Introductory resources

There is a vast amount of Buddhism now available on the web. Please find below, links to some of the best web content out there!


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 (tipitaka), study guides, articles and Dhamma talks.
www.metta.lk/

Sri Lankan site for the Pali Tipitaka, other articles as well as Sri Lankan monasteries


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

Search engine referencing 100+ Theravada related sites on the Internet

 

On line Dhamma discussion forum
http://www.dhammawheel.com/index.php



What the Buddha Taught (website)
http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/


The Noble Eightfold Path The Way to the End of Suffering by Bhikkhu Bodhi:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... toend.html

 

Buddhism in a Nutshellby Narada Mahathera 
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... shell.html


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

Buddhanet
http://www.buddhanet.net/

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

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/documents/the_way_it_is/index.html


There is the "Wheel" series of publications: http://www.bps.lk/onlinelibrary_wheels.asp

And there is the "Bodhi Leaves" series:
http://www.bps.lk/onlinelibrary_bodhileaves.asp

 

Being Nobody, Going Nowhere, Revised: Meditations on the Buddhist Path by Ayya Khema
http://www.amazon.com/Being-Nobody-Goin ... 325&sr=8-1

Who is My Self?: A Guide to Buddhist Meditation by Ayya Khema
http://www.amazon.com/Who-My-Self-Buddh ... gy_b_img_b

Mindfulness in Plain English, Updated and Expanded Edition by Bhante H. Gunaratana
http://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Plain ... pd_sim_b_6

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha's Path by Henepola Gunaratana
http://www.amazon.com/Eight-Mindful-Ste ... gy_b_img_b

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

Mindfulness With Breathing : A Manual for Serious Beginners by Ajahn Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
http://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Breat ... d_sim_b_35

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

Food for the Heart: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah by Ajahn Chah
http://www.amazon.com/Food-Heart-Collec ... pd_sim_b_2

Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away: Teachings on Impermanence and the End of Suffering
http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Arises ... gy_b_img_b

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, 2nd Edition by U. Silananda
http://www.amazon.com/Four-Foundations- ... 216&sr=8-1

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

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

Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization by Analayo
http://www.amazon.com/Satipatthana-Dire ... d_sim_b_34

The Life of the Buddha : According to the Pali Canon by Bhikkhu Nanamoli
http://www.amazon.com/Life-Buddha-Accor ... pd_sim_b_2

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

The Dhammapada: A New Translation of the Buddhist Classic with Annotations by Gil Fronsdal
http://www.amazon.com/Dhammapada-Transl ... gy_b_img_b

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

Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation by Larry Rosenberg
http://www.amazon.com/Breath-Liberating ... pd_sim_b_3

The 4 Noble Truths: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/truths.html

Eightfold Path:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... toend.html

Kamma:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/kamma.html

Stream Entry:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/study/stream.html

Brahma-vihara:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el006.html

10 perfections:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/stud ... tions.html

 

Joseph Goldstein and other dhamma teachers:
http://www.dharmaseed.org/

Buddhadasa Bhikkhu Handbook for Mankind http://www.buddhanet.net/budasa.htm


Sri Lankan sites

Thipitaka www.metta.lk

Ven Katukurunde Nanananda dhamma sermons http://www.seeingthroughthenet.net/

Ven Dhammajiva, dhamma sermons http://nissaranavanaya.blogspot.com/2008/03/ven-uda-iriyagama-dhammajiva-swamin.html

Beyond the net, dhamma resource http://www.beyondthenet.net/beyond_the_net.htm

Ven Nauyane Ariyadhamma http://ariyamagga.wordpress.com/

Ven Kiribathgoda Nanananda http://www.mahamevnawa.lk/