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GUIDES AND ARTICLES

 

Beginners

NEW  "Meditation, is to train the mind to become our best friends by developing skillful, wholesome mental abilities. There are many different kinds of meditation techniques which lead to different effects and abilities of the mind."

by Jessica Lam Hill Young (with adaptations from Mindfulness, Bliss & Beyond by Ajahn Brahm)

NEW  "With the right understanding, anyone can learn to meditate with ease and well-being. The right understanding is that meditation is not something esoteric or mystical. It’s a simple practice that can be taken anywhere and in all conditions. It is is so simple that it can be summed up in a few words: Just Observe, and Let It Be."

by Ajahn Brahm

NEW  "When I teach meditation, I like to begin at the simple stage of giving up the baggage of past and future.  You may think that this is an easy thing to do, but it is not."

by Ven. Henepola Gunaratana (external link)

"The subject of this book is Vipassana meditation practice. Repeat, practice. This is a meditation manual, a nuts-and-bolts, step-by-step guide to Insight meditation. It is meant to be practical. It is meant for use."

Buddhist Teachings

"Today, many people think of mindfulness meditation as a way to reduce stress or handle emotional pain. But mindfulness is just one of the many mental faculties essential for a healthy and happy mind."

by Walpola Rahula

NEW  A comprehensive and concise description of the teachings of the Buddha recorded in the Early Buddhism period.

This series of lectures explores the direct teachings of the Buddha himself as preserved in some of the oldest records of his discourses.

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NEW  Bhikku Bodhi's English translations of the original Pali Buddhist texts are considered some of the best available. His understanding of early buddhist teachings is deep and wide giving a relatively objective view on complex Buddhist topics.  He writes using simple and easily accessible language, that is highly relatable even for a non-Buddhist.  He is considered an excellent resource for beginners and long-time Buddhists alike.

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NEW  Bhikkhu Analayo is a scholar who has a particular focus and expertise on the Satipatthana Sutta (Buddhist texts concerned with meditation practices) and early Buddhist texts.  His academic works are highly regarded, and highly relevant to meditation practitioners.

Readings in Theravada Buddhism (external link)

"Access to Insight is a website dedicated to providing accurate, reliable, and useful information concerning the practice and study of Theravada Buddhism, as it has been handed down to us through both the written word of the Pali canon and the living example of the Sangha."

by Ayya Khema

NEW  A simple and practically explained excerpt on kamma and rebirth, free of the theoretical, relevant and applicable to our own lives, right now.

About Meditation

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NEW  Link to Sayadaw U Tejaniya's own website.

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Audio Dharma talks by popular western teachers

NEW  Originally posted in our Dharma Discussion Whatsapp group

Burmese meditator master - Mahasi Sayadaw's meditation technique based on the Four Foundation Mindfulness sutta.

The practice of mindfulness and lovingkindness in everyday life

NEW  See Visu's own website for his articles and teachings (External Link)

by Sujata (external link)

A collection of humorous graphical illustrations of what meditation is about.

Others

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NEW  Buddhist Education And Information Network

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