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A selection of Tibetan Buddhist websites from the Vajrayana School
of Buddhism - including the web links of H.H. the Dalai Lama.

Tibetan Buddhist (Vajrayana) Websites

  • Tibetan Studies WWW Virtual Library
    The Tibetan Studies WWW Virtual Library is maintained by Matthew Ciolek of Australian National University and is thus a very comprehensive resource on Tibetan Buddhism.
  • 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
    An 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: or
  • Web Site for His Holiness Sakya Trizin
    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 School (Site in Polish)
    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.
  • Shambhala 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.
  • World View
    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 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.
  • 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 these teachings.
  • Quiet mountain Tibetan Website
    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.
    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.
  • Padmasambhava Buddhist Center
    Padmasambhava Buddhist 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 more.
  • 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
    Information on Dzogchen retreats in Australia.
  • Cambridge Dzogchen Sangha
    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.
  • Ligmincha Institute
    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
    The ASBD 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.
  • Marpanet
    Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism in Italy.
  • 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 Shedra
    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: 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.
  • Holy 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 Association
    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.