Ajahn Sumedho urges us to trust in awareness and find out for ourselves what it is to experience genuine liberation just as the Buddha himself did.
Books from BPG
Perfect Wisdom: Prajnaparamita Texts, Translated by Edward Conze
Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom) texts, are said to be closest Buddhists got to putting truth (impossible task) into words.
Teachings of a Buddhist Monk by Ajahn Sumedho
Spiritual life is not about becoming someone special but discovering a greatness of heart within us and every being…
The Old Zen Master by Trevor Leggett
At the beginning you have to take up a koan riddle. One such is this: ‘What is your true face before father and mother were born’. For one facing the turbulence of life and death, such a koan clears away the sandy soil and opens up the golden treasure which was there from the beginning, the ageless root of all things…
Understanding Karma and Rebirth, by Diana St Ruth
Rebirth and reincarnation are generally accepted realities in the East and have been since ancient times. What the next life will be is usually the question rather than whether it will be. In the West, on the other hand, we have our own religious and secular beliefs which usually do not include living another life, or at least not in this world or in this way…
Experience Beyond Thinking by Diana St Ruth
Have the courage to let a thought slip by and not chase after it. Not clinging to thought, not rejecting it, the mind will open to a natural awareness…
Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening
This eighth-century classic is a complete translation of Hui Hai’s teachings. He was one of the early Chan/Zen masters (along with Ma Tsu and Huang Po) following on from Hui Neng, the Sixth Patriarch. Extracts: Sudden Illumination means deliverance while… Read More ›
Fingers and Moons by Trevor Leggett
Trevor Leggett points to the truth beyond words, beyond explanations and methods.