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Here you will find the overview of Essays we have of Buddhism. There are currently 106 Essays available to read online. This sums to a total of 764,287 words and 4,318,290 characters.

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Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambuddhassa (Adoration to my Buddha, The Glorious, The Worthy, The Fully Enlightened One) To the cheri...
22,946 words | author: Venerable Professor Dhammavihari |
Translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu Copyright © 1999 Thanissaro Bhikkhu For free distribution only. You may reprint this...
20,874 words | author: Phra Ajaan Suwat Suvaco |
A discourse delivered to the assembly of Western monks, novices and lay-disciples at Bung Wai Forest Monastery, Ubon, on the 10th of October...
2,357 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
Translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu Copyright © 1995 Metta Forest Monastery PO Box 1409, Valley Center, CA 92082 For fre...
9,299 words | author: Phra Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta Thera |
"Be it as it may, I have described a rough outline of the practice." Ajahn Chah December 21, 2004
1,185 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
Ajahn Chah December 21, 2004
4,177 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
February 5, 1980 Translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu Copyright © 1999 Thanissaro Bhikkhu For free distribution only Y...
2,219 words | author: Ajaan Fuang Jotiko |
3,087 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
The teachings of Ajahn Chah teem with similes and comparisons like these. Ajahn Chah December 21, 2004
11,291 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
1,648 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
313 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
A Dhamma talk given at the Spirit Rock retreat on July 3rd, 2005 Ajahn Sumedho October 12, 2005
1,992 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
A rough draft translation by Paul Breiter Ajahn Chah December 19, 2004
7,779 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
2,746 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
2,398 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
4,320 words | author: Sujin Boriharnwanaket |
Bodhinyana; A Collection of Dhamma Talks by The Venerable Ajahn Chah (Phra Bodhinyana Thera)
36,083 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
Buddhism and Immortality, by William Sturgis Bigelow, [1908], at sacred-texts.com. This extended essay was the 1908 Ingersoll Lecture on Im...
8,489 words | author: William Sturgis Bigelow |
Wheel Publication, 1967 Address to the sixteenth IARF conference Buddhism – the religion of the age of science
18,986 words | author: U Chan Htoon |
The teachings of Buddhism make great sense when understood in context, but are easily misunderstood. March 3, 2006
1,994 words | author: Ari Kiev |
From Forest Sangha Newsletter, July 1999, Number 49 Ajahn Sumedho December 24, 2004
654 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
18,758 words | author: Yogi C. M. Chen |
2,196 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
Nakorn Pathom July 14, 1999 Translated by Amara-Varee
10,167 words | author: Sujin Boriharnwanaket | translator: Amara Varee |
A talk about 6 guidelines for both monks and lay people. 1. not disparaging 2. not injuring 3. restraint in line with the Patimokkha 4...
2,274 words | author: Ajaan Lee | translator: Thanissaro Bhikkhu |
Seattle, 1979: a conversation with an ex-monk.
6,174 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
Delivered to the Western disciples at Bung Wai Forest Monastery during the rains retreat of 1977, just after one of the senior monks had dis...
2,901 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
2,019 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
3,509 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
51,134 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
Given to the lay community at Wat Pah Pong in 1972. [Today I would like share with you teachings of the sort I have often used to instruct m...
2,752 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
From a talk in 1994 on a day that the Sri Lankan community had asked to have dedicated to rememberin Ajahn Sumedho December 24, 2004
8,569 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
494 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
2,257 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
2,588 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
From Forest Sangha Newsletter, July 1994, Number 29 Ajahn Sumedho December 24, 2004
3,046 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
A lively talk, in Lao dialect, given to the Assembly of newly-ordained Monks at Wat Pah Pong on the day of entering the Rains Retreat, July ...
3,110 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
Kamma—or, in its Sanskrit form, karma—is the Buddhist conception of action as a force which shapes and transforms human destiny. Often m...
32,009 words | author: Nyanaponika Thera |
This talk was given on February 22, 2000 (B. E. 2543) near Chiang Mai. This section of the talk was in response to a question about the mean...
2,519 words | author: Sujin Boriharnwanaket | translator: Amara Varee |
A talk Ajahn Chah gave while visiting the U.S. in 1979 Ajahn Chah August 7, 2005
6,333 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
3,433 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
Adapted from a talk given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center Ajahn Sumedho May 10, 2005
2,134 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
1,459 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
18,252 words | author: Nina van Gorkom |
40,567 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
A brief talk given as final instruction to an elderly Englishwoman who spent two months under the guidance of Ajahn Chah at the end of 1978 ...
1,248 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
The following message by Venerable Ajahn Chah was sent to his disciples in England whilst he was resident at a branch monastery called 'The ...
862 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
1,742 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
Talk given at Wat Nanachat 1977. Also called: The Exhaustion of Doubt...
6,671 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
944 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
2,929 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
4,569 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
1,122 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
2,409 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
Preparing for Death The Final Days of Death Row Inmate Jaturun "Jay" Siripongs Ajahn Pasanno December 24, 2004
3,100 words | author: Ajahn Pasanno |
Notes taken over a period of a few days from a session of questions and answers with a group of Western monks, 1972.
5,493 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
An informal talk given to a group of newly ordained monks after the evening chanting, middle of the Rains Retreat, 1978
6,770 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
Remembering Our Goal An interview with Ajahn Pasanno Ajahn Pasanno December 24, 2004
3,428 words | author: Ajahn Pasanno |
Excerpt from dhamma discussion at Khunying Noparat's July 6, 2000 Translated by Amara-Varee
6,519 words | author: Sujin Boriharnwanaket | translator: Amara Varee |
Saving Forests So There Can Be Forest Monks An interview with Ajahn Pasanno and Nick Scott Ajahn Pasanno December 24, 2004
2,650 words | author: Ajahn Pasanno |
Self and Self-Naughting From Forest Sangha Newsletter, April 1998, Number 44 Ajahn Sumedho December 24, 2004
3,001 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
11,224 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
A talk by Ajahn Chah newly translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu The Sangha August 24, 2007
6,377 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
2,518 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
Translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu. Note: In these talks, as in Thai usage in general, the words 'heart' and 'mind' are used ...
83,192 words | author: Acariya Maha Boowa Nanasampanno |
A talk by Ajahn Chah newly translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu Ajahn Chah August 15, 2007
3,719 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
7,853 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
A question regarding the difference between craving (tanha) and clinging (upadana).
1,658 words |
Tech Support for Real Life A Dhamma Talk Given at Abhayagiri Ajahn Pasanno June 9, 2005
3,318 words | author: Ajahn Pasanno |
A brief explanation of what is the practise of all Buddhas` Sons
2,839 words | author: HH The Dalai Lama | translator: Thogme Zangpo |
2,744 words | author: Mr. S.N. Goenka |
The Bhikkhu and the Butterfly A Conversation between Ajahn Pasanno and Julia Butterfly Hill November 3, 2005 Ajahn Pasanno ordained tre...
3,549 words | author: Ajahn Pasanno |
2,293 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
3,528 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
History talk on the Four Noble Truths and some Q&A's.
1,556 words | author: Kensur Lobsang Chojor |
Short Talk. The four noble truths and dependent origination jointly represent the unique discovery of the Buddha, the heart of his enlighten...
1,191 words | author: Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi |
from Forest Sangha Newsletter, October 1995, Number 34 Ajahn Sumedho December 24, 2004
4,302 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
979 words | author: Drupon Thinley Ningpo |
The way to transcend suffering and attain peace Ajahn Chah December 20, 2004
11,348 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
This is an excerpt on Dependent Arising (karma) and The 3 Poisons (which cause all suffering): When in the first rendition Buddha says, ...
2,242 words | author: HH the Dalai Lama | translator: Jeffrey Hopkins |
Dharma Talk given on July 21, 1998 in Plum Village, France.
10,899 words | author: Thich Nhat Hanh |
Short talk on the evolution of the Dhamma through various countries.
1,427 words | author: Ven. Pandit Kurunegoda Piyatissa |
An article from Buddhadharma magazine - Summer 2005 Issue Ajahn Sumedho May 31, 2005
4,254 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
The Proliferating Mind A talk given at the Ottawa Buddhist Society in 2001 Ajahn Pasanno September 4, 2005
3,329 words | author: Ajahn Pasanno |
2,641 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
3,679 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
820 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
The Buddha taught the three yanas to suit different dispositions and intelligences. Within Hinayana there are two traditions, the hearer...
1,123 words | author: Kensur Lobsang Chojor |
A talk given to a group of Western Monks from Wat Bovornives, Bangkok, March 1977.
4,567 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
A discourse delivered to the assembly of monks after the recitation of the pātimokkha, the monk's disciplinary code, at Wat Pah Pong during...
5,586 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
1,246 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
There’s No Place Like Here From Fearless Mountain Newsletter, Summer 1999, Vol 4 No 2 Ajahn Sumedho December 24, 2004
1,740 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
Translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu Note: In these talks, as in Thai usage in general, the words 'heart' and 'mind' are used ...
69,215 words | author: Acariya Maha Boowa Nanasampanno |
Thinking A talk given during a ten-day retreat at Insight Meditation Society in 2001 Ajahn Amaro November 17, 2008
6,268 words | author: Ajahn Amaro |
Short talk about three facts in the world discovered and completely understood by the Buddha: gratification, danger and escape.
2,441 words | author: Ven. Sayadaw Ashin Intaka |
From Forest Sangha Newsletter, January 1997, Number 39 Ajahn Chah April 23, 2006
1,527 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
Transformation of the Udayana Buddha: From Mortal to God by Akasya Benge A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements fo...
11,159 words | author: Akasya Benge |
2,526 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
4,684 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
From Forest Sangha Newsletter, October 1997, Number 42 Ajahn Sumedho December 24, 2004
1,672 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
Aired on December 5, 1999, Translated by Amara-Varee, Revised by Robert Kirkpatrick.
5,918 words | author: Sujin Boriharnwanaket | translator: Amara-Varee |
The following teaching is taken from a session of questions and answers that took place at Wat Gor Nork monastery during the Vassa of 1979, ...
1,456 words | author: Ajahn Chah |
What is Important? On the occasion of the King of Thailand's sixtieth birthday Ajahn Pasanno December 24, 2004
1,595 words | author: Ajahn Pasanno |
Who We Really Are From Forest Sangha Newsletter, October 1996, Number 38 Ajahn Sumedho December 24, 2004
2,655 words | author: Ajahn Sumedho |
You Mean I’m Going to Die Too? Facing aging and death with an open and fearless mind April 15, 2009
7,502 words | author: Ajahn Amaro |