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Welcome to our website and its rich offerings of resources for understanding Buddhism.  Whether you are a serious scholar, a committed layperson, or just someone curious about Buddhism’s increasing popularity in America, you will find something of interest here, ranging from translations of Buddhist scriptures to comic books for children. 

New Year’s Message

“新年のご挨拶” As we leave a most difficult year behind us and move into a New Year of hope, we remember that the pandemic has forced us to change many of our ways of thinking and doing.  As we face new challenges, we also remember old lessons about the reality of suffering, the need for compassion, the…
“新年のご挨拶” As we leave a most difficult year behind us and move into a New Year of hope, we remember that the pandemic has forced us to change many of our ways of thinking and doing.  As we face new challenges, we also remember old lessons about the reality of suffering, the need for compassion, the…

2020 Toshi Award Winner Roger Jackson, professor emeritus at Carleton College

This year’s winner is Roger Jackson, professor emeritus at Carleton College for his book, Mind Seeing Mind: Mahāmudrā and the Geluk Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism (Wisdom Publications).  Mahāmudrā, the “great seal,” refers to the ultimate nature of mind and reality, to a meditative practice for realizing that ultimate reality, and to the final fruition of buddhahood. It is…
This year’s winner is Roger Jackson, professor emeritus at Carleton College for his book, Mind Seeing Mind: Mahāmudrā and the Geluk Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism (Wisdom Publications).  Mahāmudrā, the “great seal,” refers to the ultimate nature of mind and reality, to a meditative practice for realizing that ultimate reality, and to the final fruition of buddhahood. It is…