All of the essays on this page are by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, unless otherwise indicated.
Mostly these essays were first printed in one or another of the various Buddhist magazines, such as Tricycle, and have not yet been included into an essay collection such as Noble Strategy. (Note that there may have been some changes to the essays or their titles since publication.)
- In the Eyes of the Wise : The Buddha’s Teachings on Honor & Shame. An essay in praise of a healthy sense of shame. (Also available as: pdf format)
- Stored-up Food : A Discussion of Pācittiya 38, by Khematto Bhikkhu. This essay, which includes the relevant Pāli along with its English translation, addresses the issue of whether the Vinaya allows monks to eat food reoffered on a subsequent day.
- The Seeds of Karma : 21 Questions on Karma & Rebirth. This essay originally appeared in Tricycle under the title, “The Buddha’s Baggage.”
- How Pointy is One-pointedness? : An expostion of the term ‘One Pointedness’ as a factor of the first jhana.
- On Ordaining Bhikkhunis Unilaterally
- Four Apadanas: Translations with an Introductory Essay
- Under Your Skin: The Buddha’s Teaching on Body Contemplation
- Silence Isn’t Mandatory: Sensory Perception in the Jhanas
- The Buddha’s Last Word
- What’s Noble about the Noble Truths?
- Going for Refuge
- Hunting & Gathering the Dhamma
- The Customs of the Noble Ones
- The Economy of Gifts
- The Karma of Happiness
- The Traditions of the Noble Ones