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Buddhist Essays and Articles

"This section was originally intended to provide model essays for detail and structure but soon came to include essays and articles for publication and Dhamma talks and documents for Buddhist Education, some of which show how to use Internet-links to gather information together on  certain topics."



Bare Awareness Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

Introduction

"Bare Awareness " in insight meditation as it is described by Venerable Nyanatiloka and Venerable Nyanaponika in the Theravada tradition as opposed to some of the meditation vocabulary used by various schools today.

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Buddhism And The Caste System Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

Introduction

What the Buddha said about the Caste System in his own time is every bit as relavent in our own world today.

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A Homage to my Teachers and the BPS in Sri Lanka Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

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Reminiscences on talks with great living Buddhist teachers in the Kandy-Peradenia region in the late 1980s into the early 1990s, such as Venerable Nyanaponika, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Venerable Sri Rahula Ampitiya, Lily de Silva and others.

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The Noble Eightfold Path - (The Heart of Theravada Buddhism ) Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

Introduction

This book explains the actual words that the Lord Buddha said and taught to his disciples, over 2500 years ago, about following the path to enlightenment and nibbana, with an emphasis on personal discipline, in daily Buddhist practice, in the thoughts and actions of life, avoiding causation of harm and developing the moral and spiritual purity needed for achieving higher-levels of concentration and understanding on the path to the cecessation of the needs which cause the sufferings of the world.

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Thoughts, Thought-Processes And Thought-Moments Print E-mail
Written by David Holmes (Anagarika Tevijjo)   

Introduction

Monks who are teachers of monks frequently ask me to explain how to write an essay because it is part of the monks' training to be able answer examination questions in essay form, and I usually give them a book I have written on this topic called English Composition and Essay Writing, published by Chulalongkorn University Press (1997).

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