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Can someone mention few good web sites to learn theravada Buddhism?

A Handful of Leaves has books and papers. Also http://www.dhammatalks.net/, http://www.wisdomlib.org/, http://www.buddhanet.net/ (multiple authors) and http://www.dhammatalks.org/ (by Thanissaro ...
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Ethics regarding the sharing of paid Dhamma material

As you know this is a controversial topic which has been discussed before, e.g. here: Does illegal downloading or viewing of copyright material violate the second precept? One answer (the accepted ...
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Ethics regarding the sharing of paid Dhamma material

I doubt sharing things is a transgression of the 2nd precept; otherwise how could we practise generosity? I would be more concerned about the kamma of selling the Dhamma for money since the Pali ...
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Introductory/Beginner books on Buddhism, but for children

The Buddha provided a teaching to his 7 year old son, which instructed two things, namely: To never tell a deliberate lie. To always reflect (think; consider) about whether an action to be ...
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List of Buddhist podcast recommendations

Ajahn Brahm - Based out of Australia. There are a few others that upload on the BSWA channel. The talks are very easy to follow. Ajahn Brahm is one of the more entertaining monks, as he brings comedy ...
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List of book recommendations

"In the Buddha's Words" by Bhikkhu Bodhi. The PDF version of it can be downloaded here. It is an anthology or selection of translated suttas from the Pali Canon. It is also thematically and ...
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Can someone mention few good web sites to learn theravada Buddhism?

https://suttacentral.net/ offers a more comprehensive collection of the Tripitaka, in many languages too!
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Introductory books to Buddhism

Venerable Narada: The Buddha and his Teachings The Dalai Lama: The Way to Freedom Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche: What Makes you not a Buddhist Robert Wright: Why Buddhism is True The Dalai Lama: A ...
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Introductory books to Buddhism

Buddhism is about meditation. Learn to meditate first. Then try to understand Buddhism. This was my method (and two books I highly recommend): learn the shortcomings of Vipassana/ mindfulness; and ...
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List of book recommendations

This topic should not strict in english version only, because the best buddhist book maybe didn't write in english. I recommend paṭisambhidāmagga-pāli by sāriputta. Content: Clearly explanation of ...
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Introductory books to Buddhism

The trilogy "Approaching the buddhist path" is not only a good starter, but also a good companion for "advanced" disciples. I also would give YouTube a try: The Buddha is a very good starting point ...
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Introductory/Beginner books on Buddhism, but for children

I was reading adult and young adult books by the age of 14. I haven't read this one in particular but Penguin Classics tend to be alright as a pseudo-scholarly introduction to a reader who is ...
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Were there any ancient Buddhist Universities, outside of India?

There are folklore regarding a massive University like establishment in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka which was later burned down by the invading armies. In Sri Lanka the Buddhist education was centralized ...
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What are the websites to learn Buddhism from start?

A classic book for a beginner to read is "What the Buddha Taught" by Ven. Walpola Rahula, which can be downloaded here. The ebook "Without and Within" by Ven. Ajahn Jayasaro, ...
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List of Buddhist podcast recommendations

i listen to this channel most of the time but most of the programmes are in sinhala but there are english ones too. Shraddha TV
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List of Buddhist podcast recommendations

I listen to Chogyam Trungpa's teachings up on chronicleproject.com/teachings There are both audio and video talks. They also have a number of podcasts from students and related people connected with ...
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List of Buddhist podcast recommendations

Alan Watts - Not a formal monk, but he has several philosophical discussions that complement the study of the dharma. Resources: Videos: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Alan+Watts
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List of Buddhist podcast recommendations

Jack Kornfield - Based out of California. His talks are uploaded to the following channel. He has several very good talks on compassion and developing the heart. Resources: Talks: https://www....
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List of Buddhist podcast recommendations

I like Master YongHua, he explains the Dharma in a way that makes it accessible to laypeople; he also has a great sense of humor and talks about topics that I don't find covered anywhere else. He has ...
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List of book recommendations

The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity: At Home, At Work, In the World by Bhikkhu Basnagoda Rahula The author was born in Sri Lanka and lives in Texas. This book is written for laypeople. It's ...
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List of book recommendations

"The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa" in eight volumes. Brings together the writings of one of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West.
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List of book recommendations

The Way of Zen By: Alan Watts The PDF version of it can be downloaded here. Yes its Zen but it outlines the origin and basics of Buddhism very clearly and it is a very good read.
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Beginner's Buddhist Course Syllabus By Ancient Pali Canon (Ganthadhura And Vipassanādhura)

This is through teacher and student lineages through though the years some changes have occurred. Early on the Dhamma was also preserved this way through oral tradition handed down from teacher to ...
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Ethics regarding the sharing of paid Dhamma material

If you can afford to, by all means support the author and Wisdom Publications by buying the bundle a second time. As westerners we tend to look at money issues from the perspective of buying, but if ...
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How can a lay person approach the learning process of Buddhism?

It is not correct to have a superficial dichotomy of 'layperson' versus 'monk'. A 'monk' or 'layperson' is a state of mind. For example, some monks spend their life engaged in 'worldly' pursuits; ...
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