Thank you for visiting our website. This page contains links to websites which can provide extensive
information relating to Tibetan Buddhism. We invite you to explore them at your lesuire.
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- Tibetan Government
in Exile's Official Web Site
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and truth about Tibetan Freedom and International Development.
Tibetan Community Information Resource and Directory of Tibetan Web sites. Local Meditation Centres in the Dharamsala
area. A link to His Holiness s teaching schedule (published by The Office of Tibet, London) is available on the
DharamsalaNet Homepage (just look for the portrait of His Holiness and click!)
- Web Site for His Holiness
An introduction to and biography of His Holiness Sakya Trizin.The site also contain up-dated news of his Dharma
activities, recent, current, and planned.Web site for His Holiness Sakya Trizin".
- Web Site for His Holiness, The Karmapa
His Holiness, The Karmapa's website. Spiritual Head of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
- Karma Triyana Dharmachakra
This site is devoted to the authentic representation of the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, one of the four
major schools of Buddhism preserved and practiced in Tibet. The term Karma Triyana Dharmachakra is from the Sanskrit
and translates loosely as "the place under the spiritual guidance and protection of His Holiness the Gyalwa
Karmapa (Karma) where all three (Tri) levels (yana) of the Buddha's teachings (Dharma) are preserved and taught
(chakra)." The term, as used for this Web site, refers in particular to His Holiness Karmapa's main monastic
seat in North America at Woodstock, New York, and generally to all of the projects and activities that manifest
from there through His Holiness's inspiration, blessings, and activities.
- Karma Kagyu
Official website of Karma Kagyu Buddhist Association in Poland. It contains basic informations on Kagyu Lineage,
teachers and Buddhist centers in Poland and news on lectures and retreats. You can find electronic issues of its
magazine "Diamentowa Droga" which includes Diamond Way teachings of Lama Ole Nydahl, Kunzing Shamar Rinpocze,
Gendyn Rinpocze, Lopon Tsechu Rinpocze and other teachers of the Kagyu School. This site is under the spiritual
guidance of H.H. XVII Karmapa Thaye Dorje.
- Chagdud Gonpa
The Chagdud Gonpa Foundation is a Tibetan Vajrayana organization founded by H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche with dharma
centers in South America, North America, Europe and Asia. The original Chagdud Gonpa was a monastery in Tibet,
founded in the 12th century and rebuilt after a fire in the 13th century. From the time of it's rebuilding to the
present, the Gonpa has functioned as a center of Dharma, a place of teaching and practice, and, until 1959, as
the primary seat of the 16 successive incarnations of Chagdud Rinpoche. The Chagdud Gonpa Foundation was established
in 1983 by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche to preserve Nyingma teachings and to provide instruction in the traditions of
Vajrayana Buddhism, especially the arts, philosophy, and meditation practices. Chagdud Gonpa centers sponsor many
events and retreats throughout the year.
Mandala of Centers
This is the network of centers founded by the the late Vidyadhara the Ven Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, renowned for
his ability to present authentic Buddhist teachings in English in a modern idiom. The Shambhala organization currently
consists of more than 150 centers, throughout the US and Europe (a few in South America and Asia), as well as major
rural contemplative practice centers and a monastic center. Introductory programs in meditation as well as the
complete path of Tibetan Buddhism of the Kagyu and Nyingma schools are presented. Trungpa Rinpoche was also renowned
for his presentation of the teachings of Shambhala, related to the Kalacakra tantra, presented in a series of popular,
non sectarian, secular meditation programs called Shambhala Training, based on creatinga vision of enlightened
society and the tradition of warriorship. The Shambhala mandala of centers is currently directed by Jamgon Mipham
Rinpoche, eldest son of Trungpa Rinpoche. He is assisted in his teaching by a number of acaryas, senior students
of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
WorldView is an organization devoted to the preservation, study and practice of authentic, accurate Tibetan Buddhism.
WorldView's purpose is to: preserve the remaining teachings of Buddhist masters of ancient India and Tibet. bring
those teachings to the west and adapt them for western culture. make available a thorough, accurate and effective
program of Buddhist study for anyone interested.
Asian Classics Institute
Please visit ACIP's dedicated website for complete information, programs, graphics images and digital texts. ACI
uses scriptures from the original masters of India and Tibet to teach Buddhism adapted to western culture. Classes
include: meditation, Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan language, a home-study correspondence course, and more. Sample
lectures are available in RealAudio.
- Quiet mountain
This site provides excellent and extensive information pertaining to the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
- Diamond Way Buddhism
The Karma Kagyu Buddhist Network (KKBN) is an international computer network which is operated by volunteer coordinators
in order to enable and enhance communication between organizations, centers, groups and individuals. The KKBN provides
information about the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, supports communication among interested parties
and introduces a world-wide online Sangha. The KKBN exists under the spiritual guidance of the 17th Karmapa, Thaye
Dorje and is directed by Lama Ole Nydahl.
- FPMT ON-LINE
Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition Web Site. Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-1984) and Lama Thubten
Zopa Rinpoche, together as teacher and disciple since their exile in India, met their first Western student in
1965 and by 1971 had settled at Kopan, near Kathmandu in Nepal. Due to demand, they began teaching Buddhist philosophy
and meditation to increasing numbers of travellers, who in turn started groups and centers in their own countries.
- Rigpa Website
Rigpa is an international network of meditation centers and groups under the guidance of Sogyal Rinpoche and HE
Dzogchen Rinpoche. Sogyal Rinpoche has lived and taught in the West for more than twenty years, Rinpoche has developed
a profound insight into the modern mind. His rare gift for communication cuts through cultural, religious and psychological
barriers to reveal the essential truths of the Buddha's teaching. The ease, humor, and warmth with which he teaches
opens the hearts and minds of his audience to an intensely personal experience of their own true nature. Rinpoche
travels widely in Europe, North America, Australia and parts of Asia, leading retreats and trainings based on his
book, which offer spiritual care for the living and the dying.
Mountain Shambhala Center
Rocky Mountain Shambhala Center hosts programs and retreats in a contemplative setting. RMSC is located on 600
acres in a valley of forests and meadows in the northern Colorado Rockies. It is a place where people can practice
and study various meditation traditions, train in contemplative arts, connect with the natural elements, and rediscover
their own richness, gentleness, and compassion.
- Vajrayana Foundation
Founded by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche and based in the Santa Cruz mountains of California, the Vajrayana Foundation
has been established to preserve and teach dharma in the West. We offer group and private retreats, the Vajarayana
Foundation College of Buddhist Studies, the Tibetan Arts Institue and more.
- Chagdud Gonpa
The Chagdud Gonpa Foundation is a Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist organization founded by H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
with dharma centers in South America, North America, Europe and Asia. The original Chagdud Gonpa was a monastery
in Tibet, founded in the 12th century and rebuilt after a fire in the 13th century. From the time of it's rebuilding
to the present, the Gonpa has functioned as a center of Dharma, a place of teaching and practice, and, until 1959,
as the primary seat of the 16 successive incarnations of Chagdud Rinpoche. The Chagdud Gonpa Foundation was established
in 1983 by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche to preserve Nyingma teachings and to provide instruction in the traditions of
Vajrayana Buddhism, especially the arts, philosophy, and meditation practices.Chagdud Gonpa centers sponsor many
events and retreats throughout the year.
- The Dzogchen Foundation
This link is dedicated to teaching Dzogchen, "The Inherent Great Perfection," considered by some to be
the highest teaching of Tibetan Buddhism.
- Mahakankala and Khandakapala
Mahakankala and Khandakapala Buddhist Centers in Santa Barbara and Santa Monica, California.
- Osel Shen Phen Ling
Is a Tibetan centres affiliated to the Dalai Lama inspired "The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana
Tradition". This Tibetan Buddhist site has some great graphics and good content, so is certainly worth a visit.
It has a Virtual Thangka gallery with excellent graphics and brilliant Tibetan Buddhist screen savers which can
be downloaded for free!
- Dharmapala Centre - Tibetan
School of Thangkas Paintings. This sites sells tibetan art for the benefit of artists in Nepal and an orphan house
in Katmandu. Please have a look at the pages to see the qualtiy of the Thangkas.
- Kunzang Palyul Choling
Kunzang Palyul Choling, a Nyingma temple and center located in Poolesville, Maryland, USA, the resident lama of
which is Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, the first Western woman recognized and enthroned as a tulku.
- Heritage Trust
Heritage Trust Translations and transcriptions of teachings on Buddhist meditation and esoteric practices.
- Centre Bouddhiste Kankala
Centre Bouddhiste Kankala web site is in both English and French. Kadampa Buddhism is a special tradition of Mahayana
Buddhism founded by Atisha, an Indian Buddhist Master who is largely responsable for the reintroduction of Buddhism
in Tibet during the 11th century. Kadampa Buddhists integrate all the teachings of Buddha into their practice of
Lamrim applying their understanding of Lamrim into their daily lives.
- Institute of Buddhist
Learning and Practice
The Institute of Buddhist Learning & Practice has branches in Australia, Asia, and canada, with Sydney as the
headquarters. The spiritual director is His Eminence Khejok Rinpoche and the lineage is Gelugpa of Tibetan Buddhism.
- Evam Choden Tibetan Buddhist
The Ewam Choden Tibetan Buddhist Center of 245 Cambridge, Kensington, California 94708. Spiritual Director is Lama
Kunga Thartse Rinpoche.
Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism in Italy.
- Jewel Heart Web Site (The Netherlands)
Most of our the Jewel Heart site is in Dutch, but it has pages in English as well, plus a link to the Jewel
Heart American site which is completely in English. Is has information about our organisation and our venerable
teacher Kyabje Gelek Rinpoche.
- Rangjung Yeshe
An international institute for Buddhist higher studies in Boudhanath, Nepal, modeled on a traditional Tibetan Shedra,
under the guidance of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and Chokling Rinpoche. The Rangjung Yeshe Institute Shedra Studies
Program was established in 1997 by Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche for those wishing to deepen their insight and understanding
of the Buddha s teachings.
- Rangjung Yeshe Websites:
- Rangjung Yeshe Publications Website:
USA: home.earthlink.net/~rangjung/rypub/ryp.htm The Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan-English Dictionary of Buddhist Culture 2.0 - New on CD-ROM.
- Vajrayana Buddhist Center - Chicago
A non-profit organization offering introductory meditation classes and retreats throughout the Chicago area, as
well as in Madison, WI. Vajrayana Center also offers the Foundation Program, a structured program of study in the
basic subjects of Mahayana Buddhism [correspondence program available]. Classes are taught in English by western
Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Khedrub and are open to everyone.
- Dechen Dharma Community
Dechen Dharma Community are a group of centres across Europe and the UK under the guidance of Karma Thinley Rinpoche
and Lama Jampa Thaye, both Kagyu and Sakya masters and recognised authentic lineage holders. They have been established
for more than 20 years.
Centre (Yorkshire, England)
Madhyamaka Centrewas founded in 1983 by a Tibetan Lama called Geshe Kelsang, who had been invited to England by
a group of people wanting to learn authentic meditation techniques from a qualified master. The centre started
in Hebden Bridge, and later moved to the city of York. As it grew in popularity it moved again, this time to Kilnwick
Percy Hall just outside York, where there was sufficient space to accommodate its growing programme of activities.
- Tengye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Located in in Toronto Canada and belonging to the Gelug-Pa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The Abbot, Venerable Bhiksuni
Tenzin Kalsang the was born in the small town of Kenora, Ontario, Canada, in 1939. In 1986, she received the Getsul
ordination as a Tibetan Buddhist Nun from His Holiness The Dalai Lama. In 1992, she received the full ordination
Bhiksuni vows in the Chinese Buddhist tradition from Master Hsing Yun.
- Palyul Website
Official website of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, Supreme Head of the Nyingmapa, and Palyul centers worldwide. Teaching
and retreat schedules of His Holiness and authorized Palyul teachers, center addresses, and other resources to
students of His Holiness or to those new to Buddhism are all available here.
A Tibetan Buddhist organization established in Hong Kong belonging to the Nyingma School. We are specially dedicated
to Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, his incarnation and his enlightened activities all over the world. Our spiritual advisor
is Kyabje Chadral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche, and our spiritual leader is Kyabje Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche. Our Chinese
teacher was the late Ven. Lama Sonam Chokyi Gyaltsan ( Guru Lau ), and his Dharma-heir and now the instructor-in-charge
of our centre is Yeshe Thaye. We published an English-Chinese bilingual Buddhist journal entitled "Pema Osel",
and is distributed to peoples all over the world free of charge. Anyone who is interested to get a free copy can
send some contributions to cover for the expansive mailing costs. Our Dharma centre offers classes of meditation,
Buddhist teachings and thee Tibetan language to the general public. We also do puja offerings and sojongg on special
days of the Tibetan Calendar.
- Ven. Thubten Chodron's Home
Comprehensive and up-to-date information about Ven. Thubten Chodron, her Teachings, Dharma Activity Schedules (Dharma
Classes, Meditation Retreats, etc), Publications, Book Reviews and other special events. Born in 1950, Ven. Thubten
Chodron grew up near Los Angeles. She studied and practiced Buddhism of the Tibetan tradition for many years in
India and Nepal. Ven Chodron was a co-organizer of "Life as a Western Buddhist Nun", and took part in
the conferences of Western Buddhist teachers with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1993 and 1994. She currently lives
and teaches in Seattle with the Dharma Friendship Foundation and continues to travel worldwide to teach the Dharma.
- Lakha Lama
Is a Danish site about the T.D. Lakha Lama - a Tibetan lama from the Province of Batang in Eastern Tibet. He is
the head Lama of this province of 100.000 inhabitants. He has been in the Parliament of the Tibetan Exile Governement
for five years. He is furthermore the chairman of Tibet Charity www.tibetcharity.dk
(also in English) and the chairman of the Committee for World Peace www.worldpeace.dk
(also in English). The Lakha Lama gives lectures and courses to firms, schools and private people on Tibetan Buddhist
- Jewel Heart
Jewel Heart is a Tibetan Vajrayana group in the Netherlands. It is a Buddhist study and meditation group under
the supervision of Venerable Kyabje Gelek Rinpoche, a prominent Gelug master. It now has (apart from Dutch) all
- Tibetan Tonglen (Mind Training)
This site is a comparative database of commentaries on the Tonglen/Lojong practice and the seven points of Mind
Training by Osho, Trungpa, Pema Chodron, Jamgon Kongtrul, and Alan Wallace. It also incudes an on-line bookstore
of books and tapes on the Mind training practice.
The Turtle Hill Sangha is a community of Nyingma householders near Summertown, Tennessee, and operates under the
guidance of the Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and the Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal, Rinpoche. Affiliated
with the Padmasambhava Buddhist Centers, the Turtle Hill Sangha offers a bookstore and facilities for individual
retreats. The Turtle Hill website is a respository for several hundred pages of teachings and Vajrayana philosophy
- Tashi Lhunpo
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in India is the seat of His Holiness the Panchen Lama. Tashi Lhunpo was founded by His Holiness
the 1st Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Gendun Drup, in 1447. It is one of the four great monasteries of Central Tibet which
was supervised and looked after by the Dalai Lamas and Panchen Lamas and has the glory of producing thousands of
renowned scholars in the field of Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy.
Buddhist Monastry College and social project in Brandenburg, Berlin and other towns in Germany. (Gelugpa tradition).
Established by Venerable Segyu Choepel Rinpoche, the Healing Buddha Foundation promotes the practice of Tibetan
Buddhism (Gelugpa) and represents the Sed-Gyued Datsang Tantric Colleges of India, Nepal and Tibet. We serve local
communities in North and South America with teachings, retreats, and workshops on Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan Medicine
and Psycho-Spiritual Healing. Our Psycho-Spiritual Healing Clinics employ techniques based on Buddhist psychology
and Tibetan Tantric Medicine to address Westerners needs for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.
- New Kadampa
The New Kadampa Tradition was founded by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. He has written over 15 books on Buddhism
from the basic introductory to the most profound Tantric practices. He has also founded over 300 buddhist centres
throughout the world.
Do-Ngak Choling is a Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist Center established in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. Do-Ngak Choling
the spiritual guidance of the Venerable Lama Rinchen Phuntsok.
of the Shaktis of the Dhyani Buddhas, and their Bodhisattvas
This site focuses on the Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist
Pantheon. Each of the beings named here represents a unique spiritual personality or essence. The principal beings
are the five Dhyani Buddhas - the esoteric meditation Buddhas of the five colors found in The Tibetan Book of the
Dead and other sources. The contemplative poetry presented in the website evokes the thoughts and images of these
beings using the metaphor of music. Each poem can be looked at as a meditative exercise or visualization designed
to tune the reader to the state of mind or spiritual environment of the being that is speaking.
- Snow Lion
Snow Lion Publications is the "premier English-language publisher of scholarly and trade books about Tibet
and Tibetan Buddhism."-- Richard Hughes Seager, "Buddhism in America" (Columbia University Press,
This site is dedicated to the teachings of Choegyal Namkhai Norbhu Rinpoche, a teacher in the Dzogchen tradition
of Tibetan Buddhist meditation. It list the monthly practice calendar, retreat information, information about our
worldwide organization, and a short explanation of Dzogchen
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