Whether you are new to Buddhism or a long-term practitioner, we hope you will find something in the resources below that will educate, motivate, expand your awareness or simply entertain.
Tricycle: The Buddhist Review was launched in 1991 and was the first magazine intended to present Buddhist perspectives to a Western readership. Tricycle soon became the leading independent journal of Buddhism in the West, where it continues to be the most inclusive and widely read vehicle for the dissemination of Buddhist views and values.
Not just a magazine! With a subscription you get 4 issues a year, PLUS a dharma talk video every month, PLUS a new film each month. https://tricycle.org/
Lion’s Roar is an independent, bimonthly magazine that offers a nonsectarian view of “Buddhism, Culture, Meditation, and Life.” Presented are teachings from the Buddhist and other contemplative traditions, with an emphasis on applying the principles of mindfulness and awareness practices to everyday life.
Available in print or digital formats. https://www.lionsroar.com/
Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly is a Buddhist journal presenting articles on Buddhist teachings and practice, with contributions from all Buddhist meditative traditions. https://www.lionsroar.com/Buddhadharma/
Many of these websites will have multi-media options. They will have content on the site, but may also offer a “Subscribe” button to receive a free newsletter periodically. They may include links to podcasts or an audio or video dharma talk. You may find news of upcoming programs, online or residential retreats.
Menla: Tibet in the Catskills – https://menla.org/menla-online/
Pema Chodron Foundation – pemachodronfoundation.org
Tergar Meditation Community (Mingyur Rinpoche) – https://tergar.org/
Tara Brach – Meditation, Emotional Healing & Spiritual Awakening – https://www.tarabrach.com/
Upaya Zen Center (Joan Halifax) – Daily meditation and weekly dharma talks – https://www.upaya.org/
Dharmata Foundation (Anam Thubten) – https://www.dharmata.org/
These Buddhist teachers and spiritual leaders have been recommended as favorites of our Florida Keys Tara Mandala Sangha members. Simply go to YouTube and type their name into the search line to find a plethora of meditations and teachings on every subject imaginable, all of which will expand your practice and awareness. If you like what you see, you may click the “Subscribe” button.
Lama Live! with Lama Tsultrim Allione
Watch Live every Sunday at 9 am Pacific time on Facebook. You do not need a Facebook account. Just type “Lama Tsultrim Allione” in the Search line OR Watch the recordings of all episodes on YouTube. A very moving episode with Magyu Lopon Charlotte Rotterdam can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mYSitspmts
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo – Read her biography, Cave in the Snow, by Vicki MacKenzie or see the film by the same name on YouTube. Her 4-part video teaching entitled, “The Four Dharmas of Gampopa” can be found with this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a8FIyQ2LI8
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche (Ligmincha International)
Teachings, transmissions, and practices of the Bon Buddhist tradition. “Being the Mirror, Not the Reflection” is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C-S6KxH55E
Anam Thubten (Dharmata Foundation)
Anam Thubten grew up in Tibet and at an early age began to practice in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
“On Emptiness: With Anam Thubten and Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um1aKq896mw
Best Overall: Calm
Best Budget: Insight Timer
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Best for Beginners: Ten Percent Happier Meditation
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DharmaSeed – Theravada Buddhism https://dharmaseed.org/talks/
Insight Hour Podcast – Joseph Goldstein; Vipassana https://open.spotify.com/show/6hftJLcSY86Wvq4c551wWl
AudioDharma – Gil Fronsdal/Insight Meditation Center https://www.audiodharma.org/speakers/1
Heart Wisdom Podcast – Jack Kornfield https://jackkornfield.com/podcasts-heart-wisdom/
Ten Percent Happier – Dan Harris https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast
Tara Mandala International Buddhist Community
Find out what’s going on at Tara Mandala Retreat Center in Colorado; online and residential retreats, new courses, videos to see ongoing restoration work and much more. https://www.facebook.com/taramandala.org
Tara Mandala Key West Buddhist Sangha
Find out what’s going on with YOUR Sangha community, news of Buddhist leaders around the world, Buddhist holiday celebrations or perhaps an inspirational quote to get your day started. https://www.facebook.com/Tara-Mandala-Key-West-Buddhist-Sangha-202424113153460
Ellen Booth Church
See what our multi-talented teacher does when she is not leading us in meditation, practice or giving us a dharma talk. Ellen loves life, it loves her right back and she shares all of it with us! https://www.facebook.com/ellen.b.church
Books by Lama Tsultrim Allione
Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine
Women of Wisdom
Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict
The Empowered Feminine
Befriending Your Demons
Your online pass includes:
- Six Wisdom Talks with Matthieu Richard, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Roshi Joan Halifax, Kaira Jewel Lingo and Craig Hamilton
- Ten Buddhist Films
- An interview with one of the filmmakers
- A Tribute to Thich Nhat Hanh, including an historic offering of five key films about his life and wisdom
- A musical presentation of the Heart Sutra by Japanese Zen Buddhist monk Kanho Yakushiji
- Plus favorite talks from previous festivals with Joanna Macy, Robert Thurman, Sylvia Boorstein, Jan Willis, Qaivy Grainvoltz and Lama Tsultrim Allione
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Look for free full length videos on YouTube first, then on whatever streaming platform you use.
Seven Years in Tibet
Cave in the Snow: A Western Woman's Quest for Enlightenment
The extraordinary life of Tenzin Palmo.
Cannot find a trailer for this film but it looks like the entire 50-minute film is available on YouTube.