At the UBC, we welcome all individuals wether you are familiar or unfamiliar with Meditationa dn Buddhism. All our teaching programs are suitable for beginners.
Useful links for your further reading :
- http://www.DhammaWiki.com/ The Dhamma Encyclopedia
- http://www.DhammaWheel.com/ A discussion forum on Buddhism
Most of these books are in the UBC library, and some of them may be available for free distribution, and some are available on the internet in PDF format free for downloading.
- What Buddhists Believe by Ven. K Sri Dhammananda
- Planting Dhamma Seeds in Africa by Ven. Buddharakkhita
- Drop by Drop: Practicing the Dhamma in Daily Life by Ven. Buddharakkhita
- Caring for our Planet: Buddhism and Environment by Ven. Buddharakkhita
- What the Buddha taught by Ven. Walpola Rahula
- The Buddha and his teachings by Ven. Narada
- The Four Noble Truths by Ajahn Sumedho
- Mindfulness in Plain English by Ven. Henepola Guneratne
- The Dhammapada, Buddha’s Path of Wisdom
Tipitaka – Canonical texts
The Tipitaka is the collection of the Buddha’s teachings set into three groups of 1. Sutta, 2. Vinaya and 3. Abhidhamma. These three sets represent the equivalent of what Christians might call the “Buddhist Bible”.
Sutta (Teaching of the Buddha in his own words)
Sutta Central : A site of the collections of early Buddhist texts, translations and parallels.
Access To Insight : A link to the Sutta Pitaka
Vinaya (Monastic discipline or rules)
Access To Insight : A link to the Vinaya Pitaka
Abhidhamma (Philosophical & metaphysical analysis of the Buddha’s teaching)
Access To Insight : A link to the Abhidhamma Pitaka
Abhidhamma.com : A site aims to introduce and promote Abhidhamma as a systematic and practical exposition of the Buddha-Dhamma and as a part of Palicanon.