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BOOK PUBLICATIONS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BASIC BOOKS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Buddha and His Teachings by Narada Mahathera This book is one of the clearest and most detailed introductions to the fundamental teachings of Buddhism available in English. In simple and lucid language the author explains those doctrines and concepts which form the common bedrock of all Buddhism as they have been preserved by the Theravada school. The first part of the work is devoted to the life of the Buddha. The remainder of the book explains in detail the Buddha's teachings, the final chapters showing the relevance of Buddhism to the problems of modern life. 1988, 412 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $15.00 BP 102S The Buddha's Ancient Path by Piyadassi Thera A prominent monk of Sri Lanka, well-known in both East and West, explains the central teachings of Buddhism, focusing on the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. In a lively and inspired style, he explores the path in detail, citing many stories from the Canon and commentaries. "The book is written in a firm and clear style These interpretations, authoritative and unimpeachable, may be taken as a trustworthy guide." (I. B. Horner) 1987, 240 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $9.00 BP 103S The Buddha's Path to Deliverance: A Systematic Exposition in the Words of the Sutta Pitaka by Nyanatiloka Mahathera Larger in size and more advanced in treatment than The Word of the Buddha, this book arranges the Buddha's discourses into the threefold framework of morality, concentration, and wisdom, and the seven stages of purity. The selections, giving full coverage to both serenity and insight meditation, gain further light from the translator's own authoritative explanations. 1982, 200 pp. 124 mm x 182 mm $6.00 BP 202S The Life of the Buddha According to the Pali Canon by Bhikkhu Nanamoli Among the numerous lives of the Buddha, this volume may well claim a place of its own. Composed entirely from texts of the Pali Canon, the oldest authentic record, it portrays an image of the Buddha which is vivid, warm, and moving. Chapters on the Buddha's personality and doctrine are especially illuminating, and the translation is marked by lucidity and dignity throughout. 1992, 400 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $16.00 BP 101S The Noble Eightfold Path by Bhikkhu Bodhi A concise, clear, and thorough account of the eightfold path. Explains each path-factor from the angle both of theory and practice, with a final chapter on the unity of the Buddhist path and its culmination in enlightenment. 1984, 132 pp. 124 mm x 182 mm $3.50 BP 105S The Word of the Buddha: An Outline of the Buddha's Teaching in the Words of the Pali Canon by Nyanatiloka Mahathera This superb little work by the eminent German scholar-monk is probably the best compact sourcebook in English on the Buddha's basic teachings, all expounded in his own words. Translated into a dozen languages, it is now in its 16th English edition, yet still reads as fresh, clear, and vigorous as if it were just written. 1981, 100 pp. 124 mm x 182 mm $2.50 BP 201S ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TRANSLATIONS FROM THE PALI ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Book of Protection Translated by Piyadassi Thera An ancient anthology of paritta suttas translated into English: discourses of the Buddha commonly recited for protection against fear, illness, and misfortune. An introductory essay explains the value of paritta recitation for physical and mental health. 1981, 122 pp. 135 mm x 210 mm $4.50 BP 216S The Dhammapada -- The Buddha's Path of Wisdom Translated by Acharya Buddharakkhita The most beloved Buddhist classic of all time, the Dhammapada is an anthology of over 400 verses on the ethics, meditation, and wisdom of Buddhism. This translation by a long-term student of the work transmits the spirit and content as well as the style of the original. With introduction by Bhikkhu Bodhi. 1985, 116 pp. 110 mm x 165 mm $3.50 BP 203S The Discourse on The All-Embracing Net of Views -- The Brahmajala Sutta and Its Commentaries Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi The Brahmajala, one of the Buddha's most important discourses, weaves a net of sixty-two cases capturing all the speculative views on the self and the world. The massive commentary and subcommentary allow for a close in-depth study of the work. The book contains a lengthy treatise on the Theravada conception of the Bodhisattva ideal. The long introduction is itself a modern philosophical commentary on the sutta. 1992, 350 pp., hardback 140 mm x 214 mm $15.00 BP 209H The Discourse on The Fruits of Recluseship -- The Samannaphala Sutta and Its Commentaries Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi In reply to a question on the fruits of the monk's life, the Buddha traces the entire progress of the disciple from the first step of the path to its culmination in the attainment of Nibbana. The sutta and commentaries together give extensive treatment to such subjects as the monk's moral precepts, contentment, mindfulness and clear comprehension, the abandoning of the five hindrances, jhanas, higher knowledges, etc. 1989, 200 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $10.00 BP 212S The Discourse on The Root of Existence The Mulapariyaya Sutta and Its Commentaries Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi This profound and difficult discourse of the Buddha aims at exposing and eliminating the concept of the ego at its most fundamental level. The commentary offers a detailed explanation of the sutta while a long introduction provides a detailed guide to the text's meaning and its implications for philosophy and psychology. 1992, 90 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $6.00 BP 210S The Great Discourse on Causation -- The Mahanidana Sutta and Its Commentaries Translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi The Mahanidana Sutta is the Buddha's longest discourse on dependent arising, often taken to be the key to his entire teaching. The commentary treats this doctrine according to the Abhidhamma method, explained in an appendix. A penetrative introduction lays bare the sutta's structure and the philosophical significance of dependent arising. 1984, 164 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $8.00 BP 211S The Itivuttaka: The Buddha's Sayings Translated by John D. Ireland The Itivuttaka is a collection of 112 short suttas collected by the servant-woman Khujjuttara, declared by the Buddha his most learned woman lay disciple. The suttas -- in mixed prose and verse -- are elevated and profound, and at times reach a pitch of lofty spiritual exaltation. With introduction and notes based mainly on the Itivuttaka commentary. 1991, 130 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $7.50 BP 215S Last Days of the Buddha -- The Mahaparinibbana Sutta Translated by Sister Vajira & Francis Story This work is the Pali Canon's account of the Buddha's last stirring journey to the small jungle town where he attained his final release. The sutta is not only a vivid historical document but a great religious classic. Includes helpful explanatory notes. 1989, 120 pp. 124 mm x 182 mm $5.00 BP 213S The Path of Freedom: Vimuttimagga Translated from the Chinese by N.R.M. Ehara, Soma Thera, Kheminda Thera Probably written in Pali in Sri Lanka during the first century A.C., the Vimuttimagga survived only in a Chinese translation, from which the present rendering has been made. Ascribed to the Arahat Upatissa, the work is a meditation manual similar to the Visuddhimagga, but less analytical and more practical in its treatment of meditation. Reprint 1994, 424 pp. 180 mm x 260 mm To be announced BP 208 The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga Translated by Bhikkhu Nanamoli The Visuddhimagga is the most important non-canonical work of Theravada Buddhism. Written in the 5th century by Acariya Buddhaghosa, the book serves as a systematic encyclopaedia of Buddhist doctrine and a comprehensive guide to all the methods of meditation. The translation by Ven. Nanamoli itself ranks as an outstanding scholarly achievement; a long introduction gives the historical and doctrinal background to the work. 1991, 950 pp., hardback 152 mm x 227 mm $40.00 BP 207H The Questions of King Milinda -- An Abridgement of the Milindapanha Edited by N.K.G. Mendis The Milindapanha is one of the great classics of Pali Buddhist literature, a spirited dialogue between the Greek king Milinda and the Buddhist sage Nagasena. The dialogue touches on many subtle problems of Buddhist philosophy, dealing with them with wit and eloquence. This abridged edition has been adapted from the long-standing translation by I.B. Horner and includes the most essential passages of the work. 1993, 208 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $10.00 BP 217S The Udana: Inspired Utterances of the Buddha Translated by John D. Ireland The Udana is a compilation of eighty short but deeply impressive suttas, each expressing the Buddha's joyful insight into the profound significance of apparently simple events. One of the most uplifting small texts in the Pali Canon, the Udana will be a constant friend and a wellspring of inspiration. With introduction and notes based on the classical commentary. 1990, 160 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $8.50 BP 214S ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ABHIDHAMMA ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Abhidhamma Studies: Researches in Buddhist Psychology by Nyanaponika Thera Bold and brilliant essays exploring the psychological and philosophical foundations of the Abhidhamma. Shows the practical relevance to the spiritual life of the Abhidhamma's methodical psychological analysis. 1985, 126 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $5.00 BP 303S A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma Bhikkhu Bodhi, General Editor This is an all-new, greatly expanded edition of the classical introduction to the study of Abhidhamma, the Buddhist philosophy of mind and mental processes. The work contains a translation of Acariya Anuruddha's Abhidhammattha Sangaha along with the Pali text and a detailed explanatory guide designed to lead the modern reader through the complexities of this ancient philosophical psychology. A long introduction explains the basic principles of the Abhidhamma, while 48 charts and tables represent the subject in a visually accessible format. 1993, 432 pp., hardback 140 mm x 214 mm $20.00 BP 304H Guide through the Abhidhamma Pitaka by Nyanatiloka Mahathera An admirably concise synopsis of the seven books of the Abhidhamma Pitaka, followed by an essay on dependent origination in the light of the Abhidhamma. 1983, 178 pp., hardback 135 mm x 210 mm $7.00 BP 302H ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ EXPOSITIONS & STUDIES ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Banner of the Arahants by Bhikkhu Khantipalo The book, by a senior English Buddhist monk, covers the history and development of the Sangha -- the Order of Buddhist monks and nuns -- from the Buddha's time to the present. Following the historical account there are interesting chapters on the lifestyles of Buddhist monks, on Buddhist nuns past and present, and on Westerners in the Sangha. 1979, 230 pp., hardback 135 mm x 210 mm $7.00 BP 406H Buddha, My Refuge: Contemplation of the Buddha based on the Pali Suttas by Bhikkhu Khantipalo This book weaves together a rich variety of texts from the Pali Canon illustrating each of the Buddha's nine outstanding virtues. The result is a beautiful and inspiring anthology of suttas on the personality of the Blessed One, introduced and explained in such a way as to highlight their practical relevance. 1990, 134 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $7.50 BP 409S The Buddhist Outlook: Essays, Dialogues, Poems by Francis Story The late Francis Story (Anagarika Sugatananda) was a British Buddhist who lived in Asia for 25 years, studying and deeply absorbing the Buddhist philosophy of life. His writings, brilliant in style and always stimulating, show the vital significance of Buddhism in this modern age. From the contents: A Westerner's Road to Buddhism, The Gift of Science and the Gift of Dhamma, The Search for Self, Meditation and the Layman, Morality in Modern Life, Buddhism and Birth Control, Buddhism and Meat-eating, etc. 1982, 382 pp., hardback 135 mm x 214 mm $12.00 BP 401H Concept and Reality in Early Buddhist Thought by Bhikkhu Nanananda An important original work of Buddhist philosophy, dealing with the problem of "conceptual proliferation," the mind's tendency to distort reality through its own conceptual activity. The book contains profoundly illuminating remarks on obscure passages from the Canon, and has significant implications for philosophy, psychology, and ethics. 1986, 170 pp. 135 mm x 210 mm $6.00 BP 404S Dimensions of Buddhist Thought by Francis Story This volume brings together the author's numerous contributions to the BPS's Wheel and Bodhi Leaves series. From the contents: The Appeal of Buddhism, The Four Noble Truths, Dialogues on the Dhamma, The Scientific Approach to Buddhism, Cosmological Thought in Buddhism, Buddhist Mental Therapy, Buddhist Lay Ethics, etc. 1985, 454 pp. 135 mm x 214 mm $15.00 BP 403S Kamma and Its Fruit Edited by Nyanaponika Thera In this book five practising Buddhists of the present day offer their reflections on the significance of kamma and its relations to ethics, spiritual practice and philosophical understanding. The careful and precise explanations clear away the obscurity surrounding this central Buddhist notion. 1990, 124 pp. 124 mm x 182 mm $3.50 BP 413S King Asoka and Buddhism Edited by Anuradha Seneviratna This book -- comprising scholarly essays by Richard Gombrich, Ananda Guruge, Romila Thapar, N.A. Jayawickrama, John Strong and the editor -- seeks to define the relationship to Buddhism of the great Indian emperor who sought to rule an empire on the basis of Dhamma. 1994, 176 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $12.00 BP 410S Living As A Buddhist by Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano This book of penetrative essays approaches Buddhism not as an exotic creed or as an entertaining system of ideas but as a vital and timeless teaching which eloquently addresses our most pressing human concerns. Beautifully written, the book deals with such perennial problems as love, aging, death, renunciation, morality, the choice of a teacher, the question of progress, etc. The author has also included a number of contemplative studies which discover profound revelations of the Dhamma just beneath the familiar face of our everyday world. Forthcoming 1994 140 mm x 214 mm To be announced BP 415S The Magic of the Mind: An Exposition of the Kalakarama Sutta by Bhikkhu Nanananda The author begins with a humourously conceived parable of a Magic Show, followed by an annotated translation of the short but momentous Kalakarama Sutta. His penetrative exposition of the sutta, centred on the illusory nature of consciousness, explores this theme in relation to sense perception, dependent arising, arahatship, and Nibbana. 1985, 90 pp. 135 mm x 210 mm $5.00 BP 405S Rebirth as Doctrine and Experience by Francis Story Essays on the Buddhist doctrine of rebirth, along with investigated cases of spontaneous memories of former lives; all of these make fascinating reading. Some case reports were co-authored with Professor Ian Stevenson of the University of Virginia. 1988, 300 pp. 135 mm x 214 mm $12.50 BP 402S The Requisites of Enlightenment by Ledi Sayadaw This treatise -- a translation of the Bodhipakkhiya Dipani by the great Burmese scholar-monk -- analyzes the thirty-seven modes of practice in which the Buddha summed up the way to enlightenment. It offers not only a wealth of information on the Dhamma, but also a forcefully reasoned and stirring appeal to earnest endeavour towards the goal. 1983, 128 pp. 124 mm x 182 mm $2.50 BP 412S A Technique of Living by Leonard A. Bullen Drawing upon the Buddha's teachings on right mindfulness, the author has devised a practical program of self-training intended to bring significant changes in the quality of life. Set out by way of lessons spanning a twelve-month period, this workbook deals with such topics as increasing awareness, self-acceptance, the control of anxiety and resentment, the inferiority complex, detachment, etc. 1982, 142 pp. 124 mm x 182 mm $3.50 BP 416S The Vision of Dhamma by Nyanaponika Thera This volume brings between two covers the author's original writings from the BPS's Wheel and Bodhi Leaves series: The Worn-Out Skin, The Power of Mindfulness, The Roots of Good and Evil, The Four Nutriments of Life, The Threefold Refuge, The Four Sublime States, Anatta and Nibbana, and shorter essays. These writings offer one of the most mature, comprehensive and authoritative expressions of Buddhism by a contemporary Western monk, the co-founder of the BPS. Forthcoming mid 1994, 368 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $16.00 BP 414S Not for sale in U.S.A. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MEDITATION ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Experience of Insight by Joseph Goldstein A popular American meditation teacher gives instructions and discourses during a 30-day retreat; the unusually clear directions constitute a day-to-day journey into the mind. An excellent introduction to meditation practice, lucid and inspiring. 1985, 140 pp. 135 mm x 210 mm $7.00 BP 505S Not for sale in the Americas The Heart of Buddhist Meditation by Nyanaponika Thera A modern Buddhist classic, translated into seven language. With the combined powers of deep personal insight and clear exposition, the author conveys the essential principles making up the Buddha's way of mindfulness. Contains the Satipatthana Sutta and an anthology of texts on mindfulness meditation, translated from Pali and Sanskrit. 1992, 224 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $9.50 BP 509S Not for sale in U.S.A. In This Very Life: The Liberation Teaching of the Buddha by Sayadaw U Pandita This book contains teachings given during an intensive retreat. The instructions are simple and concrete, ideal for beginner and advanced meditator alike. The author is one of the outstanding teachers in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw. 1992, 298 pp. 135 mm x 214 mm $9.50 BP 508S For sale in Asia only Living Buddhist Masters by Jack Kornfield This is one of the most valuable books in print on Theravada Buddhist practice, bringing to the reader the precise instructions of twelve great meditation masters, including Mahasi Sayadaw, Achaan Chah and U Ba Khin. With lucid introductory chapters and photos. 1993, 320 pp. 152 mm x 227 mm $ 15.00 BP 507S Mindfulness of Breathing by Bhikkhu Nanamoli This book brings together the most important suttas from the Pali Canon and extracts from the commentaries dealing with Anapanasati -- the meditative practice of mindfulness of breathing. 1982, 126 pp. 140 mm x 200 mm $6.00 BP 502S Practical Insight Meditation: Basic and Progressive Stages by Mahasi Sayadaw One of Burma's outstanding contemporary meditation masters gives basic instructions on the practice of insight meditation (vipassana), followed by a brief account of the development of insight. 1991, 70 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $3.95 BP 503S The Progress of Insight: A Treatise on Satipatthana Meditation by Mahasi Sayadaw The meditation master charts the entire development of insight meditation to its culmination, with emphasis on the advanced stages. Includes the original text in Pali; translation and notes by Nyanaponika Thera. Reprint 1994 140 mm x 214 mm BP 504S The Seven Stages of Purification and the Insight Knowledges by Matara Sri Nanarama Mahathera A guide to the progressive stages of Buddhist meditation for those who have taken up the practice in full earnestness, by one of Sri Lanka's most respected meditation masters. The subject is treated not only with great erudition, but with the light of actual experience. 1993, 80 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $5.00 BP 506S Tranquillity & Insight: An Introduction to the Oldest Form of Buddhist Meditation by Amadeo Sole-Leris This widely acclaimed book explains the methods of Buddhist meditation in a concise yet complete account according to the oldest Buddhist tradition. While providing all the information necessary to proper understanding, the stress is on the need for practice and personal commitment. "An excellent reference book -- Will appeal to beginners and non-beginners alike." (Buddhist Studies Review) 1992, 176 pp. 140 mm x 214 mm $8.50 BP 510S The Way of Mindfulness Soma Thera A translation of the Satipatthana Sutta, the Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, together with its classical commentaries; contains all the essential source material on the practice of insight meditation (vipassana), material hard to find elsewhere. 1981, 155 pp. 140 mm x 200 mm $6.00 BP 501S ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OTHER TITLES ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ An Analysis of the Pali Canon Edited by Russell Webb A full analysis of the scriptures of Theravada Buddhism, with brief resumes of the principal suttas. Contains a bibliography of translations from the Canon, anthologies, and grammars, and a section on Pali commentarial literature. 1991, 112 pp. 124 mm x 182 mm $3.50 BP 607S Buddhist Dictionary A Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines Nyanatiloka Mahathera Authentic, clear explanations of all key Theravada Buddhist terms and doctrines, arranged alphabetically and accompanied by textual references. An indispensable aid for the serious student of Theravada Buddhism. 1988, 272 pp., hardback 140 mm x 214 mm $15.00 BP 601H Gleanings in Time Francis Story This is a selection from the author's non-Buddhist writings, showing other aspects of his creative and versatile mind. Stories, aphorisms, sketches, and poems. 1976, 62 pp. 135 mm x 210 mm $2.00. BP 606S Middle Land, Middle Way A Pilgrim's Guide to the Buddha's India S. Dhammika This is the first comprehensive guidebook to the places in India made sacred by the Buddha's presence. The author begins with an inspiring account of pilgrimage in Buddhism, then covers sixteen places in detail. With maps and colour photographs, an essential travel companion for the pilgrim and general traveler. 1992, 208 pp.. 140 mm x 214 mm $10.00. . BP 609S Narada Felicitation Volume Edited by Piyadassi Thera Issued in honour of the late eminent monk of Sri Lanka, this book includes contributions by Dr. Richard Gard, Dr. Ananda Guruge, Dr. Jothiya Dhirasekera, and others. 1979, 194 pp.. 135 mm x 210 mm $6.00. . BP 603S Nyanatiloka Centenary Volume Edited by Nyanaponika Thera Issued to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of the great German scholar-monk, this volume contains accounts of his life and work by Nyanaponika Thera and Nyanasatta Thera, photographs, contributions by Mahasi Sayadaw, Prof. Wijesekera, Dr. I.B. Horner, and others. 1978, 72 pp.. 135 mm x 210 mm $1.50. . BP 602S A Pali-English Glossary of Buddhist Technical Terms Bhikkhu Nanamoli This glossary, compiled by the erudite British scholar-monk, includes renderings for technical terms from the Pali Canon and selected commentaries, as well as words and meanings not included in the PTS Pali-English Dictionary. With textual references. 1994, 176 pp.. 124 mm x 182 mm $8.00. . BP 608S The Pali Buddhist Literature of Sri Lanka G.P. Malalasekera An old Buddhist classic, which surveys the Pali literature of Sri Lanka from the time of the arrival of Buddhism in the island until the early twentieth century. Late 1994, 360 pp.. 140 mm x 214 mm To be announced. . BP 610S Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path Ayya Khema A popular and readable presentation of the paths of mindfulness and insight meditation by the highly regarded German Buddhist nun. "A jewel of a book" (The Middle Way). 1994, 190 pp.. 135 mm X 214 mm $10.50. . BP511S For Sale in Asia Only * * * * * * * *


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