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Buddhist Studies - Art
Art Resources for Buddhist Studies - Buddhist Economy - Blueprint for Survival
Small is Beautiful 'Buddhist economy' in which humanity bears a responsibility towards the natural world of which it is indivisibly a part.

Asian Arts
Exhibition of Asian Arts.

Buddhist Art and Architecture
Borobodur | Sanchi | Buddha | Stupas | Hand Mudras | Mandalas | Tibetan Art | Tangkas. overview of Buddhist Art from buddhanet's ezine.

Contemporary and Computer Buddhist Art
hosted by BuddhaNet's online magazine - BuddhaZine.

Chinese and Japanese Art links
Chinese and Japanese Art History Virtual Library Links

The Huntington Archive Home Page
Archive of Buddhist and Related Art. A Photographic Research and Teaching Archive at Ohio State University.

Nezu Institute of Fine Arts
Includes paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, metal, wood, and Buddhist art.

Information about the Tibetan Mandala.

Himalayan Art
Features over 1500 artworks from Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, India, China and Mongolia. Art from leading private and museum collections, accompanied by scholarship, cataloging and interpretation.

Urthona Magazine
Explores the arts and Western culture from a Buddhist perspective providing insightful coverage of the arts

The Maitreya Statue
An effort to erect a 500 foot tall statue of Maitreya Buddha, at Bodhgaya, India.
The Maitreya Project
Building a 500 foot statue of Maitreya, the future Buddha, in Bodhgaya, India. A symbol of loving kindness for the world

Buddhist Manuscripts of the Great Silk Road
Virtual tour of the "Exhibition of Buddhist Manuscripts and Block Prints" at the National Library of Austria.

Dharmapala Centre
School of Thangka Painting in Nepal

Kosanji Temple Museum
Kosanji Temple was founded by the Buddhist priest Koso Kosanji in memory of his mother in 1936. Museum exhibits the history of the temple, as well as art collected by the priest.

Everyone's Mandala Coloring Book
Monique Mandali, M.A., is a transpersonal psychotherapist in private practice in Billings, Montana. Monique uses mandalas in her own work with clients and presents workshops and retreats that heal body, mind, and spirit.

Asian Art Gallery
Online gallery of Buddhist art.

Dharma Screen Savers


What Web! Online Mindful Poetry Zone
Selections from the book "What Book: Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop," edited by Gary Gach, Parallax Press, 1998.

Buddha Image Archive
Several dozen Buddha images for downloading.

Korean Sokkuram
World Heritage Stone Cave Hermitage, featuring Korean Buddhist Images, Deva and Boddhisattva images.

Buddhism Gallery
Small online gallery of Buddhist paintings, thangkas, statues, and icons.

The World of the Buddha Footrprint In early Buddhism the most popular symbol was of the Buddha's footprints. Scholar Dr. Waldemar C. Sailer presents studies about the history and significance of the Buddha footprints existing in 15 Asian countries.

Isisdownunder's Kuan Yin Pictures and Information
Pictures and explanation of Kuan Yin.

Stupas are Buddhist monuments traditionally containing relic(s) of the Buddha. This site covers their history, meaning, symbolism; and links to stupas both finished and under construction all around the world.

Mahayana Art by Brian Barry
A selection of artworks, translations, and articles by this Seoul-based American Buddhist artist

Himalayan Art
The Himalayan Art Project web page features over 1500 artworks from Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, India, China and Mongolia.

Dunhuang Cave Art
Dunhuang was at the hub of cultural exchanges between China and the West along the "Silk Road". So, the cave art of Dunhuang possesses a special geographical and cultural significance. The cave art derived from the style and technique of Buddhist art of the Western Regions. Its main purpose was to exalt the noble examples of the life of Buddha and stories about his previous lives in accumulating philanthropic virtues.

Lesson Plan: The Buddhist Image Through History

What does the imagery in tantric art mean?
Amitabha Buddhist Centre - Dharma Online

The Buddhist Icon and the Modern Gaze
Essay by Bernard Faure regarding the cultural and religious importance of Buddhist art.

BuddhaNet - great resources, including an excellent Worldwide Directory
Buddhas Village
Buddhism Today - with great screensavers
Buddhist Door
Buddhist Information
Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library - Australian National University
Counter-arguments and Objections to Buddhism - a very interesting page indeed!
Dharma Net - great resources
DharmaAccess - providing Buddhist materials for the blind and visually impaired in Braille for free to Dharma centers
Journal of Buddhist Ethics; global resources

Padma Basic - 392mg - 60 tablets Source Naturals

Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive
Large number of Buddhist links by Thubten Wangchuk
Large Buddhist Bibliography by Thubten Wangchuk
Online Resources  - Journal of Buddhist Ethics
Over 300 teachings
Peter Della Santina - Extensive e-book on Buddhism
Plumvillage - a large collection of teachings by Thitch Nhat Hanh
Quangduc - many sutras and teachings
Scott Shaw - many links
Tricycle - magazine

Zen Studies

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind 
by Shunryu Suzuki Classic Yoga Collection 2002 VHS An Introduction to Zen Buddhism by D. T. Suzuki

Women in Buddhism
>World View - see especially online teachings at the Asian Classics Insitute
Zen Studies Society

Ashoka - the eDharma University
A Buddhist Library

South asia
Dances of India - Bharata Natyam Arangetram Dances DVD DVD
Audio CD

(Ancient Indian Tradition and Mythology Series Vol 40) by N. A. Deshpande

Padma-Purana, Part 1,2,3(Padma-Purana)
Padma-Purana, Part 4,5,6 by N. A. Deshpande (Translator)
Padma-Purana, Part 7,8 (Padma-Purana) by N. A. Deshpande
Padma Purana, Part 9 by N. A. Deshpande (Translator)

Theravada Buddhist

Access to Insight - great resources
BuddhaSasana - many articles
Buddhism for the lay practitioner - many links
Edward Chang's homepage
Fundamental Buddhism
M. Lee's page

Free e-books of Ven. Dr. Dhammananda

Padma: An Ancient Tibetan Herbal Formula (Basic Health Guides)
 by Kathryn Nan, Ph.D. Fuchs, Nan Kathryn Fuchs (Paperback  - October 2003) Padma: Integrating Ancient Wisdom and Modern Research by Gabriele Feyerer (Paperback) Golden Bowls of Compassion ~ Karma Moffett (Audio CD  - 2000)

Tibetan Buddhist

Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive - extensive teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, lama Yeshe, lama Zopa Rinpoche and many others
A stunning page on Vajrayogini
- with movies and great images
Berzin Archives - large collection of in-depth teachings and articles, including e-books
Buddha's Words - Gotaro - Teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Gileht page - many texts, teachings and notes
Kagyu Page
Khandro - many links, see calender and prayer wheel pages
Lam Rim Radio - online audio teachings
Quiet mountain Tibetan Buddhist Resource Guide
Sakya World
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
Tibetan Government
Tibet News
Tsongkhapa - Resources for the Gelug Tradition
The Dharma Teachings Page - Quite a large collection of teachings

Discussion Groups

Admirers of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Triple Gem - Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
E-Sangha: quite active Buddhist forums
BuddhaChat - A Buddhists Learning Community

Social Buddhism

Amicus Foundation
: Responds to the suffering of children, disenfranchised women and imperiled cultures in Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal, and Thailand. Sponsors projects in medicine, education, women's rights and cultural preservation.
Buddhism and the Handicapped
Drapchi 14 - An Amnesty page on 14 imprisoned Tibetan nuns in Lhasa
Stop the Killing -
Free Tibet
Karuna Hospice Service - Queensland, Australia
Amitabha Hospice Service
Clear Light Society
Liberation Prison Project


Daily Zen - subscribe to their good newsletter
Download some beautiful Dharma Screensavers
The Dalai Lama Foundation
- don't miss the fun page
Fourmilab - great astronomy downloads; see all planetary positions, moon phases, actual star map etc.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
- Tibetan Government
International Kalachakra Network - my other website
Lama Zopa Page by Lillian Too
Maitreya Project - where I work for
Mandalas at the Drepung page
Wisdom with a smile from Swami Beyondananda
Self Growth
ABC of is not Buddhist, but a general source of information

Publishers of Buddhist Books:

Buddhist Publication Society, Shri Lanka
Dharma Publishing
Shambala Publications
Snowlion Publications
Wisdom Publications
Motilal Europe
Vajrayogini Editions French
Ediciones Dharma Spanish
Vajra Publications
Maithri Publications - Books and resources on Theravada Buddhism

Other websites

International Kalachakra Network
Wisdom & Fun
Lamadansen & Zandmandala's
Jamyang Buddhist Center
Berzin Archives


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