Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree

The Buddha’s Teachings on Voidness
Foreword by
Donald Swearer and Jack Kornfield

“A remarkable and beautiful book that captures the spacious and profound teachings of the Thai Forest Tradition.”—Inquiring Mind

Paperback
184 pages, 6x9 inches
$16.95
ISBN 9781614291527

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ISBN 9780861718689
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Clear and simple teachings on voidness and living an ethical life.

In Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree, Buddhadasa Bhikkhu presents in simple language the philosophy of voidness, or sunnata, that lies at the heart of the Buddhism. By carefully tying voidness to ethical discipline, Buddhadasa provides us clear and open grounds to reflect on the place of the philosophy in our lives. With his ecumenical, stimulating, and enthusiastically engaged approach to reading the Buddha's teaching in full flourish, Ajahn Buddhadasa transforms the jungle of philosophy into a glade as inviting as the one in which he famously taught.