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Azzariah
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New Journey In Buddhism

Post by Azzariah » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:12 am

I am very new to Buddhism. There are three Tibetan Buddhist Centres within half hour drive of my home, but I am interested in the Theravada Tradition. Any suggestion on where to start would be grateful. Any websites etc where I can find information and learn from would be most helpful. :twothumbsup:
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Re: New Journey In Buddhism

Post by paul » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:50 am

Welcome to DW. For books, study this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=30592

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Re: New Journey In Buddhism

Post by bodom » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:56 pm

Welcome!

:namaste:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: New Journey In Buddhism

Post by Sam Vara » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:32 pm

Welcome! You might also want to look at this site:

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/theravada.html

From there, you can follow links and find all sorts of good material.

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Re: New Journey In Buddhism

Post by DNS » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:48 pm

Welcome to DW!

Theravadin Resource Guide:
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3012

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Re: New Journey In Buddhism

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:05 am

Greetings,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha1:

Metta,
Paul. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: New Journey In Buddhism

Post by SarathW » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:31 am

:hello:

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
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: New Journey In Buddhism

Post by Dharmasherab » Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:19 am

Welcome Azzariah!

These books are good places to start -

The Buddha, His Life and Teachings by Piyadassi Bhikkhu
What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula
What Buddhists Believe by K Sri Dhammananda
Buddha and His Teachings by Narada Thera

Some Theravada websites which have resources on Theravada

5000 Years
A Handful of Leaves
Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery
Abhidhamma.com
Access to Insight
Ajahn Chah
Amaravati
Association for Insight Meditation
The Buddhist Library
Buddhist Maha Vihara Malaysia
Buddhist Missionary Society of Malaysia
Buddhist Publication Society
Buddhist Society of Western Australia
BukuDharma.com
Cakkavala
Dhamma Aid
Dhamma Download
Dhamma Home
Dhamma Moon
Dhamma Mum
Dhamma Talks.net
Dhamma Talks.org
Dhamma.com
DhammikaWeb
Dharmafarers
Forest Dhamma Books
Forest Hermitage
Forest Sangha Publications
Just Be Good
Luangta
Maha Rahathun Wadimaga Osse - On the Trail of Arahant
Meetirigala Nissarana Monastery
Na Uyana Aranya
Nissarana Noble Sharing
Noble Path.info
Pali Text Society
Pali Canon Online
Pali Tipitaka
Pariyatti
Practical Abhidhamma
Aruna Ratanagiri
Ratanaram Buddhist Temple
Saddhamma Foundation
Samatha
Sati Center for Buddhist Studies
Sayalay Susila
Seeing through the Net
Sudassana
Sutta Central
Suttapitaka.org
Tusita Hermitage
Vipassana Dhura Meditation Society
Vipassana Fellowship
Vipassana Meditation
Vipassana Research Institute
Audio Dharma
Dharma Thai
Theravadin
Vipassanasangha
Yellow Robe
Dharma Seed
Sutta Readings

Some Buddhist websites which also include resources on Theravada Buddhism

A Buddhist Library
Ancient Buddhist Texts
Bodhi Monastery
Buddha Sasana
Buddha Sutra
BuddhaNet
Buddhist eLibrary
Buddhist Global Relief
Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation
DharmaNet
Numata Center for Buddhist Studies
Sacred Texts: Buddhism
Urban Dharma
Wikipedia Portal Buddhism
Wisdom Publications

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Re: New Journey In Buddhism

Post by Aloka » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:11 am

Azzariah wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:12 am
I am very new to Buddhism. There are three Tibetan Buddhist Centres within half hour drive of my home, but I am interested in the Theravada Tradition. Any suggestion on where to start would be grateful. Any websites etc where I can find information and learn from would be most helpful.
Hello Azzariah :hello:

This brief outine of Buddhism might be helpful to begin with.

https://santacittarama.altervista.org/e_buddhism.htm

With kind wishes,

Aloka :anjali:

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