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|Abhidhamma Studies: Buddhist Explorations of conciousness and time|| Ven. Nyanaponika Thera, Wisdom Publications|
A groundbreaking book, Venerable Nyanponika Thera penetrates the
formidable face of the Abhidhamma and makes its principles thoroughly
intelligible. Basing his approach on the detailed list of mental factors
that the Abhidhamma uses as a guide to psychological analysis, he
explores conditinality, the nature of conciousness, the temporality of
experience, and the psychological underpinnings of spiritual
transformation. Innovative and rich in insights, this book demonstrates
the continuing relevance of Buddhist thought to our most astute
contemporary efforts to understand the elusive yet intimate nature of
| Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhara
||Richard Salomon, University of Washington Press, 1999, 320 pg.
In 1994 the British Museum made a startling discovery when they opened
a clay pot they had acquired from Afghanistan. Rolled up birch bark
scrolls contained the earliest known written Buddhist scriptures. We
can now learn how the teachings of the Buddha were studied, preserved
and understood 2000 years ago. Contains: 93 illustrations, 34 in color;
3 maps; glossary; bibliography; index. Softcover.
||H. Saddhatissa, Wisdom, 1997, 177 pg.
T.W. Rhys Davids, Motilal Banarsidas,1985, softcover, 332 pgs.
portrayal of ancient India during the period of Buddhist ascendancy,
with a detailed account of the kings, clans and nations that played a
role in its growth and spread.With 56 illustrations and maps, this
classic work was first published in 1903, & is still illuminating
|Buddhist Legends, 3 Volume Set
||Tr.by E.W. Burlingame, Pali Text Society, 1995, hardcover
anonymous Dhammapada commentary is a collection of stories, sixty in
common with the Jataka Commentary, chosen to introduce, contextualise
and explain the verses of the Dhammapada. It was apparently composed in
Sri Lanka and its date is unknown.
|Connected Discourses of the Buddha-Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya, The
Bhikkhu Bodhi, Wisdom Publications, 2002, 2073 pg., hardcover only
is the complete translation of the Samyutta Nikaya, the third of the
four great collections in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon. Now in
one volume instead of two.
|Debates Commentary, The
B.C. Law, Pali Text Society, 1989, Hardcover
translation of the Kathavatthu Commentary, a short but informative
source for the history of Buddhism, considered 5th century C.E.
|Designation of Human Types: Translation of Puggala-paññatti
||B.C. Law, Pali Text Society, 1997, 125 pg., hardcover only
The fourth vol. of the Abhidhammapitaka, the earliest of the Abhidhamma
texts, contains many statements about the "person" (puggala) from the
Sutta-Pitaka. Different types of individuals are classified according
to a complex manner of enumeration: Examples:What sort of person is one
of perturbable nature? What sort of person is restrained by fear? What
sort of person is an eye-witness? What sort of person is angry? ...is a
slanderer? What sort of person is crafty? ...is deceitful? Which two
persons are easily satisfied? What sort of person is hopeless? ...is
hopeful? ...is he who has lost hope? What sort of person is
'foul-mouthed'? ...a 'flower-speaker'? ...'honey-tongued'? Who are the
three teachers? Each chapter increases the number of specifications by
one additional division for each type of human being, going from 1 to
10, in all.
|Dhammapada, The: Verses on The Way
Glenn Wallis, Random House, 2004, softcover, 190 pgs.
new English translation is faithful to the Pali while retaining a
lovely flow & a "vibrancy and relevancy” both "philologically
tight" & poetic. Dr. Wallis, professor of Buddhism at U of Georgia,
added a highly interesting modern commentary on it, "Guide to Reading
the Text" that elucidates the technical terms and difficulties by
drawing all his explanatory material right from the canonical suttas,
the earliest discourses of the Buddha.
|Disciples of the Buddha,The
Robert Newman, Cool Grove Publishing, 2001, 156 pgs. hardcover
text and stunning photographs bring together the imagery, historical
placement, and background of the eight surviving statues of the Lohans,
the direct disciples of the Buddha. These ceramic statues, discovered
by pirates in a secluded shrine cave and brought to the Peking art
market in 1913, are renderings of the first practitioners to experience
the fruit of his path. This highly original text sheds light on
meditation statues that have long remained in the shadow of antique
|Five Aggregates: Understanding Theravada Psychology & Soteriology
||Mathieu Boisvert, WLU Press, 1995, 166 pg.
|Foundations of Dharmakirti's Philosophy
John D. Dunne, Wisdom Publications, 2004, 512 pgs. softcover
of Wisdom's acclaimed Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism series.
Dharmakirti is a central figure in the history of Buddhist philosophy.
This extraordinary work of scholarship illuminates the body of
Dharmakirti's works which have profoundly influenced Mahayana Buddhism.
Dunne admirably renders the complex Dharmakirti into a lucid account.
|Great Disciples of the Buddha
|| Nyanaponika Thera & H. Hecker, Wisdom Publications, 2003, 448 pg.
|Heritage of the Bhikkhu
Walpola Rahula, Grove/Atlantic, softcover
vivid account of the monk's role as a follower & teacher of the
Buddha's teaching, including topics on practical daily living, the path
to spiritual perfection, and monastic disciplines.
|I DARE! Biography of Kiran Bedi
||P. Dangwal, UBS Publishers, 1995, 322 pg.
|In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon
||Bhikkhu Bodhi, Wisdom Publications, 2005, 485 pgs. Softcover
Selected discourses from the Pali Canon designed to reveal the outline
and breadth of the Buddha's teaching. This is a masterful collection of
Venerable Bodhi's lucid translations.
did not himself leave us with any single discourse that gives a concise
outline of all the diverse elements of his Dhamma teaching. Venerable
Bodhi has organized this anthology in thematic chapters, drawn
primarily from the first four nikayas of the Pali Canon, to help
readers unfamiliar with the full scope of the early collections of the
Buddhas teachings to navigate and understand the structure of this vast
|In the Hope of Nibbana
||W. L. King, Pariyatti Press, 2001, 296 pg.
| Kindness: A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents
||Sarah Conover, Eastern Washington University Press, 2001
Beautifully illustrated, with over 30 compelling, gentle,
thought-provoking, and often humorous stories from the Buddhas life for
older children and adults.
|Letters from the Dhamma Brothers: Meditation Behind Bars
Jenny Phillips, Pariyatti Press, 2008, 200+ pgs. softcover.
and interviews from inmates tell powerful stories of change after
taking ten-day Vipassana meditation courses in an Alabama maximum
security prison. Click here for more description.
| Life of the Buddha, The Manuscript Art from the British Musuem. || Patricia Hebert, Pomegranate Art Books, 1991, 95 pgs, hardcover.|
life story told in text and 30 beautiful
double-page color spreads reproduced from treasured, glorious Burmese
manuscripts. The introduction describes the history of these
from the British Museum and the art tradition in
Myanmar which produced them.
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| Light of Asia The Great Renunciation (Mahabhishkramana) || Edwin Arnold, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers |
In this poetic masterpiece, Edwin Arnold describes the life and
teachings of the Buddha. He was initially persuaded to compose this
sacred work, as a result of his deep and abiding desire to aid in the
better and mutual understanding between East and West.
|Long Discourses of the Buddha-A Translation of the Digha Nikaya, The
Maurice Walshe, Wisdom Publications, 1992, 648 pg., hardcover only
longer discourses, revealing the gentleness, compassion, power, &
penetrating wisdom of the Buddha. Included are mindfulness
(Mahasatipatthana); morality, concentration, & wisdom (Subha);
dependent origination (Mahanidrana); roots & causes of wrong views
(Brahmajala); 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 a short survey
of his teachings.
|Longing For Certainty: Reflections on the Buddhist Life
Bhikku Nyanasobhano, Wisdom Publications, 2003, 190 pgs. softcover
a lyrical yet practical poetic voice, the author invites us to look
upon the natural world with new eyes to find the truth of the Buddha's
teaching in our own immediate experiences.
|Love and Sympathy in Theravada Buddhism
Harvey B. Aronson, Motilal Banarsidas, 1999, softcover, 130 pg.
Buddha's teachings on love, sympathy & the sublime attitudes.
Impressed with S.N.Goenka's emphasis on love & helpfulness towards
others, the author cites Pali discourses & their commentaries to
explain the place of concern for others in the Theravada religious life.
| Manual of a Mystic -The Yogavachara's Manual
||F.L. Woodward, Pali Text Society, 1982, Hardcover, 181 pg.
A 1916 translation of a rare 18th century Sinhalese and Pali palm-leaf
manuscript. It is a manual of "Yoga practice" meaning the practice of
samadhi and the jhanas.
|Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, The
||Bhikkhu Nanamoli, Wisdom Publications, 1995, 1412 pg., hardcover only
|Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
Thera Nyanaponika, Altamira Press, 1997, Softcover, 333 pg.
the Anguttara Nikaya, this offers the Buddha's teachings on basic
ethical observances for the busy citizens of the world, to the more
rigorous mental trainings prescribed for monks and nuns.
|Path of the Buddha, The
Renuka Singh, Penguin Global, 2004, 160 pgs. Softcover
Buddha's spiritual journey a contemporary dimension, this anthology
contains essays by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, other Tibetan lamas,
and on the impact of Buddhist philosophy on them. Equally poignant are
the accounts of others who, dissatisfied with the present world, embark
on varied and meaningful searches for salvation.
| Poems of Early Buddhist Monks|| Pali Text Society|| 19.95|
|Poems of Early Buddhist Nuns
||Trans. Mrs. Rhys-Davids & K.R. Norman, PTS, 1997
|Quiet Mind, The
||John Coleman, Pariyatti Press, 2000, 200 pg.
| Rhinoceros Horn|| K.R. Norman, Pali Text Society|
Paperback edition of the Suttanipata (without notes).
|Search for the Buddha, The: The Men Who Discovered India's Lost Religion
||Charles Allen, Carroll & Graf, Publishers, 2003, 322 pg.
From a master of British Indian history comes the exciting story of the
soldiers, explorers, and adventurers who introduced Buddhism to the
West. Acclaimed historian Charles Allen brings to life a handful of
extraordinary characters and takes readers to lost holy places across
the Asian world as he chronicles how Westerners found the Buddha,
tracing the Great Teacher's roots right back to India, where his words
had been suppressed.
|Summary of the Topics of Abhidhamma & Exposition of the Topics of Abhidhamma
||R.P. Wueratne, Pali Text Society, 2002, 413 pg., hardcover only
|Sutra of Golden Light
Translated by R.E. Emmerick, Pali Text Society, 2004, 110 pgs, softcover.
by the scholar and pilgrim I-tsing in the 5th c. it provides guidance
for directing actions toward purifying the mind, and generating peace
through practice. Sometimes called the "king of sutras," as it explains
the "chain of causation."
|Udana Commentary 2 Vol Set
Tr. by P. Masefield, Pali Text Society, 1994/1995, hardcover.
given on the 3rd text of the Khuddaka-nikaya, the Sutta-pitaka's 80
collected solemn utterances of the Buddha made on special occasions.
| Vimanavatthu and Petavatthu|| N. A. Jayawickrama, Pali Text Society|
PTS translation: Minor Anthologies, Vol 4, Stories of the Mansions, and Stories of the Departed
|What the Buddha Taught
Walpola Rahula, Grove Press, 1974, 151 pgs. softcover
texts and commentary from suttas and the Dhammapada (as well as temple
photographs), this book expands upon the Four Noble Truths, doctrines,
cultural reflections, and ethics. Sri Rahula contextualizes the
Buddha's teaching into modern experiences and also reframes common
misunderstandings about the teaching and practice of the Buddha.
| Word of the Doctrine (Dhammapada)
||Trans. K.R. Norman, Pali Text Society, 1997