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Awesome Theravada

Curated list of Theravada Buddhist teachings

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Last Update: Nov. 25, 2020, 12:06 a.m.

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Academic

Lectures on the life of the Buddha, ethics, meditation, and wisdom.

Bhikkhu Pesala provides an overview of the Noble Eightfold Path and several meditation techniques in plain language.

Articles

How to handle the desire to get rid of negative mind states.

The four different kinds of attachment and how to eliminate the causes of those attachments.

Letting go through contemplation, explained with concrete examples.

Clear and well-written series on Buddhism by Barbara O'Brien, with many references to the Pāli Canon.

Blogs

Monk with roots in the Sri Lanka and Myanmar Forest Traditions.

Web budista dedicada al Canon Pali, el budismo temprano, y la Tradición de Ajahn Chah.

Father of three in NYC who maintains a daily practice.

Shravasti Dhammika's musings and travels.

Lay disciple's insights in practicing the early Buddhist teachings.

Making the authentic teachings of the Buddha accessible to the modern world through textual analysis.

Opinions on Buddhism and related issues in a contemporary context.

Personal blog of an experienced Buddhist monk.

Books

Guide on how to meditate, available in various formats and languages.

Practical teachings to help people live in peace and happiness.

Single volume containing many of Ajahn Chah's talks that convey the teachings in a direct, simple, yet profound manner.

Booklet by Ajahn Sumedho that serves as an introduction to the Four Noble Truths and Noble Eightfold Path.

Books and papers that might be hard to find in hard copy format.

Audio

Sample of talks from teachers of several traditions, both lay and ordained.

Talks from the BSWA organized by teacher and category.

Library of teachings from a wide variety of places, sortable by teacher and collection.

English translations of suttas, audio talks, and books by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Recorded talks from Tisarana Buddhist Monastery in Canada.

Forums

Forums for SuttaCentral early Buddhist texts.

Discussion on a wide variety of topics pertaining to Theravada Buddhism.

Ask and learn from the members of Dhammaloka City Centre in Australia.

Organizations

Home of the international monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah.

Teachings on meditation and Buddhism in audio, video, and printed format. It is also a meditation centre located in Hamilton, Ontario.

Pali

Practice declensions, conjugations, and vocabulary.

Single page guide on the Pali alphabet and its pronunciation.

Designed to help you to learn the basics of Pali grammar and vocabulary through direct study of selections from the Buddha’s discourses. It aims to enable you to read the Buddha’s discourses in the original as quickly as possible.

This website is dedicated to those who wish to understand better the words of the Buddha by learning the basics of Pali language, but who don't have much time available for it.

List of the different ways words can end, from the Pali Dictionary by Kogen Mizuno.

Cheatsheet with the various forms that nouns can take.

Cheatsheet with verbal endings based on tense.

First step in the direction of the morphological analysis of Pali.

Helpful guides for chanting and learning the most common Pali phrases, broken down line-by-line and syllable-by-syllable.

Comprehensive study of Pali through three textbooks.

Monasteries

Redwood Valley, California - Environment in which individuals and families are given the opportunity to be in contact with the principles of the Buddha's teachings.

Hertfordshire, England - Place of practice for monks and nuns in the Forest Tradition.

Northumberland, England - Forest Tradition monastery headed by abbot Ajahn Munindo.

Woodinville, Washington - Theravada monastery that offers free services, books, and meditation sessions.

Wellington, New Zealand - Sanctuary in a wooded valley that serves as a monastic residence and public area for Buddhist events.

East Warburton, Victoria, Australia - Forest monastery in a small town.

Hampshire, England - Primarily a residence for monks and nuns.

Veracruz, Mexico - Facilitates group and individual meditation retreats.

Kandersteg, Switzerland - Quiet monastery in the mountains.

São Lourenço, Minas Gerais, Brazil - Forest Tradition monastery with Ajahn Mudito as its resident monastic.

Forest Monastary, Kamloops, British Columbia - Forest Tradition monastery with Ajahn Sona as abbot.

Temple, New Hampshire - Balance of wilderness, seclusion, and accessibility.

Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand - Forest monastery established by the venerable Ajahn Chah.

Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand - Where English-speakers can practice the simple lifestyle as taught by the Buddha.

Temples

San Francisco, California - Temple for learning, celebrating Buddhist holidays, as well as experiencing Thai culture.

Hermitages

Small hermitage for monks of the Forest Tradition near the Knuckles mountain range in Sri Lanka.

White Salmon, Washington - Small monastery where monks can devote time to study and meditation.

Warwickshire, England - Headquarters of the Buddhist Prison Chaplaincy Organisation.

Meditation Centers

Barre, Massachusetts - Offers residential and online courses combining study, discussion, and meditation.

Russian Language

A variety of resources.

An introduction to Theravada Buddhism from the St. Petersburg community.

Individual Suttas

The Buddha criticizes those who hoard wealth without enjoying it or giving it to others.

Comprehensive portrait of the Buddhist path of training, illustrating each stage of the training with vivid similes.

The Buddha explains how he plows, sows, and eats like a farmer.

Reminder that a fund of virtue and restraint will always be safe, while a material fund can be lost.

How a monastic should act, with parts that are applicable to laypeople as well.

Resources

Translations of over one thousand suttas from the Pali Canon.

Original texts, translations, and Pali material.

Complete translation of six hundred autobiographical poems ascribed to the accomplished Buddhas and Arahants of the early Buddhist community.

Learn about the Buddha's original teachings in French, English, Italian, Burmese, and Japanese.

Short verses that summarize the essential principles of the Buddha's teachings.

Read and compare multiple versions of the Dhammapada side-by-side.

World directory of physical locations and websites.

Early Buddhist texts, translations, and parallels in many languages.

Videos

Dhamma talks by various monastics, including Ajahn Brahm.

Categorized selection of videos by Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu.

Individual Videos

Discussion of divorce that leads back to the fundamentals of Buddhism.

Suffering does not come from not getting what you want, but from the wanting itself.

A walk through of daily life at Wat Pah Nanachat, focusing on the topic of generosity and the role it plays in Buddhist life. (Español with English subtitles)

BBC documentary about the life and function of a Buddhist monastery of the Forest Tradition in Thailand.

YouTube Channels

Audio recordings of talks from well-known Buddhist monks and nuns.

Talks over basic concepts in Buddhism given by the abbot of Birken Forest Buddhist Monastery.

Recordings of meditation retreats with Ajahn Brahm at Jhana Grove Meditation Retreat Centre.

Buddhist Society of Victoria making available the Buddha's teachings to the community.

Videos from the non-sectarian Buddhist organisation of the same name.

Talks from monks and nuns at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre.

Live talks and Q&A with lay visitors from around the world. (English)

Inspiring and enlightening discourses by respected scholars, Buddhist monks and philosophers.

Short Q&A dhamma talks by Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero.

Talks, lectures, and educational materials from the London Buddhist Vihara.

Live talks and Q&A with lay visitors from around the world. (Thai - ไทย)

Buddhist center in the Thai Forest tradition of Ajahn Chah that hosts talks from visiting monastics.

Daily talks given by Thanissaro Bhikkhu at Metta Forest Monastery.

American born Buddhist monastic's journey into homelessness.

Several documentaries on Buddhism in the late 1900s.

Talks from Bhante Saranapala of the West End Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center.

Events at a Thai Forest monastery established by Ajahn Anan Akiñcano.

Classes and daily sermons in Thai and English.

Live broadcasts almost every day on the topics of meditation, Buddhism, and the monastic life.