Bhikkhu Bodhi

Dhamma Reflections

Dhamma Reflections

This volume brings together fifty-three essays of Bhikkhu Bodhi that were earlier published by the BPS in newsletters and other publications.

These essays reveal the depth and breadth of Bhikkhu Bodhi’s ability to communicate the timeless teaching of the Buddha and his great skill in guiding towards applying the Dhamma in everyday life. They range from simple essays on virtuous conduct to more complex expositions of the doctrine, but all focus on a relevance to today’s world. The essays are on topics such as Buddhist social ethics, philosophy, friendship, study, rebirth, meditation, the dangers of unbridled capitalism, and the future of Buddhism.

This book, which has been published in celebration of Bhikkhu Bodhi’s 70th birthday, also contains a biography of the Dhamma master.


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About Bhikkhu Bodhi

Bhikkhu Bodhi is a Buddhist monk of American nationality, born in New York City in 1944. After obtaining a PhD in philosophy from the Claremont Graduate School, he came to Sri Lanka to enter the Sangha. He received the novice ordination in 1972 and the higher ordination in 1973, both under the eminent scholar monk, Ven. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya, with whom he studied Pali and Dhamma.

He is the author of several works on Theravāda Buddhism, including four translations of great Pali-suttas, together with their comments. He was editor and president of the Buddhist Publication Society for many years.

He has been living at Chuang Yen Monastery since 2006 and in 2008, together with several of his students, Bhikkhu Bodhi founded Buddhist Global Relief, a non profit supporting hunger relief, sustainable agriculture, and education in countries suffering from chronic poverty and malnutrition. In May 2013 was elected president of BAUS.

You yourselves must strive, the Buddhas only point the way

Buddha, Dhp 276

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