Books and articles about Theravada Buddhism.
The theory and practice of satipatthana vipassana (insight meditation) according to the Pali Tipitaka.
Another highly recommended forum is the Dhammastudygroup at
See Zolag (Buddhist Publisher) for print books of many of the listings below.
Visuddhimagga (The Path of Purification) Buddhaghosa (First 90pages only)
the Guide (netti-pakarana)pdf
Introduction to Dhammasangani (First book of the Abhdhamma)
Commentary to Satipatthana sutta translated by Soma Thera
A Treatise on Paramis (Perfections leading to Enlightenment) Dhammapala
Survey of Paramattha Dhammas (in pdf form. The file takes several minutes to download. Acrobat reader 5.0 can be downloaded from the web to read this)
Pali Fonts for the following books (Install the fonts, then copy and paste the book into a word file. Then select all and change the font to pCharter )
Understanding Reality 6 page article giving a concise and easily understood explanation of what reality is in the Buddhist sense
Generosity: The Inward Dimension Chapter from The Practice of Giving : Selected essays edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi The Wheel Publication No. 367/369
Abhidhamma in Daily Life A truly excellent introduction to the Abhidhamma – suitable for all levels. (24 chapters plus glossary).
Interview with Nina van Gorkom brief interview with the Buddhist writer
Articles by students of Sujin Boriharnwanaket
Be Here Now Bhikkhu Dhammadharo
Introduction to the Abhidhamma Jill Jordan and Richard Giles
Abhidhamma and Vipassana by Sitagu sayadaw. A pithy and readable explanation of the link between vipassana and Abhidhamma. Includes a brief explanation of the origins of Abhidhamma.
The Abhidhamma Nyanaponika Thera
Word of the Buddha by Nyantiloka Thera. A good book for beginners with many passages from the Tipitaka.
Banner of the Arahants by Bhikkhu Khantipalo. Life as a Buddhist monk.
Kalama sutta short essay by Bhikkhu Bodhi on this oft-cited sutta
From Views to Vision essay by Bhikkhu Bodhi
The Dhamma Theory: Philosophical Cornerstone of the Abhidhamma by Y. Karunadasa
Pali and Dhammaduta U Sein Tun, (inspiring article about learning Pali)
The Abhidhammattha-sangaha (Manual of Abhidhamma) translated by Narada Thera
Pali English Dictionary by Nyanatiloka
Guide to the Tipitaka by U Ko Lay
Jataka (The Buddha’s past lives)
Tipitaka with translations from metta.lk
Dhammapada The Dhammapada in Pali and English and it shows how it is translated, teaches grammar and give the vocabulary for each word.
Dhammapada translated by Narada thera , includes background stories.
Pali language resources (access to insight)
Pali language resources (metta.lk)
Pali language resources (max sendor homepage)
Nina van Gorkom
Cetasikas (400 pages in book form, now on the web)
The Buddha: His Life and Teachings by Piyadassi Thera
The Roots of Good and Evil by Nyanaponika Thera
Mano, Vinnana and Citta are Synonyms By Suan Lu Zaw