Selected Works (in chronological order)

We waste our whole lives neglecting our minds. And this is really what our purpose is in being human: it’s to develop our minds.

My most highly recommended introduction to Buddhist meditation.

I don’t expect everyone to give up all of these things, but there’s no other way.

In Buddhism it’s all about what you do: you can’t just wait for good things to come. We put much more emphasis on doing good than on getting something good.

The word “suffering” just means everything that can make you unhappy, that stops you from being a peaceful and happy and content person. When we really look at it, that comes down to just about everything! Everything we come into contact with has the potential to cause us suffering.

Bhante Yuttadhammo lists the five benefits from practicing meditation.

An overview of the Buddhist life and path, and what it really means to “go forth” into freedom.

A talk giving a comprehensive overview of Buddhist practice, based on MN 2 (the Sabbāsava Sutta).

The full Pāli Canon online in Pāli alongside its traditional commentaries and modern translations. An essential tool for anyone working on translating the Pāli Canon.

A talk delivered at the Bodhi Tree in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka on the importance of symbols in Buddhism.

An intriguing (re)definition of religion, science, and culture.

What impresses me most about that encounter is how unimpressive it was.

Many people have this paradigm of seeing it all as natural, but…

Within the framework of experience, there is no quantum enigma; the boxed cat, being outside of one’s experiential frame of reference, doesn’t exist. Once I observe the cat, then it exists

As a result of seeing the truth of how craving leads to suffering, we have a moment where our minds cease all craving and release us from the incessant arising of experience

[In Buddhism, morality] is not concerned so much with the result of one’s actions on other people as it concerns the result of one’s actions on one’s own mind.