Above: The Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India: The place where the Buddha attained Nibbana (Liberation)

Books

Buddhist practitioners are encouraged to read, reflect upon, undertake, and understand the direct teachings of the Buddha as found in the Sutta Pitaka (the collection of discourses). Reading the Suttas directly is like experiencing the sun shining on your heart on a beautiful and pleasant spring day, the sky is clear and a gentle cooling breeze is blowing through your mind. 

Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon

In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon

(Amazon Australia)

Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi

In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon

(Amazon U.S.)

Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Middle Length Discourses: Majjhima-Nikaya

(Amazon Australia)

Translator: Bhikkhu Nanamoli; Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi 

The Middle Length Discourses: Majjhima-Nikaya

(Amazon U.S.)

Translator: Bhikkhu Nanamoli; Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi 

The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya

(Amazon Australia)

Author: Maurice Walshe

The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya

(Amazon U.S.)

Author: Maurice Walshe

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara

(Amazon Australia)

Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara

(Amazon U.S.)

Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya

(Amazon Australia)

Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya

(Amazon U.S.)

Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Suttanipata: An Ancient Collection of the Buddha's Discourses Together with Its Commentaries

(Amazon Australia)

Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi

The Suttanipata: An Ancient Collection of the Buddha's Discourses Together with Its Commentaries

(Amazon U.S.)

Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi

Biographies of the Buddha & the Great Disciples

Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha

(Amazon Australia)

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha

(Amazon U.S.)

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddha

(Amazon Australia)

Author: Karen Armstrong

Buddha

(Amazon U.S.)

Author: Karen Armstrong

Great Disciples of the Buddha: Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacy

(Amazon Australia)

Author: Bhikkhu Nyanaponika, Author: Hellmuth Hecker; Editor: Bhikkhu Bodhi

Great Disciples of the Buddha: Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacy.

(Amazon U.S.)

Author: Bhikkhu Nyanaponika, Author: Hellmuth Hecker; Editor: Bhikkhu Bodhi

The First Free Women: Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns

(Amazon Australia)

Author: Matty Weingast 

The First Free Women: Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns

(Amazon U.S.)

Author: Matty Weingast 

Songs of the Sons and Daughters of Buddha: Enlightenment Poems from the Theragatha and Therigatha

(Amazon Australia)

Author: Andrew Schelling

Songs of the Sons and Daughters of Buddha: Enlightenment Poems from the Theragatha and Therigatha

(Amazon U.S.)

Author: Andrew Schelling

Miscellaneous

The Heart Blooms in Silence: Reflections from a Year in Solitary Meditation

(Amazon Australia)

Author: Dhammadasa (E.J. Hattom)

The Heart Blooms in Silence: Reflections from a Year in Solitary Meditation

(Amazon U.S.)

Author: Dhammadasa (E.J. Hattom)

Teachings on Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twelve videos on the practice of lovingkindness by the venerabel Ajahn Sona, Pacific Hermitage Retreat, Birken Forest Monastery, May 2017 (Click on image above).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This series of short talks delves into the Brahmaviharas (Divine Abidings) and explores how these ingenious feelings of love and contentment can transform our mundane lives into the extraordinary. By the venerabel Ajahn Sona.  (Click on image above)

Websites

Access to Insight

Access to Insight is an HTML website dedicated to providing accurate, reliable, and useful information concerning the practice and study of Theravada Buddhism, as it has been handed down to us through both the written word of the Pali canon and the living example of the Sangha.

Sutta Central

SuttaCentral contains early Buddhist texts, known as the Tipiṭaka or “Three Baskets”. This is a large collection of teachings attributed to the Buddha or his earliest disciples, who were teaching in India around 2500 years ago. They are regarded as sacred canon in all schools of Buddhism.

There are several Buddhist traditions, and each has passed down a set of scriptures from ancient times. SuttaCentral is specially focused on the scriptures of the earliest period of Buddhism, and hosts texts in over thirty languages. We believe this is the largest collection of early Buddhist texts ever made.

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