Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory


A comprehensive introduction to the life and teachings of the Buddha according to the Theravadin School.

A series of maps illustrating points of interest in the Life of the Buddha, the surroundings he taught in, and the development of Buddhism throughout Asia.

Classic text by Henry Steel Olcott updated for the modern reader.

An excellent book by P.V. Bapat, describing history of Buddhism, principal schools, Buddhist literature, education and art.


Book by Bhikkhu Nanamoli. Among the numerous lives of the Buddha, this volume may well claim a place of its own. Composed entirely from texts of the Pali Canon, the oldest authentic record, it portrays an image of the Buddha which is vivid, warm, and moving. Chapters on the Buddha's personality and doctrine are especially illuminating, and the translation is marked by lucidity and dignity throughout.

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.

Several texts on Buddha's life story.

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.

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

Essential information with useful links.