|Because mindfulness requires neither a "worship" of the Buddha nor
"conversion" to Buddhism, Samadhi encourages practitioners of other
traditions to consider mindfulness meditation as a potential enrichment
of their own spiritual practice and tradition. Listed below are sites
of interest. If you know of sites that highlight mindfulness meditation
in some way please send the web address or mailing address to our webmaster.
Shambhala is a worldwide network of meditation centers providing
instruction, classes and programs, founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche,
a master of the Shambhala and Tibetan Buddhist traditions.
Located in Vermont's beautiful Northeast Kingdom, Karmê Chöling is one
of North America's oldest Buddhist retreat centers. Literally "Dharma
Place of Enlightened Activity," Karmê Chöling is a place where people
can practice and study the Shambhala tradition of Buddhist meditation,
and the contemplative arts and related disciplines.
The Shambhala Sun is a Buddhist-inspired magazine, applying the wisdom of the world's great
contemplative traditions to the arts, social issues, politics and health
Shambhala Mountain Center
Shambhala Mountain Center (formerly Rocky Mountain Dharma Center) hosts programs and retreats in a
contemplative setting. SMC is located on 600 acres in a valley of
forests and meadows in the northern Colorado Rockies. It is a place
where people can practice and study various meditation traditions,
train in contemplative arts, connect with the natural elements, and
rediscover their own richness, gentleness, and compassion.
Empty Bell (buddhist/christian dialogue)
....a sanctuary for the study and practice of Christian meditation and
prayer...We give special attention to the Christian-Buddhist dialogue,
and to the common territory between spirituality and the arts.
Thomas Merton ~ Abbey of Gesthemani (www.monks.org).
.... for a quarter of a century, Shambhala Publications has been devoted to the magic, craft, and business of books.
Absolute Nothingness; FOUNDATIONS FOR A BUDDHIST-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE
Among the major questions treated in this book is that of spiritual
emptiness as it is experienced in the traditions of East and West.
Naropa Institute ~ B.A. Religious Studies
Naropa's approach draws from the scholarly discipline of history of
religions as well as from a commitment to presenting traditions from
perspectives sympathetic with the living communities themselves.
Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
A monthly magazine devoted to Buddhism.
Buddhist Studies in Bodh Gaya --- Antioch University.
This small North Indian town attracts pilgrims from all over the Buddhist world...
Any student in good standing with his or her own college may apply.
Non-credit students with a serious commitment to learning will also be
Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery
A Buddhist community in the tradition of Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho & Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.