America
"Building 'American' Buddhism" - Throughout the late 20th century, the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana
streams of Buddhism grew rapidly in the United States.
American and Asian Buddhists built institutions and
communities of practice spanning multiple generations." - The Pluralism Project / Harvard University


Link - https://pluralism.org/buddhism-in-america



 
Grth

Green & Hopeful – Monasticism and the Environment / Link -
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Forty Buddhist and Catholic men and women, gathered to reflect and share the
environmental wisdom to be found in their teachings and practices.






2023 Cal

2023 Buddhist Calendar / Free Download

A Printable (PDF) Buddhist Calendar for - 2023
The Forest Sangha Community - www.forestsangha.org




   

peace

The Buddhist Way to Peace of Mind by Ven. Pramote Pamojjo / PDF - 129 Pages / Free Download

   

   

8great

The Eight Great Places of Buddhist Pilgrimage

For the majority of Buddhists, going on a pilgrimage to the holy places mentioned by the Buddha, is a once-a-lifetime undertaking. With so much time, money and effort involved, it is imperative for the intending pilgrim to truly understand what a pilgrimage is all about, especially the mental aspect, since the physical part is normally taken care of by a travel company.

A pilgrimage is a journey to a sacred place as an act of faith and devotion. In the scriptures, faith or saddha is the professing of confidence in and the sense of assurance based on understanding that one places on the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha. It is not the blind belief based on wrong view. As ignorance is the leader of immoral mental states, so saddha is the leader of moral mental states because its chief characteristic is the purification of the mind.

PDF - Free Download



   


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Zen Buddhism / PDF - 16 Pages
by Morad Nazari

Self as No-Self  / PDF - 5 Pages
by Biswarup Das

Believe It or Not: Dōgen on the Question of Faith / PDF - 27 Pages
by Zuzana Kubovčáková

Buddha’s Heart-Centered Emphasis on The Caring Life / PDF - 16 Pages
by Stefan Schindler

Mindfulness and Moral Transformation / PDF - 24 Pages
by WILLIAM EDELGLASS

THE WAY OF ZEN IN VIETNAM / PDF - 319 Pages
 by NGUYEN GIAC

Lama Govinda - A Summary of His Life / PDF - 16 Pages
by Iván Kovács



   

karuna

Ven. Karuna Dharma Memorial Page / Abbess of the International
Buddhist Meditation Center for 32 Years /
Web-Page

Ven. Karuna Dharma earned a B.A. in English at the University of California, an M.A. in Secondary Education at California State University, a second M.A. in Comparative Religions and a Doctor of Dharma in Buddhist Studies both from the University of Oriental Studies in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Ordained in 1976 as a Bhiksuni (Buddhist Nun). Her teacher was the Vietnamese Bhiksu Dr. Thich Thien-An. Together they established the International Buddhist Meditation Center, Chua Vietnam, the first Vietnamese US temple and the University of Oriental Studies.



   

sho

The Shobogenzo / Dogen

A new translation from Shasta Abby of the classic Zen text...
The Shobogenzo by Sōtō Zen Master Eihei Dōgen.

Free Download / in PDF / 1144 pages

The Shōbōgenzō is the recognized spiritual masterpiece by the thirteenth century Japanese Sōtō Zen Master Eihei Dōgen. It is comprised of discourses that he gave to his disciples, in person or in writing, at various times between 1231 and his death twenty-two years later at age fifty-three.† These discourses cover a wide range of topics pertinent to those in monastic life though often also relevant to those training in lay life. He discusses matters of daily behavior and religious ceremonial as well as issues involving the Master-disciple relationship. He also explores the deeper meaning that informs the so-called Zen kōan stories, which often puzzle readers by their seeming illogicality and contrary nature.


   


theri

'Therigathapali' / A Contemporary Translation - by Anagarika Mahendra / PDF - 305 Pages / Free Download

"Despite the small size, the Therigatha is a significant document in the study of early Buddhism as well as the earliest known collection of women's literature. The Therigatha contains passages reaffirming the view that women are the equal of men in terms of spiritual attainment." - Wikipedia

 

   

   


A Buddhist Guide to Death, Dying and Suffering
Audio / eBooks / Articles / Free Download / Click Here

bmonk
"Good health is simply the slowest way a human being can die." - author unknown

 


 

buddha

Buddhism: A Look Into the Beliefs, Practices & History - by Dallen Nakamura / Click Here



   


   

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