Old News Archive
September-December 2003

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  • [10 December 2003] Two suttas and a Calendar:
  • [2 December 2003] More verses from the Theragatha
    These lovely verses from the Theragatha ("Verses of the Elder Monks") capture in just a few sparse lines the wisdom and joy of the meditating forest monks. Translations by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
  • [29 November 2003] New Study Guide
    • Body Contemplation (Thanissaro Bhikkhu, ed.)
      An overview of the Buddha's teachings on contemplation of the body, and its role in the development of mindfulness, jhana, and discernment.
  • [23 November 2003] Answer key to Warder
  • [6 November 2003] New Book by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
    • Meditations: Forty Dhamma Talks, by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (2003; 460k/160pp.)
      These short talks on meditation practice were given by Ajaan Geoff (Thanissaro Bhikkhu) during the evening meditation sessions at Metta Forest Monastery (California). Using breath meditation as the principal point of reference, these talks address a wide range of topics of practical interest to beginning and advanced meditators, alike. Topics range from the development of generosity, the cultivation of skillful qualities of mind, how to develop concentration, how to overcome fear, and so on — all the way to the opening to the transcendent itself. This book is highly recommended.
  • [19 October 2003] The search engine and bulk downloads are back
  • [3 October 2003] Dhamma talks by Kee Nanayon
    • Pure & Simple, by Upasika Kee Nanayon, translated from the Thai by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (2003; 73k/25pp.)
      A collection of short excerpts from talks that were originally printed in Thailand in 1973, in honor of Upasika Kee's 72nd birthday. This sampler nicely sketches an outline of her teachings on meditation and on the development of a mind free from attachment.
  • [23 September 2003] Access to Insight has moved!
    • First, let me apologize to those of you who have been frustrated over the past week by an inability to access the website. My former web hosting service was plagued by catastrophic technical problems that completely overwhelmed their limited staff. I therefore decided to move Access to Insight to a new — and, I hope, more reliable — web host.

      To make this move, I've temporarily disabled several features of the website, including the search engine and the zip downloads (including the "bulk" file of the entire website). I hope to have these back in service within the next week or two. In the meantime, please be patient as I track down the myriad little bugs and glitches that inevitably result from a move such as this. If you have any problems, please let me know. Thanks!

      Please note that I have a new e-mail address: "john at access to insight dot oh are gee".

      Finally, please also note that a few months ago I changed my mailing address:

      John Bullitt
      PO Box -----
      Somerville, MA 02144

      You can always find the most up-to-date contact information on the "Frequently Asked Questions" page.