The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya

Translated by Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi
Publisher: Wisdom Publications; Subsequent edition (March 25, 1995)

The Majjhima Nikaya, or “Middle-length Discourses” of the Buddha, is the second of the five nikayas, or collections, in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Tipitaka. This nikaya consists of 152 discourses by the Buddha and his chief disciples, which together constitute a comprehensive body of teaching concerning all aspects of the Buddha Dharma.

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The Way to Buddhahood

The Way to Buddhahood: Instructions from a Modern Chinese Master

Instructions from a Modern Chinese Master

By Ven. Master Yin-shun
Publisher: Wisdom Publications (January 25, 1998)

The Way to Buddhahood is a monumental treatise by the foremost Chinese scholar-monk of modern time, In this book the Master synthesized all the “vehicles” of Buddhism in accordance with a comprehensive scheme that unifies all the different Buddhist teachings into a single graded path. This book is available in English translation (Wisdom Publications).

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Gateway to the Dharma

The Way to Buddhahood

By Ven. Jen-chun
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This booklet consists of talks given by Ven. Jen-chun as preparation fro the study of Ven. Yin-shun’s  The Way to Buddhahood, a monumental treatise by the foremost Chinese scholar-monk of modern times. Ven. Jen-chun gave lectures on this work for over two years and this booklet contains the opening lectures to that series. Ven. Jen-chun wanted to point out the basic concepts that anyone studying Buddhism should understand before he began his lectures on The Way to Buddhahood. He offers the reader invaluable instructions on the orientation needed to successfully enter the gateway of the Buddha Dharma. His concern is not with theory but with attitudes and actions. He points out that our purpose in studying the Dharma should not be the mere acquiring of information, but the transformation and purification of our minds. Though he ultimately steers us towards the broad bodhisattva path, he does not let us escape the “narrow path” with its hard tasks of self-scrutiny, self-rectification, and self-cultivation. (Book available for free distribution at Bodhi Monastery.)

Great Bodhi Mind

The Way to Buddhahood

A Collection of Dharma Talks

By Ven. Jen-chun

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Most of the Dharma talks included in this collection were given at Bodhi Monastery on Saturdays to the Chinese-American and American community. These talks were then transcribed and edited for the Bodhi Monastery newsletter to be read by the Monastery’s extended Dharma community. The shortest lecture “Dispel All Pretenses and Smile” at the beginning of this collection was given at the end of a ten-day Vipassana retreat. Two of the lectures were formal lectures given in Taiwan. (Book will be available for free distribution at Bodhi Monastery in late spring 2008.)

The Sutta-Nipata

The Sutta-Nipata: A New Translation from the Pali Canon

A New Translation from the Pali Canon

Translated by Ven. Dr. H. Saddhatissa
Publisher: RoutledgeCurzon; 1 edition (January 17, 1995)

The Sutta-Nipata contains some of the oldest discourses in the Pali Canon. It is a rich source of texts offering guidance to lay Buddhists and also abounds in suttas that extol the contemplative ideals of early Buddhism. Though the Sutta-Nipata as a collection exists only in the Theravada tradition, some of the individual suttas are found in other traditions.

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