YMBA

Publisher info

The Young Men's Buddhist Association (YMBA), together with the Sutra Translation Committee of the US and Canada, were founded by Venerable Master Lok To in 1974. The name YMBA was adopted as a parallel to the Young Men's Christian Association and carries no gender connotation. The organization occupies several town houses in the Bronx. Under the guidance of Master Lok To, it provides a focal point for people to study and practice the Dharma. If you are interested in YMBA, please send an e-mail to ymba@ymba.org.

The main function of the Sutra Translation Committee is to translate classical Chinese Buddhism works, so that the Buddhadharma may take root in English-speaking areas. To date, the Committee has published about thirty books which are distributed without charge to the community.

Where to find YMBA online


Where to buy in print


Publisher of



Thus Have I Heard -- Buddhist Parables and Stories
By
Price: Free! Words: 44,100. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Buddhism has always been fond of parables and many of these were used by the Buddha himself. He taught by parables, "for men of good understanding will readily enough catch the meaning of what is taught under the shape of a parable."
Brahma Net Sutra
By
Price: Free! Words: 35,010. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
After the passing of the historical Buddha more than 2500 years ago, His teachings were codified in theTripitaka, or three "baskets": sutras, commentaries and precepts. The Brahma Net Sutra is part of both the basket of sutras and the basket of precepts, and contains the Bodhisattvaprecepts, the highest moral code in Mahayana.
A Composition Urging The Generation Of The Bodhi Mind
By
Price: Free! Words: 8,850. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
"Everything returns to Oneness at the source, but there are many expedient methods that lead us there." This is a very popular saying in Buddhism. However, even though three are many expedient methods, we must really practice with diligence; otherwise, we are left with only many expedient methods having no particular benefit for anyone -- i.e., with nothing at all.
The Dharma of Mind Transmission
By
Price: Free! Words: 15,970. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Mind is Buddha; Buddha is the Mind. All sentient beings and all Buddhas have the same Mind, which is without boundaries and void, without name and form and is immeasurable.
Practice and Attain Sudden Enlightenment
By
Price: Free! Words: 15,560. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Ch'an Master Ch'an Yuan, out of great compassion, wrote his work Practice and Attain Sudden Enlightenment, using the dialogue format between a monk-student and his master to develop concepts about the nature of the Absolute, Original Mind, Enlightenment, practice, etc., assuming that future student of the Dharma would surely benefit from this design.
The Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra
By
Price: Free! Words: 25,900. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Prajna Paramita Hrdaya Sutra is the core of The Mahaprajna Paramita Sutra in six hundred scrolls. Its teaching is the teaching of supramundane Voidness as the only true existence, the true Void being mysteriously concealed in the existing. Therefore, one might say the substance of this sutra is the Voidness of all dharmas; and non-obtaining is the purpose.
Buddhism of Wisdom & Faith: Pure Land Principles and Practice
By
Price: Free! Words: 93,880. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
This Pure Land treatise is, to our knowledge, the first and only compendium of Pure land teaching and thought currently available in a Western language. In the tradition of the Avatamsaka Sutra, the author sometimes shifts from one plane of meaning to another, at times down-to-earth, at times metaphysical, so as to reach readers at every level and to sever attachment to his very words.
Pure Land of the Patriarchs
By
Price: Free! Words: 17,670. Language: American English. Published: April 13, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Pure Land is Zen, Zen is Pure Land. In the past, all Buddhas throughout the Ten Directions relied on these two methods to practice and attain Buddhahood. All Buddhas in the present are likewise dependent on them to practice and attain Buddhahood. The same is true for all Buddhas in the future.
The Fundamentals of Meditation Practice
By
Price: Free! Words: 16,930. Language: American English. Published: April 3, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
In the Buddhist tradition, meditation is used to defuse the source of all the trouble-the illusion of self and other. In Ch'an (or Zen), the aim is to overcome thought and defilement. Having done this, and with thoughts no longer stirring, the real substance of mind becomes evident. Without thoughts and without the illusion of self and other, greed, anger and hatred have no place to arise.
Entering the Tao of Sudden Enlightenment
By
Price: Free! Words: 24,930. Language: American English. Published: April 1, 2013 by YMBA. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
I will be a good doctor for the sick and suffering. I will lead those who have lost their way to the right road. I will be a bright light for those in the dark night, and cause the poor and destitute to uncover hidden treasures. The Bodhisattva impartially benefits all living beings in this manner. The Vows of Samantabhadra


YMBA’s tag cloud

ymba