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GUIDE TO THE TIPITAKA
An Introductionto the Buddhist Canon
Book order code : E 21
This Guide to the Tipitaka offers both authoritative descriptions of
Theravada Buddhist doctrine and summaries of all the texts of the Burmese
version of the Tipitaka, the three collections of Buddhist teachings
venerated as canonical. This Burmese version is unique in that it includes
three texts not found in the Thai or Sri Lankan editions of the canon.
These are the Nettipakarana, the Petakopadesa, and the celebrated Milindapanha.
Thus, we have in this Guide a text which will aid in the understanding
of the Pali canon in its most extensive form, thereby embracing by implication
all the traditions of Theravada Buddhism. An improved reprint from a
(Bangkok 1993) ISBN 974-8495-72-8
216 pp., 150 x 220 mm, pbk.
IN THE UNIVERSE
by Ebertin, Reinhold
Book order code : I
An Introduction to cosmobiology. Practical examples of how to calculate
stellar positions etc. are given supported by charts and drawings.
104 pp., 145 x 205 mm, pbk.
NOT A THING
by Khemananda, K.
Book order code : E 21
The book provides insights and guidance into the practice of dynamic
meditation, which derives from the saying of the Buddha "Whenever
you see things, just see. Whenever you listen, just listen. Whenever
you know, just know." The essence of dynamic meditation is the
awareness of things on the basis of bodily movement, without focussing
the mind on any object. One may come to realize the essence of the mind
by being aware of thought processes. The book explains the difference
between static and dynamic meditation, and also traces the author's
own search for true awareness.
(Bangkok 1997) ISBN 974-8434-08-7
166 pp., 150 x 210 mm, pbk.
INITIATION OF NOVICEHOOD AND THE ORDINATION OF MONKHOOD IN THE BURMESE
by Sao Htun Hmat Win
Book order code : I 5
A book based on a case study of an initiation ceremony which took place
in 1935 in the southern Shan States, today part of Burma. An initiation
ceremony as a novice in the Buddhist Monastic order, followed by a longer
or shorter period of residence in a monastery, is a traditional requirement
for all Burmese Buddhist boys. The ceremony not only marks an important
stage in the life cycle of the young novice and constitutes a culminating
point in the life of the donors to the ceremony-usually, though not
always, the parents of the novice-but it also provides an occasion for
the fulfilment of as important community function. Part 1 describes
the initiation procedures to enter the novicehood. Part 2 presents the
higher ordination ceremony of Buddhist monks.
172 pp., 140 x 200 mm, pbk.
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