Printed Book Requests
To obtain printed versions of these Dhamma Books free of charge, postage included, send a request via regular mail to:
Metta Forest Monastery
P.O. Box 1409
Valley Center, CA 92082
There are no strings attached and no suggested donations. Please note that we may or may not be able to fully honor large requests outside of North America. Also, book requests made via email to the website administrator will be disregarded.
Available Titles as of March 1, 2013
- from the Thai Forest Traditions
- Keeping the Breath in Mind, Frames of Reference, Food for Thought, The Skill of Release, Basic Themes, Inner Strength
- These books by Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo offer guidance in the techniques of breath meditation and basic issues in training the mind. Keeping the Breath in Mind is also available in a Chinese translation.
- The Craft of the Heart
- Also by Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo, this book is a more systematic guide to the practice as a whole.
- Gifts He Left Behind
- A collection of anecdotes about and quotations from Ajaan Dune Atulo, collected by one of his students.
- Awareness Itself
- A collection of anecdotes about and quotations from Ajaan Fuang Jotiko.
- It's Like This, In the Shape of a Circle, In Body and Mind
- Compilations of Ajaan Chah's Dhamma talks. The first two are collections of similes drawn from his Dhamma talks; the second, translations of several complete talks.
- An Unentangled Knowing
- A collection of Dhamma talks by Upasika Kee Nanayon, one of the foremost female Dhamma teachers in modern Thailand.
- Straight from the Heart, Arahattamagga Arahattaphala
- Collections of talks by Ajaan Maha Boowa Ñanasampanno. The first collection gives advice to a woman dying of cancer on how to approach illness and death. The last of the above collections was translated by Bhikkhu Silaratano.
- Venerable Acariya Mun Bhuridatta Thera: A Spiritual Biography, Venerable Ajaan Khao Analayo: A True Spiritual Warrior
- Biographies of two of the great masters of the Thai Kammatthana forest tradition, both written by Ajaan Maha Boowa and translated by Bhikkhu Silaratano and Ajaan Paññavādo respectively.
- Mae Chee Kaew: Her Journey to Spiritual Awakening & Enlightnenment
- A biography of an eminent nun-student of Ajaan Mun and Ajaan Maha Boowa, written by Bhikkhu Silaratano.
- by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
- With Each & Every Breath: A Guide to Meditation
- A new breath meditation manual by Thanissaro Bhikkhu drawing on two sources: the Buddha’s own set of instructions on how to use the breath in training the mind, and Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo’s method of breath meditation which builds on the Buddha’s instructions, explaining in detail many of the points that the Buddha left in condensed form.
- Right Mindfulness: Memory & Ardency on the Buddhist Path
- For the past several decades, a growing flood of books, articles, and teachings has advanced theories about the practice of mindfulness which are highly questionable and—for anyone hoping to realize the end of suffering—seriously misleading. The main aim of this book is to show that the practice of mindfulness is most fruitful when informed by the Buddha’s own definition of right mindfulness and his explanations of its role on the path.
- A collection of sutta passages and essays covering basic Buddhist concepts, and in particular the act of taking refuge in the Triple Gem.
- Noble Strategy, The Karma of Questions, Purity of Heart, Head & Heart Together
- Collections of essays on the path of Buddhist practice.
- The Mind Like Fire Unbound
- An essay incorporating extensive quotations from the Pali Canon, analyzing the meaning of the word nibbana/nirvana as an image for the goal of Buddhist practice.
- The Wings to Awakening
- A comprehensive anthology of passages from the Pali Canon organized around the list of teachings that, according to the Buddha, formed the core of his message.
- The Paradox of Becoming
- An analysis of the Buddhas strategy in using skillful states of becominga sense of ones identity in the worldto go beyond states of becoming altogether.
- The Shape of Suffering
- A study of dependent co-arisingthe Buddhas analysis of the causes of sufferingand its relationship to the practices aimed at putting an end to suffering.
- Skill in Questions
- A study of the Buddhas teaching strategies, centered on his four ways of responding to questions and illustrated with a large selection of passages from the Canon.
- Selves & Not-Self
- Talks from a retreat on the topic of not-self, plus supplementary passages from the Pali Canon.
- The Truth of Rebirth
- An extended essay discussing why the issue of rebirth is important to right view.
- Meditations (vols. 1-5)
- Collections of short talks on meditation practice.
- from the Pali Canon
- Handful of Leaves (vols. 1-5, but currently out of vols. 2, 4 and 5. You may request (also without charge) volumes 2 & 5 from the following address: Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch St., Redwood City, CA 94062.)
- Five volumes of selected discourses from the Pali Canon. Volume 1 includes Suttas from the Digha and Majjhima Nikayas; Volume 2, the Samyutta Nikaya; Volume 3, the Anguttara Nikaya; Volume 4, the Khuddaka Nikaya; and Volume 5 is a compilation taken from all of the Nikayas. The Monastery is currently out of stock of volumes 2, 4 and 5.
- Dhammapada, Udāna
- Modern verse translations of these two famous Theravada Buddhist texts.
- The Ten Perfections, Into the Stream, Beyond Coping, The Ten Recollections, Mindful of the Body, A Meditators Tools and Recognizing the Dhamma
- Study guides based on passages from the Pali Canon.
- A Chanting Guide
- Buddhist Chants in Pali and English. A companion mp3 audio CD listed below has many of the chants from the Chanting Guide.
- The Buddhist Monastic Code (vols. 1 & 2)
- A two-volume work on the rules by which Buddhist monks live. The first volume covers the Patimokkha rules; the second, the Khandhaka rules.
- mp3 Audio CDs
- Basics: 64 Dhamma Talks
- A collection of Dhamma talks by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
- A Refuge Dhamma for the sickroom
- A collection of recorded Dhamma talks by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, chanting by the monks at Metta Forest Monastery, and readings from the Pali Canon.
- Recordings of the morning and evening chanting by the monks of Metta Forest Monastery. The Pali words and English translations of these chants are contained in the Chanting Guide listed above.