[Ebony seated Buddha (by Tilak Samarawickrema, Sri Lanka)]

Access to Insight

Readings in Theravada Buddhism

The non-doing of any evil,
the performance of what's skillful,
the cleansing of one's own mind:
    this is the teaching
    of the Awakened.
[Dhp 183]

Beginnings Starting points for newcomers, including "What is Theravada Buddhism?"
Path to Freedom A self-guided tour of the Buddha's teachings, based on excerpts from the Pali Canon.
Tipitaka An outline of the Pali Canon, with modern translations of more than 900 important suttas, all indexed by sutta name, subject, proper names, and similes.
Library Books, essays, and sutta commentaries by prominent Asian and Western authors; teachings from the Thai forest traditions; study guides. All are indexed by author, title, and subject.
Sources A directory of sources for printed books, e-books, audio Dhamma, Tipitaka translations in other languages, Pali study aids, and links to other useful Theravada websites.
Help Tools to help you get oriented, including a Site Map, Subject Index, Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms, and Frequently Asked Questions About Access to Insight and About Buddhism.
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