New Titles from BPS


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Opening the Door of Your Heart

By Ajahn Brahmavamso

In this collection of teaching stories are many true-to-life tales, which are used to launch into a deeper exposition of mindfulness, wisdom, love and compassion. In each story the raw edge of truth is evident.

Catalogue No.  BP619S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  978-955-24-0285-2  (2017)  (Paperback)  Pages:  218
Size: 145 x 220 mm

For sale in S. Asia only, or to members elsewhere
Price: * $ 3.00  Rs. 300


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Buddhist Dictionary

By Nyanatiloka Mahathera

Authentic, clear explanations of all key Theravada Buddhist terms and doctrines, arranged alphabetically, with textual references. An indispensable aid for the serious student of Theravada Buddhism.

Catalogue No.  BP601S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Reference
ISBN:  955 24 0019 8  (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  272
Size: 135 x 200 mm

Price: $6.00   Rs. 325


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Contemplation of Feelings

By Nyanaponika Thera

Catalogue No.  BP228S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Wheel  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978-955-24-0317-0  (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  50
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $2.00   Rs. 85


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Practical Insight Meditation

Basic and Progressive Stages

By Mahasi Sayadaw

One of Burma's outstanding contemporary meditation masters gives basic instructions on the practice of insight meditation (vipassana), followed by a brief account of the development of insight.

Catalogue No.  BP503S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978 955 24 0089 6  (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  70
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $2.50   Rs. 125


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Being Nobody, Going Nowhere

By Ayya Khema

This popular book explains in simple and accessible language the fundamentals of meditation practice; by the well-known German nun. “This jewel of a book is full of sound practical advice for treading the Buddha's way.” (The Middle Way)

Catalogue No.  BP511S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978 955 24 0113 8  (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  190
Size: 145 x 220 mm

For sale in S. Asia only, or to members elsewhere
Price: * $ 10.00  Rs. 300


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Kalama Sutta

The Buddha's Charter of Free inquiry

By Soma Thera

Note: This item is a re-issue of Wheel 8.

Catalogue No.  BP227S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
 (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  16
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $0.75   Rs. 40


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The Dhammapada (Hardbound Pocket Ed.)

The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom

By Acharya Buddharakkhita

The most beloved Buddhist classic of all time, the Dhammapada is an anthology of over 400 verses on the ethics, meditation, and wisdom of Buddhism. This translation by a long-term student of the work transmits the spirit and content as well as the style of the original.

Includes the original Pali text. With introduction by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

Catalogue No.  BP203HP  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  978 955 24 0131 2  (2016)  (Hardback)  Pages:  210
Size: 81 x 119 mm

Price: $5.00   Rs. 500


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Noble Eightfold Path

By Bhikkhu Bodhi

A concise, clear, and thorough account of the eightfold path. Explains each path-factor from the angle both of theory and practice, with a final chapter on the unity of the Buddhist path and its culmination in enlightenment.

Note: This item is a re-issue of Wheel 308/311.

Catalogue No.  BP105S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory
ISBN:  978 955 24 0116 9  (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  148
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $3.00   Rs. 140


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Walking Meditation

The expositions on walking meditation

By Nyanadhammo, Brahmavamso, Dorje

This booklet contains essays on walking meditation by three Buddhist teachers.

Catalogue No.  WH464  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Wheel  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978 955 24 0300 2  (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  66
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $2.00   Rs. 90


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Buddhism: a Living Message

By Ven. Piyadassi Thera

A brief introduction, good to hand to a friend who might just be interested in the subject.

Catalogue No.  BP107S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory
 (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  90
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $2.00   Rs. 120


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The Word of the Buddha

An Outline of the Buddha's Teaching in the Words of the Pali Canon

By Nyanatiloka Mahathera

This superb little work by the eminent German scholar-monk is probably the best compact sourcebook in English on the Buddha’s basic teachings, all expounded in his own words. Translated into a dozen languages, it is now in its 16th English edition, yet still reads as fresh, clear, and vigorous as if it were just written.

Catalogue No.  BP201S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory
ISBN:  978-955-24-0364-4  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  100
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $2.00   Rs. 125


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Facets of Buddhism

By Ven. Hammalawa Saddhatissa Thera,

This book is a collection of essays by Venerable Hammalawa Saddhātissa.

Note: This publication was included in the first BPS membership mailing, 2016.

Catalogue No.  BP440S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Ethics
Keywords:  
ISBN:  978-955-24-0425-2  (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  338
Size: 152 x 221 mm

Price: $7.00   Rs. 300


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A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma

By Bhikkhu Bodhi, General Editor

This is the classical introduction to the study of Abhidhamma, the Buddhist philosophy of mind and mental processes. The work contains a translation of Acariya Anuruddha's Abhidhammattha sangaha along with the Pali text and a detailed explanatory guide to this ancient philosophical psychology. A long introduction explains the basic principles of the Abhidhamma. Includes 48 charts and tables.

Catalogue No.  BP304S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Philosophy and Psychology
ISBN:  978-955-24-0103-9  (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  426
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $9.00   Rs. 550


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The Theravāda Abhidhamma

Its Inquiry into the Nature of Conditioned Reality

By Y. Karunadasa

This volume examines the Abhidhamma perspective on the nature of phenomenal existence.

Catalogue No.  BP439S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Philosophy and Psychology
ISBN:  978-955-24-0419-1  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  396
Size: 152 x 221 mm

Price: $8.00   Rs. 400


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Buddhist Monk's Discipline

By Bhikkhu Khantipalo

Catalogue No.  WH130/131  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Wheel  Category:  Monastic Life
 (2016)  (Paperback)  Pages:  56
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $2.00   Rs. 100


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The Life of the Buddha

By Nyanamoli Thera

Among the numerous lives of the Buddha, this volume may well claim a place of its own. Composed entirely from texts of the Pali Canon, the oldest authentic record, it portrays an image of the Buddha which is vivid, warm, and moving. Chapters on the Buddha's personality and doctrine are especially illuminating, and the translation is marked by lucidity and dignity throughout.

Catalogue No.  BP101H  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory
ISBN:  955-24-0063-52  (2015)  (Hardback)  Pages:  398
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $10.00   Rs. 900


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Early Buddhist Teachings

The Middle Position in Theory and Practice

By Y. Karunadasa

This volume seeks to understand early Buddhist teachings as a critical response to the binary opposition between two perennial world- views, spiritual eternalism and materialist annihilationism.

Note: This book has been issued free to our members for the second mailing 2015.

Catalogue No.  BP438S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Philosophy and Psychology
ISBN:  978-955-24-0418-4  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  224
Size: 152 x 221 mm

Price: $5.00   Rs. 250


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Last Days of the Buddha

The Mahaparinibbana Sutta

By Francis Story

This work is the Pali Canon’s account of the Buddha’s last journey to the small jungle town where he attained his final release. The sutta is not only a vivid historical document but a great religious classic. Includes helpful explanatory notes.

Catalogue No.  BP213S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  955 9219 98-9  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  116
Size: 125 x 185 mm

Price: $3.00   Rs. 125


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Similes of the Buddha

By Hellmuth Hecker

This book is an introductory guide to the rich, wonderful, and profound world of Buddhist similes. The Buddha used many similes as a skilful means to facilitate the understanding of teachings that otherwise could appear overly abstruse and dry to his listeners. Thus, contemplation of the similes and the explanations as given in this book will widen and deepen one’s understanding of the Teaching of the Buddha.

Catalogue No.  BP427S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  978 955 24 0336 1  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  216
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $4.00   Rs. 250


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Kamma and its Fruit

By Nyanaponika Thera, (Ed.)

In this book five practising Buddhists of the present day offer their reflections on the significance of kamma and its relations to ethics, spiritual practice, and philosophical understanding.

Catalogue No.  BP413S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Expositions and Studies
ISBN:  978-955-24-0224-1  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  104
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $3.50   Rs. 125


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Collected Wheel Publications Vol. XXIX (448–464)

By Various

This book contains sixteen numbers of the renowned Wheel Publication series, dealing with various aspects of the Buddha’s teaching.

Catalogue No.  BW29S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Bound Volumes
ISBN:  978-955-24-0412-2  (2014)  (Paperback)  Pages:  528
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $12.50   Rs. 700


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The Path of Freedom

Vimuttimagga

By N.R.M. Ehara, Soma Thera, Kheminda Thera, Translators from the Chinese

The Path of Freedom: The Vimuttimagga . Translated from the Chinese by N.R.M. Ehara, Soma Thera, Kheminda Thera. Written in Pali in Sri Lanka during the first century A.C., the Vimuttimagga survived only in a Chinese translation, from which the present rendering has been made. Ascribed to the Arahant Upatissa, the work is a meditation manual similar in structure to the Visuddhimagga, but less analytical and more practical in its treatment of meditation.

This is a limited edition, photocopy reprint.

Catalogue No.  BP208S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  978-955-24-0054-4  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  370
Size: 165 x 240 mm

Price: $12.00   Rs. 1000


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Meditation

A Collection of Talks on Cultivating the Mind

By Ajahn Chah

This compilation consists of five talks and three question and answer sessions by the renowned Thai Forest Tradition teacher Venerable Ajahn Chah. The selected talks mainly deal with the topic OF meditation, both tranquillity meditation as well as insight meditation. Ajahn Chah discusses the beginning steps as well as the higher stages and this book is a source of inspiration foar beginners as well as serious practitioners.

Catalogue No.  BP519S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Meditation and Mind Training
ISBN:  978-955-24-0094-4  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  158
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $4.00   Rs. 200


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Investigating the Dhamma

A Collection of Papers

By Bhikkhu Bodhi

This book brings together eight essays of Bhikkhu Bodhi, five of which were earlier published in academic journals and volumes, and three not published before. Most of the essays are critical responses to various modern interpretations of the Dhamma that the author considers to be at odds with the Buddha’s teachings, in particular as transmitted and interpreted by the Theravāda school of Buddhism. The other essays are in depth discussions of important Buddhist doctrinal terms.

Note: This book has been issued free to our members for the first mailing 2015.

Catalogue No.  BP437S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Philosophy and Psychology
ISBN:  978-955-24-0416-0  (2015)  (Paperback)  Pages:  182
Size: 145 x 220 mm

Price: $3.00   Rs. 175


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The Future

By

Catalogue No.  11001005  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Poster  Category:  
 (2015) Size: 393.7  x 584.2 mm

Price: $2.00   Rs. 75


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Meditation

By

Catalogue No.  11001029  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Poster  Category:  
 (2015) Size: 431.8 x 584.2 mm

Price: $2.00   Rs. 75