The American Buddhist Conjtree was founded in 1987 to provide
a united voice for Buddhist communities in the USA on matters
of common interest and foster fellowship among various Buddhist
communities and organizations, and develop an "American" Buddhism
which, while paying respect to Buddhist traditions of other
cultures and acknowledging our debt of gratitude to them, seeks
to synthesize American values and traditions with the basic
Buddhism of the Tripitaka without the linguistic and cultural
trappings which are not understood by most Americans. The Congress
has an Excutive Council and a General Council and headquartered
in Los Angeles.
Friends of the Western Buddhist Order - Organisation devoted
to re-expressing the essentials of Buddhism for modern Western
society. Includes teachings, history, and links to Centers worldwide.
FWBO News - Blog with news of events and people related
to the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order.
Wildmind Online Meditation Teaching - Online meditation
courses in the Buddhist tradition. Includes personalized teaching,
bookstore and retreat recommendations.
Buddhist Ecological Practice - A network of Western Buddhists
who are trying to integrate an ecological perspective into everyday
The Karuna Trust - UK-based Buddhist organization affiliated
with the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order that has education,
health and cultural projects for poor people in India of any
religion. Also helps fund Buddhist activities.
FWBO Discussion - Critique of the FWBO drawn from debate
on the BUDDHIST-L online discussion group.
Clear Vision Trust - A registered UK charity whose aims
are to promote an understanding and appreciation of Buddhism
through video and the visual media.
Dharma Life Magazine - A magazine devoted to the meeting
of Buddhism and the modern world.
Free Buddhist Audio (Dharmachakra Archive) - Recordings
and transcriptions of lectures and seminars for free download.
FWBO Discussion - Articles by members of the Western Buddhist
Order. Includes an academic bibliography.
Land of No Buddha: Reflections of a Sceptical Buddhist -
A collection of essays, original written for "Spring Wind: Buddhist
Cultural Forum" of which the author was a contributing editor.
Now published together as one book.
Libros Budistas - Spanish translations of books on Buddhism
and meditation. Available for sale or free download.
Lights in the Sky - Offers videos on Buddhism and the FWBO.
Urthona Magazine: Art and Buddhism - Magazine devoted to
the arts produced by artists who practice within the Friends
of the Western Buddhist Order.
VideoSangha - Video clips by members of the FWBO sangha.
Western Buddhist Review - An electronic Journal of Buddhist
ideas published by the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order.
Windhorse Books - A non-profit business run by Australian
Buddhists, supplying a wide range of Buddhist books.
Windhorse Publications - Publishing house for the Friends
of the Western Buddhist Order. Online catalogue for UK customers.
Achintya - Personal music projects. Includes downloads and
Akashadeva - David Earl: Cambridge based piano teacher,
concert performer, and composer.
Akuppa: The Mango Tree - Story telling from the Buddhist
Asvajit's FWBO Page - Personal and religious details of
Asvajit, a long-time member of the FWBO.
Bodhipaksa: Meditation, Buddhism, Vegetarianism - Includes
blog and publications details.
Cittapala - Study notes and talks.
Dhammarati - Photographs and a diary blog.
FWBO People - A directory of web sites by people associated
with the FWBO.
Inquiring Buddhist - Popular and unpopular writings on Buddhism
by Dharmacari Dayamati (aka Professor Richard P. Hayes)
Jayarava - Art, writing, music. Includes links to other
Kamalashila - Talks and photos. Includes book downloads.
Kulananda: Mindfulness Works - Mindulness workshops and
Mahabodhi - Extracts from work in progress.
Maniraja - A Western Buddhist's blog.
Munisha - Travel lectures.
Padmayogini - Photography, paintings and a blog.
Personal Reflections on Being a Buddhist - Reflections on
Buddhism and the Dharma as taught to Dharmacari Jayarava by
Ratnaghosha - Talks, reflections and photos.
Sadara - Blog.
Sahaja - Images and information about the Sahaja's metal
Sahananda - Photos, CV, and REXX resources.
Sangharakshita - Poems by Urgyen Sangharakshita, the founder
of the Western Buddhist Order.
Solitary Retreat Caravan - Details of a caravan available
to FWBO Order members, Mitras and Friends for solitary retreats.
Sunanda: Personal website - Details of prison visiting,
Buddhist activities and other websites managed.
ThinkBuddha - Reflections on Buddhism by freelance writer
and philospoher Will Buckingham
Upekshapriya - Blog.
Right Livelihood Businesses
London: Bodywise Natural Health Centre - Aims to provide
complementary health care to people from all sections of the
community in Tower Hamlets and neighbouring boroughs.
Manchester: Earth Cafe - Vegetarian cafe, run on the basis
of Buddhist ethics.
Missoula, Montana: Tipu's Tiger - Restaurant serving traditional
vegetarian food from India.
Windhorse Trading - UK giftware supplier. Includes details
of product ranges, and ethical policy.
Brisbane FWBO Group - Details of classes and activities.
Dandenong Ranges Buddhist Centre - FWBO activities in Dandenong
Friends of the Western Buddhist Order in Australia - Links
to FWBO centres in Australia offering meditation, Buddhism,
retreats, yoga and other activities.
Melbourne Buddhist Centre - Offers a range of activities,
including meditation and Buddhism courses and classes, seminars,
retreats and arts and social events. Includes event calendar
Sydney Buddhist Centre - Offers Buddhist and meditation
classes and retreats. Includes newsletter and events calendar.
Toowoomba Buddhist Centre - Offers an extensive programme
of courses on Buddhism, meditation, and T'ai Chi Ch'uan.
Paris: Centre Bouddhiste de l'Ile de France - Offers classes
and courses in Buddhism and meditation.
Bhaja International Retreat Centre - A retreat centre within
sight of the Bhaja Buddhist rock-temple caves. Includes contact
Friends of the Western Buddhist Order at Bodhgaya - Buddhist
meditation and retreats at Bodhgaya, India - the place of the
Buddha's Enlightenment - led by members of the Western Buddhist
Dublin Buddhist Centre - Offers classes and courses in meditation,
and yoga. Includes calendar of events.
Auckland Buddhist Centre - Offers regular classes and courses
in meditation and Buddhism. Includes contact details and event
FWBO in New Zealand - The main site for the FWBO in New
Wellington Buddhist Centre - Offers a weekly program of
Oslo Buddhist Center - Meditation, Buddhism, teachings and
courses in Oslo.
Akashavana - Ordination retreat centre for women. Includes
image gallery and activities schedule.
Guhyaloka Buddhist Retreat Centre - Alicante -- Offers intensive
retreats in a secluded valley. Includes event schedule and booking
BuddhaField - A collective of Friends of the Western Buddhist
Order Buddhists from eight UK Buddhist centres who teach meditation
and Buddhism at festivals, fairs and similar events. They also
hold their own retreat camps and mini-festival.
Going on Retreat - Provides information about FWBO retreat
centres in the UK. Includes location map and search facility.
Birmingham Buddhist Centre - Offers classes, workshops and
retreats on Buddhism, meditation, yoga and arts.
Brighton Buddhist Centre - Centre for the Friends of the
Western Buddhist Order organization. Holds regular classes and
courses for meditation and Buddhism and yoga.
The Bristol Buddhist Centre - Offers meditation and Buddhism
classes. Includes event schedule.
Brixton: FWBO Buddhist Centre - Offers meditation and Buddhist
teaching. Includes event calendar.
Buddhafield North - Buddhist camping retreats in the north
of England. Includes programme and contact details.
Cambridge Buddhist Centre - Offers courses in Buddhism,
meditation, and yoga for all levels of experience.
Colchester Buddhist Centre - The FWBO centre offers meditation
courses and Dharma study classes for all levels of experience.
Croydon Buddhist Centre - Offers classes in meditation,
Buddhism, and yoga.
Ipswich Buddhist Centre - Offers classes in meditation,
Buddhism, yoga and tai chi.
Lancashire Buddhist Centre - Offers classes in Buddhism
Leeds Buddhist Meditation Centre - Offers an extensive program
of meditation classes, dharma study groups, and retreats.
Letchworth FWBO - Offers meditation and Buddhist classes.
London Buddhist Centre - Details of regular meditation courses
in Covent Garden.
Manchester Buddhist Centre - Offers classes in meditation,
Buddhism, yoga, as well as art events and retreats. Located
in Manchester's Northern Quarter in the heart of the city.
Milton Keynes: FWBO - Offers weekly meditation and Buddhist
Newcastle Buddhist Centre - Offers a variety of courses
in meditation and Buddhism to suit both beginners and the more
experienced practitioner. Includes class schedules and background
Norfolk: Padmaloka Retreat Centre - A retreat centre for
men. Includes details of the retreat programme and the residential
North London Buddhist Centre - Offers regular Buddhist study
and meditation courses.
Norwich Buddhist Centre - Offers Buddhist study classes,
and meditation and yoga courses.
Nottingham Buddhist Centre - Offers introductory courses
in meditation and Buddhism. Site contains schedule of events.
Rivendell Retreat Centre (FWBO) - Offers a programme of
meditation retreats throughout the year to teach meditation,
and to explore the application of the traditional Buddhist principles
to life in the modern world.
Sheffield Buddhist Centre - Offers daily programs in meditation
and dharma study.
Shrewsbury:Buddhism and Meditation Group - Offers full instruction
in meditation for beginners as well as the more experienced.
Includes links to other nearby groups.
Shropshire: Taraloka Retreat Centre for Women - Buddhist
centre for women on the Shropshire/Welsh border. Gives details
of retreats, including ones for women new to retreats.
Southampton Buddhist Centre - Offers classes in Buddhism
Southend Buddhist Group - Offers regular meditation and
Buddhism classes. Includes event calendar.
Suffolk: Vajrasana Retreat Centre - Offers meditation retreats,
including introductory weekends.
West London Buddhist Centre - Offers courses in meditation
Worcester: Buddhism and Meditation Group - Offers full instruction
in meditation for beginners as well as the more experienced.
Includes details of classes and events.
Friends of the Western Buddhist Order Centers in the US
- List of FWBO centers in the US.
Centro Budista de Merida - Buddhist Center in the Andes,
run by a member of the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order.