Theravada Books

Theravada is the Doctrine of the Elders, the form of Buddhism that developed in India after the death of the Buddha and later spread to Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Its collected volumes of scripture such as the Sutta Pitaka and Abidhamma Pitaka are listed under the Pali Canon.

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Sound of Silence

Sound of Silence

by Sumedho, Ajahn and Ajahn Amaro

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The first major collection from this popular Theravada Buddhist teacher, Ajahn Sumedho, suggests how beginners and advanced meditators alike can experience a more meaningful life. (more)

Life of the Buddha

Life of the Buddha

by Nanamoli Bhikkhu

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New Sri Lankan edition . The superb and traditional biography of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, based entirely on extracts from the Pali Canon. (more)

Heart of Buddhist Meditation

Heart of Buddhist Meditation

by Nyanaponika Thera

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The classic presentation of the Theravada teachings on meditation, including a translation of the Mahasatipatthana Sutta. (more)

Don't Worry, Be Grumpy

Don't Worry, Be Grumpy

by Ajahn Brahm

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Laugh aloud even as you look at life anew with these stories from the bestselling author of Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? (more)

Practical Insight Meditation

Practical Insight Meditation

by Mahasi Sayadaw

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Basic instructions on the practice of mindfulness meditation by one of Burma's outstanding masters. (more)

Path of Purification

Path of Purification

by Nanamoli Bhikkhu and Buddhaghosa

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New edition. Both a systematic encyclopedia of Buddhist doctrine and a comprehensive guide to the various meditation techniques. (more)

Satipatthana Vipassana

Satipatthana Vipassana

by Mahasi Sayadaw

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In this brief treatise the renowned Burmese meditation master Mahasi Sayadaw explains in clear and simple terms the basic principles involved in the practice of insight meditation. (more)

Progress of Insight

Progress of Insight

by Mahasi Sayadaw

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A guide to insight meditation describing the advanced stages of the path up to the culmination of nibbana. (more)

Mindfulness of Breathing

Mindfulness of Breathing

by Nanamoli Bhikkhu

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Anapanasati, or mindfulness of breathing, was the method of meditation that the Buddha himself used to attain enlightenment, and during his long teaching career he often stressed its importance to... (more)

Right Concentration

Right Concentration

by Brassington, Leigh

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The jhanas are eight progressive altered states of consciousness that can be identified with the aspect of the Buddha’s Eightfold Path called Right Concentration. (more)

Still Forest Pool

Still Forest Pool

by Ajahn Chah and Kornfield, Jack and Breiter, Paul

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Truly inspiring teachings by the great Thai meditation master - clear, powerful, direct and joyful. (more)

Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

by Nanamoli Bhikkhu and Bhikkhu Bodhi

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This invaluable collection of the original words of the Buddha contains 152 discourses that cover the complete range of his teachings. (more)

Great Discourse on Causation

Great Discourse on Causation

by Bodhi, Bhikkhu

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The Buddha's longest, most detailed discourse on dependent arising, often said to be the key to his entire teaching. (more)

Path of Discrimination

Path of Discrimination

by Nanamoli Bhikkhu

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A translation of the Patisambhidamagga, a practical guide to the Buddhist way of life and philosophy. The Path of Discrimanation, or comprehension, is attributed to Sariputta. (more)

Our Real Home

Our Real Home

by Ajahn Chah

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New edition. A wonderful, inspiring talk by the great Thai master Ajahn Chah to an ageing lay disciple approaching death. (more)

Taste of Freedom

Taste of Freedom

by Ajahn Chah

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This book contains transcriptions of ten brief Dhamma talks by the renowned Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah. (more)

Udana and the Itivuttaka

Udana and the Itivuttaka

by Ireland, John D

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This book combines in one volume two of the most beautiful and uplifting texts of the Pali Canon, the Udana and the Itivuttaka. (more)

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

by Bodhi, Bhikkhu

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This is a full new translation of the Anguttara Nikaya by Bhikkhu Bodhi, which was previously only available in an abridged version. This is the fourth collection of the Buddha's discourses or suttas... (more)

Dhammapada [New Sale Hardback Copy]

Dhammapada [New Sale Hardback Copy]

by Fronsdal, Gil

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Brand new. Shambhala library hardback special edition. A new translation of the most widely read Buddhist scripture which is both highly readable and scholarly authoritative. (more)

Seven Contemplations of Insight

Seven Contemplations of Insight

by Matara Sri Nanarama Mahathera

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The "seven contemplations" of classical Pali Buddhism and the way they are experienced in the actual course of meditation. (more)

Sutta Nipata

Sutta Nipata

by Saddhatissa, Hammalawa

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One of the oldest collections of Buddhist discourses in the Pali Canon. (more)

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom

by Goldstein, Joseph and Kornfield, Jack

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A practical guide to meditation based on talks given at several intensive retreats. (more)

Buddha and His Teachings

Buddha and His Teachings

by Narada Thera

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A sound introduction to the basic tenets of Buddhism, dealing with the life of the Buddha and his chief disciples, explaining in detail the main teachings. (more)

Book of Analysis

Book of Analysis

by Sayadaw, U Thittila

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The second book of the Abhidhamma Pitaka, a translation of the Vibhanga. (more)

Path of Freedom

Path of Freedom

by Upatissa Thera

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A classic Theravada meditation manual similar to the Visuddhimagga, but less analytical and more practical in its treatment of meditation. (more)

Teachings of a Buddhist Monk

Teachings of a Buddhist Monk

by Sumedho, Ajahn

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The simple joy and happiness to be found in the Buddha`s teachings and way of life are revealed in this wonderful book from Ajahn Sumedho. (more)

Meditation Retreat

Meditation Retreat

by James, Alan and James, Jacqui

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A new d edition of this popular work. (more)

Breath by Breath

Breath by Breath

by Rosenberg, Larry and Guy , David

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Simple, accessible instruction on how to cultivate both tranquillity and deep insight through the full awareness of breathing, bringing this 2,500 year-old practice to life for modern readers. (more)

Guide Through the Abhidhamma Pitaka [New Edition]

Guide Through the Abhidhamma Pitaka [New Edition]

by Nyanatiloka Mahathera

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New edition. This work contains an outline or synopsis of the seven books of the Abhidhamma, the adavanced analytical collection of the Pali Canon. (more)

Constitution for Living [Sale Edition]

Constitution for Living [Sale Edition]

by Payutto, P A

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Brand new. When life is seen as a struggle between conflicting interests - "bosses against workers", "rich against poor" - roles become tools for seeking personal advantage. (more)

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