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  • Access to Insight Readings in Theravada Buddhism, including modern translations of more than 1,000 important suttas, books, essays, sutta commentaries by prominent Asian and Western authors.

  • Buddhanet. Buddhist Information and Education Network, World Buddhist Directory, BuddhaZine - Online Magazine.

  • Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library: An collation of electronic resources for Buddhist Studies.

  • Dharmanet. Dharma study and resource center

  • The International Association of Buddhist Studies: A professional organization devoted to the academic study of Buddhism in all its manifestations and from any disciplinary perspective

  • Journal of Buddhist Ethics contains current and past issues of the journal, global resources for Buddhist studies, scholary resources

  • Journal of Global Buddhism, a scholarly academic journal

  • THDL Religion Collection Includes an overview of Tibetan religion and various sects,information on the Tibetan Buddhist canon. various genres of Tibetan literature, the SamantaBhadra collection of Nyingma literature, bibliographies, and the Sera Monastery Project with information on Sera's history, geographical location, people, educational activities and thousands of images.

  • The Western Buddhist Review, an electronic journal of writings on Buddhism. Articles explore the principles of Buddhism, particularly as practised in the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order.

  • Ligmincha Institute, founded in 1992 in order to preserve the ancient teachings, transmissions and practices of the Bon Buddhist tradition.


  • American Institute of Vedic Studies, an educational center providing a broad range of training programs, resources and publications.

  • Back to Godhead, Bi-monthly publication of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

  • Hindu Universe , A wealth of information and links to many facets of Hinduism and Hindu life.

  • Hindu Studies on the Virtual Religion Index. including selections from the Vedas, Upanisads, Mahabharata, Ramayana,information and images of Hindu deities, Hindu schools and teachers.

  • Hindu Students Council Promotes the understanding of Hindu culture and heritage among students on college campuses.

  • Hinduism todayMonthly magazine of international Hinduism

  • Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence, This Center at James Madison University, Harrisburg, VA, organizes and hosts the Global Nonviolence International Conference and the Global Nonviolence Student Conference in alternate years.The Gandhi Center currently has two established lecture series: the Tolstoy Lecture Series in Global Nonviolence and the Lecture Series in Religious Traditions. For more information contact:

  • Sri Vaishnava Home Page, an introduction to the Sri Vaishnava tradition.

  • Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHP) The VHP of America maintains ties with its Indian counterpart and focuses on issues of Hindu identity in America.




  • Extensive resources related to Sikhism.

  • Sikh Network Publishes the online guide on Sikhism entitled "Sikhism and the Sikh People: A Reference Guide".

  • SikhSeek. Web Guide with over 600 links related to Sikhism.

  • Sikh SpiritUK-based site with collection of articles on the Sikh faith, latest news on Sikh issues from our news feeds. The section on Religious Education provides ideas for use in the classroom and our collection poems is ideal for all ages.

  • The Sikhism Home Page Good introductory resources, including complete English translation of the Guru Granth Sahib.

Other Resources

  • Religion in South Asia This is the web site of the Religion in South Asia Section (RISA) of the American Academy of Religion (AAR). It includes useful South Asia links to document collections, videos and multi-media, teaching resources and bibliographies.

  • Beliefnet contains information on the faith and practices of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Jainism.

  • Internet Sacred Text Archive Largest freely available archive of online books about religion (including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism), mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet.

  • The Pluralism Project at Harvard University explores the communities and religious traditions of Asia and the Middle East that have become woven into the religious fabric of the United States in the past twenty-five years. The site has numerous links to online resources for Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Islam, and Sikhism, has links to films and slideshows.