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Mettā

The Philosophy and Practice of Universal Love

By Acharya Buddharakkhita,

The Pali word mettā is a multi-significant term meaning loving-kindness, friendliness, goodwill, etc. If these qualities of mettā are sufficiently cultivated through mettābhāvanā—the meditation on universal love—the result is the acquisition of a tremendous inner power which preserves, protects and heals both oneself and others.

Note: This item is a re-issue of Wheel 365.

Catalogue No.  bp524s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
Keywords:  
ISBN:  978-955-24-0036-0  (2013)  (Paperback)  Pages:  50
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $1.25   Rs. 75


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Pali Literature

Pali Literature of Ceylon, Pali Literature of Burma, and Pali Literature of S.E. Asia

By G.P. Malalasekera, Mabel Haynes Bode, and Ven. Hammalawa Saddhātissa

This volume contains three classical works that cover the history of Pali literature in Sri Lanka, Burma and Southeast Asia.

Catalogue No.  BP628H  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Reference, Expositions and Studies, Buddhist History and Culture
ISBN:  978-955-24-0403-0  (2014)  (Hardback)  Pages:  566
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $20.00   Rs. 1000


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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.

Catalogue No.  BP303S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Abhidhamma
ISBN:  978-955-24-0298-2  (1985)  (Paperback)  Pages:  178
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $4.50   Rs. 225


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All of Us

By Ayya Khema

This book, containing transcriptions of twelve talks by the renowned Buddhist nun Ayya Khema, is for all people everywhere who seek liberation from suffering and desire true happiness.

Catalogue No.  BP521S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978-955-24-0325-5  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  94
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $2.00   Rs. 100


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The All-Embracing of Net of Views

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.

Note: See also Brahmajāla Sutta in the on-line library.

Catalogue No.  BP209S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  978 955 24 0052 0  (2007)  (Paperback)  Pages:  370
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $8.00   Rs. 450


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Analysis of Perfections

(Uttamapurisa Dipani)

By Ven. Rerukane Chandavimala

An account of the ten spiritual perfections by one of Sri Lanka’s most eminent monks; written in clear and simple language with examples from daily life.

Catalogue No.  BP419S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  955 24 0246 8  (2003)  (Paperback)  Pages:  126
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $3.00   Rs. 100


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Analysis of the Bhikkhu Patimokkha

By Bhikkhu Nyanatusita

This book is an depth study and word by word translation of the Bhikkhu Pātimokkha, the Code of Discipline of Buddhist monks which is recited bimonthly in Buddhist monasteries. It is mainly intended for Buddhist monks, but it will also be of interest of those who are studying Pali or Buddhist monastic law.

Catalogue No.  BP626S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  978-955-24-0405-4  (2014)  (Paperback)  Pages:  480
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $8.00   Rs. 400


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An Analysis of the Pali Canon and a Reference Table of Pali Literature

By Russell Webb and Bhikkhu Nyanatusita

An Analysis of the Pali Canon is a comprehensive overview of the contents of the works that make up the Tipitaka, the Canon of the Theravada school of Buddhism. It also contains an index of the suttas and sections of the Tipitaka, as well as an extensive bibliography of the translations of canonical works and secondary literature.

Catalogue No.  BP607S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Reference
ISBN:  978 955 24 0376 7  (2011)  (Paperback)  Pages:  350
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $5.00   Rs. 250


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Anguttara Nikaya Anthology

An anthology of discourses from the Anguttara Nikaya, Selected & Translated from the Pali

By Nyanaponika & Bodhi

This book contains an anthology of 154 selected discourses from the Pali canon. The original translation was by Nyanaponika Thera and was published in the BPS Wheel Series in three volumes. This translation has been revised by Bhikkhu Bodhi and contains his notes to the discourses.

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The collection contains some of the most important and inspiring discouses of the Buddha such as the Kalama Sutta, and many discourses with practical advice for lay people.

Catalogue No.  BP222S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  955 24 214 x  (2007)  (Paperback)  Pages:  260
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $6.00   Rs. 300


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Banner of the Arahants

By Bhikkhu Khantipalo

This book covers in outline, but with many interesting stories and examples, the history and development of the Sangha, the Buddhist Order of monks and nuns, from their beginnings in the Buddha’s time to the present day. Much of the information contained in this book is scattered widely in many different works or is the result of the author’s own experience as a Buddhist monk in India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. The chapter on the Sangha in the principal Buddhist countries of Southeast and South Asia contains information not available elsewhere, while that on bhikkhunìs, the Buddhist nuns, is unique in its coverage. Translations of some of the inspiring verses of the enlightened disciples of the Buddha are given and the author shows how this living tradition of enlightened teachers comes down to the present day.

Catalogue No.  BP406s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  978 955 24 0311 8  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  260
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $6.50   Rs. 325


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A Beautiful Way of Living

The Meditation Teachings of Godwin Samararatne

By Dennis Candy and Sampath Dissanayake (Eds.)

For many years Godwin was the resident meditation teacher at the Nilambe Buddhist Meditation Centre in the beautiful hill country of Sri Lanka. A Beautiful Way of Livingconsists of a number of his talks and discussions given at different locations around the world. They serve as an introduction to the practice of meditation, and a gentle inspiration for practice.

Catalogue No.  BP430S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978-955-24-0358-3  (2011)  (Paperback)  Pages:  194
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $4.00   Rs. 200


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Beginnings (Collected Essays)

By Samanera Bodhesako

This book contains all the known published and unpublished essays by S. Bodhesako: Beginnings, Change, The Buddha and Catch-22, The Myth of Sisyphus, Faith, and Being and Craving.

Catalogue No.  BP425S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  955-24-0301-1  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  252
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $6.00   Rs. 300


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Being Nobody, Going Nowhere

By Ayya Khema

This popular book explains in simple and accessible language the fundamentals of meditation practice; by the well-known German nun. “This jewel of a book is full of sound practical advice for treading the Buddha's way.” (The Middle Way)

Catalogue No.  BP511S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978 955 24 0113 8  (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  190
Size: 145 x 220 mm

For sale in S. Asia only, or to members elsewhere
Price: * $ 10.00  Rs. 300


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The Bhikkhu Patimokkha

A Word by Word Translation

By Bhikkhu Nyanatusita

This book is a word by word translation of the Bhikkhu Patimokkha, the Code of Discipline of Buddhist monks which is recited bimonthly in Buddhist monasteries. It is mainly intended for Buddhist monks, but it will also be of interest of those who are studying Pali or Buddhist monastic law.

Catalogue No.  BP627S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  978-955-24-0404-7  (2014)  (Paperback)  Pages:  228
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $3.00   Rs. 150


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The Bodhisattva Ideal

Essays on the Emergence of Mahayana

By Various

This book brings together six essays on the origin and history of the bodhisattva ideal and the emergence of the Mahayana.

Note: This publication was included in the first BPS membership mailing, 2013.

Catalogue No.  bp625s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Buddhist History and Culture
ISBN:  978-955-24-0396-5  (2013)  (Paperback)  Pages:  240
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $5.50   Rs. 275


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Book of Protection

By Ven. Piyadassi Thera

An ancient anthology of protective (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.

Catalogue No.  BP216S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  978 955 24 0377 4  (2012)  (Paperback)  Pages:  134
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $3.50   Rs. 175


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Buddha and his Disciples

By S. Dhammika

In this book the life the Buddha is explored through the perspective of his interactions with his disciples and contemporaries, using society of the time as background. An accessible work especially suited for young people and newcomers to Buddhism.

Catalogue No.  BP423S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies, Biography
ISBN:  955 24 0280-8  (2005)  (Paperback)  Pages:  116
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $2.50   Rs. 125


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The Buddha and His Message

Past, Present & future (United Nations Vesak Day Lecture)

By Bhikkhu Bodhi

This booklet contains a lecture given by Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi at the United Nations on Vesak Day, 2001. Ven. Bodhi gives an overview of the life of the Buddha and his message of truth and peace, which is valid and applicable for all of humanity.

Also available for free download in the on-line library.

Catalogue No.  BP108S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Dhamma Reflections
ISBN:  978-955-24-0346-0  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  32
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $1.00   Rs. 60


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The Buddha and His Teachings

By Narada Thera

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.

Also available for free download in the on-line library.

Catalogue No.  BP102S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory
ISBN:  955 24 0025 4  (2010)  (Paperback)  Pages:  466
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $9.00   Rs. 475


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Buddha, My Refuge

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.

Catalogue No.  BP409S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  955 24- 0037- 7  (2006)  (Paperback)  Pages:  138
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $4.50   Rs. 150


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The Buddha's Ancient Path

By Ven. 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)

Catalogue No.  BP103S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory
ISBN:  955-24-0063-5  (2003)  (Paperback)  Pages:  240
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $6.00   Rs. 250


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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.

Catalogue No.  BP202S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory
ISBN:  955 24 0177 1  (2010)  (Paperback)  Pages:  204
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $5.00   Rs. 250


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Buddhism in a Nutshell

By Narada Thera

An excellent introductory overview of the fundamental principles of Buddhist doctrine. Topics covered include: the life of the Buddha, the Dhamma (Is it a philosophy? A religion? An ethical system?), the Four Noble Truths, the Law of Kamma, Rebirth, Dependent Origination, Anatta, and Nibbana. Recommended for beginners.

Catalogue No.  BP106S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory
ISBN:  978 955 24 0352 1  (2013)  (Paperback)  Pages:  90
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $2.00   Rs. 100


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Buddhism: a Living Message

By Ven. Piyadassi Thera

A brief introduction, good to hand to a friend who might just be interested in the subject.

Catalogue No.  BP107S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory
 (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  90
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $2.00   Rs. 120


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Buddhist Dictionary

By Nyanatiloka Mahathera

Authentic, clear explanations of all key Theravada Buddhist terms and doctrines, arranged alphabetically, with textual references. An indispensable aid for the serious student of Theravada Buddhism.

Catalogue No.  BP601S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Reference
ISBN:  955 24 0019 8  (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  272
Size: 135 x 200 mm

Price: $6.00   Rs. 325


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Buddhist Nuns

By Mohan Wijeyaratna

The Community of Buddhist Nuns is one of the oldest women’s organizations in human history. In this book Dr. Wijayaratna explains how this community was started by the Buddha in the 5th century BCE, and how it developed gradually. To show the motivation and the way of life of these ordained women, the author uses the oldest texts of the Pali canon. Several chapters of this book discuss the position of Buddhist nuns in the field of the three famous monastic themes: poverty, chastity and obedience. This book describes in detail the structure of the organization of their Community, their day-to-day practices, and the virtues and mental discipline through which they strove to attain the sublime goal, Nibbana.

Catalogue No.  BP605S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies, Women and Buddhism, Pali and Sanskrit Study
ISBN:  978 955 24 0345 3  (2010)  (Paperback)  Pages:  250
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $6.00   Rs. 300


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Collected Bodhi Leaves Vol. I (BL 1–30)

By Various

This book contains thirty numbers of the renowned Bodhi Leaf Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BBL01  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0353-8  (2010)  (Paperback)  Pages:  417
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $10.00   Rs. 500


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Collected Bodhi Leaves Vol. II (BL 31–60)

By Various

This book contains thirty numbers of the renowned Bodhi Leaf Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BBL02  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0350-7  (2011)  (Paperback)  Pages:  400
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $9.00   Rs. 450


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Collected Bodhi Leaves Vol. III (BL 61–90)

By Various

This book contains thirty numbers of the renowned Bodhi Leaf Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BBL03  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0360-6  (2011)  (Paperback)  Pages:  412
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $10.00   Rs. 500


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Collected Bodhi Leaves Vol. IV (BL 91–121)

By Various

This book contains thirty one numbers of the renowned Bodhi Leaf Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BBL04  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0373-6  (2011)  (Paperback)  Pages:  456
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $12.00   Rs. 600


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Collected Bodhi Leaves Vol. V (BL 122–157)

By Various

This book contains thirty two numbers of the renowned Bodhi Leaf Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BBL05  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0383-5  (2012)  (Paperback)  Pages:  474
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $12.00   Rs. 600


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. I (1–15)

By Various

This book contains the first fifteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW01S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0313-2  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  396
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $9.00   Rs. 450


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. II (16–30)

By Various

This book contains the fifteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW02S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0322-4  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  438
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $9.00   Rs. 450


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. III (31–46)

By Various

This book contains fifteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW03S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0323-1  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  428
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $9.50   Rs. 475


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. IV (47–60)

By Various

This book contains 14 numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW04S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0324-8  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  386
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $9.50   Rs. 450


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. V (61–75)

By Various

This book contains fifteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW05S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0326-2  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  388
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $9.50   Rs. 450


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. VI (76–89)

By Various

This book contains fourteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW06S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0339-2  (2010)  (Paperback)  Pages:  381
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $9.00   Rs. 450


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. VII (90–100)

By Various

This book contains ten numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW07S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0343-9  (2010)  (Paperback)  Pages:  350
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $8.00   Rs. 400


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. VIII (101–115)

By Various

This book contains ten numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW08S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0344-6  (2010)  (Paperback)  Pages:  352
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $8.00   Rs. 400


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. IX (116–131)

By Various

This book contains fifteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW09S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0351-4  (2011)  (Paperback)  Pages:  456
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $10.00   Rs. 550


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. X (132–151)

By Various

This book contains nineteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW10S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0359-0  (2011)  (Paperback)  Pages:  456
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $10.00   Rs. 575


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XI (152–166)

By Various

This book contains fourteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW11S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0367-5  (2011)  (Paperback)  Pages:  374
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $8.00   Rs. 400


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XII (167–181)

By Various

This book contains fourteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW12S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0362-0  (2012)  Pages:  432
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $9.00   Rs. 450


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XIII (182–198)

By Various

This book contains sixteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW13S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0365-1  (2012)  Pages:  450
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $11.00   Rs. 550


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XIV (198–215)

By Various

This book contains fourteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW14S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0363-7  (2011)  (Paperback)  Pages:  408
Size: 138 x 216 mm

Price: $12.00   Rs. 600


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XV (216–230)

By Various

This book contains fifteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW15S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0369-9  (2012)  Pages:  412
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $11.00   Rs. 550


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XVI (231–247)

By Various

This book contains sixteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW16S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0368-2  (2012)  Pages:  366
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $9.50   Rs. 475


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XVII (248–264)

By Various

This book contains sixteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW17S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0414-6  (2012)  Pages:  366
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $9.50   Rs. 475


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XVIII (265–280)

By Various

This book contains fifteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW18s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0378-1  (2012)  (Paperback)  Pages:  352
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $9.00   Rs. 450


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XIX (281–295)

By Various

This book contains fourteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW19s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0388-0  (2012)  (Paperback)  Pages:  360
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $9.00   Rs. 450


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XX (296–311)

By Various

This book contains fifteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW20s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0386-6  (2013)  (Paperback)  Pages:  334
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $9.00   Rs. 450


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XXI (312–328)

By Various

This book contains sixteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW21s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0387-3  (2012)  (Paperback)  Pages:  378
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $10.00   Rs. 500


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XXII (329–344)

By Various

This book contains fifteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW22s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0390-3  (2012)  (Paperback)  Pages:  334
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $9.00   Rs. 450


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XXIII (345–361)

By Various

This book contains sixteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW23s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0391-0  (2013)  (Paperback)  Pages:  346
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $9.00   Rs. 450


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XXIV (362–376)

By Various

This book contains fourteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW24S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0398-9  (2013)  (Paperback)  Pages:  294
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $8.00   Rs. 400


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XXV (377–393)

By Various

This book contains sixteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW25S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0399-6  (2013)  (Paperback)  Pages:  362
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $9.00   Rs. 450


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XXVI (394–411)

By Various

This book contains seventeen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW26S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0402-3  (2014)  (Paperback)  Pages:  404
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $9.50   Rs. 475


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XXVII (412–430)

By Various

This book contains eighteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW27S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0406-1  (2014)  (Paperback)  Pages:  386
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $8.50   Rs. 425


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XXVIII (431–447)

By Various

This book contains sixteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW28S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0407-8  (2014)  (Paperback)  Pages:  350
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $8.00   Rs. 400


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XXIX (448–464)

By Various

This book contains sixteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW29S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0412-2  (2014)  (Paperback)  Pages:  528
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $12.50   Rs. 700


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A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma

By Bhikkhu Bodhi, General Editor

This is 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 to this ancient philosophical psychology. A long introduction explains the basic principles of the Abhidhamma. Includes 48 charts and tables.

Catalogue No.  BP304H  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Abhidhamma
ISBN:  955-24-0103-9  (2007)  (Hardback)  Pages:  426
Size: 145 x 220 mm

For sale in S. Asia only
Price: Rs. 450


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A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma

By Bhikkhu Bodhi, General Editor

This is 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 to this ancient philosophical psychology. A long introduction explains the basic principles of the Abhidhamma. Includes 48 charts and tables.

Catalogue No.  BP304S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Philosophy and Psychology
ISBN:  978-955-24-0103-9  (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  426
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $9.00   Rs. 550


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A Constitution for Living

Buddhist Principles for a Fruitful and Harmonious Life

By P.A. Payutto

A Constitution for Living is an accessible, concise handbook for Buddhist laypeople on the ethical principles of lay practice. Sincerely taking up these principles, which are advocated by the Buddha in the instruction to Sigala and other discourses, leads to the happiness and benefit of both oneself and others.

Catalogue No.  BP620S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Ethics
ISBN:  955 24 0299 9  (2007)  (Paperback)  Pages:  110
Size: 210 x 297 mm

Price: $2.50   Rs. 140


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Curbing Anger, Spreading Love

By Visuddhacara Bhikkhu

In an easy, conversational style, the author discusses 16 ways to control and overcome anger, and offers instructions on how to practice the meditation on universal love.

Catalogue No.  BP513S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  955-24-0123-7  (2007)  (Paperback)  Pages:  100
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $4.50   Rs. 150


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Dhamma Reflections

Collected Essays of Bhikkhu Bodhi

By Bhikkhu Bodhi

This volume brings together fifty-three essays of Bhikkhu Bodhi that were earlier published by the BPS in newsletters and other publications.

Note: This book has been issued free to our members for the second mailing 2014.

Catalogue No.  bp436s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Philosophy and Psychology
ISBN:  978-955-24-0413-9  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  290
Size: 180 x 240 mm

Price: $8.00   Rs. 400


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Dhammapada — The Way of Truth

A Fresh Translation and Commentary on Buddhism’s Most Beloved Text

By Peter Feldmeier

This book contains a fresh translation of the classic and popular Buddhist text called Dhammapada.

Note: This book has been issued free to our members for the second mailing 2013.

Catalogue No.  BP433S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory, Dhamma Reflections
Keywords:  inspiration, translation
ISBN:  978 955 24 0401 6  (2013)  (Paperback)  Pages:  174
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $3.50   Rs. 175


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The Dhammapada

The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom

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. Includes the original Pali text. With introduction by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

Catalogue No.  BP203S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  978 955 24 0131 2  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  160
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $4.50   Rs. 200


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The Dhammapada (Hardbound Pocket Ed.)

The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom

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.

Includes the original Pali text. With introduction by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

Catalogue No.  BP203HP  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  978 955 24 0131 2  (2016)  (Hardback)  Pages:  210
Size: 81 x 119 mm

Price: $5.00   Rs. 500


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Dimensions of Buddhist Thought

By Francis Story

This book comprises Francis Story’s contributions to the two serial publications The Wheel and Bodhi Leaves, which belong to his best and most mature writing. With its rich and variegated contents, this book may well serve as an introduction to the Buddha’s teachings.

Catalogue No.  BP403S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  978-955-24-0366-8  (2011)  (Paperback)  Pages:  454
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $11.50   Rs. 575


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Early Buddhist Teachings

The Middle Position in Theory and Practice

By Y. Karunadasa

This volume seeks to understand early Buddhist teachings as a critical response to the binary opposition between two perennial world- views, spiritual eternalism and materialist annihilationism.

Note: This book has been issued free to our members for the second mailing 2015.

Catalogue No.  BP438S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Philosophy and Psychology
ISBN:  978-955-24-0418-4  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  224
Size: 152 x 221 mm

Price: $5.00   Rs. 250


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The Experience of Insight

By Joseph Goldstein

Every so often, a book appears that has a special value for people who are students of the nature of reality. Joseph Goldstein teaches meditation as a method of experiencing things as they are, entering the remarkable flow of the mind/body process. This work, comprised of unusually clear instructions and discourses given during a 30-day Vipassana meditation retreat, is a day-to-day journey into Mind.

Catalogue No.  BP520S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  955-24-0277-7  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  158
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $4.00   Rs. 200


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Facets of Buddhism

By Ven. Hammalawa Saddhatissa Thera,

This book is a collection of essays by Venerable Hammalawa Saddhātissa.

Note: This publication was included in the first BPS membership mailing, 2016.

Catalogue No.  BP440S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Ethics
Keywords:  
ISBN:  978-955-24-0425-2  (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  338
Size: 152 x 221 mm

Price: $7.00   Rs. 300


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Facets of Buddhist Thought

By K.N. Jayatilleke

Topics covered include, among many others, the background of early Buddhism; the significance of the Buddha’s birthday; the Buddhist doctrines of karma and reincarnation; the Buddhist conception of truth, good and evil, Nirvana, the individual, the universe and the material world; the Buddhist view of nature and destiny; Buddhism and the caste system; Buddhism and international law; and the contemporary relevance of the Buddha’s teachings to the modern world.

Catalogue No.  BP428S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  978 955 24 0335 4  (2009)  (Hardback)  Pages:  506
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $14.00   Rs. 700


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The Five Mental Hindrances and their Conquest

By Nyanaponika Thera

In this booklet, following a brief introduction, Ven. Nyanaponika gives a selection of passages which he translated from the Discourses of the Buddha and the commentaries.

Note: This item is a re-issue of Wheel 26

Catalogue No.  bp226s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
 (2014)  (Paperback)  Pages:  44
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $2.00   Rs. 100


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The Foundations of Mindfulness

Satipatthana Sutta

By Nyanasatta Thera

This book contains a translation of the Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, the Satipatthana Sutta.

Note: This item is a re-issue of Wheel 19.

Catalogue No.  BP522s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978-955-24-0384-2  (2012)  (Paperback)  Pages:  34
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $0.80   Rs. 40


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The Fruits of Recluseship

The Samaññaphala Sutta and Its Commentaries

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.

Note: See also The Fruits of Recluseship in the on-line library.

Catalogue No.  BP212S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  955 24-0045-7  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  216
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $5.00   Rs. 250


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The Golden Goose

By S. Dhammika

An illustrated comic book containing five brief Jataka stories from the previous lives of the Buddha especially adapted for young children. Includes the Suvannahansa Jataka, Mahasara Jataka, Babbu Jataka, Munika Jataka, and Vanarinda Jataka.

Catalogue No.  BPC01  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Children’s Books
ISBN:  955-24-0269 7  (2005)  (Paperback)  Pages:  30
Size: 210 x 297 mm

Price: $3.00   Rs. 200


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Great Disciples of the Buddha

By Nyanaponika Thera & H. Hecker

This volume combines all past issues of the BPS’s popular “Lives of the Disciples” series of Wheels. It offers inspiring and informative accounts of such great disciples of the Master as Ven. Sariputta, Moggallana, Ananda, Maha Kassapa, etc.

Catalogue No.  BP417S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies, Biography
ISBN:  955-24-0301-9  (2007)  (Paperback)  Pages:  490
Size: 145 x 220 mm

For sale in S. Asia only, or to members elsewhere
Price: * $ 6.00  Rs. 600


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The Great Discourse on Causation

The Mahānidāna Sutta and Its Commentaries

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.

Note: See also The Great Discourse on Causation in the on-line library.

Catalogue No.  BP211S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  955 24 0117 8  (2011)  (Paperback)  Pages:  156
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $4.50   Rs. 225


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Guide through the Abhidhamma Pitaka

A Synopsis of the Philosophical Collection of the Theravada Buddhist Canon

By Nyanatiloka Mahathera

This book contains an outline or synopsis of the seven books of the advanced analytical collection of the Pali Canon, the Abhidhamma Pitaka. Each of the seven books of this collection is introduced and then systematically summarised by the renowned German scholar-monk Nyanatiloka Mahathera. The principal aim of this book is to clarify the structure of the Abhidhamma works, most of which are quite large and complex, and thus aid the study of them. As a further aid, tables to clarify the factors of consciousness, etc, have been included as an appendix. This book is indispensable for students of Abhidhamma as well as for those who wish to get an introduction to and overview of the Abhidhamma Pitaka.

Catalogue No.  BP302S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Abhidhamma
ISBN:  978-955-24-0321-7  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  262
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $6.50   Rs. 325


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Guide through the Visuddhimagga

By U Dhammaratana

What is to the advantage of the scholar is sometimes to the disadvantage of the layman. While going through the elaborate explanations of a certain topic in the Visuddhimagga, one is liable to lose its thread and become confused. This book gives a clear outline of the system and its essential points so that the details can be understood without much difficulty.

Catalogue No.  BP622S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  978 955 24 0357 6  (2011)  (Paperback)  Pages:  118
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $3.00   Rs. 150


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The Heart of Buddhist Meditation

By Nyanaponika Thera

A modern Buddhist classic, translated into seven languages. 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.

Catalogue No.  BP509S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978 955 24 0100 8  (2012)  (Paperback)  Pages:  232
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $5.00   Rs. 250


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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.

Catalogue No.  BP508S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  955- 24- 0094-05  (2007)  (Paperback)  Pages:  306
Size: 145 x 220 mm

For sale in S. Asia only, or to members elsewhere
Price: * $ 8.00  Rs. 350


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Investigating the Dhamma

A Collection of Papers

By Bhikkhu Bodhi

This book brings together eight essays of Bhikkhu Bodhi, five of which were earlier published in academic journals and volumes, and three not published before. Most of the essays are critical responses to various modern interpretations of the Dhamma that the author considers to be at odds with the Buddha’s teachings, in particular as transmitted and interpreted by the Theravāda school of Buddhism. The other essays are in depth discussions of important Buddhist doctrinal terms.

Note: This book has been issued free to our members for the first mailing 2015.

Catalogue No.  BP437S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Philosophy and Psychology
ISBN:  978-955-24-0416-0  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  182
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $3.00   Rs. 175


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Just Seeing

By Cynthia Thatcher

In eloquent, expressive language this book explores in depth the Buddha's significant teaching, "When seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear," as it applies to the practice of insight meditation as taught by Mahasi Sayadaw. Along the way, the book touches on the two kinds of reality-ultimate and conventional-expounded in the Abhidhamma. The author explains these two realities through the example of a pointillist painting of Seurat that can be viewed in two ways. In addition, there are meditation instructions for beginners, an appendix on the perceptual process as described in Buddhist metaphysics, and a crossword puzzle of Pali terms.

Catalogue No.  BP505S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978-955-24-03200  (2011)  (Paperback)  Pages:  146
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $3.50   Rs. 180


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Kalama Sutta

The Buddha's Charter of Free inquiry

By Soma Thera

Note: This item is a re-issue of Wheel 8.

Catalogue No.  BP227S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
 (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  16
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $0.75   Rs. 40


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Kamma and its Fruit

By Nyanaponika Thera, (Ed.)

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.

Catalogue No.  BP413S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  978-955-24-0224-1  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  104
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $3.50   Rs. 125


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King Asoka and Buddhism

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.

Catalogue No.  BP410S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  955 24 0065 0  (2007)  (Paperback)  Pages:  230
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $6.00   Rs. 300


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Last Days of the Buddha

The Mahaparinibbana Sutta

By Francis Story

This work is the Pali Canon’s account of the Buddha’s last 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.

Catalogue No.  BP213S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  955 9219 98-9  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  116
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $3.00   Rs. 125


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Lay Buddhist Practice

The Shrine Room, Uposatha Day & Rains Residence

By Bhikkhu Khantipalo

A practical manual for lay Buddhists covering devotional practices (chanting, setting up a shrine room, etc.), uposatha day observances, lay precepts, and basic meditation techniques.

Catalogue No.  BP431S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Faith and Devotion
ISBN:  978-955-24-0382-8  (2012)  (Paperback)  Pages:  96
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $2.00   Rs. 100


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Life of Nyanatiloka Thera

By Nyanatusita Thera & Hellmuth Hecker (Eds.)

Ven. Nynatiloka was one of the pioneers of Buddhism in the modern world and the first European Buddhist monk. As the world’s senior Western bhikkhu, ordained in 1903, Nyanatiloka attracted many disciples, through whose work his influence continues to be felt today, more than fifty years after his death. Nyanatiloka was also a renowned scholar and translator of Pali scriptures. His classic The Word of the Buddha, written more than a century ago, is still widely read. The core of this volume consists of a translation of Nyanatiloka’s autobiography, written in German when he was forty-eight. The remaining thirty-one years of his life, from 1926 until 1957, are presented as a biographical postscript, drawn from other sources.

Catalogue No.  BP604S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  978-95502400318-7  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  274
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $8.00   Rs. 400


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The Life of the Buddha Colouring Book

By Martha Aitchinson

The tale of how a prince came to abandon a life of luxury and comfort and went away to discover the secret of happiness, suffering much penury before he reached his goal, seems the stuff of fairy stories. Yet it was a real man who achieved such a selfless and extraordinary deed. We know this man as the Buddha, the All Enlightened One, and this is his life, told as simply as possible for children, in words and drawings for them to colour.

Catalogue No.  BPC02  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Children’s Books
ISBN:  978-955-24-0327-9  (2009)  (Paperback)  Pages:  32
Size: 210 x 297 mm

Price: $3.00   Rs. 150


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The Life of the Buddha

By Nyanamoli Thera

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.

Catalogue No.  BP101S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory
ISBN:  978 955 24 0063 6  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  398
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $8.00   Rs. 900


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The Life of the Buddha

By Nyanamoli Thera

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.

Catalogue No.  BP101H  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory
ISBN:  955-24-0063-52  (2015)  (Hardback)  Pages:  398
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $10.00   Rs. 900


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Life’s Highest Blessings

The Maha Mangala Sutta

By R.L. Soni

This work is a study of the Maha Mangala Sutta, an important discourse of the Buddha on the thirty-eight true blessings or true lucky signs (mangala). It contains universal, timeless teachings that lead to material as well as spiritual well-being and is very popular in Buddhist countries.

Note: This book has been issued free to our members for the second mailing 2012.

Catalogue No.  BP432s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Ethics
ISBN:  978 955 24 0392 7  (2012)  (Paperback)  Pages:  94
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $2.50   Rs. 125


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Living Buddhist Masters / Modern 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.

Catalogue No.  BP507S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  955 24-0042-1  (2007)  (Paperback)  Pages:  321
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $7.50   Rs. 350


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The Magic of the Mind

By Bhikkhu Nyanananda

The philosophically and psychologically important Kalakarama Sutta brings out some striking features of the epistemology of early Buddhism.

As a prologue and as a framework for discussion of his exposition of the discourse, the author gives the simile of the “magic-show” to show the illusory nature of consciousness in the context of doctrinal categories such as the five aggregates. Throughout the exposition similes and analogies, both canonical and modern, and quotations from other discourses are given to illustrate and explain the relevant facts.

Catalogue No.  BP405S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  955 24 0135 6  (2011)  (Paperback)  Pages:  106
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $1.60   Rs. 85


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A Manual of Excellent Man

By Ledi Sayadaw

In this book the great Burmese philosopher-monk, Ledi Sayadaw, covers the paramis practised by a Bodhisatta, the five aggregates, the Four Noble Truths, dependent origination, and Nibbana. An inspiring and intellectually astute work, geared to the practice of insight meditation.

Catalogue No.  BP420S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  955 24-0203-6  (2007)  (Paperback)  Pages:  158
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $6.00   Rs. 250


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A Manual of Light and The Manual of the Path to Higher Knowledge

Two Expositions of the Buddha’s Teaching

By Ledi Sayadaw

This book contains two advanced expositions on the development of higher insight knowledge by the renowned Burmese scholar monk and meditation master Ledi Sayadaw. The expositions deal with topics such as Dependent Origination, Kamma, Causality, Nibbana, etc., and are intended for those who are familiar with the works of the Ledi Sayadaw.

Catalogue No.  BP426S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  955-24-0268-5  (2007)  (Paperback)  Pages:  183
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $4.50   Rs. 200


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Meditation

A Collection of Talks on Cultivating the Mind

By Ajahn Chah

This compilation consists of five talks and three question and answer sessions by the renowned Thai Forest Tradition teacher Venerable Ajahn Chah. The selected talks mainly deal with the topic OF meditation, both tranquillity meditation as well as insight meditation. Ajahn Chah discusses the beginning steps as well as the higher stages and this book is a source of inspiration foar beginners as well as serious practitioners.

Catalogue No.  BP519S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978-955-24-0094-4  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  158
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $4.00   Rs. 200


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The Meditative Mind

By Ayya Khema

This books contains ten talks on the meditative development of the mind given by the Buddhist nun Ayya Khema.

Also available for free download in the on-line library.

Catalogue No.  BP523s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978-955-24-0385-9  (2012)  (Paperback)  Pages:  116
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $3.00   Rs. 150


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Middle Land, Middle Way

By S. Dhammika

A comprehensive guidebook to the places in India made sacred by the Buddha’s presence. Beginning with an inspiring account of Buddhist pilgrimage, the author then covers sixteen places in detail. With maps and colour photos, an essential companion for pilgrim and traveler.

Catalogue No.  BP609S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Reference
ISBN:  955 24 0197 8  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  200
Size: 210 x 297 mm

Price: $7.00   Rs. 350


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Mind overcoming its Cankers

By Acharya Buddharakkhita

A readable and informative account on the nature of the cankers (asava) and how to overcome them. Based on the Sabbasava Sutta, the second sutta of the Majjhima Nikaya, and its commentary.

Catalogue No.  BP516S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  955 24 0250 6  (2004)  (Paperback) Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $6.00   Rs. 225


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Mindfulness of Breathing

By Nyanamoli Thera

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.

Also available for free download in the on-line library.

Catalogue No.  BP502S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978 955 24 0167 4  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  142
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $3.00   Rs. 150


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Morals in the Life Story of the Buddha

Lesson Plans for Teaching Youth

By Margaret Lisa Knight

A companion to Morals in the Life Story of the Buddha, (BPC04), this volume makes it easy for teachers or parents to teach moral values to children of age eight and up.

Stories from the life of the Buddha are told in simple modern English familiar to today's youth, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist.

Along with each story are the Buddha's words from the Dhammapada or another Buddhist text highlighting the moral illustrated by the story, and a detailed Dharma discussion. Students can easily relate to the discussions that directly show them how to apply the moral to their day-to-day life with its modern challenges. Crucial values for developing wholesomeness are the topics of these discussions. In addition, there are questions, games, quizzes, puzzles, and other entertaining activities to help students remember and apply the teachings.

Note: Purchase this book together with Children’s Workbook and receive a 30% discount on both.

Catalogue No.  BPC03  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Children’s Books
ISBN:  978 955 24 0347 7  (2010)  (Paperback)  Pages:  282
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $10.00   Rs. 500


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Morals in the Life Story of the Buddha

Children’s Workbook

By Margaret Lisa Knight

This book contains a set of stories from the life of the Buddha told in simple modern English familiar to today’s youth, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist.

Along with each story are the Buddha’s words from the Dhammapada or another Buddhist text highlighting the moral illustrated by the story, and a detailed Dharma discussion. Students can easily relate to the discussions that directly show them how to apply the moral to their day-to-day life with its modern challenges. Crucial values for developing wholesomeness are the topics of these discussions. In addition, there are questions, games, quizzes, puzzles, and other entertaining activities to help students remember and apply the teachings.

These stories are suitable for the student to enjoy independently, or for younger students to enjoy together with a parent. This book makes the Dharma come alive in every aspect of a child’s life.

Note: Purchase this book together with its companion Lesson Plans (BPC03), and receive a 30% discount on both.

Catalogue No.  BPC04  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Children’s Books
ISBN:  978-955-24-0348-4  (2010)  (Paperback)  Pages:  218
Size:  x  mm

Price: $6.00   Rs. 325


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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.

Note: This item is a re-issue of Wheel 308/311.

Catalogue No.  BP105S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory
ISBN:  978 955 24 0116 9  (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  148
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $3.00   Rs. 140


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Opening the Door of Your Heart

By Ajahn Brahmavamso

In this collection of teaching stories are many true-to-life tales, which are used to launch into a deeper exposition of mindfulness, wisdom, love and compassion. In each story the raw edge of truth is evident.

Catalogue No.  BP619S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  978-955-24-0285-2  (2017)  (Paperback)  Pages:  218
Size: 145 x 220 mm

For sale in S. Asia only, or to members elsewhere
Price: * $ 3.00  Rs. 300


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A Pali-English Glossary Of Buddhist Technical Terms

By Nyanamoli Thera

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.

Catalogue No.  BP608S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Reference
ISBN:  955 24-0086-54  (2007)  (Paperback)  Pages:  162
Size: 210 x 297 mm

Price: $5.00   Rs. 200


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Parents and Children

By Medagama Vajiragnana

The Buddha stressed the importance of giving a child a good education. This is one of the main responsibilities of a parent. Furthermore, “the gift of Dhamma excels all other gifts.” Therefore, to give a child an education in the Dhamma is indeed the best gift.

Catalogue No.  BP109S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  978-955-24-0370-5  (2011)  (Paperback)  Pages:  24
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $1.25   Rs. 70


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The Path of Freedom

Vimuttimagga

By N.R.M. Ehara, Soma Thera, Kheminda Thera, Translators from the Chinese

The Path of Freedom: The Vimuttimagga . Translated from the Chinese by N.R.M. Ehara, Soma Thera, Kheminda Thera. 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 Arahant Upatissa, the work is a meditation manual similar in structure to the Visuddhimagga, but less analytical and more practical in its treatment of meditation.

This is a limited edition, photocopy reprint.

Catalogue No.  BP208S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  978-955-24-0054-4  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  370
Size: 165 x 240 mm

Price: $12.00   Rs. 1000


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The Path of Purification

Visuddhimagga

By Nyanamoli Thera

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 detailed guide to meditation.

The translation by Ven. Nanamoli itself ranks as an outstanding scholarly achievement.

Also available for free download in the on-line library.

Catalogue No.  BP207H  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  955 24 0023 6  (2011)  (Hardback)  Pages:  850
Size: 152 x 229 mm

Price: $13.75   Rs. 775


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Peace in the Buddha’s Discourses

By Dennis Candy

The Buddha’s discourses as recorded in the Pali Canon contain many references to the value of santi, or peace, at both the personal and social levels. The most significant of these references have been carefully selected and brought together into this single volume to help those who are interested gain an understanding of the full range and depth of what the Buddha taught about this important subject.

Catalogue No.  BP424S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  955-24-0309-5  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  142
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $3.50   Rs. 175


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The Power of Mindfulness

By Nyanaponika Thera

The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate and explain the efficacy of the method of mindfulness (satipatthana), that is, to show the actual power of mindfulness.

Note: This item is a re-issue of Wheel 121

Catalogue No.  bp526s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978-955-24-0002-5  (2014)  (Paperback)  Pages:  58
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $1.50   Rs. 75


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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.

Catalogue No.  BP503S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978 955 24 0089 6  (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  70
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $2.50   Rs. 125


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The Progress Of Insight

A Treatise on Satipatthana Meditation

By Mahasi Sayadaw

The practice of Vipassana or insight meditation was described by the Buddha as the “direct way” for the overcoming of all sorrow and grief and for realizing Nibbana, the state of perfect liberation from suffering. The essence of this practice consists in the four foundations of mindfulness: mindful contemplation of the body, feelings, states of mind, and mind objects.

Catalogue No.  BP504S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
Keywords:  Mindfulness meditation, Satipatthana, Vipassana
ISBN:  978-955-24-0089-9  (2014)  (Paperback)  Pages:  64
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $2.00   Rs. 100


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The Questions of King Milinda

Ad Abridgement of the Milindapañha

By N.K.G. Mendis, Editor

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 and practice, dealing with them with wit and eloquence. This abridged edition has been adapted from the long-standing translation by I.B. Horner.

Catalogue No.  BP217S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  955-24-0067-4  (2007)  (Paperback)  Pages:  208
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $5.00   Rs. 250


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Rebirth as Doctrine and Experience

By Francis Story

These case studies, which make fascinating reading, lend strong evidential support to the hypothesis of rebirth and thus help to illuminate the ultimate questions concerning human destiny after death.

Catalogue No.  BP402S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  955 24 076 3  (2010)  (Paperback)  Pages:  236
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $6.00   Rs. 300


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The Requisites of Enlightenment

By Ledi Sayadaw

This treatise 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.

Catalogue No.  BP412S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  978 955 24 0291 3  (2007)  (Paperback)  Pages:  136
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $3.00   Rs. 150


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The Root of Existence

The Mulapariyaya Sutta and Its Commentaries

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 investigates the text’s meaning and its implications for philosophy and psychology.

Catalogue No.  BP210S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  955 24 0064-3  (2006)  (Paperback)  Pages:  108
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $3.00   Rs. 140


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Sacred Island

A Buddhist Pilgrim’s Guide to Sri Lanka

By S. Dhammika

This travel and pilgrimage guidebook is meant primarily for Buddhists or those interested in Buddhism who wish to explore Sri Lanka’s rich cultural and spiritual heritage. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of the island, the author weaves together archaeological findings, art history and the stories and legends of the Buddhist tradition to bring to life thirty-three places of religious significance.

Catalogue No.  BP617S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Reference
ISBN:  955-24-0271-5  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  222
Size: 149 x 210 mm

Price: $7.50   Rs. 450


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Satipatthana — The Direct Path to Realization

By Analayo

This book helps to fill what has long been a glaring gap in the scholarship on Early Buddhism, offering us a detailed textual study of the Satipatthana Sutta, the foundational Buddhist discourse on meditation practice. With painstaking thoroughness, Ven. Analayo marshals the suttas of the Pali canon, works of modern scholarship, and the teachings of present-day meditation masters to make the rich implications of this text, so concise in the original, clear to contemporary students of the Dharma.

Catalogue No.  BP422S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  1 899579 54 0  (2010)  (Paperback)  Pages:  364
Size: 145 x 220 mm

For sale in S. Asia only, or to members elsewhere
Price: * $ 6.50  Rs. 325


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The Seven Contemplations Of Insight

By M. Nyanarama Thera

This is an advanced work, a profound examination of the 'seven contemplations' of classical Pali Buddhism and of the way they are experienced in the actual course of meditation.

Catalogue No.  BP512S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  955 24 0124 0  (1997)  (Paperback)  Pages:  184
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $5.00   Rs. 300


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The Seven Stages of Purification

By M. Nyanarama Thera

This is a book born of wide and deep meditative experience, a guide to the progressive stages of Buddhist meditation for those who have taken up the practice in full earnestness. The seven stages of purification provide the framework for the disciple’s gradual progress from the cultivation of virtue up to the attainment of the final goal. Integral to the higher stages of purification are the nine types of insight-knowledge by which the disciple penetrates to the real nature of phenomena. The present book treats the stages of purification and the insight-knowledges not only with great erudition, but with the clarifying light of actual meditative experience.

The Venerable Matara Sri Nyanarama Mahathera (1901–92), late abbot and meditation master of the Mitirigala Nissarana Vanaya monastery, was one of the most respected meditation masters of present-day Sri Lanka.

Catalogue No.  BP506S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
Keywords:  Meditation, Vipassana
ISBN:  955 24 0059 7  (2010)  (Paperback)  Pages:  88
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Price: $2.75   Rs. 150


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Similes of the Buddha

By Hellmuth Hecker

This book is an introductory guide to the rich, wonderful, and profound world of Buddhist similes. The Buddha used many similes as a skilful means to facilitate the understanding of teachings that otherwise could appear overly abstruse and dry to his listeners. Thus, contemplation of the similes and the explanations as given in this book will widen and deepen one’s understanding of the Teaching of the Buddha.

Catalogue No.  BP427S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  978 955 24 0336 1  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  216
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $4.00   Rs. 250


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Tales of Kosambi

By Pothecary, Paul

Paul Pothecary, has brought together the most important events that occurred in and around Kosambi to create a lively, imaginative and accessible narrative that interweaves historical figures, events and important aspects of the Buddha’s teachings with fascinating accounts of life in northeast India more than 2500 years ago.

Catalogue No.  BP429S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
Keywords:  Children, 'Young People', Youth
ISBN:  978 955 24 0356 9  (2010)  (Paperback)  Pages:  130
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $3.00   Rs. 150


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Taste of Freedom

Selected Dhamma Talks

By Ajahn Chah

This book contains ten Dhamma talks given by the renowned Thai meditation master Venerable Ajahn Chah.

Note: This item is a re-issue of Wheel 357

Catalogue No.  bp525s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978-955-24-0033-9  (2014)  (Paperback)  Pages:  106
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $2.50   Rs. 125


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A Technique of Living

By Leonard A. Bullen

In this book Leonard Bullen describes a twelve-month system of exercises and contemplations aimed at achieving a well rounded life, leading the practitioner through relaxation, mindfulness, egolessness, motivation and many other stages of the Buddhist path.

Catalogue No.  BP416S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  978 955 24 0334 7  (2009)  (Paperback)  Pages:  145
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $3.50   Rs. 175


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The Authenticity of the Early Buddhist Texts

By Bhikkhu Sujato & Bhikkhu Brahmali

Are there any authentic Buddhist texts? If so, what are they? These are questions of tremendous spiritual and historical interest, about which there is a range of opinions that often appear to be irreconcilable. Traditionalists insist that the texts were “spoken by the Buddha” in the most literal of senses, while sceptics assert that we cannot know anything about the Buddha for certain, and further, that the notion of authenticity is irrelevant or pernicious.

Note: This book has been issued free to our members for the first mailing 2014.

Catalogue No.  bp435s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  978-955-24-0410-8  (2014)  (Paperback)  Pages:  180
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $4.00   Rs. 200


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The Four Sublime States and the Practice of Loving Kindness

By Bhikkhu Nyanamoli & Nyanaponika

This booklet contains two essays: Four Sublime States by Ven. Nyanaponika Thera and the Practice of Loving-Kindness (Metta) by Ven. Nanamoli Thera.

Note: This item is a re-issue of Wheel 006/007.

Catalogue No.  BP225  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978-955-24-0170-1  (2013)  (Paperback)  Pages:  64
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $1.50   Rs. 80


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The Theravāda Abhidhamma

Its Inquiry into the Nature of Conditioned Reality

By Y. Karunadasa

This volume examines the Abhidhamma perspective on the nature of phenomenal existence.

Catalogue No.  BP439S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Philosophy and Psychology
ISBN:  978-955-24-0419-1  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  396
Size: 152 x 221 mm

Price: $8.00   Rs. 400


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Thinker’s Notebook

By Nyanamoli Thera, collected, edited, and introduced by Nyanaponika Thera

Collected posthumous papers of the English monk-scholar Nyanamoli, who counts as one of the foremost translators of Pali Buddhist texts into English. Besides being a gifted translator Nyanamoli was also a gifted thinker, philosopher, and poet. Besides some longer essays, most of the notes are only one paragraph long and were written in the 1950s as a Buddhist monk. The notes and essays deal with profound topics such as ontology, metaphysics, nuclear physics, logic, but there is also humour, irony, sarcasm and light poetry. Four essays were earlier published in a Wheel Publication no. 52/53, Pathways of Buddhist Thought.

Catalogue No.  BP418S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  955-24-312-5  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  256
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $6.50   Rs. 325


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Three Cardinal Discourses of the Buddha

By Nyanamoli Thera

This booklet contains the first three discourses that the Buddha gave after his awakening.

Note: This item is a re-issue of Wheel 17.

Catalogue No.  BP224s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
 (2012)  (Paperback)  Pages:  38
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $1.00   Rs. 50


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Three Signata (Anicca, Dukkha, Anatta) & Buddhist Concept of Mind

By O.H. De A. Wijesekera,

Catalogue No.  bp434s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
Keywords:  
 (2014)  (Paperback)  Pages:  32
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $1.00   Rs. 50


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Tranquility and Insight

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)

Catalogue No.  BP510S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  955 24 0101 1  (1999)  (Paperback)  Pages:  178
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $5.00   Rs. 180


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A Treasury of Buddhist Stories

from the Dhammapada Commentary

By Eugene Watson Burlingame

A collection of fifty-six of the most popular and beloved Buddhist stories of all time, from Burlingame’s classic translation of the background stories to the Dhammapada Commentary. Suitable for adults and young readers of age 14 and over.

Catalogue No.  BP220S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  978 955 24 0147 3  (2012)  (Paperback)  Pages:  248
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $5.50   Rs. 300


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The Udāna and the Itivuttaka

Two Classics from the Pali Canon

By John D. Ireland

Two small classics of the Pali Canon in one volume. 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. The Itivuttaka is a collection of 112 inspiring texts in mixed prose and verse. Both will prove to be constant friends and wellsprings of inspiration. With introductions and notes.

Catalogue No.  BP214S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  955 24-0164-0  (2007)  (Paperback)  Pages:  258
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $8.00   Rs. 350


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An Unentangled Knowing

By Upasaka Kee Nanayon

An inspiring collection of discourses by one of the foremost woman Dhamma teachers of modern Thailand. The teachings are direct and uncompromising in their honesty.

Catalogue No.  BP515S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  955 24 0145 3  (1996)  (Paperback)  Pages:  176
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $5.00   Rs. 300


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Vimuttimagga and Visuddhimagga

By P. V. Bapat

Catalogue No.  BP621S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  978 955 24 0337 8  (2013)  (Paperback)  Pages:  234
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $7.00   Rs. 450


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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. 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.

Catalogue No.  BP414S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  955 24-0108-4  (2007)  (Paperback)  Pages:  374
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $8.00   Rs. 350


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Walking the Tightrope

By David Young

Walking the Tightrope contains the teachings of Venerable Pemasiri Thera, a popular and talented Sri Lankan meditation teacher. The teachings, dealing with various important aspects of Buddhist meditation and philosphy, are practical and clear, yet profound. On one hand, Premasiri Thera teaches from his broad practical experience based on many years of meditation practice. On the other hand, he often refers to the teachings of the Buddha found in the Pali texts making up the Theravada Canon. View on Google Books

Catalogue No.  BP517S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  955 24 0273 5  (2005)  (Paperback)  Pages:  172
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $6.00   Rs. 190


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The Way of Mindfulness

By 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.

Catalogue No.  BP501S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  955 24 0256 5  (2003)  (Paperback)  Pages:  184
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $4.50   Rs. 175


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The Way to Ultimate Calm

Selected Discourses of Webu Sayadaw

By Webu Sayadaw

Contains eight full discourses by one of the greatest Burmese meditation masters of this century (originally issued in the Wheel series), as well as shorter talks and a 40-page account of U Ba Khin's connections with Webu Sayadaw.

Catalogue No.  BP514S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  955 24-0218-0  (2007)  (Paperback)  Pages:  166
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $5.00   Rs. 250


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Within Our Own Hearts

By Ayya Khema

This little volume of Dhamma talks offered here to show a way out of our problems and sufferings, to give an idea of the Buddha’s way to reach ultimate peace and happiness. It anyone becomes inspired to practice this path of moral conduct, meditation and insight, our world will be so much the better for it.

This inspiring book is based on twelve talks given at the Parappaduwa Nuns Island in Sri Lanka. Ayya Khema insists that the Buddha’s teachings, though profound, are simple and can be realized within our own hearts.

Catalogue No.  BP518S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  955-24-0290-6  (2012)  (Paperback)  Pages:  134
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $2.00   Rs. 125


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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.

Catalogue No.  BP201S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory
ISBN:  978-955-24-0364-4  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  100
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $2.00   Rs. 125