Boddhist Resources


The Mirror Of Essential Points
Sang-Ngak-Cho-Dzong and the Evolution of the Apprentice Programme 
Avalokitesvara and the Tibetan Contemplation of Compassion 
Homage to Chagdud Rinpoche
The Consecration Ritual
Bodhisattva Warriors
Biography of Chagdud Rinpoche
Gates to Buddhist Practice (excerpt)
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism - excerpts 
Interview with Dalai Lama in Thailand (2/18/93)
Dalai Lama Urges Release Of Burma's Suu Kyi (2/18/1993) 
Interveiw with Dalai Lama in Thailand (2/19/93) 
Dharma Talk: Compassion
Death And Dying in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition 
Praise of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche 
Buddhism in Practice - Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama Reaffirms One Karmapa To The Kagyu Throne (5/4/1994) 
The Buddha's essential functioning 
Brief History Of The Drikung Kagyu Order Of Tibetan Buddhism 
Buddhism In Our Daily Life Lecture 1 
Buddhism In Our Daily Life Lecture 2 
Buddhism In Our Daily Life Lecture 3 
Buddhism In Our Daily Life Lecture 4 
The Spiritual Needs of the Dying: A Buddhist Perspective 
Essential Advice On Meditation by Sogyal Rinpoche 
The Five Aggregates By Ven Thubten Pende 
In Praise of the ACIP CD-ROM: Woodblock to Laser 
Universal Responsibility and Our Global Environment - Dalai Lama 
Turning the Wheel of the Dharma by Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey 
Healing: A Tibetan Buddhist Perspective 
Hymn of Praise
Heart Sutra
A Human Approach To World Peace - Dalai Lama
Incense Offering
Aspirations for Mahamudra
Talk by Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche (5/1/1993) 
How 'The Cyclone' Came to the West
Biography of Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche 
Understanding The Significance of a Buddhist Shrine by Lama Choedak 
Is Practice an Informed Choice? by Lama Choedak 
The Very Brief Stages of the Path by Todd Fenner 
Buddhist Attitude To Life by Lama Choedak 
Dialog on The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying
Entering the Dharma Gate by Jetsun Milarepa
The Ngondro Practices by Lobsang Tashi
New York Times Interview with the Dalai Lama
The Benefit of Doing Nyung Nay
Only Dreaming by Bill Gorvine
Om Mani Padme Hum by The Dalai Lama
The Origin of Bon part 1 by Olmo Lungring 
The Origin of Bon part 2 by Olmo Lungring 
The Origin of Bon part 3 by Olmo Lungring 
The Teaching of Phowa (Transference of Consciousness at the Time of Death) 
Prayer for a Swift Return
Protectors in Vajrayana Buddhism
Prayer Flags
Psychedelic Tibetan Book of the Dead
The Culture of Ritual and the Quest for Enlightenment 
A Complete Catalogue Of Sakya Lam 'Bras Literature Series 
A Small Life Story of Shakyamuni Buddha 
The Great Chariot
The `No-Self' Nature of People and Things by Charlie Singer 
How To Live Free of Fear of Death
The Blazing Lights of the Sun and Moon by Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche 
The Legend of the Great Stupa Jarungkhasor
The Seven Spikes [and Seven Metaphors]
What is Tantra?
Tibetan Buddhism FAQ
The Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on Death and Rebirth 
Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines (excerpts) 
Tibetan Meditation, Yoga, and Spiritual Practice Sources- bibliography 
Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa 
Words of Truth by the Dalai Lama
Nyingma Empowerment
Exposition of the Views of the Four Indian Schools
The Window of Right View to Life by Lama Choedak
Advice on the Benefits of Prayer Wheels
The Origin Of Lam'dre Tradition in India

Zen Buddhism

 Zen Sayings. ( 70,123 bytes)
 Zen poems. (284,973 bytes)
 Mumonkan: The Gateless Gate. (464,416 bytes)
 Faith Mind Inscription. (1,214,926 bytes)
 Song of Precious Mirror Samadhi. (218,744 bytes)
 Harmony of Difference and Sameness. (95,245 bytes)
 Mind Inscription. (279,120 bytes)
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By Robert Aitken
Envisioning The Future 
Some words about Sesshin for newcomers to Zen practice 
On Zen Teaching 
The Future of Zen Buddhism in the West 
The Second Paramita 
A Draft Bibliography Of Zen Writings of Robert Aitken 
Diamond Sangha Sutras 
Diamond Sangha Sutras 
The Three Pure Precepts 
Daily Zen Buddhist Sutras 
Zen Buddhist Meal Sutras 

By John Tarrant
Han Shan's Carousel 
Mumonkan Case 5 
That Great Sleeping Dragon Of Joy 
Sangha and teacher relationship 
Jukai - A Refuge and a Home 
The Fortunate and Ongoing Disaster of Lay Life 
The Simplicity of the Way 
"Soul in Zen" - lecture. 
Questions & Answers after Soul in Zen Lecture 
To be at ease in all circumstances 
Inside is like bread for life 
Inner Truth - Tanks and Pears 
Calling on the Name of Avalokiteshvara 
The Luminous Life 
Perseverance in the Tao 
Process and Experience of Enlightenment 
Attaining the Light and Dark 
Yang-Shan's Mind and Environment 

Yunmen's Bright Light by Ross Bolleter 
The Pools by Charlotte Joko Beck 
The Buddha's essential functioning by Eihei Dogen 
Emmei Jikku Kannon Gyo 
Ascending the Mountain by Bernard Tetsugen Glassman 
Historical Roots Of Zen by Stan Rosenthal 
Boddhi originally has no tree by Hui-neng (J.Eno) 
The Buddhas' essential functioning by Hung-chih Cheng-chueh [T'ien-t'ung Hung-chih ] (J.Tendo Wanshi) 
First Zazenkai by Dale Johnson 
Peaceful Life by Dainin Katagiri 
Ki by Taizan Maezumi 
Venerable Master Kyung-Ho's Inspirational Talk 
Wedding Party by Bill La Fleur 
Beginning Anew by Sister Annabel Laity 
Biography of Kongo Langlois 
Ojai Retreat: Home Grown Gathas by Gilly and Tony Coote 
Hungry Complete Fullness Sesshin, Easter, 1993 by Susan Murphy 
Realizing Our True Nature - Questions and Answers by Taizan Maezumi 
The Second Precept: Generosity by Thich Nhat Hanh 
The Path of the Bodhisattva by Subhana Barzaghi and Sesshin Teisho 
The Buddha's Way and Abortion - Loss, Grief And Resolution by Yvonne Rand 
Red Thread Zen - The Tao of Love, Passion, and Sex by Subhana Barzaghi 
Rules of Chado by Stan Rosenthal 
Heart to Heart: Zen and Religion: The Roots and the Shape by Ama Samy S.J. 
Relationship between Shakuhachi and Zen 
Mystic Cognition in Zen Buddhism and in Christianity: by Charles Callan Slipper 
Seijo and Her Soul Separated by Subhana Barzaghi 
Mountains and Waters by Subhana Barzaghi 
Death is a Sacrament by Subhana Barzaghi 
A Time of Blossoming by Stan Rosenthal 
The Vow of the 'Ten Footsteps' by Stan Rosenthal 
Lecture On Zen by Alan Watts 
Yasutani Hakuun - A Biographical Note 
Notes on Gassho and Bowing by Taizan Maezumi with John Daishin Buksbazen 

Documents of Southwest Chogye International Zen Academeia
Four Great Vows 
Why We Bow and Chant 
Faith and Fellowship 
The Heart of the Prajna Paramita Sutra 
How to Practice 
Regarding Our Faith 
Repentance Gatha 

Sesshin Guidelines
Sesshin Guidelines 
Sesshin Cautions 
Sesshin Leadership: Ino Role 
Additional notes for Jikijitsu during sesshin. 
Schedule For Traditional Seven-Day Sesshin Detailing Leaders' Roles Throughout The Day 

Southern Buddhism

 The Dhammapada and The Sutta Nipâta (SBE10),
Dhammapada tr. by 
Max Müller; Sutta-Nipâta tr. by V. Fausböll [1881]

 Buddhist Suttas (SBE11)
Translated from Pâli by 
T.W. Rhys Davids [1881]

 Vinaya Texts (Part I) (SBE13)
Translated from the Pâli by 
T.W. Rhys Davids and Herman Oldenberg. [1881]
The Pâtimokkha and The Mahâvagga, I-IV.

 Vinaya Texts (Part II) (SBE17)
Translated from the Pâli by 
T.W. Rhys Davids and Herman Oldenberg. [1882]
The Mahâvagga, V-X, and The Kullavagga, I-III.

 Vinaya Texts (Part III) (SBE20)
Translated from the Pâli by 
T.W. Rhys Davids and Herman Oldenberg. [1885]
The Kullavagga, IV-XII.

 The Questions of King Milinda
translated by 
T. W. Rhys Davids
    The Questions of King Milinda, Part I (SBE35) [1890]
    The Questions of King Milinda, Part II (SBE36) [1894]

 Dialogues of the Buddha
(The Dîgha-Nikâya)
Translated from the Pâli by 
T.W. Rhys Davids; London, H. Frowde, Oxford University Press [1899]
Volume II of the Sacred Books of the Buddhists.

 Buddhism in Translations
Henry Clarke Warren [1896]
A often-cited scholarly anthology of translations of key Theravada Buddhist documents. (thanks to Chris Weimer)

 The Udâna
Translated by 
Dawsonne Melanchthon Strong [1902]
(thanks to Chris Weimer)

 Psalms of the Sisters
Caroline A. F. Rhys Davids [1909]
(Thanks to Mary Mark Ockerbloom of 
A Celebration of Women Writers)

 The Buddha's Way of Virtue
tr. by 
W.D.C. Wagiswara and K.J. Saunders [1920]
A translation of the Dhammapada, one of the central Buddhist sacred texts.


The Jataka is a huge collection of fables framed as previous incarnations of the Buddha, many of which either have parallels or derivatives in western folklore and literature. Although the Jataka is not considered part of the canonical Buddhist scripture, it is very popular. Each tale usually has a concise moral, and the entire collection is a browsers' delight.

 The Jataka, Vol. I
tr. by 
Robert Chalmers ed. E.B. Cowell [1895]
The first of six volumes of the complete Cowell translation of the Jataka.

 The Jataka, Vol. II
tr. by 
W. H. D. Rouse ed. E.B. Cowell [1895]
The second of six volumes of the complete Cowell translation of the Jataka.

 The Jataka, Vol. III
tr. by 
H.T. Francis, ed. E.B. Cowell [1897]
The third of six volumes of the complete Cowell translation of the Jataka.

 The Jataka, Vol. IV
tr. by 
W.H.D. Rouse, ed. E.B. Cowell [1901]
The fourth of six volumes of the complete Cowell translation of the Jataka.

 The Jataka, Vol. V
tr. by 
H.T. Francis, ed. E.B. Cowell [1905]
The fifth of six volumes of the complete Cowell translation of the Jataka.

 The Jataka, Vol. VI
tr. by 
E.B. Cowell, and W.H.D. Rouse [1907]
The sixth and final volume of the complete Cowell translation of the Jataka.

 Indian Fairy Tales
Joseph Jacobs [1912]
A collection of Indian folklore, retold for younger readers 'of all ages', includes many stories from the Jataka, a Buddhist compilation of fables.

 Jataka Tales
Ellen C. Babbit [1912]
A collection of Jataka stories, fables about previous incarnations of the Buddha, usually as an animal, retold for younger readers.

 Buddhist Scriptures
E. J. Thomas [1913]
A short collection of Buddhist scripture, from the Wisdom of the East series.

Northern Buddhism

 The Fo-Sho-Hing-Tsan-King (SBE19)
A Life of Buddha by 
Asvaghosha Bodhisattva, translated from Sanskrit into Chinese by Dharmaraksha A.D. 420, and From Chinese into English by Samuel Beal [1883]

 Buddhist Mahâyâna Texts (SBE 49)
Translated by 
E.B. CowellF. Max Müller, and J. Kakakusu.
Includes the 
Diamond Sutra.

 Saddharma-pundarîka (The Lotus Sutra) (SBE 21)
tr. by 
H. Kern [1884

 She-rab Dong-bu (The Tree of Wisdom)
by Nagarjuna; edited and translated by 
W. L. Cambell [1919]
An influential Tibetan Buddhist text.

 Esoteric Teachings of the Tibetan Tantra
edited and translated by 
C.A. Musés [1961]
Includes Seven Initation Rituals of the Tibetan Tantra, the Six Yogas of Naropa, plus the Vow of Mahamudra.

 Açvaghosha's Discourse on the Awakening of Faith in the Mahâyâna
tr. by 
Teitaro Suzuki [1900]

 The Awakening of Faith of Ashvagosha
tr. by 
Timothy Richard [1907]

 The Path of Light
tr. by 
L.D. Barnett [1909]
A translation of the Bodhicharyavatara of Santideva, a key Mahayana Buddhist text.

 The Gateless Gate
Ekai [Huikai], called Mu-mon, tr. by Nyogen Senzaki and Paul Reps[1934]
One of the classic collections of Zen Buddhist Koans.

 Chinese Buddhism
Joseph Edkins [1893]
A comprehensive discussion of Chinese Buddhism.

 Buddhism In Tibet
Emil Schlaginteweit [1863]
One of the few 19th century books about Tibetan Buddhism.

 The Religion of the Samurai
Kaiten Nukariya [1913]
This book focuses on Northern (Mahayana) Buddhism, and Zen Buddhism in particular. It includes a wealth of detail as well as very lucid explanations of Zen Buddhist concepts.

 Shinran and His Work: Studies in Shinshu Theology
Arthur Lloyd [1910]
A Christian scholar explores Shinshu Buddhism. Includes text and translation of the Shoshinge of Shinran Shonen, with extended commentary.

 The Creed of Half Japan
Arthur Lloyd [1911]
A comprehensive history of Mahayana Buddhism, particularly in Japan, and possible ties to Gnosticism and early Christianity. Includes two translated texts from the Nichiren school.

 Principal Teachings of the True Sect of Pure Land
Yejitsu Okusa [1915]
The history and practice of Pure Land Buddhism in Japan.

 Buddhist Psalms
S. Yamabe and L. Adams Beck [1921]
A key Pure Land text, by the founder of the most popular form of Buddhism in Japan.

 Manual of Zen Buddhism
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. [1935]
An anthology of texts relating to Zen.
Suzuki was one of the most popular 20th century writers about Zen Buddhism. Includes the famous 
'Ox-Herder' illustrations.

 Zen for Americans
Soyen Shaku, translated by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. [1906]
A collection of essays on Buddhism.
The Sutra of Forty-Two Chapters

 Mysticism, Christian and Buddhist
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. [1957, not renewed]
Suzuki compares and contrasts Buddhism with Meister Eckhart's mystical outlook. 

 Gleanings In Buddha-Fields
Lafcadio Hearn [1897].

 The Nō Plays of Japan
Arthur Waley [1921].
Translations of a selection of Nō dramas, which have deep connections with Japanese Buddhism, Shinto, and Japanese folklore.

 Buddhism and Immortality
William Sturgis Bigelow [1908].
A essay on Karma and Nirvana in the light of Darwin and Emerson.

 India in Primitive Christianity
Arthur Lillie [1909].
What are the links between Buddhism and early Christianity?

 The Way to Nirvana
L. de la Vallée Poussin [1917].
Investigating Buddhist thought on rebirth and transcendence.

 The Book of Tea
Kakuzo Okakura [1906]
The aesthetics of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, and its connection to the Japanese world-view as a whole. 

 The Ideals of the East
Kakuzo Okakura [1904]
The evolution of Japanese art and its relationship to Buddhism.

 Journal Articles about Buddhism
A collection of academic journal articles about Buddhism from the 19th Century.


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