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Scriptures and Ancient Writings
Asian Classics Input Project
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.
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.
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
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
collection of Zen kºans by Mumon.
of the University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center and
University of Pittsburgh East Asian Library; contains classical Japanese
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.
Site of the Australian National
University. Has a large collection of Buddhist texts in English
translation with some original versions.
Sri Lankan Pàli
Distributed by the Journal of
Buddhist Ethics in association with the Sri Lanka
Tripiñaka Project. Full text of the Sri Lankan version
of the Pàli Canon, based on the Buddha
Jayanti Tripiñaka Series. The "semi-proofread" text can be
downloaded as can a Pàli font with diacritics. Site also
contains information on activities of the International Buddhist Research
and Information Center.
Scholarly Sources for East Asian Buddhist Texts
Contains many links to on-line
Kakuan, transcribed by Nyogen Senzaki and Paul Reps.
For those who can read Japanese or
No.1 from the International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism
(IRIZ). Provides a large
collection of Zen texts, bibliographies, articles and tools.
collection of Zen teachings and sutras. Comprised mainly of modern
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
On-line Dharma by
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
What Book!? Buddha Poems from Beat to
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