Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
Mind and its Potential is the first course in the Discovering Buddhism series presented by Kadampa Center. Discovering Buddhism is a 14-course series of introductory Buddhist theory and practice designed by the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).
Examine what is "mind," its nature and function, and how it affects our experience of happiness and suffering. Come explore the differentiation between mind and brain, mind as the creator of our experiences, and the implications of possessing a mind that has no beginning and no end. In addition, learn methods to transform destructive thoughts and attitudes and create a positive and joyous mind.
Kadampa Center, affiliated with the FPMT, is located in Raleigh, NC. For more information on the Center, see http://www.kadampa-center.org; for more information on FPMT, see http://www.fpmt.org.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
This is taken from the Discovering Buddhism at Home series by the FPMT. If you are interested in the video series, here's a link to purchase the DVD.
On a separate site, I've found a transcript of this episode.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Main Link - http://www.fgs.org.tw//english/dharma/ebook/content.htm
Scroll through and you may find something interesting - topics range from the basics of Chan Buddhism to the Six Paramitas.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Thich Nhat Hanh
Richard Gere (This looks to be taken from the FPMT's Discovering Buddhism series.)
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
- The Dhammapada - Older, html version, no record of where they got the translation.
- Wikipedia's article on the Dhammapada - Brilliant as always.
- From the Ancient World Texts: Dhammapada translated by John Richards
- Dhammapada translated by Thomas Byrom
- Dhammapada — from the Electronic Buddhist Archives
- Dhammapada: A Translation — from Access to Insight
- The Dhammapada — translated by Max Müller
- Sri Lankan Buddhism Portal - Dhammapada
- The Dhammapada
- Readings (mp3) from the Dhammapada by Gil Fronsdal
- Buddhanet.net's pleasant Treasury of Truth: Illustrated Dhammapada
- Dhammapada: Wisdom of the Buddha, trans. Harischandra Kaviratna
- The Dhammapada - Another copy of Max Müller's translation, but with relevant basic information.
- Buddhanet.net also has an eBook (pdf format) to download.
Monday, July 9, 2007
"FPMT Radio is accessible as a streaming radio station under the Religious section within Apple's iTunes. Click here ... to download the free software available for both Windows and Macintosh computers."
You can also download teachings from teachers including: Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Thubten Yeshe, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Ven. Rene Feusi, Ven. Ribur Rinpoche, Ven. Robina Courtin, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche and Ven. Sarah Thresher.
In addition, you can also download Module 1: Mind and its Potential from the FPMT's Discovering Buddhism at Home series.
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
- Buddhist Tales, Jataka Stories, Kids Stories, Animated Kids Stories These are fun!
- "The Illustrated Jataka & Other Stories of the Buddha" by Dr C. B. Varma - Illustrated, English
- Jataka Stories - Small selection
- Jataka Tales - by Ellen C. Babbitt 1912
- Jataka Tales - English Animation
- Jataka - Volumes I and II of E. B. Cowell 1895 3 volume (6 book) edition.
How to Overcome your Difficulties is an eBook published for free distribution by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery of Singapore. It's written by Ven. K Sri Dhammananda. "Are you worried? Are you miserable? If so, you are invited to read this booklet to develop a better understanding of your problems. It is dedicated to you and to those who worry."
- Tales of the Buddha's Former Lives - Stories 51-100 (Table of Contents, p. 1-100, p. 101-216). These are Jātaka Tales, I believe. "Tales of the Buddha's Former Lives is a collection of simple stories written along the line of Aesop's Fables. Though meant for readers of all ages, they are especially useful to older children and teenagers, as these stories promote and highlight virtuous conduct and good behaviour, especially those human values that contribute to harmony, pleasure and progress."
- We Are Good Children - This is really sweet - it's colorful and pleasant, and also bilingual. ^_^ It's meant for little ones. "Children should be taught and instilled with the right morals and ethics since young. The objectives of this bilingual book are to introduce, familiarise and inculcate young children the virtues of Buddhism and eastern culture like filial piety, gratitude and compassion. Through this process, we hope children would be imbued with the positive traits of self-reflection and self-correction of non-virtuous behaviour and conduct."
- Transforming Our Daily Activities - "Spiritual practice need not be separated from daily living. Here is a book that teaches you how you can lead a more fulfilling life according to the Buddha's teachings and transform your daily activities into acts of compassion and loving-kindness. You can live and breathe the Dharma even while at work, driving or doing grocery shopping!"
- Working With Anger - " "Working with Anger" offers many practical techniques for anger management. Although the Buddha is usually thought of as a religious leader, he was also a consummate psychologist and peacemaker. This presentation is based upon the Buddha's unique prescription for transforming anger and the author's interactions with mental health professionals, people in therapy and conflict mediators."
- I Wonder Why - "This books covers the most fundamental questions and issues that arise in the minds of modern individuals who are new to this tradition of practical spirituality. Written in clear and engaging language, this book presents the Buddhist approach to the issues and concerns of daily life."