History, Vision, Community, and Theravada Buddhism

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Here are some other websites that you may find interesting.

Abhayagiri A Theravada Buddhist monastery in the tradition of Ajahn Chah. The Abbots are Ajahn Pasanno and Ajahn Amaro.

Access to Insight This is probably the single largest collection of readings on Theravada Buddhism on the internet. It contains hundreds of scriptures and Dhamma books as well as extensive links to other resources.

An Analysis of the Pali Canon Edited by Russell Webb. Buddhist Publication Society, BPS Online Edition © (2008). A massive work for serious students of the Pali Canon. It provides bibliographical references to various editions and translations of Buddhist scripture, commentaries, and secondary sources. See also the link below to the main BPS website.

Audio Dharma A collection of audio recordings from Theravada/vipassana and Zen traditions.

The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Adjacent to IMS, BCBS courses emphasize the interrelationship between study and practice.

Bodhi Monastery A non-sectarian Buddhist monastery. There is a large collection of sutta study classes by Bhikkhu Bodhi available for download from the site.

Buddhist Global Relief Founded by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, the organization’s mission is to combat chronic hunger and malnutrition and to raise awareness of global hunger and advocate for an international food system that exemplifies social justice and promotes ecological sustainability.

The Buddhist Publications Society: For Authentic Literature on Buddhism (Sri Lanka) Offers a vast library of full-text online publications. NOTE: The BPS is updating their website (to be mobile-friendly, etc.). Here is a link to the BPS beta website currently under development.

Dhammadharini Their goal is to uplift and support the Buddhist women’s monastic community – the Bhikkhuni Sangha — and to provide information and inspiration to those who share their goal. Bhavana now uses for all our retreat talks. If you would like to download any of our talks or retreats, please use this link. Please give us some time after a retreat ends to complete this process. Thank you.

Forest Dhamma Monastery A monastery in Lexington, Virginia, in the Thai Forest Tradition of the Venerable Ajaan Mahā Boowa.

Insight Meditation Society Founded in 1991 by Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg, IMS offers residential and online courses combining study, discussion, and meditation.

Journal of Buddhist Ethics It is the first academic journal dedicated entirely to Buddhist ethics. It promotes the study of Buddhist ethics through the publication of research and book reviews and by hosting occasional online conferences. The material is targeted to university students and professors.

Maryland Buddhist Vihara 

Metta Forest Monastery Metta Forest Monastery is a Theravada Buddhist monastery of the Thai Forest Tradition, led by Abbot Ajahn Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Ajaan Geoff).

Pali Audio The Pali audio site offers a selection of suttas from the Pali canon in English translation which have been professionally read and recorded (Rupert Gethin, University of Bristol, UK).

Pali Studies / Learn Pali Language A blog and extensive resources for learning the language of the Theravada canon.

The Pali Text Society  The Society was founded in 1881 [in England] by T.W. Rhys Davids “to foster and promote the study of Pāli texts.” Their site maintains an extensive list of useful links.

The Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary This digital dictionary is part of the University of Chicago’s “Digital Dictionaries of South Asia” website.

Paññāsīha – Lion of Wisdom Meditation Center Former Vice Abbot of the Bhavana Society, Bhante Yogavacara Rahula is Director and Guiding Teacher of this center located in Gaithersburg, MD.

Reading Faithfully: Building a Relationship With the Suttas A website to help others develop a daily habit of contemplative and devotional reading. 

Sakyadhita: International Association of Buddhist Women is a global alliance seeking to connect and support women. It sponsors biennial international conferences to bring laywomen and nuns from various countries and traditions together to share their research and experience and to encourage projects to improve conditions for Buddhist women, especially in developing countries.

Sitavana: Birken Forest Monastery Theravada Buddhist monastery located in British Columbia, Canada, in the tradition of Ajahn Chah. The Abbot is Ajahn Sona.

Sutta Central: Early Buddhist Texts, Translations and Parallels SuttaCentral brings these together and makes them freely available.

Wisdom Publications the main publisher of the writings of Bhante Gunaratana, is the leading publisher of books, podcasts, and online courses on contemporary and classic Buddhism, mindfulness, and meditation.

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