A new set of photographs of reliefs from Borobudur illustrating the Divine Traditions (Divyavadana).
Throughout 2009 and the early part of 2010 I worked on a text and translation of a collection of verses made by the Svejin Nikāya’s former Mahānāhimi, Ven. Rerukane Candavimala, who was one of the leading scholar monks in Sri Lanka in the 20th century. The Svejin Nikāya is my ordination sect, and Ven Rerukane…
This extract from Chapter 14 of Buddhacarita by Ven. Aśvaghoṣa describes the Buddha’s penetration of conditional origination on the night of his Awakening.
A video with a reading and flipbook presentation of The Life of the Victorious Buddha, a medieval poem relating the Buddha biography in the Theravada tradition.
Publication of a new book about the great Arahat Bhikkhuni Sanghamitta.
I have just made a new page to hold the flipbooks that are available on the Ancient Buddhist Texts site. It makes a rather attractive presentation of these books, which load what is basically a pdf file page-by-page, making it easy and quick to read.
A Review of a new book by Ken and Visakha Kawasaki designed to provide readings while on pilgrimage in India, but which is much more than that.
45 eBooks for the Texts and Translations section of the Ancient Buddhist Texts website.
Integration of a print-on-demand service with my main website Ancient Buddhist Texts.
Book Review of The Ascendency of Theravada Buddhism in Southeast Asia by Prapod Assavavirulhakarn
New E-books page for Ancient Buddhist Texts, where the whole English section is now available in epub and mobi format complete with attractive covers.
English texts are now uploaded to a new and rather good-looking platform for the publication of pdfs, which automatically converts the files to flip-books, which are quick to load and present nicely in the browser.
A pdf copy of Bhikkhu Sumedha’s work A Buddhist Perspective on Pain, Illness and Stress for anyone to download and print out for themselves.
Publication of the teachings of Bhikkhu Sumedha on pain, stress and illness, gathered while he was working in the Intensive Care Unit at Peradeniya General Hospital during the last ten years of his life.
My simplified translation of the Pāḷi text Jinacarita has just been published in Singapore by Awaken Publishing & Design. The book is a retelling in simple and poetic language of the story of The Life of the Buddha.
The book is one of the most useful compiliations on the moral life of the layman that can be found. It is drawn mainly from the great verses collections in the Pāḷi Nikāyas and almost all aspects of the lay life have been covered.
Publication of the books on Godwin’s website in epub and mobi formats is announced. In a very convenient form you can now carry the books around with you along with your eReader, and delve into the teachings as and when needed.
Over the past few weeks I have been converting the translations in the English section of my Ancient Buddhist Texts website into .epub and .mobi format, and they are now ready for use in your eBook Reader.
Today I am publishing one of the shortest biographies of the Buddha I have come across. It is by A. Christina Albers who was the author of numerous books and articles on both Buddhist and Hindu subjects.