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Vipassana / Insight Meditation

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Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away
Ajahn Chah

This book offers powerful remedies for overcoming our deep-seated fear of change, including guidance on letting go of attachments, living in the present, and taking up the practice of meditation.

Available Truth: Excursions into Buddhist Wisdom and the Natural World
Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano

With his books Landscapes of Wonder and Longing for Certainty, the American monk Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano led readers down literary trails, providing enlightening glimpses of the natural world.
In Available Truth, he guides us further along the path. His unqualified embrace of the Buddha’s worldview—in intelligent and deeply thoughtful prose—distinguishes his work from many other Western Buddhist books. Along with reflections on mindfulness, impermanence, and the end of suffering, Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano is not afraid to delve into the topics of rebirth, karma, nonvirtue, and the roles of reasoned faith, ritual, and monasticism, revealing their continuing relevance for today's seeker. His patient awareness of the workings of the mind and the natural world will enable readers to deepen both their practice and their lives.

The First Discourse of the Buddha
Rewata Dhamma

After enlightenment, the Buddha delivered his first discourse to five disciples in Deer Park, India. Known as the Four Noble Truths, this sutta forms the foundation and essence of all the Buddha’s teachings. It contains all the necessary information and instruction for us to become free from suffering and gain insight into the truth of enlightenment. Includes a history of the Buddha’s life, background on Buddhism, and a contemporary translation of and commentary on the Four Noble Truths.

Food for The Heart: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah
Ajahn Chah

Renowned for the beauty and simplicity of his teachings, Ajahn Chah was Thailand's best-known meditation teacher. His charisma and wisdom influenced many American and European seekers, and helped shape the American Vipassana community. This collection brings together for the first time Ajahn Chah's most powerful teachings, including those on meditation, liberation from suffering, calming the mind, enlightenment and the 'living dhamma'. Most of these talks have previously only been available in limited, private editions and the publication of Food for the Heart therefore represents a momentous occasion: the hugely increased accessibility of his words and wisdom. Western teachers such as Ram Dass and Jack Kornfield have extolled Chah's teachings for years and now readers can experience them directly in this book.

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
U Silananda

The Venerable U Silananda has written one of the best and most illuminating commentaries on the Maha Sattpatthana Sutta, the Great Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness. This sutta represents one of the Buddha's most important teachings for both scholars and practitioners. It is translated here along with Venerable U Silananda’s extensive and insightful commentary.

In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon
Bhikkhu Bodhi
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Foreword

Divided into ten thematic chapters, In the Buddha's Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha's discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight. A concise, informative introduction precedes each chapter, guiding the reader toward a deeper understanding of the texts that follow.

In the Buddha's Words allows even readers unacquainted with Buddhism to grasp the significance of the Buddha's contributions to our world heritage. Taken as a whole, these texts bear eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha's teachings, and point the way to an ancient yet ever-vital path. Students and seekers alike will find this systematic presentation indispensable.

The Mind and the Way: Buddhist Reflections on Life
Ajahn Sumedho

With warmth and a wonderful sense of humor, Ajahn Sumedho offers practical advice on freeing the mind and opening the heart.

Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? Inspiring Stories for Welcoming Life's Difficulties

Ajahn Brahm

The 108 pieces in Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? offer thoughtful commentary on everything from love and commitment to fear and pain. Drawing from his own life experience, as well as traditional Buddhist folk tales, author Ajahn Brahm uses over thirty years of spiritual growth as a monk to spin delightful tales that can be enjoyed in silence or read aloud to friends and family.
Featuring titles such as "The Two-Finger Smile" and "The Worm and His Lovely Pile of Dung," these wry and witty stories provide playful, pithy takes on the basic building blocks of everyday life. Suitable for children, adults, and anyone in between, this eloquent volume wraps insight and inspiration inside of a good old yarn.

Swallowing the River Ganges: A Practice Guide to The Path of Purification

Matthew Flickstein

Swallowing the River Ganges is a comprehensive practice guide to the "great treatise" of Theravadan Buddhism, the "path of purification" (Visuddhimagga). Written in the fifth century, this encyclopedic manual of Buddhist doctrine and meditation organizes the various teachings of the Buddha into one clear path.
Step by step, this meditation course guides us through the seven stages of purification, explaining the teachings and putting them into context for the modern reader. It describes how to use the breath for practicing both serenity and insight meditation, and helps us realize that no separation exists between ourselves and the truths we seek.

Calm and Insight: Buddhist Manual for Meditators
Khantipalo Bhikkhu

This manual, by an experienced Buddhist, has been written so that it will be easitly accessible also to the reader who knows nothing about meditation, but also contains knowledge and experience that can be gained only through practice.

Theravada / Insight Meditation
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