Recent Books on Southeast Asian Buddhism


The Pali Tradition in 2021: The Essential Books on Theravada & Insight Meditation

See our other 2021 Year in Review Guides: Theravada/Pali/Insight | Chan, Zen, Mahayana | Tibetan Buddhism...

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A Meditation for Daily Life

Relax and be aware. Many meditators think that being aware means focusing on an object with a great deal of energy. In fact, exertion like this causes tension because it’s the result of trying ...

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Elephants and Thai Monks | An Excerpt from In the Cool Shade of Compassion

The Art of Elephant Training An excerpt from In the Cool Shade of Compassion: The Enchanted World of the Buddha in the Jungle about the wandering monks and adepts of the village temples, hills, an...

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Temple Boy and Spitting Cobra | An Excerpt from In the Cool Shade of Compassion

A Lesson on Revenge Ajan Ngoen was born in 1890 in the Village of Grandma Hom’s Knoll in Nakhon Pathom, a province about sixty kilometers west of Bangkok. Ngoen’s father was a farmer and herbal...

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Buddhist Women’s Activities in Thailand

The following article is from the Spring, 1987 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. We recently received an interesting newsletter from Thailand that gives information on Buddhist women's acivities and studies...
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