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Swearer-1971.png ❖ BUDDHADASA : APPEARANCE AND REALITY ❖

SWEARER et al. (1971). Buddhadāsa: Appearance and reality being a review of "Christianity and Buddhism" by Venerable BuddhadāsaBangkok: Sublime Life Mission. 46 p.

« It is a distinctive pleasure for me to be here today to take part in an activity sponsored jointly by the Young Buddhist Association of Chiengmai and the Thailand Theological Seminary. Although I am speaking to you tonight as a Christian with a particular concern for the importance of Bhikkhu Buddhadāsa for Christian thought, I hope that his importance for Buddhism in Thailand will be both explicit as well as implicit... »

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archive.png ❖ ABOUT BUDDHADASA ❖

UTTAMO Bhikkhu. (c1978). About Buddhadāsa. 28 p. 

« Theres [sic] a monk who is very learned in scripture and who as a teacher gained fame almost to the point of being an Arahant his skillful pen. In the end it all collapsed. Both Thais and foreigners sent a continual stream of letters of protest to him. American monk also wrote to him in the hope of exchanging ideas for mutual understanding. It was a waste of time because there was no reply. The reason being that the doctrine of that monk sides with communist doctrine... » (Introduction)

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archive.png ❖ BHIKKHU BUDDHADASA AND THE BUDDHIST REFORMATION IN THAILAND ❖

SWEARER Donald K. (n.d.). Bhikkhu Buddhadasa and the Buddhist reformation in ThailandReprint from Dialogue Vol. VIII. Nos. 1, 2 &  January-December 1981. Colombo: The Ecumenical Institute for Study and Dialogue. 16 p.

« The 1932 "revolution" in Siam put an end to the ancient regime in the name of constitutional monarchy. Seven years later the name, Siam, was changed to Thailand to show that progress was achieved towards liberty, equality and fraternity. But, in fact, nothing of the sort took place. Ironically, the kingdom has since been ruled by one dictator after another with very brief liberal democratic intervals...  » (Forward [sic] by S. SIVARAKSHA)

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archive.png ❖ LIFE & WORK OF BUDDHADASA BHIKKHU ❖

PRACHA PASANNADHAMMO Phra & PHIROM Ed & SANTIKARO Bhikkhu (transl.). (n.d.). Life & Work of Buddhadasa BhikkhuDocumentary video English script. Bangkok: The Foundation for Children. 40 p.

« Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu was born in a small market town of Southern Thailand, at the beginning of this century when "modern ways" were being brought to this agrarian society by the Bangkok elite. That era, known by our grandparents in the East and West, is long gone and hopelessely foreign for most of us, yet it is the roots of our chaotic modern world. The changes that have shaken the world are even more drastic when viewed from the former pastural calm of Southern Siam... » (Introduction)

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Hermeneutique bouddhiste contemporaine de Thailande Small.JPG ❖ UNE HERMENEUTIQUE BOUDDHIQUE CONTEMPORAINE DE THAILANDE ❖

GABAUDE Louis. (1988). Une Herméneutique bouddhique contemporaine de Thaïlande: Buddhadasa Bhikkhu. Publications de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient, Volume CL. Paris: École française d'Extrême-Orient. 710 p. ISBN: 2-85539-750-2. 

« La source la plus connue pour une approche de la jeunesse de Buddhadasa est une biographie "officielle", peut-on écrire, qui fut rédigée, sous son regard, par un disciple, et publiée en 1955. C'est assez pour la rendre suspecte au lecteur critique qui y voit a priori une hagiographie destinée à "poser" l'image publique d'un moine contestant par ailleurs les avenues classiques de la célébrité religieuse : pouvoir hiérarchique et/ou magique... »  [More information]

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Jackson-1988.jpg ❖ BUDDHADASA : A BUDDHIST THINKER FOR THE MODERN WORLD ❖

JACKSON Peter A. (1988). Buddhadasa: A Buddhist thinker for the modern worldBangkok: Siam Society. 354 p. ISBN: 974-8298-18-3

« Since the early 1970s the thought of the aging Buddhist monk, Buddhadasa, has become a primary focus of debates about Theravada Buddhist doctrine in Thailand. Buddhadasa began to systematically reappraise and reinterpret Theravada Buddhist teachings in 1932, and some of his sermons and articles were published in local Buddhist journals in the 1930s and 1940s. However, it was not until the late 1960s and early 1970s, in particular during the period of civilian government from 1973 until 1976... »

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Radical-conservatism-1990.png ❖ RADICAL CONSERVATISM : BUDDHISM IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD ❖

SIVARAKSA Sulak (ed.). (1990). Radical conservatism: Buddhism in the contemporary world: Articles in honour of Bhikkhu Buddhadasa's 84th birthday anniversary. "Section III Buddhadasa and Siamese Buddhism" being a collection of 8 articles: "Thai Society and Buddhadasa: Structural difficulties" by L. GABAUDE; "Buddha, Buddhism and Bhikkhu Buddhadasa" by D. SWEARER; "Buddhadasa Bhikkhu and the Buddhist Hermeneutics" by P. SIRIKANCHANA; "From Buddhadasa Bhikkhu to Phra Debvedi: Two monks of wisdom" by Grant OLSON; "The future of Suan Mokkh" by SANTIKARO Bhikkhu; "The forest monastery and its relevance to modern Thai society" by Phra PAISAL VISALO; "Buddhist monks and forest conservation" by C. KABILSINGH; "Women and Buddhism in Thailand: A changing identity for religious women" by A. BEESEY. Bangkok: Thai Inter-religious Commission for Development. 576 p. ISBN: 974-85712-8-9

« This volume of articles, published in honour of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu's birthday anniversary and completion of  a seventh 12-year life cycle on May 27, 1990, is intended not only to focus on the work of Buddhadasa and Thai Buddhism but to also explore aspects of Buddhism and other religions which are connected explicitly and implicitly, with his extensive corpus of thought. Its title RADICAL CONSERVATISM reflects the curious nature of Buddhadasa's approach to Buddhism... » (Introduction)

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archive.png ❖ อนุทินภาพ ๖๐ปี สวนโมกข์ 60 YEARS OF SUAN MOKKH : A PICTORIAL JOURNEY ❖

[HUTANAWATRA Prachar et al.] (1992). อนุทินภาพ ๖๐ปี สวนโมกข์ 60 years of Suan Mokkh: A pictorial journeyBilingual Thai/English. Bangkok: Komol Keem Thong Foundation. 200 p.

« At the end of the reign of King Rama V, on 27 May 1906, a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Panich in Pumriang District in Chaiya province. As a Chinese-Thai merchant family, they welcomed this birth of their first son with the expectation that he would be heir and carry on the family business. No one could know that this little boy named Nguem would grow up to be the great monk Buddhadasa and would be responsible for a renewal movement within Siam Buddhism that would reach around the world... »

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archive.png ❖ A GLIMPSE OF THE LIFE AND TEACHING OF BUDDHADASA BHIKKHU ❖

VIVEKANANDA Venerable. (n.d.). A glimpse of the life and teaching of Buddhadāsa BhikkhuMr. Saard Kongsuwan (sponsor). 40 p. 

« Venerable Buddhadasa was a famous meditation master in Thailand. He is well-known among both Buddhists and non-Buddhists for his lessons in meditation. He was a practical man who taught a  very clear method of practicing meditation. There were no barriers of caste, creed or color in the practice he taught. It is said that Ven. Buddhadāsa was born on May 27, 1906 (2449 B.E.) at Pumriang in Chaiya, Province of Surat Thani, South Thailand... »

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Quest-for-a-just-society-1994.jpg ❖ THE QUEST FOR A JUST SOCIETY : THE LEGACY AND CHALLENGE OF BUDDHADASA BHIKKHU ❖

SIVARAKSA Sulak (ed.) (1994). The quest for a just society: The legacy and challenge of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu. A collection of 5 articles: "Three legacies of Bhikkhu Buddhadasa" by D. SWEARER; "Buddhadasa's contributions  as a human being, as a Thai, as a Buddhist" by L. GABAUDE; "Buddhadasa's bitter potions as legacies for Thai society" by S. SATHA-ANAND; "Buddhadasa Bhikkhu's contribution to the world" by SANTIKARO Bhikkhu; "The quest for a just society" by P. WASI. Bangkok: Thai Inter-religious Commission for Development. 124 p. ISBN: 974-206-094-5

« Despite the fact that Bhikkhu Buddhadasa had passed away on 8th july 1993, TICD in collaboration with the Komol Keemthong Foundation held a birthday party for the late Venerable Achariya at Suan Mokkh, the Garden of Liberation, Chaiya, on the 27th and 28th of May 1994. At this function, Dr. Prawase Wasi gave a keynote address on Dhammic Society. Many others also participated in Dhamma talks and discussion... » (Preface)

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zip.png ❖ CHAIYA สวนโมกข์ ❖

[PONGSOPA Kawee.] (2541 [1998]). Chaiya สวนโมกข์. Bilingual Thai/English.

Bangkok: Mental Health Publishing. 180 p. ISBN: 974-7363-52-6

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archive.png ❖ THE NATURAL TRUTH OF BUDDHISM ❖

THIPAYATHASANA Pairor (Machee) & PROGOSH David. (2000). The natural truth of Buddhism formulated from the concept of Venerable Buddhadãsa.

Chaiya: Buddhadãsa Foundation. 154 p.

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Jackson-2003.jpg ❖ BUDDHADASA : THERAVADA BUDDHISM AND MODERNIST REFORM IN THAILAND ❖

JACKSON Peter. (2003). Buddhadāsa: Theravada Buddhism and modernist reform in Thailand

Chiang Mai: Silkworm. 392 p. ISBN: 974-7551-91-8. [More information]

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Zoellner-BDB-2006.jpg ❖ BUDDHADASA BHIKKHU (1906-1993) ❖

ZÖLLNER Hans-Bernd. (2006). Buddhadasa Bhikkhu (1906-1993): Buddhismus im Garten der Befreiung.

Religionswissenschaft Band 12. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 180 p. [More information]

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A03 Cover.jpg ❖ 南传佛教第一人—佛使尊者 ❖

郑振煌 [CHENG Chenhuang]. (2011). 南传佛教第一人—佛使尊者 .

郑州 [Zhengzhou]: 中州古籍出版社. 220 p. ISBN: 978-7-5348-3760-9.

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Ito-2012.jpeg ❖ MODERN THAI BUDDHISM AND BUDDHADASA BHIKKHU : A SOCIAL HISTORY ❖

ITO Tomomi. (2012). Modern Thai Buddhism and Buddhadāsa Bhikku: a social history

Singapore: NUS Press. 360 p. ISBN: 978-9971-69-572-9. [More information]

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archive.png ❖ THE NATURAL TRUTH OF BUDDHISM ❖

THIPAYATHASANA Pairor (Nun). (2013). The natural truth of Buddhism formulated from the concept of Venerable Buddhadāsa.

2nd edition. Self-published. 156 p.

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A02 Cover.jpg ❖ 南傳佛教第一人佛使尊者 : 不出世的奇葩 ❖

 鄭振煌 [CHENG Chenhuang]. (102年 [2013]). 南傳佛教第一人佛使尊者: 不出世的奇葩 .

新北 [New Taipei]: 大千出版社 [Darchen]. 256 p. ISBN: 978-957-447-281-9. 

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Santidhammo-2014.jpg ❖ BUDDHADASA : SERVANT OF THE BUDDHA ❖

SANTIDHAMMO Bhikkhu. (2014). Buddhadasa: Servant of the BuddhaVirtuous Path Series. Burnaby: Buddhapanyanuntarama Buddhist Monastery. 2nd edition. 96 p. 

« Buddhadasa Bhikku (1906-1993) is one of the most important Buddhist teachers of the twentieth century. As the meditation master of Suan Mokkh Meditation Center in Chaiya, southern Thailand, he propagated Buddhist philosophy and meditation practice among tens of thousands of western visitors from North America, Europe and Australia. When he passed away in 1993, he left behind a massive body of literary works in Thai language, explaining how traditional Buddhist teachings are relevant to the modern world... » (Introduction)

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archive.png ❖ TEACHINGS OF BUDDHADASA ❖

SANTIDHAMMO Bhikkhu. (2014). Teachings of BuddhadasaVirtuous Path Series. Burnaby: Buddhapanyanuntarama Buddhist Monastery. 2nd edition. 80 p. 

« Ajahn Buddhadasa was one of the most important Buddhist teachers of the twentieth century. His life was dedicated to the regeneration of Buddhism in the modern world, particularly in his own homeland of Thailand. He presented traditional, orthodox Buddhist teachings, in a manner that was comprehensible and applicable to people living in the modern materialistic, high-tech world, full of conflict and radical change. He dug deep into the treasure mines of the Dhamma... » (Introduction)

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Kanjanaphitsarn-2015.jpg ❖ EUTHANASIA IN BUDDHISM : A CASE OF BUDDHADASA BHIKKHU'S DEATH ❖

KANJANAPHITSARN Supre. (2015). Euthanasia in Buddhism: A case of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu's death.

Scholars' Press. 196 p. ISBN: 978-3-639-76547-2. [More information]

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A04 Cover.jpg ❖ 鄭振煌學與思 ❖

 鄭振煌 [CHENG Chenhuang]. (2017). 鄭振煌學與思. 

新北 [New Taipei]: 大千出版社 [Darchen]. 682 p. ISBN: 978-957-447-316-8.

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Jardin cover WL.jpg ❖ SUAN MOKKH : SÉJOURS ET RETRAITES 1989-1993 ❖

WITTMANN Pierre. (2018). Suan Mokkh: Séjours et retraites 1989-1993 . Chiangmai: Wisdomlight. 60 p.

« J'ai découvert Ajahn Buddhadasa et Wat Suan Mokkh dans Living Buddhist Masters, un livre de Jack Kornfield que j'ai lu lorsque je vivais a Tahiti, au milieu des années 1980. Parmi une douzaine de maîtres de la tradition théravada deThaïlande et de Birmanie, Ajahn Buddhadasa est celui qui m'avait le plus inspiré. A l'époque je ne connaissais pas encore la Thaïlande, mais j'avais fait une fois une courte escale à Bangkok... » (Avant-propos)

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