Introduction to Theravada Buddhism

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These pages invite you to explore some of the Buddha's basic teachings as they are presented in the Pali Canon. Each page in this section contains a selection of short passages from the suttas that introduce or illustrate different aspects of a single topic.

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Several texts on Buddha's life story.

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This website seeks to introduce Buddhism, and to help find the answers to life as well as the afterlife. Applying the teachings of Buddhism to daily life are also explained here in practical everyday terms. There are answers to interesting questions on Buddhism and modern science, kamma and rebirth, creation myths and many more. Also included in this website is a section on the daily practice of Buddhism. There are also lots of e-books, talks on MP3 and video clips in our Downloads section.

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An excellent description of Theravada Buddhism by John Bullitt in Access To Insight, a premier website on Theravada Buddhism.

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Essential information with useful links.

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- Story: Read the story of the life of the Buddha;

- Explore: Investigate the Great Stupa of Amaravati;

- Challenge Game: Match symbols of the Buddha.

See also the resources for teachers: http://www.ancientindia.co.uk/staff/buddha/main.html