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Electronic Buddhist Texts
Scriptures and Ancient Writings
Modern Works

Scriptures and Ancient Writings

Asian Classics Input Project
Digital versions of ancient and endangered Buddhist texts, primarily those from the Kangyur and Tengyur collections. Texts are on CD ROM and are in their original languages, Sanskrit and Tibetan.

Berkeley Buddhist Research Center
Homepage of the Group in Buddhist Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Contains an extensive collection of Buddhist manuscripts and inscription projects and links to Buddhist electronic publications.

Buddhist Scripture Information Retrieval (BUDSIR) from the 
Digital Tipitaka Development Team under the Mahidol University Computing Center, Thailand.
A digital edition of the Pali Tipitaka and Atthakatha (Commentary) and other scriptures. Has a comprehensive search engine and sound capacities for listening to the Pali out loud.

Council on East Asian Libraries
Contains links to libraries with East Asian collections and other East Asian on-line resources.

Diamond Sutra CD-ROM from the Electronic Buddhadharma Society (EBS).
The CD-ROM contains texts of the Sutra, commentaries, a recitation of the Sutra in Mandarin, and coloured pictures.

The Gateless Gate
A collection of Zen kans by Mumon.

Japanese Text Initiative
A site of the University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center and University of Pittsburgh East Asian Library; contains classical Japanese literature on-line.

Pali Canon and related Pali Texts from the Vipassana Research Institute.
This site provides complete Pali texts from the Tipitaka and a large collection of related Pali texts. These texts are also available on the Chattha Sangayana CD-ROM.

Sparabhmi
Site of the Australian National University. Has a large collection of Buddhist texts in English translation with some original versions.

Sri Lankan Pli Canon Text
Distributed by the Journal of Buddhist Ethics in association with the Sri Lanka Tripiaka Project. Full text of the Sri Lankan version of the Pli Canon, based on the Buddha Jayanti Tripiaka Series. The "semi-proofread" text can be downloaded as can a Pli font with diacritics. Site also contains information on activities of the International Buddhist Research and Information Center.

Substantial Scholarly Sources for East Asian Buddhist Texts
Contains many links to on-line texts.

The Ten Bulls
By Kakuan, transcribed by Nyogen Senzaki and Paul Reps.

Taish Tripiaka
For those who can read Japanese or Chinese on-line. 

ZenBase CD-ROM No.1 from the International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism (IRIZ). Provides a large collection of Zen texts, bibliographies, articles and tools.

Modern Works

BuddhaNet File Library
A large collection of Zen teachings and sutras. Comprised mainly of modern works.

From Turmoil to Peace
On-line books of Mrs. Radhika Abeysekera, written to re-introduce Theravada Buddhism to immigrants in non-Buddhist countries. Includes a book for introducing Buddhism to children.

On-line Dharma by Women
Part of the Women Active in Buddhism site. A large collection of teachings and practice-related articles, interviews, verse and poetry, book reviews, academic and historical articles by women. Includes links to women's teaching within the Pali Canon as well.

Virtual library of the Buddhist Association of the United States
Contains articles and electronic books on Chinese Buddhism in English

What do you think, my friend? (A selection of writings on Buddhism
A personal approach to Buddhism; contains articles written by lay people and Buddhist teachers.

What Book!? Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop
On-line companion to What Book!? Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop. Site contains poems and commentary related to the theme of contemporary Buddhism and poetry. Includes poems by Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, bell hooks, Vietnam vets, John Cage and many more.

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