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Monastic Community

Founded by Ven. Chodron, it is a place where monastics and those preparing for ordination can learn and practice according to the teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition; where male and female monastics will train together as equals - brothers and sisters supporting each other on the Dharma path.

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Dharma Teachers

Ajahn Buddhadhassa - Biography, pictures, teachings of Ajahn Buddhadhassa, a leading Thai teacher, scholar, and reformer. Also provides information on Suan Mokkh, the forest monastery he founded in Southern Thailand that is dedicated to vipassana meditation.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Created under the auspicies of the Office of Tibet and the Tibetan Government-in-Exile. Includes biography, pictures, teachings and articles by His Holiness, and more. [HHDL's teaching schedule]

Ven Dr K Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Maha Thera - Biography, talks & publications. Ven Dr K Sri Dhammananda was instrumental in the development and growth of Buddhism in Malaysia.

Ven Tenzin Palmo - Biography, teachings, tour programmes, info & news on Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery, the nunnery Ven. Tenzin Palmo founded for women from Tibet and the Himalayan border regions following the Drukpa Kargyu lineage.

Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-1984) - Pictures, biography, teachings, tributes. Lama Yeshe is the founder of the FPMT. Teachings by Lama Yeshe

Lama Zopa Rinpoche - News, pictures, autobiography, teachings, long life prayers. Rinpoche is the spiritual director of the FPMT. Rinpoche's schedule | Teachings by Rinpoche

Women Active in Buddhistm - Comprehensive list of female teachers of all Buddhist traditions, their biography, teachings, links to related websites and more.

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Dharma Nets

BuddhaNet - Buddhist Information and Education Network: BuddhaZine (Online Magazine), Insight Meditation Online, Buddhist Studies, World Buddhist Directory, Web Links, File Library, E-Books on Buddhism and many other Dharma resources.

The Daily Enlightenment - Weekly Buddhist inspiration newsletter and verses for daily reflection.

DharmaNet International - An online clearinghouse for Buddhist study and practice resources. Features its own in-house databases and collections, as well as providing links to online Buddhist resources, large and small.

FOR YOU Information - Electronic version of FOR YOU INFORMATION, a monthly Magazine in English and Mandarin featuring articles and activities of Dharma centers in Singapore. Also provides a comprehensive list of Singapore Buddhist Websites.

Singapore DharmaNet - Collection of sutras and teachings, Dharma centers and Dharma programs in Singapore, links to Dharma websites worldwide.

Women Active In Buddhism - Comprehensive collection of links and resources on contemporary Buddhist women.

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Dharma centers/organizations

Amitabha Buddhist Center (Singapore) - Home base of Ven Chodron from late 1987 to 1989.

The Buddhist Library (Singapore) - Resource materials on Buddhism and related topics, and schedule of courses, talks and meditation retreats, including a Graduate Diploma Program.

Cloud Mountain Retreat Center (Southwest Washington) - A non-sectarian center in rural Southwest Washington hosting residential retreats year-round.

The Dalai Lama Foundation - Established to support the work of the 14th Dalai Lama to reduce conflict and suffering, and promote peace and happiness in the world.

Deer Park (Madison, Wisconsin) - A community of monks, nuns and laypeople founded by Geshe Lhundup Sopa, one of Ven. Chodron's teachers, in 1979.

Dharma Friendship Foundation (Seattle) - Ven Chodron's home base from 1992 to Feb 2002, a Dharma center that teaches Tibetan Buddhism and meditation. Features RealAudio lectures, articles, and classes at the center.

FPMT International Office (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition) - An organization devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation, and community service. Founded by Lama Thubten Yeshe with Lama Zopa Rinpoche as Spiritual Director.

FPMT Centres worldwide

Jade Buddha Temple (Houston, Texas) - A non-profit religious organization committed to providing religious ceremonies and educational programs as well as serving the community. Founded in 1979.

Jewel Heart (Ann Arbor) - A spiritual, cultural, and humanitarian organization that translates the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism into contemporary life. Spiritual Director: Kyabje Gelek Rinpoche.

Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (Singapore) - Dharma activities, including programs for youth and children, student care services, bookshops, publications and more. It is the largest and one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Singapore.

Land of Compassion Buddha (West Covina, California) - A Tibetan Buddhist center within the Gelugpa lineage founded in 1994 and directed by Geshe Lobsang Tsephel.

Liberation Park (USA) - A Buddhist community and meditation center dedicated to a peaceful and just society grounded in contemplative and spiritual practice.

Mahabodhi Society of USA (Sunnyvale, California) - A non-profit organization that promotes understanding and practice of Buddhism.

Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies (Ithaca, New York) - Open to women and men from all over the world, it provides an opportunity for the systematic study in English of Tibetan Buddhism in a traditional monastic setting.

Plum Village (France) - A Buddhist monastery for monks and nuns and a practice center for lay people founded in 1982 by the Vietnamese Zen-Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Tai Pei Buddhist Centre (Singapore) - Founded by the late Ven. Fatt Kuan, the centre provides the general public in Singapore with an avenue for Buddhist learning and runs a child-care centre.

Thösamling Institute for International Buddhist Women (India) - A Rime, non-sectarian nunnery and institution that offers Buddhist nuns and lay women the opportunity to live and practice as part of a spiritual community.

Treasure Valley Dharma Friends (Boise, Idaho). A group studying and practicing in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Ven. Chodron is the spiritual director.

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Publications

The Berzin Archives - This site is dedicated to making available in various languages the unpublished material on Tibetan Buddhism, history, and culture that the American scholar and author, Dr. Alexander Berzin, has written, translated, and compiled since the late 1960s.

Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) - Conceived of and founded by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, the LTWA is one of the most important institutions in the world dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of Tibetan culture.

Pureland Marketing (Singapore) - Produces Dharma audio, video and printed materials for free distribution and provides recording and duplicating services.

Snowlion Publications - Publisher of a quarterly newsletter and books about Tibet, Tibetan Buddhism and other Buddhist titles.

Wisdom Publications - Member of the FPMT and publisher of books on Buddhism, Tibet, and Tibetan culture, East-West themes, including books by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive - Teachings of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Order, download or read online.

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Audio Library

DharmaEnTuIdioma.com - Spanish-language Dharma audio

Dharma Friendship Foundation - Teachings by Ven. Chodron and other teachers.

Lam Rim Radio - An MP3 radio station and download archive for Tibetan Buddhist teachings by His Holiness and other teachers.

Mahabodhi Society of USA - Teachings by Ven. Chodron and other teachers

Than Hsiang Temple - Teachings by Sangha members

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Monastics/Ordination

Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery & International Retreat Centre for Women (India) - Ven Tenzin Palmo's special project; where young women from Tibet and the Himalayan border regions could come together to study and practise in accordance with the Drukpa Kargyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Sakyadhita - International Organisation of Buddhist Women dedicated to the welfare and concerns of Buddhist laywomen and nuns worldwide.

Shasta Abbey (Mount Shasta, California) - A Buddhist monastery established in 1970 by the late Abbess, Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennett. Soto Zen tradition.

Sravasti Abbey (USA) - Founded by Ven. Chodron. A place where monastics and those preparing for ordination can learn and practice according to the teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Suan Mokkh (Southern Thailand) - A forest monastery founded in 1932 by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu that is dedicated to vipassana meditation.

Women Active in Buddhism - Resources on Women's Ordination.

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Prison Dharma

Buddhist Peace Fellowship Prison Project - Project to assist individual prisoners with developing skills to meet the everyday violence in prison, and life after release from prison.

Human Kindness Foundation Prison-Ashram Project - Founded by Bo Lozoff and Ram Dass in 1973 to inspire and encourage prisoners and prison staff to recognize their depth as human beings, and to behave accordingly.

Liberation Prison Project - An FPMT project initiated by Ven. Robina Courtin. Offers free Buddhist books, prayers and practice booklets, practice items, MANDALA subscriptions and video and audio tapes of teachings to individuals and Buddhist study groups in over a hundred prisons in the United States. Ven. Robina writes and visits prisoners, giving dharma teachings, offering advice about their practice.

Prison Dharma Network - A nonsectarian Buddhist support network for prisoners, prison volunteers, and correctional workers founded in 1989 by Fleet Maull, a then federal prisoner in US.

Insidedharma - A non-profit, non-denominational Buddhist organization dedicated to offering information, support and encouragement to incarcerated and recently released individuals in a manner consistent with Buddhist principles.

More links from BuddhaNet

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Death and Dying

Amitabha Hospice Service (Auckland, New Zealand)

Hospice Under The Care of Amitabha Buddha (Singapore)

Karuna Hospice Service (Brisbane, Australia)

More links from BuddhaNet

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Interreligious Dialogue

The Berzin Archives: Islamic-Buddhist Dialogue

Monastic Interreligious Dialog (MID) - Established by the Benedictine Confederation to assume a leadership role in the dialogue between Christianity and the religions of the East. Also sponsors intermonastic exchange with Tibetan monks and nuns exiled in India.

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Others

Balanced Weight Management - website set up by Bob Wilson, one of Ven. Chodron's students, who takes a Buddhist approach to weight loss.

Mind & Life Institute - vision: to establish a powerful working collaboration and research partnership between modern science and Buddhism--the world's two most powerful traditions for understanding the nature of reality and investigating the mind.

The Pluralism Project - Mission of the project is to help Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and the active dissemination of resources.

The Sanghata Sutra - This is a Mahayana Buddhist scripture that promises to transform all those who read it. The website was created by Damchö Diana Finnegan (aka Ven. Lhundup Damchö), a scholar and monastic ordained in the Tibetan Buddhist lineage. She wrote her masters thesis on the Sanghata Sutra, and produced the English translation of the Sanghata from Tibetan.

Tibetan Government-in-Exile's Official Web Site

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