Introductory resources

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Re: Introductory resources

Post by Ytrog » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:00 pm

As for videos I would add http://www.youtube.com/user/BuddhistSocietyWA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
It's the channel from the Bodhinyana Monastery in Perth and it contains a lot of dhamma talks from Ajahn Brahm as well as others.
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Recommending suttas and hundreds of links to a beginner?

Post by mettafuture » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:30 am

I've noticed when a beginner comes to this forum, they're often greeted with an overwhelming amount of material to look through. Maybe it would be better if we simplified our recommendations? Here's my attempt to simplify.

Introductory Material:
The Buddha's Teachings As It is [audio] by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi
Mindfulness in Plain English by Ven. Henepola Gunaratana

Intermediate Material:
In The Buddha's Words by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi
Practicing the Jhanas by Stephen Snyder and Tina Rasmussen

Advanced Material:
Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization by Ven. Analayo

Weblinks:
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Re: Introductory resources

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Post by Dmytro » Tue May 24, 2011 3:46 am

A collection of introductory resources in the Sadhu! directory:

http://dhamma.ru/sadhu/directory?catid=7" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Introductory resources

Post by BobbyC » Tue May 24, 2011 5:27 pm

Would just like to say as I am currently unable to travel to the Theravadin temple in London, this forum is pure gold! :twothumbsup:

Could someone also kindly provide some useful links/books on daily devotions please?

Much metta,

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Post by Dmytro » Wed May 25, 2011 3:48 am

Hi Bob,
BobbyC wrote:Could someone also kindly provide some useful links/books on daily devotions please?
There are good links at: http://dhamma.ru/sadhu/directory?catid=25" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Introductory resources

Post by icyteru » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:21 pm

the most complete english tipitaka on the internet world.

http://realtruthlife.blogspot.com
The most complete english tipitaka on the internet world. http://realtruthlife.blogspot.com .

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Post by pilgrim » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:55 am

Ven Dhammika's great introductory site on Buddhsim from A to Z
http://www.buddhisma2z.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Introductory resources

Post by 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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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

Post by 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: http://www.youtube.com/user/yuttadhammo

Also the Pariyatti Learning Center offers free courses in beginning Pali: http://learning.pariyatti.org/

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Re: Introductory resources

Post by dhamma_newb » Sun May 06, 2012 3:00 pm

A useful list for those discovering Theravada:

http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/ ... aLists.pdf
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Re: Introductory resources

Post by 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/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Great internet site for free Dhamma Books!

Post by 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

Post by Virgo » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:40 pm

Taking Refuge in Buddhism:

http://archive.org/details/TakingRefugeInBuddhism

by Ajahn Sujin Boriharnwanaket

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Re: Introductory resources

Post by Kim OHara » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:29 am

A very good documentary for people who don't know much about Buddhism but are willing to learn. It's very basic but beautiful and well presented and doesn't have any serious errors that I could see. Show it to your parents. :smile:
Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World
Bettany Hughes visits seven places important to the history and contemporary practice of Buddhism and meets Buddhists who explain concepts important to the belief system, including dharma, karma, samsara, Zen and nirvana. Her journey takes her to ancient sites including Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, as well as more recent constructions such as the giant Tian Tan Buddha in Hong Kong.
75 mins
This link - http://documentaryaddict.com/seven+wond ... 4-doc.html is to a version with Vietnamese subtitles (I think) but that's a minor drawback.

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