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from other sections of the site which make use of multi-media and web
based technology. Films, Buddhism Web
sites, and on-line texts
can be found in their own sections. |
Dictionary of Buddhist Terms
Digital dictionary of East Asian
Buddhist Terms; has full CJK index and non-diacritical index. Contains
terms from Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Buddhism (which include many
Indian and Tibetan terms) that are written in literary Chinese.
for teachers and students of Japanese. It has links to language learning
resources, teacher resources, bookstores, newspapers and mass media,
culture links, relevant organizations, study abroad programs, computing in
Japanese to name just a few" (supplied note).
Tibetan-English Dictionary of Buddhist Culture
This dictionary of more than 66,000
entries consists of "verified entries from existing dictionaries,
word-lists and glossaries . . . terminology used by translators who have
received extensive teachings from living Buddhist masters, selected
definitions and clarifications from classical literary works, and
information of literary personages, sacred places, and names of
scriptures" (supplied note).
on Pali education section)
Sadhu! Theravada Buddhism Web Directory
and Portal provides a list of on-line Pali language resources.
A large list of Indian and
Buddhist language software tools including word processors, translators,
dictionaries, on-line dictionaries, and fonts.
Chinese Language Learning Forum of Harvard University
Provides a variety of on-line learning
tools and exercises from a classical Chinese reader to Chinese pop
Courses and Lessons on the Internet
The Buddha and Four
Princeton High School Virtual Museum.
Interactive introduction to Buddhism lesson based on an on-line image of
the Buddha with links to specific topics such as the Four Noble Truths, 32
marks, mudras etc. Geared towards younger students.
Past and Present
An on-line course on the history of
Indian Buddhism taught by Peter Friedlander via Internet or
correspondence. The entire course, including lectures, tutorials and a
reading list, is on line. The lectures include Buddhist philosophy,
history, texts, and art.
CD-ROMs on Buddhism
Asian Classics Input Project
versions of ancient and endangered Buddhist texts, primarily those from
the Kangyur and Tengyur collections. Texts are on CD-ROM and are in their
original languages: Sanskrit and Tibetan.
Buddha the Great Legend from
Explores the life of the Buddha, the
spread of Buddhism, its teachings, and Buddhist art.
Information Retrieval (BUDSIR) from the
Digital Tipitaka Development Team
under the Mahidol University Computing Center, Thailand.
A digital edition of the Pali Tipitaka
and Atthakatha (Commentary) and other scriptures. Has a comprehensive
search engine and sound capacities for listening to the Pali out
Diamond Sutra CD-ROM
from the Electronic Buddhadharma Society (EBS).
This CD-ROM contains texts of the
Sutra, commentaries, a recitation of the Sutra in Mandarin, and coloured
Silk Road from
DNA Multimedia Corporation.
An introduction to the peoples,
history and religion of this ancient trade route.
of the World from
study of eight of the world's major religions (Buddhism, Shinto,
Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, and Confucianism)
for grades 9 and up. In addition
to examining different forms of worship, ceremony and practice, this
CD-ROM includes a "Personal View" with audio interviews and video clips of
"virtual tours" of famous sites.
Vipassana Research Institute
This site provides complete
Pali texts from the Tipitaka and a large collection of related Pali texts.
These texts are also available on the Chattha Sangayana CD-ROM.
No.1 from the International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism
(IRIZ). Provides a large
collection of Zen texts, bibliographies, articles and tools.
Kyoto Gardens: A virtual stroll
through Zen landscapes from Lunaflora.
Read a description of the program at
On-line Discussion Forums and Listservs:
purpose of this list is to provide a forum for serious academic
discussion. It is open to all persons inside and outside the academic
context who wish to engage in substantial discussion of topics relating to
Buddhism" (supplied note).
electronic mailing lists designed and owned by Dr. Matthew
[over 600 subscribers]
[over 300 subscribers]
[over 400 subscribers]
to complement the Naropa Institute’s Spirituality in Education Conference.
Contains selected transcripts of the conference, on-line seminars, and
information on the participants, including several Buddhist
Wabash Center Discussion
several discussion forums on the issues of teaching and learning in
theology and religion.
Distributors of Information Technology Teaching
interactive and updated on-line textbooks for introductory college level
Asia for Educators
A Columbia University site
which provides a detailed collection of teaching aids (workbooks, lesson
plans etc.), lists of resources, and multimedia presentations on topics
concerning China and Japan.
Asian Educational Media
site provides an extensive database of audio-visual materials for
educators. The database is searchable by title, media type, audience
level, subject matter, and geographic region.
The site is
described in Education About Asia 5.2 (Fall 2000) : 45-46 in
"Bringing Sight and Sound to the Classroom" by Sarah
UCLA Asian Studies Resources
Wide-ranging resources on East Asian
Studies for K-12 through graduate level studies. Includes guides to films,
educational materials, institutes for teachers, job opportunities, and
resources for K-12 teachers.