Other Online Buddhist Resources
What is Theravada Buddhism?
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
Dhamma search engine and directories
- Google Saffron – Theravada search engine, searching Dhamma pages across the web for the information you need.
- Sadhu – Theravada Buddhism Web Directory
- 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.
- Tipitaka.org – Online Burmese Tipitaka in Pali, various scripts, includes a very thorough exposition on “the gist” of the Tipitaka.
- Buddha Vacana – guide to understanding Pali in the suttas
- 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
- Good Question Good Answer – Introduction to Buddhism
- Just Be Good – Introduction to Buddhism
- Buddhist Answers – Introduction to Buddhism
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.
- New Buddhist – collection of mostly Theravada books to download
- 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.
- Dhamma Teachings by Bhukkhuni sangha
- 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.
- 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
- Dhamma musings – Ven Dhammika’s blog
- Access to Insight iPhone ap – An iPhone app for the Access to Insight website
- Pali Chanting – Pali Chanting guide
- Pilgrim’s guide to India – Buddhist pilgrimage guide