Philovitist wrote:Though I'm probably not interested in the Theravada sort of Buddhism (I may be wrong, since I know so little), I was wondering if you guys could lead me to resources to help get me started. I already know the very basics of Buddhism, but I don't know how to begin practicing it beyond going on through my life with those general principles in mind.
LYs recommendations are very good. Get some instructions on meditation like "Mindfulness in plain English" and start meditating. Making effort to keep the five precepts
is recommendable, too.
Apart from Bhikkhu Bodhi's "In the Buddha's words", "Word of the Buddha" — by Ven. Nyanatiloka gives a shorter overview over the teachings and is available for free here: http://urbandharma.org/udharma5/ebooks.html
(You need to scroll down a bit to find it)
If you look for advice on rather specific topics, there
are many Audiotalks from Ajahn Brahm and Ajahn Brahmali
on various topics (like happiness, death, anger, dealing with a loved one's suffering, dealing with difficult people, ending conflict, forgiveness, Attachment,...). Ajahn Brahm has a teachingstyle many people can relate to.
Of course you can also ask about specific things here on Dhammawheel!
If you need an overview on where to start and what to do, I recommend on reading up on the noble eightfold path in more detail.