Sources of Information and Objects:

Magazines and journals:

bullet Tricycle: The Buddhist review is a non-profit, quarterly educational magazine. 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. See: http://www.tricycle.com/
bullet Lion's Roar offers two magazines: "Buddhadharma" and "Lion's Roar," and many online guides. See: https://www.lionsroar.com/
bullet Phillip Moffitt of the Life Balance Institute has prepared a list of Buddhist publications at: http://dharmawisdom.org/

Objects for sale:

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: http://www.hitherandyon.com/

  The KBO and Buddhist Sangha has an online shop that sells candles, incense, jewelry, etc. See: https://www.buddhastatuesnow.com/

bullet The Golden Buddha sells candles, incense, jewelry, meditation accessories, statues, etc. See: https://www.goldenbuddha.net

Buddhist Library:

bullet 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: http://www.abuddhistlibrary.com/

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Buddhist Associations:

bullet The 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." See: http://www.urbandharma.org/
bullet The 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). See: http://www.baus.org/

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Buddhist articles, web sites, and groups:

  • "10 things you didn't know about Buddhism" is an essay by "Artios52" that describes ten topics about which many people are unaware or misunderstand about Buddhism. See:http://www.artois52life.com/

  • The Art of Happiness blog contains inspirational stories, and two artists' diary and happy notes from sculptor Rochman Reese and painter Sofan Chan. See:

  • The Buddhist Christian Vedanta Network News explores: "... the contemplative teachings of these [two] traditions and the interface between them." See:http://bcvn.blogspot.ca/

  • Buddhism Connect sends free teachings on Buddhism and Buddhist meditation by E-mail. Sign up at: http://www.buddhism-connect.org/

  • Buddhism 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: http://www.edepot.com/

  • "Empty seat of the Buddha: Photographs of world treasures destroyed by Islamic extremists," CBS News, at: http://www.cbsnews.com/

  • Essentials of Buddhism (The four noble truths, seven factors of enlightenment, etc) are listed at: http://www.buddhaweb.org/

  • Japanese Buddhism describes the amalgam of Shinto and Buddhism that is prevalent in Japan. See: http://www.japanese-buddhism.com/

  • San Francisco State University has an article: "Following the Buddha's Footsteps" which includes an introduction to Buddhism, glossary, and links. See: http://online.sfsu.edu/
  • The University of Michigan has information about Buddhist studies at: http://umich.edu/

  • Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha is "a humane, balanced, global community of compassionate and awakened individuals" whose mission is to offer: "understanding, realization, and embodiment of the teachings of the Buddha integrated with a modern, progressive scientific perspective." See: http://dharmatreasure.org/

Various Buddhism Traditions:

  • Alan Watts Electronic University publishes audio and video tapes of lectures by Alan Watts compiled by his son, Mark. See: http://www.alanwatts.com

  • Buddhism for the Lay Practitioner is "a collection of resources for those who are interested in exploring Buddhism." See: http://www.geocities.com/
  • The Dharma Eye Zen Group in Pompano Beach, FL, "...is 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: http://www.browardzen.com/
  • Fundamental Buddhism is based on the Pali Canon, the oldest surviving written record of what the Buddha actually said and taught. See: http://www.fundamentalbuddhism.com

  • MettaNet Foundation provides Dhamma free to the public using  Electronic media. See: http://www.metta.lk/

  • Fundamental Buddhism is based on the Pali Canon, the oldest surviving written record of what the Buddha actually said and taught. See: http://www.fundamentalbuddhism.com

  • Shin Buddhism: The Shin Buddhism and Pure Land Buddhism traditions, which are active in Japan and in the west, can be visited at: http://www.aloha.net/

  • Soka 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: http://www.sgi.org/ Regional web sites are at:
    bullet http://sgi-usa.org SGI in the United States
    bullet http://www.sti.com.br/ SGI in Brazil
    bullet http://www.sgicanada.org/ in Canada
    bullet http://www.sgi-italia.org "Istituto Buddista Italiano Soka Gakkai" in Italy

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Books on Buddhism:

  • book cover Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche &‚ÄŽ Eric Swanson, "The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness," Harmony; Reprint edition (2008). An illuminating perspective on the science of meditation‚Ä"and a handbook for transforming our minds, bodies, and lives. World-renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche -- the "happiest man in the world" -- invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets to finding joy and contentment in the everyday. Using the basic meditation practices he provides, we can discover paths through our problems, transforming obstacles into opportunities to recognize the unlimited potential of our own minds. A New York Times Bestseller. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by Amazon readers. Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store
  • 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 homelife...it 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 Amazon.com online book store 

  • book cover Steve Hagan, "Buddhism Plain and Simple," Tuttle Publishing; (2011). Amazon review: "You might want to digest this book slowly, a few pages at a time. Although Zen teacher Steve Hagen has a knack for putting the philosophy of Buddhism in a "plain and simple" package, it may take a while to sink in. There is so much there. Seeing reality, realizing the wisdom of the self, breaking free of dualistic thinking--this is pretty heady stuff. Thankfully, Hagen passes it along in the form of examples from life, psychological tidbits, and stories from Buddhist teachers past and present. And when it clicks in, it can be life-transforming. Hagen explains this shift in outlook and how the fundamental way we look at the world affects everything we do. As an outline, Hagen follows the basic teachings of the Buddha, and we see that, rather than dogmatic truths, they are reminders for us as we reconsider the life we have taken for granted for so long. As it turns out, Buddhism is life, plain and simple."

  • book cover Rick Hanson and Daniel J. Siegel, "Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom," New Harbinger Publications (2009). It " draws on the latest research to show how to stimulate your brain for more fulfilling relationships, a deeper spiritual life, and a greater sense of inner confidence and worth. Using guided meditations and mindfulness exercises." Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store.

  • Michael Williams, "Buddhism: Beginnerís Guide to Understanding & Practicing Buddhism to Become Stress and Anxiety Free," CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, (2016) "This is a great book to help you understand the basics of Buddhism. Plus it provides great information on the different types of schools. Plus it's an easy read! I finished this within a couple of days and also took away some information from it and bookmarked some things. Highly recommend!" Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store.

  • Judith Yandell, "Buddhism for Beginners," Independently published (2019) "This is a great book for those interested in learning about Buddhism and Buddhists rereading to refresh themselves. My coworkers have always been interested in my path and asked if I had any reading material. I let one borrow this book and now it's circulating around the workplace!" Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store.

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