Resources for Research

Access to Insight
Access to Insight is dedicated to providing accurate, reliable, and useful information concerning the practice and study of Theravada Buddhism, as it has been handed down to us through both the written word of the Pali canon and the living example of the Sangha.

American Institute of Buddhist Studies at Columbia University
The American Institute of Buddhist Studies was founded in 1972 — at the request of H.H. the Dalai Lama and the late Ven. Geshe Ngawang Wangyal — with the ambitious mandate to translate and publish the originally Indian Buddhist artistic, scientific, and religious works collected in the Tibetan Tengyur (bstan ‘gyur).

Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library
The Internet Guide to Buddhism and Buddhist Studies. This site keeps track of leading information facilities in the fields of Buddhism and Buddhist studies.

Columbia University Research Guide for Modern Tibetan Studies
This guide began as an extensive syllabus compiled by Professor Gray Tuttle for his “Sources for Modern Tibetan History” seminar. It is exceptionally strong in its survey of resources for historical research.

Digital Tibetan Debate
Terms, definitions and interactive pages for students of Tibetan logic and debate.

Dunhuang Research Academy
Dunhuang Research Academy (DHRA) is a national comprehensive institution responsible for the conservation, management and research of the Grottoes at Dunhuang. The cave art in Dunhuang and manuscripts found in the Library Cave provide the world with rich resources for studying religion, history, geography, politics, economics, art, literature, technology, folk customs, costumes, and astronomy of China and Central Asia. It became a fashionable topic called Dunhuang Studies.

E-Asia Digital Library
University of Oregon Librarian Asian Collection. By building a collection of digitized e-books and a database of full text web resources, e-Asia strives to contribute to the research and scholarship of East Asia.

Engaging Digital Tibet
Engaging Digital Tibet was created to enhance the teaching and learning of Tibetan material history. The site contains an advanced, searchable repository of Tibetan objects, as well as unique features for creating and sharing descriptive annotations about the objects and their significant parts, allowing for a collaborative decoding and description of Tibetan culture itself.

FPMT Online Learning Center
Introductory Programs, Discovering Buddhism, Living in the Path, Basic Program Online, Special Commentary and Other Teachings

FPMT | Rinpoche Available Now
Latest teachings of Lama Zopa Rinpoche teachings.

H-Buddhism serves as a medium for the exchange of information regarding academic resources, new research projects, scholarly publications, university job listings, and so forth, for specialists in Buddhist Studies who are currently affiliated with academic institutions.

H-Buddhism Bibliography Project | Group Library
A comprehensive, open, online bibliography for the field of Buddhist studies, managed by H-Buddhism, the online network of scholars of Buddhism

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Himalayan Art Resources
The mission of the Himalayan Art Resources website (HAR) is to create a comprehensive education and research database and virtual museum of Himalayan art:

Library of Tibetan Works & Archives

Maitripa College You Tube Channel
A rich collection of recordings from past events in Maitripa’s Jokhang Hall, and the three-day Dalai Lama Environmental Summit.

PhilArchive is the largest open access e-print archive in philosophy. Formerly known as the PhilPapers Archive, it is built on and integrated with the PhilPapers database. Access to items on PhilArchive is free without a user account. PhilArchive is a non-profit project supported by the PhilPapers Foundation. PhilArchive consists entirely of articles submitted by users. You can contribute by submitting your work. There are currently 30,320 works in the archive. These works fall under 5,395 topics.

The Pluralism Project | Harvard University
The Pluralism Project is a two decade-long research project that engages students in studying the new religious diversity in the United States. We explore particularly the communities and religious traditions of Asia and the Middle East that have become woven into the religious fabric of the United States in the past twenty-five years.

Religious Studies News
The web magazine of the American Academy of Religion and is designed as a platform for students and professionals in the field to report on research trends, issues in religious studies and higher education, and apply the academic study of religion to broader public conversations.

Tibet Oral History Project
The Tibet Oral History Project aims to preserve the history and culture of the Tibetan people. We have videotaped interviews with over 300 elderly Tibetans refugees—the last generation born in a free, unoccupied Tibet.

Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center
TBRC Library contains more than 9,615 works (25,115 volumes totaling over ten million digital pages), making this online repository the most extensive collection of Tibetan literature that has ever existed in one place.

Timelines of Buddhist History
These timelines sketch significant events and personalities in the evolution of Buddhism.