Old News Archive
July-September 2011

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In the Shape of a Circle.
A talk given to a visiting monk who was getting discouraged in his practice.


Akuppa Sutta: Discourse on the Unshakeable (AN 5.95).
Five qualities that are conducive to Awakening.


Lakuntaka Bhaddiya Sutta: About Bhaddiya the Dwarf (SN 21.6).
One's inner wisdom and outward appearance are unrelated.
Inner wisdom and outward appearance are unrelated.
Pathama Kamabhu: About Kamabhu (1) (SN 41.5).
Citta the householder explains to a monk the meaning of a metaphorical verse previously uttered by the Buddha.


Five talks on the topic of not-self (anattā), from a ten-day meditation retreat held in France. [PDF icon]


Sappurisa Sutta: A Person of Integrity (MN 113).
What is a person of integrity?

Visuddhimagga — The Path of Purification 2011.08.07

A bow of gratitude to the many ATI volunteers who helped with the transcription of this important classic text! — jtb
"The Visuddhimagga is the 'great treatise' of Theravada Buddhism, an encyclopedic manual of Buddhist doctrine and meditation written in the fifth century by the great Buddhist commentator, Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa. The author's intention in composing this book is to organize the various teachings of the Buddha, found throughout the Pali Canon, into a clear and comprehensive path leading to the final Buddhist goal, Nibbana, the state of complete purification. In the course of his treatise Buddhaghosa gives full and detailed instructions on the forty subjects of meditation aimed at concentration, an elaborate account of the Buddhist Abhidhamma philosophy, and detailed descriptions of the stages of insight culminating in final liberation" [summary from the back cover of the BPS edition]. [Not available in HTML] [PDF icon]