Noble Strategy: Essays on the Buddhist Path by Thanissaro BhikkhuThis book was written to sell Buddhist practices to Westerners. Ive found it immensely helpful in thinking about such things as true happiness, karma, right speech, meditation, mindfulness, emptiness and other notions of Buddhism which Id heard of but never looked at closely until now. The copy I have is in good condition. There is no ISBN number or publisher identified. At the end of the book I notice the following: Inquiries concerning this book may be sent to The Abbott/Metta Forest Monastery/PO Box 1409/Valley Center CA 92082. I was lucky to find the copy I have at the local Salvation Army store. The Introduction is dated August 1999. The authors name, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, is given in translation as Geoffrey DeGraff. At the bottom of the title page is printed FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION. From the Introduction: The essays in this book present views on basic elements in the Buddhist path - the attitudes, concepts, and practices that lead to total freedom for the mind. If the views are right, they themselves form a part of the path. Thus, in learning how to make best use of these essays, its important to understand how views function in bringing about freedom.
Abbot of Metta Forest. He has written many books and has written some well known translations of the discourses of the Buddha. Take what you think might be useful for you or your family and friends. To request a printed copy of this book, please write to: Metta Forest Monastery, P. This book is highly recommended. You will find mostly Theravada teachings here.
He has also authored several dhamma-related works of his own, and has compiled study-guides of his Pali translations. Dhammayuttika Nikaya. At Oberlin College in the early s, "he eschewed campus political activism because 'I didn't feel comfortable following a crowd. After graduating in with a degree in European Intellectual History from Oberlin College , he traveled on a university fellowship to Thailand. After a brief stay with the teacher was cut short by malaria, he returned to the U.