Buddhadharma Links


Tashi Gomang Stupa, Crestone, Colorado




Web Video & Audio






A Logo for the Environment: An Explanation of the Kagyu Monlam logo by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa  12/29/07 

An Aspiration for the World by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa  2005

Buddhism - 100 Years of Ajarn Buddhadasa  - The life of the radical Thai forest monk Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
English Archive of Buddhadasa’s teachings


A Meeting of Two Remarkable MenChögyam Trungpa and Gerald Red Elk, from Sacred World: the Shambhala Way to Gentleness, Bravery, and Power by Jeremy and Karen Hayward

Protecting our Environment  by Gyalwang Karmapa XVII

The Dharma of Cancer, The Reality of Death  by Denise Thornton  9/2/08  - I’m grateful for how 30 years of Buddhist practice and taking the teachings to heart prepared me for this cancer journey. Working with this illness and terminal diagnosis has been a daily, moment-to-moment practice of yielding and surrendering to “what is.”

Tibetan Buddhism's next leader?  by Barbara Crossette  4/7/08 - The 17th Karmapa, now 22, is now the only major Tibetan lama recognized as a reincarnation of his lineage by both the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government.  He could serve as a possible unofficial, transitional successor to the Dalai Lama, who is now in his 70s.

My Vision of a Compassionate Future by HH Dalai Lama  10/21/07

Prayer to Pacify Global Warming by Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche

The Buddhist Ethic of Kingship – interview with Prof. Robert Thurman on Nagarjuna’s advice to kings, Bhutan, democracy, and the ideal Buddhist society.

For Many a Follower, Sacred Ground in Colorado by Finn-Olaf Jones, New York Times, 1/11/08 – On spiritual communities in Crestone, CO

Connections Between Buddhism And Native American Practices - Interview with Loraine Fox Davis and Tsultrim Allione

Taking Refuge In Earth: Summoning The Earth To Witness by Cynthia Jurs 

Smokey The Bear Sutra
 by Gary Snyder

Just the Facts by Chögyam Trungpa - Dharma literally means "truth" or "norm." It is a particular way of thinking, a way of viewing the world, which is not a concept but experience.

Buddhist Economics by E.F. Schumacher 1966 - A classic essay widely understood as a call for an economics of peace. In the essay Schumacher imagines a multitude of vibrant, self-sufficient villages which, from their secure sense of community and place, work together in peace and cooperation.

The Shambhala Prophecy - As told by Joanna Macy

Shambhala: the Outer Tradition by Suzanne Duarte - A brief overview of the myths and legends of Shambhala in Asia.

Druidry and the Future: An Open Letter to the Druid Community by John Michael Greer  ©2004
This is a letter from the visionary Grand Archdruid to his sangha.  It begins: “As members of the Druid community in the first decade of the 21st century, we need to face up to the hard realities of a world in crisis.”  In it he explains the “hard realities” and how his community can respond in practical ways “as a force for continuity and healing in a time of disintegration.”  This letter is relevant food for thought for Buddhist communities from a Dharmagaian Ally.



What is Buddhism? A good general description with quotes

The Big View: Buddhism (Theravadin)

Ecological Buddhism: A Buddhist response to Global Warming

American Buddhist Net - Do your best. Speak the truth.

Urban Dharma – Buddhism in America

Kadampa Buddhism – Good reference site for general Buddhist concepts from a Tibetan lineage perspective

A View on Buddhism

General Buddhist Symbols

Tibetan Buddhist Symbols

Shambhala International

Naropa University
A private, nonprofit liberal arts college in Boulder, Colorado, with a unique Buddhist educational heritage

Pema Chödrön                                                       

Thrangu Rinpoche

Dharma Sun online Tibetan Buddhist Teachings and Resources - Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

Dharma Ocean FoundationDr. Reginald Ray

Siddhartha’s Intent International - Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Engaged Buddhism - Joanna Macy's site

Ashe Windhorse © Mark Szpakowski

Shambhala Sustainability Initiative

Windhorse Farm                          

Great Stupa of Dharmakaya at Shambhala Mountain Center, CO

Shambhala Sun

Buddhadharma: the Practitioner’s Quarterly

Tricycle: the Buddhist Review

The Mountains and Rivers Order of Zen Buddhism under the direction of Abbot John Daido Loori

Upaya Institute and Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM – Roshi Joan Halifax  - Upaya is a residential Buddhist practice and social community. Our vision focuses on the integration of practice and social action, bringing together wisdom and compassion.

Tara Mandala - A rural Buddhist retreat center dedicated to the feminine principle and Machig Lobdrön in particular, led by Lama Tsultrim Allione.

Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Dharma Gaia Trust - Our mission is to nurture awareness of the complementarity of Buddhism and ecology.

Turning WheelThe Journal of Socially Engaged Buddhism

The Buddhist Channel – International Buddhist news


Web Videos & Audio

HH 17th Karmapa asks centres, monasteries to go vegetarian

Inter-dependence Day by Roshi Joan Halifax  7/4/07 – Podcast: Roshi Joan Halifax retells the history of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and explores the differences and similarities between the concepts of independence and interdependence.

Living Buddha - 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Part 1 – 12-part film on the discovery and early life of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.  Most footage is shot in Tibet.  Parts 2 – 12 follow on YouTube.

Turning Prayer into Action - an innovative one-hour TV program connecting the mission of the Bioneers with the wisdom of the Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers in a live dialogue via two-way satellite feed between Dharamsala, India and Northern California.  

Beyond Boundaries and Time,  by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Light At The Edge Of The World: Himalayas Science Of The Mind  - Buddhism asks the fundamental question: What is life and what is the point of existence? Wade Davis goes on an anthropological and spiritual journey into the Himalayas of Nepal to learn the deepest lesson of Buddhist practice. Parts of this documentary feature H.H.Trulshik Rinpoche and Matthieu Ricard.  46 min  – 3/07 National Geographic

The Worldwide Web of Belief and Ritual  - Wade Davis may be the most articulate and influential western advocate for the world's indigenous cultures, including Tibetan Buddhism. Expressing passionate concern over the rate at which cultures and languages are disappearing -- 50 percent of the world's 6,000 languages are no longer taught to children, he argues that language isn't just a collection of vocabulary and grammatical rules. In fact, "Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind."  19 min – 2/08

Matthieu Ricard: Habits of happiness - What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Buddhist monk, photographer and author Matthieu Ricard has devoted his life to these questions, and his answer is influenced by his faith as well as by his scientific turn of mind: We can train our minds in habits of happiness. Interwoven with his talk are stunning photographs of the Himalayas and of his spiritual community.

Robert A.F. Thurman Biography - Note: Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman is one of my favorite American spokesmen for Buddhadharma because he is uninhibited about commenting on the relationship between the Dharma and what is going on in the world, and he has a mischievous sense of humor. 

Robert Thurman - Interview - Buddhism and Western science, philosophy, materialism, and nihilism.   20 min 23 sec - Jul 5, 2007

Bob Thurman: Becoming Buddha -- on the Web - In our hyperlinked world, we can know anything, anytime. And this mass enlightenment, says Bob Thurman, is our first step toward becoming Buddha. When we can know everything, we can see how everything is interconnected -- and we can begin to feel compassion for every living being.

Robert Thurman – all Google videos

Bob Thurman Podcasts

For the Next 7 Generations: Scenes from Dharamsala - Thirteen indigenous grandmothers travel to Dharamsala to meet with the Dalai Lama and pray for peace.

Dispatches /Undercover in Tibet Channel 4 British television, 4/4/08 - The indigenous people of Tibet are being imprisoned, tortured, relocated, sterilized, and terrorized by the Chinese government.  It looks like genocide.

Bhutan: Democracy and the Happy Kingdom - The Kingdom of Bhutan Slideshow with music

Free Buddhist Audio

Buddhism and the Natural World: Deep Ecology, Deep Dharma by Kamalashila - Audio

Building an Ethical Underworld:  Lessons from the Mafia by Khemasuri - Audio


The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya
Shambhala Mountain Center


Ten Questions for the Dalai Lama
Trailer of Ten Questions for the Dalai Lama
Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint
Spirit of Tibet  - on H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion
Tibet - A Buddhist Trilogy
The Tibetan Book Of The Dead
Ancient Futures: Learning From Ladakh
Seven Years in Tibet
Kundun – on the Dalai Lama


Teachings of the Earth: Zen and the Environment  by John Daido Loori

Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming  by Paul Hawken

The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet by Matthieu Ricard, Trinh Xuan Thuan

Mindful Politics: A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place  by Melvin McLeod

What Makes You Not a Buddhist by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

The Engaged Spiritual Life: A Buddhist Approach to Transforming Ourselves and the World by Donald Rothberg

The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory by David Loy

Not Turning Away: The Practice of Engaged Buddhism by Susan Moon

Hooked!: Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume  by Stephanie Kaza

Buddhism and Deep Ecology by Daniel H. Henning

Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict  by Tsultrim Allione 2008  - Allione brings an eleventh-century Tibetan woman's practice to the West for the first time with Feeding Your Demons, an accessible and effective approach for dealing with negative emotions, fears, illness, and self-defeating patterns. She translates this ancient Eastern practice into a workable form for today's Western psyche, explaining that if we fight our demons, they only grow stronger. But if we feed and nurture them, we can free ourselves from the battle. She also applies these lessons to collective demons in the outer world.

Dharma Rain by Stephanie Kaza & Kenneth Kraft - "The ideas and practices handed down by Shakyamuni Buddha and his followers contain teachings of profound relevance for those who care for the earth..." In many senses, modern consumerism, with its promotion of greed, attachment, and self-centeredness, is the reversal of Buddhist values. The result is that modern Buddhists are moving into social activism, specifically environmentalism, and protecting the world's ecology from the devastation of unchecked consumerism.  Dharma Rain is a resource for Buddhist environmentalists.


The spiritual heights of which our species is capable are among the finest flowers of the extraordinary fecundity and goodness of the Earth. It is only fitting that compassion and praise, gratitude and caring pour back from these spiritual heights to nourish the biological fabric from whence they sprang.   John Seed, Rainforest Information Centre


© 2009 Suzanne Duarte