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Links and Resources ::: Kids and Teens

YoungBuddhist.Net - A place for young people who are interested in Buddhism to meet friends and learn about this spiritual tradition.

  • ZEN - Visually rich, funny, intuitive, basic introduction to Zen. Produced by Kodai-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan. Requires Shockwave and a 4.0+ browser.
  • An Introduction to Buddhism - To do no evil; To cultivate good; To purify one's mind: This is the teaching of the Buddhas. --The Dhammapada
  • Ancient India - The British Museum - 'The Buddha' tells the story of his life. It also focuses on the Great Stupa at Amaravati, a large Buddhist monument built in south-eastern India.
  • Basics of Buddhism - A simple introduction to the religion and the basic tenets of Buddhists. From PBS.
  • BodhiTree - Education resources for students and their teachers, with electronic books to view online.
  • Buddha Mind - Information on Buddhist meditation, symbols, and lifestyle.
  • Buddha and Buddhism - Read about the origin, growth, and teachings of Buddhism.
  • BuddhaNet's Kids' Page - Includes coloring book, traditional story, and interactive games.
  • Buddhism Study and Practice Group - A collection of Buddhist stories.
  • Buddhism for Kids - Collection of stories about the faith.
  • Buddhist Answers - A consise and well organized introduction to Buddhism, suitable for all ages.
  • Buddhist Tales - Jataka stories of moral conduct and good behaviour.
  • Common American Misconceptions About Buddhism - Reincarnation, prayer, and paganism.
  • Dharma for Kids - Learn about Buddha's life, Buddhist practices, beliefs, festivals, and the Buddhist community.
  • 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.
  • Electronic Passport: Siddhartha Gautama - A very basic description of Buddha.
  • Following the Buddha's Footsteps - Provides an introduction to basic teachings.
  • Jataka Stories - Offers a different story for children each month.
  • Jataka Stories - Buddhist Tales For The Young And Old - Selection of Buddhist parabels and fables.
  • Just Be Good! - an excellent website on basic Buddhist practice. Also offers many free books, CDs, decals, and stickers.
  • More Jataka Tales - By Ellen C. Babbitt (1922), e-text from the Baldwin Project.
  • Questions and Answers on Buddhism - From the Buddha Sassana website.
  • Siddhartha Gautama - Account of the life of Siddhartha Gautama, on a site that is an introduction to Buddhism.
  • Soka Gakkai for the Kids - Boys and girls group information along with news stories, online games, and puzzles.
  • Trusting In Mind: A New Translation of the "Hsin Hsin Ming" - by Zen Master Hae Kwang.
  • Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors - Explains what a Zen story is and includes more than two dozen of them.

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