Introductory resources

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Re: Introductory resources

Post by 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

Post by PeterHarvey » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:17 pm

nevinkamath wrote:Welcome all, I'm closely reviewing Peter Harvey's textbook, "An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History, and Practices" (2nd Ed.) 2013 Cambridge University Press
I will be interested to see what you make of it. :-)

Incidentally, if anyone wants free downloads of some of my papers on Buddhism, see:
http://sunderland.academia.edu/PeterHarvey

Also:

1995. ‘Criteria for Judging the Unwholesomeness of Actions in the Texts of Theravada Buddhism’, internet Journal of Buddhist Ethics, Vol.2, 140–51: http://blogs.dickinson.edu/buddhistethi ... ddhism.pdf

1999. ‘Vinaya Principles for Assigning Degrees of Culpability’, internet Journal of Buddhist Ethics, Vol.6, pp.271–91: http://blogs.dickinson.edu/buddhistethi ... vey991.pdf

2007. ‘Avoiding Unintended Harm to the Environment and the Buddhist Ethic of Intention’, Journal of Buddhist Ethics, Vol.14, pp.1–34: http://blogs.dickinson.edu/buddhistethi ... ticle1.pdf

2007, ‘“Freedom of the Will” in the Light of Theravāda Buddhist Teachings’, Journal of Buddhist Ethics, Vol.14, pp.35–98: http://blogs.dickinson.edu/buddhistethi ... ticle1.pdf

2013. ‘Buddhist Reflections on “Consumer” and “Consumerism”’, Journal of Buddhist Ethics, Special 20th Anniversary Issue, Vol. 20: 334–256:
http://blogs.dickinson.edu/buddhistethi ... final1.pdf

‘Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: The Discourse on the Setting in Motion of the Wheel (of Vision) of the Basic Pattern: the Four Realities of the Noble One(s)’, translation, with notes, on Access to Insight Website, at: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .harv.html

Peter Harvey
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Re: Introductory resources

Post by indianromeo » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:55 pm

PeterHarvey wrote:
I will be interested to see what you make of it. :-)
It's dense in the best way I can possibly use that adjective, Peter. Hahah. Thank you once again. Looking forward to connecting about the upcoming course, I've mentioned it to friends and such. If I can help you happy to contribute a little time.

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Re: Introductory resources

Post by 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/buddh ... gsurw6.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/

aa) Listen to the ten lecture series by Bhikkhu Bodhi
http://bodhimonastery.org/the-buddhas-t ... it-is.html

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:
viewtopic.php?f=25&t=19951

Then read Sutta Central. Start from Majjhima Nikaya. https://suttacentral.net/mn
or Listen to the Sutta:
http://audtip.dx.am/tipitaka/mn/mn-eng.html

f) Last but not least practice what you learn.
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Re: Introductory resources

Post by 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.

http://www.urbandharma.org/pdf/wordofbuddha.pdf
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Re: Introductory resources

Post by 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

Post by pulga » Sun May 07, 2017 3:40 am

Will wrote: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.

http://www.urbandharma.org/pdf/wordofbuddha.pdf
It's now out of print, but the Buddhist Publication Society had published the Pali passages that corresponded with Ven. Nyanatiloka's translations. There were a few editorial errors, but if these were corrected and the texts put online the two books together would make an excellent Pali reader.

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Re: Introductory resources

Post by Will » Sun May 07, 2017 1:34 pm

This other title of his is good too:

https://store.pariyatti.org/Buddhas-Pat ... _2561.html

Pariyatti site also has The Word of Buddha in print.
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Re: Introductory resources

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

The Demise of Wisdom Books UK

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 this old thread on our sister site. I contacted Wisdom Publications in the US, and they directed me to Publishers Group UK 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

Post by CedarTree » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:56 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:The Demise of Wisdom Books UK

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 this old thread on our sister site. I contacted Wisdom Publications in the US, and they directed me to Publishers Group UK who seem to sell only a few titles like: In the Buddha's Words, Mindfulness in Plain English, and A Manual of Insight.
Check out Bhikkhu Pesala material, he is being modest great resource ;)


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Re: Introductory resources

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:27 am

CedarTree wrote:Check out Bhikkhu Pesala material, he is being modest great resource ;)
Thanks, but Will already quoted my website above, and links appear in my signature in every post. The Books page is probably the best place to start if you're looking for sources.
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Re: Introductory resources

Post by spiritual555 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:24 pm

palicanon.org

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Re: Introductory resources

Post by JiWe2 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:04 am

The Life and Teachings of the Buddha, According to the oldest texts, Compiled from various sources by Allan R. Bomhard (2015)
"This work started out as a revision of the 4th edition (1988) of The Buddha and
His Teachings by Nārada Mahāthera (1898—1983). However, so many changes have
been made and so much new material has been added that it has virtually become a new
book. Indeed, it has more than doubled in size from the original."
https://archive.org/details/AComprehens ... fTheBuddha

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Re: Introductory resources

Post by Will » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:44 pm

JiWe2 wrote:The Life and Teachings of the Buddha, According to the oldest texts, Compiled from various sources by Allan R. Bomhard (2015)
"This work started out as a revision of the 4th edition (1988) of The Buddha and
His Teachings by Nārada Mahāthera (1898—1983). However, so many changes have
been made and so much new material has been added that it has virtually become a new
book. Indeed, it has more than doubled in size from the original."
https://archive.org/details/AComprehens ... fTheBuddha
Narada's classic book is a favorite of mine, so I did download the PDF of this revision & expansion. Will see how it compares... to buy another fat book or not? Turns out only the PDF is available, as a note at the beginning says:
The Charleston Buddhist Fellowship edition of this work is intended exclusively for use
in private study and is not intended for publication or resale. It is printed for free
distribution and may be copied or reprinted for free distribution, in total or in part,
without written permission.
After a cursory look it appears the expansion is mainly that; Narada's notes and text are only slightly revised if at all. But many other notes and text are added for the benefit of the reader.
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Re: Introductory resources

Post by VipassanaSwede » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:27 am

What a great thread!


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