Insight Community of Southern Maine

  An unaffiliated, secular-leaning community devoted to the study & practice of core Buddhist teachings

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Analayo. (2007). Satipatthana. Birmingham, England: Windhorse Publications.

Bhikku Bodhi. (1994). The Noble Eightfold Path. WA: Buddhist Publication Society, Parayatti Publishing.

Bhikkhu Namamoli & Bhikkhu Bodhi, trans.(1995). The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha. Boston: Wisdom Publications. 

Bhikkhu Sucitto. (2010). Turning the Wheel of Truth: Commentary on the Buddha's First Teaching. Boston:  Shambhala Publications, Inc.

Bhikku Thanissaro. (2008). The Paradox of Becoming. Self-published.

Gunaratana, B.H. (2001). Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness. Boston: Wisdom Publications. 

Gunaratana, B.H. (2002). Mindfulness in Plain English. Boston: Wisdom Publications. 

Kornfield, J. (2008). The Wise Heart. NY: Bantam Books.

Loy, D.R. (2010). The World is Made of Stories. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Moffitt, P. (2008). Dancing with Life. NY: Rodale, Inc. 
Olendzki, A. and Ambrosia, G.T.(2008). Integrated Study and Practice Program Sourcebook. Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. (unpublished)

Olendzki, A. (2010). Unlimiting Mind. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Smith, R. (2010). Stepping Out of Self-deception. Boston & London: Shambhala Publications.

Internet resources:  (Resource for commentaries and translation of Pali texts)  (Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, MA )  (Insight Meditation Society, Barre MA) (Dharmagiri Hermitage, South Africa-- Teachers:  Thanissara & Kittisaro)  (Resource for Dhamma talks by Vipassana meditation teachers) 

Saturday study materials:  2014

  • Additional readings from Access to Insight which reference sutras (teachings) from the Pali Canon: Section III of the study guide on Kamma  

  • The Four Sublime States Contemplations on Love, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity:  Nyanaponika Thera (Section IV is specifically about equanimity)   from: Access to Insight 

March ​


  • The Five Hindrancesessays by Gil Fronsdal
  • There are 7 essays included in the attachment and a "Practices", "Reflections" and "Quotes" section related to the Five Hindrances found on the Insight Meditation Center website:

November 2014- July 2015
  • Unlimiting Mind: the Radically Experiential Psychology of Buddhism
          by Andrew Olendzki.  Wisdom Publication, 2010.

October 2015- Present
  • Short selections from IN THE BUDDHA'S WORDS: An Anthology of Discourses
          from the Pali Canon (Bhikku Bodhi)