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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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Buddhist Dictionary

Buddhist Dictionary

by Nyanatiloka Mahathera

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An indispensable aid for Theravada students, with authentic, clear explanations of key terms and doctrines, accompanied by references to texts. (more)

Dhammapada

Dhammapada

by Austin, Jack

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The pocket-sized Buddhist Society edition. (more)

Path of Serenity and Insight

Path of Serenity and Insight

by Gunaratana, Bhante Henepola

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The practice of meditation focusing on the Jhanas, a set of attainments distinguished by powerful concentration and purity of mind. (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Sutta Nipata

Sutta Nipata

by Saddhatissa, Hammalawa

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

All Embracing Net of Views

All Embracing Net of Views

by Bodhi, Bhikkhu

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The Brahmajala, one of the Buddha's most important and profound discourses, weaves a net of sixty-two cases capturing all the philosophical, speculative views on the self and the world. (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 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)

Meditation Retreat

Meditation Retreat

by James, Alan and James, Jacqui

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A new d edition of this popular work. (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)

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)

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)

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)

Seven Stages of Purification

Seven Stages of Purification

by Matara Sri Nanarama Mahathera

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A guide to the progressive stages of Buddhist meditation by one of Sri Lanka's most respected meditation masters. (more)

Me and Mine

Me and Mine

by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu and edited with an introduction by Donald K Swearer

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The renowned Thai master deals frankly with present day Theravada Buddhism and contemporary social issues. (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)

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