Buddhist Precepts Bibliography

Updated 10th April 2015

Ajivatthamaka Sila (Eight Precepts with Right Livelihood as the Eighth) Bibliography

Translations of the Pali Texts

BPS Buddhist Publication Society, Sri Lanka http://www.bps.lk/

PTS Pali Text Society, England UK http://www.palitext.com/

Wisdom Publications, USA http://www.wisdompubs.org/
List of Issues, 2002. 2002. (Oxford, Pali Text Society).

List of Issues, 2009. 2009. (Melksham, Wiltshire, UK, Pali Text Society).
Available online at http://www.palitext.com/
Available online at http://www.palitext.com/palitext/pdf_ver.pdf

The Book of the Gradual Sayings: (Anguttara-Nikaya) or More Numbered Suttas Vol I (Ones, Twos, Threes) 1989 reprint of 1932. (Translator F.L.Woodward). (Oxford, Pali Text Society). (0-86013-014-2)

The Book of the Gradual Sayings: (Anguttara-Nikaya) or More Numbered Suttas Vol III (The Books of the Fives and Sixes) 1995 reprint of 1934. (Translator F.L.Woodward). (Oxford, Pali Text Society). (0-86013-016-9)

The Book of the Gradual Sayings: (Anguttara-Nikaya) or More Numbered Suttas Vol IV (The Books of the Sevens, Eights and Nines) 1989 reprint of 1934. (Translator F.L.Woodward). (Oxford, Pali Text Society). (0-7100-0092-8)

The Book of the Kindred Sayings
: (Samyutta-Nikaya) or Grouped Suttas Part II The Nidana Book (Nidana-Vagga) (Volume II) 1997 reprint of 1922. (Mrs C.A.F. Rhys Davids and F.L.Woodward translators). (Oxford, Pali Text Society). (0-86013-007-X)

The Book of the Kindred Sayings: (Samyutta-Nikaya) or Grouped Suttas Part V (Maha-vagga) (Volume V) 1997 reprint of 1930. (F.L.Woodward translator). (Oxford, Pali Text Society). (0-86013-012-6)

A Buddhist Manual of Psychological Ethics: Being A Translation, now made for the First Time, from the Original Pali, of the First Book in the Abhidhamma Pitaka entitled Dhamma-sangani Compendium of States or Phenomena. (Introductory Essay and Notes by Caroline A.F.Rhys Davids). 1974. (3rd edition) (Oxford, Pali Text Society) (0-86013-062-2)

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya. Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi. 2000. (Volume II) (Boston USA, Wisdom Publications) (0-86171-189-0)
Available online at Google Books http://books.google.com

The Expositor (Atthasalini): Buddhaghosa’a Commentary on the Dhammasangani The First Book of the Abhidhamma Pitaka.
(Vols I, II). 1999 reprint of 1920 and 1921. (Pe Maung Tin translator). (Mrs C.A.F. Rhys Davids editor and revisor). (Oxford, Pali Text Society). (0-86013-070-3)

The Guide (Netti-ppakaranam: according to Kaccana Thera)). (Bhikkhu Nanamoli translator). 1977 reprint of 1962. (Bhikkhu Nanamoli translator). (Oxford, Pali Text Society). (0-7100-8576-1)

The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya. 1987. (Maurice Walsh translator) (Boston USA, Wisdom Publications). (0-86171-030-4) Available online at Google Books http://books.google.com

The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A New Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya.
Translated from the Pali: Original Translation by Bhikkhu Nanamoli: Translation Edited and Revised by Bhikkhu Bodhi. 1995. (Boston USA, Wisdom Publications). (0-86171-072-X)
Available online at Google Books http://books.google.com

The Middle Length Sayings: (Majjhima-Nikaya) (3 volumes) 1996 reprint of 1954, 1957 and 1959. (I.B. Horner translator). (Oxford, Pali Text Society). (0-86013-262-5)

The Path of Purification (Visuddhimagga). 1979. (4th edition) Bhadantacariya Buddhaghosa. (Bhikkhu Nanamoli translator). (Kandy, Sri Lanka, BPS Buddhist Publication Society).
Available online at http://www.bps.lk/
Available online at http://www.bps.lk/library_books.php
Available online at http://www.bps.lk/olib/bp/bp207h.pdf

The Path of Purity: Being A Translation of Buddhaghosa’s Visuddhimagga. (Pe Maung Tin translator). 2003 reprint of 1923, 1929 and 1931. (Oxford, Pali Text Society). (0-86013-008-8)

Dictionaries

Nyanatiloka, Venerable. 1980. (4th revised edition) Buddhist Dictionary: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines. (Kandy, Sri Lanka, BPS Buddhist Publication Society)
Available online at Google Books http://books.google.com
Available online at http://www.palikanon.com/english/wtb/dic_idx.html
Available online at http://www.budsas.org/ebud/bud-dict/dic_idx.htm
Available online at http://urbandharma.org/pdf/palidict.pdf

The Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary. 1959. (Edited by T.W. Rhys Davids and William Stede) (London, Luzac for the PTS Pali Text Society)
1921-1925 edition available online at
http://lirs.ru/lib/dict/Pali-English_Dictionary,1921-25,v1.pdf
1921-1925 edition available online http://www.leighb.com/pts_ped.pdf
1921-1925 edition available online at Google Books http://books.google.com

Books

Abeyasekera, Radhika. Questions & Answers in Buddhism Volume I and Volume II. (Taipei, Taiwan, The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation, 2007) (Book code EN236) Volume II Chapter 10 What are the precepts that Buddhists observe daily and what is the purpose of such observance?
Available online at http://dhammadenna.com/
http://dhammadenna.com/PDFs/Questions%20and%20Answers%20in%20Buddhism%20Vol%20II.pdf
Available online at www.budaedu.org

Balangoda Ananda Maitreya, Venerable. 1995. Nine Special Qualities of the Buddha & Other Essays. (London, World Buddhist Foundation).

Balangoda Ananda Maitreya, Venerable, and Jayasili (Jacquetta Gomes), Introducing Buddhism (Taipei, Taiwan, The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation, 2007) (Book code EN074) (This includes the booklet: Requirements and Ceremonies for the Five Precepts (Panca Sila), The Eight Precepts with Right Livelihood as the Eighth (Ajivatthamaka Sila), Dhamma Teachers Certificate, issued by the Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) and Ketumati Buddhist Vihara at Wesak 2006)
Available online at www.budaedu.org
Available online at http://ftp.budaedu.org/ebooks/pdf/EN074.pdf
Available online at Google Books http://books.google.com

Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) and Ketumati Buddhist Vihara. Requirements and Ceremonies for the Five Precepts (Panca Sila), The Eight Precepts with Right Livelihood as the Eighth (Ajivatthamaka Sila), Dhamma Teachers Certificate, issued by the Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) and Ketumati Buddhist Vihara at Wesak 2006).
Available online at Google Books http://books.google.com
Available online as the Appendix to Introducing Buddhism at www.budaedu.org
Available online as the Appendix to Introducing Buddhism at http://ftp.budaedu.org/ebooks/pdf/EN074.pdf

Hammalawa Saddhatissa, Venerable. 1977. (3rd edition) Buddhist Ethics. (Boston USA, Wisdom Publications). (0-86171-124-6)
Available online at Google Books http://books.google.com

Hammalawa Saddhatissa, Venerable, and Pesala, Venerable. 1990. (2nd edition) A Buddhist’s Manual. (London, British Mahabodhi Society)

Henepola Gunaratana, Bhante. 2008. (Revised edition) Bhavana Vandana: Devotions for Meditation. (High View West Virginia USA, Bhavana Society).
Available online at https://www.lulu.com/
Available online at http://www.lulu.com/shop/bhante-henepola-gunaratana/bhavana-vandana-hard-cover/ebook/product-17448638.html

H.Gunaratana Maha Thera .1990. Bhavana Vandana: Book of Devotion
Available online at BuddhaNet www.buddhanet.net/
Available online at www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/vandana.pdf

Henepola Gunaratana, Bhante. 2001. Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Path of the Buddha. (Boston USA, Wisdom Publications). (0-86171-176-9)
Available online at Google Books http://books.google.com

Ledi Sayadaw, Venerable. 1986. (Revised edition) Magganga-Dipani: The Manual of The Constituents of the Noble Path. (Southsea, S.S. Davidson). (0-9511206-0-3)
Available online at http://holybooks.lichtenbergpress.netdna-cdn.com/
Available online at http://holybooks.lichtenbergpress.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Manuals-of-Buddhism.pdf?a20918

Ledi Sayadaw, Venerable. 2004. The Manuals of Buddhism. (Yangon, Myanmar [Burma] Mother Ayeyarwaddy Publishing House).
Available online at http://holybooks.lichtenbergpress.netdna-cdn.com/
Available online at http://holybooks.lichtenbergpress.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Manuals-of-Buddhism.pdf?a20918

Ledi Sayadaw, Venerable. 1999. The Manuals of Dhamma. (Dhammagiri, Igatpuri (Nasik), Mahastra, India, VRI Vipassana Research Institute). (81-7414-202-9) Available online at http://holybooks.lichtenbergpress.netdna-cdn.com/
Available online at http://holybooks.lichtenbergpress.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Manuals-of-Buddhism.pdf?a20918

Ledi Sayadaw, Venerable. 2007. (2nd edition) The Requisites of Enlightenment: Bodhipakkiya Dipani: A Manual by the Venerable Ledi Sayadaw. (Kandy, Sri Lanka, BPS Buddhist Publication Society). (BPS Book Publication BP412S. (955-24-0291-3) Available online at Google Books http://books.google.com
Available online at http://store.pariyatti.org/
Available online at http://store.pariyatti.org/Requisites-of-Enlightenment-The–PDF-eBook_p_4646.html
Available online at http://holybooks.lichtenbergpress.netdna-cdn.com/
Available online at http://holybooks.lichtenbergpress.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Manuals-of-Buddhism.pdf?a20918

Matara Sri Nanarama Venerable Mahathera. 1993 (Second edition) The Seven Stages of Purification and The Insight Knowledges: A Guide to the Progressive Stages of Buddhist Mediation. (Kandy, Sri Lanka, BPS Buddhist Publication Society)(955-24-0059-7)
Available online at http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/bm7insight.pdf

Numrich, Paul David. 1996. Old Wisdom in the New World: Americanization in Two Immigrant Theravada Buddhist Temples. (Knoxville, Tennessee, The University of Tennessee Press). (0-87049-905-X)
Available online at Google Books http://books.google.com

Nyanaponika Thera, 1976. Abhidhamma Studies: Researches into Buddhist Psychology. (3rd edition). (Kandy, Sri Lanka, BPS Buddhist Publication Society).
Available online at Google Books http://books.google.com

Pesala, Bhikkhu 20??. An Exposition of the Metta Sutta. (Alperton, Association for Insight Meditation).
Available online at http://www.aimwell.org/
Available online at http://www.aimwell.org/expositionofmetta.html#

Prebish, Charles S and Tanaka, Kenneth, K. 1998. The Faces of Buddhism in America. (Berkeley, University of California Press). (0-520-20460-3)
Available online at Google Books http://books.google.com

Rewata Dhamma, Maha Thera. 1996. Maha Paritta: The Discourses of the Great Protection (With the Threefold Refuges, Precepts, Salutations to the Triple Gem, Dependent Origination and Metta Bhavana). (Birmingham, Dhamma-Talaka Publications).

Sayagyi U Chit Tin (assisted by William Pruitt). 2003. (Revised edition) Buddhism as a Way of Life and Other Essays. (Heddington, The Sayagyi U Ba Khin Memorial Trust U.K.). (Dhamma Texts Series 4).

Sayagyi U Chit Tin (edited by William Pruitt). 1988. Buddhist Meditation and the Factors Leading to Awakening (based on Venerable Ledi Sayadaw’s Bodhipakkhiya Dipani). (Heddington, The Sayagyi U Ba Khin Memorial Trust U.K.). (Dhamma Texts Series 2).

Sayagyi U Chit Tin (assisted by U San Myint Aung and William Pruitt). 1996. (2nd revised edition) The Perfection of Virtue (Based on the Mahabuddhavamsa by Tipitakadhara Dhammabhandhagarika Ashin Vicittasarabhivamsa, Aggamahapandita Abhidhaja- Maharatthaguru) (Heddington, The Sayagyi U Ba Khin Memorial Trust U.K.). (Dhammadana Series 4).

Win, Sao Htun Hmat. 1985. Basic Principles of Burmese Buddhism. (Yangon [Rangoon], Myanmar [Burma], Department of Religious Affairs).
Available online at Google Books http://books.google.com

Wheel Publications

Published by the BPS Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy Sri Lanka.

http://www.bps.lk/

Available online at http://www.bps.lk/library_wheels.php

Wheel Publications ISSN is 0068–3345

Wheel 14 Everyman’s Ethics: Four Discourses of the Buddha. Adapted from the translations of Narada Thera
Available online at http://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh014-p.html

Wheel 54 Mirror of the Dhamma: A Manual of Buddhist Chanting and Devotional Texts. Narada Maha Thera and Bhikkhu Kassapa, revised by Bhikkhu Khantipalo.
Available online at http://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh054-p.html

Wheel 55 The Five Precepts: Collected Essays. Dr. Paul Dahlke, Bhikkhu Silacara, L.R. Oates, andG. Constant Lounsbery
Available online at http://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh055-p.html

Wheel 171-174 The Requisites of Enlightenment: Bodhipakkiya Dipani. Venerable Ledi Sayadaw.
Available online at http://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh171-p.html

Wheel 206/207 Lay Buddhist Practice. Bhikkhu Khantipalo.
Available online at http://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh206-p.html

Wheel 245-247 The Noble Eightfold Path and its Factors explained Magganga-dipani. Venerable Ledi Sayadaw.
Available online at http://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh245-p.html

Wheel 282/283/284 Going for Refuge, Taking the Precepts. Bhikkhu Bodhi.
Available online at http://www.bps.lk/olib/wh/wh282-p.html

Journals

Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara Silver Jubilee 1980-2005: Golden Jubilee of Ordination of Bhante Walpola Piyananda 1955-2005, (Dharma Vijaya: Triannual Publication of Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara, Los Angeles), (Anniversary Issue, October, 2005).
Available online at www.dharmavijaya.org
http://www.dharmavijaya.org/Downloadable_files/Full_magazine.pdf

Dharma Vijaya Magazine, Triannual Publication of Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara, Los Angeles, Kathina Issue 1994: “Buddhist Ministry in the West”, 6(1) (October, 1994).

Articles

“A Brief History of the Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)”, Upasaka Dhammika (Duncan Fisher), Ketumati Buddhist Vihara (Manchester) Newsletter, 1 (2006) 2.
Available on line at http://www.ketumati.org/ Click on Press Room 
http://www.ketumati.org/assets/newsletters/News%20Latter%202006.pdf

“A Brief History of the Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)”, NBO [Network of Buddhist Organisations UK] Connections, (Winter, 2007) Issue 2, 16-17.
Available online at http://nbo.org.uk/
Available on line at http://nbo.org.uk/nboweb1/resources/connections2.pdf

“Buddhist Precepts and Lay Dhamma Teaching in the West”, Jacquetta Gomes, Yasodhara Newsletter on International Buddhist Women’s Activities, (October-December, 2008), 25(1) No 97, 15-17. (ISSN 0875-1996)

“Buddhist Precepts and Lay Dhamma Teaching in the West”, Jacquetta Gomes, Lotus: the Lay Review and Newsletter of the Birmingham Buddhist Vihara, Issue 31 (Spring, 2010) 4-6.
Available online at http://www.bbvt.org.uk/
http://www.bbvt.org.uk/lotus_arch/Lotus_31.pdf

“The development and use of the Eight Precepts for lay practitioners, Upasakas and Upasikas in Theravada Buddhism in the West”, Jacquetta Gomes, Contemporary Buddhism, Volume 5(1) (May, 2004) 47-63 (ISSN 1463-9947)
Available online at www.wlu.ca/documents/6478/The_development.pdf
Available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/

“Dhamma Teachers Certificates”, Ketumati Buddhist Vihara and the Buddhist Group of Kendal [Theravada], NBO [Network of Buddhist Organisations UK] Connections, (Summer, 2006) Issue 1, 4.
Available online at http://nbo.org.uk/
Available online at http://nbo.org.uk/nboweb1/resources/connections1.pdf

“The Eight Precepts in Theravada Buddhism”, Jacquetta Gomes, Buddhism Now, Volume 18(1) (February, 2006) 22-23. .
Buddhism Now published by the BPG Buddhist Publishing Group, England UK..
http://buddhismnow.com/ .
http://www.buddhistpublishing.com

“A Female Ordained Lay Buddhist Minister”, NIBWA Newsletter (Newsletter on International Buddhist Womens Affairs), 33 (October-December, 1992), 11-12.

“Investigating the Integration of Buddhism into Western Culture”, Venerable Walpola Piyananda, Asian Tribune: A Newspaper Published by World Institute for Asian Studies (Volume 11 No 618, 4th November 2012)
Available online at www.asiantribune.com/
Available online at http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2012/11/03/investigating-integration-buddhism-western-culture

“Letter from our Reader”, NIBWA Newsletter (Newsletter on International Buddhist Womens Affairs), 34 (January-March, 1993), 19-20.

“Letters to the Editor”, Jacquetta Gomes (Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili), The Middle Way: Journal of the Buddhist Society, 85(4), (February, 2011) 263-264.
Available online at http://www.thebuddhistsociety.org/
http://www.thebuddhistsociety.org/page/library/the-middle-way-2

“Navanga Uposatha – The Nine Uposatha Precepts”, Jacquetta Gomes, Lotus: the Lay Review and Newsletter of the Birmingham Buddhist Vihara, Issue 24 (Autumn 2007) 6.
Available online at http://www.bbvt.org.uk/
http://www.bbvt.org.uk/lotus_arch/lotus_24.pdf

“News: The Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)”, MLBD [Motilal Banarsidass] Newsletter: A Monthly Indological Bibliography English & Hindi, 28(11), (November, 2006) 15. (ISSN 0970-1535) Available online at www.mlbd.com/
Available online at www.mlbd.com/Admin/NewsLetter/Newsletter.pdf

“News from Oldham England: (Buddhist Vihara)”, Yasodhara Newsletter on International Buddhist Women’s Activities, (October-December, 2006) (ISSN 0875-1996)
Available online at http://www.thefreelibrary.com http://www.thefreelibrary.com/News+from+Oldham+England.-a0158093983
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Yasodhara-Newsletter+on+International+Buddhist+Women%27s+Activities-p2312
Available online at http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-158093983.html

“Newsround: Theravada Lay Ordinations”, The Middle Way, 69(3) (November 1994), 207-208.
Available online at http://www.thebuddhistsociety.org/
http://www.thebuddhistsociety.org/page/library/the-middle-way-2

“Navanga Uposatha – The Nine Uposatha Precepts”, Jacquetta Gomes, Lotus: the Lay Review and Newsletter of the Birmingham Buddhist Vihara, Issue 24 (Autumn, 2007) 6.
Available online at http://www.bbvt.org.uk/
http://www.bbvt.org.uk/lotus_arch/lotus_24.pdf

“The Seeds of Dhamma Take Root: The Life-Time Precepts Ceremony”, Libby Reid, Bhavana:The Bhavana Society Newsletter, 14(3) (Fall, 1998), 6-9
Available online at http://bhavanasociety.org/
http://bhavanasociety.org/resource/the_seeds_of_dhamma_take_root_the_lifetime_precepts_ceremony/

“A Select Guide to Indological Periodical Literature: Buddhism: Gomes, Jacquetta -The development and use of the Eight Precepts for lay practitioners, Upasakas and Upasikas in Theravada Buddhism in the West”, Contemporary Buddhism, Volume 5(1) (May, 2004)”, MLBD [Motilal Banarsidass] Newsletter: A Monthly Indological Bibliography English & Hindi, 27(6) (June, 2005), 15. (ISSN 0970-1535).
Available online at www.mlbd.com/
http://www.mlbd.com/Admin/NewsLetter/MLBDNewsletter.pdf

“Staying at Home: Ajahn Amaro in Conversation with Ajahn Sucitto, Comments on Recent Developments at Abhayagiri”, Forest Sangha Newsletter, 57 (July, 2001), 7-9.
Available online at http://fsnewsletter.org/
http://fsnewsletter.org/html/57/stay.htm

“Taking the Eight Life-Time Precepts”, Bhante Gunaratana, Bhavana: The Bhavana Society Newsletter, 14(2) (Summer, 1998), 18-19.

“Theravada Buddhist Precepts taken by Attendees of Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)”, Lotus: the Lay Review and Newsletter of the Birmingham Buddhist Vihara, Issue 28 (Spring, 2009), 5.
Available online at http://www.bbvt.org.uk/
http://www.bbvt.org.uk/lotus_arch/Lotus_28.pdf

“The Value of Precepts”, Heidi Singh (Bodhicari Vajira), Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women Newsletter, 4(1) (Summer 1993), 11-12.
Available on-line at www.sakyadhita.org
Available on-line at http://sakyadhita.org/docs/resources/newsletters/4-1-1993.pdf

“Wesak Celebrations at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara”,
The Asian Tribune: A Newspaper Published by World Institute for Asian Studies (Volume 9, No 184, 16th May 2009)
Available online at www.asiantribune.com/
Available online at http://www.asiantribune.com/?q=node/17571

CDs

Puja Chanting Tutorial, London Buddhist Vihara (CD with Puja Sheet). Available for purchase from The Buddhist Society, 58 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PH, England UK. Telephone 0207-834-5858
http://www.thebuddhistsociety.org/
http://www.thebuddhistsociety.org/page/library/audio-library

 

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