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These are books written by Bhante Gunaratana and are available commercially either at your local bookseller or through online retailers. Click on the book titles below to link to the Wisdom Publications website to purchase or for more information on each book. Please consider researching the venues that offer this book through the Internet or your local bookstore. For non-English translations of Bhante G's books, see: International Book Editions.

When visiting the Bhavana Society Monastery and Meditation Center, we will have some of these books available on our small book stand. The priceless gift of the Dhamma has been made available by the generous contribution of others. If you would like to help continue making such Dhamma Dana publications available at no cost, your offering would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

#Bhavana Society #Bhante Gunaratana #MindfulnessBeyond Mindfulness in Plain English (2009)

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An Introductory guide to deeper states of meditation.

#Bhavana Society #Bhante Gunaratana #Pali #ChantBhavana Vandana: Devotions for Meditation (1999, 2008)

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Daily chanting book in English and Pali.  

#Bhavana Society #Bhante Gunaratana #MindfulnessEight Mindful Steps to Happiness (2001, 2015)

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Bhante G's practical guide to The Buddha's teaching.

#Bhavana Society #Bhante Gunaratana #MindfulnessThe Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English (2012)

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The Buddha referred to this teaching as "the direct path for the purification of beings."

#Bhavana Society #Bhante Gunaratana #MindfulnessJhanas in Theravadan Buddhist Meditation  (1988)

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A brief explanation of deep meditative states. A Spanish language version Las Jhanas en la Meditacion Budista Theravada is available for free download.

#Bhavana Society #Bhante Gunaratana #MindfulnessJourney to Mindfulness (2002, 2017)

Bhante Gunaratana

Bhante Gunaratana's life story. The "Expanded Anniversary Edition" includes five additional chapters.

#Bhavana Society #Bhante Gunaratana #Mindfulness #Metta #Salzberg #Loving-Kindness #CompassionLoving-Kindness in Plain English (2017)

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The practice of Metta, also translated as loving-friendliness (also available in Spanish).

#Bhavana Society #Bhante Gunaratana #MindfulnessMeditation on Perception (2014)

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Ten Healing Practices to Cultivate Mindfulness (also available in Vietnamese).

#Bhavana Society #Bhante Gunaratana #MindfulnessMindfulness in Plain English (2001, 2015)

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A meditation handbook (also available in Spanish, Vietnamese).

#Bhavana Society #Bhante Gunaratana #MindfulnessThe Mindfulness in Plain English Journal (2016)

Bhante Gunaratana

Mindfulness allows you to delve deeply into life.

#Bhavana Society #Bhante Gunaratana #MindfulnessThe Mindfulness in Plain English Collection (2017)

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An anniversary collection, presented in a beautiful collector’s edition, of three of Bhante Gunaratana’s bestselling classics.

#Bhavana Society #Bhante Gunaratana #MindfulnessThe Path of Serenity and Insight: An Explanation of the Buddhist Jhānas (1985, 2009)

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An extensive look at the Jhanas based on his Ph.D. dissertation, A Critical Analysis of the Jhanas in Theravada Buddhist Meditation, (Philosophy. American University, Washington, D.C., 1980).

#Bhavana Society #Bhante Gunaratana #birthday Preserving the Dhamma: Writings in Honor of the Eightieth Birthday of Bhante Gunaratana (2007)

This is a collection of essays and Dhamma teachings in honor of Bhante Gunaratana’s 80th birthday.



For a list of other translations of Bhante G's writings in non-English languages, please see our page for: International Editions.

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