Home | Title List | About | Contact | What's New? | FAQ | Dharma Jewels (Free Ebooks!) | Donate?

The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime

(Click for larger image)

The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime
By Shramana Zhiyi (Chih-i)
- (538-597 ce)

This classic, also by Master Zhiyi, serves as an ideal companion volume to The Essentials of Buddhist Meditation. It explains the six practices crucial to success in traditional Indian Buddhist breath (anapana) and calming-and-insight (samatha-vipasyana) meditation.

Correctly implemented, these six "gates" lead the practitioner to realize the third of the four truths (cessation), of which the "sublimity" referenced in the title is one of the four canonically-described practice aspects.

Translation by Bhikshu Dharmamitra. Includes facing-page source text in both traditional and simplified scripts.
(See the "Book Excerpt" links below for a more complete description of the contents.)

160 pages, paper, 6" x 9"

ISBN: 978-1-935413-01-1

Preview the Book via PDF Excerpts:   
Contents, Outline, Introduction; Zhiyi's Preface & the First Two Chapters

Purchase the book:

From Amazon.com : (Click here to go to this book's page on Amazon.com.)

From Barnes & Noble.com : (Click here to go to this book's page on Barnes and Noble.com.)

Or consider making a little merit by making a small donation & then download the (Free!) comment-enabled pdf ebook:

If you like, make a small donation ($5?, $10?) by clicking this "Donate" button and choosing Paypal's "Other Amount"* option. Then download the (Free!) pdf ebook By Clicking Here.

 *Paypal's "Other Amount" option allows you to choose:

  a) KDA Support; b) Book-Set Donation Support; or c) Monastic Support.