Introductory resources

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Re: Introductory resources

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Re: Introductory resources

Postby icyteru » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:21 pm

the most complete english tipitaka on the internet world.

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Re: Introductory resources

Postby pilgrim » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:55 am

Ven Dhammika's great introductory site on Buddhsim from A to Z
http://www.buddhisma2z.com/

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Re: Introductory resources

Postby Renlaenderin » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:09 pm

I found a lot of very useful lectures on Theravada Buddhism, the suttas, meditation practice and so on, by Bhikkhu Bodhi: http://www.sobhana.net/audio/english/bodhi/index.htm
They are all downloadable audio files of lectures that are fantastic ways of studying and reminding yourself of the different themes.

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Re: Introductory resources

Postby Olia » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:58 am

Great resources here, thank you all for sharing them!

Another I would like to to share is Ajahn Noah Yuttadhammo's YouTube channel:

Also the Pariyatti Learning Center offers free courses in beginning Pali:

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Re: Introductory resources

Postby dhamma_newb » Sun May 06, 2012 3:00 pm

A useful list for those discovering Theravada:

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Re: Introductory resources

Postby pilgrim » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:46 am

Inward Path has published a fine collection of books for Free Distribution, including some in Chinese.
http://www.inwardpath.org/ipp2u/catalog/

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Great internet site for free Dhamma Books!

Postby Rangdrol » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:28 pm

Hello to you all , dear Dhamma friends!

If you are looking for a great internet site to download Dhamma books, you may want to visit this site... there are literaly hundreds of titles , from well known teacher.

http://www.holybooks.com/category/buddhism/ :namaste:

I wish you all nice readings.

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Re: Introductory resources

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Re: Introductory resources

Postby indianromeo » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:13 pm

Welcome all, I'm closely reviewing Peter Harvey's textbook, "An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History, and Practices" (2nd Ed.) 2013 Cambridge University Press

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Re: Introductory resources

Postby SarathW » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:01 am

Abhidhamma in Practice.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el322.html

Link to Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma. Bikkhu Bodhi
https://store.pariyatti.org/Comprehensi ... _4362.html

Manual of Abhidhamma by Narada:

http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/abhidhamma.pdf


This is my standard recommendation for beginners:
a)Read Buddhism course. (Take about 12 hours to read and give you a good idea about the teaching)
http://www.urbandharma.org/pdf/PDF_BuddhismCourse/

b)Print a copy of this Dhamma Chart and refer to it while studying Buddhism.
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=16785

c) Read Buddha’s Teaching by Narada. Start from chapter 15.
http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/buddh ... gsurw6.pdf

d) While you reading texts please listen to the following Dhamma Talk by Joseph Goldstein.
http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/96/talk/6162/
e) Start reading Sutta.
Good starting point would be to read Bikkhu Bodhi’s “In the Buddha’s Word”
Link to the summary:
https://discourse.suttacentral.net/t/in ... ic_id=6185
Then read Sutta Central. Start from Majjhima Nikaya. https://suttacentral.net/mn
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Re: Introductory resources

Postby Will » Sat May 06, 2017 11:50 pm

I probably missed it on this thread, but this small compilation, first done into English in 1907 is still a worthy introduction to the Four Truths & Eightfold Path.

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Introductory resources

Postby mikenz66 » Sun May 07, 2017 2:30 am

Thanks Will, Ven Nyanatiloka was a real pioneer, and you can see echoes of "THE WORD OF THE BUDDHA, An Outline of the teaching of the Buddha in the words of the Pali canon" in many later collections.

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Re: Introductory resources

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Re: Introductory resources

Postby Will » Sun May 07, 2017 1:34 pm

This other title of his is good too:



Pariyatti site also has The Word of Buddha in print.
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Introductory resources

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:48 pm



Since their website has been down for months, I assumed it was just being rebuilt, but the company has closed down since last August.

Today, I decided to go to Stanley Road after my almsround to see what had happened to it, and found that the premises are available for let.

An Internet search found on our sister site. I contacted Wisdom Publications in the US, and they directed me to who seem to sell only a few titles like: In the Buddha's Words, Mindfulness in Plain English, and A Manual of Insight.
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Re: Introductory resources

Postby CedarTree » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:56 pm

Don't hold out on practice!

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