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Magazines and journals:

bullet Tricycle: The Buddhist review is a non-profit, quarterly educational magazine. See: Their magazine is available on many newsstands. However, they urge you to subscribe and save. They have a listing of many hundreds of Buddhist centers in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
bulletShambhala Sun is a bimonthly magazine that "...offers authentic teachings from the Buddhist and other contemplative traditions, and applies the wisdom born of meditative practice to all the important issues in life - from livelihood, parenting, and relationships to politics, social action, and the arts." See:
bulletBuddhadharma is a "... quarterly journal for Buddhists of all traditions who wish to deepen their practice and study of the dharma." See:


bulletHandcrafted UK sells Buddhist items for practicing Buddhists, including a Tibetan prayer bell and dorje, a prayer wheel, and a singing bowl. See:
bullet Hither and Yon supplies Tibetan Buddhist handicrafts: Handmade gifts by artisans of Tibet, Nepal and India. Unique offerings include Tibetan singing bowls with sound files, sterling silver gemstone jewelry, Om stone carvings, and fine art Buddha statues. See:

bullet The KBO and Buddhist Sangha has an online shop that sells candles, incense, jewelry, meditation accessories, statues, etc. See:


bulletA Buddhist Library is an online Buddhist educational resource featuring access to books and articles on many Buddhist traditions: Tibetan , Theravada, Zen, Pure Land, and Chinese Mahayana. Other world religions are also covered. See:


bulletThe American Buddhist Congress (ABC) was founded on 1987-NOV-12 "to bring together Buddhists, individuals, and organizations of various Buddhist traditions and of diverse Buddhist denominations and ethnic backgrounds in America." Their goal is "to develop an 'American' Buddhism which, while paying respect to Buddhist traditions of other cultures and acknowledging our debt of gratitude to them, seeks to synthesize American values and traditions with the basic Buddhism of the Tripitaka without the linguistic and cultural trappings which are not understood by most Americans."
bulletThe Buddhist Association of the United States (BAUS) operate the extensive Chuang Yen Monastery in Carmel NY. They hold Sunday morning meditation, a book discussion group, Yoga and I Liq Chuen (Tai Chi).

Web sites and essays on Buddhism:

bullet "10 things you didn't know about Buddhism" is an essay by Nichole Jewell that she posted on her Bloomington Post blog. It describes ten topics about which many people are unaware or misunderstand about Buddhism. See:
bullet The Art of Happiness blog contains inspirational stories, and two artists' diary and happy notes from sculptor Rochman Reese and painter Sofan Chan. See:
bulletThe Buddha Mind describes Amida Buddha (Buddha of Infinite Light and Life) at:
bulletThe Buddha World is a small Blogspot site with interesting essays on Buddhism. See:
bulletBuddhanet describes themselves as "the original Buddhist information and education network." See:
bulletBuddism Connect sends free teachings on Buddhism and Buddhist meditation by E-mail. Sign up at:
bulletBuddhism Depot publishes translations of selections from the Dhammapada (Sayings of Buddha). They also have a discussion group, and introduction to Buddhism, and many other features. See:
bulletBuddhism in Canada contains directories of temples and centers by province. See
bulletBuddhism Links: The National Capital Freenet (Ottawa Canada) has a special interest group on Buddhism that lists many links. See:  
bulletBuddhism Meditation: Access to Insight describes various sites supporting Buddhism meditation (mainly of the Theravada tradition). See:
bulletBuddhism Pointers File: A pointers file which lists a truly impressive array of Buddhist groups and societies, journals, mailing lists, news groups and other resources is posted at: Unfortunately, it does not seem to have been updated recently.
bullet The Buddhist Christian Vedanta Network provides "... a link among "people who are interested in the teaching and practice of meditation as taught in Buddhism and Christianity." See:
bullet E-Sangha is a "...Buddhism portal that contains free books and sutras, free e-cards services, buddhist interative chat & discussion forum, buddhism directory of links and a free blog services for Buddhists around the world." See:
bulletEssentials of Buddhism (The four noble truths, seven factors of enlightenment, etc) are listed at:
bullet Japanese Buddhism describes the amalgam of Shinto and Buddhism that is prevalent in Japan. See:
bulletSambuddha is a Canadian Buddhist website located in British Columbia. See:
bulletYahoo has a listing of links to Buddhist sites at:

Various Buddhism Traditions:

bulletAlan Watts Electronic University publishes audio and video tapes of lectures by Alan Watts compiled by his son, Mark. See:
bullet book cover image Pamela Bloom & Joan Halifax, "The Power of Compassion: Stories that Open the Heart, heal the Soul and Change the World," Hampton Roads, (2010). This is a reissue and update of their earlier book "Buddhist Acts of Compassion" about about the "transformative and healing power of compassion in all walks of life. It features stories by and about H.H. The Dalai Lama, Sogyal Rinpoche, Thich Nhat Hanh and many others, including ordinary people in business, the arts, and is...a healing book for all faiths. It has much to say about conflict resolution, healing deeply held anger and guilt, and developing a humanistic vision toward service and global peace." Read reviews or order this book safely from online book store 
bulletBuddhism for the Lay Practitioner is "a collection of resources for those who are interested in exploring Buddhism." See:
bulletThe Dharma Eye Zen Group in Pompano Beach, FL, " made up of people serious about discovering self realization, which really means realizing that which we actually are, the universal Buddha mind, which includes all things." See:
bulletFundamental Buddhism is based on the Pali Canon, the oldest surviving written record of what the Buddha actually said and taught. See:
bulletMettaNet Foundation provides Dhamma free to the public using  Electronic media. See:
bulletShin Buddhism: The Shin Buddhism and Pure Land Buddhism traditions, which are active in Japan and in the west, can be visited at:
bulletSoka Gakkai International (SGI) is a global association of lay practitioners of the Nichiren school of Mahayana Buddhism. Their members seek to develop their potential for hope, courage, and altruistic action. The International SGI organization's home page is at: Regional web sites are at:
bullet SGI in the United States
bullet SGI in Brazil
bullet in Canada
bullet "Istituto Buddista Italiano Soka Gakkai" in Italy

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Latest update: 2011-AUG-30
Author: B.A. Robinson

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