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Favourite BPS Titles, Newly Reprinted


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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)

Note: Also available in the online library.

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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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.

Note: Also available in the online library.

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

Price: $9.00   Rs. 600


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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.

Note: Also available in the online library.

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

Price: $2.00   Rs. 125


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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.

Note: Also available in the online library.

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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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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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.

Note: Also available in the online library.

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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Contemplation of Feelings

By Nyanaponika Thera

Note: Originally published as Wheel No. 303. This item is also available in the online library.

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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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.

Note: Also available in the online library.

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

Price: $4.50   Rs. 200


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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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Kalama Sutta

The Buddha's Charter of Free inquiry

By Soma Thera

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

Note: Also available in the online library.

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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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.

Note: Also available in the online library.

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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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.

Note: Also available in the online library.

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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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.

Note: Also available in the online library.

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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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.

Note: Also available in the online library.

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

Price: $7.00   Rs. 500


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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.

Note: Also available in the online library.

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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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.

Note: Also available in the online library.

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