On this page you will find a number of suggested resources grouped into four broad topic areas:
- The secular approach
- Buddhist meditation
- Buddhist philosophy and study
- Racism, social justice, environmental crises, and LGBTQ issues as they relate to the above three topics.
The secular approach
Modern secular applications of early Buddhist thought
The interface with science
Buddhist Geeks asks the question: “How can we serve the convergence of Buddhism with rapidly evolving technology and an increasingly global culture?” They organize an annual conference and week-long retreat, and their podcast holds interviews and discussions with Buddhist teachers, scholars and advanced practitioners.
Mind & Life Institute
The Mind and Life Institute is dedicated to creating a collaboration and research partnership between modern science and Buddhism.
Secular-ish insight meditation
Live and recorded talks and programs
Recordings of dharma talks and teachings from Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella and the Insight Meditation Center of Redwood City
BuddhaNet is a large, non-sectarian online database of Buddhist educational and supportive resources. It is a not-for-profit organisation affiliated with the Buddha Dharma Education Association, which was started in 1992 as a vipassana meditation center in Sydney by Ven. Pannyavaro.
DharmaNet International’s Internet clearinghouse for Buddhist study and practice resources has been online since 1991. Dharmanet hosts its own in-house databases and collections, as well as providing links to worldwide online Buddhist resources, large and small.
An extensive archive of insight meditation dharma talks from retreats and classes. Most but not all are publicly available. (Some are reserved for the retreatants who receive an access code at the end of the retreat.) Dana appreciated.
Forest Sangha’s Newsletter
The Forest Sangha is a world-wide Buddhist community in the Thai Forest tradition of Ajahn Chah. The newsletter contains news, views, articles, transcribed talks, poems, tutorials, contact addresses, forthcoming events, retreat schedules, etc.
IMS Book Club
Brings together authors and readers for a facilitated discussion on the featured dharma-book-of-the-month. Offered by Insight Meditation Society.
Lion’s Roar Foundation offers timeless Buddhist teachings, up-to-the-moment news, advice, commentary, and more. We deliver this content through these platforms: Lion’s Roar magazine in print and digital editions (formerly the Shambhala Sun); Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly; and LionsRoar.com. They also host an annual community retreat and other events.
Mahasi.us and Mahasi.eu
Mahasi.us and Mahasi.eu is a non-profit network of Vipassana meditators, retreat organizers, and independent meditation centers in North America and Europe. The aim of Mahasi.us and Mahasi.eu is to provide information about Vipassana meditation and related Buddhist activities, primarily in North America and Europe.
The leading independent journal of Buddhism in the West, most inclusive and widely read vehicle for the dissemination of Buddhist views and values.
Tricycle is a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to making Buddhist teachings and practices broadly available. Launched in 1991, it is the leading independent journal of Buddhism in the West, where it continues to be the most inclusive and widely read vehicle for the dissemination of Buddhist views and values.
Turning Wheel Media
Turning Wheel Media is an online home for activists and thinkers, writers and readers, a place to bring Buddhist teachings into conversation with the world.
We are an independent site promoting a balanced approach to the practice of Buddhist meditation as found in the Theravada tradition. We aim to offer resources to help nurture and sustain a fulfilling and effective meditation practice that is consistent with the Buddha’s teachings.
Worldwide Insight is a Dharma practice group that you can access online from anywhere in the world. Each Sunday, renowned Insight Meditation teachers offer meditation instruction, teachings, and live Q&A on video.
Chanting and dhamma talks from a Buddhist community in Redwood, CA, in the tradition of Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho & Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.
Dhamma talks given by various teachers in the Theravada Forest Sangha tradition.
Seattle Insight Meditation Society
Listen to dharma talks offered by Rodney Smith and guest teachers at the Seattle Insight Meditation Society.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington
Listen to dharma talks offered by Tara Brach and guest teachers at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, DC.
Mid-Peninsular Insight Meditation Center
This site is an archive of dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdal and various guest speakers at the center since 2000.
Guided meditations and talks by Bhante Bodhidhamma.
Buddhist philosophy and sutta study
Access To Insight
Resources for practice and meditation — directories, text archives, self-guided tour through the Pali Canon.
Onsite and online programs supportive of personal transformation through Buddhist inquiry as a way of developing wisdom and compassion for the benefit of all beings. (Barre, MA, USA)
Scholarly inquiry, personal practice, and training in the application of the original Buddhist texts in support of our wider world, with an appreciation for the richness of the tradition and lineage.
(Redwood City, CA, USA)
A selection of the Buddha’s Suttas read aloud by senior teachers and practitioners in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.
A large collection of teachings attributed to the Buddha or his earliest disciples, with a special focus on the Pali texts, the core of the Theravada school. Teachings are offered in original languages, translations in modern languages.
Racism, social justice, environmental crises, and LGBTQ issues
Buddhist Peace Fellowship
The mission of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF), founded in 1978, is to serve as a catalyst for socially engaged Buddhism. BPF’s purpose is to help beings liberate themselves from the suffering that manifests in individuals, relationships, institutions, and social systems. Their programs, publications, and practice groups link Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion with progressive social change.
A Europe-based organization supporting refugees and environmental diversity.
“May all beings be well ” is more than a blessing. It is wise action to actively protect the health of the elements and all species, including our own. This organization offers ways to be involved