New Publication: The Chapter on Medicines

10 Jun 2021

The Bhaiṣajyavastu, “The Chapter on Medicines,” is the sixth chapter of the Vinayavastu, “The Chapters on Monastic Discipline,” of the Mūlasarvāstivāda Vinaya. The Mūlasarvāstivāda was one of the most influential Buddhist schools in India, and its Vinaya, the corpus of monastic law, is reported to have circulated not only in various parts of the Indian subcontinent but also in Southeast Asia, at least in the late seventh century.
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New Publication: Inspiring Determination

7 Jun 2021

Inspiring Determination is directed at reforming the conduct of sixty bodhisattvas who have lost their sense of purpose and confidence in their ability to practice the Dharma. The bodhisattva Maitreya leads them to seek counsel from the Buddha, who explains the causes these bodhisattvas created in former lives that resulted in their current circumstance.
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The Hundred Deeds | An Illustrated Edition

26 May 2021

On the auspicious occasion of Saga Dawa 2021, we are launching a special edition illustrated publication of one of our favorite sūtras, The Hundred Deeds, and here we are thrilled to share with you a wonderful gallery of these precious drawings.  Last …
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New Publication: The Dhāraṇī Endowed with the Attributes of All the Buddhas

13 May 2021

This sūtra records an encounter between the Buddha and the four guardians of the world at an unspecified site on the banks of the Ganges River. The Buddha himself initiates the dialogue, describing four great fears‍—aging, sickness, decrepitude, and death‍—declaring death to be the chief among them, and promising to provide remedies for them.
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New Publication: The Questions of Brahma­viśeṣacintin

22 Apr 2021

The Questions of Brahma­viśeṣacintin is an important Mahāyāna sūtra that enjoyed significant popularity in Buddhist India, China, and Tibet over the centuries. The teaching itself takes the form of a lively discussion blending practical and theoretical strands of Mahāyāna and emphasizes how bodhisattvas should practice the Dharma—a training that transcends both the mundane and the supramundane.
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