Selected Links

Buddhism Bibliography and Selected Links (2013)

(Buddhism, On Common Ground)


Boorstein, Sylvia. That's Funny, You Don't Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist (San Francisco: HarperSan Francisco), 1997.

Buswell, Robert E., Jr. The Zen Monastic Experience (Princeton: Princeton University Press), 1992.

Cadge, Wendy. Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), 2004.

Corless, Roger and Paul F. Knitter. Buddhist Emptiness and Christian Trinity. (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press), 1990.

Dalai Lama. The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus. (Boston: Wisdom Publications), 1996.

Dresser, Marianne (ed.). Buddhist Women on the Edge: Contemporary Perspectives from the Western Frontier (Berkeley: Publishers Group West), 1996.

Eppsleiner, Fred and Dennis Maloney (eds.). The Path of Compassion: Contemporary Writings on Engaged Buddhism (Berkeley and Buffalo: Buddhist Peace Fellowship and White Pine Press), 1985.

Farber, Don and Rick Fields. Taking Refuge in L.A.: Life in a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple (New York: Aperture Books), 1987.

Fields, Rick. How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America (Boston: Shambhala, 1992).

Gethin, Rupert. The Foundations of Buddhism (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press), 1998.

Goldstein, Joseph and Jack Kornfield. Seeking the Heart of Wisdom (Boston: Shambhala Books), 1986.

Gross, Rita M. Buddhism After Patriarchy: A Feminist History, Analysis, and Reconstruction of Buddhism (Albany: State University of New York Press), 1993.

Hanh, Thich Nhat. Living Buddha, Living Christ (New York: Riverhead Books), 1995.

Johnston, William. Stillpoint: Reflections on Zen and Christian Mysticism (New York: Fordham University Press), 1977.

Khema, Ayya. When the Iron Eagle Flies: Buddhism for the West (London: Penguin Books), 1991.

Lopez, Donald S. Jr. (ed.). Asian Religions In Practice: An Introduction (Princeton: Princeton University Press), 1999.

Mann, Gurinder Singh, Paul Numrich, and Raymond Williams. Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America: A Short History (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press), 2008.

Mitchell, Donald W. Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience, Second Edition (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press), 2008.

Prebish, Charles. Luminous Passage: The Practice and Study of Buddhism in America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999).

Prebish, Charles S. and Kenneth K. Tanaka (eds.). The Faces of Buddhism in America (Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press), 1998.

Prothero, Steven. The White Buddhist: The Asian Odyssey of Henry Steel Olcott (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), 1996.

Queen, Christopher S. (ed.). Engaged Buddhism in the West (Boston: Wisdom Publications), 2000.

Queen, Christopher S. and Sallie B. King (eds.). Engaged Buddhism: Buddhist Liberation Movements in Asia (Albany: State University of New York Press), 1996.

Seager, Richard. Buddhism in America, revised ed. (New York: Columbia University Press), 2012.

Sidor, Ellen S. A Gathering of Spirit: Women Teaching in American Buddhism (Cumberland, RI: Primary Point Press), 1987.

Suzuki, Shunryu. Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (New York: Weatherhill), 1970.

Swearer, Donald K. The Buddhist World of Southeast Asia (Albany: State University of New York Press), 1995.

Takaki, Ronald. Strangers from a Different Shore: History of Asian American (New York: Penguin), 1989.

Takaki, Ronald. A Different Mirror (Boston: Little, Brown & Co.), 1993.

Tweed, Thomas A. The American Encounter with Buddhism 1844-1912 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press), 1992.

Tweed, Thomas A., and Stephen Prothero, eds. Asian Religions in America: A Documentary History (New York: Oxford University Press), 1999.

Walker, Susan, ed. Speaking of Silence: Christians and Buddhists on the Contemplative Way (New York: Paulist Press), 1987.

Ways of Work, Dynamic Action: Nyingma in the West (Berkeley: Dharma Publishing), 1987.


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Bibliography - Asian American Buddhism [PDF]

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Buddhism in Madison, WI

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Buddhism in Richmond, VA

Buddhism in Western North Carolina

Buddhist Chicago Project

Buddhist in Alabama and Mississippi

Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim Communities in New Orleans

Chinese and Sino-Southeast Asian Daoist and Buddho-Daoist Temples in CA

Slide Show - Buddhism on the Gulf Coast

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Slide Show - From Lynn to Lhasa

Slide Show - Shambhala Mountain Center

Slide Show - Tibetan Nuns of Khachoe Ghakyil Nunnery

Soka Gakkai in America

The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya at Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado

Tibetan Buddhists and Shi'ite Muslims in the Twin Cities

Vietnamese Buddhism in CA

Women in Buddhism in the U.S.

Zen in Hawai'i


Additional Resources

Access to Insight
Extensive online resources related to Theravada Buddhism.

American Buddhist Congress

Brings together Buddhists across traditions, denominations and ethnic backgrounds.
Website under construction (temporary site:

Envisioned as an “online cyber sangha,” this site includes an audio library, BuddhaZine, and an international directory of Buddhist centers.

Buddha's Light International Association
The world headquarters of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist organization, based in Hacienda Heights, California.

Buddhist Churches of America
Shin Buddhist organization, with administrative headquarters in San Francisco; site includes a photo gallery of churches and temples, and the Wheel of Dharma newsletter.

Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Founded in 1978 to "bring a Buddhist perspective to the peace movement and to bring the peace movement to the Buddhist community." They publish the quarterly journal Turning Wheel.

Ch'an Meditation Center/The Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association
Information on Ch'an meditation as taught by the Venerable Master Sheng-yen. 

Dharma Communications
The educational arm of the Mountains and Rivers Order, founded by Zen Master John Daido Loori, offers a range of print and multimedia resources including “Cybermonastery.”

DharmaNet International
Collection of resources for study and practice of Buddhism.

Dharma Rain Zen Center
This Portland, Oregon center publishes StillPoint, a newsletter with articles on various aspects of the Zen tradition.

Dharma Realm Buddhist Association
Founded by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua, the Association includes the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, a multi-ethnic Buddhist community north of San Francisco.
Web site of the Insight Meditation Society and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Massachusetts-based organizations teaching vipassana meditation.

Dzogchen Foundation
“Buddhism for the West,” growing out of the Tibetan Nyingma Lineage.  

Insight Meditation Society
Buddhist retreat center in Central Massachusetts.

Institute of Buddhist Studies
The Institute offers a M.A. in Buddhist Studies and trains ministers for the Buddhist Churches of America; affiliated with the Graduate Theological Union.

Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD)
Located in Woodstock, New York, KTD is the North American seat of the head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa.

Kwan Um School of Zen
An international network of Zen centers, with an International Head Temple located in Rhode Island; publishes the journal Primary Point.

Naropa University
Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa was envisioned by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche as “a university that would combine contemplative studies with traditional Western scholastic and artistic disciplines.”

An international association of Buddhist women; holds annual meetings and maintains an extensive list of women teachers of diverse Buddhist lineages.

Sangha Council of Southern California
Mission includes "greater communication, understanding and cooperation among Buddhist groups in Southern California."

Shambhala Publications
Website featuring materials on Shambala, the primarily Tibetan tradition, with Zen and Theravada influences, which emphasizes meditation in everyday life.

Shambhala Sun
A bi-monthly magazine founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1940-1987).

The Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies
The “coordinating body supporting activities related to the comparative study of, and the practical interaction between, Buddhism and Christianity.”

Soka Gakkai International (SGI)
An international Buddhist network promoting peace through “engaged Buddhism.”

Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
A quarterly magazine “dedicated to exploring the full range of Buddhist activity and its impact on Western Life.”

Tzu Chi Foundation
An international relief organization established in Taiwan in 1966; the U.S. headquarters and Free Clinic are located in the Los Angeles area.

Urban Dharma: Buddhism in America
A collection of original articles, essays and photos on Buddhism “by a variety of authors in a multi-yana way.”

Won Institute of Graduate Studies
A center for graduate-level studies in Buddhism and applied meditation, located outside of Philadelphia.

Ethnic Buddhist Temple Directories:
America Burma Buddhist Association
Chua Vietnam: Vietnamese Buddhist Temples
Directory of Lao Buddhist Temples Outside Laos