A selection of
Tibetan Buddhist websites from the Vajrayana School
of Buddhism -
including the web links of H.H. the Dalai Lama.
- Tibetan Studies WWW Virtual Library
Studies WWW Virtual Library is maintained by Matthew Ciolek of
Australian National University and is thus a very comprehensive resource
on Tibetan Buddhism.
A concise explanation of the spiritual aspects of
Tibetan Buddhism including Tantra and Dzogchen. Also a consideration of
its relation with other branches of Buddhism such as Zen and Vipassana.
Links available to a synthesis of the world's spiritual traditions in
light of modern psychology and science.
- Tibetan Government in Exile's
Official Web Site
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and truth about
Tibetan Freedom and International Development..
Where is the
Dalai Lama? His Holiness the Dalai Lama's itinerary.
- H.H.Dalai Lama - Power of Compassion: Q & A
excerpt from 'The Power of Compassion' - a collection of lectures by His
Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama translated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa. One may
try to send a message to the H.H. Dalai Lama through his North American
Representative, Dawa Tsering, at or his international office:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web Site for His Holiness Sakya Trizin
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
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 School (Site in
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
- Shambhala Mandala of
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.
- The Asian Classics
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.
- Digital Dharma
This site offers Videotapes and RealAudio files from the Asian
Classics Institute. Associated with Geshe Michael Roach. It videotaping
high quality Dharma teachings, providing free videotape duplication of
these teachings, producing a weekly Public Access Cable TV show based on
mountain Tibetan Website
This site provides excellent and
extensive information pertaining to the four major schools of Tibetan
- Diamond Way
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
- 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
- Rigpa Website
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.
- Padmasambhava Buddhist Center
Center spreads the teachings of Buddhism according to the Nyingma school
lineage of Tibet. The Center was first established in New York in 1989,
with the encouragement of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, by the Ven. Khenchen
Palden Sherab, Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal, Rinpoche.
Khenchen Palden Sherab and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal, known informally as
"the Khenpos," are the teachers and spiritual leaders of PBC. They also
direct the activities of the New York Center, its many branches in the
U.S.A., Puerto Rico and Russia, and its retreat center Padma Samye Ling
in upstate New York.
- 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
- 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.
- Dzogchen - Chögal Namkhai Norbu
Dzogchen retreats in Australia.
- Cambridge Dzogchen
The Cambridge Sangha (Massachusetts) was formed in 1992
by practitioners and students interested in Dzogchen and the teachings
of Lama Surya Das. Since then the sangha has grown into a community that
provides ongoing support of its members' spiritual development and
practice, as well as an opportunity for the general public to experience
the unique practice of Dzogchen in an accessible environment.
Information about Tibetan Bon, Dzogchen, transcripts
of teachings (esp. those of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche), and access to all
the issues of the "Voice of Clear Light" quarterly.
- Asynchronous School of Buddhist Dialectics
homepage contains, among many other interesting items, a translation of
Tsong kha pa's Three Principal Aspects of the Path.
- Kunga Tibetan Archives
Click on this link to explore
Tibetan Buddhism as categorized, literally, from "A" to "Z."
- Dhargyey Buddhist Centre home page
Set up in 1985 by
the Ven Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey who had taught thousands of westerners
over 13 years at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in
Dharamsala, India. Currently the lama is Ven Thupten Tulku. The site has
information about the Centre, its teachers, classes, online newsletter,
articles and links to internet resources.
- Mahakankala and Khandakapala Buddhist Centers
Mahakankala and Khandakapala Buddhist Centers in Santa Barbara and
Santa Monica, California.
- E-book: The Four Yogas Of Enlightenment
Guide to Don
Juan's Nagualism and Esoteric Buddhism, links Jungian analysis, modern
physics, transcendental psychology, the nagualism of Carlos Castaneda's
don Juan,and the quintessence of Buddhist masters, in an essential study
for the student of eastern and western paths to higher awareness.
- 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 Art
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 Centre
The Ewam Choden
Tibetan Buddhist Center of 245 Cambridge, Kensington, California 94708.
Spiritual Director is Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche.
Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism in
- Center for
Tibetan Buddhist Studies and Meditation
Center for Tibetan
Buddhist Studies and Meditation. Sakya Phuntsok Ling. Offering a full
range of programs in Buddhist philosophy and meditation.
- 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:
Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan-English Dictionary of Buddhist Culture 2.0 - New
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.
Mountain Dharma Center
Palden Ri-wo Cho-khor-ling, Holy Mountain
Dharma Center is a small Dzogchen retreat in the Carmel, California
mountains. Our practices are based on the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition. We
are a general American Buddhist retreat center, which derives from the
Nyingmapa Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
- 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.
- Dudjom Buddhist
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.
- Tibetan Tonglen (Mind Training) Website
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.