Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli (1905 – 1960) was born in England and became a monk in Sri Lanka in 1949. During the eleven years he spent as a monk, he acquired a remarkable command of the Pali language and a wide knowledge of the canonical scriptures within a comparatively short time.
He is remembered for his reliable translations from the Pali into lucid English and translated some of the most difficult texts of Theravada Buddhism, including Buddhaghosa’s Path of Purification.
Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati)Bhikkhu Ñānamoli
Anapanasati, or “mindfulness of breathing,” is among the Buddhist methods of mind training given most prominence in the Pali Canon. It was originally for his…
The Life of the BuddhaBhikkhu Ñānamoli
Composed entirely of texts from the Pali canon, this unique biography presents the oldest authentic record of the Buddha’s life and revolutionary philosophy.
Visuddhimagga (The Path of Purification)Bhikkhu Ñānamoli
One of Buddhism’s foundational texts, the Visuddhimagga is a systematic examination and condensation of Buddhist doctrine and meditation technique.