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Household life is crowded and dusty; life gone forth is wide open… Suppose I shave off my hair and beard, put on the ochre robe, and go forth from the home life into homelessness.”
~the Buddha
MN 36

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Books

These are books written by Bhante Gunaratana's and are available commercially either at your local bookseller or through online retailers. Click on a book name for more information. Please consider researching the venues that offer this book through the Internet or your local bookstore. When visiting Bhavana, we will have a few of these books available on our small book stand.

Title Author
Bhavana Vandana: Devotions for Meditation Bhante Gunaratana
Daily chanting book in English and Pali
Preserving the Dhamma: Writings in Honor of the Eightieth Birthday of Bhante Gunaratana The Bhavana Society
Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English Bhante Gunaratana
The Jhanas in Theravada Buddhist Meditation Bhante Gunaratana
A brief explaination of deep meditative states
The Path of Serenity and Insight Bhante Gunaratana
An extensive look at the jhanas
Mindfulness in Plain English Bhante Gunaratana
A meditation handbook
Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness Bhante Gunaratana
Bhante G's practical guide to The Buddha's teaching
Journey to Mindfulness:  The Autobiography of Bhante G. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana with Jeanne Malmgren
Bhante Gunaratana's life story