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International Editions

Photo of Bhante G's books in languages other than English

International Editions: Non-English Translations of Books Written by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

This list (only partially complete) is for information only. Links to publishers and/or booksellers for specific editions will be provided when identified. If you know of those links or other translations not listed here, please send an email with that information to the Bhavana Society marked “ATTN: Librarian” – Thank you.

* NOTE: (nl = no location / np = no publisher / nd = no date) Missing publisher and/or place of publication may have been given, but was in a non-roman script (such as Asian languages or Cyrillic). Some editions may no longer be in print and thus only available in the used-book market. Also, many instances of Bhante G.’s writings translated into languages other than English can be found on the Internet (though not necessarily done by a commercial publisher or with Bhante G’s knowledge and/or permission).

Mindfulness in Plain English

Catalan: Barcelona, Edicions Viena (2013). Meditar és senzill.

Chinese: Shanghai, Hainan Publishing House (2009). 987-7-5443-3071-8

Chinese: Taipei, Corporate Body of the Buddhist Educational Foundation (1997)

Czech: Prague, Malvern (2006). 80-86702-11-1. O meditaci srozumitelně.

Czech: Prague, Grada (2012). Jednoduchá meditace pro každého.

Danish: [online resource] Don Max

Dutch: Haarlem, Netherlands, Altamira-Becht (2005)

Finnish: Helsinki, Basam Books (2015). 978-952-260-440-8. Johdatus tietoiseen läsnäoloon.

Finnish: Helsinki, Basam Books (2011). 978-952-5734-97-3

French: [nl] Aider La Vie (1995). Various books by Bhante G in French.

French: Paris, Marabout (2013). Mediter au Quotidien.

German: Heidelberg, Kristkeitz Verlag (1996). Various books by Bhante G in German.

Indonesian: Klaten, Wisma Sambodhi [1999]. Meditasi dalam kehidupan sehari-hari.

Italian: Rome: Ubaldini (1995). La pratica della consapevolezza. In parole semplici.

Japanese: Tokyo, Japan UNI Agency/Wisdom Publications (2011)

Korean: Kyŏnggi-do P'aju-si : Arŭmdŭri Midiŏ(2007). 9788988404775. Kajang sonshwiun kkaedarŭm ŭi kil, Wippasana myŏngsang.

Polish: Białystok, Studio Astropsychologii (2013). 9788373776029. Medytacje buddyjskie.

Portuguese: Sao Paulo, Editoria Gaia (2017). Atencao Plena em Linguagem Simples.

Portuguese: Sao Paulo, IBRASA (1994)

Portuguese: Belo Horizonte, Edicoes Nalanda (2002)

Romanian: Bucharest, Herald (2014). Various books by Bhante G in Romanian. 

Russian: [online resource]

Sinhala: [nl, np] 978-955-663-045-9 (2008) * [possibly: Dihivala : Bauddha Saṃskrutika Madyasthānaya, 2003

Sinhala: Kandy, Buddhist Publication Society (2011)

Spanish: Buenos Aires, Asociacion Budista China en Argentina (1998)

Spanish: Buenos Aires, Grafica Laser (1999)

Spanish: Col. Santa Cruz Atoyac, Editorial Pax Mexico (2003)

Spanish: Barcelona, Kairós (2012)

Telugu: [India – nl, np, nd] *

Thai: Bangkok, [np] (2011). 974-90251-8-0

Vietnamese: [nl, np, nd] *


Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Chinese: [nl, np] (2013). 978-986-6362-69-9 *

French: Paris, Marabout (2014). Les Quatre Fondements de la Pleine Conscience.

Portuguese: Sao Paulo, Edicoes Casa de Dharma (2012)

Russian: Moscow (2017). 978-5-9909602-0-6 / 978-1-61429-038-4 

Thai: [nl, np] 9786167102597 6167102597 *


Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English

Chinese: [nl, np] (2012) 978-986-6409-38-7 *

Chinese: [nl] Hainan (2013) 978-7-5443-4909-3 *

Dutch: Haarlem, Altamira (2012)

French: Paris, Marabout (2012)

German: Heidelberg, Kristkeitz Verlag (2010). 978-3-932337-78-9 Von der Achtsamkeit zur Sammlung: Eine Einführung in die tieferen Stadien Meditation.

Italian: Rome, Ubaldini (2010)

Japanese: Tokyo, Japan UNI Agency/Wisdom Publications (2009)

Korean: [nl] Arumdri Media Publishing (2013)

Spanish: Barcelona, Karios (2015)


Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

Chinese: Haikou Shi, Hainan chu ban she (2009). 978-7-5443-3121-0

French: Paris, Marabout (2013). Les Huit Marches Vers le Bonheur.

German: Heidelberg, Kristkeitz Verlag (2011)

Indonesian: Batam Centre, Lucky Publishers (2002)

Italian: Rome: Ubaldini (2004)

Japanese: Tokyo, Japan UNI Agency/Wisdom Publications (2001)

Korean: [nl] Arumdri Media Publishing (2006)

Polish: Białystok, Studio Astropsychologii (2014). 9788373776814

Portuguese: Sao Paulo, Gaia (2014)

Romanian: Bucharest, Herald (2016)

Russian: Moscow (2017). 978-5-9909602-3-7 / 978-0-86171-176-5

Sinhala: [nl, np] (2011). 978-955-671-361-9 *

Vietnamese: Ho Chi Minh, Nha Sach van Thanh (2001). 0-86171-176-9


Jhanas in Theravada Buddhist Meditation

Spanish: Kandy, Sri Lanka, Buddhist Publication Society (1988). Las jhanas  en la meditacion Budista Theravada.


Journey to Mindfulness

German: Uttenbühl, Jhana Verlag (2012)

Vietnamese: [nl, np, nd] 1-74189-270-8 *


Meditation on Perception

French: Paris, Marabout (2016). Meditation sur la Perception.

Romanian: Bucharest, Herald (2015). 978-973-111-521-4

Russian: Moscow (2017). 978-5-9909022-6-8 / 978-1-61429-085-8

Spanish:  Barcelona, Kairos (2016)


The Path of Serenity and Insight

Vietnamese: Con đường thiền chỉ và thiền quán (ebook) (2010)


Loving-Kindness in Plain English: The Practice of Metta

French: Paris, Marabout (2019). De la Bienveillance a l'Amour Inconditionnel .

Japanese: Tokyo, Shunjusha (2018)

Russian: Moscow (2018). 978-5-6040003-5-9 / 978-1-61429-249-4

Spanish: Barcelona, Kairos (2017)


Bhavana Vandana

Spanish: High View, WV, Bhavana Society (1990)


* NOTE: (nl = no location / np = no publisher / nd = no date) 

See also: Bhante Gunaratana's English language editions: Our Books

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