Buddhism Selected Links

Resources from pluralism.org

Access to Insight
Extensive online resources related to Theravada Buddhism.
www.accesstoinsight.org

American Buddhist Congress
Brings together Buddhists across traditions, denominations and ethnic backgrounds.
Website under construction (temporary site: www.urbandharma.org/ratana/ratana1/abc.html)

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

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

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.
www.buddhistchurchesofamerica.org

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.
www.buddhistpeacefellowship.org

Ch’an Meditation Center/The Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association
Information on Ch’an meditation as taught by the Venerable Master Sheng-yen.
www.chan1.org

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.”
www.dharma.net

DharmaNet International
Collection of resources for study and practice of Buddhism.
www.dharmanet.org

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

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.
www.drba.org

Dharma.org
Web site of the Insight Meditation Society and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Massachusetts-based organizations teaching vipassana meditation.
www.dharma.org

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

Insight Meditation Society
Buddhist retreat center in Central Massachusetts.
www.dharma.org

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.
www.shin-ibs.edu

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.
www.kagyu.org

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.
www.kwanumzen.org

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.”
www.naropa.edu

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

Sangha Council of Southern California
Mission includes “greater communication, understanding and cooperation among Buddhist groups in Southern California.”
www.urbandharma.org/ratana/ratana2/sanghacouncil.html

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

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

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.”
www.society-buddhist-christian-studies.org

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

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

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.
www.tzuchi.org/

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.”
www.urbandharma.org

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

Ethnic Buddhist Temple Directories:
America Burma Buddhist Association
www.mahasiusa.org/
Chua Vietnam: Vietnamese Buddhist Temples
www.chuavietnam.com/main.html
Directory of Lao Buddhist Temples Outside Laos
http://members.andiamo-tel.com/~byblos/watlao.htm