Under the Bodhi Tree

Buddha’s Original Vision of Dependent Co-arising

A renowned Buddhist master digs into the idea of interdependency—the very core of the Buddha’s teachings.



224 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9781614292197

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Wed, 08/03/2016 - 13:18 -- Kestrel Slocombe

Under the Bodhi Tree takes us back to the principles at the heart of Buddha’s teachings—conditionality and dependent coarising. Buddhadasa Bhikkhu makes the case for dependent coarising as a natural law, and builds a compelling presentation of Buddhist philosophy, meditation, and practice from there on up. Basing himself squarely on the Buddha’s own words as preserved in the Pali Canon, he brings clarity and simplicity to what is typically a thorny philosophical knot. By returning dependent coarising to its central place in Buddhist theory and practice, Buddhadasa provides perspective on the Buddha’s own insights and awakening.

Under the Bodhi Tree is another excellent entry from one of the most renowned Buddhist thinkers of modern times. For students who wish to study further, a companion guide is available from liberationpark.org

Translated and edited by Santikaro.