LINKS TO RECOMMENDED WEBSITES AND E-BOOKS
The Mid-America Buddhist Association (MABA)
MABA is a Chinese Mahayana Buddhist monastery located about 45 minutes west of St. Louis. It is the Center’s parent monastery. It has classes, weekly services, special events, retreats, and more. It's Abbot, Master Ji Ru, is one of the leading Buddhism monks in the world.
This former online dharma periodical, edited by Xianyang Carl Jerome, the Center’s Resident Teacher, features personal essays, practice and dharma articles, Buddhist poetry, and sutras and commentaries by monastics, lay authors and scholars from a variety of Buddhist traditions. Also included on the site are teachings and resources from the former Rightview Quarterly Magazine.
Visit Rightview’s designer, Carol Corey’s website visualzen.net for an exploration on paper of Zen teachings and the Zen koan, as well as other works.
Bodhi Monastery Teachings
This site contains teachings by two world-renowned monks: Venerable Jen Chun, the monastery’s founder, and American scholar monk Bhikkhu Bodhi. There are fundamental and basic teachings, as well as advanced sutra teachings, books recommendations, and a Pali language study course.
This is the official site of the Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun (Empty Cloud), the Grandmaster who has been described as China’s greatest practice monk of the twentieth century. The site is a cyber home dedicated to the ideas and teachings of Master Hsu Yun, and contains art and poetry, photography, chants and sutras and dharma essays and stories. It is an online Temple in Hsu Yun’s memory and tradition.
Fundamentals of Buddhism by Dr. Peter Santina
This short book presents the basics of Buddhism with clarity, care, and insight.
Highly recommended for practitioners at all levels.
Empty Cloud: The Teachings of Xu Yun By Venerable Jy Din Sakya
A remembrance of Empty Cloud–the great 20th century Chinese practice monk–by his disciple, Master Jy Din Sakya.
The Chan teachings and life of this great monk are an inspiration and an example for us all.
The Eightfold Noble Path by Bhikkhu Bodhi
An in-depth but accessible presentation of the eightfold noble path.
Ah, how glorious!
in the sunlight