The Island : An Anthology of the Buddha's Teachings on Nibbana
Ajahn Pasanno & Ajahn Amaro
A compendium of the teachings of the Buddha on Nibbāna, as they appear in the Pāli Canon, published by Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro during their time as co-abbots of Abhayagiri.
Update: May 2022
Many people have appreciated The Island and we would like to let people know about the following resources and translations that have become available since it was first published.
La Isla - Una antología de las enseñanzas del Buda sobre Nibbāna - https://www.abhayagiri.org/books/635-the-island
Die Insel - Eine Anthologie der Lehren des Buddha über Nibbana - https://www.abhayagiri.org/books/648-die-insel
Readings from the Island by Ajahn Amaro
During Amaravati’s Monastery 2017 Winter Retreat, Ajahn Amaro read passages from The Island. After reading from The Island, Ajahn Amaro also provided added details, explanations, and stories as well as answers to questions.
Those recordings can be found at this section of the Amaravati website:
Study Guide for The Island
This study guide was created by Christine Johnson. Christine led a group based in Tucson, Arizona through a course on The Island, using the study guide. The format for this course was that prior to meetings, participants were expected to read the appropriate chapter and then listen to Ajahn Amaro’s commentary (https://amaravati.org/series/the-island/). Thereafter, participants completed the study guide addressing points both from The Island and Ajahn Amaro’s audio commentary and then met together via Zoom.
The study guide can be downloaded via this link - The Island Study Guide