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- A Chanting Guide: Pali Passages with English Translations,
by The Dhammayut Order in the United States of America (1998; multi-part HTML book; 350k/180pp.)
The complete text, in both Pali and English, of the chants used by laypeople and monastics alike at Buddhist monasteries of the Thai forest tradition (Dhammayut sect). This extensive collection includes: a guide to pronunciation; the daily (morning and evening) devotional chants; reflections; blessings; verses and discourses from the Pali canon (usually chanted on special occasions); the standard Pali formulas for requesting precepts, blessings, and forgiveness from the Sangha, and those that accompany the offering of gifts to the Sangha; and much more.
- Uposatha Sila:The Eight-Precept Observance,
by Ñanavara Thera (Somdet Phra Buddhaghosacariya) (1992; 53k/17pp.)
Questions and answers concerning the observance of Uposatha days -- special days for laypeople and monastics alike that follow a lunar calendar and call for renewed commitment to Dhamma practice. [See also this year's calendar of Uposatha days.]
Revised: 10 November 1999