Advaita Vedanta is a philosophy based on the Vedas which emphasises the non-duality of the soul and the divine. The Advaita Vedanta home page is a scholarly and substantial site which aims to introduce and explore the philosophical issues associated with advaita vedanta. The site has sections on history, philosophy and philosophers. There are notable essays on Sankara and his disciples, for example. Philosophies include: the Upanishads; schools of Vedanta; creation and causality; and the Bhamati and Vivarana schools. The site also maintains the archive for the ADVAITA-1 email discussion list, and a set of annotated links to Sanskrit texts.
AFRI-PHIL is an email discussion list dedicated to the exchange of views and information on African thought. The focus is on philosophy, but culture, literature, history, and anthropology are also covered. Discussion may be of a practical or theoretical nature. Participation in the list, and access to complete archives, are available by free subscription. Instructions on how to subscribe to the list and retrieve archives are given. This site would be of interest to those teaching or conducting research in African and African-diaspora philosophy and intellectual culture.
African philosophy is a relatively new area of academic study. Bruce Janz has gathered together, on one Web page, a broad range of Web resources initially to support an undergraduate course entitled, 'African philosophy and postcolonial studies'. The site has since developed into a more substantial gateway which includes the following sections: African-American and Diaspora philosophy; journals and periodicals; African philosophy associations; bibliographies; conferences; teaching resources; links to full-text articles and reviews; and related resources within African studies. The page includes a search engine and a means of quickly accessing selected sections of the guide. Bruce Janz is an associate professor of humanities at the University of Central Florida.
'Al-Tawhid: A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Thought and Culture' is published by The Foundation of Islamic Thought, an independent institution established in Iran in 1984. This website allows full-text access to a selection of articles previously published in the journal. These are on a wide range of issues, and they are organised under the following headings: Qur'anic studies; hadith (narrations about the life and sayings of the prophet Muhammad); 'Irfan (Islamic mysticism); philosophy; history; akhlaq (Islamic ethics); fiqh and usul (Islamic jurisprudence); kalam (Muslim scholastic philosophy); economics; the Muslim ummah (community of believers); and Western and Islamic interactions. An interesting resource for students of Islam.
The 'Ancient China' website provides a basic introduction to Chinese history and intellectual culture. Beginning with the prehistoric Yellow River Valley settlements and ending with the fall of the Chou dynasty in 256 BCE, the site describes the major events and developments in Chinese civilisation. There are pages on Chinese philosophy, covering: the Five Classics; Confucius (Kung Fu Tzu); Mencius; Lao Tzu and Taoism; Mo Tzu; and the legalists. Also included are extracts from Confucius's 'The Analects' and selections from the Tao Ching (Book of Changes), along with an abstract of the 'Dream of the Red Chamber'. There is also a short glossary of key terms. Unfortunately, the site appears to have been abandoned before it was complete, and hence some sections listed on the contents page - those on ancient Chinese culture, and the historical atlas - appear not to exist. The extensive links list has also suffered from lack of regular maintenance, with a high proportion of broken links. Nevertheless, the rest of the site forms a useful starting point for those interested in this subject. It is targeted at students about to begin university and first year undergraduates. The site is part of an online courseware unit from Washington State University's 'World Civilizations' project.
This website is dedicated to the Bhagavad Gita ('Divine Song of God') - the Sanskrit text from the Bhishma Parma of the Mahabharata epic. The text, composed of 700 verses and organised into 18 chapters, consists of the dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna on the eve of a battle. This online resource contains a host of resources on the work. These include: a summary of the Bhagavad Gita itself and articles on each of the 18 chapters; email newsletter; the Gita in pictures; famous reflections on the Bhagavad Gita; and discussion forums. The site also provides a search engine and information about how viewers could purchase books and audio CDs on the text. This is an attractive and well-presented resource for those studying Hinduism.
This website serves as a source of information and news about Bihar (or ancient Magadha), a state in central eastern India that has Patna as its capital. Bihar has always been considered the birthplace of Buddhism and Jainism. Hence apart from useful information on topics like the history and politics of Bihar; places to visit in Bihar; languages; cultural regions; and famous Biharis; viewers are able to get valuable information about the state's religious landscape. The latter include discussions on the history of Buddhism and Jainism; and the sites and celebrations associated with both of these faith traditions. The site is user-friendly and would be particularly interesting to those seeking a basic understanding about the origins of Buddhism and Jainism.
Buddha-1 is the oldest surviving email list dedicated to the study of Buddhism. Started in 1991 as a BITNET list, it has been moderated by Richard Hayes together with, since 2001, a changing team of co-editors. Membership is entirely open, and the community of Buddha-1 readers and posters is more than a thousand individuals. The purpose of the list is for, to quote Richard Hayes, "serious (and sometimes seriously playful) discussion". It crackles with debate, humbles the arrogant and receives the newcomer with genuine friendship. The moderators are careful to keep the discussion on-topic and to squelch any slanging matches, but otherwise the discussions range from pacifism and just war to the nature of inference. Buddha-1 has built its community in part by refusing to draw a line between scholars and practitioners of Buddhism. While it is not the place to discuss what you saw in this morning's meditations, it is one of the more important debating grounds for working out a modern, scientific basis for Buddhist beliefs.
As part of publishing one of the standard textbooks in the field, the 4th edition of Richard H. Robinson and Willard L. Johnson's The Buddhist Religion, the suggested readings section was put online and remains a useful if slightly dated bibliography of resources for Buddhist studies. The directory is conveniently divided into a number of sections, including works on the Buddha, Buddhist texts, Buddhism in different countries, and various forms of Buddhism. There are also references to general works, and to other bibliographies of Buddhism. The authors include a brief introductory discussion of the various issues surrounding the compilation of the bibliography, and the putative distinction between religious and scholarly texts. The site is clearly presented and easy to use. It would be of value to both students and scholars seeking texts in specific areas of Buddhism and Buddhist studies.
This site, authored and edited by Chad Hansen, contains segments of a wide-ranging interpretation of classical Chinese philosophy that takes Daoism (Taoism) as central to classical Chinese thought. The interpretation turns on a new reading of the Daoist philosopher Zhuangzi that highlights sceptical and relativist themes in his thinking. Hansen's crucial assumption is that Zhuangzi was a philosopher of language. Zhuangzi was deeply engaged with the linguistic insights of the Later Mohists (sometimes called Neo-Mohists or Dialectical Mohists) and the School of Names. This site is a good introduction to Chinese philosophy and offers some interesting interpretative strategies. Hansen is author of, A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought: A philosophical interpretation (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992).
This website holds a large selection of materials on the life, teachings and philosophy of the Indian political leader, Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948). There is a useful timeline which chronicles the important events in his life; an online version of his autobiography and several other books and articles written by him; a biography and papers and poems on him; a number of speeches, correspondences and quotations which documented his views on peace and non-violence; and an interesting collection of photographs capturing different phases of his life. The site is well-organised and is suitable for academic use.
'Confucianism and Traditional Chinese Beliefs' is part of the Internet Sacred Text Archive, run by amateur John B. Hare as a free, non-profit archive of e-texts on religion and mythology. The page on Confucianism provides free access to many of the key texts of the state religion of feudal China. Texts are grouped under the section headings: Confucian Canon; Five Classics; Sacred Books of the East; and Traditional Chinese Beliefs. Texts provided include the Confucian Canon in Chinese and English; the I Ching; and the Hsiao Ching. The site does not promote the views of John Hare or any other individual but simply presents sacred texts from original scans and printed anthologies. Mainly, the texts are given in English translation although a few texts are accessible in their original language. The Internet Sacred Texts Archive is a partner of Distributed Proofreading for Project Gutenburg in developing e-text projects. Previously published texts within the public domain on Confucianism and Chinese culture are also included for reference, although these do not provide information on modern Confucian practice. All material on the website is available free of charge, although Sacred texts also offer their archive on CD-ROM in order to fund the running of the site. This site is an excellent resource for anyone with an interest in Confucian teachings, but note that not all texts display correctly in all browsers.
Correspondences: Jewish Mysticism, Indian Philosophies is a dissertation by Axel Randrup and Tista Bagchi. The work can be downloaded in HTML format from the Oxford Text Archive website (formerly part of the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS)). The authors examine correspondence between eight significant traits of Jewish mysticism and traits of Buddhism and other systems of Indian religion and philosophy in the literature. This is a study in comparative religion, but some important relations between these Indian and Jewish belief systems and modern science are also discussed. The work is freely available, although users are asked to agree to a brief terms and conditions statement before downloading it.
CrÝtica na rede is an electronic journal in the field of philosophy published only in an electronic format by the Universidade do Ouro Preto in Brazil. It is a monthly publication that covers many areas of philosophy, including the philosophy of science, language, philosophy of the mind, political philosophy and other areas. Each issue contains a column devoted to book reviews in the above field. Particularly interesting is its blog column, which primarily contains short reviews on books and reflections on them. It also has a section (hermes) which contains bulletin-board style messages which have some reference to the teaching of philosophy. This online journal is a particularly good example of one that is not derivative of a printed publication, and which takes advantage of the opportunities offered by an electronic publication. Its immediacy and modernity manages to make an abstract subject appealing to the undergraduate audience with a command of Portuguese.
The American Philosophical Association (APA) Diversity Syllabi Project Web page offers a collection of sample syllabi for philosophy courses focusing on various aspects of the theme of diversity. Specific topics include: African American Philosophy; American Indian Philosophy; Asian Philosophy; Feminist Philosophy; Philosophical Perspectives on Disability Studies; Race and Multiculturalism; Peace and Social Justice/Philosophy of Law; and Gay and Lesbian Philosophy. Much of the material is hosted on site, but there are also a few links to external sources (some of which, unfortunately, are broken). The APA hopes that this site will encourage other instructors to develop courses of their own in these various fields, or to incorporate elements from these topics into more general philosophy courses.
The Electronic Buddhist Text Initiative (EBTI) is a group of representatives from various institutions involved in the development of digital resources relating to canonical Buddhist text collections. The group is organised around co-chairs from Europe, North America, Japan, Korea and Taiwan and a number of advisors. Meetings are held annually and the meeting report is made available via the website. The site provides details of groups and institutions which report to the EBTI and information on projects (e.g. art, archaeology and multimedia; text databases; dictionary projects). The EBTI also includes a link to the Electronic Cultural Atlas Initiative.
Edited by Kokugakuin University's Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics, the Encylopedia of Shinto is the online version of Shinto Jiten, a work originally published in Japanese in 1994. The site is organised into nine main sections: general introduction; Kami (deities); institutions and administrative practices; Jinja (shrines); rites and festivals; belief and practice; concepts and doctrines; schools, groups and personalities; and texts and sources. There is also a separate section which features special topics such as business shrines, Daoist elements in Shinto, and Shinto missionaries. Many of the materials on the site come complete with audio-visual aids such as video clips, illustrations, photographs and sound files. A search engine and a list of contributors and translators are also provided. In addition, there are links to other Kokugakuin sites, including: glossaries and basic Shinto terms; a beginners' pictorial guide to Shinto; and articles in translation (Japanese and English).
Essential readings on Chinese philosophy is an annotated bibliography of mainly printed books intended for use by experienced philosophers seeking a core reading list. The subject headings include: general histories; specialised studies; Neo/Confucianism; Taoism; Mohism; comparative studies; I Ching; Buddhism; and Chinese science. Where available links are made to websites by or about authors. Annotations vary from short statements to more lengthy paragraphs. The author of the site, Bryan Van Norden, is an assistant professor in the Philosophy Department at Vassar College.
This is the home page of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale University. Directed jointly by Professors Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, the forum is an interreligious, interdisciplinary and multicultural project on the environment. This website contains information about the project itself and details about publications, news and events on religion and ecology. It includes materials that explore the interaction between humans and the environment from the perspective of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, indigenous traditions, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, and Shinto. It also includes discussions of science, ethics, public policy, gender, and economics. And in line with its aim to establish religion and ecology as an academic discipline, resources like course syllabi and speakers list are also provided. Visitors can further access without charge resources like essays; the forum newsletter; official statements on religion and ecology; and links to the home pages of relevant journals, magazines and organisations.
This online resource is part of the Indian Institute of Technology's (IIT) larger project to develop a repository of Indian Philosophical texts on the internet. The Gita Supersite concentrates on the Bhagavad Gita ('Song of the Lord') - a Sanskrit text from the Mahabharata epic which is revered as sacred by the adherents of Hinduism. It is composed of 700 verses (shlokas) and arranged into 18 chapters. This website makes available the text and commentaries in Sanskrit, as well as translations and commentaries (classical and contemporary) in English and Hindi. It also enables visitors to view the verses and the Sanskrit commentaries in the following language scripts: Assamese; Bengali; Devanagari; Gujarati; Kannada; Malayalam; Onya; Punjabi; Roman; Tamil and Telegu. A useful and interesting resource for anyone studying Hinduism.
The H-Buddhism Graduate Programs in Asian Philosophy and Religion Web page, which was created in 1997 by Charles Muller, provides an alphabetical list of institutions around the world that offer postgraduate studies in Asian religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism and Taoism. Each entry contains the name and address of the department; a description of the course(s) it offers; and the names of the primary and affiliated instructors and their areas of speciality. There are also links that take visitors to the home pages of the respective institutions. The site is clearly presented and its contents are updated by the H-Buddhism Web team. The resource should be a very useful starting point for those investigating graduate study in this area.
'The History, Philosophy and Practice of Buddhism' website is an interesting learning and teaching resource on Buddhism. Within its pages, the origins and geographical expansion of Buddhism are discussed. Descriptions are further given of the various principles, concepts and practices important to this faith tradition, such as the Four Noble Truths; the Three Characteristics of Existence; the Eightfold Path; Karma and Intention; Rebirth and Nirvana; vegetarianism; and the Sutras. There are links to relevant sites. Visitors are also invited to make use of the 'Meditation Room' (a series of images requiring a Java-enabled browser) although the link for this appeared broken at the time this record was reviewed. The site as a whole makes use of frames.
Iqbal-Namah is a quarterly bulletin published jointly by the Center for Islamic Studies at Youngstown State University and Iqbal Academy Pakistan. It aims to introduce the works of the South Asian poet-philosopher Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) to a wider constituency. Within its pages, readers will find extracts from and studies of Iqbal's writings. They are also apprised of critical and interpretative works about him and of other relevant information. All issues are available online and can be downloaded as portable document format (PDF) files.
The Journal of Buddhist Ethics (JBE) is a wholly-online, peer-reviewed journal (ISSN: 1076-9005). It is divided into annual volumes which run back to 1994. Areas dealt with include: Vinaya and jurisprudence; medical ethics; philosophical ethics; human rights; ethics and psychology; ecology and the environment; social and political philosophy; cross-cultural ethics; ethics and anthropology; and interfaith dialogue on ethics. The journal also carries a substantial number of book reviews. The website presents full information about submitting to the journal, plus details of the editorial board, policy, and coverage. The Journal of Buddhist Ethics is also a gateway to online resources for the study of Buddhism in general. There is an extensive (though unannotated) list of websites, and the scholarly resources section includes links to bibliographies and other reference materials. The site further acts as the primary distributor of a public domain version of the Pali Canon in electronic form (in association with the Sri Lanka Tripitaka Project). Additional fonts may be required in order to display the texts in Pali. The site also includes a search engine.
This is the website of the Journal of Global Buddhism (ISSN 1527-6457), a peer reviewed electronic journal that seeks to advance the study of Buddhism's globalisation and its transcontinental interrelatedness. Within this stated aim, areas covered include: historical, transnational, theoretical and methodological studies; issues in the development of Buddhist traditions; biographical and case studies; empirical investigations and their interpretation; human rights issues and socially engaged Buddhism; research bibliographies; and interfaith dialogue. The site also features a resources section, which includes a number of bibliographies. Materials are published on an ongoing basis and all the contents are freely available from the site.
The Journal on African Philosophy (ISSN 1533-1067) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal that publishes scholarly contributions on philosophy and philosophical issues pertaining to politics, aesthetics, values, metaphysics and cultural traditions in the context of Africa and the African Diaspora. The aims of the journal include providing a forum for and promoting an ongoing exchange of philosophical ideas in African and African Diaspora studies, and making widely available material that can help enhance the teaching of African Philosophy in Universities. The journal has appeared since 2002, and access was originally free. New issues are now only accessible (via a link to AfricaResource) by paid subscription or one-off payments for individual articles, but full back issues (2002-03) are still freely available on this site in HTML versions. While the journal publishes mainly previously unpublished articles, it also publishes work of a certain level of quality under certain conditions of use that have previously enjoyed only limited circulation in an African-based publication. Contributions to the journal take the form of articles, book reviews and critical commentaries. The website also provides subscription and submission details, and editorial information.
Korean philosophers: a selected bibliography has been created by Sven Herbers-Lee (Ruhr University Bochum) as a starting point for scholars interested in Korean philosophy from the 14th to the 19th centuries. Philosophers include, Ch˘ng Toj˘n; S˘ Ky˘ngd˘k; S˘ng Hon; Ch˘ng Sihan; Hong Taeyong; and Yi Chinsang. For each philosopher bibliographic details are provided for both primary and secondary sources.
Kritike is an open access online philosophy journal. Based in the Philippines, it has a broad remit, covering all philosophical topics, but with a particular focus on analytic philosophy, continental philosophy, and East-West comparative philosophy. Interdisciplinary contributions are also encouraged. In addition to articles (which are peer-reviewed), the journal also accepts creative works (e.g. fiction or poetry) with strong philosophical content. Guidelines for potential contributors are provided. The journal has been published twice yearly since 2007.
The Zen Journal is an online full-text journal, hosted by the Maria Kannon Zen Center, a non-profit organisation 'which offers a setting for people of various backgrounds and faith traditions to practice Zen'. The journal is likely to be of interest to researchers beginning the study of religion and philosophy and those considering the role of philosophical disciplines today, as the articles are aimed at understanding the ways of Zen and applying them in the context of the modern world. Recent articles include a four part series on The Four Bodhisattva Vows, by Ruben L. F. Habito, Practising Zen in Iraq, by Sheila Provencher, and Our Undivided Way by Flint Sparks. Issues of the journal going back to 1996 are available as PDF files.
This is currently one of the best internet resources in English on the great Andalusian mystic and philosopher Ibn ‘Arabi (1165-1240), also known as the Greatest of Spiritual Masters (Shaykh al-Akbar). The subjects covered include Ibn ‘Arabi’s works, theological and philosophical discussion of themes in his writings, later commentators, and the spread of his teachings. The Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi Society was founded in 1977, and is based in Oxford, with a branch in the United States, and has organised numerous events and publications relating the Ibn ‘Arabi not only addressed to an academic audience, but also a wider group of Ibn ‘Arabi enthusiasts and admirers of his teachings. Information about related events and publications are found here, as well as free podcasts of lectures. Many of the contributors to the website are Ibn ‘Arabi scholars well known in the West, such as Michel Chodkiewicz, William Chittick, Claude Addas and James Morris. These authors and others have contributed original essays and articles for this website, but reproductions of articles from books and journals can also be found here in very readable format. Unfortunately, there are hardly any articles that provide information on his background and historical context, as well as the negative reaction his teachings provoked in some quarters of the Muslim world. Also, works by Ibn ‘Arabi and his commentators are found only in translation, and not in their original languages.
The Paideia Project On-Line is dedicated to the Proceedings of 20th World Congress of Philosophy at Boston University, held between 10 and 15 August 1998. The most substantial aspect of the site is the Paideia Archive, which makes available almost a thousand papers presented at the conference. The archive arranges papers by subject matter in an orderly and user-friendly manner, and the coverage is fairly comprehensive. Beyond the traditional philosophical categories, there are sections on the philosophy of sport, education, children, gender, and literature, plus regional entries focusing on African, Asian, American, and Latin American philosophy. The papers themselves are in printer-friendly HTML format and, with a few exceptions, are in English. They are written by professional philosophers and graduate students who attended the Congress. There is a sophisticated search function for finding particular topics in the archive. This resource will be of primary use to research students and faculty members, especially those investigating the less conventional or widespread areas of philosophy.
The website Philosophers of the Arabs, a project of the Egyptian Philosophical Society, introduces modern Arab thought and philosophy and aims to facilitate dialogue between Arab philosophy and philosophy more generally. It is aimed at specialists in the Arab world and beyond, but contains much content that will be of interest to non-specialists as well. The site is organised into five main categories: philosophers; research; discourse; news; and services. It is available in both English and Arabic, with some differences in content.
The philosophers section includes brief biographies of modern (19th- and 20th-century) Arab philosophers; a list of contemporary philosophers; as well as lists of important professors, non-Arab Muslim philosophers and Orientalists. The research section lists recent publications on both Arab philosophy and non-Arab philosophy. The English version of the site provides links to many of the publications in Western languages and reviews of some of the publications in Arabic, while the Arabic version provides links to publications in Arabic as well. Also of interest will be the services section, which provides links to websites related to Arab and Islamic philosophy as well as information on publications and research centres. Although the site was still in development at the time of review, it already contains much information that will be of interest to students and researchers interested in the philosophy or history of the Arab world.
PHILosophy, Theology And Religion (PHILTAR) is a website that serves as a gateway to online academic materials on philosophy, theology, and religion. The philosophy section classifies resources into: general philosophy; Chinese philosophy; Indian philosophy; Islamic philosophy; philosophy of mathematics; and Russian philosophy. Also available is a compendium of philosophers, which contains more than a thousand names, arranged alphabetically. The religion section contains links to sites on trans-cultural religions (offering a useful introduction to the major world faiths); regional religions; and science and religion, plus PHILTAR's own encyclopaedia of religion. Unfortunately, the site seems to be incomplete: although a theology section (supposedly dealing with Biblical studies and church history) is advertised on the front page, this appears to be devoid of content. The site also does not seem to be updated frequently. However, at time of review, the proportion of broken links was relatively low, and the site remains a useful resource in the areas of philosophy, religion, and religious education.
The Revista Cubana de Filosofia is an online journal that publishes four times a year on Cuban and Latin American philosophy in history, science and everyday life. Produced in Cuba it has a particular interest and emphasis on the philosophy of Marxism. The journal provides back issues back to 2005 which are freely available to read in an html format online. The journals is also searchable and browseable by edition. Each edition of the journal incorporates traditional essays and articles as well as a debate section, with a specific theme. The Vida Filosˇfica section incorporates occasional news updates about events of interest. Previous issues have includes topics as diverse as national identity in Cuba, socialism in Venezuela, Liberation theology and Marxism and intercultural philosophy. This is a well produced online journal which provides an interesting insight into the place of Marxist philosophy in Cuba today.
Part of the Internet Sacred Text Archive, this website offers online versions of English translations of a wide selection of Buddhist scriptures and other important writings. Available works include: the suttas; the Vinaya texts (part of the Pali canon, or Tipitaka); Dwight Goddard's 'Buddhist Bible' (an anthology of key Zen documents); selections from the Jataka (a collection of Buddhist fables); and 'The Book of Tea' (about the Japanese tea ceremony). To aid navigation, the texts are divided into three categories: modern works; Southern Buddhism; and Northern Buddhism. A valuable resource for anyone engaged in the study of Buddhism.
This is the official website of Swami Krishnananda of The Divine Life Society in Rishikesh. Born in India, Swami Krishnananda was one of the most revered philosophical thinkers of his time. His thought embraces Eastern and Western philosophy, the philosophy of education, the philosophy of religion, metaphysics, mysticism, cosmology and, of course, spirituality. Before his death in 2001, Swami Krishnananda agreed to allow more than thirty of his books to be placed online for free access. Accurate electronic versions of many of his writings are, then, available on the site. The website also contains articles, poetical writings, audio recordings and video clips (with transcripts), all on various aspects of philosophy and spiritual development. A biography of Swami Krishnananda is included, as is information about the Divine Life Society.
The Taoism Information Page is a gateway to mainly scholarly English-language resources relating to the study of Taoism, one of the three religions usually associated with China. The other two, namely Buddhism and Confucianism, are also briefly touched on. The gateway is divided into sections which include: Tao Te Ching; Chuang-tzu; I Ching; The Sun-tzu Art of War; Taoism and Martial Arts; and Taoism and Modernity. Each link is accompanied by a brief annotation. The site is an associate site of the Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library and is edited by Gene R. Thursby, Associate Professor, Department of Religion at the University of Florida.
This is the home page of Turning Wheel: The Journal of Socially Engaged Buddhism. It is a quarterly magazine published by the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and edited by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel. It publishes articles and book reviews on issues relating to peace, social justice, environmental awareness and social awareness. It has a particular interest in works that are grounded in personal experience and which inspires activism. Each issue has its own theme and contributors to date include Robert Aitken; Joanna Macy; Sulak Sivaraksa; Thich Nhat Hanh; Norman Fischer; and Susan Moon. This website contains the magazine's submission guidelines and allows access to a number of articles or extracts from issues published since 2000. These are mainly presented in PDF. There are also details of how all articles published since 1990 can be purchased.
The Vishishtadvaita Vedanta homepage aims to provide information about the branch of Hindu philosophy of the same name, most closely associated with Sri Ramanuja Acarya (1013-1137). The site is divided into a set of essays on the following topics: introductory material; Alvar literature; teachers of visistadvaita vedanta; doctrines of visistadvaita vedanta; and a short annotated bibliography. It also provides access to online articles and a small number of relevant websites. The site is maintained by Frank Morales of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
'Visions of Enlightenment: Understanding the Art of Buddhism' is an award-winning website which draws on the Buddhist art collection of the Pacific Asia Museum (California) to help convey the spirit of Buddhism to visitors. Accessible in Flash and HTML, resources include: a series of text and photo-sound essays (on themes like The Buddha; Compassionate Beings: Bodhisattvas, Deities, Guardians, Holy Men; Buddhist Places; Signs, Symbols, Ritual Objects; 21st Century Buddha Path and Hollywood Buddha: Pop Culture Appropriation); teaching materials (e.g. discussion questions, activities, suggestions for curriculum development, and a list of online and print resources); a glossary of terms; timelines and maps; and a forum which informs users of Buddhist art events taking place around the world.
This online ethnographic exhibition provides an interesting introduction to Hinduism and religious life in India. Through a combination of 360░ rotational view photographs, sound files, articles, paintings, maps, drawings, and slides and text shows, the exhibition takes viewers through stories on topics including: rituals; myths; priests; festivals; temples; worshipping practices; texts; daily life; and the role of women in a Hindu society. Some material in the exhibition requires the use of Adobe Acrobat and Quicktime plug-ins (these are available from the site without charge). The site can also be accessed in Danish and German; unfortunately, there appear to be a few sections of the site that have not been fully translated into English, but these are generally where the main content is images rather than text, so this does not detract too much from the site's usefulness. This resource is jointly presented by the Moesgaard Museum and Aarhus University in Denmark.