Photographs and a description of the 80 Life of the Buddha sculptures in the Ānanda Temple at Pagan.
A text and translation of an exceptionally fine collection of early Dharma teachings published on Ancient Buddhist Texts.
Publication of a work summarising one of the most important works in the Early Buddhist tradition.
The story of the Buddha’s striving, Awakening, and the beginning of his teaching career in his own words, compiled from various discourses.
Mike Cross’ readings of his translations of Buddhacarita and Saundarananda now published.
A new website for translations of Ven Aśvaghoṣa’s Buddhacarita and Saudarananda by Mike Cross, together with his commentary on the texts.
Publication of Prof. Burlingame’s long and useful Introductory essay to his translation of the Dhammapada commentary.
A story from the Dhammapada Commentary retelling the Life of the Buddha and his Two Chief Disciples, and also past life aspirations of other disciples.
An illustrated and annotated talk given by Bhante Anandajoti during the Vesak celebrations in the Bodhi Lankarama Temple, Taiping, Malaysia describing the Birth, Awakening and Passing Away of the Buddha.
An illustrated recording of a talk I gave telling how the Buddha returned to his relatives one year after his Awakening and the events that followed.
A short discourse explaining the factors involved when giving gifts, both for the donor and for the recipient.
The events that are commemorated on the Full Moon Day in July according to the Theravāda tradition.
Two teachings on the nature of the body given to the nun Nandā by the Buddha.
Additional photographs of the Buddha statues at Borobudur, illustrating the various poses (mudras) and the Buddhas they represent.
Publication of photographs of modern murals from a Ubosot in Sadao showing the Life of the Buddha.
The Buddha explains what factors need to be considered if we are to benefit others with our speech.
The origin of the idea of the Bodhisatta in the Theravada Tradition, how the idea was developed until it became a central part of the teaching in the early medieval period, and a look at the influence the teaching had on the Theravada countries.
The Buddha was the first thinker in world history to formulate a theory of contractual power. The Aggañña Sutta is the earliest known discourse on politics where the source of state power is traced to popular consensus.