The Book of Protection

Paritta suttas describe certain suttas or discourses delivered by the Buddha and regarded as affording protection. This protection is to be obtained by reciting or listening to the paritta suttas. The practice of reciting or listening to the paritta suttas began very early in the history of Buddhism…

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness – by Henepola Gunaratana

The eight steps of the Buddha’s path are easy enough to memorize,but their meaning is deep and requires an understanding of manyrelated topics of the Buddha’s teachings. Even those familiar with theEightfold Path may not see how central it is to the whole teaching orhow it fits their experience. As inMindfulness in Plain English, I havetried to present this teaching plainly, so that anybody can practice theeight steps in their daily life…