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MEDITATION – NOW OR NEVER

MEDITATION - NOW OR NEVER
by Steve Hagen • Read by William Hope
In Meditation Now or Never Steve Hagen, a Zen priest and bestselling author of Buddhism Plain and Simple, provides an accessible and thorough manual on meditation, for both newcomers and experienced practitioners. In the modern world our lives are more frenetic than ever.

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THERAGĀTHĀ

THERAGĀTHĀ

Poems of Early Buddhist Monks

Translated by Mrs Caroline Rhys Davids and Ajahn Sujato • Read by Ratnadhya and Tejasvini
The Theragāthā is one of the most striking texts in the Pāli Canon. It is a collection of 264 poems or verses - some short, some long - by monks who, traditionally, lived at the time of the Buddha, and which expressed their experience of insight, the culmination of their spiritual path. In fact, it is generally recognised now that this collection was added to over the years, so that some of the verses date from a later time.

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WHAT THE BUDDHA TAUGHT

WHAT THE BUDDHA TAUGHT
By Walpola Sri Rahula • Read by Taradasa
Long regarded as one of the best introductions to Buddhism, What the Buddha Taught draws on the actual words spoken by the Buddha to give a lucid and accurate account of the fundamental principles of Buddhist doctrine. Richly supported by extracts rom the ancient texts, Walpola Rahula gives clear and direct explanations of Buddhism’s essential teachings...

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GREAT DISCIPLES OF THE BUDDHA

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GREAT DISCIPLES OF THE BUDDHA

Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacy

By Nyanaponika Thera & Hellmuth Hecker •Edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi • Read by Ratnadhya, Nicolette McKenzie, William Hope
Twenty-four of the Buddha's most distinguished disciples are brought to life in ten chapters of rich narration. They include monks who were very close to him throughout his life, including Sāriputta and Mahāmoggallāna; his cousin and companion Ānanda; his principal women disciples, including the nun Isidāsī and his lay disciple, the courtesan Ambapāli; and the serial killer Angulimāla whose character was transformed after meeting the Buddha.

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ANNIHILATION OF CASTE

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ANNIHILATION OF CASTE
By Dr B. R. Ambedkar • Read by Sagar Arya
Dr B. R. Ambedkar (1891-1956) was one of the most extraordinary figures in the history of India. He was born in poor circumstances as an Untouchable – high castes regarded physical contact with Untouchables as polluting and condemned them to do the dirtiest of jobs, sweeping and the collection of human detritus.

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AMBEDKAR AND BUDDHISM

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AMBEDKAR AND BUDDHISM

Bonus Recording: Annihilation of Caste

by Urgyen Sangharakshita • Bonus Recording: Annihilation of Caste By Dr B. R. Ambedkar
Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was one of the most remarkable figures in the 20th century. Born an Untouchable – the lowest element of Indian society deemed to be outside the caste system, and literally ‘untouchable’ – he rose from abject village poverty to become the architect of the new Constitution of India following its independence from Britain in 1947.

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Magic & Mystery in Tibet

Magic & Mystery in Tibet

Magic & Mystery in Tibet

The Classic Account Of A Woman's Extraordinary Journey To Tibet

by Alexandra David-Néel • Read by Nicolette McKenzie
This classic memoir by the remarkable French explorer and Buddhist Alexandra David-Néel is the one of the greatest Buddhist travelogues of the 20th century. She was the first European woman to meet the Dalai Lama (in the 1920s) and in 1924 became the first to enter the forbidden Tibetan capital Lhasa.

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THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA

THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA

THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA
By Bhikkhu Ñānamoli • Read by Hayward B. Morse and Leighton Pugh with Nicolette McKenzie, Jinananda and John Foley
Walking beside the Buddha. This unique biography, told in a lively manner through six ‘voices’, presents the Buddha’s revolutionary solution for humanity that lends to the end of ill will, craving and delusion. It goes back to the earliest sources of the Buddha’s life and teachings, drawing as it does from the Pali Canon which was said to record the words that the Buddha spoke, the events that happened, and his specific teachings on which the world-wide religion was based. It is an absorbing, edifying and even entertaining collection of reportage, myths, wisdom, kindness, human insight – and decisiveness.

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A CONCISE HISTORY OF BUDDHISM

A CONCISE HISTORY OF BUDDHISM

A CONCISE HISTORY OF BUDDHISM

From 500 BCE to 1900 CE

By Andrew Skilton • Read by Jinananda
An ideal introduction to the history of Buddhism. Andrew Skilton – Senior Research Fellow in Buddhist Studies, Kings College, London – explains the development of the basic concepts of Buddhism, and its spread across the continents during its 2,500 years of history.

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THE BODHICARYĀVATĀRA

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THE BODHICARYĀVATĀRA

A Guide to the Buddhist Path to Awakening

Translated by Kate Crosby and Andrew Skilton • Read by William Hope
Written in India in the early eighth century CE, Śāntideva Bodhicaryāvatāra takes as its subject the profound desire to become a Buddha and save all beings from suffering. The person who enacts such a desire is a Bodhisattva.

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