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Last updated: Sun Feb 18 19:01:14 PST 2007

The Alan Watts Electronic University

The Alan Watts Electronic University publishes audio and video tapes of lectures by Alan Watts that were compiled by his son, Mark.

From the site:
"Alan Watts is credited for popularizing Zen and Eastern philosophies in the modern Western world. For over 40 years, from the 1930's, up until his death in 1973, Alan Watts wrote and lectured constantly. The Alan Watts Electronic University has created courses from tapes of his best lectures in a variety of subject areas. Each course has a common theme, and was designed to provide insight into a particular aspect of Eastern thought as it applies to life today in the West."

[ http://www.alanwatts.com ]

BUDSIR Project
Contains information about the BUSDIR (BUDdhist Scriptures Information Retrieval) Project.

From the site:
On May 30, 1988, Visakha Puja Day, the Digital Tipitaka Development Team under the Mahidol University Computing Center, Thailand, announced the completion of its project to record the 45 volumes of the Pali Tipitaka onto computer, together with the development of an application program, BUDSIR (BUDdhist Scriptures Information Retrieval), for searching it. BUDSIR could search and find every occurrence of every word, sentence, and saying of the Buddha occurring in the Tipitaka promptly, precisely and comprehensively. It was the worlds first digital edition of the Tipitaka

[ http://www.mahidol.ac.th/budsir/ ]

Buddhist Information Services of New York

BISNY is an information service providing NY area people with access to resources on Buddhism in the area. Featured at this site are Buddhist Dharma Centers, special events, bookshops/publishers, dharma goods, and teachings.

[ http://www.infinite.org/bodhiline/ ]

Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library

The Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library is "the Internet Guide to Buddhist Studies". It " keeps track of leading information facilities in the field of Buddhism and Buddhist studies."

Contains links to sources of information about Buddhist studies networked resources, Buddhism WWW sites, Buddhist Texts Input/Translations Projects, Buddhist Art, et cetera.

From the site:
This facility is provided by the Australian National University (ANU) and is updated almost daily. The page optimised for the transmission speed, not for the fancy looks. This month's additions are marked "***". Currently this and related pages provide direct WWW links to 182 specialist information facilities world-wide. All links are inspected and evaluated before being added to this Virtual Library.

[ http://www.ciolek.com/WWWVL-Buddhism.html ]

The Buddhist Temple of Chicago
Information regarding the Buddhist Temple of Chicago, "a sangha for Japanese Americans and other Americans that ... respond[s] to the life of this country, rather than [relying] completely on the traditions and culture of Japan

[ http://www.budtempchi.org ]

Cambridge Zen Center
Cambridge Zen Center was founded in 1973 and is part of the Kwan Um School of Zen. This excellent web site includes the Daily Practice Schedule, a Schedule of Upcoming Retreats, Upcoming Talks, et cetera.

[ http://www.cambridgezen.com/ ]

Ch'an Meditation Center
Homepage of the Ch'an Meditation Center in Queens, New York. Contains a description of Ch'an and information about the Center, including a calendar of activities.

[ http://www.chan1.org/ ]

Coombspapers Electronic Buddhist Archives

[ ftp://ftp.uu.net/doc/papers/coombspapers/otherarchives/electronic-buddhist-archi ves ]

"A unique and elegant environment. Profound contemplation of the day, inspiring artwork, seasoned with a dash of humor to en-lighten the day."

From the site:
'Daily Zen is a "cyber sangha," or meeting place for netizens like yourself, who would reflect on these timeless poems, koans and quotes -- and bring this deeper understanding into the actions and interactions of life.'

[ http://www.dailyzen.com ]

DharmaNet is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization that has been working since 1991 to try to coordinate existing technologies to serve the global Buddhist community

[ http://www.well.com/~btanaka/zen/dharmanet.html ]

DharmaWeb.org is a new online community for Buddhists worldwide, providing daily news, dharma interviews with key figures, practical advice, discussion forums, practice resources and more. DharmaWeb.Org offers this site freely in hopes of helping Buddhists and other interested individuals around the world to find Dharma teachings and teachers, to help support Dharma centers in all traditions, to promote dialogue and communication, and to help build a vital and cooperative online Buddhist community.

[ http://www.dharmaweb.org ]

Frequently Asked Questions from alt.zen
Confused about what Zen is? This is a good place to start. This page is on the Zen@SunSITE pages.

[ http://sunsite.unc.edu/zen/faq.html ]

Friends Of Buddhism
This site exists to "promote Buddhism, spread Buddhadharma, and support all Buddhist projects worldwide."

[ http://www.infinet.com/~rinpoche ]

The Halcyon Cosmopolitan Entertainment
The Halcyon Cosmopolitan Entertainment is a "Spiritual Mega-link website". Lots and lots of links collected and presented to you by some folks in one of my favorite parts of the world: the Netherlands.

[ http://www.xs4all.nl/~kosmoss ]

Heartland Sangha
The Heartland Sangha homepage. Contains information about the Heartland Sangha as well as a number of other very nice features. Those features include: a short guide to one type of daily dharma practice, a wonderful collection of quotes, part of a presentation on the book _The Feeling Buddha_, and more. Nicely done.

From the site:
The Heartland Sangha is a group of American Buddhists affiliated with the American Buddhist Association. It is interested in American Buddhism as developed by the venerable Rev. Gyomay Kubose. We enjoy periodic social get-togethers and fun activities as well as involving ourselves in various social action programs.

[ http://homepage.usr.com/c/cbrooke ]

Highway 50 Zen
Book Reviews by Zen Masters. Book excerpts contain humor, poems, stories, teachings and the many other sides of Zen. Original cartoons, sketches and poetry. An off-beat look at Zen by a koan study student in the Diamond Sangha Zen Buddhist Tradition.

[ http://www.geocities.com/~sagemonkey/ ]

IRIZ Home Page
This site contains, among other things, the largest collection of Buddhist primary text materials on the Internet. The downloadable Zen text files alone are over 10 megabytes.

[ http://www.iijnet.or.jp/iriz/irizhtml/irizhome.htm ]

Ironbird: Practice Materials for Western Buddhists
"Ironbird.org was established to provide Western Buddhists with practice materials that reflect a uniquely Western face of contemporary Buddhism. Respectful of the many Dharma traditions yet committed to the flowering of a native Western Buddhist practice, Ironbird seeks to develop new, original expressions of the Tathagata's never-failing essence."

[ http://www.ironbird.org ]

Jack Kornfield (Official Site)
Jack Kornfield is one of the leading Buddhist teachers in America. A practitioner for over 40 years, he is one of the key teachers to introduce mindfulness and vipassana meditation to the West. His approach emphasizes compassion, lovingkindness and the profound path of mindful presence, all offered in simple, accessible ways in his books, CD’s, classes and retreats.

Features: Calendar of events, books, meditations, and much more. Highly recommended.

[ http://www.jackkornfield.org ]

Mt. Baldy Zen Center
Mt. Baldy Zen Center was founded in 1972 by Joshu Sasaki Roshi and is the main training facility of Rinzai-ji. Joshu Roshi is now in his 93rd year and has been teaching in the United States for 37 years. The website offers information about the center, the activities, formal practice etc. Weekly updates for practitioners connected to the center inform about current events. The news section also contains on-line newsletters, texts of sutras, and a glossary of Japanese terms used at Mt. Baldy.

[ http://www.mbzc.org/ ]

Maximumbliss is a zen buddhist meditation site devoted to providing meditation techniques, quotes, and dharma discourses. Started in 1998 this site is devoted to actual meditation practice and discourages conceptual zen.

[ http://www.maximumbliss.com/links.asp ]

Medicine Buddha Zen Temple
Contact information for the Medicine Buddha Zen Temple.

[ http://www.well.com/~btanaka/zen/mbzt.html ]

The Meditation Spot
I love the idea behind this site. It covers meditation in a variety of traditions and disciplines, and it provides information on finding places to practice.

"The Meditation Spot profiles teachers and techniques from Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Sufi, Yoga, Shambhala, and Healing meditation communities, with links to centers, classes and websites."

[ http://www.meditationspot.com ]

Mystic Fire
Mail order source for videos and audio tapes. Subjects/speakers include the Dalai Lama, Alan Watts, et cetera.

[ http://www.mysticfire.com/ ]

Nyingma Centers: Preservation and Education
This document provides information about the Nyingma Centers, non- profit institutions and service organizations founded and directed by Head Lama Tarthang Tulku, a reincarnate master of the Nyingma school of Buddhism, who was born, raised, and trained in Tibet. Nyingma, the oldest school of Tibetan Buddhism, offers a many-faceted, open approach to human education.

[ http://www-leland.stanford.edu:80/~wgs/nyngctr.html ]

San Francisco Zen Center
This is the web site of the San Francisco Zen Center. It includes information about the three Centers, events, membership, and more. An especially nice feature of this site is the "Zen Library" page that contains much wonderful reading material.

From the site:
Zen Center started in 1959 when several people outside the San Francisco Japanese community asked Shunryu Suzuki-roshi if they could join him in meditation. The Soto Zen style of practice he taught flows from the insight that all beings are Buddha, that the practice of sitting in meditation is itself the realization of Buddha nature or enlightenment. Practice and enlightenment are one. As the freshness of zazen pervades one's entire life, mindful awareness is brought to every moment and heart and mind open with compassion for all beings.

[ http://www.sfzc.org ]

Sangha: The Buddhist Alternative Journal
A Quarterly Printed Journal Examining New Perspectives in Western Buddhism.

[ http://www.hooked.net/~csangha ]

Springs Mountain Zen Sangha
This is the website of the Springs Mountain Zen Sangha in Colorado Springs. Includes information about the Sangha and their sitting schedule, a calendar of events, links to their newsletter "The Dharma Rag", a nice "What is Zen?" section, recommended reading, and more.

[ http://www.pcisys.com/~sms.zen/index.html ]

Still Point
Still Point is an excellent newsletter from the Dharma Rain Zen Center, a Soto Zen Temple for lay practice.

[ http://www.teleport.com/~ryanjb/STILLPOINT/SP.shtml ]

Tricycle Hub - Tricycle Magazine
The Tricycle Hub is the interactive forum of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, an independent Buddhist quarterly.

[ http://www.tricycle.com/ ]

Universal Zendo mailing list
Information about the Universal Zendo mailing list

[ http://www.well.com/~btanaka/zen/zendo.html ]

A Very Big List
A Very Big List of Buddhist resources as sent by a kind soul. Check this out... It's a wealth of information.

[ http://www.well.com/~btanaka/zen/biglist.html ]

Yakriders: Zen Buddhism
Informational site about Zen Buddhism. Included Zen Stories, Zen Terms, et cetera. Part of the Yakriders web site (http://www.yakrider.com) which covers Zen, Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, et cetera.

[ http://www.yakrider.com/Buddha/Zen/Zen.htm ]

Ben Walter's excellent Zen@SunSITE pages

[ http://sunsite.unc.edu/zen/ ]

World Zen Fellowship
Centers across the U.S. Dharma talks, an events calendar, news and photos, etc.

[ http://www.worldzen.org ]

Zen-Centre Tao Chan
The very nice looking website of the Zen-Centre Tao Chan in Germany.

"The Zen-Centre Tao Chan is under the personal direction of Zen-Master Zensho W. Kopp.

Zen-Master Zensho teaches a contemporary Zen Way, which is in accordance with the spiritual needs and the lifestyle of the modern Western person."

[ http://www.zenmeditation.org/ ]

Zen Community of Oregon
The Zen Community of Oregon has put together a visually pleasing website that provides information about their activities, schedule, and zen training.

From the site:
Zen Community of Oregon (ZCO) is a Zen practice center in Portland, Oregon. We are affiliated with the Soto Zen lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi and the Rinzai Zen lineage of Shodo Harada Roshi.

[ http://www.zco.org ]

Zen Filter
Zen Buddhist websites, news and discussion. Blog format. People can comment on the posts if they have a blogger account.

[ http://zenfilter.com ]

Zen Mind International
"Zen Mind International is for beginners of all ages and religions. It is an international web site dedicated to teaching people about meditation and Buddhism in English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese."

[ http://www.zenmind.com ]

Zen Mountain Monastery
The Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO) is an organization of associated Zen Buddhist temples, practice centers and sitting groups in the United States and abroad. Inspired by Zen Master Dogen's 13th Century Mountains and Rivers Sutra, MRO was founded by Abbot, John Daido Loori, MRO's function is maintaining the practice integrity of its member organizations.

[ http://www.mro.org ]

The Zen Studies Society
Includes information about their centers as well as electronic editions of their newsletter.

From the site:
"The Zen Studies Society was established in 1956 to assist the Buddhist scholar D.T. Suzuki in his efforts to introduce Zen to the West. In 1965 it came under the leadership of a Japanese Zen monk, Eido Tai Shimano, who shifted the emphasis towards zazen (Zen meditation) practice. With his dedicated energy, and the help of many Dharma friends and supporters, two centers for Zen practice came into being: New York Zendo Shobo-ji, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan; and Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo-ji, deep in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York."

[ http://www.zenstudies.org ]

The Zen Web of Original Mind
The Zen Web of Original Mind contains some information about Zen Buddhism and related topics. Much of it is about the Kwan Um School of Zen, which is under the spiritual direction of Zen Master Seung Sahn, and which derives from the Korean Chogye tradition.

[ http://www.ewl.uky.edu/~chylin/Zen.html ]