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Free Dhamma Books?

Postby theravada_guy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:19 am

Greetings all,

Does anyone know of any organizations that offer Dhamma dana? I know of a few. These are great places, especially in these economic times, when some times it may be hard to afford to buy lots of books. With these groups, I always at least try to reimburse the shipping charges.

The ones I know of are:

Inward Path Publisher:
http://www.inwardpath.org/index.html
The books are free, you just have to pay the shipping costs, which, are quite affordable.

Maha Bodhi Buddhist Center:
http://maharts.com.au/index.html
Based in Australia. Good communication with Mr. Chen, the organizer. Mahayana and Theravada books available.

Amitabha Buddhist Library Chicago:
http://www.amitabhalibrary.org/index.htm
They carry Theravada books as well as Mahayana and are very good at communication and getting your books to you on time.

Just Be Good:
http://www.justbegood.net/
I think most everyone on here knows about this one, since I saw it posted elsewhere. Also good communication and quick service.

Corporate Body for the Buddha Education Foundation:
http://www.budaedu.org/
I used to get good service from them, but recently havent' heard anything back from them. Does anyone maybe know what's going on? Based in Taiwan.

Well, these are the ones I know of. Does anyone know of any others that are specifically Theravada or at least carry Theravada books?
With metta,

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Re: Free Dhamma Books?

Postby salmon » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:29 am

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Re: Free Dhamma Books?

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:42 am

like 10 years ago there were a lot of places to get free dhamma books, now most are either gone or have e-books.

i'm not even sure how to get Ajahn Thanisarro books anymore
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Re: Free Dhamma Books?

Postby Reductor » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:03 am

jcsuperstar wrote:like 10 years ago there were a lot of places to get free dhamma books, now most are either gone or have e-books.

i'm not even sure how to get Ajahn Thanisarro books anymore


Write to Metta forest monastery. I received some books from there this very day, in fact. I'm up in Canada,
and they sent to me straight away.

With luck I will be sending a donation soon(ish).
Michael

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Re: Free Dhamma Books?

Postby bazzaman » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:08 am

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Re: Free Dhamma Books?

Postby sattva » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:35 am

theravada_guy wrote:Greetings all,

Does anyone know of any organizations that offer Dhamma dana? I know of a few. These are great places, especially in these economic times, when some times it may be hard to afford to buy lots of books. With these groups, I always at least try to reimburse the shipping charges.

The ones I know of are:

Inward Path Publisher:
http://www.inwardpath.org/index.html
The books are free, you just have to pay the shipping costs, which, are quite affordable.

Maha Bodhi Buddhist Center:
http://maharts.com.au/index.html
Based in Australia. Good communication with Mr. Chen, the organizer. Mahayana and Theravada books available.

Amitabha Buddhist Library Chicago:
http://www.amitabhalibrary.org/index.htm
They carry Theravada books as well as Mahayana and are very good at communication and getting your books to you on time.

Just Be Good:
http://www.justbegood.net/
I think most everyone on here knows about this one, since I saw it posted elsewhere. Also good communication and quick service.

Corporate Body for the Buddha Education Foundation:
http://www.budaedu.org/
I used to get good service from them, but recently havent' heard anything back from them. Does anyone maybe know what's going on? Based in Taiwan.

Well, these are the ones I know of. Does anyone know of any others that are specifically Theravada or at least carry Theravada books?


Thanks for this post. I went to the Just Be Good site and really like some of the material thanks :namaste:
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Re: Free Dhamma Books?

Postby theravada_guy » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:11 pm

Greetings sattva,

No problem. :smile:
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Re: Free Dhamma Books?

Postby theravada_guy » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:13 pm

Greetings all,

Just a side note, the Corporate Body of The Buddha Educational Foundation (http://www.budaedu.org) is still distributing free Dhamma books. I heard from them yesterday.
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Re: Free Dhamma Books?

Postby bodom » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:10 am

I was thinking of ordering a few books from Inward Path. Has anyone ordered from here before? Are they reliable? Do the shipments go out fast? I noticed there based in Malaysia which is really far. I have been having trouble with BPS. I ordered 3 books and my payment was received on the 20th and they still have not shipped my books out yet. I have been coresponding with someone and they have said it has to do with the elections going on but there only 3 small books. Im not sure whats going on and now im a little reluctant to be ordering overseas. Has anyone else had trouble with BPS?

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Re: Free Dhamma Books?

Postby theravada_guy » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:47 am

bodom,

I placed an order from Inward Path. They sent me an e-mail today saying the order is processing. So, I guess it's worth a shot.
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Re: Free Dhamma Books?

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:39 am

i have tons of books from inward path, great place, great service, i even ordered some books from there and they sent them to Ven Dhammanado in thailand. our own Ven Pesala has a couple books there too i think
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Re: Free Dhamma Books?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:01 pm

Not ordered from inward path, but have from Budesu! they sent me a mail telling me I should put england or UK on my address, so I had to tell them I live in neither England or UK.
got the books in about a month though.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Free Dhamma Books?

Postby theravada_guy » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:07 pm

Manapa,

Did you mean Budaedu, or is Budesu a new one? I think it's a typo, but just thought I'd check. :smile:
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Re: Free Dhamma Books?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:53 pm

it was a typo
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: Free Dhamma Books?

Postby bodom » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:21 am

Well I finally got a confirmation from BPS saying my books have been shipped! My faith has been restored!

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