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Title: Access to Insight: Readings in Theravada Buddhism
Description/subject: A good starting point for online information on Theravada Buddhism, with many links to other sources. Contains Theravada Text Archives, which include translations and commentaries of suttas from the Pali Canon, short essays, books on meditation practice, and much more.The Thai forest traditions; From the Buddhist Publication Society; Other contemporary western writers and teachers; Study guides; Selected texts from the Pali Canon (English translations): Vinaya Pitaka (selected texts); Sutta Pitaka (selected texts). Digha Nikaya (85k; Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.); Majjhima Nikaya (116k; Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.); Samyutta Nikaya (149k; Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.); Anguttara Nikaya (160k; Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.); Khuddaka Nikaya (excluding the Dhammapada) (200k; Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.); Dhammapada (75k; Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans.).
Language: English
Alternate URLs: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/ (Theravada Text Archives)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: BuddhaSasana: A Buddhist page by Binh Anson
Description/subject: Several hundred Buddhist texts, including many from Burma -- books, sutras, articles, talks. Wide variety of origin and focus.
Author/creator: Binh Anson
Language: English, Vietnamese
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.viet.net/anson/ebud/ebidx.htm
Date of entry/update: 23 December 2010


Title: Buddhist Publication Society
Description/subject: BPS catalogue etc. Some electronic texts (e.g. under "Publications"). "The Buddhist Publication Society (BPS), founded inSri Lanka in 1958, is an approved charity dedicated to making known the teaching of the Buddha. BPS publications represent the standpoint of Theravada Buddhism, the oldest living Buddhist tradition whose Pali Canon gives us the most authentic account of what the historical Buddha himself actually taught. In a span of thirty-five years the BPS has become a major Buddhist publisher with hundreds of titles and a field of distribution extending to ninety countries.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Buddhist Publication Society
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 December 2010


Title: Myat Yadanar
Description/subject: Dhamma articles in Burmese (Myanmar)
Language: Burmese, Pali
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Tipitaka
Description/subject: "The Teachings of Gotama Buddha preserved over 25 centuries as Canonical Pali Literature"
Language: English
Format/size: Yahoo group (access by WWW and email)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Individual Documents

Title: Guide to Tipitaka
Date of publication: February 1984
Description/subject: "The Guide to the Tipitaka is an outline of the Pali Buddhist Canonical Scriptures of Theravada Buddhism from Burma. This is a unique work, as it is probably the only material that deals in outline with the whole of the Pali Buddhist Tipitaka. The Tipitaka includes all the teachings of the Buddha, grouped into three divisions: the Suttanta Pitaka, or general discourses; the Vinaya Pitaka, or moral code for monks and nuns; and the Abhidhamma Pitaka, or philosophical teachings. An excellent reference work which gives an overview of the Pali Buddhist texts..."
Author/creator: Compiled by U Ko Lay
Language: English
Source/publisher: Buddha Dhamma Education Association Inc.
Format/size: PDF (640K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: Dasa-raja-dhamma
Date of publication: 1959
Description/subject: "The ten duties of the ruler" - translation by Ven. Walpola Rahula, 1959
Language: English
Source/publisher: Jataka
Format/size: html (9K)
Date of entry/update: 24 January 2004