Kadampa Center Online Dharma Collection

•August 6, 2007 • Leave a Comment

If I haven’t mentioned this, there’s a collection of audio files at the Kadampa Center website, featuring companion audio for the FPMT’s Discovering Buddhism series, amongst other titles. Check it, if you’re so inclined.

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Discovering Buddhism: Mind and its Potential (Kadampa Center) (November 13, 2006)

•August 6, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Via the Internet Archive (fantastic resource, by the way), here’s a collection of audio files which are a part of the FPMT’s Discovering Buddhism series. Here’s the text from the Archive page:

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.

e-Books from Fo Guang Shan Monastery

•August 2, 2007 • Leave a Comment

As there are 20 resources on this page, I’m just going to include the link, and not direct links to the English translation articles and eBooks at the Fo Guang Shan Monastery. Check ’em out – I just opened up and started reading “The Essence of Buddhism,” and it’s a really interesting look at the 4 Noble Truths.

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.

A Brief Video on Mindfulness – Richard Gere

•July 25, 2007 • Leave a Comment

(This looks to be taken from the FPMT‘s Discovering Buddhism series.)

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A Brief Videos on Mindfulness – Thich Nhat Hanh

•July 25, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Obviously a snippet from somewhere else, but  a good piece of Dharma, nonetheless. ^_^

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Thây’s Dharma Talks

•July 24, 2007 • Leave a Comment

I’m sure many of you know about these already, but I just found them on Plum Village‘s under-renovation website. There are several talks by Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh from a variety of locations, including his most recent trip to Viet Nam.

Online Versions of the Dhammapada

•July 10, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Here are the Dhammapada-related resources that I’ve collected so far:

From Wikipedia, I’ve collected the following excellent links:

Also, see:

And finally, though this is not online, my favorite actual book translation is the following slim volume, which will fit in your pocket, you know: