Shravasti Dhammika

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Bhante Shravasti Dhammika (1951- ) was born in Australia and took his lower ordination as a Theravada monk in India in 1976. He has written over 25 books, many of which are available online at no cost. He currently resides in Singapore where he is spiritual advisor to the Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society. Bhante’s small book Good Question, Good Answer, now a minor modern Buddhist classic, has been translated into 35 languages. He has also written extensively on pilgrimage in Buddhism – Middle land Middle Way; A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Buddha’s India, Sacred Island; A Pilgrim’s Guide to Sri Lanka, Guide to Bodh Gaya, Mt. Kailash A Pilgrims Companion and A Guide to Borobudur. Bhante Dhammika has offered keen insights into the adaption of the Dhamma into the West, calling for what he has dubbed a "Buddhayana" as an alternative to the ‘yanas’ prevailing in Asia.

Buddhist publications

  • Good Kamma, Bad Kamma! What Exactly is Kamma? published by BDMS in 2015
  • Like Milk and Water Mixed: Buddhist Reflections on Love - published by BDMS in 2013
Exploring love in various aspect as found in the Pali Canon, from romantic love, to friendship, to metta
  • All About Buddhism published by BDMS
An in-depth study of the Buddha's teachings. Ideal as a textbook for an introductory Dhamma course.
Questions on: What is Buddhism? Basic Buddhist Concepts, The Buddhist Scriptures, About Monks and Nuns, Rebirth, Vegetarianism, Becoming a Buddhist, Buddhism and the God-idea, and many more are answered by Ven. Dhammika.
  • Matreceta's Hymn to the Buddha published by BPS, Sri Lanka
A translation of 1st Century Buddhist devotional literature.
  • Buddha Vacana published by BDMS
Daily readings from the sacred literature of Buddhism
  • Navel of the Earth published by BDMS
An account of the history and legends surrounding Bodh Gaya, the most sacred of the Buddhist sites.
  • Buddha and His Disciples published by BPS, Sri Lanka (Also available as a BuddhaNet eBook)
Discover what the Buddha was like through his interactions with his contemporaries.
  • Middle Land Middle Way published by BPS, Sri Lanka
A comprehensive guidebook to the Buddha's India.
  • The Edicts of King Asoka published by BPS, Sri Lanka
  • Essays published by BDMS
  • Encounters with Buddhism published by Graham Brash Pte Ltd, Singapore
Essays by people from both East and West, telling of their conversion to Buddhism.
  • Sayings of the Buddha published by Graham Brash Pte Ltd, Singapore
Selected saying from the Pali Tipitaka.
  • Rahula Leads the Way published by BDMS (Also available as a BuddhaNet eBook)
A book for children with delightful full-colour illustrations - co-authored and illustrated by Susan Harmer.
  • The Buddha and His Friends published by Marshal Cavendish Pte Ltd Singapore
The life of the Buddha and related stories in full-colour cartoon format, co-authored and illustrated by Susan Harmer.
  • Gemstones of the Good Dhamma published by BPS, Sri Lanka
  • The Words of the Buddha published by BDMS
  • Stories the Buddha Told published by Marshal Cavendish Pte Ltd Singapore
  • The Buddha and his Disciples published by Marshal Cavendish Pte Ltd Singapore
  • How to Protect Yourself from Cults published by BDMS
  • Yellow Robe Red Flag published by BDMS
  • Stories from Buddhist Lands published by Marshal Cavendish Pte Ltd Singapore
  • The Broken Buddha published by BDMS
  • Sacred Island published by BPS, Sri Lanka
  • A Guide to Buddhism A to Z published by BDMS
  • A Guide to Bodh Gaya published by Maha Bodhi Society, India
  • Mt. Kailash: A Pilgrim's Companion published by BDMS
  • To Eat or Not to Eat Meat published by BDMS
  • A Pilgrim's Guide to Borobudur published by Karaniya, Indonesia
  • Vejjavatapada: The Buddhist Physician's Vow published by BDMS
  • Nature and the Environment in Early Buddhism published by BDMS

See also

External links and websites Ven. Dhammika maintains