Introductory resources

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Re: Introductory resources

Postby 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:

Metta, Dmytro

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Re: Introductory resources

Postby icyteru » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:21 pm

the most complete english tipitaka on the internet world.
The most complete english tipitaka on the internet world. .

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Re: Introductory resources

Postby pilgrim » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:55 am

Ven Dhammika's great introductory site on Buddhsim from A to Z

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Re: Introductory resources

Postby 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:
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

Postby 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:

Also the Pariyatti Learning Center offers free courses in beginning Pali:


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Re: Introductory resources

Postby dhamma_newb » Sun May 06, 2012 3:00 pm

A useful list for those discovering Theravada:
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Re: Introductory resources

Postby pilgrim » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:46 am

Inward Path has published a fine collection of books for Free Distribution, including some in Chinese.

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Great internet site for free Dhamma Books!

Postby 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. :namaste:

I wish you all nice readings.

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Re: Introductory resources

Postby Virgo » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:40 pm

Taking Refuge in Buddhism:

by Ajahn Sujin Boriharnwanaket


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Re: Introductory resources

Postby 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 - is to a version with Vietnamese subtitles (I think) but that's a minor drawback.


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