All sites exclusively dealing with Nichiren, his teachings, or derived sects may be submitted here.The diverse schools based on the teachings of the Japanese Buddhist Sage, Nichiren.
Such sects include (but are not limited to): Nichiren Shu, Nichiren Shoshu, Soka Gakkai, Honmon Butsuryu Shu, Nipponzan Myohoji, Kempon Hokke Shu, and Rissho Kosei Kai.
Please also note that these romanizations of these sect names are often subjectively spelled.
Electronic discussion groups specifically focused on Pure Land and Shin Buddhist discussionsSchool of Buddhism based on the Pure Land/Shin teachings that believe in Amida Buddha ensures rebirth in the Western Paradise, where attaining enlightenment is easy.
Sites pertaining to Tendai and T''ien-t''ai specifically, as well as sites based on writings by Chih-i, T''ien-T''ai, Dengyo, and any patriarch of the Tendai School. Affiliates and adherents are naturally included in this list that should be submitted to this category.Based at Mount Hiei, Japan, the Tendai School as originally practiced in ancient China might appear drastically different from its modern, Japanese offspring. Traditionally, Chinese Tendai, or T'ien t'ai, consisted exclusively of Lotus Sutra Teachings which were the underpinning of the classic writings of Chih-i. When the Japanese Founder, Dengyo Daishi first arrived on Chinese shores in search of Tendai doctrines, the entire School was experiencing a revival thanks to the efforts of the 6th Chinese Patriarch, Chan-jan. Upon concluding his study in China, Dengyo Daishi returned to Japan to establish a much more eclectic Japanese Tendai; one infused with original Lotus Teachings, advanced meditative theories and even esoteric practices. It was not until years later that the esoteric practices, or Mikkyo, would be fully engendered within Tendai but the School itself had undergone a great degree of transformation from its original roots. This category houses temple, group, and individual sites that adhere to this faith and espouse these teachings.
Theravada school of Buddhism. The oldest teachings of Buddhism.
This area is only for sites specifically relating to the Theravada branch of Buddhism. More general sites, or those relating to other traditions should be placed elsewhere.
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Because of Tibet's geographical isolation it preserved a distinct form of Buddhism. The roots of Tibetan Buddhism lie in the Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism of Northern India of the first millennium CE which was lost after the Muslim invasions. When that form of Buddhism was carried into Tibet, Tibetan translators took great care to be faithful to the original Indian texts, and thus preserved much that was being lost in the land where it originated. Buddhism spread in Tibet, and under royal patronage and the guidance, initially, of great teachers from India, became essentially the only religion in Tibet, with the exception being small groups of Bon practitioners, and a certain amount of folk religion. This was the situation until the Chinese take-over of Tibet in 1959. Until that time, just as Tibet itself was an exotic, little known land, closed to most foreigners, so Tibetan Buddhism was more a subject of myth than of knowledge in the west. After the Chinese arrival, many Tibetan Buddhists left, going into neighboring Northern India, Sikkim, Nepal, and Butan. Through them, the Tibetan form of Buddhism made the return trip into the country of its origin, and then began a migration into the West. Though identified with the name and culture of Tibet, this form of Buddhism is in fact, not strictly dependent on Tibetan culture as its only environment. Lineages once held exclusively by Tibetans are now being passed on to people of other national and ethnic backgrounds.
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Submit sites pertaining to all aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. Please look at the subcategories and submit directly to the appropriate one where possible.
Sites devoted to political or cultural issues may be sent to one of the following categories:
Sites related to the Triratna Buddhist Order and the Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly, the Western Buddhist Order, WBO, and the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, FWBO).Sites related to the Triratna Buddhist Order and the Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly, the Western Buddhist Order, WBO, and the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, FWBO).
Please submit sites that are related to Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz.Lineages founded by self-proclaimed teachers -- i.e., those lacking teaching permissions from long-standing lineages.
Please submit sites that include helpful descriptions of Zen philosophy. This may include Mahayana texts, discussions with Zen Masters, and Zen koans. Do not submit sites on general practice or practice centers."A special transmission outside the sutras, no dependence upon words and letters, direct pointing to reality, seeing into one's own nature and realizing Buddhahood." -- Bodhidharma, founder of the Zen lineage. "Your search among books, sifting and shuffling through other people's words, may lead you to the depths of knowledge, but it cannot help you to see the reflection of your true Self. When you have thrown away all your conceptions of mind and body, the original person will appear." -- Dogen, founder of the Soto Zen lineage in Japan. --------- Here you will find sutras, words, letters, books, and other people's words about Zen.