Meditation & Theravada Buddhism

  • Madison Insight Meditation Group BooklistSuggested readings in Theravada Buddhism. Many are available freely online or at through the Madison Public Library System.
  • Madison Insight Meditation Chanting bookTheravada morning and evening chanting, reflections, and formal requests to the refuges, precepts, a dhamma talk, among others. Most in Pali and in English.
  • Access to Insight:Gateways to Theravada Buddhism The most complete resource on Theravada Buddhism for suttas as well as complete books and dhamma talks. The place to begin when searching for information or resources on a topic.
  • Biographical information and teachings A link to a page inAccess to Insightwith books to download by most famous monks in the Thai Forest Tradition of Buddhism
  • The Forest SanghaDhamma talks and books in print and electronic form from Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Sucitto, and other monastics in the lineage of Ajahn Chah.
  • The Teachings of Ajahn ChahEverything about the Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah: biographies, books, MP3 Dhammatalks and videos - for free distribution & download.
  • What the Buddha Taught A huge collection of books for downloading by the premier teachers in the Thai Theravada Tradition for the last 100+ years
  • BuddhaSasana Extensive selection of essays by monks and lay people including: Bhikkhu Bodhi, Ajahn Sumedho, Sylvia Boorstein, Jack Kornfield, Ayya Khema, and many others.
  • Brief essays by Bhikkhu Bodhi Brief and profound essays originally published in the Buddhist Publication Society newsletters
  • BuddhaMind A site filled with buddhist knowledge for the right and the left sides of your brain.
  • Sadhu: the Theravada Buddhism Web Portal Links to Theravada Buddhist resources of all kinds all over the world
  • Buddhanet A very complete resource on Buddhism with texts, audio tapes, meditation instructions and more!
  • DharmaNet
  • The Illustrated DhammapadaThe famous collection of verses from the Buddha with illustrations.
  • Dhammapada/Thanissaro, Dhammapada/Acharya Buddharakkhita, Dhammapada/Richards These are three slightly differing translations of the Dhammapada. It is interesting and useful to compare translations of Dhammapada verses as it often reveals helpful ways to think about the verse.
  • How to become a Buddhist A story from the Buddha and the simple practice of taking refuge.
  • What the Buddha Said A resource site with suttas, images, listing of books, meditation instructions, and many other resources.
  • 32parts.comA website that provides detailed information about the Buddhist practice of reflecting on the 32 parts of the body.
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