Buddhism Web Resources
from Academic Institutions |
from Buddhist Institutions and Personal Pages
Resources from Academic Institutions
Asian Studies and General Teaching Sites
and Vajrayana Buddhism in
the West Zen
AAR Teaching and Learning
A site of the American Academy of Religions
which explains the mandate of the Committee on Teaching and Learning and
provides links to related sites, including the AAR’s Syllabi Project,
New Technologies Task Force, and selected articles from Spotlight on
Asian Studies Development Program’s
database of Asian Studies syllabi and bibliographies. ASDP is a joint
program of the East-West Center and the University of Hawaii.
National University’s Sparsabhumi: Buddhist and Indological Studies
Extensive and varied collection
of Buddhist Studies resources including links to institutions, projects,
e-texts, e-journals, libraries, booksellers, philosophical resources and
Homepage of the Group in Buddhist Studies
at the University of California at Berkeley. It contains links to Buddhist
manuscripts and inscription projects, publications, electronic publications,
information on Buddhist Studies events and projects at Berkeley, and links
to Internet resources.
Buddhism basics and art images
from the University of Western Sydney.
Buddhist Studies World
Wide Web Virtual library
Extensive, wide-ranging collection of
Buddhist Studies resources including Buddhism sites, electronic texts
and journals, Buddhist art, a directory of meditation and study centers
and resource collections for several Buddhist traditions.
Center for Buddhist Studies at National Taiwan
Comprehensive collection of Buddhist
resources for academics, including texts of journals, books, sutras, language
lessons, Buddhist news, and lists of Buddhist institutes.
Realm Buddhist Association
Provides numerous translations
of sutras and many other great services.
Realm Buddhist Association - Lotus Translation
The Wonderful Dharma Lotus Flower
Sutra (the Lotus Sutra), complete with commentary by Tripitaka Master
Buddhist Sutras Translation
A site dedicated to help English
readers interested in learning more about Mahayana Buddhism. Provides
links to the English translations of Mahayana Buddhist Sutras.
A complete translation of the
Translation of the Lotus Sutra
A translation of the Lotus sutra
by Burton Watson. Provided by SGI-USA. Also provides other useful services.
The Tendai Lotus organizations
original , English translation of the "Verse in Proclamation of the Buddha"
(Nyorai Juryou Honge) from the Wonderfully Proclaimed Lotus Sutra (Myo-Hou
of Illinois Lotus Translation
Another translation of the Lotus
sutra this time offered by the University of Illinois.
Voice of the Shuttle
web page for Humanities Research
Provides links to Buddhist Studies resources.
for Teaching and Learning in Theology
Provides Internet resources on Buddhism,
including syllabi and teaching resources, electronic texts and journals,
Web sites, bibliographies, and listserv discussion groups.
Web Jump Station
for the Anthropology of Religion
University of Alabama Department of
Anthropology’s collection of links about various religions including
East Asian and Vajrayana
Gateway to the Mind Only Café
This site is hosted by Joe Wilson,
professor of Asian Philosophy and Religion at the University of North
Carolina at Wilmington. Contains links related to Yogacara Buddhism as
well as other kinds of Buddhist philosophy, Tibet and Asian Studies, and
Part of the Seoul National University
Library site. Contains a variety of links to Korean Buddhist resources
on the Web.
for the Study of East Asian Language and Thought
Very detailed collection of resources.
Includes articles, dictionaries, bibliographies and on-line texts with
sections on Yogacara, Korean and East Asian Buddhism.
Society for the
Study of Japanese Religions
A collection of links related to Japanese
religions. Topics include general web research sources, religion-specific
sites, journals and publishing, Japanese society, and study abroad programs.
Buddhism in the West
Worlds in the USA
This site is intended as a supplement
to the book Buddhism in America by Richard Hughes Seager. It explores
the development of Buddhist traditions and communities in the West.
European Buddhist Union Project
and Working Group
Describes the European Buddhist Union
Project's mission statement, an on-line document about Buddhism and education
in Europe, and links to other European Buddhist education resources.
The Electronic Bodhidharma (IRIZ Web
The site of the International
Research Institute for Zen Buddhism, Kyoto, Japan. Detailed collection
of Zen Buddhism resources including electronic texts, institute information,
art, Zen centres etc.
Related Asian Studies, Religious Studies and General Teaching Sites
Forum for Global Education
A good lesson on Ramayana offered
by the American Forum for Global Education.
Asia EdNet (formerly
known as Asia Online)
"An Australian government-funded project
which provides online services and professional development to teachers
who are including studies of Asia across the curriculum in schools. Services
include a discussion group, a noticeboard of events, an online directory
of Internet resources and an extensive online professional development
tutorial on using the Internet to support the studies of Asia in schools"
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.
Provides on-line resources including
search engines, teaching sites, Buddhism sites, and general Asia sites.
Asian Educational Media Service
The AEMS site provides an extensive
database of audio-visual materials for teachers. The database is searchable
by title, media type, audience level, subject matter, and geographic region.
The site is described
in Sarah Barbour "Bringing Sight and Sound to the Classroom." Education
About Asia 5.2 (Fall 2000) : 45-46.
Derek Bok Center for
Teaching and Learning
This Harvard University site has annotated
lists of on-line documents, films, videos and books that address theoretical
and practical approaches to teaching.
Guide for Teachers, East Asian Study
Center of Indiana University
Provides study guides, literature,
arts activities, and map study.
Alive Ancient World History
An excellent resource rich
with rich with useful activities and ideas and valuable information offered
by the development team at the Teacher's Curriculum Institute.
- The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online
A field leader in digitization
of oral histories and sound through its NSF National Digital Library II
Matrix offers many projects of interest as well as offering teaching and
IT resources for teaching. Located at Michigan University.
National Clearinghouse for U.S.-Japan
Provides a database, teaching
resources, and Web resources on Japan studies. Includes material for K
– 12 educators.
Project South Asia
A Missouri Southern State College
project to be developed between 2000 and 2002. This site will provide
teaching resources on South Asia, promote interaction between South Asian
Studies departments, and publish an on-line journal, Teaching South
Southeast Asia Web
Southeast Asia Web's Academic,
Teaching and Student Resources provides an annotated collection of on-line
academic teaching and student resources as well as a Southeast Asia Web
Spirituality in Education
A site 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 teachers.
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.
Resources from Buddhist Institutions and Personal Pages
and Vajrayana Theravada
and Buddhism Zen
Creative site for introducing
children and young adults to Buddhist belief and practice.
Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Provides information on the philosophy
of engaged Buddhism, descriptions of Buddhist Peace Fellowship projects,
and related links.
Extensive resources for the practitioner
and the academic, from on-line libraries to Buddhist community initiatives.
Essentials of Buddhism
Provides clear definitions of
basic concepts such as the Four Noble Truths, Five Skandas etc.
Le site du bouddhism francophone
Provides some Francophone Buddhist resources
such as Francophone Buddhist centres and a limited collection of articles
What do you think,
my friend? (A selection of writings on Buddhism)
A personal page which contains articles,
essays, poems, scriptures, and links to other sites. Provides lighter,
less academic Buddhist resources that might still be of use in the classroom.
East Asian and Vajrayana
Provides information and resources on
Tibetan Buddhism such as books, Buddhist Studies programs, links to on-line
Dharma teachings, and essays by the page designer, Terry Halwes, on topics
including Shambala teachings and Western science.
A Shin Buddhist site that provides
varied information on Buddhism and related Internet links. Includes a
list of Buddhist academic resources such as Asian Studies and Buddhist
Studies sites, bookstores, libraries, mailing lists, and on-line Buddhist
Buddhist Home Page
A Tibetan Buddhism page with Buddhist
prayers in Real Audio format, and a large collection of Tibetan Buddhist
resources including Dharma teachings, pages dedicated to teachers, an
art gallery, Buddhist symbols and stories.
Access to Insight
A Theravada Buddhism site which
provides an introduction to Theravada Buddhism, numerous on-line Theravada
texts, a glossary of terms and frequently asked questions.
Zolag publishing company site. Provides
information on books, book reviews, articles and news on Theravada Buddhism.
Women and Buddhism
Sakyadhita: The International Association
of Buddhist Women
A collection of resources on contemporary
Buddhist women. Includes information on conferences, publications, research
activities, ordination, retreats, and an annotated bibliography.
Women Active in Buddhism
A collection of links and resources
on women in Buddhism. Includes a list of Buddhist women scholars, and
on-line Dharma teachings by women.
Includes some Zen Buddhist writings,
and links to Zen on the Web.
The Zen Web of Original
Provides links to Zen resources.
Annotated Guide to
WWW Search Engines of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library
Includes multithreaded search
engines and search engines for specific Asian countries.
A search engine that looks for content
rather than key words. It will provide a list of sites that contain portions
of whatever text you submit.