America
"Building 'American' Buddhism" - Throughout the late 20th century, the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana
streams of Buddhism grew rapidly in the United States.
American and Asian Buddhists built institutions and
communities of practice spanning multiple generations." - The Pluralism Project / Harvard University


Link - https://pluralism.org/buddhism-in-america

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"I Woke Up: Thomas Merton and Buddhism" - A Lecture by Dr. Bonnie Thurston / 1:07:30





The Zen of George Carlin

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On Suffering - Gethsemani 2 / Link -
Click Here

From the Conference -- "This evening we are introducing the subject of suffering and transformation. The root of suffering,
of our angst, social unrest, andthe massive piling up of violence, brutality, and indifference that is so afflicting the world at 
this time, all emerges, of course, from whatmight be called the “false self system,” what some Buddhist traditions would call

the “individual self,” or some transpersonal psychologists might call simply the “separate self” sense." - Fr. Thomas Keating




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SMOKEY THE BEAR SUTRA - Gary Snyder

Once in the Jurassic about 150 million years ago, the Great Sun Buddha in this corner of the Infinite Void gave a discourse to all
the assembled elements and energies: to the standing beings, the walking beings, the flying beings, and the sitting beings--even the
grasses, to the number of thirteen billion, each one born from a seed, assembled there: a Discourse concerning Enlightenment on the planet Earth.

Sutra -- Click Here



 

   


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The Buddhist Way to Peace of Mind by Ven. Pramote Pamojjo / PDF - 129 Pages / Free Download


   

   


The gift of Dhamma excels all gifts.

“An Introductory Course on Early Buddhism”

Compiled and published for free distribution
by Chan Khoon San


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Over the last few years, several readers have indicated to me that the articles in the Introductory Course on Buddhism were too brief and should be expanded to provide more details. This new book entitled “Buddhism Course” is a carefully researched and upgraded version. It contains 17 chapters dealing with most of the relevant topics on Buddhism, such as: Life of the Buddha, Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Noble Path, Dependent Origin, Law of Kamma, Death and Rebirth, Five Destinations, World Cycles when Buddhas Appear, Ten Bases of Meritorious Action, Buddhist Vipassana Meditation, Recollection of the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha and the Three Baskets (Tipitaka) in Buddhism.

 Free Download - Click Here



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The Eight Great Places of Buddhist Pilgrimage

For the majority of Buddhists, going on a pilgrimage to the holy places mentioned by the Buddha, is a once-a-lifetime undertaking. With so much time, money and effort involved, it is imperative for the intending pilgrim to truly understand what a pilgrimage is all about, especially the mental aspect, since the physical part is normally taken care of by a travel company.

A pilgrimage is a journey to a sacred place as an act of faith and devotion. In the scriptures, faith or saddha is the professing of confidence in and the sense of assurance based on understanding that one places on the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha. It is not the blind belief based on wrong view. As ignorance is the leader of immoral mental states, so saddha is the leader of moral mental states because its chief characteristic is the purification of the mind.

PDF - Free Download



   
   

karuna

Ven. Karuna Dharma Memorial Page / Abbess of the International
Buddhist Meditation Center for 32 Years /
Web-Page

Ven. Karuna Dharma earned a B.A. in English at the University of California, an M.A. in Secondary Education at California State University, a second M.A. in Comparative Religions and a Doctor of Dharma in Buddhist Studies both from the University of Oriental Studies in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Ordained in 1976 as a Bhiksuni (Buddhist Nun). Her teacher was the Vietnamese Bhiksu Dr. Thich Thien-An. Together they established the International Buddhist Meditation Center, Chua Vietnam, the first Vietnamese US temple and the University of Oriental Studies.



   

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The Shobogenzo / Dogen

A new translation from Shasta Abby of the classic Zen text...
The Shobogenzo by Sōtō Zen Master Eihei Dōgen.

Free Download / in PDF / 1144 pages

The Shōbōgenzō is the recognized spiritual masterpiece by the thirteenth century Japanese Sōtō Zen Master Eihei Dōgen. It is comprised of discourses that he gave to his disciples, in person or in writing, at various times between 1231 and his death twenty-two years later at age fifty-three.† These discourses cover a wide range of topics pertinent to those in monastic life though often also relevant to those training in lay life. He discusses matters of daily behavior and religious ceremonial as well as issues involving the Master-disciple relationship. He also explores the deeper meaning that informs the so-called Zen kōan stories, which often puzzle readers by their seeming illogicality and contrary nature.


   


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'Therigathapali' / A Contemporary Translation - by Anagarika Mahendra / PDF - 305 Pages / Free Download

"Despite the small size, the Therigatha is a significant document in the study of early Buddhism as well as the earliest known collection of women's literature. The Therigatha contains passages reaffirming the view that women are the equal of men in terms of spiritual attainment." - Wikipedia

 

   

   


A Buddhist Guide to Death, Dying and Suffering
Audio / eBooks / Articles / Free Download / Click Here

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"Good health is simply the slowest way a human being can die." - author unknown

 


 

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Buddhism: A Look Into the Beliefs, Practices & History - by Dallen Nakamura / Click Here



   


   

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