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Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom.

In Buddha’s Brain, Drs. Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius offer you a beautifully clear and practical connection to the essential wisdom teachings of the Buddha. Using the contemporary language of scientific research, they invite the reader to open to the mysteries of the mind, bringing a modern understanding to the ancient and profound teachings of inner meditation practice.

A History of India


Hermann Kulke studied Indology (Sanskrit) and history at Freiburg University and did his PhD thesis on the Cidambaram Mahatmya, a text which encompasses the tradition of the South Indian temple city Chidambaram. His second major book was on the Gajapati kingship of Orissa. He has actively participated in the Orissa Research Project of the German Research Council and was co-editor of The Cult of Jagannath and the Regional Tradition of Orissa.......

Mahayana Buddhism

Originating in India, Mahayana Buddhism spread across Asia, becoming the prevalent form of Buddhism in Tibet and East Asia. Over the last twenty-five years Western interest in Mahayana has increased considerably, reflected both in the quantity of scholarly material produced and in the attraction of Westerners towards Tibetan Buddhism and Zen.

An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology

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An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology is a lucid, intelligible and authentic introduction to the foundations of Buddhist psychology. It provides comprehensive coverage of the basic concepts and issues in the psychology of Buddhism and thus it deals with the nature of psychological inquiry, concepts of mind, consciousness and behaviour, motivation, emotions, perception, and the therapeutic structure of Buddhist psychology. For the fourth edition, a new chapter on 'emotional intelligence' and its relationship with Buddhism has been added.

Walking Into the Light of Dharma

“Walking Into the Light of Dharma is a commemorative biography, revering His Holiness Saṅgharāja Dr. Dharmasen Mahāthero, the 12th Supreme Patriarch of Bangladesh and his reflection on the insightful teachings of his master, the most Venerable Gyaniswer Mahāthero. Honoring the passing of His Holiness Saṅgharāja Dr. Dharmasen Mahāthero,  heartfelt messages and letters of condolence from global Buddhist teachers and scholars include: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama; the most Ven.

Abhidhamma Studies Buddhist Explorations of consciousness and Time

These studies originated when the author was engaged in translating into German the Dhammasaṅgaṇī (“Compendium of Phenomena”) and its commentary, the Atthasālinī. These two books are the starting point and the main subject of the following pages that, in part, may serve as a kind of fragmentary subcommentary to them.

The Way of Mindfulness: The Satipatthana Sutta And Its Commentary

The Satipatthana Sutta, the Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, is generally regarded as the canonical Buddhist text with the fullest instructions on the system of meditation unique to the Buddha’s own dispensation. The practice of Satìpatthana meditation centres on the methodical cultivation of one simple mental faculty readily available to all of us at any moment. This is the faculty of mindfulness, the capacity for attending to the content of our experience as it becomes manifest in the immediate present.

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.

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.

A Comprehensive Introduction to Nostratic Comparative Linguistics: With Special Reference to Indo-European Vol-1

Bomhard, Allan R. A Comprehensive Introduction to Nostratic Comparative Linguistics: With Special Reference to Indo-European (3rd Edition) Vol-1. Florence: Creative Commons Lincense. Revised 2020.


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.

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

Rise and Decline of Buddhism in India

An attempt has been made in this work to present in a detailed and comprehensive manner the rise, the development of Buddhism in different parts of lndia and its decline. Although a good number of monographs have appeared on Buddhism, but there is no single work which presents a connected account of different aspects of Buddhism, its rise, its progress in various parts of India under the patronage of several dynastic rulers and then its decline in ancient India. I have tried to make a critical study of the subject with the help of all available sources.

Text, History, and Philosophy: Abhidharma across Buddhist Scholastic Traditions

Dessein, Bart and Weijen Teng. ed. Text, History, and Philosophy: Abhidharma across Buddhist Scholastic Traditions. Boston : Brill, 2016.


Abhidharmic Elements in Gandhāran Mahāyāna Buddhism: Groups of Four and the abhedyaprasādas in the Bajaur Mahāyāna Sūtra 47 by Andrea Schlosser and Ingo

The Contribution of Saṃghabhadra to Our Understanding ofAbhidharma Doctrines 223 by KL Dhammajoti

Pratītyasamutpāda in the Translations of An Shigao and the Writings of His Chinese Followers 248 by Eric M. Greene





一九九六年春,美国的包卓立(William Bodri)先生,向南师怀瑾先生提出佛法修证过程中的诸多问题,而引起了一连数月的谈论对话。这两本集子,就是那次对话的记录。

包卓立深感美国人士学佛学密,良师难遇,困难重重,他对当时在美国流行的一本有关密宗修拙火记录的书(The Kundalini Experience),颇有疑问,故而特别请教南师讲解并评论这本美国修拙火定书中的问题。


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.

Seeing Through Zen

John R. McRæ. Seeing Through Zen:  Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism. University of California Press Berkeley. Berkeley, CA. 2004

Buddhist Theology

Jackson, Roger and John Makransky. edit. Buddhist Theology: Critical
Reflections by Contemporary Buddhist Scholars
. Richmond: Curzon Press,


帕奧禪師,《正念之道: 大念處經析解與問答》弟子合譯。泰國國際佛教大學 2017 PDF 版<>

1. 用 Unicode 字體,
2. 在“大念處經析解”中, 補充了:“入出息念”部分,
3. 刪除“四威儀”重復部分, 加了部分小標題

Loving-kindness Meditation in Sarvāstivāda and Early Mahāyāna Tradition

International Conference on Buddhist Meditation Practices, namely, “Buddhist Spiritual Living: An Analysis of the Brahmavihāra as Theory, Practice and Application”
on 20th to 21st, December, 2016,
at International Theravāda Buddhist Missionary University,
Yangon, Myanmar.


願生淨土之人,誰不希求決定往生! 然而,如何是決定往生之道?一般人都習慣於向自身尋找,但這畢竟如 緣木求魚,蒸沙求飯;南轅而北轍,愈求而愈遠。 阿彌陀佛,早在永劫之前,身為法藏菩薩之時,即為我等十方罪苦眾生 發大誓願,建立淨土;同時須令十方造罪無善之輩易得往生,誓言: 若我成佛,十方眾生,稱我名號,下至十聲,若不生者,不取正覺。 即是以超世弘願為我等開闢決定往生之道;復經永劫之間苦修,願力成 就而成為南無阿彌陀佛,無窮之願力凝成六字之名號,從十萬億剎外之極樂 界,以無礙光明直爾延伸到我等面前。當知:此「南無阿彌陀佛」六字,即 是娑婆我等前往極樂之唯一通道;所謂決定往生之道,唯此 一真實,無二亦 無三。善導和尚稱之為「願力之白道」。

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The Theravāda Abhidhamma

This volume examines the Abhidhamma perspective on the nature of phenomenal existence. It begins with a discussion of the dhamma-theory (the theory of real existents) which provides the ontological foundation for the Abhidhamma philosophy. It then explains the category of the nominal and the conceptual as the Abhidhamma’s answer to the objects of common-sense realism. Among the other topics discussed are the theory of double truth, analysis of mind, theory of cognition, analysis of matter, the nature of time and space, the theory of momentary being, and conditional relations.

Donors of Longmen: Faith, Politics, and Patronage in Medieval Chinese Buddhis Sculpture

Donors of Longmen is the first work in a Western language to re-create the history of the Longmen Grottoes, one of China's great stone sculpture treasure houses. Longmen, a UNESCO World Heritage site located near the old capital of Luoyang in modern Henan Province, consists of thousands of ancient cave chapels and shrines containing Buddhist icons of all sizes that were carved into the towering limestone cliffs from the fifth to the eighth centuries.

Nirvana: Concept, Imagery, Narative

The idea of nirvaṇa (Pāli: nibbāna) is alluring but elusive for nonspecialists and specialists alike. Offering his own interpretation of key texts, Steven Collins explains the idea in a new, accessible way – as a concept, as an image (metaphor) and as an element in the process of narrating both linear and cyclical time. Exploring nirvana from literary and philosophical perspectives, he argues that it has a specific role: to provide ‘the sense of an ending’ in both the systematic and the narrative thought of the Pāli imaginaire.

Analytical Buddhism: The Two-Tiered Illusion of Self

It is not unusual for Western philosophers to deny existence to the 'self': that unified, separate, persisting thinker/owner/agent that we take ourselves to be. Following Hume and James, such philosophers have denied the self existence by treating as illusory its supposed unity and unbroken persistence. These qualities are deemed mere fictions, borne from imagination (etc.) acting upon a bundle of discrete thoughts, feelings and perceptions.

Mindfulness Bliss and Beyond: A Meditator's Handbook

Meditation: it's not just a way to relax, or to deal with life's problems. Done correctly, it can be a way to radically encounter bliss and to begin - and sustain - real transformation in ourselves. ...

How to cite this document (a suggested style):

Ajahn Brahm. Mindfulness Bliss and Beyond: A Meditator's Handbook. Boston: Wisdom Publication, 2006.

An Alternative and Special Education on Man and Society with Special reference to ASEAN Economic Community

Abhayawansa, Kapila. "An Alternative and Special Education on Man and Society with Special reference to ASEAN Economic Community." the Symposium under the Theme of An Alternative and Special Education Emphasizing Man and His Society in Building an ASEAN Economic Community held in Nakhonratchasima Rajaphat University – August 14, 2013