American Zen Teachers Assoc
. list of Zen centers of members of the association.
: According to their site, "This is the most comprehensive directory service providing all the resources of Buddhism and Buddhist from around world and trying to spread out Buddhism worldwide."
: I don't know much about this site but it's got some nice stuff.There's a link to their Buddhist magazine on their first page. Have a look at some very nice pictures of Buddhist art.
is here. There is also a searchable glossary of Buddhist terms
with some 700 terms. Translations of 20 sutras
are also available here. Interesting site.
: nice clean site of links to podcasts & videos
, Buddhist studies
, and organizations
Buddhist Military Sangha
: from their website: "This is a nonpolitical and nonsectarian forum for Buddhists serving in the US Armed Forces."
BuddhaNet file library
: This is an excellent collection of Zen writings by a variety of authors, including Robert Aitken, John Tarrant, Seung San, Master Sheng Yen, Katagiri, Maezumi, Ama Samy, as well as sutras, poetry and translations of some of Dogen's work. All in .zip files for fast downloading.
BuddhaNet's eBook Library
: free ebooks for downloading. A good selection on Mahayana, meditation, art and general Buddhism.BuddhaNet home page
: This very large site includes Buddhist art
, festivals & events
around the world , Dharma talks
by a wide variety of Buddhist teachers, temples
around the world, sutra translations
and much more. You can spend quite a long time here; an excellent resource.
Buddhist Peace Fellowship
: well-established organization dedicated to social activism from a Buddhist perspective.
A collection of papers
on various topics can be found here.
: This is an interesting, quite large site with many essays about Zen, some very critical of modern Zen practices.
: This is the home page of the group that follows Gudo Wafu Nishijima, translator of Dogen's Shobogenzo and Nishi Shobogenzo.
: a nice collection of Buddhist writings broken into sections: Nikyay, Prajnaparamita, Vijnaptimatrata, Tathagatagharba, Sadhana, Bhavana, and Zen.
Engaged Zen Foundation
: Not so much a Zen center but a Zen group committed to prisoner rights and social activism. From their site: "EZF is inexorably committed to the abolition of punitive incarceration in any form, the dismantling of the prison industrial complex, and the adoption of alternative, restorative, methods of dealing with what is colloquially known as "criminal justice."
: a well-established portal for discussions about Buddhism in general, books, sutras, blogs, Buddhist e-cards and an extensive forum of links. This is a general Buddhist site not restricted to Zen.
Glossary of Zen Names and Terms as Used in the Kwan Um School
Lotus and Rose
: a great resource of links to a wide variety of religious sites, from athiest and Baha'i to Rosicrucians, Unitarian and Zen. Well worth a browse.
Oryoki: The Practice of Soto Eating Bowls
; Photos and instructions on traditional Zen eating ritual using oryoki bowls. Includes Dogen's Instructions for the Tenzo and meal chants.
Sotozen.net: Home page of the Soto sect. Includes list of Soto temples & centres worldwide and a list of temples where foreigners can stay in Japan.
Sweeping Zen photostream: I've added this Flickr site as it has an extensive collection of photographs of modern Zen teachers. If you ever wondered what Richard Baker, Eido Shimano, Hakuun Yasutani, or Zenshin Philip Whalen look like, try this site. Fortunately, it has a search function if you know who you're looking for. Otherwise, just browse the 20 pages.
Sweeping Zen: a comprehensive and interesting site with a wide variety of useful material. As the subheading says: "The definitive online who's who in Zen". Definately worth checking out.
Taitong Temple: this is the temple of Dogen's teacher, Rujing, and where Dogen settled the Great Matter. Therefore, an important temple in Japanese Zen history. The site is quite wonderful with photos, writings, history, etc. However, be warned, it is yet incomplete so it's a site worth keeping an eye on although now (Feb, 2007) it's still worth visiting.
Tibetan Buddhism: The Government of Tibet in Exile has some excellent resources here on various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism.
Tricycle is a well-known Buddhist magazine but it has begun to lock down many of its articles behind a pay wall.
Stephen Batchelor home page: Batchelor is the author of Buddhism Without Beliefs (review here) as well as numerous other books and articles. His home page includes access to a number of his articles.
The Agnostic Buddhist: "Edited version of a talk given at the symposium "American Buddhism Today" to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Rochester Zen Center, Rochester, New York, June 22, 1996."
Shaping The Future? Western Buddhist Teachers Meet the Dalai Lama
: Dharamsala, India. March 23-22, 1993Engaged Zen Foundation
: this organisation teaches Zen to prisoners in the U.S. There is a very interesting comic book
published on this site about learning zazen. This is tough Zen.
A poignant essay
by Rev. Kobutsu Malone about his battle to save a death row inmate can be found here.
The Gospel of Buddha
by Paul Carus Originally published in 1894, this is one of the earlier books introducing Buddhism to the West. The entire book is now available online.
Women in Buddhism
The Buddha's teachings for women, as well as many articles and books by or about women in buddhist history, past and present.
Philip Yampolsky: was one of the great Zen translators. This is a brief biography/obituary
of this Buddhist scholar.
Zen Centres of the World
: A comprehensive list of world-wide Zen centres. The Australian list is here
. Soto Zen Centers
around the world; includes names, addresses and phone/fax/email.
: by Benjamin Dean
Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbours
: an interesting little collection of Zen stories, many based on koans. Sort of a mini Zen Flesh, Zen Bones; by John Suler, academic psychologist at Rider University. Somewhat entertaining.