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"Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in the cosmic religion for the future: It trancends a personal God, avoids dogma and theology; it covers both the natural and the spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity."
Albert Einstein

Although Buddhism originated in India, the teachings of the Buddha and the lineages of awakening were preserved, deepened and clarified in Tibet. The invasion of Tibet by Communist China led to the exile of many of the most highly experienced and respected Tibetan Buddhist meditation masters, who almost immediately began teaching Western students. Many of these students have now become accomplished teachers themselves.

This dharmic feast, now spread out before us in the West, includes a growing array of insights and practices of more and more astonishing richness, power and clarity, from a host of superb teachers, translators editors and publishers, all attracting committed students and curious visitors. And now the Internet makes it even easier to locate resources to further ones interest.

What the Internet won't do is make it easier to sit down on a meditation cushion, or face the ways we mislead ourselves. It can, though, help find people to study with, and practice with, and to laugh with at the many ways we find for misleading ourselves.

An ancient prophesy speaks of the darkest hour of the dark age, when the rivers of materialism burst their banks, and plague, famine, greed and warefare beset desperate people everywhere. That Dark Age -- which may be right about now -- will also be known as the Golden Age, because many living buddhas will choose to be born at that time, bringing the precious healing Dharma to anyone ready to receive it.  May it be so!

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Tibetan Buddhist Centers

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Tibetan Art

H.H Karmapa's Dream Flag

Newark Museum: Tibet information Zone

The Art of Tibet  - Rubin Foundation
Buddhist Art and Architecture - BuddhaNet
Interactive Tour of the Wheel of Life - BuddhaNet 

Dharmapala Centre School of Thangka Painting
Padmasambhava Buddhist Center -- Thangka Gallery

Mirrors of the Heart-Mind - Huntington Archive

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Sacred Art, Ritual Objects and Scriptures
at the University of Virginia 

Virtual Thangka Gallery at Osel Shen Phen Ling 

The WWW Virtual Library: Buddhist Studies - Art Resources

Links to Buddhist Art

BuddhaNet File Library: Buddhist Artwork

The Stupa Information Page

The Maitreya Project -- Relics Gallery

Tibetan Clip Art for Sale


Tibetan Art Prints for Sale

Dharma Publishing -- Padmasambhava Buddhist Center

Tibetan Art for Sale

Oriental Art for Sale: Links

eBay (Search for 'Tibetan')
Antique and modern prints, thangkas, statuary, ritual implements, etc.
Thousands of items, hundreds of thangkas;
What's available changes daily.

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Teachings on the Internet

See also the on-line journals in the Periodicals section.
Basic Instruction on Meditation Practice

Pema Chödrön - Sakyong Mipham - Thrangu Rinpoche
Seven Points on Meditation -- Shamar Rinpoche
Calm Abiding and Insight Meditation -- Shamarpa

Turning the Mind into an Ally
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Tonglen (Sending and Taking) Practice

Shamar Rinpoche - Pema Chödrön - Thrangu Rinpoche

Mahayana Buddhist Texts and Commentaries

Glossary of Buddhist Terms

Dharma Dictionary - Digital Dictionary of Buddhism

Audio and Video of Dharma Masters
Introduction to the Major Traditions of Buddhism

Shambhala International

The Chronicles of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Shenpen Ösel

Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Dhagpo Kagyu Teachings

Teachings from Karma Kagyu Buddhist Network
(in English, German and Polish)

Teachings from Karma Triyana Dharmachakra

Short Discourses from Various Sources
The Magic Life of Milarepa

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Books and Tapes

Audio and videotape recordings of Tibetan Buddhist teachers

Kalapa Recordings -- Sounds True

  Snow Lion
Wisdom Publications

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Shambhala Sun

Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly

Shenpen Ösel

Buddhism Today

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Tibetan Buddhist Studies

DharmaNet: Buddhist Studies Index

Karmapa International Buddhist Institute

Namo Buddha Seminar

Naropa Institute

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