Links and Resources ::: Other Sites of Interest
North Shore Meditation and Dharma Center - a new blog which features study and talking notes, as well as practical exercises from classes, workshops and retreats at the North Shore Meditation and Dharma Center in Chicago. The teachings are practical and approrpiate for novice and longtime practitioners, with future postings appearing once or twice a month.
FreeSangha Forum - Discussion forum and chat room uniting Buddhists of all traditions, aimed at increasing understanding and friendship across traditional, cultural and national borders. There are subforums for beginners as well as more experienced Buddhists, also staff and members who are always happy to help with any questions or problems.
A Buddhist Library - one of the largest online resources for Buddhist studies, with over 400 books and 6,000 articles, representing each of the main tradtions.
Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet - a cinematic journey through time which portrays the life of an unorthodox monk, Gendun Choephel, revealing a face of old Tibet that goes against popular clichs. The film makes an abundance of unique and rare historical footage available to the general public for the first time.
Buddha Forum - a learning community and place to discuss all things related to the Buddhist tradition.
Buddhism, bears and other things - an insightful blog exploring the journey of a budding Buddhist through the joys and difficulties of self-analysis and introspection.
Buddhist Military Sangha - an online resource and blog for Buddhists associated with the United States Armed Forces.
Death Penalty Focus - a non-profit organization dedicated to the abolition of capital punishment through grassroots organizing, research, and the dissemination of information about the death penalty and its alternatives.
Dharma the Cat's Blog - Clever and very funny cartoons appealing to all ages, blending philosophy and spirituality with humor. It's havoc, farce and mayhem, on the rocky path to nirvana with a Buddhist cat, a novice monk and a mouse hell-bent on cheese.
eBuddhism - a popular website and global Buddhist community, where Buddhists and non-Buddhists from different nations can unite, irrespective of traditions and culture.
Green Sangha - a spiritual community committed to environmental action, bringing healing to ourselves, to each other, and to the earth through thoughts, words, and actions rooted in love.
Hardcore Zen - website of Brad Warner, author of "Hardcore Zen, Sit Down And Shut Up" and "Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate".
Just Be Good! - an excellent website on basic Buddhist practice. Also offers many free books, CDs, decals, and stickers.
Life Energy Healing School - harmonizes eastern and western medicine, uses traditional Mongolian Buddhist medicine as the holistic model and focuses on energy healing.
New Mandala - website hosted by the Australian National University's Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, regularly updated with analysis of current issues in mainland Southeast Asia. Drawing on the strengths of two Southeast Asia specialists, as well as a growing pool of commentators and contributors, New Mandala aims to stimulate broader academic discussion of Southeast Asia's many social, political, environmental, and economic issues.
NORMADICARE - related to the Life Energy Healing School and its work in Mongolia, the site provides information on the educational tour of "Gobi Women's Song", a documentary film, and the production of a new film, "In the Shadow of Shamans".
thinkbuddha - a site for rethinking Buddhism from a secular standpoint.