contains hundreds of links to other sites on a variety
of subjects. You can search for them with our index,
or read brief descriptions of them on the reference
pages in the list below.
Advice for Beginners
Meditation in Prisons
Nisargadatta February 28
Om, Aum, Pranava
Poonja (Papaji) March 1
Prayer and Sickness
Spiritual Emergence Network
see our page on Meditation
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For a list of glossaries, please go to this
For a list of magazines, please go to this
Journal of Consciousness Studies
multidisciplinary academic journal that combines the
perspectives of modern academic fields (neuroscience,
philosophy, etc.) with what its editors call "mysticism"
-- i.e., enlightenment traditions. Some of the contributors
have considerable meditation experience. Check out the
mail list threads; this is a place where smart people
who know about a lot of different things get together
of annotated links to academic resources in neuroscience,
philosophy, consciousness studies, and artificial intelligence.
Includes categorized list of online journals.
Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
organization that promotes multidisciplinary research
into function and mechanisms of consciousness. The website
includes excellent "electronic seminars" (moderated
electronic journal of interdisciplinary consciousness
studies. Published by Association
for the Scientific Study of Consciousness.
Online Papers on Consciousness
nearly 600 papers on consciousness written mostly by
western academic philosophers and scientists, organized
Bibliography of 508 Scientific Papers on Transcendental
annotated bibliography of 508 scientific papers that
examine Transcendental Meditation (a traditional method
of Advaitan japa meditation which is marketed in a modern
way) from physiological, psychological, and sociological
perspectives. Follow the links on this page to see the
citations. Many of these papers were written by real
scientists and published in respected peer-reviewed
journals. From the official
Vivekananda Kendra Yoga Research Foundation
list of about a hundred scientific papers and studies
in progress conducted by this foundation, which is a
diploma-granting institution of higher learning in Bangalore,
The studies investigate physiological, psychological,
and sociological effects of yoga.
Many of them were published in respected peer-reviewed
Dr. Charles T. Tart: Home Page and Virtual Library
Tart was a professor of psychology at the University
of California for 28 years and is now on the faculty
at the Institute of Transpersonal
Psychology. His website has scientific papers and
bibliographies related to his research interests, which
include altered states of consciousness,
dreams, Gurdjieff, hypnosis, meditation, mindfulness,
personal growth, parapsychology, and transpersonal psychology.
We have never met him, but his site was obviously made
by a very kind and generous human being.
online journal that publishes first-person accounts
by scientists of transcendent (mystical,
psychic or paranormal)
experiences. Edited by Dr. Charles T. Tart. The acronym
stands for "The Archives of Scientists' Transcendent
The Monroe Institute
of papers on brain-frequency entrainment by means of
a list of bookstores, please go to this
Access to Insight
Theravada Buddhist texts in English translation including
700 indexed suttas from the Pali Canon, 200 other books,
and a Pali glossary.
Sanskrit Document Center
Hindu texts in Sanskrit (in Devanagari and Roman transliteration),
Marathi, Gujarati, and English. Also contains text processing
tools, materials for learning Sanskrit, and many other
300 online books and articles on Theravada Buddhism
in English, and more than 500 in Vietnamese.
Scriptures on HinduNet
English translations of Hindu scriptures including some
Indology Resources at UCL
academic resources at University College London for
studying Buddhism and Hinduism. It has a large collection
of Buddhist and Hindu scriptures available from both
a web page and an FTP server. We didn't check whether
these are two different collections or the same. The
FTP server itself is here.
site offers only a single book, but it's one of the
greatest ever written -- the Bhagavad Gita. The
site is a bibliophile's dream come true; you can look
at numerous translations and commentaries in several
languages simultaneously. Someday, we hope all books
will be published this way. The site belongs to the
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.
text of numerous books and articles by U.G. Krishnamurti.
(This is the "anti-guru" Krishnamurti, not
the famous one.)
generates sounds that help put you in meditative states.
To be more precise, it uses binaural-beat technology
to entrain brain frequencies. Download this program
for free, and if you like it, pay for it later. From
the website of the publisher, Noromaa Solutions.
site with articles by excellent professional writers
about a wide variety of religions. It's the Time Magazine
of religion, staffed by pros and funded by venture capitalists.
There's nothing else like it on the Net (or in print).
links to sites in variety of categories including personal
growth, health and healing, meditation, yoga, the new
age, spiritual teachings, communities, and environmental
(Yoga Research and Education Center)
is probably the best place on the web to get an overview
of yoga and look for reference materials about it. More
than 60 articles explain its history, varieties, basic
ideas, etc. The site is written primarily for general
readers by people who have both practical experience
and academic expertise. It also includes an excellent
glossary and a selective list of links. YREC was founded
in 1996 by Georg Feuerstein, a well-known author of
more than 30 books.
Froggy Jacques's Pages
eclectic assortment of articles, book reviews, texts,
links by Jacques De Schryver, a Flemish writer.
Kurt Keutzer's Personal Pages
and articles on yoga, kundani, Buddhism, and related
sort of combined clearinghouse and coffeehouse for practioners
of Advaita Vedanta (Jnana Yoga) and other people who
are drawn to a nondual perspective. Numerous links of
various kinds. Two especially interesting features are
a list of 200 "confessors" and an excellent
(extraordinary, really) mailing list whose participants
include several of the confessors. It's our impression
that this list has more realized participants than any
other list or electronic forum we've found. The list
is very friendly and beginners feel welcome.
Buddhist Studies and the Arts
list of annotated links to Buddhist websites. The name
is misleading; the scope goes far beyond the arts. This
site is maintained by a faculty member at Washington
University in St. Louis.
moderated mail list devoted to the ideas of G.I. Gurdjieff,
P.D. Ouspensky and their descendants. Message archives
go back to 1996.
If you become
curious about the philosophical and historical aspects
of Advaita, head for this site. It gives a splendid
overview of the chief tenets, authors, and texts of
Advaita Vedanta, remaining accessible to a general reader
while maintaining a scholarly standard of accuracy and
selection. There are also some interesting links and
a guide to Sanskrit transliteration.
Hindu Tantrik Homepage
extraordinarily good (and beautiful) site by Mike Magee
and Jan Bailey with translations, commentaries, summaries,
articles, glossary, and bibliography. Scholarly yet
devotional and accessible.
Sadhu! The Theravada Buddhism Web Directory
excellent list of approximately 400 annotated links.
The blurbs are unusually informative, and the selections
betray an interesting individual sensibility.
Bhagavad Gita As It Is
for the Gita. An online translation will apparently
soon be included.
Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library
to over three hundred Buddhist websites. Unlike most
of the directories linked here, this one is extremely
well edited and categorized. It's affiliated with the
Australian National University and maintained by two
FAQ From talk.religion.buddhism Newsgroup
and pointers to Buddhist websites, newsgroups, books,
etc. It's well-categorized and many items have blurbs.
Robert Wiseharts Yoga Vidya Directory
Yoga sites including some with English translations
of classical Sanskrit texts.
List of more
than three hundred websites on Buddhism.
List of more
than sixty websites on Hinduism.
List of more
than a dozen websites on Yoga.
Theravada Buddhism WebRing
List of more
than forty websites on Theravada Buddhism.
DharmaNet International WebRing
List of more
than 170 websites on Buddhism.
Internet Indian History Sourcebook
of links to documents and sites concerning Indian history
and culture, categorized by period and topic; operated
by Fordham University.
Buddhist Resource File
to more than 475 Buddhist websites.
84,000 Electronic Dharma Doors
to Buddhist websites.
website run by Osho International Foundation with numerous
publications and other information. Osho, also known
as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, was a twentieth-century Indian
yogi who spent part of his life in the United States.
The Headless Way
of the Shollond Trust, a British charitable organization
dedicated to publicizing the methods of Douglas E. Harding.
stuff from the comedian and guru, Steve Bhaerman. "Drive
your kharma, curb your dogma."
devoted to Shri Sadguru Siddharameshwar Maharaj and
Shri Ranjit Maharaj. Transcripts of talks and other
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