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  • humblepie
    Member
    • Jan 2009
    • 205

    Searching for Free Resources

    I've already mentioned in other posts about my rural location and lack of travel, but I also find myself, like many others these days , lacking spending power. I've glanced through the discussions on preparing for jukai and precepts study, and although I won't be participating in any ceremonies any time soon, I would like to take advantage of any study material that may be available. I've also glanced through the book discussions, and I'm letting go of my envy for those who can buy literature more easily :mrgreen:

    Does anyone have any suggestions or links to free online study material? I'd noticed that eSangha has a variety, yet I'm not sure I'll be welcomed back warmly...

    Thanks,
    Gassho

    Dave
    1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before the age of 18, and 1 in 6 boys.
    These figures only represent reported cases.
  • jcsuperstar
    Member
    • Nov 2008
    • 39

    #2
    Re: Searching for Free Resources

    a lot of dogen's works are available on the internet.

    what is it that youre looking for?
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    "i need not to know all the answers but merely to understand the questions" - Tozen Akiyama Roshi

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    • Bansho
      Member
      • Apr 2007
      • 532

      #3
      Re: Searching for Free Resources

      Hi Dave,

      Huh, there's so much out there! Let me just give you a couple of links which came to mind (not in any particular order of relevance):

      SOTOZEN-Net - Look for the Shobogenzo Zuimonki here


      Shobogenzo, etc.


      The Zen Site


      Antaiji


      Gudo Wafu Nishijima's Blog


      Buddhist eBooks and Dharma Talks
      Buddhist eBooks and Dharma Talks - Free Download at UrbanDharma.org.


      BuddhaNet E-Book Library
      BuddhaNet - Buddhist Information and Education Network: Buddhist Studies, World Buddhist Directory, BuddhaZine - Online Magazine. Insight Meditation Online, eBooks on Buddhism.


      Tipitaka


      Another Tipitaka


      That should keep you busy for a day or two.

      Gassho
      Bansho
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      • Brock
        Member
        • Jan 2009
        • 70

        #4
        Re: Searching for Free Resources

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        • will
          Member
          • Jun 2007
          • 2331

          #5
          Re: Searching for Free Resources

          Google

          and...

          Different sites for different teachings like:

          No site links at the moment but easy to find

          Shobogenzo

          Dogen Sangha Modern Interpretations

          Shasta Abbey

          Soto Zen Text Project

          Trebess Version ( not complete I think)

          Sutras:

          Access to Insight:
          http://www.accesstoinsight.org/index-sutta.html


          Just look around there's a lot out there. If you are looking for something in particular just type it into google and look around.

          Also Crooked Cucumber (Has Shunryu Suzuki lectures and stuff)

          Gassho

          Will
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          To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
          To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
          To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
          To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
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          • will
            Member
            • Jun 2007
            • 2331

            #6
            Re: Searching for Free Resources

            Shobogenzo

            Gudo Nishijima, Chodo Cross translation:

            http://www.numatacenter.com/default.aspx?MPID=81

            Gassho

            Will
            [size=85:z6oilzbt]
            To save all sentient beings, though beings are numberless.
            To penetrate reality, though reality is boundless.
            To transform all delusion, though delusions are immeasurable.
            To attain the enlightened way, a way non-attainable.
            [/size:z6oilzbt]

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            • humblepie
              Member
              • Jan 2009
              • 205

              #7
              Re: Searching for Free Resources

              Thanks everyone, your help is deeply appreciated. I wasn't sure about how much free literature is on the internet, and thought I'd just ask. I'm not looking for anything in particular, just general literature that will help me understand the teachings from a Soto perspective. Again, thank you kindly.

              Gassho,
              Dave
              1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before the age of 18, and 1 in 6 boys.
              These figures only represent reported cases.

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              • zenmommy3

                #8
                Re: Searching for Free Resources

                Originally posted by humblepie
                I've already mentioned in other posts about my rural location and lack of travel, but I also find myself, like many others these days , lacking spending power. Dave
                Hi Dave:

                I don't know where you live but how about using your local library? I work as a librarian and all libraries have access to almost any book and article you are looking for.

                I hope that helps.

                Gassho.

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                • Jundo
                  Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                  • Apr 2006
                  • 39392

                  #9
                  Re: Searching for Free Resources

                  I would second about the library, and also this resource for super cheap used books. Many of the books on our "Suggested Book List" should be available both ways.

                  http://www.bookfinder.com/

                  Often the very popular used books can be had for a couple of dollars, plus postage. They also ship worldwide, and include postal rates world wide. Here is the "Suggested Book" list by the way ...

                  viewtopic.php?f=1&t=889
                  ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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                  • humblepie
                    Member
                    • Jan 2009
                    • 205

                    #10
                    Re: Searching for Free Resources

                    Thank you zenmommy and Jundo. We have no library locally, so I'd have to travel fifteen or twenty miles to get to the nearest one. When I say travel is limited, I'm not kidding. Due to an auto accident back in the fall (not at fault, thank goodness...), we only have one vehicle. It's a good thing my wife and I work different shifts, or we'd really be in deep doodoo.

                    I appreciate the link for cheap books, but even that may be beyond me for now. I'm going to spend some time reading as much as possible online. Thanks again for responding
                    1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before the age of 18, and 1 in 6 boys.
                    These figures only represent reported cases.

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                    • Shindo
                      Member
                      • Mar 2008
                      • 278

                      #11
                      Re: Searching for Free Resources

                      Dave

                      you might find this as a useful resource:

                      http://amberstar.libsyn.com/

                      Kind regards

                      Jools (Shindo)
                      [color=#404040:301177ix]"[i:301177ix]I come to realize that mind is no other than mountains and rivers and the great wide earth, the sun and the moon and star[/i:301177ix]s". - [b:301177ix]Dogen[/b:301177ix][/color:301177ix]

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                      • Jundo
                        Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                        • Apr 2006
                        • 39392

                        #12
                        Re: Searching for Free Resources

                        Originally posted by Shindo
                        Dave

                        you might find this as a useful resource:

                        http://amberstar.libsyn.com/

                        Kind regards

                        Jools (Shindo)
                        Just so people know, most of the talks there (not all) by Gil and others are actually talks on Vipassana practice despite the name of the webcast. Nothing wrong with that at all, but a somewhat different approach from Zen ... same but different.

                        Gassho, Jundo
                        ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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