||Homage to the Blessed One, Rightly Self-Awakened, Consummate in Knowledge and Conduct, Unexcelled Teacher of those who can be taught, Teacher of divine and human beings, Awakened, Blessed...|
Welcome - This site is offered as a celebration of our spiritual heritage as human beings, and in gratitude to all the world's excellent teachers. As the Zen meal chant says, 'Ten thousand labors brought us this food... may we receive it to further the path of practice...'
With the way things are in these times, this site is dedicated simply to relieving suffering and promoting greater health and happiness in the world.
So have a look around, and download whatever you feel might be useful to you. The following is a brief introduction to what you can find here, and a link to a page that has some recommendations.
This site is first of all a Buddhist educational resource. Most of the material is from the main Buddhist Traditions - the Tibetan, Zen and Theravada. The teachings of the historical Buddha can be found in Theravada/Suttas I and II.
there is also quite a bit of
material from the main World
Religions. I bow.
I've noticed over the years that sometimes it's hard to get a sense of the contents of some websites - both in terms of the range, and the amount of material they have. So I've tried to think of a way to represent what is here... Imagine walking down a street and coming across a building - a library - with one wall that is transparent, so you can see what's inside... how much is there, and where it is...
I've tried to sketch something like this.
Site Map - A proportionate
visual overview of the site contents - 'A Buddhist Library at a
Glance', click here.
here for a
page that has the 43 hyper-linked lists of files (including
To search A Buddhist Library, click here.
" Do not believe anything because it is said by an authority, or if it is said to come from angels, or from Gods, or from an inspired source. Believe it only if you have explored it in your own heart and mind and body and found it to be true. Work out your own path, through diligence." - Gautama Buddha
contact us, go here.
“Dwelling deep within our hearts and the hearts of all beings without exception, is an inexhaustible source of love and wisdom. And the ultimate purpose of all spiritual practices, whether they are called Buddhist or not, is to make contact with this essentially pure nature." – Lama Thubten Yeshe
have not even to risk
the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us -
the labyrinth is thoroughly known. We have
only to follow the thread of the hero path, and where we had thought to
find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay
another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel
outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence.
And where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all