Download a FREE copy of Day Hikes in Ontario Vol. 2

- A perfect companion to Day Hikes in Ontario, Vol. I and  The Family Camping Guide

ISBN E-Book: 978-0-9953161-4-0  View, print or download for FREE  (This is a big file containing maps and colour photos, so we recommend a high-speed internet connection)

  • 20 new hikes and hiking areas are introduced from Hardy Lake Provincial Park in the North to the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area in the east to Dundas Valley and the Dofasco 2000 Trail to the south

  • We’ve included an expanded first aid section with the addition of diagnosing and treating; heatstroke, dehydration, sprained ankles and more

  • Greater detail around navigation and trail ratings.  Maps have been enlarged, improved and marked with elevation and GPS coordinates

  • Any hiking in an area as populated as south and central Ontario calls for caution around drinking groundwater and for this reason we’ve included a new section on how to treat water for drinking

  • As our urban environment expands further into wild territory, we may well come into contact with more wild animals, so we’ve expanded the section on managing bear and coyote encounters

  • How to get to the great outdoors can be a hassle, not to mention expensive, so we’ve included a section on transportation alternatives.

                                                          

Hiking, trail, nature, man hiking

Download a FREE copy of Day Hikes in Ontario Vol. 1 

Drawn from years of hiking throughout Ontario, Ed has put together a dozen of his favourite hikes within a two-hour drive of Toronto.  The book includes;

Detailed hike directions • Trail etiquette • How to get there, where to park * Site facilities • Notes on the history and local attractions • Maps • Dozens of full-colour photos of the hikes and surrounding area  • Photography tips • First aid concerns • How to avoid and treat insect bites •How to avoid and manage bears

E-Book ISBN: 978-0-9698297-8-2  You can view, print or download the book for free,  It's a big file, so we recommend a high-speed internet connection. 

Download a FREE copy of our chapbook, The Life of Milarepa.

A tale of betrayal, hatred and revenge.  A family is betrayed by the clan, then left in a life of despair and poverty.  The matriarch sets her son the task of taking revenge on the clan and the townspeople through dark magic.  How far must a man fall, before he can see no way but up?

E-Book ISBN 978-0-9698297-7-5

Download a FREE copy of our chapbook, Life of The Buddha.

A riches to rags story.  He marries his cousin at the age of sixteen.  Abandons her and his son so he can wander the countryside of India and Nepal searching for an end to human suffering.  Aggravates his brother-in-law who then tries to assassinate him, not just once, but three times!  He calms an intoxicated, rampaging elephant, ordains his aunt as the first Buddhist nun, and, despite his best efforts, is hated by a good many people through his lifetime.  This is the Life of The Buddha, told in 2,500 words.

E-Book ISBN 978-0-9698297-7-5

Book by Edward Horner, Consequences in Buddhism

Download a FREE copy of our chapbook, Consequences in Buddhism.

A chapbook that discusses the consequences of our thoughts, words and actions, from the perspective of a practising Buddhist.  Our thoughts, words and actions have consequences for ourselves and others.  When we deeply understand this, we can fully explore our lives and see how we came to be where we are.   E-Book ISBN  978-0-9698297-4-4

Certainty is a bubble we travel around in all day long, every day, day in and day out.  We generate our own reality distortion field and it reaches out to include everything we see, feel, smell, taste, hear or think.   It’s insidious, creeping into every corner of our lives, affecting not only ourselves but those around us.  Certainty in Buddhism is a chapbook that looks as how we can identify our mental sticking points and free ourselves up for more inclusive and expansive thinking.

E-Book ISBN  978-0-9698297-2-0

Download a FREE copy of our chapbook, Ceertainty in Buddhism.

Download a FREE copy of Four Places of Buddhist Pilgrimage in India

by Bro. Chan Khoon San, Malaysia 2009.  50+ full-colour photos that depict the various locations throughout India which have significance to Buddhists either from a religious or historical perspective.  Captions and explanations accompany photos.  This article is written for free distribution as a Gift of Dhamma (Dhammadana) and no permission is required for its circulation. For more information contact: bro.chan@streamyx.com

Download a FREE copy of Jack Kornfield's Eightfold Path for the Householder

This text is a transcript of teachings given by Jack Kornfeld on the Eightfold Path. These teachings are aimed at the householder. Each part of the Eightfold Path is explained in a separate chapter. The tone of the teaching is contemporary and non-technical. The universality and relevance of the Buddha's teaching are illustrated by numerous quotations from more recent luminaries. There are also some useful exercises which enable the reader to experience the truth of these teachings.

Download a FREE copy of David Smith's Dharma Mind - Worldly Mind

The first part of the book tells us what we need to put in place for complete Dharma practice - the Eightfold Path, going for refuge, and the Bodhisattva spirit. In the second half the book shows us how to turn those requisites into a genuine living practice that embraces the whole of our life thus surely leading to the profound transformation that we all desire.

Download a FREE copy of 'Ananda' by the Ven. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero 

Ananda, constant companion, confidant and first cousin to Siddharth Gautama - The Buddha.  Two immortal personalities dominate the totality of the Buddha's transcendental journey.  They are the Enlightened Buddha Himself and the Ven. Ananda the timeless repository of the Buddha's whom and teachings.  But Ananda himself displayed a deep intellectuality and a profound grasp of philosophical concepts.

Download a FREE copy of 'The Heart Sutra' – a NEW translation

In 2014, Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) completed a profound and beautiful new English translation of the Heart Sutra, one of the most important sutras in Mahayana Buddhism.  This new English translation is based on the new Vietnamese translation that Thay began working on at the European Institute of Applied Buddhism in Germany.

Buddhist Project Sunshine - Phase 2 - Final Report - Andrea M. Winn, MEd, MCS

A 3-month Initiative To Bring Healing Light To Sexualized Violence At The Core Of The Shambhala Buddhist Community - Released June 28, 2018.  "This project was started out of compassion. Something has gone tragically wrong in the Shambhala community. We appear to have allowed abuse within our community for nearly four decades, and it is time to take practical steps to end it."

Download a FREE transcript of The Heart Sutra - Dharma lectures, for English speaking practitioners, at Wonderful Cause Zen Convent by Dharma Master Thuần Bạch. Translation provided by Tues An.  Edited by Fran May.

Download a FREE copy of Teaching of The Buddha.  This book is valuable because it contains the essence of the Buddha’s teachings as recorded in over five thousand volumes. These teachings have been preserved and handed down for more than twenty-five hundred years extending beyond borders and racial barriers of the world. The words of Buddha contained in this book touch on all aspects of human life and bring meaning to it.