Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

This website allows instant lookup of words when mouse cursor hovers over words, and contrast (parallel) reading of Pāḷi texts and translations (if available). The dictionaries include Pāḷi-English, Pāḷi-Japanese, Pāḷi-Chinese, Pāli-Vietnamese, Pāli-Burmese.

The Pali audio site offers a selection of suttas from the Pali canon in English translation which have been professionally read and recorded.

SuttaCentral aims at facilitating the study of Buddhist texts from comparative and historical perspectives. It focuses on the texts that represent "Early Buddhism", texts preserved not only in the Pali Sutta and Vinaya Piṭakas but also in Chinese and Tibetan translations and in fragmentary remains in Sanskrit and other languages. SuttaCentral offers a gateway to this material by enabling users to quickly identify the Chinese, Tibetan, and/or Sanskrit parallels of any given Pali discourse or vice versa. Having found that information, one can then can click on the relevant links and consult the actual texts, most of which are accessible from other web-sites.

Buddhist Scriptures Information Retrieval (Mahidol University, Thailand) is a CD-ROM containing the Thai edition of the Pali Tipitaka and Atthakatha (commentaries) in romanized script. Cost: about US$300.

Desktop software for reading Pali Tipitaka.

The Pali Text Reader software is a reader for Pali texts. It provides in depth search (both throughout the tipitaka or single files), a dictionary and an (machine based) automatic Pali - English translator. The Pali Text Reader comes along with a library, containg all Tipitaka books compressed in a zip archive. Thus, you can read, search and study the Buddhist Canon wherever you are - it comes in two flavors: an online edition (3MB) and an extended edition with all resources (Tipitaka) which is approximately 70MB in size.