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Buddhist Teachings and Philosophy

Buddha's World - Buddhist articles and quotes - A personal selection of texts about sunnyata, karma, emptiness (Buddhist philosophy), the history of Buddhism and meditation.

Buddhism Study and Practice Group - A collection of Buddhist stories.

Dharma Ohana - A dharma talk by Rev. Eric Matsumoto.

The Gospel of Buddha - One of the earliest translations of Buddhist literature into English. Compiled by Paul Carus, and published in 1894. Indexed presentation of the original one hundred chapters.

IntraText: Bibliotheca Religiosa: Buddhistica - Index to Buddhist related texts (Sutras and others) on an open access digital library called IntraText.

Sacred Texts - Buddhism - Contains various texts on Buddhism teaching.

Still Thoughts - Ideas and principles of by Dharma Master Shi Zheng-Yan.

Teachings Of The Buddha - Derived from ancient Buddhist and Zen texts, for the benefit of all living beings.

The Two Kingdoms - A retelling in modern language of a Buddha parable, written by Patrick Drazen.

Verses Delineating the Eight Consciousnesses - By Tripitaka Master Hsuan-Tsang of the Tang Dynasty. Translation and explanation by Ronald Epstein.

Basics

About Buddhists - An introduction from a New Kadampa Buddhism perspective to Buddhist religion, philosophy, teachings, meditation, and practice.

B is for Buddhism - Information for beginners.

Basic Buddhist Beliefs

Basic Points Unifying Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism - Approved by the World Buddhist Sangha Council in 1966.

Buddhism 2001 - Introduction to Buddhist philosophy and practice.

Buddhism As A Religion - Is Buddhism a religion? An extensive analysis of Buddhism and its religious and non-religious aspects.

Common American Misconceptions About Buddhism - Reincarnation, prayer, and paganism.

Dharma & Nirvana - Introduction to Buddhist principles

Essentials of Buddhism - Lists out the core teachings of Buddhism. Also provides selected links to other sites and book recommendations.

The Four Noble Truths - Basic exposition done in a graphically lyrical style.

The Four Noble Truths - Explanation of the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism.

Fundamental Buddhism Explained - Explicit explanation of fundamental Buddhism based on the Pali Canon, recognized by Buddhist scholars as the oldest surviving written record of what the Buddha said and taught.

The History and Philosophy of Buddhism - A simple, yet comprehensive, non-sectarian introduction to Buddhist history, philosophy and culture.

An Introduction to Buddhism - To do no evil; To cultivate good; To purify one's mind: This is the teaching of the Buddhas. --The Dhammapada

An Overview of Buddhism - A brief introduction to Buddhism. How Buddhists perceive the world, the four main teachings of the Buddha, the Buddhist view of the self, the relationship between this self and the various ways in which it responds to the world, the Buddhist path and the final goal.

12 Principles of Buddhism - By Christmas Humphreys, founder and president of the Buddhist Society of London. These principles express a common ground for all schools of Buddhism and have been approved by the leading sects throughout the world as a basis for World Buddhism.

Questions & Answers on Buddhism - Answers to common questions about Buddhism.

Resources for the Study of Buddhism - Site contains links to both general Buddhist resources and specialized materials on Zen, Chinese Buddhism, Yogacara Buddhism, and various Buddhist scriptures (sutras/suttas).

Searching for Buddha - Provides a simple introduction to Buddhism, answering the most common questions by curious people.

SoYouWanna convert to Buddhism? - A light-hearted overview of what it means to be a Buddhist. Written from a relatively objective perspective by the editors of SoYouWanna.com.

Very Brief Overview of Buddhism - Buddhism does not believe in God. In Buddhist teaching, there is no aggressive promotion of Buddhism or strong rejection of other religions.

What Buddhists Believe - Online version of a book by K.Sri Dhammananda giving an extensive explanation of basic Buddhist thought from a Theravadan Buddhist perspective.

What Is Buddhism? - Excellent introduction to Buddhism provided by Mahidol University, Thailand.

The Word Of The Buddha - Online version of the classic introduction to Buddhism published in 1906 by the Buddhist Publication Society. The book covers the basic principles of Buddhism, selected from the five great collections of discourses which form the Sutta-Pitaka.

Death and Rebirth

Buddhism and Death - Information about death and dying from a Buddhist viewpoint.

Buddhism in a Nutshell - Rebirth - Article by Narada Thera on karma, rebirth and ignorance.

Buddhism's View on The Wheel of Rebirth - A detailed presentation of reincarnation from a Buddhist perspective. With questions and answers.

A Buddhist Ethic Without Karmic Rebirth? - An article by Winston L.King, Emeritus Professor, Vanderbilt University.

Cula-Kammavibhanga Sutta - Buddhist text on how Action differentiates beings in terms of baseness & excellence. On the relation between karma and reincarnation.

Dharma Data: Rebirth - A discussion on rebirth from a Buddhistic perspective.

The Jivamala - A Buddhist Practice of Purification Dealing with Reincarnation - This site documents one individual's exploration into remembering past lives in order to be free of the bondage to those lives and gives a historical introduction into this practice.

Karma in Buddhism [Buddha's World] - Karma and reincarnation or rebirth as Buddhists generally look at this subject.

On Rebirth: Buddhism and Reincarnation - Exerpted from Paul Williams, The Unexpected Way: On Converting from Buddhism to Catholicism.

On Reincarnation - Article by Takashi Tsuji on the misconceptions around reincarnation.

What happens when we die? - Manjuvajra offers some Buddhist views. Reprinted from Golden Drum 18.

Jataka Tales

Buddhist Tales - Jataka stories of moral conduct and good behaviour.

Jataka Tales - Three Jataka tales: "The Jackal Who Saved the Lion", "The Greedy Crow", and "The Doe Which Set Her Husband Free".

Jataka Tales of the Buddha (Part I) - Four Jataka Tales: "Crossing the Wilderness", "The Traders of Seriva", "The Goat that Laughed and Wept", and "The Straw Worth More Than Gold".

Jataka Tales of the Buddha (Part II) - Three Jataka tales: "The Miserly Treasurer", "What's in a name?", and "The Queen's Necklace".

Jataka Tales of the Buddha (Part III) - Four Jataka tales: "The Fifth Precept", "A Good Friend", "The Sound the Hare Heard", and "The Great Monkey King".

The Jatakas Tales - Eighteen tales retold by Ellen C. Babbitt (1912); e-text from the Baldwin Project.

A Jataka-Tale from the Tibetan - Article by H. Wenzel, published in "The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland."

More Jataka Tales - By Ellen C. Babbitt (1922), e-text from the Baldwin Project.

More Jataka Tales - Re-told by Ellen C. Babbitt, e-text at the Gutenberg project.

Meditation

BuddhaNet's Loving-Kindness Meditation - Instruction in Loving Kindness meditation.

Buddhist Meditation - A text by Francis Story (The Anagarika Sugatananda)from the Buddhist Publication Society on different forms of meditation including Anapana Sati, Samatha, and Vipassana.Bhavana

Meditation Techniques - Survey of seven meditation techniques for beginners.

Wildmind Online Meditation Lessons - Wildmind provides a complete guide to simple meditation techniques.

Morality

Buddhism and Medical Ethics - A bibliographic introduction.

Buddhism and Respect for Parents - Extensive sutra analysis of Buddha's teaching on respecting one's parents.

Buddhist Morality - The basic concepts of Buddhist morality.

Buddhist Precepts - An explanation of the Precepts by Robert Aitken Roshi.

Consequences of Your Actions - Online Chinese Buddhist tract with simple illustrations of the moral consequences of actions.

Continuity and Change in the Economic Ethics of Buddhism: Evidence From the History of Buddhism in India, China and Japan - A paper in the Journal of Buddhist Ethics considering Buddhist values with regard to wealth and economic activity, either within society or within the sangha.

Criteria for Judging the Unwholesomeness of Actions in the Texts of Theravaada Buddhism - Journal of Buddhist Ethics paper reviewing the role of ethics on the path in Theravāda texts and discussing the various criteria for distinguishing between gradations of wholesome and unwholesome actions, and considering the question of the relation between precept-taking and the moral worth of actions.

Cutting the Cat Into One: The Practice of the Bodhisattva Precepts in Zen - Kai, jo, e. Sila or precepts, samadhi or complete practice, prajna or wisdom. Call them what you will, these are the basis and the ground of healthy practice. They are also the Path itself. And the results? Well, they are also kai, jo, and e.

Economics in Buddhism - To live in this world, wealth is very essential. So everyone has to work for money as society depends on economics. But we should not regard wealth to be like a god. Trying to get wealth through right means is not wrong. Competition can be bad if it is directed by ulterior motives. But it is very helpful and effective concerning success and progress where the motive is good and correct. The man who has no selfish attachment to wealth is able to do a lot of things for society with wealth that was either accumulated by his own effort or inherited.

Golden Rules of Buddhism - The too prevalent ignorance among even adult Sinhalese Buddhists of the ethical code of their religion lead H.S. Olcott to issue this little compilation. It consists of quotes from Therevada sources on daily life, organized by topic.

The Importance of Sila (Virtue) - "In order to practice meditation with any great success, one is required to practice sila."

Journal of Buddhist Ethics - Journal that promotes the study of Buddhist ethics through the publication of research articles, discussions and critical notes, bulletins, and reviews.

Karma - The Law of Karma explained.

Karma Ghost - A cartoon about karma that seems to imply a kind of Newton's first law of ethics for every action, there is an equal and complementary response. A Sundance Film Festival winner.

Lay Morality - The Buddhist perspective of morality is given in a nutshell in the little Pali verse. "Sabba papassa akaranam - kusalassa upasampada sachitta pariyodapanam - etam buddhanu sasanam" "To keep away from all evil, cultivate good, and purify one's mind is the advice of all Buddhas."

The Meaning of Sin and Evil - "Buddhism has a completely satisfying answer to evil and sin. The Buddhist approach would be to question your "desire" to be without sin or evil, to look at the question itself. Why would you limit your life? To trap you into an experience that western language finds difficult to say directly. To direct your search to the real truth. Here our normal "logical" English language just breaks down. What is this "illogical" experience that is not linear and deductive? The answer is "There is - in fact - a life that can be experienced outside of the level of thinking." I call that the essential teaching of Buddhism."

Questions and Answers on Buddhist Moral Issues - Topics include: good and evil, marriage, divorce, birth control and abortion, suicide, war, military service, mercy killing, killing for self protection, stealing from the rich to feed the poor, extramarital sex, white lies, intoxicants.

Sila - Sila (virtue, moral conduct) is the cornerstone upon which the entire Noble Eightfold Path is built. The practice of sila is defined by the middle three factors of the Eightfold Path: Right Speech, Right Action, and Right Livelihood.

Sila -- Moral Conduct - Sila or moral conduct is the principle of human behaviour that promotes orderly and peaceful existence in a community. Rules of moral conduct are to be found in every religion. They may resemble other codes of conduct to a greater or lesser degree depending on the Teacher or religious system from which they originated. Usually they comprise lists of actions from which to abstain, implying that any actions not covered by the prohibitions are permissible. A good example is afforded by the five Silas (of Buddhism), namely to abstain from taking the life of sentient beings, to abstain from taking possession of anything that has not been given by its owner, to abstain from sexual misconduct, to abstain from lying or evil speech, and to abstain from intoxicating drinks which are a primary cause of negligence.

Psychology

As Zen Replaces the Id - Psychology and Zen Buddhism

Bodhiology - Teaches and promotes Buddhist psychology and psychotherapy.

Buddhist Meditation and Depth Psychology - Scientific, spiritual and social exploration on meditation and its impact on Westerners.

Buddhist Psychology - Essay on the history of Buddhist Psychology.

Buddhist psychology: A review of theory and practice - This survey is confined to the texts of Theravada Buddhism.

Ego-Bypass for Managing Stage Fright - A manual that draws on the Buddhist principle of no-self and on techniques of Cognitive Behavior Therapy in its approach to overcoming stage fright.

Investigating the Mind - Exchanges between Buddhism and Western Science on how the mind works.

Meditation and Personal Construct Psychology - This essay provides a useful introduction to both Buddhist thinking in relation to brain and behavior, and to a branch of western psychology.

Mind Is - What is mind? Explorations in cognitive science, psychology, Buddhism, mysticism, literature, art, psychotherapy, language, psychiatry and philosophy.

Psychological State Changes in Meditation - Psychological analysis of changes in mental state as a result of different forms of meditation.

Purify Our Mind - Learn how to benefit our daily life.

Spiritual Self-Schema Development Program - A step-by-step psychotherapy program developed at Yale University that integrates Buddhist and cognitive psychologies to help individuals abandon maladaptive self-schemas and to develop instead a new Spiritual self-schema.

ToDo Institute - Alternative methods of mental health such as Morita Therapy and Naikan from Japan. These methods are rooted in Eastern philosophy and applied to life in contemporary Western society.

Towards a Buddhist Psychotherapy - An effort at showing the relevance of Buddhism to western psychotherapy, especially existential therapy.

Was the Buddha the First Humanist? - The Buddha's concept of Abidhamma appears as a supremely naturalistic and psychological one. It refers to the representation within the human mind of the external order of things and events. It is the logical system for organizing and interpreting experience that is constructed by human mental capacities during the process of experiencing external phenomena: the instrument that regulates the mind.

Why Meditation isn't Psychotherapy - Essay by Patrick Kearney regarding the confusion between Buddhist meditation and modern psychotherapy.

Working with Delusional Emotions - Tibetan approaches to dealing with delusional emotions, using tough life examples but also providing helpful suggestions.

Zen and Western Psychotherapy: Nirvanic Transcendence and Samsaric Fixation - An argument that both the ends and the means of Buddhist practice far exceed the limitations of Western psychotherapy in its dominant forms. This claim is substantiated by examining the underlying views of human nature in the broader context of cosmic Nature, as these reflect the assumed nature of the therapeutic task.

Zen Dynamics - Offers a personality test and meditation subjects based on Chinese elements and Buddhist psychological theory.

Sangha

The Meaning and Significance of Sangha - A study of the various aspects of Sangha, including the levels, types and qualifications.

The Meaning of Sangha - Describes the meaning, benefits and importance of Sangha.

The Meaning of Sangha - Essay on the thesis that the monastic order is the true "sangha" of Buddhism.

Sangha Means Community - Dharma talk by on the role of friends and community in the spiritual life.

Sutras

Adittapariyaya Sutta - The Fire Sermon.

Ananda Sutta - To Ananda (on Mindfulness of Breathing).

Anapanasati Sutra - Discourse on the mindfulness of breathing

Anapanasati Sutta - Sutra on mindfulness of breathing.

Anattalakkhana Sutta - The Sermon on the Not-Self Characteristic.

The Anattalakkhana Sutta - A document from the Pali canon of Buddhist scriptures in which Buddha speaks on not-self characteristic.

Bhikkuni Samyutta Suttas - 10 suttas about Mara, the personification of doubt and evil, trying in vain to lure the bhikkhunis (nuns) away from their meditation spots in the forest by asking them provocative questions.

Bhumija Sutta - The discourse to Bhumija.

Bodhisattva Kishitigarbha Vow Sutra - Transalation presented in the form of a seemingly mythic dialogue between the Buddha and Kishitigarbha. Includes historical introduction, the text and a glossary.

Buddha's First Sermon - A reconstruction of Buddha's first sermon. Composed at least several centuries after Siddhartha Gautama's death, contains the essence of what the Buddha taught his earliest disciples.

Buddha's Sermons and Teachings - A version of Buddha's first sermon and a discussion of the nature of Nirvana.

Buddhist Texts - A small collection of various Buddhist teachings and sutras.

Buddhist Information - A large collection of sutras.

Cula-Kammavibhanga Sutta - Buddhist text on how Action differentiates beings in terms of baseness & excellence.

Cula-Malunkyovada Sutta - The Shorter Instructions to Malunkya regarding the cosmos.

Cula-Suññata Sutta - The Lesser Discourse on Emptiness.

Culasunnata Sutta - On Voidness (sunyata) - the quintessence of Buddhism.

Cula-Vedalla Sutta - The Shorter Set of Questions-and-Answers.

Cunda Kammaraputta Sutta - Buddha's teaching about ways in which one is made impure by verbal or mental actions.

Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta - Setting Rolling the Wheel of Truth.

Dhammapada - Full English translations of the Dhammapada.

The Dhammapada - A collection of 423 verses containing the Buddha's essential teachings on some 305 occasions for the benefit of a wide range of human beings.

Dhammapada - The Path Of Dhamma - The Dhammapada consists of 423 verses in Pali uttered by the Buddha on some 305 occasions for the benefit of a wide range of human beings.

Dhammapada [Gutenberg] - A collection of verses; being one of the canonical books of the Buddhists.

Dighavu-kumara Vatthu - The Story of Prince Dighavu. Translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

The Gospel of Buddha - A 19th century compilation from a variety of Buddhist texts by Paul Carus. It is modelled on the New Testament. It was very widely read, and was even recommended by Ceylonese Buddhist leaders as a teaching tool for Buddhist children.

Hiri Sutta - A sutra from the Sutta Nipata, discussing definition of friendship.

Householder Sutta Page - Provides links of various Suttas on the internet.

Kaccayanagotta Sutta - The sutra on right view.

Kayagata-sati Sutta - Sutra on Mindfulness immersing in the body.

Lankavatara Sutra - Excerpts from the Lankavatara Sutra.

Lotus of the True Dharma - A sacred text of Mahayana Buddhism on the subject of the true nature of the Buddha.

The Lotus Sutra - Also known as the "White Lotus of the True Dharma" or "Saddharma-Pundarika Sutta". Translated by Burton Watson.

The Lotus Sutra - Translated By H. Kern (1884).

Maha-Cattarisaka Sutta - "The Great Forty" - a discourse on Right View.

Maha-Nidana Sutta - The Great Causes Discourse.

Maha-Parinibbana Sutta - Sutra on the Last Days of the Buddha. This sutra gives a good summary of the Buddha's Teachings.

Maha-Satipatthana Sutta - The Great Frames of Reference Sutra.

Metta Sutra - The Buddha's Words on Kindness (Metta Sutta)

Quotes from the Masters - A collection of quotes from various sutras. Indexed by author.

Rathakara Sutta (Pacetana Sutta) - The Chariot Maker - Buddha's parable about the straightness of wheels as corresponding to the straightness of practice.

Readings in Theravada Buddhism - Over 700 translated discourses by the Buddha.

Reflections On The Three Fold Lotus Sutra - Paper by John R.A. Mayer. Presents reflections on how this text is applicable to issues in contemporary Western philosophy. Contrasts Nichiren and Tendai traditions with Zen.

Sabbasava Sutta - Sutra on All the Fermentations (thoughts that arise in mind).

Sallekha Sutta - The Discourse on Effacement.

Samaññaphala Sutta - The Fruits of the Contemplative Life Sutra. This discourse is one of the masterpieces of the Pali Canon.

Sammaditthi Sutta - The Discourse on Right View

Sammaditthi Sutta - The Discourse on Right View.

Samyutta Nikaya - The third division of the Sutta Pitaka, contains 2,889 suttas grouped into five sections (vaggas).

Satipatthana -- Foundations of Mindfulness - Site is dedicated to the study of sati - a Pali word for the Buddhist concept which is most often translated as "mindfulness."

Satipatthana Sutra - Discourse on The Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

Satipatthana Sutta - The foundations of mindfulness.

Shurangama Sutra - Text, commentaries and articles on content of the sutra and its historical background.

Sigalovada Sutta - The Discourse to Sigala -- The Layperson's Code of Discipline.

Siha Sutta - To General Siha (On Generosity). Anguttara Nikaya V.34.

Sunakkhatta Sutta - The discourse to Sunakkhatta on craving.

The Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Law - This is the complete text in English as translated by H. Kern in 1884.

Upajjhatthana Sutta - Subjects for Contemplation.

Pure Land and Shin Sutras

Amitabha Sadhana - Instructions on the Amitabha Sadhana.

The Amitabha Sutra - Translated into Chinese by Tripitaka Master Kumarajiva Translated from Chinese into English by J.C. Cleary

The Buddha's expounding of the Amitabha Sutra! - Dragon Flower Ch'an Temple translation

The Collected Works of Shinran - Online publication of the translated complete works of Shinran Shonin (1173-1262), founder of Jodo-Shinshu or True Pure Land School of Buddhism.

The Larger Sukhavati-Vyuha - The Larger Sukhavati-Vyuha. Description of Sukhavati, The Land of Bliss.

Smaller Sukhavativyuha Sutra - Smaller Sukhavativyuha Sutra. Translated from the Chinese Version of Kumarajiva by Nishu Utsuki.

Sukhavativyuha Sutra - The Sutra on the Buddha of Eternal Life. Translated from the Sanskrit by F. Max Mueller edited by Richard St. Clair.

The Sutra of Contemplation on Buddha Amitayus - This English translation by J. Takakusu published originally as vol. XLIX of The Sacred Books of the East series (Oxford, 1894, public domain) has been edited for ease of reading and comprehension by modern readers.

The Sutra of Visualization of the Buddha of Infinite Life - This Sutra played a central role in the emergence of Pure Land Buddhism as a major Buddhist school.

Tibetan Scriptures

Asian Classics Input Project - Description of ACIP's mission to preserve and make Eastern scriptural texts available in computerized form. A selection of texts from the Kangyur, Tengyur, and Sungbum, in Romanized Tibetan and Tibetan script are available to read or download. The site includes graphics of woodblock prints, reference materials, Tibetan Font software, catalogs, and a version of the Blue Annals in English.

Dzogchen Texts in Translation - A gathering of texts by various authors including Mipham Rinpoche, Garab Dorje, Dudjom Rinpoche, and Nyoshul Khenpo.

Dzogchen Translations into English - Translations of Tibetan Buddhist texts, especially those relating to Dzogchen, the Great Perfection. Translations include Tibetan text, English translation, and, for some, transliteration. Requires Acrobat Reader.

Fifty Stanzas on Guru Devotion - Prayer by Aryasura (Asvaghosa) and commentary by Geshe Ngawang Dhargey.

Heart Sutra - The Heart of Wisdom (Mahaprajnaparamita Hridaya)in Tibetan script, Tibetan transliteration, Tibetan-English literal translation, and English gloss, with recordings in WAV and RealAudio formats (pronunciation is Ladakhi/Western Tibetan.) Recorded at Ridzong Gompa, Ladakh, July 1982.

Heart Sutra Tibetan-English with Sound Clips in Tibetan - The Heart Sutra (Heart of Wisdom) Parallel Tibetan and English, with recorded Tibetan audio clips of each page.

Homage to the twenty-one Taras - The verses of praise to the twenty-one forms of Tara.

The Kingdom of Samantabhadra - "A Prayer To Recognize My Own Faults and Keep in Mind the Objects of Refuge" by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, translated from the Tibetan by Bhakha Tulku and Constance Wilkinson.

Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive - Founded by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, to make available the collected works of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa. Contains biographies of the Lamas as well as many teachings by them.

Lankavatara Sutra - Excerpts from the Lankavatara Sutra.

Lotsawa House - An expanding collection of translations of Buddhist texts from Tibetan into English (and other languages.)

Patrul Rinpoche: Advice from Me to Myself - A prayer written by Dzogchen master Patrul Rinpoche. Translation by Constance Wilkinson. Available in English and Portuguese.

The Perfection of Wisdom in 8,000 Lines - The Prajnaparamita Sutra in 8,000 Lines, translated by Dr. Edward Conze; updated and reinterpreted by Richard Babcock (Copper).

The Seven Points of Mind Training (Tonglen) - Atisha's verses on exchanging self for others, with commentaries by Osho (Rajneesh), Chogyam Trungpa, Pema Chodron, Jamgon Kontrul, and Alan Wallace.

Shantideva's Bodhisattva-caryavatara and Commentary, Drops of Nectar - BIONA Books presents Shantideva's Bodhisattva-caryavatara, with a commentary, Drops of Nectar, by Khenpo Kunpal, and oral commentary by Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche.

Teachings on Buddhism and Buddhist Meditation - Archive of teachings on Buddhism and meditation by Shenpen Hookham, including email teachings and transcripts of spoken teachings

The Tibetan Book of the Dead - "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" bar do thos grol. Translations,original text, audio recordings by Nupa Rinpoche.

Tibetan Book of the Dead - Bardo Thotrol - Bardo Thodol - The Evans-Wentz / Kazi Dawa-Samdup translation in two parts, followed by a modern reworking of the text.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead - Ebook and Video - The Great Liberation upon Hearing in the Intermediate State, also known as the Bardo Thodol. The Evans-Wentz edition.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Transitions to the Otherworld - A list of Tibetan volumes of the Bardo Throdrol and related Bon texts. Summary and explanation of contents.

Tibetan Buddhist Resource center - An encyclopedic database of Himalayan scriptures from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Texts are available for purchase on CD's.

What A Bodhisattva Does - Thirty-seven Practices by Ngulchu Thogme, translated from the Tibetan by Constance Wilkinson and Kiki Ekselius.

Zen Sutras

Dai Hi En Mon Bu Kai Jin Shu/Dharani of the Great Compassionate One - In English and Japanese.

Five Ranks of Tozan and Other Zen Classics - "Five Ranks of the Apparent & the Real" and "The Song of the Jeweled Mirror Samadhi" by Tozan Ryokai. "The Keiso Dokuzi" by Hakuin. "Three Kinds of Fall" and "Five States of Lord & Vassal" by Ts'ao Shan. "The Three Roads" by Tung Shan. "Five States" by Fen Yang.

The Five Wonderful Precepts - Rephrased by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and represented in a way that can be understood more easily for the people, especially the young in the West.

Four Great Vows - The basic vows of buddhist students.

The Four Great Vows - In English and Japanese.

Harmony of Difference and Equality (Sandokai) - Translated by the Stanford Zen Translation Project. Text is annotated for instrumentation during services.

Lankavatara Sutra - Includes a commentary by Stephen L. Klick.

Sho Sai Shu: Dharani of Removing Disasters - In English and Japanese.

Song of Enlightenment - By Zen Master Hsuan Chuen.

Soto School Sutras for Daily Service and Practice - Translated by the Stanford Zen Translation Project.

Diamond Sutra

Diamond Sutra - Published by the DaeJang Gyong Research Institute of Haein-sa Monastery, Korea.

Diamond Sutra - A relatively modern-language translation by the Lotus Sutra Study Center.

Diamond Sutra - "Like a meteor, like darkness, as a flickering lamp, An illusion, like hoar-frost or a bubble, Like clouds, a flash of lightning, or a dream: So is all conditioned existence to be seen."

The Diamond Sutra - Translated by A. F. Price and Wong Mou-Lam.

The Diamond Sutra - Version of the Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun.

The Diamond Sutra - Abridged - A greatly abridged version by George Boeree, Ph.D., that removes the heavily repetitive aspects of the original, which came from the oral tradition.

Faith Mind Sutra

The Hsin Hsin Ming by Seng-t`san with commentary by R. H. Blyth - A classic translation of the Hsin Hsin Ming by Seng-t`san with embeded links to commentary by R. H. Blyth and other translations.

Affirming Faith In Mind - Chant version used by the Portland Zen Community.

Faith In Mind - Dragon Flower Ch'an Temples translation.

Faith in Mind - A verse attributed to Jianzhi Sengcan, the Third Patriarch of Zen Buddhism.

Hsin-Hsin-Ming - The Gatha of Seng T'san, Third Chan Patriarch.

On Believing in Mind - Translation by Eido Shimano, Roshi.

Seng-Ts'an - Biographical information on Seng-Ts'an, and several translations of his famous sutra.

Trusting In Mind: A New Translation of the "Hsin Hsin Ming" - by Zen Master Hae Kwang.

Heart Sutra

The Great Heart of Wisdom Sutra - Translation used by the Daibutsuji Zen Temple.

Hannya Shingyo - Translated by the Stanford Zen Translation Project. Text is annotated for instrumentation during services.

The Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra - Translation by the Buddhist Text Translation Society

The Heart of the Prajnaparamita - Translated from the Chinese by Thich Nhat Hanh

Heart Sutra - Two different versions.

Heart Sutra - Modern English version

Heart Sutra - In Japanese, English, and German.

Heart Sutra - With line-by-line commentary.

The Heart Sutra - An interpretation of the Heart Sutra by George Boeree, Ph.D., to make the sutra clearer for college students.

The Heart Sutra in Buddhist Sanskrit - With commentary and line-by-line translation.

Prajna Paramita Sutra - Line by line in Japanese and English.

Zen Dynamics Heart Sutra page - The Heart Sutra in Japanese with a word-by word English translation and commentary

Platform Sutra

Platform Sutra of Sixh Patriarch Hui Neng - Sutra on zen meditation, karma, the life of Hui Neng and other subjects.

The Platform Sutra (The Sutra of Hui Neng) - In Chinese characters with links to character translations.

The Sutra of Hui Neng - Sutra on the Treasure of the Law. Translated by Christmas Humphreys and Wong Mou-Lam.

T'an Ching (Platform Sutra) - Review and comparison of various translations of the Platform Sutra.

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