This month I’m happy to announce two bibliographies on more advanced topics: nibbāna and the Pāli Canon.

I’m especially happy to finally share with you:

The Purpose of Practicing Meditation – Mahāsi Sayadaw (.epub)

  • Mahasi Sayadaw’s classic summary of the Visuddhimagga providing an excellent (if dense!) map of the path.

Aṅguttara Nikāya Anthology – Ven. Nyanaponika Thera and Bhikkhu Bodhi (.pdf)

  • Nyanaponika Thera and Bhikkhu Bodhi’s anthology of suttas from the Numerical Discourses is now available for free online.

A classic translation of the primary book of poetry from the Pāli Canon.

An extremely profound and exceptionally rare book, Arahattamagga gives an unfiltered first-hand account of what it’s actually like to walk the entire Path—from its tumultuous beginning to its extraordinary finish.

the Buddha himself rarely smiles in the Canon, and when he does, the reasons for his smile are never hilarious. Still, the Canon’s reputation for being devoid of humor is undeserved. It’s there in the Canon, but it often goes unrecognized.

All classics, which I recommend most highly to any serious student—along with the rest of the library, of course, which remains open 7 days a week (regardless of Covid-19).

As always, feel free to email any questions or comments you may have.

Best wishes,
Your friendly librarian
Than Khemarato