Introductory resources

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Introductory resources

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Greetings,

Some useful resources for those interested in learning more about Theravada Buddhism...


Good Question Good Answer - Ven S. Dhammika
http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/qanda.htm

An excellent simple introduction on Buddhist concepts.


Access To Insight
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/

A large selection of Buddhist scriptures, study guides, articles and Dhamma talks.


Google Saffron
http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=00545 ... cbjbznmwso

Search engine referencing 100+ Theravada related sites on the Internet


Buddhanet
http://www.buddhanet.net/

Large e-Library, guided meditation MP3s, World Buddhist Directory (find a monestary near you!).


Dhamma Talks (website)
http://www.dhammatalks.net/

An extensive collection of transcripts of Dhamma talks from a range of modern Theravadin bhikkhus, in a range of languages.


Mettanet Tipitaka
http://www.mettanet.org/tipitaka/

Another excellent source of suttas, often with multiple translations for comparative purposes.


If anyone else has any useful resources to share with those new to Theravada Buddhism, please do not hesitate to append them to this list.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Introductory resources

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Hi Retro

A couple of resources that I recommend to those interested in the Theravada:

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Can't forget physical books:
"In the Buddha's Words" by Bhikkhu Bodhi
http://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=14640
"Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond" by Ajahn Brahm
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.ph ... 37#p296291
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Buddhasasana - http://www.buddhanet.net/budsas/ebud/ebidx.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Trail of the Buddha's Path - http://www.buddhistpilgrimage.info/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Buddhadasa Bhikkhu Handbook for Mankind http://www.buddhanet.net/budasa.htm

Mindfulness in Plain English http://www.vipassana.com/meditation/min ... nglish.php

Works of Phra Prayudh A. Payutto http://www.buddhanet.net/cmdsg/payutto.htm

Good, Evil and Beyond: Kamma in the Buddha's Teaching http://www.buddhanet.net/cmdsg/kamma.htm

Dependent Origination: The Buddhist Law of Conditionality http://www.buddhanet.net/cmdsg/coarise.htm

Sammasati: An Exposition of Right Mindfulness http://www.buddhanet.net/cmdsg/s-sati1.htm

emptyuniverse http://www.empty-universe.com/empty_world.htm

Ajahn Sumedho: The Way It Is http://www.amaravati.org/abm/english/do ... index.html
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There are also lots of articles put out by the Buddhist Publication Society (BPS). They come in 2 "flavours":

There is the "Wheel" series of publications: http://www.bps.lk/onlinelibrary_wheels.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And there is the "Bodhi Leaves" series: http://www.bps.lk/onlinelibrary_bodhileaves.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you poke around, you can find lots of excellent stuff.

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Being Nobody, Going Nowhere, Revised: Meditations on the Buddhist Path by Ayya Khema
http://www.amazon.com/Being-Nobody-Goin ... 325&sr=8-1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Who is My Self?: A Guide to Buddhist Meditation by Ayya Khema
http://www.amazon.com/Who-My-Self-Buddh ... gy_b_img_b" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Mindfulness in Plain English, Updated and Expanded Edition by Bhante H. Gunaratana
http://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Plain ... pd_sim_b_6" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha's Path by Henepola Gunaratana
http://www.amazon.com/Eight-Mindful-Ste ... gy_b_img_b" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada by Walpola Rahula
http://www.amazon.com/What-Buddha-Taugh ... pd_sim_b_5" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Mindfulness With Breathing : A Manual for Serious Beginners by Ajahn Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
http://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Breat ... d_sim_b_35" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree: The Buddha's Teaching on Voidness by Ajahn Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
http://www.amazon.com/Heartwood-Bodhi-T ... pd_sim_b_3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Food for the Heart: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah by Ajahn Chah
http://www.amazon.com/Food-Heart-Collec ... pd_sim_b_2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away: Teachings on Impermanence and the End of Suffering
http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Arises ... gy_b_img_b" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, 2nd Edition by U. Silananda
http://www.amazon.com/Four-Foundations- ... 216&sr=8-1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Focused and Fearless: A Meditator's Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity by Shaila Catherine
http://www.amazon.com/Focused-Fearless- ... d_sim_b_58" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity: At Home, At Work, In the World by Bhikkhu Rahula
http://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Teachings ... d_sim_b_25" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization by Analayo
http://www.amazon.com/Satipatthana-Dire ... d_sim_b_34" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Life of the Buddha : According to the Pali Canon by Bhikkhu Nanamoli
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Buddha-Accor ... pd_sim_b_2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

In the Buddha's Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon by Bhikkhu Bodhi
http://www.amazon.com/Buddhas-Words-Ant ... gy_b_img_b" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Dhammapada: A New Translation of the Buddhist Classic with Annotations by Gil Fronsdal
http://www.amazon.com/Dhammapada-Transl ... gy_b_img_b" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Heart of Buddhist Meditation: Satipatthna : A Handbook of Mental Training Based on the Buddha's Way of Mindfulness, With an Anthology of Relevant Texts Translated from the Pali by Nyanaponika
http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Buddhist-Me ... d_sim_b_32" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation by Larry Rosenberg
http://www.amazon.com/Breath-Liberating ... pd_sim_b_3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


:namaste:
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.

- Upasaka Kee Nanayon
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http://www.aimwell.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.pariyatti.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; For books etc.
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Some study guides with sutta compilations on various subjects:

The 4 Noble Truths: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/truths.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Eightfold Path: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... toend.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Kamma: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/kamma.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Stream Entry: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/stream.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Brahma-vihara: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el006.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

10 perfections: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/stud ... tions.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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I was given these two books upon my first visit to the local Wat here in town.

Refuge: An Introduction to the Buddha, Dhamma, & Sangha by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... efuge.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Merit: A Study Guide prepared by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/merit.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:namaste:
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.

- Upasaka Kee Nanayon
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Have not looked closely, but this has a lot of Dhamma talks:

http://www.dharmaseed.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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*smacks self on head repeatedly for not seeing this thread before*
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Greetings,
retrofuturist wrote: Mettanet Tipitaka
http://www.mettanet.org/tipitaka/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
A new location is http://awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitaka/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Dhamma droplets by a well known Lay Dhamma Speaker in Singapore & Malaysia, Dr Wong Yin Onn.

http://dhammadrops.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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How about trying TY Lees site http://www.justbegood.net there are loads of downloads and resourses and free Bhuddist litriature and bookmarks etc. :buddha1:
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