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Jinananda (Duncan Steen) was born in Bedford in 1952 and was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1986. He is the author of Meditating: A Buddhist View and Warrior of Peace: The Life of the Buddha (Windhorse Publications) and The Middle Way: The Story of Buddhism, and Karma and Rebirth in a Nutshell (Naxos Audio Books) and has edited for publication the lectures and a number of seminars of his teacher Sangharakshita.

He teaches meditation and mindfulness at the City Lit, and meditation and Buddhism at the West London Buddhist Centre.

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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SUTTA NIPĀTA

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SUTTA NIPĀTA

The Group of Discourses

Translated by K. R. NORMAN • Read by Jinananda
It is widely accepted that the Sutta Nipata contains ‘the earliest recorded version’ of the Buddha’s teaching. It is an anthology of poetry and prose - seventy titled suttas of varied instruction and temperament arranged in five chapters.

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THE DHAMMAPADA, THE UDANA, THE ITIVUTTAKA

The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada, the Udana, The Itivuttaka

Key texts from the Khuddaka Nikaya

Translated by Buddharakkita and John D Ireland • Read by Jinananda, Ratnadhya and Patience Tomlinson
The Dhammapada, a collection of 423 verses in 26 chapters, is perhaps the most famous of all Buddhist texts. It presents the Buddha's teachings in a clear and highly accessible form and has been used for personal instruction and teaching for centuries throughout the Buddhist world.

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THERIGATHA

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THERIGATHA

Poems of Early Buddhist Nuns

Translated by K.R. Norman and C.R.F. Davids • Read by Vishvantara and Jinananda
This remarkable collection of 73 verses contained in the Khuddaka Nikaya section of the Pali Canon dates from the 6th century BCE. It is said to be the earliest voices of women in recorded history. The verses, some brief, some more extended, are the utterances of the Bhikkhunis, the nuns at the time of the Buddha, concerning their life and their ‘awakening’.

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