12 Principles of Buddhism
By Christmas Humphreys, founder and president of the Buddhist Society of London. These principles express a common ground for all schools of Buddhism and have been approved by the leading sects throughout the world as a basis for World Buddhism.
An introduction from a New Kadampa Buddhism perspective to Buddhist religion, philosophy, teachings, meditation, and practice.
An Introduction to Buddhism
To do no evil; To cultivate good; To purify one's mind: This is the teaching of the Buddhas. --The Dhammapada
An Overview of Buddhism
A brief introduction to Buddhism. How Buddhists perceive the world, the four main teachings of the Buddha, the Buddhist view of the self, the relationship between this self and the various ways in which it responds to the world, the Buddhist path and the final goal.
Basic Points Unifying Theravada and Mahayana Buddh
Approved by the World Buddhist Sangha Council in 1966.
On the history of Buddhism, it's religious life and a few central concepts explained.
Buddhism As A Religion
Is Buddhism a religion? An extensive analysis of Buddhism and its religious and non-religious aspects.
Buddhism: An Introduction
An extensive introduction to Buddhist thought and history. From "Anthology of Scriptures of World Religions", by John Powers and James Fieser, faculty of Asian Studies at the Australian National University.
Common American Misconceptions About Buddhism
Reincarnation, prayer, and paganism.
Essentials of Buddhism
Lists out the core teachings of Buddhism. Also provides selected links to other sites and book recommendations.
Fundamental Buddhism Explained
Explicit explanation of fundamental Buddhism based on the Pali Canon, recognized by Buddhist scholars as the oldest surviving written record of what the Buddha said and taught.
GraceWatcher Ministries's Buddha Quest
A perspective of Buddha and his teachings, from a New Age Christian Ministry.
Questions & Answers on Buddhism
Answers to common questions about Buddhism.
Questions and Answers on Buddhism
From the Buddha Sassana website.
Resources for the Study of Buddhism
Site contains links to both general Buddhist resources and specialized materials on Zen, Chinese Buddhism, Yogacara Buddhism, and various Buddhist scriptures (sutras/suttas).
Searching for Buddha
Provides a simple introduction to Buddhism, answering the most common questions by curious people.
SoYouWanna convert to Buddhism?
A light-hearted overview of what it means to be a Buddhist. Written from a relatively objective perspective by the editors of SoYouWanna.com.
The Four Noble Truths
Explanation of the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism.
The History and Philosophy of Buddhism
A simple, yet comprehensive, non-sectarian introduction to Buddhist history, philosophy and culture.
The History, Philosophy & Practice of Buddhism
An easily understood, non-sectarian introduction to Buddhist history, philosophy and practice.
The Word Of The Buddha
Online version of the classic introduction to Buddhism published in 1906 by the Buddhist Publication Society. The book covers the basic principles of Buddhism, selected from the five great collections of discourses which form the Sutta-Pitaka.
Very Brief Overview of Buddhism
Buddhism does not believe in God. In Buddhist teaching, there is no aggressive promotion of Buddhism or strong rejection of other religions.
What Buddhists Believe
Online version of a book by K.Sri Dhammananda giving an extensive explanation of basic Buddhist thought from a Theravadan Buddhist perspective.
What Is Buddhism?
Excellent introduction to Buddhism provided by Mahidol University, Thailand.
What is Karma?
Karma is one of the most important concepts in Buddhism. Karma is an imprint in one's Mind. The underlying factor in the formation of Karma is Intentions. What gets imprinted into one's mind is largly decided by one's intentions.
What People Say about Buddhism
Pithy statements on key questions people have about Buddhism.