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Favourite BPS Titles, Newly Reprinted


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The Buddha and His Teachings

By Narada Thera

This book is one of the clearest and most detailed introductions to the fundamental teachings of Buddhism available in English. In simple and lucid language the author explains those doctrines and concepts which form the common bedrock of all Buddhism as they have been preserved by the Theravada school. The first part of the work is devoted to the life of the Buddha. The remainder of the book explains in detail the Buddha's teachings, the final chapters showing the relevance of Buddhism to the problems of modern life.

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Catalogue No.  BP102S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory
ISBN:  955 24 0025 4  (2018)  (Paperback)  Pages:  466
Size: 145 x 220 mm


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Buddhism in a Nutshell

By Narada Thera

An excellent introductory overview of the fundamental principles of Buddhist doctrine. Topics covered include: the life of the Buddha, the Dhamma (Is it a philosophy? A religion? An ethical system?), the Four Noble Truths, the Law of Kamma, Rebirth, Dependent Origination, Anatta, and Nibbana. Recommended for beginners.

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Catalogue No.  BP106S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Introductory
ISBN:  978 955 24 0352 1  (2018)  (Paperback)  Pages:  90
Size: 125 x 185 mm


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The Dhammapada

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.

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Catalogue No.  BP203S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Translations
ISBN:  978 955 24 0131 2  (2008)  (Paperback)  Pages:  160
Size: 140 x 213 mm


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Sacred Island

A Buddhist Pilgrim’s Guide to Sri Lanka

By S. Dhammika

This travel and pilgrimage guidebook is meant primarily for Buddhists or those interested in Buddhism who wish to explore Sri Lanka’s rich cultural and spiritual heritage. Drawing on his extensive knowledge of the island, the author weaves together archaeological findings, art history and the stories and legends of the Buddhist tradition to bring to life thirty-three places of religious significance.

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Catalogue No.  BP617S  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Reference
ISBN:  978-955-24-0271-5  (2018)  (Paperback)  Pages:  226
Size: 145 x 220 mm


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