The Internet Is Failing The Website Preservation Test | TechCrunch
When it no longer serves a website owner’s commercial purposes, the content can disappear forever. The trouble with that approach is it leaves massive holes in the online record.
Cheryl McKinnon ... has been following this issue for many years. She says the implications of lost content on the internet could be quite profound.
“So much of our communication and content consumption now – whether as individuals, as citizens, as employees – is online and in digital form. We rely on publishers (whether entertainment, corporate, scientific, political) that have moved to predominantly, if not exclusively, digital formats. Once gone or removed from online access we incur black holes in our [online] memory.”

--Ron Miller
TechCrunch | techcrunch.com | "4 years ago" fts - july 2015?
internet  web  web-broken  format-article  type-information 
6 days ago
The First GMO Tree May Soon Be Planted in the Wild. Will It Restore or Harm America's Forests? - Pacific Standard
How natural is the forest, anyway? And, perhaps even weirder: How unnatural is a GMO?

A discussion of consequences of releasing blight-resistant genetically modified chestnut into the wild, and of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)

-- Rowan Jacobsen
Pacific Standard | psmag.com | 25 jun 2019
nature  science  format-article  type-information 
6 days ago
Charismatic Modern Gurus
An authentic teacher, like the Buddha himself (see The Kalama Sutta), will always seek to put his spiritual charges in touch with their own internal spiritual centre — with the Buddha within. While some of our modern gurus purport to be doing this, they often fail to confer the sacred talisman that bestows self-reliance. Perhaps this is not really so surprising. To allow their followers to become free would after all be to risk depleting the willing labour force that creates and runs their centres and publicity machines, and which also prov­ides that intoxicating adulation to which some gurus become so addicted.

-- John Snelling
Buddhism now
buddhism  buddhism-trdtn-all  buddhism-teachers  dhamma  dhamma-foundation4-extend  human-behavior  John_Snelling  format-article  type-information 
6 days ago
Opinion | Selling Your Private Information Is a Terrible Idea
Is your data your property, to sell? Or is it a human right? If we go for the first, we may lose the second.

-- Sarah Jeong
The New York Times | nytimes.com | 5 jul 2019
data  data-privacy  human-rights  privacy  format-article  type-information 
6 days ago
How the moon’s light affects animals | Science News
... if other animals respond to the moon, why not people?
Scientists have investigated possible connections between the moon and a broad mix of human experiences, such as conceptions, births, emergency room visits, cardiac events, psychiatric episodes, sports injuries, aggression and crime, and even the ups and downs of the stock market. Much of the evidence is inconclusive or contradictory.

-- Erin Waman
Science News | sciencenews.org | 8 jul 2019
animals  animal-behavior  humans  human-behavior  moon  nature  format-article  type-information  type-research 
6 days ago
Looking at trees can reduce problematic cravings | TreeHugger
... scientific evidence backs up the healing power of spending time in nature. ... just being able to view nature can have a salubrious effect; this time, in decreased cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and harmful foods. ... even just passive exposure – like looking out the window at green space – is linked to weaker and less frequent craving.

-- Melissa Breyer
TreeHugger | treehugger.com | 12 jul 2019
buddhism-cncpt-interdependence  nature  format-article  type-information 
6 days ago
Importance of a Spiritual Family
As your spiritual practices start to work, your reasons for being with people start to change, and who you want to be with changes too. Sometimes it’s not easy, as longstanding relationships or jobs are discarded. Your old friends might find you a little dull because you’ve experienced a taste of a certain kind of truth – a deeper truth connected to a different quality of being. Social interactions that used to be engaging pale next to the attraction of the Beloved, and social life begins to seem surreal. Not everyone can “hear” the quality of the spiritual experience you are having.

-- Ram Dass
ramdass.org | 23 jul 2014
dharma  dharma-foundation4-extend  buddhism-cncpt-sangha  Ram_Dass  format-article  type-teaching 
6 days ago
9 young people explain what being non-binary means to them
... a definitive gender identity is something that doesn’t make sense to/for them. ...
Some non-binary people experience dysphoria and some do not. The non-binary community is diverse and each experience is different and nuanced.

GLAAD | glaad.org | 14 jul 2019
gender  gender-nonbinary  gender-other  gender-third  self  society  format-article  type-interview 
6 days ago
Dzigar Kongtrul on Depression and the Tender Heart with Pema Chodron
Tibetan Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön interviews Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche about cultivating an open and compassionate outlook.

Receiving tsewa is like a transmission—in the sense that if you receive it, then you know how to give it. But when you don’t receive any, it’s difficult to know how to give it.

That brings up two questions for me. The first is, how do you develop tsewa when you don’t have it? And the other question is about people whose lives have not presented them with any tsewa—what is their potential?
. . .
What about people who can’t bring themselves to make the aspiration because of deep depression, for instance?

Tricycle | tricycle.com | 25 jun 2019
buddhism  buddhism-cncpt-metta  buddhism-cncpt-tsewa  buddhism-trdtn-tibetan  dharma  dharma-foundation3-method  Dzigar_Kongtrul_Rinpoche  Pema_Choedron  format-article  format-video  type-teaching 
16 days ago
Why Sitting Too Much Causes Pain and Brain Fog
good graphic also.
Don't sit so much!

--Rob Schlicker
Trebel Wellness | trebelwellnes.com |
Health  health-cardio  health-inflammation  health-maintenance  health-mental  format-article  type-information 
18 days ago
Dahr Jamail’s Book “The End of Ice” Looks at Climate Change’s Emotional Toll
The fundamental cause of climate disruption is our inherent disconnect from the planet.

-- Elise Swain, Dahr Jamail
Intercept | theintercept.com | 4 May 2019
animals  climate  climate-breakdown  environment  format-article  type-information 
18 days ago
The Dark Side of Dharma: Why Have Adverse Effects of Meditation Been Ignored in Contemporary Western Secular Contexts? – Anna Lutkajtis
[I]n contemporary Western society the goal of meditation has shifted from enlightenment to symptom relief and personal transformation, leading to the assumption that meditation is harmless and ‘good for everyone.’

In contemporary Western society, meditation techniques that were previously taught within the context of Eastern religious traditions are now increasingly being practiced in secular settings. While the boundary between the secular and the religious is blurred, popular meditation techniques such as Transcendental Meditation, Vipassana and mindfulness are generally promoted as being derived from Eastern religions, but inherently non-religious, aligned with Western psychology, and suitable for a general audience. Over approximately forty years, thousands of research studies suggest that there are many psychological and physiological benefits associated with these forms of meditation; however, a small but growing literature indicates there could also be adverse effects. In Eastern religious traditions, difficulties associated with meditation are acknowledged, and are usually understood to be milestones on the path to enlightenment, the result of improper practice, or due to individual differences. However, in a Western secular context, negative effects associated with meditation have largely been overlooked. This article argues that this is in part due to the fact that in contemporary Western society the goal of meditation has shifted from enlightenment to symptom relief and personal transformation, leading to the assumption that meditation is harmless and ‘good for everyone.’


7 March 2019
A version of this article has been published in the Journal of the Academic Study of Religion 31.2 (2018).

Good thorough examination. Lots of references.
(displayed in small grey font. whyyyyy?)
buddhism  buddhism-all  buddhism-practice-meditation  meditation-practice  meditation-vipassana  mind  mental-health  format-article  type-information 
7 weeks ago
Buddhism and Social Action: An Exploration
Long essay - includes "Social action and the problem of suffering", Is Buddhist's prime task to work on themself?, Giving, Helping, Teaching, Political, Ambiguity, Spiritual Centers, more. References.
As Buddhists each must light their own way.

-- Ken Jones
Access to Insight | accesstoinsight.org | 1995
buddhism  buddhism-cncpt-attachment  buddhism-cncpt-compassion  buddhism-cncpt-interdependence  buddhism-cncpt-loving_kindess  buddhism-cncpt-metta  buddhism-practice  buddhism-practice-service  society  social-change  Ken_Jones  format-article  type-information 
9 weeks ago
Institute of Tibetan Classics
Institute of Tibetan Classics (ITC) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation, revitalization and dissemination of classical Tibetan thought, culture and literary heritage. Founded by Thupten Jinpa, PhD the goal of the Institute is to make the knowledge and insights of classical Tibetan culture a truly shared global intellectual and spiritual resource open
to all.

Our principal project is the creation of The Library of Tibetan Classics (LoTC) designed to serve as a definitive reference library of key classical Tibetan texts within a manageable collection.

Montreal, Canada

tibetanclassics.org | retr 1 may 2019
buddhism-00-Top  buddhism  buddhism-texts  buddhism-trdtn-tibetan  dhamma  dhamma-foundation4-extend  Thupten_Jinpa  format-website  type-archive 
11 weeks ago
The Problem with Mindfulness
The mindfulness movement’s heavy focus on positive, health-related perks, like stress or anxiety reduction, turns meditation into a mere tool for mental hygiene.
... some popular meditation practices, which stress salvation through a clear mind, undermine the genuine benefits of meditation. Recent studies in psychology show mindful meditation has been detrimental to practitioners.

-- Brian Gallagher
Nautilus | nautil.us | 24 apr 2019
buddhism  meditation  mindfulness  format-article  type-information 
11 weeks ago
The map we need if we want to think about how global living conditions are changing
If we want to show where the world’s people are we need a population cartogram, a geographical presentation of the world where the size of the countries are not drawn according to the distribution of land, but according to the distribution of people.

Our World in Data | ourworldindata.org | retr 24 mar 2019

So I spent the last few weekends making this cartogram for the world population in 2018.
earth  maps  population  format-article  type-information  type-research 
march 2019
World population in 2018 - country size scaled by population size
Population-cartogram_World-2.png (PNG Image, 8192 × 3131 pixels) - Scaled

The country's size in this map represents the size of the population. Each square represents 500,000 people.

Our World in Data | ourworldindata.org | retr 24 mar 2019
earth  population  format-infographic  format-map  type-research  type-information 
march 2019
buddhism, eBook, Religion - search | Open Library
130 books, as of 22 mar 2019
mostly older (early 1900s) but some more recent.

Open Library | openlibrary.org | retr 22 mar 2019
buddhism  buddhism-texts  format-web-archive  type-compendium  type-e-book  type-e-library 
march 2019
Open Library
Books. To read and to "borrow" (?).

You can embed Open Library books on your website.

Open Library | openlibrary.org | retr 22 mar 2019
books  libraries  format-website  type-compendium 
march 2019
Internet Archive BookReader
about the BookReader software.

The BookReader was developed by the Internet Archive and open source contributors to provide online access to scanned books. The Internet Archive has more than 1,000,000 scanned books available to read online. The BookReader is also used to provide access to materials from many other organizations.

Open Library | openlibrary.org | retr 22 mar 2019
books  libraries  open-source  software  format-article  type-information 
march 2019
Satipatthana Sutta - The Buddha's Original Teaching on Mindfulness
The Satipatthana Sutta, from the Pali Canon, outlines some of the Buddha’s first instructions in establishing mindful awareness.

Translation and introduction by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Available many places, here it is at
Tricycle | tricycle.com | 5 mar 2018

For more on mindfulness practice, see suttas MN 2, MN 101, MN 118; Samyutta Nikaya [SN] 16:2; or Anguttara Nikaya [AN] 4:245, and AN 8:70—all available at dhammatalks.org. Thanissaro Bhikkhu has also written two books on the topic: The Karma of Mindfulness and Right Mindfulness.
buddhism  buddhism-00-core  dharma  dharma-00-core  dharma-foundation1-core  meditation  meditation-practice  meditation-vipassana  Gautama_Buddha  Thanissaro_Bhikkhu  format-article  type-teaching 
march 2019
Endless Moments of Insight - Mahasi Sayadaw
In this translated teaching, the late meditation master Mahasi Sayadaw presents his step-by-step instructions for the practice of insight meditation. Introduction by Steve Armstrong.

-- Mahasi Sayadaw
Lion's Roar | lionsroar.com | 14 mar 2019
buddhism  buddhism-trdtn-theravada-burma  dhamma  dhamma-foundation3-method  meditation  meditation-practice  meditation-vipassana  format-article  type-teaching 
march 2019
Dads, not just moms, can pass along mitochondrial DNA
Scientists have long thought that children inherited mitochondria exclusively from their mothers, since mitochondria from the father’s sperm are usually destroyed after fertilizing the egg.
But in a few rare cases, the biological system that normally slates paternal mitochondria for destruction may fail, leaving at least some of dad’s mitochondria to multiply .

-- Tina Hesman Saey
Science News | sciencenews.org | 3 dec 2018
mitochondria  science  format-article  type-research 
march 2019
The Faces of Intermarriage, 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia
Nice intro, and six couples' stories in their own words.

-- Sheryl Gay Stolberg
The New York Times | nytimes.com | 6 jul 2017
humans  human-behavior  human-decency  human-rights  humans-race  racism  format-article  type-information 
march 2019
Tinglish ~ Wikipedia
Lots of examples.

Wikipedia | wikipedia.org | retr 8 mar 2019
language  language-thai  Thailand  format-article  type-information 
march 2019
Herping for Snakes - Herping Tips - Southeast Asia | ThailandSnakes
Very nice, informative, readable. Lots of photos.

-- Vern Lovic
ThailandSnakes | thailandsnakes.com |
animals  animals-snakes  Thailand  format-website  type-information  type-images 
march 2019
Wat Suan Mokkh Temple - Thailand Expat Blog - Living, News, Photos, Podcast, Video
Nice little personal article about Wat Suan Mokkh.

-- Vern Lovic
Thai Pulse | thaipulse.com | 2013
Suan_Mokkh  Thailand  format-article  type-information 
march 2019
Snakebite in Thailand - What To Do? | ThailandSnakes
First aid instructions for snakebites. Like you're going to remember all this stuff if you actually get bitten! Go to hospital :)
animals  animals-snakes  body  Health  format-article  type-information 
march 2019
Thai Wildlife Archives | ThaiPulse Blog
Interesting homey articles about encounters with wildlife in Thailand, by a farang. Especially snakes and insects.
animals  animals-snakes  Thailand  format-website  type-information 
march 2019
Smog doesn't kill like you think it does
Air pollution affects heart/blood vessels way more than lungs.
Good graphs and images.

-- Tomas Talhelm
Smart Air Filters | smartairfilters.com | 29 mar 2018
air  air-masks  air-monitors  air-pollution  air-purifiers  air-SmartAirFilters  gaia  health  health-cardio  health-inflammation  health-respiratory  format-article  type-information  type-research 
february 2019
Why are Mahayana texts in Sanskrit? ~ Buddhism Stack Exchange
If the Buddha did not want his teachings to be taught in Sanskrit, why and how did the Indian Mahayana texts (agamas, sutras, vinaya etc.) end up being in Sanskrit?

very interesting discussion.

Buddhism Stack Exchange | buddhism.stackexchange.com | feb 2019
buddhism  buddhism-history  buddhism-trdtn-all  buddhism-trdtn-mahayana  dhamma  language  language-pali  language-sanskrit  format-q/a  type-discussion 
february 2019
Attadiipaa Sutta: An Island to Oneself
SN 22.43
translated from the Pali by Maurice O'Connell Walshe

"... be islands unto yourselves, be your own refuge, having no other; let the Dhamma be an island and a refuge to you, having no other. Those who are islands unto themselves... should investigate to the very heart of things ..."

-- Gautama Buddha
Access to Insight | accesstoinsight.org
buddhism  buddhism-texts  buddhism-texts-majjhima-nikaya  buddhism-trdtn-all  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  consciousness  dhamma  dhamma-foundation2-details  meditation  mindfulness  Gautama_Buddha  format-article  type-teaching 
february 2019
How To Meditate – Sirimangalo.Org
This is a version of our How To Meditate videos in edited book format.
Detailed discussion: What is meditation; sitting; walking; fundamentals; mindful prostration; daily life. Illustrations.

-- Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo
Sirimangalo.org |
buddhism  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  dhamma  dhamma-foundation2-details  meditation  meditation-practice  mindfulness  format-book  type-teaching 
february 2019
When the Retreat is Over
Mingyur Rinpoche recently spent more than four years on wandering retreat in India and the Himalayas. In an interview with Buddhadharma, he shares his most challenging moments as well as practical advice for returning home.

-- Lion's Roar Staff and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Lion's Roar | lionsroar.com | 26 may 2017

v good advice on meditation as well. saved as quote
-- tmx, 28 jan 2019
buddhism  buddhism-trdtn-all  buddhism-trdtn-tibetan  dhamma  dhamma-foundation4-extend  meditation  meditation-practice  Mingyur_Rinpoche  format-article  type-information  type-interview  type-teaching 
january 2019
Tide Times and Chart for Ko Pha Ngan
other tabs for
Sea Conditions, 7-Day Tide Table, Live Weather, Tide Station Map, Location Guide

Best and clearest chart of several sites i looked at.
[jan 2019]
environment  gaia  tide  travel  travel-information  weather  wind  Koh_PhaNgan  Thailand  format-chart  format-map  type-information  type-online-tool 
january 2019
Tittha Sutta: Buddhist Parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant
“Saying ‘An elephant is like this, an elephant is not like that! An elephant is not like this, an elephant is like that!’ they fought each other with their fists. And the king was delighted (with the spectacle)."

Buddhism now | buddhismnow.com | 16 feb 2018
buddhism  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  dhamma  dhamma-foundation2-details  Buddha  format-article  type-teaching 
november 2018
Modern Day Gopher: The Protocol that the Web beat
The Gopher protocol isn’t supported by the modern web basically at all, but despite this, it lingers on, a quarter century from its peak. Here’s how.

-- Ernie Smith
Tedium | tedium.co | 22 jun 2017
4web-warriors  internet  internet-history  internet-protocol  internet-protocol-gopher  internet-protocol-http  web  format-article  type-information 
november 2018
In Defense of Ritual
Richard Payne takes a serious look at the role of ritual in Buddhist practice and the reasons why Westerners might feel resistant to it.

-- Richard K. Payne
Lion's Roar | lionsroar.com | 16 nov 2018
buddhism  buddhism-cncpt-ritual  buddhism-trdtn-all  community  culture  dhamma  dhamma-foundation4-extend  society  format-article  type-information 
november 2018
Some notes on Tantra
It is possible to do any kind of spiritual practice—not only Buddhist, but Christian or other kinds of practices—with a Tantric attitude, with the attitude of seeing the sacredness in life, of relating our ordinary everyday experiences to this kind of sacred experience. I think this is very important and can bring a great deal into anyone’s life, even if one is not, in a technical sense, practising Tantra.

On the other hand, it is equally possible to do Tantric practices with a very non-Tantric attitude, which is also done in certain circumstances. So there are two different things involved here.

-- Francesca Fremantle
Buddhism now | buddhismnow.com | 29 oct 2013
buddhism  buddhism-trdtn-tantra  dhamma  dhamma-foundation4-extend  Francesca_Fremantle  format-article  type-teaching 
november 2018
The Best Way To Save People From Suicide
The best way is: Keep contact.
An extended study done about supporting people who want to end their lives. The most useful thing was to just keep contact. An occasional short email, how are you, or i'm thinking of you, or anything.

She sets rules for herself, as well: Typos are OK. Being a little annoying is OK. Each text should take no more than 90 seconds to write, because anything longer might read like it’s been workshopped too much, not enough like a message between friends. She also makes sure to time her texts so they don’t arrive only when patients are in crisis. Mostly, they should appear for no particular reason. She had been thinking about them, that’s all.

“I think people die when they feel completely alone,” Whiteside explained.

-- Jason Cherkis
The Huffington Post | highline.huffingtonpost.com | 15 nov 2018


This article is long, lots of real-life stories to engage the reader and get emotionally involved. The point of it is so good and so strong. Compassion.

Also, it says that suicide in the US is way way more than in other "developed" countries. Why is that?
"there are now more than twice as many suicides in the U.S. (45,000) as homicides; they are the 10th leading cause of death. You have to go all the way back to the dawn of the Great Depression to find a similar increase in the suicide rate. Meanwhile, in many other industrialized Western countries, suicides have been flat or steadily decreasing."
buddhism  buddhism-cncpt-compassion  buddhism-cncpt-interdependence  buddhism-cncpt-karuna  buddhism-cncpt-metta  buddhism-cncpt-loving_kindess  dhamma  dhamma-is-where-you-find-it  mind  psychology  society  format-article  type-research 
november 2018
The Eight Bardos
While the most famous bardo is the one between death and rebirth, there are others that also shape our lives. Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen presents a commentary on Milarepa’s song of realization “The Eight Bardos.”

-- Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen
Lion's Roar | lionsroar.com | 18 feb 2014
buddhism  buddhism-cncpt-bardo  buddhism-trdtn-mahayana  buddhism-trdtn-tibetan  dhamma  dhamma-foundation2-details  transformation  transition  Milarepa  format-article  type-teaching 
november 2018
Skeletons Don’t Fit Into a Sex Binary
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is trying to set up a legal binary definition of sex, establishing each person “as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth.” But our bodies are more complicated than that.

-- Alexandra Kralick
SAPIENS | sapiens.org | 9 nov 2018

An increasing recognition of this complexity by researchers and the public has affirmed that gender sits on a spectrum: People are more and more willing to acknowledge the reality of nonbinary and transgender identities, and to support those who courageously fight for their rights in everything from all-gender bathrooms to anti-gender-discrimination laws. But underlying all of this is the perception that no matter the gender a person identifies as, they have an underlying sex they were born with. This represents a fundamental misunderstanding about the nature of biological sex. Science keeps showing us that sex also doesn’t fit in a binary, whether it be determined by genitals, chromosomes, hormones, or bones (which are the subject of my research).
gender  gender-00-core  gender-binary  gender-law  gender-nonbinary  gender-social  science  society  format-article  type-information 
november 2018
Why Do Human Beings Do Good Things? The Puzzle of Altruism
I believe that empathy is the root of all pure altruism. Sometimes empathy is described as a cognitive ability to see the world through another person’s eyes, but I think it’s actually much more than that. In my view, the capacity for empathy shows that, in essence, all human beings - and in fact all living beings—are interconnected. At some deep level, we are expressions of the same consciousness. (As several philosophers of consciousness—such as David Chalmers—have suggested, it may be that rather than producing consciousness, the function of the brain may be to ‘receive’ or ‘channel’ a consciousness which exists outside the brain, and which in fact permeates the whole universe. Consciousness may be a fundamental force of the universe, like gravity.)
In other words, there is no need to make excuses for altruism. Instead, we should celebrate it as a transcendence of seeming separateness. Rather than being unnatural, altruism is an expression of our most fundamental nature—that of connectedness.

Steve Taylor
Psychology Today | psychologytoday.com | 18 oct 2013
buddhism  buddhism-cncpt-compassion  buddhism-cncpt-interdependence  buddhism-cncpt-karuna  consciousness  dhamma  dhamma-is-where-you-find-it  altruism  philosophy  philosophy-western  science  format-article  type-information 
november 2018
Caught in Indra’s Net - Lion's Roar
If you want to understand the full truth of “form is emptiness; emptiness is form,” says Robert Aitken Roshi, you must go beyond the Heart Sutra to philosophical texts like the Huayan Sutra, which unpack and elaborate this profound paradox.
[or, meditation is another option]

-- Robert Aitken
Lion's Roar | lionsroar.com | 1 sep 2006
buddhism  buddhism-trdtn-all  buddhism-trdtn-zen  dhamma  dhamma-foundation2-details  format-article  type-information 
november 2018
Max Planck Neuroscience on Nautilus: Learning to Read in Your 30s Profoundly Transforms the Brain
Reading is such a new ability in human evolutionary history that the existence of a “reading area” could not be specified in our genes. A kind of recycling process has to take place in the brain while learning to read: Areas evolved for the recognition of complex objects, such as faces, become engaged in translating letters into language. Some regions of our visual system thereby turn into interfaces between the visual and language systems.

-- Max Planck Institute for Human Cognition and Brain Sciences and Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Nautilus | nautil.us | nov 2018
brain  mind  reading  science  science-evolution  format-article  type-research 
november 2018
The Pali Tipitaka
The entire Pali Tipitaka, in many different scripts.

This web site is based on the Chaṭṭha Saṅgāyana CD published by the Vipassana Research Institute. Based at Dhamma Giri, Igatpuri, near Mumbai, India, the Vipassana Research Institute also publishes literature & disseminates information related to Vipassana Meditation Technique as taught by S.N.Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.

tipitaka.org | retr 7 nov 2018

To get to the texts, click on one of the scripts in sidebar --
"Roman" is our western letters. No translation.

Also has Pali-Thai dictionary as 4 PDFs
buddhism  buddhism-00-core  buddhism-texts-dhammapada  buddhism-texts-pali_canon  buddhism-texts-tipitaka  buddhism-trdtn-all  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  buddhism-trdtn-theravada-burma  dhamma  dhamma-foundation2-details  dhamma-texts  language-learn  language-pali  Buddha  format-article  type-information 
november 2018
The Dhammapada: Verses and Stories
The Dhammapada: Verses and Stories
Translated by Daw Mya Tin, M.A.
Edited by Editorial Committee, Burma Tipitaka Association Rangoon, Burma, 1986

pali and english. Some notes on words. accompanying summaries of Buddhagosa stories/commentary.

tipitaka.net | retr 7 nov 2018
buddhism  buddhism-00-core  buddhism-trdtn-all  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  buddhism-texts-dhammapada  buddhism-texts-pali_canon  dhamma  dhamma-foundation2-details  dhamma-texts  language-learn  language-pali  Buddha  Buddhagosa  format-article  type-information 
november 2018
Khuddaka Nikaya ~ at Wikipedia
The Khuddaka Nikāya (‘Minor' or 'Small' Collection’) is the last of the five nikayas, or collections, in the Sutta Pitaka, which is one of the "three baskets" that compose the Pali Tipitaka, the scriptures of Theravada Buddhism. This nikaya consists of fifteen (Thailand), seventeen (Sri Lanka), or eighteen books (Burma) in different editions on various topics attributed to the Buddha and his chief disciples.

This Nikaya contains the Dhammapada.

Wikipedia | wikipedia.org | retr 7 nov 2018
buddhism  buddhism-00-core  buddhism-trdtn-all  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  buddhism-texts-dhammapada  buddhism-texts-khuddaka_nikaya  buddhism-texts-pali_canon  dhamma  dhamma-foundation2-details  dhamma-texts  format-article  type-information 
november 2018
Dhammapada ~ at Wikipedia
The Dhammapada धम्मपद is a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form and one of the most widely-read and best-known Buddhist scriptures.The original version of the Dhammapada is in the Khuddaka Nikaya, a division of the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism.

Wikipedia | wikipedia.org | retr 7 nov 2018
buddhism  buddhism-00-core  buddhism-trdtn-all  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  buddhism-texts-dhammapada  buddhism-texts-pali_canon  dhamma  dhamma-foundation2-details  dhamma-texts  language-learn  language-pali  Buddha  Buddhagosa  format-article  type-information 
november 2018
Learn Pali - Readings in Pali Texts
Vandana - 6 Gathas
Dhammapada - all verses
Selected Pali texts

pali, english - translation; complete breakdown of sentence structure and vocabulary. wonderful.

BDLM | buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw | retr 7 nov 2018
buddhism  buddhism-texts  buddhism-texts-dhammapada  buddhism-texts-vendana  buddhism-trdtn-all  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  dhamma  dhamma-foundation2-details  dhamma-texts  language-learn  language-pali  Buddha  format-website  type-compendium 
november 2018
Digital Library & Museum of Buddhist Studies ::: Buddhist Museum
The World of Xuanzang and the Silk Road.Digital Museum of Buddhism in Taiwan. Historical Database of Taiwanese Buddhism.CBETA

buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw | retr 7 nov 2018
buddhism  buddhism-trdtn-all  buddhism-trdtn-chinese  buddhism-trdtn-mahayana  buddhism-texts  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  format-website  type-museum  type-compendium 
november 2018
SAFAR India - System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research
Monitoring system, forecasting, AQI, products, research.
A Research based initiative of integrating Air Quality with Health Advisories and Food Security.
A dedicated Air Quality Information Service for Indian Metropolitan Cites to make India self-sufficient in providing frontier research based Scientific accredited robust Air Quality Forecasting system.

Maps and forecasts for Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad

SAFAR | safar.tropmet.res.in | retr 4 nov 2018
air  air-pollution  maps  weather  format-website  type-information 
november 2018
Your native language affects what you can and can’t see
evidence has accumulated that people whose native languages have different colour categories don’t see the world in quite the same way.

Now in a new paper, published in Psychological Science, Martin Maier and Rasha Abdel Rahman at the Humboldt University of Berlin report that by affecting visual processing at an early stage, such linguistic differences can even determine whether someone will see a coloured shape – or they won’t. “Our native language is thus one of the forces that determine what we consciously perceive,” they write.

The wavelengths of light that we perceive as colours form a smooth continuum, but crucially, the colour categories that people use to divide up this spectrum vary between languages.

Research Digest | digest.bps.org.uk | 2 nov 2018
language  perception  psychology  reality  format-article  type-research 
november 2018
People Want the World to be Safe
my world before I started meditating had a sense of cohesion and stability based around certain limitations, and when those limitations started falling away it was very frightening.
But as you trust more and see that that is just a reaction, then it goes away. It is a natural reaction,
The Buddha, on the other hand, takes down all the barriers and leaves an empty space. As you let go of your emotional habits you find it is very peaceful, it’s universal, it’s what you really are; you’re not the limitations that you identify with.

-- Ajahn Sumedho
Buddhism now | buddhismnow.com | 3 nov 2017
buddhism  buddhism-trdtn-all  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  buddhism-trdtn-thai_forest_tradition  dharma  dharma-foundation2-details  reality  self  Ajahn_Sumedho  format-article  type-teaching 
november 2018
Google Chrome’s users take a back seat to its bottom line
Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world. Chrome routinely leads the pack in features for security and usability, most recently helping to drive the adoption of HTTPS. But when it comes to privacy, specifically protecting users from tracking, most of its rivals leave it in the dust.

Users are more aware of, and concerned about, the harms of pervasive tracking than ever before. So why is Chrome so far behind? It’s because Google still makes most of its money from tracker-driven, behaviorally-targeted ads.

Bennett Cyphers
Electronic Frontier Foundation | eff.org | 1 nov 2018
privacy  web-broken  web-browser  Google  format-article  type-information 
november 2018
Articles on Buddhism ~ Brain Pickings
Search results for 'buddhism' from duckuckgo

-- Maria Popova
Brain pickings | brainickings.org | retr 3 nov 2018
buddhism  dharma-is-where-you-find-it  Maria_Popova  format-web-archive  format-article  type-bookreview  type-web-search 
november 2018
Figuring – new book by Maria Popova
... it all banged into being 13.8 billion years ago from a single source, no louder than the opening note of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, no larger than the dot levitating over the small i, the I lowered from the pedestal of ego.

How can we know this and still succumb to the illusion of separateness, of otherness?

-- Maria Popova
Brain Pickings | brainpickings.org | 1 nov 2018

beautiful beautiful stuff
dharma  dharma-is-where-you-find-it  mind  reality  self  Maria_Popova  format-article  type-bookreview 
november 2018
How to be a good creature
“Our world, and the worlds around and within it, is aflame with shades of brilliance we cannot fathom — and is far more vibrant, far more holy, than we could ever imagine.”

Naturalist Sy Montgomery on what 13 animals taught her about Otherness, Love, and the Heart of our humanity

-- Maria Popova
Brain Pickings | brainpickings.org | 31 oct 2018
animals  animals-sentient  mind  self  Maria_Popova  format-article  type-bookreview 
november 2018
The Manga Guide 13-Book Set ~ at No Starch Press
The 14th, just out october 2018, is the Manga Guide to Cryptography.
These books are supposed to be really good.

No Starch Press
nostarch.com | retr 27 oct 2018
books  tech-cryptography  tech-databases  tech-learning  format-website  type-online-shopping 
october 2018
Hobo Maps - Thailand, Laos
Nice maps of northern Thailand and Laos.
Sort of in the style of nancy chandler, but not so busy, clearer and more useful. Wish they had for south thailand!

hobomaps.com | retr 26 oct 2018
Thailand  Laos  format-website  format-maps  type-online-tool 
october 2018
Survey of India Maps
India has finally released its survey maps to public. [oct 2018]
India  maps  format-website  format-map  type-online-tool 
october 2018
Buddhist Digital Resource Center ~ at Internet Archive
Buddhist Digital Resource Center (formerly Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center) is dedicated to preserving and sharing.
Free Texts : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming

scans of texts. Mostly Tibetan. No Pali.

archive.org | retr 11 oct 2018
buddhism  buddhism-resources  buddhism-texts  buddhism-trdtn-tibetan  dhamma  dhamma-foundation2-details  dhamma-texts  language-tibetan  format-website  type-compendium 
october 2018
Thay’s 92nd Birthday – Plum Village
Thich Nhat Hanh's current conditions and activities, and celebration of his birthday. He stayed in Thailand in 2016 at his monastery there for some time, and from there(?) visited VietNam in 2017. Not clear if he is still in Thailand or back at Plum Village. 2 photos of him (one in linked-to article (the first i've seen close up), which i saved.
The other article is about Thay in Thailand - https://plumvillage.org/news/thich-nhat-hanh-in-thailand/

-- Plum Village
plumvillage.org | 10 oct 2018
buddhism  buddhism-trdtn-all  buddhism-trdtn-zen  dharma  Thich_Nhat_Hanh  format-article  type-information 
october 2018
Life's progress presented to God
"Life was a moderately scoped novel idea for a single-celled lifeform that consumed chemicals spewing out of deep sea vents. simple, easy, ship by christimas, we'll be done and can move onto other projects."
Cancer is a very apt description of what life is. Cancer isn't really an aberration in life so much as life deciding to Live a little Too Hard.
and ends ...
"Don't worry. The 'human' branch is working on canceling the rest of the projects for us, so we'll finally be free of this mess."

absolutely awesome thread and comments on it.

-- @foone
Twitter | twitter.com | 7 sep 2018

Is also unrolled at https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1037031222164082688.html
but so far that is missing all the awesome replies. -- 7 sep 2018
00-Top  dharma  life  science  science-evolution  format-twitter-thread  type-discussion 
september 2018
Digital Library and Museum of Buddhist Studies (DLMBS)
Searches books.
To get here i had found a page with full discussion of a Pali word, sentence structure, vocabulary, and more. Wonderful. Check here: http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/DLMBS/en/lesson/

DLMBS | buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw | retr 27 aug 2018
buddhism  buddhism-00-Top  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  buddhism-words  dhamma  dhamma-foundation2-details  language-learn  language-pali  words  format-website  type-learn-online 
august 2018
Audio Dhamma
Sutta Readings in Pali, English, and more.
Sound files, PDF and e-book files.
Audio playable from archive.org

audtip.dx.am | retr 27 aug 2018
buddhism  buddhism-00-Top  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  buddhism-words  dhamma  dhamma-foundation2-details  language-pali  words  words-dhamma  format-audio  format-e_book  format-pdf  type-compendium 
august 2018
Pali pronunciation - Dhamma Wheel
This is a place to discuss just the Pali pronunciation and the different diacritics used. Often, different translators will use different diacritics to show the same sound. So we can post different versions of Pali pronunciation guides here too.

[Also has great discussions of different styles of pronunciation and chanting.]

Dhamma Wheel | dhammawheel.com | retr 27 aug 2018
buddhism  buddhism-00-Top  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  buddhism-words  dhamma  dhamma-foundation2-details  language-learn  language-pali  words  format-forum  type-discussion 
august 2018
Pali Terms Index ~ at Dhamma Wheel
Selected dhamma terms. In Pali alphabetical order.
Words are linked to forum discussion of that word.

Pali Terms | dhammawheel.com | retr 27 aug 2018
buddhism  buddhism-00-Top  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  buddhism-words  dhamma  dhamma-foundation2-details  language-pali  words  words-definition  words-dhamma  format-search  type-compendium  type-dictionary 
august 2018
Pali-English Dict ~ at Budsas.org
Summary definitions. Not searchable. One page per letter. Shows parts of speech. Pali alphabetical order.

This website has a lot of other interesting buddhism pages on it.

Pali-English | budsas.org | retr 27 aug 2018
buddhism  buddhism-00-Top  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  buddhism-words  dharma  dharma-foundation2-details  language-pali  words  words-definition  words-dhamma  format-search  type-compendium  type-dictionary 
august 2018
Pali Glossology ~ at "Obo's Web" Genaud.net
Selected terms, with multiple translations and meaning discussions.
Roman alphabetical order. Not a search.

Obo's Web | obo.genaud.net | retr 27 aut 2018
buddhism  buddhism-00-Top  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  buddhism-words  dharma  dharma-foundation2-details  language-pali  words  words-definition  words-dhamma  format-search  type-compendium  type-dictionary 
august 2018
The Pali Text Society's Pali-English dictionary
Pali Text Society, London. The Pali Text Society's Pali-English dictionary.

Digital Dictionaries of South Asia | dsalsrv4.uchicago.edu | retr 27 aug 2018
buddhism  buddhism-00-Top  buddhism-trdtn-theravada  buddhism-words  dharma  dharma-foundation2-details  language-pali  words  words-definition  words-dhamma  format-search  type-compendium  type-dictionary 
august 2018
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