Ultimate resource guide

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Ultimate resource guide

Postby BlackBird » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:45 am

Hi all

I think it would be great to try to collect and compile all the great Dhamma resources on the web into one easy to view basket. I've seen this done on other sites dedicated to knowledge and I think it's a very good idea.

I see we've got a thread in the 'Discovering Theravada' section, on good resources for beginners, and a thread in General Theravada on 'Good resources in foreign languages' but how about an 'Ultimate Resource Guide' in the General Theravada section?

Here is an example of what I Imagine it would look like:

Ultimate Resource Guide

Tipitaka and Discourse
- A2I (site description goes here)
- Mettanet (site description goes here)
- tipitaka.org (explanation goes here)
- etc
- etc

Online teachings and expositions
- Aimwell.org (site description goes here)
- etc
- etc

Ebook collections
- what-buddha-taught
- buddhanet
- etc
- etc

Dhamma Audio
- audiodharma.org
- dhammatalks.org.uk
- ayyakhematalks.org
- etc
- etc

Dhamma video
- dhammatube.googlepages
- etc
- etc

Buddhist News
- buddhistchannel.tv
- etc
- etc
Dhamma blogs (blogs would have to be ratified as good resources)
- theravadin.wordpress
- araft.wordpress
- sdhammika.blogspot
- genkakuagain.blogspot
- etc
-etc

Forums
- Dhammawheel (You are here :mrgreen:)
- Dharmawheel
- E-sangha
- Zenforumsinternational
- etc
- etc

Places to acquire printed Dhamma
- amazon
- wisdom pubs
- BPS
- PTS
- WAVE
- etc
- etc

Dana (places to give)
- x
- y
- z

Misc
- Google Saffron
- stuff
- etc
- etc


Posts following the main post could be user contributions and suggestions, but the original post should be used for compiling the resources. The OP should then collect any new resources that the community thinks is good and edit them into the original post.

I'd be happy to have a wee crack at this, but if others think they would like to do it more then that's fine too - It would probably be a bit of work, responsibility and an on going project with community review (to make sure it remains good quality)

What do you think about this? Good idea, bad idea?

Metta
Jack
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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Ultimate resource guide

Postby BlackBird » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:49 am

Alright, so consensus seems to be that it's not important. That's okay :)
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Ultimate resource guide

Postby r_w_graves » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:45 pm

You mentioned W.A.V.E. (Wisdom Audio Visual Exchange). Can you (or anyone) tell me the URL for a current W.A.V.E. website, now that yahoo/geocities is defunct?

Thanks, and Metta,
R W Graves

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Re: Ultimate resource guide

Postby appicchato » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:01 pm

BlackBird wrote:What do you think about this? Good idea, bad idea?

It would/could/should be a valuable addition to this website... :coffee:

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Re: Ultimate resource guide

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:05 pm

Greetings Blackbird,

If you have the time and energy to put into such a project, you could start a topic, we could 'pin' it for you, and when people make submissions to the topic, you could append the stated resources to your initial post, so that the first post contains a consolidated list of the resources.

Just an idea on how it could work... let us know if you wish to proceed.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Ultimate resource guide

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:06 pm

appicchato wrote:
BlackBird wrote:What do you think about this? Good idea, bad idea?

It would/could/should be a valuable addition to this website... :coffee:


Here is a site that already does this (nothing but links to Buddhist sites):

http://buddhistlinks.org/

But nothing wrong with starting our own version of this, especially if we make it a Theravada focus (the other is pan-Buddhist).

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Re: Ultimate resource guide

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:49 pm

if you want I have a link to a site that sells monastics robes and a couple of other bits to offer
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But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Re: Ultimate resource guide

Postby BlackBird » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:01 am

Sounds good, will begin work tommorow.

metta
Jack
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Ultimate resource guide

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:44 am

BlackBird wrote:Sounds good, will begin work tommorow.

metta
Jack

I am sure you could a lot better than the above suggested link.
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Re: Ultimate resource guide

Postby Laurens » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:21 pm

Sounds like a really good idea. I'm sure I would find such a topic handy.
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Re: Ultimate resource guide

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:40 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)


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