personal and political struggles that have helped to shape his understanding of our world. Offering his wisdom and experience to interpret the timeless teachings of the Buddha, The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Inner Peace is fresh and relevant to our troubled times. He explains in a simple and accessible way how each of us can influence those around us by living with integrity. And he holds out hope that, through personal transformation, we can all contribute to a better world.Available

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43Essential TeachingsDalai LamaThis seminal collection of writings contains important spiritual teachings for Eastern and Western readers alike. This book is an indespensible guide for all those seeking the path to spiritual awakening and enlightenment.Available

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44Introductory Course in BuddhismSunanda Lim-Available

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45The Prajna Paramita Heart SutraVenerable Master Lok ToThe sutra famously states, “Form is empty” (śūnyatā). It is a condensed exposé on the Buddhist Mahayana teaching of the Two Truths doctrine, which says that ultimately all phenomena are sunyata, empty of an unchanging essence. This emptiness is a ‘characteristic’ of all phenomena, and not a transcendent reality, but also “empty” of an essence of its own. Specifically, it is a response to Sarvastivada teachings that “phenomena” or its constituents are real. Prajna Paramita can be translated as The Heart of the Perfection Wisdom.Available

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46The Surangama Sutra and The Surangama MantraUpasaka Lu K’uan YuThis book talks about the Surangama Sutra and the Surangama Mantra in EnglishAvailable

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47Mindfulness in Plain EnglishVenerable H. Gunaratna MahateraAuthor Bhante Gunaratana, a renowned meditation master, takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness. The book showcases Bhante’s trademark clarity and wit, as he explores the tool of meditation, what it does, and how to make it work. This expanded edition includes the complete text of its predecessor along with a new chapter on cultivating loving kindness, an especially important topic in today’s world. For anyone who is new to meditation, this is a great resource for learning how to live a more productive and peaceful life.Available

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48Buddhist Meditation in Theory and PracticeParavehera Vajiranana MahatheraBuddhist meditation, while attracting less popular attention than some other meditative disciplines, has given rise to a particularly rich literature in recent years. Despite differences in style and terminology, these modern writings on Buddhist meditation serve much the same purposes as did the manuals and commentaries of the classical masters: to explicate and interpret the Buddha’s teachings on meditation, to clarify the nature and value of the various meditative techniques and attainments, and/or to offer advice on the actual practice of meditation. Meditators are increasingly inclined to compare and evaluate critically what the different contemporary meditation masters have to say, to weigh up the results of relevant scientific studies, or to consult translations of the primary texts in search of the Buddha’s ‘original’ teachings on meditation. Writers on meditation are also increasingly adopting an appropriately critical approach, particularly as regards the reliability of textual accounts. Relatively few still commit the old error of assuming that the Pali canon is a complete and faithful record of what the Buddha said on the subject, or that the classical commentators were infallible authorities.Available

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49Dependent ArisingPalitha MapatunaHere in is found a detailed description of one of the most central concepts of buddhism that of “dependent arising”or paticcasamupadha”according to the pali canon of the theravada school buddhism. Dependent Arising is just like it’s name – clear and to the point. Mapatuna wastes no time dressing up the ideas or watering them down, but instead he lays out the case for this particular aspect of the Buddha’s teaching like a professor laying out a geometric proof, step by patient step. For those unfamiliar with the doctrine of dependent arising (or if, like me, you need a refresher), it is the Buddha’s most complete expression of why things are the way they are. It shows how, in a chain of linked phenomena, hooked together like train cars rolling down the track of time, past lives connect to this present moment, and how we end up in so much distress.Available

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50How to Meditate a Practical GuideKathleen McDonaldWhat is meditation? Why practice it? Which techniques are best? How do I do it? The answers to these often-asked questions are contained in this down-to-earth book, making it of enormous value for anyone who wishes to begin and maintain a meditation practice. Written by a Western Buddhist nun with solid experience in both the practice and teaching of meditation, How to Meditate contains a wealth of practical advice on a variety of authentic techniques, from what to do with our minds, to how to sit, to visualizations and other traditional practices. Best of all, McDonald’s approach is warm and encouraging. The next best thing to personal instruction!Available

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51Basic Buddhist ConceptsKogen MizunoOne of the world’s oldest and greatest religions, Buddhist—like its companions, Christianity and Islam—has experienced schism and division which scatter its teachings among separate sects, nations and sets of ritual practice. Nonetheless, it is possible to identify common teachings which form the essence of Buddhist belief. This book provides lucid explanations of such fundamental concepts as the Three Treasures, the seals of the law, the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the law of causation, and the threefold learning—teachings that all Buddhists honor, which bare the heart of this complicated and magnificently profound religion.Available

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52Essentials of BuddhismKogen MizunoThe centuries following the Buddha’s death around 480 B.C.E. saw a proliferation of schools that expanded his teachings about the cause of suffering and the way to emancipation, or enlightenment, into a weighty canon of doctrinal embellishment and exegesis. In Essentials of Buddhism Kogen Mizuno, one of Japan’s most distinguished Buddhologists, provides a detailed guide to the evolution of the major forms of Buddhism and to their basic terminology and concepts. This book provides a detailed yet accessible guide to basic terminology and concepts of Buddhism in all its forms. The chapters on this book lucidly explains the principle branches of Buddhism, the three treasurers, the elements of existence, the seals of the Law, dependent origination, the four noble truths, religious practice, and the defilements. The author constantly highlight the fact that Buddhism is a living religion whose concepts form the matrix for all important personal practice.Available

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53The Middle Length Discourses of the BuddhaBhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu BodhiThis book offers a complete translation of the Majjhima Nikaya, or Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. This collection–among the oldest records of the historical Buddha’s original teachings–consists of 152 suttas or discourses of middle length, distinguished as such from the longer and shorter suttas of the other collections. The Majjhima Nikaya might be concisely described as the Buddhist scripture that combines the richest variety of contextual settings with the deepest and most comprehensive assortment of teachings. These teachings, which range from basic ethics to instructions in meditation and liberating insight, unfold in a fascinating procession of scenarios that show the Buddha in living dialogue with people from many different strata of ancient Indian society: with kings and princes, priests and ascetics, simple villagers and erudite philosophers. Replete with drama, reasoned argument, and illuminating parable and simile, these discourses exhibit the Buddha in the full glory of his resplendent wisdom, majestic sublimity, and compassionate humanity.Available

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54The Buddha and His TeachingsNarada Maha TheraTHE BUDDHA AND HIS TEACHINGS provides a good source of information for those who wish to understand the life of the Buddha and his fundamental teachings. Readers will find it an extremely valuable handbook, offering a sound foundation to the basic tenets of Buddhism as found in its original Pali tradition. Besides providing a comprehensive account of the Life of the Buddha and His chief disciples, the moral and ethical code of conduct, culminating in the Ten Perfections, a considerable portion of the book deals with current issues in Buddhist studies regarding KARMA, REBIRTH and NIBBANA. It also includes an introduction to Buddhist Meditation with particular reference to the practise of the Four Sublime States (or Brahma Viharas) namely METTA (loving-kindness), KARUNA (Compassion), MUDITA (Sympathetic Joy), and UPEKKHA (Equanimity).Available

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55Fruit of KarmaSudassa OnkomA karma consists fundamentally in a choice, though this choice will not necessarily lead to overt action or speech. But if a choice is not acted out what kind of effect could it have? The consequences that arise from karmas are technically known as vipakas (effects) or phalas (fruits). So what kinds of effect do karmas bring about? What is the nature of karmic fruit? It is often said that we ‘reap what we sow’, as though a karma automatically led to a specific result. But just as a good harvest depends not only on sowing but also on many other factors (such as the weather), In this book, everything related about the Karma and how does it bring about are lucidly explained.Available

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56The Puja BookVenerable Piyasilo-Available

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57The Buddhist CompanionJeffrey G.T.Po-Available

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58The Graduated Path to LiberationGeshe RabtenThe Graduated Path to Liberation is a rendering in English of teachings given by Geshe Rabten Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, in 1969. It follows the traditional lam.rim(graduated path) format, which originated with the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha and has been passed down through an unbroken succession of Indian and Tibetan masters.Available

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59Buddhism for Bears-Bears are seriously underestimated creatures when it comes to spirituality and religious feeling. For the first time, this book recognises their huge potential and offers resembling students of Buddhism everywhere the opportunity to focus their skills and follow the path to enlightenment. From the meditation to the essential concepts of Zen, all the fundamentals are set out here in a series of concise interpretations of Buddhist teaching. Wonderfully illustrated by well-known illustrator Chris Riddell, this is the perfect gift with a difference.Available

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60How to Generate BodhicittaRibur RinpocheHow to generate Bodhicitta by Ribur Rinpoche is an extraction of teachings from 1997 when he held a three and a half month of training. Ribur Rinpoche was born in Tibet in 1923 and recognized as the incarnation of Lama Kunga Osel, a great scholar who spend his last 12 years in strict solitary retreat. The theme of this book is Bodhicitta, the aspiration to attain enlightenment. He discusses the importance of Bodhicitta along with other practices and the historical aspects of Bodhicitta.Available

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61The Door to SatisfactionLama Thubten Zopa RinpocheIn this new edition of a classic book, Lama Zopa Rinpoche reveals the essential meaning of an ancient text that he discovered in his retreat cave high in the Himalayas. This text was Opening the Door to Dharma, composed in the fifteenth century by a follower of the Kadampa tradition. Lama Zopa was so moved and enlightened by the text that he declared that only after reading it did he understand the true meaning of practicing Dharma. He has based an entire line of thought-training teachings on it and from it brings forth a powerful message in The Door to Satisfaction.Available

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62生命的点金石 (Turn stone into gold)Leon Roth, Doris Koegel-Roth-Available

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64The Buddha’s WayH. SaddhatissaAn introduction to the philosophy, practices, moral code, and meditations of Buddhism.Available

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65Buddhism for Today and TomorrowSangharakshitaSangharakshita strongly believes that the Buddha’s fundamental teachings are relevant to modern Western men and women. In this book he describes some specific methods of personal development, a radical blueprint for a new society, and the Buddha’s vision of human existence.Available

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66Causality and Emptiness : The Wisdom of NagarjunaPeter Della SantinaThis work consists of the english language translations of some of Nagarjuna’s most significant works such as Śūnyatāsaptati (Seventy Verses on Emptiness), Yuktiṣāṣṭika (Sixty Verses on Reasoning), Suhṛllekha (Letter to a Good Friend) as well a short exposition on the doctrine of interdependent origination which forms the heart of Nagarjuna’s (and according to him Buddha’s) views about the nature of reality.Available

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67A Guide to The Bodhisattva Way of LifeSantidevaThe Bodhicaryavatara is an ancient text written in Sanskrit around 700 CE by Santideva, Buddhist monk and scholar who lived at the Nalanda Monastic University in India. The Bodhicaryavatara roughly translates to A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. A Bodhisattva is an enlightened being on their way to attaining full Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings. The text has ten chapters that explain how to develop bodhicitta, or the enlightened mind.Available

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68The Eternal LegacySangharahshiteBrilliantly and concisely summarises the essence of core teachings such as the Jataka Tales, Samyutta-nikaya, Anguttara-nikaya, Diamond Sutra, White Lotus Sutra, Vimalakirt-nirdesa, Lankavatara Sutra, Sutra of Golden Light, Flower-Ornament Sutra, Perfection of Wisdom teachings, the Abhidharma and more. Also addresses the question of what actual constitutes Buddhism’s authentic canonical literature. This new edition includes a fresh preface by the author.Available

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69Practical Insight MeditationMahasi SayadawAt the request of numerous students who had received benefits from him, the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw wrote a treatise in two volumes on insight or vipassana meditation.This simple introductory work is an English translation of the second volume of that work, and it focuses mainly on Satipatthana insight meditation. In plain language, his words are mental preparation for the basic and progressive practice.The first volume of his explanatory work is contained in the Progress of Insight, another Buddhist Publication Society book.Available

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70Zen WisdomCh’an Master Sheng YenThis book “ZEN WISDOM” is about Zen meditation practice, philosophy and doctine; Buddhism and social issues: the arts, children, abortion, euthanasia, suicide, morality, medical technology, material success, conservation with a master power of the mind, personal growth, self help and spiritual practice.Available

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71Complete EnlightenmentMaster Sheng YenComplete Enlightenment is the first authoritative translation and commentary on The Sutra of Complete Enlightenment, a central text that shaped the development of East Asian Buddhism and Ch’an (Chinese Zen). The text is set in the form of a transcription of discussions between the Buddha and the twelve enlightened beings(bodhisattvas), who question him on all aspects of spiritual practice. This new translation preserves all the liveliness and nuance of the text in the original Chinese. The sutra’s ancient wisdom is brought to life by the commentaries of Master Sheng-yen, one of the most revered living Buddhist masters in the Ch’an lineage. This is truly a manual for the spiritual journey toward complete enlightenment, providing the key to the deep, poetic, and practical meanings of the scripture.Available

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72The Amazing and Amusing Adventures of Sam and SaraShen Shi’an and Zhang WeiyaAs featured in this comic strip collection of their 100 (mis)adventures, ‘Sam and Sara’ is subtle, direct, zany, zenny, quirky, unpredictable, playful, counterintuitive, philosophical… about the infinite complexities, contradictions and tensions of life. Their experiences are funny, yet not just for laughs, as they are also about our misperceptions of reality, and how we can become kinder and wiser in everyday life. As each episode is self-contained, in a sense, they are the essential nuggets of unconventional wit and wisdom that we look forward to when reading novels and watching movies!Available

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73Be a Lamp Upon YourselfShen Shi’anThis book introduces basic Buddhism with concised materials from a few good books plus some of its original secitions.Available

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74The Six ParamitasMaster Sheng YenThe Sanskrit word ‘paramita’ means ‘having reached the other shore’. It also means “transcendence’ or ‘perfection’. If we are now on the shore of suffering, reaching the other shore would mean leaving suffering behind and becoming enlightened. Hence, transcendence means to be free from mental afflictions, which are the causes of suffering, and from suffering itself. The true practice of the paramitas is to be free from self-attachment and self-cherishing. According to this principle, all Buddhist practices can be viewed as paramitas. What then are the Six Paramitas? They are generosity (dana), morality (sila), patience (ksanti), diligence (virya), meditation (dhyana), and wisdom (prajna). Their purpose is to eradicate self-attachment, and to transcend the ocean of suffering.Available

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75The Stonepeace Book Vol 1Shen Shi’anThis book contains collections of unconventional inspirational quotes that laid out with ample space to help open the heart and mind, and for jotting notes too. The intention is to urge readers to plunge right into the book without any preconceived ideas from titles, to preferably use the index only for later reference.Available

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76The Stonepeace Book Vol 2Shen Shi’anThis book contains collections of unconventional inspirational quotes that laid out with ample space to help open the heart and mind, and for jotting notes too. The intention is to urge readers to plunge right into the book without any preconceived ideas from titles, to preferably use the index only for later reference.Available

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77Meditation on Loving Kindness and other sublime statesSujivaVenerable Sujiva’s clear and comprehensive presentation in BuddhaNet of Metta Bhavana (which is the Pali term for the cultivation of loving-kindness) is a step-by-step explanation of the systematic practice. This section, based on the Visuddhimagga, The Path of Purification, is for meditators who are prepared to develop loving-kindness meditation to its fullest and thereby experience the deeper aspects of the practice.Available

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78Essentials of Insight MeditationSujivaThis book will help reader to fully understand the explanation and the guide to practice Vipassana meditation.Available

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79Gratitude to ParentsVenerable Ajahn SumedhoThese words of the Buddha give expression in terms of observance to the feeling of loyalty and gratitude that a clear-minded person may have with regards to their parents. That this is not necessarily the case is a sad reflection on either the quality of our parents or the attitude of neglect that the society or the individual has towards these powerfully influential people. Even as adults we often respond to situations in ways that are attributable to parental influence – for good or for ill. It is an area to acknowledge and explore. The following text is edited from a talk given by Ajahn Sumedho at Amaravati in October 1994 on a day that the Sri Lankan community had asked to have dedicated to remembering parents. It deals with cultivating the feeling that backs up the observance.Available

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80Now is The KnowingAjahn SumedhoThis book “ZEN WISDOM” is about Zen meditation practice, philosophy and doctine; Buddhism and social issues: the arts, children, abortion, euthanasia, suicide, morality, medical technology, material success, conservation with a master power of the mind, personal growth, self help and spiritual practice.Available

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81The Way It isAjahn SumedhoThis book contains a collection of teachings of Ajahn Sumedho given to people who are familiar with the conventions of Theravada Buddhism and have some experience of meditation. Most of the chapters are edited from talks given during retreats for lay people for Ajahn Sumedho’s monastic disciples, so they require some careful attention and are best read in sequence.Available

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82What is the Basis of Buddhist Teaching?Venerable Sumangalo-Available

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83The Four Noble TruthsVenerable Ajahn Sumedho“This small booklet was compiled and edited from talks given by Venerable Ajahn Sumedho on the central 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 B.C. in the Deer Park at Saranath near Varanasi and kept alive in the Buddhist world ever since. Venerable Ajahn Sumedho is a bhikkhu (mendicant monk) of the Theravada tradition of Buddhism. He was ordained in Thailand in 1966 and trained there for ten years. He is currently the Abbot of the Amaravati Buddhist Centre as well as teacher and spiritual guide to many bhikkhus, Buddhist nuns and lay people. This booklet has been made available through the voluntary efforts of many people for the welfare of others.Available

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84Zen WisdomVenerable Mahasi Sayadaw (Translated by U Min Swe)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. The warmth and sympathetic understanding of the human nature with which the author is moved, reflects the noble qualities of a true disciple of the Buddha who was committed to the welfare of all living beings. And who had throughout his lifetime from the time of His Supreme Enlightenment, devoted his compassionate skill to the aid of others for their emancipation from woes, worries and sufferings.Available

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85Don’t Look Down on the Defilements They Will Laugh At YouAshin TejaniyaDon’t look Down on the Defilements contains guidance on understanding mental defilements, establishing right attitude, the right effort of continuity, the mind work of meditation, working with pain, posture, sounds and the wandering of the mind and the development of wisdom. Lots of food for thought to support your practice.Available

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86With Each and Every Breath: A Guide to MeditationThanissaro BhikkuA new breath meditation manual by Thanissaro Bhikkhu drawing on two sources: the Buddha’s own set of instructions on how to use the breath in training the mind, and Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo’s method of breath meditation — which builds on the Buddha’s instructions, explaining in detail many of the points that the Buddha left in condensed form.Available

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87What is the Triple Gem?Thanissaro BhikkuThis book is a short introduction to the basic principles of Buddhism: the Buddha, the Dhamma (his teachings), and Sangha (the community of his noble disciples), also known as the Triple Refuge.Available

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88The Karma of Mindfulness-One of the most basic principles of wisdom is that we need to train our minds. You may have noticed that you can be living in good conditions and yet still suffer, and that you can be happy in spite of bad conditions. Your happiness and suffering both depend on the inner condition of your mind. And the Buddha discovered that the condition of your mind doesn’t have to be a random thing or left to chance. It can be trained through your own efforts. But your efforts have to be guided by wisdom. Two of the most important concepts that the Buddha used in his instructions on how to develop wisdom are mindfulness and kamma. In this book, readers will be guided for every concepts and how to apply it in daily life and meditationAvailable

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89The Buddha – His life and Historical Survey of Early BuddhismVen. Kotawila Sri Pemaloka TheraThe contents in this book include details of the Buddha’s life story, his first teachings on the 4 noble truths, karma and rebirth, and Nibbana (Nirvana), his first missionary work in converting others like King Bimbisara,the social and political conditions of the time,the role of women,the Buddha’s visit to Silhalaseepa,Sri Lanka,the establishment of the sangha and the development of Buddhism,The Buddha’s great compassion,stories of selected disciples,the Buddha’s last days and his maha parinibbana,plus an appendix on the Sutta Pitaka.Available

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90A Buddhist’s CompanionAsim Thittla-Available

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91Tales of The Buddha’s former Lives Stories 1-50Esther ThienTales of the Buddha’s Former Lives is a collection of simple stories written along the line of Aesop’s Fables. Though meant for readers of all ages, they are especially useful to older children and teenagers, as these stories promote and highlight virtuous conduct and good behaviour, especially those human values that contribute to harmony, pleasure and progress.Available

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92Tales of The Buddha’s former Lives Stories 51-100Esther ThienTales of the Buddha’s Former Lives is a collection of simple stories written along the line of Aesop’s Fables. Though meant for readers of all ages, they are especially useful to older children and teenagers, as these stories promote and highlight virtuous conduct and good behaviour, especially those human values that contribute to harmony, pleasure and progress. This book is the follow up of the first version (1-50).Available

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93Stepping into FreedomThich Nhat HanhStepping into Freedom is a book of guidelines, encouraging words, reminders, and gathas for novice monks and nuns in the Buddhist tradition. These texts provide an important insight into the heart of practice taught by the Buddha, and relevant for all.Available

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94Living Buddha, Living ChristThich Nhat HanhWhen you are a truly happy Christian, you are also a Buddhist. And vice versa.” — Thich Nhat Hanh Buddha and Christ, perhaps the two most pivotal figures in the history of humankind, each left behind a legacy of teachings and practices that have shaped the lives of billions of people over the course of two millenia. If they were to meet on the road today, what would each think of the other’s spiritual views and practices? The bestselling author of “Peace is Every Step, ” and one of the most beloved Buddhist teachers in the West, Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh has been part of a decades-long dialogue between the two greatest living contemplative traditions, and brings to Christianity an appreciation of its beauty that could be conveyed only by an outsider. In a lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the two traditions meet, and reawakens our understanding of both. “On the altar in my hermitage, ” he says, “are images of Buddha and Jesus, and I touch both of them as my spiritual ancestors.Available

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95Present Moment Wonderful MomentThich Nhat HanhReading these poetic and practical verses can help us slow down and enjoy each moment of our lives. There are verses for waking up to “twenty-four brand new hours,” taking a shower, answering the telephone, and starting the car. “Present Moment Wonderful Moment is an inspiring handbook of mindfulness poems for everyday life.Available

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96The Healing Power of MindTulku ThondupThe true nature of our minds is enlightened and peaceful, as the depth of the ocean is calm and clear. But when we mentally grasp and emotionally cling to our wants and worries with all our energy, we lose our own enlightened freedom and healing power, only to gain stress and exhaustion, suffering and overexcitement, like the turbulent waves rolling on the surface of the ocean. Our minds possess the power to heal pain and stress, and to blossom into peace and joy, by loosening the clinging attitudes that Buddhists call “grasping at self.” If we apply the mind’s healing power, we can heal not only our mental and emotional afflictions, but physical problems also.Available

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97The Illustrated Heart SutraTsai Shih ChungWritten in only 260 Chinese characters, The Heart Sutra contains the most profound wisdom in Buddhism. Here, Buddhism is presented not as a religion but as the accumulated wisdom of “enlightened ones” who contemplated the trials and mysteries of life.Available

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98Invitation to VipassanaVisuddhacaraVipassana is a system of meditation taught by the Buddha to liberate the mind from unwholesome states and overcome suffering. Vipassana is a Pali word that means wisdom or Insight. So Vipassana meditation is Insight or Wisdom meditation. When we do Vipassana we will come to attain a balance of mind that will enable us to face the ups and downs of life. This is very impor- tant as most of our sufferings come from our inability to con- trol the mind. We suffer from anxiety, fear, worries, depression, envy, jealousy, excitement, anger, hatred, delusion, pride and a host of unwholesome states of mind. We want to live calmly and peacefully, yet we are unable to do so. We are overwhelmed by our moods that can go from one extreme to another, from, so to speak, the deepest hell to the highest heaven.Available

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99Curbing Anger Spreading LoveVisuddhacaran an easy, conversational style, the author discusses 16 ways to control and overcome anger, and offers instructions on how to practice the meditation on universal love.Available

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100The Long Discourses of The BuddhaMaurice WalsheThis book offers a complete translation of the Digha Nikaya, the long discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. This collection–among the oldest records of the historical Buddha’s original teachings, given in India two and a half thousand years ago–consists of thirty-four longer-length suttas, or discourses, distinguished as such from the middle-length and shorter suttas of the other collections. These suttas reveal the gentleness, compassion, power, and penetrating wisdom of the Buddha. Included are teachings on mindfulness (Mahasatipatthana Sutta); on morality, concentration, and wisdom (Subha Sutta); on dependent origination (Mahanidrana Sutta); on the roots and causes of wrong views (Brahmajala Sutta); and a long description of the Buddha’s last days and passing away (Mahaparinibbana Sutta); along with a wealth of practical advice and insight for all those travelling along the spiritual path. Introduced with a vivid account of the Buddha’s life and times and a short survey of his teachings, The Long Discourses of the Buddha brings us closer in every way to the wise and compassionate presence of Gotama Buddha and his path of truth.Available

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101Nature of Life and DeathVen. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero-Available

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102Buddhism and its Religion and ScienceR. G. de S. WettimunyThe contents of this book contains the teachings from Buddha and the doctriens and how does it can relate and be applied in Science.Available

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103A Collection of Dhamma TalksSayadaw U. SilanandaThe contents has a collection of Dhamma talks from a lot of other Buddhist monks and Venerable.Available

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104Crossing the StreamSangharakshitaSoon after taking ordination as a Buddhist monk, the English author of this book moved to the town of Kalimpong, on the edge of the Himalayas. He was to live there for 14 years – reflecting, writing and editing Buddhist journals, befriending a number of distinguished Tibetan lamas as they fled across the nearby border, and establishing the world’s first inter-denominational Buddhist centre. The 32 essays in the book come from that period, and reveal a man profoundly committed to the inner life, who is not afraid to challenge orthodox attitudes and interpretations in his pursuit of the practical essence of Buddhism.Available

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105Know Your Mind : The Psychological Dimension of Ethics in BuddhismSangharakshitaAn accessible introduction to the traditional Buddhist psychology of the Abhidharma which offers a clear description of the nature of the mind and how it functions and explores the part we play in creating ourAvailable

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