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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.

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Jinananda200Jinananda (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 BUDDHATHE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA

By Bhikkhu Ñānamoli
Read by Hayward B. Morse and Leighton Pugh with Nicolette McKenzie, Jinananda and John Foley
16 hours 5 minutes
 

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To do no evil deeds, to give effect to good, To purify the heart; this is the Buddha’s teaching.

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. Continue Reading →

A CONCISE HISTORY OF BUDDHISM

A CONCISE HISTORY OF BUDDHISMA CONCISE HISTORY OF BUDDHISM
From 500 BCE to 1900 CE

By Andrew Skilton
Read by Jinananda
8 hours 21 minutes
 
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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. He begins with a close look at Buddhism in India where it flourished until the 12th/13th century CD, charting the growth of different schools and practices. Continue Reading →

SUTTA NIPĀTA

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SUTTA NIPĀTA
The Group of Discourses

Translated by K. R. NORMAN
Read by Jinananda
5 hours 41 minutes
 

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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. At the start are two of its most famous suttas, The Snake, in which the actions of the practising bhikkhu approaching liberation is likened to a snake that ‘leaves its old worn-out skin’; and The Rhinoceros Horn that expounds the virtue of solitude for those with serious spiritual intent. Continue Reading →

WHO IS THE BUDDHA?

Who is Buddha (Large)Who is the Buddha

By Sangharakshita
Read by Jinananda
7 hours 48 minutes
 

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This is not an ordinary biography of the Buddha. In his characteristically individual manner, Urgyen Sangharakshita – the leading English-born Buddhist teacher and founder of the Triratna Buddhist Community – recounts the known details of the Buddha’s life, but enriches the story with contemporary relevance. Unpicking the threads of historical and mythical information, he considers the underlying meaning in terms of 21st century life – and its affect on personal practice today. Continue Reading →

WHAT IS DHARMA?

What is the DharmaWhat is the Dharma

By Sangharakshita
Read by Jinananda
11 hours 30 minutes
 

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To walk in the footsteps of the Buddha we need a clear and thorough guide to the essential principles of Buddhism. Whether we have just begun our journey or are a practitioner with more experience, What is the Dharma? is an indispensable exploration of the Buddha’s teachings as found in the main Buddhist traditions. Continue Reading →

THE DHAMMAPADA, THE UDANA, THE ITIVUTTAKA

The DhammapadaThe 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
8 hours 36 minutes
 
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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. It comes from the Khuddaka Nikaya section of the Pali Canon and is here collected with two other key texts from the same source. Continue Reading →

THERIGATHA

therigathaTHERIGATHA – Poems of Early Buddhist Nuns

Translated by K.R. Norman and C.R.F. Davids
Read by Vishvantara and Jinananda
4 hours 29 minutes
 

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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’. Continue Reading →