English Publications Regarding Venerable Yinshun’s Works


On this page you will be able to find the official English publications regarding Venerable Yinshun’s works. Some are available for free download, while some are available in hardcopy and can be purchased for a minimal fee to cover some of the printing and postage costs.

These works are all distributed by the Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation. At times some works are also accessible from other distributors in North America and Australia. These are indicated in the information related to each book.

How to Universally Apply Buddhism in Daily Life
福慧隨身書No.005: 道在平常日用中

Date of Issue: August, 2020

An important reflection on what it means to learn and practice Buddhism. Important foundational concepts are explained, such as understanding/wisdom, right confidence and the crucial aspect of applying the Dharma in daily life.

Published by Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation.

Cultivating Confidence
福慧隨身書No.006: 信心及其修學

Date of Issue: August, 2020

An insightful explanation on the importance of confidence (faith) in the Buddha’s teachings, how to develop it and how to recognise blind faith.

Translated by Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation Translation Team.

Published by Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation.

Repenting for Karmic Hindrances
福慧隨身書No.012: 懺悔業障

Date of Issue: August, 2020

The Buddha’s teaching on dependent co-arising can also be witnessed in the evolution of Buddhist practices. Venerable Yinshun presents the development of the practices on repentance as adapts to changing situations across time and space.

Translated by Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation Translation Team.

Published by Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation.

The Development of the Bodhi Vow
福慧隨身書No.014: 菩提心的修習次第

Date of Issue: August, 2020

A valuable teaching on the role of the bodhi vow in the Mahāyāna practice. Venerable Yinshun goes into detail on the foundations of the bodhi vow and a step by step process to develop the bodhi vow. A must read for all who aspire to the bodhisattva practice.

Translated by Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation Translation Team.

Published by Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation.

Attaining No Physical Suffering from No Psychological Suffering: A Speech Given at the Losheng Sanatorium
福慧隨身書No.002: 從心不若做到身不苦

Date of Issue: January, 2020

Here we have a special teaching from Venerable Yinshun. Unlike the more technical and in depth works he is renowned for, this teaching reveals the importance of actually using the Dharma to bring tangible relief from suffering.

Translated by Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation Translation Team.

Published by Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation.

Synopsis on the Practice of Wisdom in Buddhism (Part 2)
慧學概說

Date of Issue: January, 2020

Part 2 contains the all-important practical issue of how to develop wisdom. It canvasses the object of insight meditation, the process of developing wisdom and the outcomes and marks of accomplishing wisdom.

Translated by Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation Translation Team.

Published by Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation.

Synopsis on the Practice of Wisdom in Buddhism (Part 1)
慧學概說

Date of Issue: March, 2019

In this particular teaching Venerable Yinshun investigates many aspects of wisdom as defined in Buddhism. In Part 1 the scope of this teaching includes a look at the comparative types of wisdom in different worldly religions and Buddhist practices, the many types of terms used to reflect the concept of wisdom, the characteristics of the ultimate wisdom in Mahāyāna Buddhism.

This work is a free distribution article and all are welcome to click on the download icon to get an electronic copy.

Translated by Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation Translation Team.

Published by Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation.

Introducing Venerable Yinshun to the West
介紹印順導師佛學思想至西方國家

Date of Issue: December, 2017

This interesting book is a series of lectures given in the USA by Venerable Changtzu. It provides clear explanations on Venerable Yinshun’s teachings, a valuable resource for the English world wanting to access Venerable Yinshun’s wisdom.

This is a free distribution book and all are welcome to contact one of the distributors closest to you for a copy or click on the download icon to get an electronic copy.

Published by Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation.

The Three Essentials for Learning the Buddha’s Teachings
學佛三要

Date of Issue: December, 2017

This is a short but important teaching on the Three Essentials of faith, compassion, and wisdom that make up the core of the Buddhist Mahāyāna practice.

This work is a free distribution article and all are welcome to click on the download icon to get an electronic copy.

Translated by Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation Translation Team.

Published by Yinshun Cultural & Educational Foundation.

An Investigation into Emptiness (Parts One & Two)
空之探究

Date of Issue: February 28, 2017

This insightful teaching by Venerable Yinshun is finally accessible to the English audience due to the efforts of translator Venerable Huifeng and the Noble Path Buddhist Education Fellowship of the USA.

This book is available for purchase at a cost of $300 NTD. Distribution rights in Taiwan reside with the publishing house, Zhengwen Publishers.

For those who are in Taiwan, if you would like to purchase a copy, please contact Zhengwen Publishers (https://www.yinshun.org.tw/publication/zw_agent.html).

It is also available on Amazon.com

Purchase price: $300 NTD / $10 USD

A Sixty-Year Spiritual Voyage on the Ocean of Dharma
遊心法海六十年

Date of Issue: January 31, 2009

An English translation of Venerable Yinshun’s work, A Sixty-Year Spiritual Voyage on the Ocean of Dharma, has been published by the Noble Path Buddhist Education Fellowship of the USA. This is a biography focusing on the causes and conditions guiding Venerable Yinshun to research, teach and publish the many Buddhist texts that he is respected for.

This book is available for purchase at a cost of $300 NTD. Distribution rights in Taiwan reside with the publishing house, Zhengwen Publishers.

For those who are in Taiwan, if you would like to purchase a copy, please contact Zhengwen Publishers (https://www.yinshun.org.tw/publication/zw_agent.html).

It is also available on Amazon.com

Purchase price: $300 NTD / $10 USD

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Australian distributor 澳洲流通處

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