A Systematic Study of the Majjhima Nikaya

Exploring the Word of the Buddha Taught by Bhikkhu Bodhi January 2003 — December 2007   PARTS I – IX Syllabus for a Systematic Study of the Majjhima Nikāya This series of lectures explores the direct teachings of the Buddha himself as preserved in some of the...

Sutta-Nipāta

The Sutta-Nipāta 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-Nipāta as a collection exists...

The Buddha’s Teaching As It Is

In the fall of 1979, while living at the Washington Buddhist Vihara, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi gave a series of lectures on the fundamental teachings of Early Buddhism. Bhante Gunaratana, at the time the President of the Buddhist Vihara Society, suggested he record the...

A Study of the Pāramīs

Dasa Pāramīs : Ten Perfections The word pāramīs literally means perfections. The southern Buddhist commentaries define the Pāramīs as “noble qualities beginning with giving, accompanied by compassion and skillful means, and untainted by craving, conceit, and wrong...

A Course in the Pali Language

Pali is the language used to preserve the Buddhist canon of the Theravada Buddhist tradition, which is regarded as the oldest complete collection of Buddhist texts surviving in an Indian language. Pali is closely related to Sanskrit, but its grammar and structure are...