Introductory resources

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Re: Introductory resources

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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Re: Introductory resources

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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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/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

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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