Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

The on-line journal for the study and exhibition of the arts of Asia.

Film about Buddhist monk, Ven. Dhammanando, who decides to disrobe and get married after sixteen years of monkhood, and then after four years becomes ordained again. Filmed for over ten years.


A collection of photos by James G. Lochtefeld:
Evolution of the Buddha Image, Sanchi, Ajanta, Pollonnaruwa, Monastic Ordination, Dambulla, Sigiriya.
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An online edition of "A Chanting Guide," translated from Pali to English by Phra Ajaan Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Abbot of Wat Metta, and published by the Dhammayut Order in the United States of America. Includes Pali passages with English translations for various types of chants, including reflections and discourses.

See also: Lay Buddhist Practice

In the borderlands of Thailand's Golden Triangle, a rugged region known for its drug smuggling and impoverished hill tribes, one monk devotes himself to the welfare of the region's children. 'Buddha's Lost Children' gives the term "grassroots Buddhism" new meaning, and in the end it's the children's journey we share, - their transformation from neglected village boys to self-confident novices.

Sutta Readings in Pali, English and More.


Chants from "A Chanting Guide", published by The Dhammayut Order in the United States of America.

Photos of Buddha images, mostly from Sukhothai, Thailand. 

Footprints of the Buddha exist in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, the Maldives, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Union of Myanmar. Each footprint reflects a particular time and place in a culture, with their construction materials varying considerably and ranging from alabaster to silver and gold. Dr. Sailer has devoted some twenty-five years to the study of these artifacts.

This site combines audio recordings of traditional chanting with the associated Pali text, an English translation, and a Pali-to-English glossary. The recordings are broken into verses, lines and phrases to facilitate auditory memorization. The Pali text is broken into stressed and unstressed syllables to simplify pronunciation. The English translation and glossary provide the meaning of each chanted word.