Half raucous adventure and half inspirational memoir, Rude Awakenings documents an unusual pilgrimage. Two very different men — life-loving naturalist Nick Scott and austere Buddhist monk Ajahn Sucitto — together spend six months retracing the Buddha’s footsteps through India… Rude Awakenings is a heady record of survival and spirituality set against the dramatic backdrop of one of India’s most lawless regions.
This book is a sequel to Rude Awakenings, which began the account of a six-month epic journey by two Englishmen, a monk and layman, to the Buddhist holy places in India. “While the second part of the journey still had its share of adventure… the novelty of the endeavour had worn off, and we came face to face with both our own and the other’s deeper humanity.”
Five talks to the monastic community at Wat Pah Nanachat in May 1989, given by Ajahn Sumedho and transcribed by Bhikkhu Gavesako.
The ancient texts of the Dhammapada rendered into accessible English as themes for personal contemplation.
In learning about love, these are the kinds of questions we can ask ourselves: What is love? What are the advantages and drawbacks of love? How does love arise? How is love sustained? How does love decay and end? What are the impurities of love? What preserves and purifies love? How should we behave with respect to love so as to maximize happiness and minimize pain?
A collection of talks by Ajahn Dtun, compiled and printed by Wat Buddha Dhamma to commemorate his first visit to their monastery.
A biography of Ajahn Khao Analayo, a senior disciple of Ajahn Mun.
A biography of Ajahn Mun. He was widely revered during his lifetime for the extraordinary courage and determination he displayed in practicing the ascetic way of life and for his uncompromising strictness in teaching his many disciples.