Here is a list of recommended sites on or about Buddhism
What is Buddhism?
My own take on this major world religion and how it relates to Christianity
BuddhaNet An easily navegable site covering the basics of buddhism.
Friends of the Western Buddhist Order
The FWBO is an international network dedicated to communicating Buddhist truths in ways appropriate to the modern world. Much attention is given to Sangharakshita, a figure very important to the popularity and spread of 'western' Buddhism.
Buddhism A site located at Washington State University. tracing the origins of several different Buddhist schools.
This page and others on this site were put together by a Hindu, but this does not distract from its value in illuminating the history and variety to be found within Chinese Buddhism in particular.
Shin Buddhism Network Simple, but clear and informative presentation about a strain of Japanese Buddhism going back to the twelfth century. The lotus flower image at the top of our Buddhist list is from this site.
Asynchronous School of Buddhist Dialectics. An ambitious effort to bring the texts and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism to the Net. From the preface to these pages: "We are--more or less--the first virtual college of Buddhist philosophy and practice to grace the Internet. Our web site is our attempt to share our interests in Tibetan language and Tibetan Buddhist philosophy with the cyberspace community (all sentient beings throughout time and space)."
Thich Nhat Hanh
Website of Parallax Press, the premier publisher of Thich Nhat Hanh and other teachers of engaged Buddhism, offers books for beginners, experienced practitioners, children, and families.
Namgyal Monastery and The Institute of Buddhist Studies These pages contain, among other things, an interesting article, "The blessings of cyberspace," which makes provocative reading for anyone curious about whether it is possible to practice faith on the Internet. This site is a major source of Buddhist materials on the Internet.)
IRIZ: International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism From Kyoto, Japan, this site purportedly contains the largest collection of primary Buddhist texts on the Net. While we have not searched the entire Net to verify the claim, given the rich array and variety of materials here, that may very well be an accurate description of the wealth of resources to be discovered here.
Journal of Buddhist Ethics A scholarly journal that exists exclusively on the Net. This is not the electronic version of a journal that existed first in print. In the opening pages of this site there is a compelling argument for why this publishing strategy makes sense.
Tricycle Buddhist Review The interactive forum of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. This is the electronic website put up by the publishers of the leading Buddhist publication in America. By contrast with the Journal of Buddhist Ethics, this site illustrates how electronic and print publications can exist side-by-side, the one reinforcing the other.
The Tao Bums For those who prefer to learn by interacting with others who share an interest in Buddhism, particularly Taoism, this forum may be a good place to connect with others of similar disposition.
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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and
Executive Director of CrossCurrents.
He is the author of God and Science (John Knox Press, 1986).
A revised and expanded version of the book is appearing here. God and Science (Hypertext Edition,
He is also editor of a new book, featuring articles by world class scientists and theologians, and illustrating the leading views on the relationship between science and religion: Faith, Science and the Future (CrossCurrents Press, 2007).
Charles also tracks the boundry between the virtual and the real at his blog: Next World Design, focusing on the mediation of art, science and spirituality in the metaverse.