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Related Websites – Leading center for Buddhist Teachings in the West is located one hour from us in the MetroWest. Insight Meditation Society, Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and Forest Refuge.  Weekend study/retreats and extended retreat experiences with leading teachers A popular resource website for Buddha’s teachings providing access to over 900 sutta texts and several hundred books and articles, with translations and books being contributed by a number of monks and lay scholars.  Access to Insight is well known to students of Buddhism around the world. Includes a helpful introduction to reading the sutras. – Archive of freely given downloadable audio teachings and guided meditations from IMS, Spirit Rock, and other leading Dharma Centers around the world.  Thousands of the best teachings over the past 3 decades.  Tremendous resource.  (Note: IMS offers their suggestions of the best talks on this page from their website, – commercially recorded DVD retreats and teachings by leading teachers in the West. Buddhism for Beginners by Jack Kornfield is available for purchase from them.  They frequently have sales of 50-75% off of rotating titles. – Leading center for Buddhist Teachings located in Northern California headed by Jack Kornfield – Sacred Spaces playlist on utube of assorted variety of video clips ranging from favorite Buddhist teachers to other wisdom offerings. – The 14th Dalai Lama – Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village website – Pema Chodron – International monasteries in the tradition of Ajahn Chah – Local monastery in the tradition of Ajahn Chah located in Temple, NH – Nuns Hermitage located in Perth, Ontario – Mindfulness Meditation online course and other resources in the Asian Theravada tradition – Buddha Dharma education valuable online resources – Adyashanti and Open Gate Sangha – Eckhart Tolle – University of Massachusetts Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program in Shrewsbury


Downloadable Books (PDFs)

Buddhanet is a resource to search for downloadable Buddhist books

Mindfulness in Plain EnglishBhante Gunaratana (click the link then scroll down on the page for the full text of this classic text, by chapter)

The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh

The Buddha and His Teachings, Ven. Narada

The Noble Eightfold Path: The Way to the End of SufferingBikkhu Bodhi

The Art of Happiness, HH Dalai Lama

Essence of the Heart SutraHH Dalai Lama

Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment, HH Dalai Lama

The Pocket Pema Chodron

Real Happiness, Sharon Salzberg

Wings to Awakening, Thanissaro Bikkhu

Parami, Ajahn Succito

Insight Through MindfulnessMahasi Sayadaw

How to Meditate, Tara Brach

TalksRamana Maharshi

The Gospel of Thomas and the Nag Hammadi Library, with Aramaic Translation

The End of Suffering, Byron Katie

Resource Site for more than 100 downloadable classic texts from Zen, Tibetan, and Theravada Teachers including HH Dalai Lama, Shunryu Suzuki, Ajahn Lee, Atisha, Thich Nhat Hanh, Lama Zopa and others.

…and many many more