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.

Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

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

Shambhala Sun

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

Shambhala Publications

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


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

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.”

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.

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.