Sumeru News — Buddhism

So where did Pali come from?

Buddhism History Teacher Stories Theravada

There is often some confusion about the relationship between Shakyamuni Buddha's first teachings, Sanskrit and Pali. Here's an article from Bhikkhu Mihita explaining the origins of Pali as the lingua franca of early Buddhism. https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/96735/1/Buddha%20as%20Progenitor%20of%20Pali_TSpace.pdf

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Night of the Buddha's Enlightenment - Free PDF

Books Buddhism History Sumeru Books Theravada

Bhikkhu Mihita has graciously offered his small book as a free download for those interested in what actually happened on the night that Shakyamuni Buddha sat under the Bodhi tree some 2500 years ago. It is a revised version of Rebirth as Empirical Basis for The Four Noble Truths,  which Sumeru published in 2009. Here is the link to the free download.

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Upcoming books from Sumeru

Books Buddhism Engaged Buddhism Environmental Issues Food Memoir Sumeru Books Teacher Stories Tendai Zen

Here’s what I’ve been working on... A PATH THROUGH RED MAPLES: The Harmonious Way of Tendai Buddhism, by Dosho Ray Parchelo (Innen) This is a collection of Dharma talks, presentations, and other material exploring the history and practice of the Tendai lineage in Canada. Planning for publication in mid-Autumn. THE STORY OF ZEN by Rick McDaniel This is Rick’s sixth book on the history and practice of Zen (and the fourth being published by Sumeru). When westerners begin to practice Theravada or Vajrayana Buddhism, they have a pretty good idea of the Buddhist context. However often when people in the...

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THE WEALTHY BUDDHIST now available

Books Buddhism Practice! Sumeru Books

Our latest title, THE WEALTHY BUDDHIST: Buddhist Ethics, Right Livelihood, and the Value of Money, by Rod Burylo, is now available! Click on the red title to see more...

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Shambhala Books launches children's imprint

Art Books Buddhism Children Publishing

Shambhala Books is launching a children's imprint, in association with the Khyentse Foundation's Children's Book prize. Below is the information from their new press release. Although the submission date seems to have passed, making it impossible to submit a book for consideration, it is worth noting. Perhaps it was a typo and they meant 2019?... Here's what they are saying: We are delighted to announce that Shambhala is launching a children’s imprint named Bala Kids in the Fall of 2018. Bala Kids will be devoted to inspiring the next generation through the Buddhist values of compassion and wisdom. With a shared...

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