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Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet” should recommend “Timefulness
You may also be interested in: Model Organism (2021) – Emmett FitzGerald Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World (2018) – Marcia Bjornerud The Idea of Nature in America (2008) – Leo Marx How Mosquitoes Changed Everything (2019) – Brooke Jarvis Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future (2021) – Elizabeth Kolbert Living at the End of Our World (2021) – Daniel Sharrell, Dorothy Fortenberry, Sam Adler-Bell, and Matthew Sitman This Ciliate Is About to Die (2020) Mother Earth Mother Board (1996) – Neal Stephenson How fungi changed my view of the world (2020) – Stephen Axford Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (2017) – Robert M. SapolskyOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Baraka” should recommend “Repetition
You may also be interested in: Repetition (2019) – Max Cooper and Kevin McGloughlin How to Hold the Heavy Weight of Now (2022) – Dana Levin and Ada Limón John Muir, A Dream, A Waterfall, A Mountain Ash (2022) – Robert Hass and Ada Limón Baa Baa Land (2017) – Garth Thomas and Peter Freedman Beautiful Adornment of the Earth (1906) – Mipham Rinpoche Into the Woods (1989) – Stephen Sondheim The Widows of Everest (2021) – 101 East Culture in Change: Akha People of Northern Laos (2004) – Martin Gronemeyer and Rachel Clarke A Weird, Wonderful Conversation (2022) – Kim Stanley Robinson and Ezra Klein School Among Glaciers (2004) – Dorji WangchukOr A Random Item from the Library...
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A Short History of Nearly Everything” should recommend “Burden of Proof
You may also be interested in: Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World (2018) – Marcia Bjornerud Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning (2020) – Brian Greene The Future of Reasoning (2021) – Michael Stevens The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? (2012) – Jared Diamond Mother Earth Mother Board (1996) – Neal Stephenson Creatures of Cain (2019) – Erika Milam The Argument Against Colonizing Space (2020) – Daniel Deudney and Michael Robinson Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2011) – Yuval Noah Harari Why Don’t Animals Have Wheels? (2012) – Michael Stevens Neomaterialism (2019) – Timothy LeCainOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Sapiens” should recommend “The World Until Yesterday
You may also be interested in: Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World (2018) – Marcia Bjornerud The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? (2012) – Jared Diamond Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning (2020) – Brian Greene The Future of Reasoning (2021) – Michael Stevens Creatures of Cain (2019) – Erika Milam A Short History of Nearly Everything (2003) – Bill Bryson Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (2017) – Robert M. Sapolsky The Argument Against Colonizing Space (2020) – Daniel Deudney and Michael Robinson Ends and Means: An Enquiry Into the Nature of Ideals and Into the Methods Employed for Their Realization (1937) – Aldous Huxley Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future (2021) – Elizabeth KolbertOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Citizen” should recommend “Carlos Doesn’t Remember
You may also be interested in: Just Us: An American Conversation (2020) – Claudia Rankine How to Be Depressed (2020) – Matthew Sitman 1619 (2019) – Nikole Hannah-Jones Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (1997) – Jared Diamond What is Power? (2019) – Byung-Chul Han Mine! (2021) – Roman Mars, Michael Heller, and Jim Salzman Should Trees Have Standing: Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects (1972) – Christopher D. Stone Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity (2012) – Katherine Boo Debt: The First 5000 Years (2011) – David Graeber Snp 3.9: The Discourse to Vāseṭṭha (2018)Or A Random Item from the Library...
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Just Us” should recommend “1619
You may also be interested in: Citizen: An American Lyric (2014) – Claudia Rankine What Every Body is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People (2008) – Joe Navarro 1619 (2019) – Nikole Hannah-Jones A Radical Approach to Conflict, Communication and Change (2021) – Sarah Schulman Sexual Consent (2019) – Milena Popova Toward an Integral Critical Approach to Thinking, Talking, Writing, and Teaching About Race (2008) – Rhonda V. Magee What I Learned (2020) – Ezra Klein How to Be Depressed (2020) – Matthew Sitman Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know (2019) – Malcolm Gladwell The Exposition of Non-Conflict: MN 139 (1979) – Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli TheraOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Lao Buddhist Women” should recommend “The Traffic in Hierarchy
You may also be interested in: Fulfilling Buddha’s Vision (2021) – Warangkana Chomchuen Mahāpajāpatī’s Going Forth in the Madhyama-āgama (2011) – Bhikkhu Anālayo Social Inequalities and the Promotion of Women in Buddhism in Thailand (2018) – Manuel Litalien Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns (Interview) (2020) – Alice Collett Tilling the Fields of Merit: The Institutionalization of Feminine Enlightenment in Tibet’s First Khenmo Program (2020) – Jue Liang and Andrew S. Taylor A Voice for Nepali Nuns (2018) – Ani Choying Drolma Gender Discrimination and the Pali Canon: An Open Letter to Ayya Tathaaloka (2009) – Bhikkhu Anālayo Coming Into Our Own: Discipline, Agency and Inquiry Amidst the Renascent Theravada Bhikkhuni Sangha/s (2017) – Ayya Tathālokā We Love Our Nuns: Affective Dimensions of the Sri Lankan Bhikkhunī Revival (2014) – Susanne Mrozik Birth in Buddhism (Interview) (2018) – Amy LangenbergOr A Random Item from the Library...
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The Oral Transmission of Early Buddhist Literature” should recommend “Oral Dimensions of Pāli Discourses
You may also be interested in: The Historical Authenticity of Early Buddhist Literature: A Critical Evaluation (2006) – Alexander Wynne Early Buddhism: A Conversation with Kalupahana (1991) – Richard Payne and David J. Kalupahana In Search of the Real Buddha (2019) – Peter Harvey When the Little Buddhas are no more: Vinaya transformations in the early 4th century BC (2020) – Alexander Wynne The Authenticity of the Early Buddhist Texts (2014) – Bhante Sujato and Ajahn Brahmali The Mātikās: Memorization, Mindfulness and the List (1992) – Rupert Gethin Hoary Past and Hazy Memory: On the History of Early Buddhist Texts (2006) – Oskar von Hinüber Arahants, Bodhisattvas, and Buddhas (2010) – Bhikkhu Bodhi Cosmology and Meditation: From the Aggañña-Sutta to the Mahāyāna (1997) – Rupert Gethin Oral Dimensions of Pāli Discourses: Pericopes, Other Mnemonic Techniques and the Oral Performance Context (2007) – Bhikkhu AnālayoOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Mindfulness in Plain English” should recommend “How to Meditate
You may also be interested in: The Miracle of Mindfulness (1975) – Thích Nhất Hạnh How to Meditate: A Beginner’s Guide to Peace (2009) – Bhante Yuttadhammo Surrender Yourself to the Present Moment (2004) – Thích Nhất Hạnh The Noble Eightfold Path: The Way to the End of Suffering (1984) – Bhikkhu Bodhi Mindfulness of Death (Interview) (2020) – Nikki Mirghafori and Sigal Samuel Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path (1987) – Ayya Khema Have you come here to die? (2004) – Ajahn Brahm Becoming Your Own Therapist (1998) – Thubten Yeshe How Meditation Can Reshape Our Brains (2011) – Sara Lazar Instructions to Insight Meditation (2010) – Mahāsi SayadawOr A Random Item from the Library...
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How to Meditate” should recommend “Instructions to Insight Meditation
You may also be interested in: Instructions to Insight Meditation (2010) – Mahāsi Sayadaw Mindfulness in Plain English (1991) – Bhante Gunaratana Comprehensive Practice (2011) – Bhante Yuttadhammo The Miracle of Mindfulness (1975) – Thích Nhất Hạnh The Noble Eightfold Path: The Way to the End of Suffering (1984) – Bhikkhu Bodhi What is Meditation? (2010) – Bhante Yuttadhammo Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist Path (1987) – Ayya Khema Morality (2020) – Bhante Yuttadhammo Why Meditate? (2009) – Bhante Yuttadhammo Effects of mindful-attention and compassion meditation training on amygdala response to emotional stimuli in an ordinary, non-meditative state (2012) – Gaëlle Desbordes and othersOr A Random Item from the Library...
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What Work Is” should recommend “You Can Have It
You may also be interested in: Men Explain Things to Me (2008) – Rebecca Solnit MN 20: Vitakkasaṇṭhāna Sutta (The Relaxation of Thoughts) (1997) You Can Have It (1991) – Philip Levine A Task for Mindfulness: Facing Climate Change (2019) – Bhikkhu Anālayo Thich Nhat Hanh’s Interbeing: Fourteen Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism (2009) – William Edelglass Nine Considerations and Criteria For Benefiting Beings (2009) – Patrul Rinpoche How Mindfulness Can Defeat Racial Bias (2015) – Rhonda V. Magee AN 8.80: Grounds for Laziness (2018) Generosity First (2003) – Ajahn Geoff Ṭhānissaro My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is (1988) – Sir Edward DyerOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Rebirth and the In-between State in Early Buddhism” should recommend “When Does Human Life Begin?
You may also be interested in: An Interview with Dr. Jim Tucker (2014) – Dr. Jim Tucker, Ajahn Brahmali, and Bhante Sujato The Buddha’s Teaching As It Is (1981) – Bhikkhu Bodhi Dependent Origination (2002) – Ajahn Brahm Rebirth and the West (2019) – Bhikkhu Anālayo SN 47.14: Ukkacelā Sutta (2018) MN 38: The Greater Craving-Destruction Discourse (2011) Greater Discourse on the Simile of the Elephant’s Footprint (2017) – Bhante Yuttadhammo Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong (2015) – Ocean Vuong When Does Human Life Begin? (2007) – Ajahn Brahm AN 7.74: The Araka Sutta (2018)Or A Random Item from the Library...
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On Ordaining and Renunciation” should recommend “Going Forth
You may also be interested in: A Garland For the Bhikkhunis of Perth (2010) – Jacqueline Kramer Twelve and a Half Crippled Verses (2020) – Lama Zhang Tsöndrü Drakpa Renunciation and Longing (2022) – Annabella Pitkin Going Forth (2010) – Bhante Yuttadhammo Thag 6.3: Mahānāga (2018) The Monk in the Pāli Vinaya: Priest or Wedding Guest? (1995) – Richard Gombrich Shedding Skins (2019) – Scott Tussa MA 80: The Rough Cloth (2020) Old Pillar, New Possibilites: What the Revival of the Bhikkhuni Sangha Contributes to Thai Women and Society (2009) – Nissara Horayangura Snp 2.8: The Dhamma Nāvā Sutta (2018)Or A Random Item from the Library...
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You’re Not a Bad Person” should recommend “How Mindfulness Can Defeat Racial Bias
You may also be interested in: Putting Cruelty First (1982) – Judith Shklar The Global Refugee Crisis and the Gift of Fearlessness (2019) – Christina A. Kilby How Mindfulness Can Defeat Racial Bias (2015) – Rhonda V. Magee What Work Is (1991) – Philip Levine Toward an Integral Critical Approach to Thinking, Talking, Writing, and Teaching About Race (2008) – Rhonda V. Magee AN 10.54: Serenity (2012) Can Killing a Living Being Ever Be an Act of Compassion?: The Act of Killing in the Abhidhamma and Pali Commentaries (2004) – Rupert Gethin AN 5.180: Gavesī (2018) Thich Nhat Hanh’s Interbeing: Fourteen Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism (2009) – William Edelglass Resources for Buddhist Environmental Ethics (2013) – Christopher IvesOr A Random Item from the Library...
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PTSD in the Slaughterhouse” should recommend “You Can Have It
You may also be interested in: The Green Pill (2018) – Melanie Joy MN 41: The Brahmins of Sālā (2009) You Can Have It (1991) – Philip Levine Buddhist Approach to Economics (2008) – Ajahn Jayasaro Ten Unwholesome Actions (2000) – Ajahn Suchart Ten Ways to Make Merit (2000) – Ajahn Suchart My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is (1988) – Sir Edward Dyer AN 4.62: Freedom from Debt (2005) – Kamala Masters Climate Change, Ethics, and the Field of Greed (2013) – Victor von der Heyde The Five Precepts: The Buddhist Golden Rule (1912) – Somdet VajirañāṇavarorasaOr A Random Item from the Library...
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The Unbearable” should recommend “The Limits of Power
You may also be interested in: Monet Refuses the Operation (1996) – Lisel Mueller The Pastness of the Present and the Presence of the Past (1988) – Richard Taruskin Aspects of Early Buddhist Sociological Thought (1998) – Ven Pategama Gnanarama Truth-Spots: How Places Make People Believe (2019) – Thomas F. Gieryn On Beauty and Being Just (1999) – Elaine Scarry Ends and Means: An Enquiry Into the Nature of Ideals and Into the Methods Employed for Their Realization (1937) – Aldous Huxley MN 74 The Dīghanakha Sutta: To LongNails (2007) Religion, Self-Help, Science: Three Economies of Western/ized Buddhism (2019) – Richard Payne The Vengeance of Vertigo: Aphasia and Abjection in the Political Trials of Black Insurgents (2011) – Frank B. Wilderson III The Psychology of Normative Cognition (2020) – Daniel Kelly and Stephen SetmanOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Behave” should recommend “Just Think
You may also be interested in: The Power of Cutting Off and Letting Go (2018) – Br Phap Dung Depression (2009) – Robert M. Sapolsky Serotonin (Exploded) (2021) – girl in red and Hrishikesh Hirway Just Think: The challenges of the disengaged mind (2014) – Timothy D. Wilson and others Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2011) – Yuval Noah Harari Illness as Metaphor (1978) – Susan Sontag The Little Prince (1943) – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry This Ciliate Is About to Die (2020) AN 6.42: With Nāgit (2018) Citizen: An American Lyric (2014) – Claudia RankineOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Feasibility of a mindfulness-based intervention to address youth issues in Vietnam” should recommend “A First-Person Account of Using Mindfulness as a Therapeutic Tool in the Palestinian Territories
You may also be interested in: A First-Person Account of Using Mindfulness as a Therapeutic Tool in the Palestinian Territories (2010) – Alessandra Pigni Mindfulness in Plain English (1991) – Bhante Gunaratana Have you come here to die? (2004) – Ajahn Brahm Instructions to Insight Meditation (2010) – Mahāsi Sayadaw Thoughts on Practice and Why We Do It (2013) – Pascal Auclair Mindfulness of Death (Interview) (2020) – Nikki Mirghafori and Sigal Samuel How to Meditate: A Beginner’s Guide to Peace (2009) – Bhante Yuttadhammo What is Meditation? (2010) – Bhante Yuttadhammo Why Meditate? (2009) – Bhante Yuttadhammo The Miracle of Mindfulness (1975) – Thích Nhất HạnhOr A Random Item from the Library...
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In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat” should recommend “A Brief History of Time
You may also be interested in: The Map of Particle Physics (2021) – Dominic Walliman Navy UFO Videos (2020) – Mick West A Short History of Nearly Everything (2003) – Bill Bryson A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes (1988) – Stephen Hawking Why Don’t Animals Have Wheels? (2012) – Michael Stevens Is the Future Predetermined? (2020) – Space Time Experiments on the Sense of Being Stared At: The Elimination of Possible Artefacts (2001) – Rupert Sheldrake Michael Faraday’s The Chemical History of a Candle (2016) – Alex Black, Don DeCoste, and Bill Hammack This Ciliate Is About to Die (2020) Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning (2020) – Brian GreeneOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Venerated Objects and Symbols of Early Buddhism” should recommend “The Lotus as a Symbol in the Pali Tradition
You may also be interested in: The Symbolism of the Early Stūpa (1984) – Peter Harvey In Search of the Real Buddha (2019) – Peter Harvey The Lotus as a Symbol in the Pali Tradition (1980) – Carl Olson Early Buddhism: A Conversation with Kalupahana (1991) – Richard Payne and David J. Kalupahana Vv 1.1: Paṭhama Pīṭha Sutta (2020) SN 35.238: The Simile of the Vipers (2018) Common Buddhist Text: Guidance and Insight from the Buddha (2015) The Buddhist Wheel Symbol (1969) – T. B. Karunaratne Lay Buddhist Practice: The Shrine Room, Uposatha Day, Rains Residence (1974) – Laurence Khantipalo Mills MN 33: The Longer Discourse on the Cowherd (2018)Or A Random Item from the Library...
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Altruism in Classical Buddhism” should recommend “The Cultivation of Virtue in Buddhist Ethics
You may also be interested in: The Cultivation of Virtue in Buddhist Ethics (2013) – Charles Fink Ethics in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism (2017) – Charles Goodman On deeds of war both bright and dark (2022) – Bhante Sujato Goodness (2009) – Bhante Yuttadhammo The Monk in the Pāli Vinaya: Priest or Wedding Guest? (1995) – Richard Gombrich Iti 26: Generosity (2020) Origins of Buddhism (2003) – Ajahn Brahm MN 41: The Brahmins of Sālā (2009) Right View, Red Rust, and White Bones: A Reexamination of Buddhist Teachings on Female Inferiority (2012) – Allison Goodwin Buddhist Ethics as Moral Phenomenology: A Defense and Development of the Theory (2021) – Colin SimondsOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Against the Defilements” should recommend “Kammaṭṭhāna
You may also be interested in: Beyond Birth: An Autobiography (2022) – Ajahn Suchart Living in Peace: A Conversation with Laypeople from India (2017) – Ajahn Suchart Kammaṭṭhāna: The Basis of Practice (1994) – Luangta Maha Boowa Morality (2020) – Bhante Yuttadhammo MN 39: Mahā Assapura Sutta (The Greater Discourse at Assapura) (2008) A Life of Inner Quality (1989) – Luangta Maha Boowa MN 2 Annotated (2016) – Bhante Suddhāso Buddhist Life, Buddhist Path (2015) – Bhikkhu Cintita The Mindful Way (1977) The Beauty of Sila (2008) – Ajahn JayasaroOr A Random Item from the Library...
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The Buddhist Wheel Symbol” should recommend “Venerated Objects and Symbols of Early Buddhism
You may also be interested in: Narratives of Buddhist Relics and Images (2019) – Stephen C. Berkwitz Without and Within: Questions and Answers on the Teachings of Theravāda Buddhism (2013) – Ajahn Jayasaro Introduction to Buddhist Art (2018) – Doug Smith The Lotus as a Symbol in the Pali Tradition (1980) – Carl Olson Common Buddhist Text: Guidance and Insight from the Buddha (2015) The Footprint of the Buddha (2009) – Patricia Welch Korean Buddhist Art (2009) Lay Buddhist Practice: The Shrine Room, Uposatha Day, Rains Residence (1974) – Laurence Khantipalo Mills Hypostasizing the Buddha: Buddha Image Consecration in Northern Thailand (1995) – Donald K. Swearer Venerated Objects and Symbols of Early Buddhism (1990) – Peter HarveyOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Understanding the Chinese Buddhist Temple” should recommend “Popular Deities of Chinese Buddhism
You may also be interested in: The Art of Making Buddha Statues: Cause and Condition (2018) – Dharma Realm Buddhist Association Popular Deities of Chinese Buddhism (1985) – Kuan Ming Footprints in the Snow: The Autobiography of a Chinese Buddhist Monk (2008) – Master Sheng-Yen The (Chinese) Buddhist Liturgy (1993) Chinese Pure Land Buddhism (2019) – Charles B. Jones Chan Buddhism (2015) – Peter Hershock Drums and Bells (2013) – Qing De Monastery The Meaning of Life (1996) – Master Sheng-Yen Buddha Beeds (2012) – Master Sheng-Yen The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra (1987) – Thích Nhất HạnhOr A Random Item from the Library...
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The Connected Discourses of the Buddha” should recommend “Linked Discourses
You may also be interested in: Transcendental Dependent Arising (1980) – Bhikkhu Bodhi In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (2004) – Bhikkhu Bodhi Saṃyutta Nikāya: An Anthology III (1984) – Maurice Walshe SN 12.65: The City (1997) Selections from the Majjhima Nikāya (2018) – Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli Thera and Bhikkhu Bodhi Linked Discourses (2019) – Bhante Sujato Saṃyutta Nikāya: An Anthology I (1981) – John D. Ireland The Buddhist Path to Liberation: An Analysis of the Listing of Stages (1984) – Roderick S. Bucknell AN 5.26: Opportunities for Freedom (2018) The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Aṅguttara Nikāya (2012) – Bhikkhu BodhiOr A Random Item from the Library...
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The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha” should recommend “The Numbered Discourses
You may also be interested in: A Thematic Guide to the Numerical Discourses (2019) – Bhikkhu Bodhi Aṅguttara Nikāya Anthology (2007) – Ven. Nyanaponika Thera and Bhikkhu Bodhi Selections from the Majjhima Nikāya (2018) – Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli Thera and Bhikkhu Bodhi The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Saṃyutta Nikāya (2000) – Bhikkhu Bodhi Anguttara Nikaya Course (2016) – Bhikkhu Bodhi The Numbered Discourses (2019) – Bhante Sujato Saṃyutta Nikāya: An Anthology III (1984) – Maurice Walshe AN 10.54: Serenity (2012) The Numbered Discourses: Things that are Useful Every Day (2019) – Bhante Sujato The Buddha’s Teaching As It Is (1981) – Bhikkhu BodhiOr A Random Item from the Library...
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The Buddhist Layman” should recommend “A Simple Guide to Life
You may also be interested in: The Cushion or the World? (2013) – Bhikkhu Cintita A Simple Guide to Life (1994) – Robert Bogoda Lay Buddhist Practice: The Shrine Room, Uposatha Day, Rains Residence (1974) – Laurence Khantipalo Mills Thich Nhat Hanh’s Interbeing: Fourteen Guidelines for Engaged Buddhism (2009) – William Edelglass Buddhism and Sex (1975) – Maurice Walshe The Two Most Important Things (2013) – Ayya Santussikā Bhikkhunī Pennies From the Pure Land: Practicing the Dharma, Hanging Out, and Raising Funds for the Oldest Buddhist Temple Outside Asia (2022) – Jeff Wilson James Prinsep and the Discovery of King Asoka (2012) – Bhante Shravasti Dhammika The Art of Power (2007) – Thích Nhất Hạnh Extramarital affairs (2012) – Master Sheng-YenOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Buddhist Hybrid English” should recommend “A Philological Approach to Buddhism
You may also be interested in: caveat lector: the next 125 years of the Pāli Text Society (2007) – Margaret Cone A Philological Approach to Buddhism (1997) – K. R. Norman Pāli Script Converter (2019) Reshaping Timelessness: Paradigm Shifts in the Interpretation of Buddhist Meditation (2017) – Florin Deleanu On Translating from Pāli (1982) – K. R. Norman Councils as Ideas and Events in the Theravāda (1992) – Charles Hallisey Buddhist Ethics and the Bodhicaryāvatāra (2021) – Jay Garfield Engaged Buddhism: New and Improved!(?) Made in the U. S. A. of Asian Materials (2000) – Thomas Freeman Yarnall Theravāda Buddhism and Brahmanical Hinduism: Brahmanical Terms in a Buddhist Guise (1992) – K. R. Norman Reading Faithfully (2011)Or A Random Item from the Library...
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Tracing Thought Through Things” should recommend “The Authenticity of the Early Buddhist Texts
You may also be interested in: The Oldest Known Pali Texts, 5–6th century: Results of the Cambridge Symposium on the Pyu Golden Pali Text from Śrī Kṣetra, 18–19 April 1995 (1995) – Janice Stargardt On the Very Idea of the Pali Canon (1990) – Steven Collins Ancestral Stupas of Shwedagon (2010) – U Win Maung (Tampawaddy) The Authenticity of the Early Buddhist Texts (2014) – Bhante Sujato and Ajahn Brahmali Tuṇḍilovāda: An Allegedly Non-Canonical Sutta (1990) – Charles Hallisey Hoary Past and Hazy Memory: On the History of Early Buddhist Texts (2006) – Oskar von Hinüber That the True Dhamma Might Last a Long Time: Readings Selected by King Asoka (1993) – Ajahn Geoff Ṭhānissaro The Dawn of Abhidharma (2014) – Bhikkhu Anālayo Last Days of the Buddha: The Mahāparinibbāna Sutta (1964) – Sister Vajirā and Francis Story A Philological Approach to Buddhism (1997) – K. R. NormanOr A Random Item from the Library...
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The Authenticity of the Early Buddhist Texts” should recommend “Hoary Past and Hazy Memory
You may also be interested in: Early Buddhist Texts (2013) – Bhante Sujato and Ajahn Brahmali SuttaCentral (2007) – Bhante Sujato Early Buddhist Wisdom (2013) – Bhante Sujato and Ajahn Brahmali Hoary Past and Hazy Memory: On the History of Early Buddhist Texts (2006) – Oskar von Hinüber Early Buddhism: A Conversation with Kalupahana (1991) – Richard Payne and David J. Kalupahana The Historical Authenticity of Early Buddhist Literature: A Critical Evaluation (2006) – Alexander Wynne The Chinese Āgamas vis-a-vis the Sarvāstivāda Tradition (1993) – Chandra Shekhar Prasad The Buddha’s Truly Praiseworthy Qualities: According to the Mahāsakuludāyi-sutta and Its Chinese Parallel (2009) – Bhikkhu Anālayo Politics of the Buddha’s Genitals (2017) – Bhante Sujato The Oral Transmission of Early Buddhist Literature (2004) – Alexander WynneOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Buzz Buzz Buzz” should recommend “Should Trees Have Standing
You may also be interested in: Bhramarotpītādharaḥ: Bees in Classical India (2009) – Klaus Karttunen Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World (2018) – Marcia Bjornerud Should Trees Have Standing: Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects (1972) – Christopher D. Stone The Idea of Nature in America (2008) – Leo Marx Beautiful Adornment of the Earth (1906) – Mipham Rinpoche Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future (2021) – Elizabeth Kolbert Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2011) – Yuval Noah Harari The Green Pill (2018) – Melanie Joy Some Other Sign that People Do Not Totally Regret Life (2012) – Sean Cole Debt: The First 5000 Years (2011) – David GraeberOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Twenty-three percent of women report sexual assault in college” should recommend “Sexual Consent
You may also be interested in: The Widows of Everest (2021) – 101 East Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong (2015) – Ocean Vuong Sexual Consent (2019) – Milena Popova Walking Home (2019) – Jay Udall and Tracy K. Smith Introduction to Anthropology (2022) – Jennifer Hasty, David G. Lewis, and Marjorie M. Snipes Cindy Comes to Hear Me Read (2019) – Jill McDonough and Tracy K. Smith The Infantorium (2019) – Katie Thornton International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) (2001) – The World Health Organization How to Hold the Heavy Weight of Now (2022) – Dana Levin and Ada Limón Four Futures (2011) – Peter FraseOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Sexual Consent” should recommend “What Every Body is Saying
You may also be interested in: What Every Body is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People (2008) – Joe Navarro The Exposition of Non-Conflict: MN 139 (1979) – Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli Thera Dealing with Difficult People (2008) – Ajahn Brahm Buddhism and Sex (1975) – Maurice Walshe SN 3.7: In Judgement (1998) DN 31: Advice to Sigālaka (2018) Just Us: An American Conversation (2020) – Claudia Rankine The Life You Can Save (2009) – Peter Singer Toward an Integral Critical Approach to Thinking, Talking, Writing, and Teaching About Race (2008) – Rhonda V. Magee Everyman’s Ethics: Four Discourses of the Buddha (1959) – Ven Nārada MahātheraOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Can Killing a Living Being Ever Be an Act of Compassion?” should recommend “The Trolley Car Dilemma
You may also be interested in: War and Peace (2014) – Bhikkhu Bodhi and Ajahn Geoff Ṭhānissaro On deeds of war both bright and dark (2022) – Bhante Sujato The Trolley Car Dilemma: The Early Buddhist Answer and Resulting Insights (2014) – Ven Pandita Ten Unwholesome Actions (2000) – Ajahn Suchart Cosmology and Meditation: From the Aggañña-Sutta to the Mahāyāna (1997) – Rupert Gethin Ten Ways to Make Merit (2000) – Ajahn Suchart Putting Cruelty First (1982) – Judith Shklar The Global Refugee Crisis and the Gift of Fearlessness (2019) – Christina A. Kilby The Cessation of Suffering and Buddhist Axiology (2015) – Daniel Breyer The Simile of the Cloth and The Discourse on Effacement: Two Discourses of the Buddha (1963) – Ven. Nyanaponika TheraOr A Random Item from the Library...
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The Historical Authenticity of Early Buddhist Literature” should recommend “The Authenticity of the Early Buddhist Texts
You may also be interested in: Hoary Past and Hazy Memory: On the History of Early Buddhist Texts (2006) – Oskar von Hinüber The Oral Transmission of Early Buddhist Literature (2004) – Alexander Wynne The Authenticity of the Early Buddhist Texts (2014) – Bhante Sujato and Ajahn Brahmali Early Buddhism: A Conversation with Kalupahana (1991) – Richard Payne and David J. Kalupahana The Mātikās: Memorization, Mindfulness and the List (1992) – Rupert Gethin A Reader’s Guide to the Pāli Suttas (2019) – Bhante Sujato Buddha and the Political Events of His Times (2016) – Alexander Berzin Dhammapada Introduction (2008) – Gil Fronsdal The Buddha Smiles: Humor in the Pali Canon (2015) – Ajahn Geoff Ṭhānissaro Nuns, Laywomen, Donors, Goddesses: Female Roles in Early Indian Buddhism (2001) – Peter SkillingOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Did the Buddha Exist” should recommend “In Search of the Real Buddha
You may also be interested in: The Life of the Buddha (1972) – Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli Thera The Oral Transmission of Early Buddhist Literature (2004) – Alexander Wynne Footprints in the Dust: The Life of the Buddha from the Most Ancient Sources (2022) – Bhante Shravasti Dhammika Original Versions of Some Entries for the Encyclopedia of Buddhism (2013) – Peter Harvey In Search of the Real Buddha (2019) – Peter Harvey The Buddha as a Teacher (2020) – Bhante Shravasti Dhammika The Buddha You Never Knew (2015) – Bhante Shravasti Dhammika Buddha: True Genius (2013) – Ajahn Brahmali MN 26: Ariyapariyesanā Sutta (The Noble Search) (2009) The Historical Authenticity of Early Buddhist Literature: A Critical Evaluation (2006) – Alexander WynneOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Giving money away makes us happy. Then why do so few of us do it?” should recommend “Are We Morally Obligated to Meditate?
You may also be interested in: How to Love Your Problems (2017) – Robina Courtin Buddhist Life, Buddhist Path (2015) – Bhikkhu Cintita Are We Morally Obligated to Meditate? (2020) – Samuel Sigal Putting Cruelty First (1982) – Judith Shklar (Snp 1.8) Karaniya Metta Sutta: The Buddha’s Words on Loving-Kindness (2004) Happiness (2016) – Ven Hong Ci Without and Within: Questions and Answers on the Teachings of Theravāda Buddhism (2013) – Ajahn Jayasaro Buddhism and Modernity (1997) – Douglas Powers AN 8.53: In Brief (2018) Encounters with Buddhism (1990) – Bhante Shravasti DhammikaOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Kids These Days” should recommend “Debt
You may also be interested in: Bill Gates tweeted out a chart and sparked a huge debate about global poverty (2019) – Dylan Matthews Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (1997) – Jared Diamond The Revolutionary Thoreau (2020) – R. H. Lossin How Whole Foods, yoga, and NPR became the hallmarks of the modern elite (2019) – Elizabeth Currid-Halkett and Ezra Klein Abandoned Ships (2021) – Alex Atack Debt: The First 5000 Years (2011) – David Graeber Culture in Change: Akha People of Northern Laos (2004) – Martin Gronemeyer and Rachel Clarke 1619 (2019) – Nikole Hannah-Jones Should Trees Have Standing: Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects (1972) – Christopher D. Stone Buddhism and Social Action (1981) – Ken JonesOr A Random Item from the Library...
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MN 44” should recommend “Chos sbyin gyi mdo
You may also be interested in: MN 140 Dhātu-Vibhaṅga Sutta: The Exposition of the Elements (2009) MN 44: Culavedalla Sutta Study (2009) – Ajahn Brahm MN 43: The Great Classification (2018) MN 105: Sunakkhatta (2018) Chos sbyin gyi mdo: Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā Proves Her Wisdom (2011) – Bhikkhu Anālayo MN 26: Ariyapariyesanā Sutta (The Noble Search) (2009) SN 56.21: The Paṭhamakoṭigāma Sutta (2020) MN 141: Analysis of the Truths (2018) MN 29: The Greater Discourse on the Simile of the Heartwood (2009) Thig 6.6: Mahāpajāpati Gotamī (2021)Or A Random Item from the Library...
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Teardrops of Time” should recommend “I Lost You
You may also be interested in: I Lost You (1980) – Angkarn Kalayanapong Buddhist on Death Row (2021) – The History Hour Why Do We Work So Much? (2021) – James Suzman and Ezra Klein Creatures of Cain (2019) – Erika Milam Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning (2020) – Brian Greene Why Adults Lose the ‘Beginner’s Mind’ (2021) – Alison Gopnik and Ezra Klein The Argument Against Colonizing Space (2020) – Daniel Deudney and Michael Robinson Night-Time and Refugees: Evidence from the Thai-Myanmar Border (2015) – Pia Jolliffe AN 4.29 Dhammapada Sutta: Dhamma Factors (2012) The most important book I’ve read this year (2020) – Kim Stanley Robinson and Ezra KleinOr A Random Item from the Library...
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The Renouncing Royals of Videha” should recommend “The Story of the Horse-King and the Merchant Siṃhala, in Buddhist Texts
You may also be interested in: Nuns, Laywomen, Donors, Goddesses: Female Roles in Early Indian Buddhism (2001) – Peter Skilling Evolving Portrayals of Sāriputta and Moggallāna: Psychic Potency vis-à-vis Wisdom and Concentration (2021) – Tse-fu Kuan Apsarases: The Buddhist Conversion of the Nymphs of Heaven (2005) – Linda Covill Arahants, Bodhisattvas, and Buddhas (2010) – Bhikkhu Bodhi The Genesis of the Bodhisattva Ideal (2010) – Bhikkhu Anālayo The Female Past in Early Indian Buddhism: The Shared Narrative of the Seven Sisters in the Therī-Apadāna (2011) – Alice Collett Brahmā’s Invitation: the Ariyapariyesanā-sutta in the Light of its Madhyama-āgama Parallel (2011) – Bhikkhu Anālayo The Karma-vibhaṅga: The Analysis of Deeds (2020) Evil Creatures (2014) – Bhante Sujato MN 50: The Rebuke of Māra (2018)Or A Random Item from the Library...
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The Politics of Tourism in Asia” should recommend “Battling the Buddha of Love
You may also be interested in: Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built (2018) – Jessica Marie Falcone Architects of Buddhist Leisure: Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia’s Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks (2017) – Justin Thomas McDaniel Under the Gaze of the Buddha Mega-Statue: Commodification and Humanistic Buddhism at Fo Guang Shan (2020) – Edward Irons Where Are You Going: A Pilgrimage on Foot to the Buddhist Holy Places (2005) – Ajahn Sucitto and Nick Scott Buddhist Pilgrimage (2002) – Chan Khoon San Middle Land, Middle Way: A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Buddha’s India (1992) – Bhante Shravasti Dhammika The Art of Power (2007) – Thích Nhất Hạnh Heirs to the Dhamma (2012) – Bhante Yuttadhammo Along the Path: The Meditator’s Companion to Pilgrimage in the Buddha’s India and Nepal (2013) – Kory Goldberg and Michelle Décary The Navel of the Earth: The History and Significance of Bodh Gaya (1996) – Bhante Shravasti DhammikaOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Piranesi” should recommend “No One Belongs Here More than You
You may also be interested in: The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? (2012) – Jared Diamond The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller (1980) – Carlo Ginzburg Full Moon (2021) – Elinor Wylie and Ada Limón From Bombay With Love (2019) – Vivian Le Klara and the Sun: A Novel (2021) – Kazuo Ishiguro No One Belongs Here More than You (2007) – Miranda July Evil Creatures (2014) – Bhante Sujato The Art of Making Buddha Statues: Cultivation (2018) – Dharma Realm Buddhist Association This conversation will change how you think about trauma (2021) – Bessel van der Kolk and Ezra Klein Studying Buddhist Scripture (2018) – Charles HalliseyOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Writing Yasodhara and the Buddha” should recommend “Did the Buddha Really Have a Wife and Son?
You may also be interested in: Did the Buddha Really Have a Wife and Son? (2018) – Matthew Gindin Learning to Listen to the Voices Only You Hear (2022) – Ruth Ozeki and Ezra Klein In the Forest of the Blind: The Eurasian Journey of Faxian’s Record of Buddhist Kingdoms (2022) – Matthew W. King The Life of the Buddha (1972) – Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli Thera Malleable Mara (Interview) (2021) – Michael Nichols A Weird, Wonderful Conversation (2022) – Kim Stanley Robinson and Ezra Klein The Meaning of Life in Asian and Western Thought (2022) – Leah Kalmanson MN 87: Piyajātika Sutta (2009) Love in Buddhism (2013) – Bhante Walpola Piyananda After Buddhism (2016) – Stephen BatchelorOr A Random Item from the Library...
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Rewriting Buddhism” should recommend “On the Very Idea of the Pali Canon
You may also be interested in: The Many Voices of Buddhaghosa: The Commentator and Our Times (2019) – Oscar Carrera Nibbānasutta: An Allegedly Non-Canonical Sutta on Nibbāna as a Great City (1993) – Charles Hallisey Angkor Wat (2022) – Piphal Heng, Ashley Thompson, Simon Warrack, and Melvin Bragg Crossing to the Farthest Shore: How Pāli Jātakas Launch the Buddhist Image of the Boat onto the Open Seas (2012) – Sarah Shaw Learning to Read Buddhist Texts (2021) – Maria Heim Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma (2014) – Alicia Turner Ancient Sri Lanka through the Eyes of a Chinese Monk (2009) – Bhante Shravasti Dhammika A Note on Micchādiṭṭhi in Mahāvaṃsa 25.110 (2007) – P. S. Jaini Ancestral Stupas of Shwedagon (2010) – U Win Maung (Tampawaddy) On the Very Idea of the Pali Canon (1990) – Steven CollinsOr A Random Item from the Library...
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The Chithurst Story” should recommend “The Buddha Comes to Sussex
You may also be interested in: The Buddha Comes to Sussex (1979) – David Thompson A Culture of Awakening (2014) – Bhikkhu Cintita Understanding Young Buddhists: Living Out Ethical Journeys (2017) – Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip and Sarah-Jane Page The Lotus and the Lion: Buddhism and the British Empire (2008) – J. Jeffrey Franklin Virtual Orientalism (2013) – Jane Naomi Iwamura Western Buddhist Perceptions of Monasticism (2009) – Brooke Schedneck The Mindful Way (1977) Ajaan Mahā Boowa in London (2012) – Luangta Maha Boowa Cultural Buddhism (2013) – Bhante Yuttadhammo Stillness Flowing: The Life and Teachings of Ajahn Chah (2017) – Ajahn JayasaroOr A Random Item from the Library...
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The Kalmyks” should recommend “Buryatian Buddhists
You may also be interested in: Europe’s First Buddhist Temple (2009) – Bhante Shravasti Dhammika The First Yellow Robes in the West (2019) – Bhante Shravasti Dhammika James Prinsep and the Discovery of King Asoka (2012) – Bhante Shravasti Dhammika Mary Foster: Patron of Buddhism (2019) – Bhante Shravasti Dhammika Encounters with Buddhism (1990) – Bhante Shravasti Dhammika Buryatian Buddhists (1995) – Chris Clark Debates on Atheism, Quietism, and Sodomy: the Initial Reception of Buddhism in Europe (2005) – Jürgen Offermanns The Lotus and the Lion: Buddhism and the British Empire (2008) – J. Jeffrey Franklin Review of Peoples of the Buddhist World (2013) – Bhante Shravasti Dhammika Anti-Catholicism and Protestant Reformism in the History of Western Imagery of the Buddhist Monk: Some Roots of the Modernist Monk (2011) – Laura HarringtonOr A Random Item from the Library...
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A Map of Jambudīpa” should recommend “Maps of Ancient Buddhist Asia
You may also be interested in: The Life of the Buddha (1972) – Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli Thera Cremated Like a King: The Funeral of the Buddha within the Ancient Indian Context (2009) – Oskar von Hinüber Buddha and the Political Events of His Times (2016) – Alexander Berzin Footprints in the Dust: The Life of the Buddha from the Most Ancient Sources (2022) – Bhante Shravasti Dhammika The Mahākhandhaka (2021) Original Versions of Some Entries for the Encyclopedia of Buddhism (2013) – Peter Harvey Maps of Ancient Buddhist Asia (2012) – Bhikkhu Ānandajoti AN 4.36: Doṇa Sutta (2012) On the Origins of the 32 Marks of a Great Man (2016) – Nathan McGovern A Reader’s Guide to the Pāli Suttas (2019) – Bhante SujatoOr A Random Item from the Library...
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