Reading in Buddhism

Buddha and his life

The Life of the Buddha by Ven. Narada Mahathera.

Buddhist Teaching

The Five Precepts by Dr. Sunthorn Plamintr.

The Law of Cause and Effect (Paticca-Samuppada) by Ven. Piyadassi Thera.

The Four Noble Truths - A Study Guide by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

The Noble Eightfold Path by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

A Map of the Pali Canon, showing major divisions of the Tipitaka.

The Pali Tipitaka with translations in Sinhala and English.

Dhamma video online from Dharmavahini Foundation in Sinhala and English.

Introduction to Buddhism by Bkikku Bodhi - a series of 10 audio lectures on Buddhism in English.


Mindfulness In Plain English by Ven. Henepola Gunaratana. A step-by-step guide to Vipassana meditation practice.


A Buddhist Dictionary by Ven. By Nyanatiloka Mahathera. A manual of Pali terms and Buddhist doctrines.

A The Absence of Desire Is the Beginning of Happiness.