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Faith, Practice and Study: Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism

In addition to the major writings of Nichiren & a systematic introduction to his movement's teaching on devotion & practice, Will Kallandar's extensive collection of resources includes a glossary of Buddhist terms, Burton Watson's translation of the Lotus Sutra, & a selection of course materials from the Soka Gakkai study curriculum.

Lotus Sutra

Translations by Burton Watson and Kern and lectures by Shoku Kanai on its chapters.

Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism

Craig Bratcher posts major writings of Nichiren Daishonin and other material on the history & practice of his followers.

Soka Gakkai International

E-library includes the writings of Nichiren Daishonin and a dictionary of Buddhism.


Shin (Pure Land)

Collected Works of Shinran

English translation of Shinran's True Teaching, commentaries, shorter works, letters, hymns & related works by other authors.

The Pure Land Dharma Gateway (off-line 2/18/2008)

Instructions by Ming dynasty master Han-shan De-ching. From the Record of Dream Wanderings by Fu Shan (posted by Kalavinka Dharma World).

Pure Land Buddhism

Jerome Ducor maintains gateway to all Pure Land resources on the internet (WWW Virtual Library).


Vajrayana (Tibetan)

The Dalai Lama

Website of the Tibetan government in exile posts official biography, Nobel prize lecture, and other addresses of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.

Dalai Lama

Perry Smith posts excerpts from Tenzin Gyatso's books Book of Transformation, Meaning of Life, Buddha Heart, & Stages of Meditation.

Je Tsong Khapa

Brief introduction to the 14th c. Tibetan master of the first Dalai Lama includes translation of his masterpiece 'The Three Principle Aspects of the Path' and a glossary of key concepts [from The Window: Philosophy on the Internet].

Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

North American website of the Ugyen Trinley (the 17th Karmapa recognized by the Chinese & the Dalai Lama) posts an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism with lineage & teachings of previous black hat lamas.

Karmapa: The Black Hat Lama of Tibet

British website of Thaye Dorje (the 17th Karmapa recognized by Shamar Rinpoche) gives an illustrated history of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhist leaders & details about the political struggles behind the current contested succession.

A Short Guide to Tibetan Buddhism

Jack Churchward's lavishly illustrated site demystifies the history & doctrines of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Tantric Buddhism & the Thunderbolt Vehicle

Historical perspective on development of radical interpretation of Mahayana philosophy & practice (page from Richard Hooker's Anthology of World Civilizations).

Tibetan Buddhism

Official website of the government of Tibet in exile presents the Dalai Lama's introduction to Tibetan religion & a detailed account of the political struggles over the selection of a new Panchen Lama.

Tibetan Studies

Matthew Ciolek's extensive links to websites about Tibet includes pages relevant to art, religion, & cultural centers (WWW Virtual Library).


Zen (Ch'an)

The Book of Tea

Kakuzo Okakura explains the origins and significant of the Tea Ceremony.

The Critical Essentials of Cultivating Dhyana Meditation

Instructions in Ch'an Buddhism by Ming dynasty master Han-shan De-ching. From the Record of Dream Wanderings by Fu Shan (posted by Kalavinka Dharma World ).

Dragon Flower Ch'an Temple

Site devoted to translation of classics on Buddhist meditation including the daily breviary Ch'an Men Jih Sung.

The Electronic Bodhidharma

Urs App's Kyoto-based International Research Institute posts a data-base of Chinese Zen masters & seminal projects for establishing an electronic Zen knowledge base.

Getting the Marrow by Doing Obeisance

Stanley Weinstein's translation of  book 28 of Treasury of the Eye of the True Dharma (posted by Stanford Center for Buddhist Studies).

Hui Neng - Patriarch of Zen Buddhism

Biographical sketch & sample wisdom of the founder of the Chinese Sudden Awaking school of meditation  by Eloise Hart.

Koan Study Pages (WWW VIrtual Library)

T. Matthew Ciolek catalogs an extensive list of definitions, secondary literature, & known koan collections. Those published on-line include: Wu-Men Kuan, Pi-yen-lu, & Ts'ung-jung lu.

Manual of Zen Buddhism

Internet Sacred Text Archive posts complete text of Daisetz Suzuki's 1935 masterwork, including Shubun's ten oxherding pictures (15th c.).

Soto School Scriptures for Daily Services and Practice

Text of sutras & dharanis regularly chanted by Soto Zen monks (posted by Stanford Center for Buddhist Studies).

Sutra of Hui-Neng, the Sixth Patriarch

English translation of the Platform Sutra by the founder of the dominant southern school of Chinese Ch'an Buddhism.

The Ten Bulls

Pictures & poems by 12th c. Chinese Ch'an master Kakuan.

Zen Buddhism

Brief introduction to basics of Zen from Richard Hooker's Anthology of World Civilizations.

Zen in Daily Life

Ofer Cohen posts chapters from Masunaga Reiho's book The Soto Approach to Zen & other works on Dogen Zenji & the philosophy of zazen.


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