Questions on What is Buddhism, Basic Buddhist Concepts, The Buddhist Scriptures, About Monks and Nuns, Renewal, Vegetarianism, Becoming a Buddhist, Buddhism and the God-idea are responded to by an Australian monk, Venerable
S. Dhammika. Also offered as a BuddhaNet E-Book: This is a well written post on the basic mentors of Buddhism by Mike Butler. An exceptional intro for the novice who is searching for simply the prominent features of the Buddha’s Teachings. “The Buddha and His Message, Past, Present, and Future “is a lecture provided on Vesak Day by Ven.
Bhikkhu Bodhi at the United Nations, 15 May 2000. This lecture by a western Buddhist monk, encapsulates the Buddha’s Mentors with an exceptional introduction of Buddhism. Dr Peter D. Santina covers what we might call the fundamental Buddhist mentors over a series of twelve lectures. The basic mentors laid out here are the Life of the Buddha, the 4 Noble Realities, the Noble Eightfold Path, Karma, Rebirth, Dependent Origination, The Three Universal Attributes and The 5 Aggregates. This text
puts Buddhism into its context-the pre-Buddhist background with an overview of Buddhism from a modern viewpoint. e-book. This is a timeless on the essentials of Buddhism by Ven. Narada Thera: The Story of the Buddha; The Teachings(Dhamma) is it a philosophy? Is Buddhism a religion? Is Buddhism an Ethical system? Some significant features of Buddhism. Karma or the Law of Moral Causation. Renewal. Reliant Arising(Paticca Samuppada). Anatta or Soul-lessness.
Nibbana and the Course to Nibbana. e-book. These extracts from The 4 Noble Facts are from numerous talks offered by Age-old Ajahn Sumedho on the main mentor of the Buddha: that the misery of humankind can be overcome through spiritual methods. e-book. This”Life Of The Buddha “has actually been prepared for Secondary School trainees. There are workouts with each story which Dhamma Teachers can elaborate on when it is used as a text book. Nevertheless, while the stories are simple and brief, they do follow the scriptural tradition therefore are of worth for the basic reader who wants to learn more about the Buddha’s life. This is a comprehensive and genuine book on the Buddha and his Teachngs.by Piyadassi. The author, Age-old Mahathera Piyadassi is
one of the world’s most noteworthy Buddhist monks, a highly revered instructor of great renown, an indefatigable employee for the Buddha Dhamma. “The ages roll by and the Buddha appears not so far away after all; his voice whispers in our ears and tells us not to run away from the battle but, calm-eyed, to face it, and to see in life ever higher opportunities for development and advancement “. e-book.
Yesterday is a memory; Tomorrow is the unidentified-Now is the understanding. This is an inspirational teaching by one of the foremost western monks, Ven. Ajahn Sumedo. Taken from talks on the Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha, Anapanasati(mindfulness of breathing)and Happiness, distress and Nibbana. e-book. Concepts of Buddhism described by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu. It is an amazing reality that in this book Ven. Buddhadasa has actually explained the significance of one subject, thereby covering the spirit of the entire teaching or the Tipitaka.
He says that Buddhism is the religious beliefs which teaches one to understand just this much:”what is the reality?”. All the chapters in this book dealing with the five aggregates, the four sort of accessories, instinct in a natural method and other topics all point to “The Truth”. A talk provided by Age-old Master Chin Kung at An-Kang Grade School, Taipei. Transcribed and translated into English by the Dallas Buddhist Association. e-book. Prince Goodspeaker, Volume 1(stories 1-50 )These two volumes of the Jataka stories, have been seminal to the development of many civilizations, the growing of moral conduct and excellent behaviour, the growth of an abundant and varied literature in diverse parts of the world and the inspiration for painting, sculpture and architecture. The Buddha himself used the Jataka Tales as teaching stories to discuss concepts like kamma and rebirth and to highlight the value of ethical values. e-book. King Fruitful, Volume 2(stories 1-50)The Jataka Tales or Buddhist Tales for Young and Old – King Fruitful, Volume 2. These 2 volumes are also available as BuddhaNet E-books – text just or highlighted. e-books The Wheel of Dependent Arising is a basic teaching of Buddhism. The Wheel of Life, with its twelve links beginning with lack of knowledge and ending in aging and death, demonstrates how man, being fettered, wanders in Samsara birth after birth.
This in depth book on Karma explains:’What is Karma; Karma and Vipaka; The Reason For Karma; Classification of Karma; Questions and Answers on Karma and the Nature of Karma. Buddhist Festivals and Weddings consisting of Ceremonies for the Dead and Funeral Rites.
A Web Link to Uposatha or Observance Days. The Thai Buddhist Calendar and Buddha’s Birthday Events, Vesak or Visakah Puja. A thorough explanation of the Buddhist Calendar from scriptural sources in the Pali (Theravada) Buddhist canon by Ven. U Sobhana. Web link to Uposatha or Observance Days, which are times of restored dedication to Dhamma practice in Theravada Buddhism.