The goal of the Theravadin Resource Guide is to produce an easy reference directory of Theravadin and Early Buddhism resources on the internet. Where there is practical application to the Theravadin practitioner, Mahayana based links will be included. It is the compiler's hopes that this resource will include many contributions by other members of the site and thus any bias on my part will be minimized, however it is inevitable that some bias towards resources will remain, and for that I apologise.
Dhamma search engine
- Google Saffron - Theravada search engine, searching Dhamma pages across the web for the information you need.
Tipitaka and Discourse
- Access to Insight - Large collection of English translations of Suttas, and many essays from esteemed Buddhist writers.
- Metta net - Includes a work in progress translation of the Tipitaka, articles by Buddhist writers and information on Sri Lankan Buddhism.
- Wikipitaka - A wiki based work in progress translation of the Tipitaka, currently over 700 suttas have been translated.
- Tipitaka.org - Online Burmese Tipitaka in Pali, various scripts, includes a very thorough exposition on "the gist" of the Tipitaka.
- eTipitaka quotation - Well organised online Pali tipitaka of the 6th Buddhist council
- Buddhanet - Buddhist information network, contains an e-library, info on meditation audio, magazine, and directory of Buddhist centres
- Aimwell - The Association for Insight Meditation website is run by Venerable Bhikkhu Pesala, and contains all his own works free for reproduction, translations and expositions of several important suttas, as well as a variety of works by esteemed Mahasi lineage teachers.
- Nibbana.com - Burmese Buddhist mega site (in english, of course) contains a hefty lot of Dhamma related materials
- Michael Kewley's Dhamma site - Dhamma-site of esteemed teacher Michael Kewley, includes audio, video and a good bio
- The Nibbana Sermons - Venerable Nyanananda's revolutionary Nibbana Sermons have struck a chord with Theravadin practitioners across the globe, receiving praise at large - especially here at Dhamma Wheel.
- Ian Andrew's recommendations and reading list - Dhamma Wheel member IanAnd gives us an important list of doctrinal points and Dhamma books to further one's understanding.
Dhamma E-book libraries
- What-Buddha-Taught - Extensive collection of e books from contemporary meditation masters and Dhamma teachers
- BuddhaSasana - Hidden in the recesses of Buddhanet is this hefty collection of articles and e-books on Dhamma and meditation, well deserved of it's own description.
- Buddhist Publication Society - Well known and highly regarded, the Buddhist Publication Society founded in 1958 has been a bastion of light in producing Buddhist texts for the world at large, the website has a broad library of online reading material available including much of their 'The Wheel' and 'Bodhi leaves' Buddhist Journals.
- Forest Dhamma books - E-library of the writings of Luang Por Maha Boowa
- Dharma Seed - Dharma seed has been around since the 1980's providing talks by way of tapes and cds, with the advent of the internet they have brought a vast amount of Dhamma talks online, specializing in Vipassana.
- Dhammatalks.org.uk - A large collection of talks given by various teachers within the Thai Forest tradition in the Ajahn Chah lineage
- Buddhist Society of Western Australia - The BSWA has an abundant supply of Dhammatalks given by Ajahn Brahmavamso and fellow monks and nuns residing at Bodhinyana and Dhammasara forest monasteries
- Audiodharma - Talks given by Gil Fronsdal, and guest speakers at the Insight meditation centre in Redwood City, California
- Ven. Thanissaro Bhikkhu @ dhammatalks.org - A website dedicated to talks given by Ven. Thanissaro Bhikkhu, also includes books and essays
- Birken collection - Birken Forest Monastery are maintaining a collection of over 3000 Dhamma talks (over 45gb) available for download at their website
- Dhammaweb - Site featuring talks from the Burmese and Thai traditions, many in Burmese, but also many in English, good source of some hard to find talks.
- Bhavana Society - Talks given by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (of Mindfulness in plain English renown)
- Aruno - Talks given by Ajahn Munindo, Ajahn Abhinando and Ajahn Puñño from Aruna Ratanagiri
- Introduction to Buddhism - Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi delivers 10 lectures as an introduction to Buddhism
- Majjhima Nikaya lectures - Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi delivers lectures on the Majjhima Nikaya (the middle length discourses) of the Pali Canon.
- Dhammatube - Dhammatube has an wide range of Dhamma-video available for viewing on Youtube, Google video and Veoh.
- Dhammaweb video database - In a similar refrain to their audio section, Dhammaweb bring a collection of Dhamma videos from various speakers.
- BBC: The Life of the Buddha - An inspiring documentary on the early life of the Buddha by the BBC.
Important Dhamma-wheel topics
- Dhamma Wheel terms of service - Important and succinct rules for the forum.
- Introductory Resources - Resources the community have deemed great 'starting' points for learning about Buddhism.
- Abhidhamma Resources - Resources for learning about the Abhidhamma - The 'higher' doctrine in Theravada Buddhism.
- Good resources in non-english languages - Title says it all, if you speak anything other than English then this thread's for you.
- Ordination in Thailand - Thread for all resources pertaining to ordination in Thailand, visas, monasteries, teachers, considerations etc.
- Dana - Suggested places to make donations - Websites of charities and NGOs to make donations to.
- Dhammawheel Meditation Challenge - Set you meditation goals and share your results, support etc.
- What book are you reading right now? - A thread for discussing what book you're reading, whether or not you like it and why.
- Daily Dhamma drops from Ceylon - Venerable Bhikkhu Samahita's daily teachings on the Dhamma.
- The great rebirth debate - Thread for discussing your views on the Buddhist concept of rebirth.
- The great Abhidhamma authenticity debate - A thread for discussing your views on the Abhidhamma and whether or not you believe it to be authentic Buddhavacana.
Dhamma encyclopedias and wikipedia pages of note
- Dhamma Wiki - Theravada Buddhist encyclopedia with over 10,000 articles and links.
- Buddhism A to Z - A Buddhist encyclopedia with over 500 entries by Ven. Dhammika, focusing on the Pali Canon and early teachings of Buddhism.
- Wikipedia entry for Theravada Buddhism - Self explanatory, far from comprehensive and in need of some TLC
- Wikipedia entry for Outline of Buddhism - Comprehensive list of Buddhist concepts
- Theravadin - Blog by an anonymous practitioner, a lot of good stuff crops up here
- Sujato's Blog - Venerable Sujato's blog, posts on reform of Theravada and Bhikkhuni ordination
- Bhikkhu's blog - Blog by Ajahn Punnadhammo, covers a wide range of issues
- Path press blog - Blog of the Path Press, includes the writings of Ven. Nanavira Thera, Ven. Bodhisako and Sister Vajira.
- Genkaku again - Adam Genkaku Fisher's blog, Dhammawheel member and Zen practitioner since ages ago.
- Access to Insight iPhone ap - An iPhone app for the Access to Insight website