Introduction

  1. Essentials of Buddhism

    Chapter One
    1. The Buddha in the Pali Canon
    Renunciation, Self-Mortification & Enlightenment
    The Buddha’s Mission
    Salient Features of the Theravada Concept of the Buddha

    Chapter Two
    2. Impermanence as a Basic Fact of Existence
    Arguments Adduced in the Anattalakkhaõa-sutta
    Empirical Observation of Facts
    Etymological & Doctrinal Meaning of the Term ‘anicca’
    Impermanence: the Nature of all Component Things
    Is Consciousness Soul?

    Chapter Three
    3. The Concept of Dukkha in Early Buddhist Teaching
    The Etymological Definition & the Exegesis

  2. Buddhism Is Not What You Think

    Bestselling author and renowned Zen teacher Steve Hagen penetrates the most essential and enduring questions at the heart of the Buddha's teachings: How can we see the world in each moment, rather than merely as what we think, hope, or fear it is? How can we base our actions on reality, rather than on the longing and loathing of our hearts and minds? How can we live lives that are wise, compassionate, and in tune with reality? And how can we separate the wisdom of Buddhism from the cultural trappings and misconceptions that have come to be associated with it?

  3. Buddhism: Plain & Simple

    Buddhism Plain & Simple did live up to its name. Throughout the book, Hagen made it evident that Buddhism is about being awake in the present moment. Hagen said, “Our journey must be two awaken here and now, to awaken to here and now. To be fully alive, we must be fully present” (19). To do this, Hagen examined the human situation of suffering, gave ways to wake up, and showed the benefits of having a free mind.

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

    This ebook presents on the remarkable spiritual achievements of these early disciples illustrate the relevance and power of the Buddha's teaching. Through their encounter with India's most influential sage, these determined men and women transformed their minds while discovering how to attain internal peace and equanimity. In this inspiring book, twenty-four of the Buddha's most distinguished disciples, including eight women, are brought to life in ten chapters of rich narration.

  5. The Life of Hiuen-Tsiang: By the Shaman Hwui Li with an Introduction Containing An Account of the Works of I-Tsing.

    Beal, Samuel. The Life of Hiuen-Tsiang: By the Shaman Hwui Li with an Introduction Containing An Account of the Works of I-Tsing. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubnger & Co. Ltd. Re-issue 1914.

  6. An Introductory Grammar of the Pali Language

    This book is intended to be an introduction to the grammatical structure of the
    Pāḷi language for those who have no prior knowledge of subject. As such, it has been
    designed to make the study of Pāḷi grammar as easy as possible, by presenting the basic
    principles of the language and its inflections in a clear and systematic format. 

    Bomhard, Allan R. An Introductory Grammar of the Pali Language. Charleston: Charleston Buddhist Fellowship. Reprint - 2018

  7. Encyclopedia of Buddhism - Vol. I and II

    Buddhism is one of the world's major religions with influences reaching far beyond its origins in East Asia, yet it is surprising that it has taken so long for a comprehensive reference source on this religion to appear. Macmillan's work covers not only the familiar topics found in many existing titles on Buddhism but delves deeper. Some 250 experts have crafted scholarly yet accessible articles on nearly 500 topics ranging from rituals and practices to art and Western influence.

  8. Common Buddhist Text

    This 433-page anthology of extracts from the Buddhist scriptures includes texts from the Theravāda, Mahāyāna, and Vajrayāna traditions arranged thematically under headings such as "Different Perspectives on the Buddha", "Society and Human Relationships" and "Meditation", enabling the reader to compare what different strands of the Buddhist tradition have had to say on key questions.

    Brahmapundit, Phra. Common Buddhist Text: Guidance and Insight from the Buddha. Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya: Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University Press, 2018.

  9. Dharma Moments

    At home and at work, we struggle every day with hope and fear- living in the past, anxious about the future. Is there an end to suffering? Dharma Moments captures the essence of Buddhist practice to help us thrive in the modern world. With sound advice about its relevance in today's busy world, Dharma Moments places the wisdom of the Dharma at the center of our lives, examining both personal and global challenges. This wide-ranging collection of deeply personal insights and real-life stories reveals the Buddha's most enduring principles.

  10. Buddhism

    In this authoritative guide, one of the world's most distinguished scholars of Buddhism provides a compact summary of the tradition's development, from the time of the Buddha to the 20th century exile of the Dalai Lama. Covering all the Buddhist schools from Mahayana to Zen, this comprehensive, concise study is widely acknowledged as the classic introduction to the history of the Buddhist tradition, perfect for students and interested readers alike.
  11. Buddhism without Beliefs

    As in all the major religions, there is a wisdom behind the theology of Buddhism that informs the believer in daily life. Stephen Batchelor would argue that the difference with Buddhism is that the wisdom is in fact independent of the theology and is not informative to believers only, but to everyone. In Buddhism Without Beliefs Batchelor lays out the major tenets of Buddhist wisdom, commenting on their relevance to modern life. The Buddha said that seekers must find the Truth for themselves, and Batchelor offers this book as a roadmap.

  12. Philosophy of the Buddha

    Philosophy of the Buddha is 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). The book includes an account of the life of the Buddha as well as comparisons of his teaching with practical and theoretical aspects of some Western philosophical outlooks, both ancient and modern.

  13. An Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy

    In this clearly written undergraduate textbook, Stephen Laumakis explains the origin and development of Buddhist ideas and concepts, focusing on the philosophical ideas and arguments presented and defended by selected thinkers and sutras from various traditions. He starts with a sketch of the Buddha and the Dharma, and highlights the origins of Buddhism in India. He then considers specific details of the Dharma with special attention to Buddhist metaphysics and epistemology, and examines the development of Buddhism in China, Japan, and Tibet, concluding with the ideas of the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh. In each chapter he includes explanations of key terms and teachings, excerpts from primary source materials, and presentations of the arguments for each position. His book will be an invaluable guide for all who are interested in this rich and vibrant philosophy.