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Myanmar - formerly Burma - is ruled by a military junta.The leader of the opposition National League for Democracy, which won the national elections in a landslide, has been placed under house arrest. This misanthrope junta refuses to allow International Aid Workers to distribute aid to the cyclone victims. In Tibet - China insists that the government, NOT the Dalai Lama, shall have total control over Tibetan Buddhist practice and over determining the lineage and the Dalai Lama's successor. The United States has strict economic sanctions against Cuba, but no economic sanctions against China, one of the worst and most persistant and virulent Human Rights violators in the World today. Reminding us that not ALL practicing Buddhists have the freedom to practice. Click HERE to go to the Myanmar - Tibet Crisis Report Section.




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BALL. NEW LISTINGS:    Don't miss the new section to this page entitled "Zen Gardens & Japanese Gardens."  This section contains a fairly vast collection of weblinks that contain high-quality photographs of Zen and Japanese Gardens.  In most cases the links lead to a photo array | photography collection.  In a few cases the link leads to a fascinating discussion \ explanation of the Zen Garden, its history and genesis and its inner impact on the viewer.  Included in this photography collection are links to some of the leading Japanese Zen Temple websites.  You will find these Japanese Zen Temple websites to be most exceptional, invariably containing high-resolution pictorial tours of the temple grounds, inside and out.  Don't miss it.    Click HERE to go directly to "Zen Gardens & Japanese Gardens" section.

BALL Scroll NEW DISCOVERIES:    Don't miss the recently located "Urasenke Chanoyu Chada" New York City - Manhattan weblinks. Chanoyu means "The Way of Tea" and references the Tea Ceremony. This Manhattan Center is home to the only authentic Tea House in the United States. Every part of its construction was brought over here from Japan. If you have never observed, experienced a Tea Ceremony you have a profound experience waiting for you at this Urasenke Chanoyu Center.   For some reason, until recently, we were unable to locate the web address of the Manhattan Center, although we could find the web address for the center in Europe. Then recently, we renewed our efforts to locate the Manhattan web address and stumbled upon it by accident, after seeing a link for it at another website.  Be sure to visit this website and make plans to experience (observe) a Tea Ceremony at the Urasenke Chanoyu Chada Center in Manhattan.




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  1.   Urasenke Chanoyu Chada "New York City" Manhattan (Tea Ceremony)
  2.   StarChefs.com Article About: Urasenke Chanoyu Center Manhattan
  3.   Ramana Maharshi (Sri Bhagavan) Site
  4.   Zen Mountain Center, San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California
  5.   Mountains & Rivers Order - Zen Center
  6.   Insight Meditation of Mid-America
  7.   Dharma Zen Center - LA
  8.   Krishnamurti HomePage
  9.   Taoist Meditation
  10.   Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego
  11.   Center for Traditional Taoist Studies
  12.   All a Mistake: Poems of Soto Zen Masters
  13.   San Francisco Bay Area Soto Zendos Listing
  14.   Rinzai Zen (Lin-chi) Lineage of Joshu Sasaki Roshi
  15.   Still Mind Zendo - New York City
  16.   Buddhism Links
  17.   Audio Dharma - Dharma Talks - Streaming Audio
  18.   Audio Dharma talks by Buddhist Teachers of Various Traditions
  19.   San Francisco Zen Center's online library of Dharma Talks - Streaming Audio
  20.   Mountains & Rivers Order Monastery -- WZEN Radio
  21.   Mountains & Rivers Order Monastery Streaming Dharma Talks
  22.   Dharma Communications - Mountains and Rivers Order - Monastery Store
  23.   Dharma Communications - Mountains and Rivers Order - Dharma Talks
  24.   Dharma Communications - Mountains and Rivers Order - Shobogenzo Dharma Talks
  25.   Dalai Lama's Public Talks - Streaming Video
  26.   Dalai Lama - The Four Noble Truths Part 1/4 - Dharma Talks - Streaming Video
  27.   Large Collection of Alan Watts Talks - Streaming Audio & Video
  28.   Alan Watts: MP3s and Real Audio files - Streaming Audio




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    Zen Gardens & Japanese Gardens."  This section contains a fairly vast collection of weblinks that contain high-quality photographs of Zen and Japanese Gardens.  In most cases the links lead to a photo array | photography collection.  In a few cases the link leads to a fascinating discussion \ explanation of the Zen Garden, its history and genesis and its inner impact on the viewer.  Included in this photography collection are links to some of the leading Japanese Zen Temple websites.  You will find these Japanese Zen Temple websites to be most exceptional, invariably containing high-resolution pictorial tours of the temple grounds, inside and out.  Don't miss it.  Also included in this section are some "Visitors Guide" web links that map-out the locations of some of the most exceptional Zen and Japanese Gardens in Japan, and especially in Kyoto, for those who might contemplate visiting these gardens in the future.
    1.   Kenninji Temple - A Beautiful Inside Photo Tour
    2.   Ginkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan
    3.   Shunkoin Temple - Kyoto - JAPAN - Zen Buddhist Temple - Zen Style
    4.   Ryoanji Temple Website - Kyoto Japan
    5.   Taizoin - Zen temple in Kyoto - Japan
    6.   Nanzen-ji Zen Temple Garden
    7.   Rinzai-Obaku zen | Head Temples - Tenryuji Temple Rinzai-Obaku Zen
    8.   Historic Temples of Japan - In Photos - About.com | Buddhism
    9.   Garden Area in the Ryogen In Temple Kyoto
    10.   Zen Rock Garden At Ninna-ji Temple Kyoto Kansai Region Japan
    11.   The Head Japanese Temples Of Zen Buddhism
    12.   Google Collection | Photo Collection | Japanese & Zen Gardens
    13.   Photo Gallery of Japanese Zen Gardens in Kyoto
    14.   Japanese Garden Journal
    15.   Japanese Rock Gardens
    16.   List of Famous Japanese Gardens
    17.   Japanese Gardens - Kyoto
    18.   Japanese Gardens - Overview
    19.   Japanese Zen Gardens Collection By Julia Lord MySpace.com
    20.   In a Japanese Zen Garden | A Guide for Photographers
    21.   Tania Teschke Japanese Garden Photos Collection
    22.   Into Japan - Kyoto Gardens
    23.   Japanese Garden Photos - Kyoto
    24.   Japanese Garden - Origins and Genesis
    25.   Zen Garden Stock Photos and Images - Foto Search
    26.   Zen Garden Photo Guide - A Photographers Travel Guide to Japan
    27.   Japanese Zen Gardens - In Photos
    28.   Japanese Garden Fine Art Photography by Jeff Laitila --Sushicam/Zen Japan--
    29.   Kyoto Pictures - Japan Travel Photos
    30.   Zen Temple Gardens
    31.   "Zen Art" in a Monastic Context - Zen Evolution - Japan Society Journal
    32.   Awakenings: Zen Figure Painting in Medieval Japan
    33.   Zen for Sale - By Vincent Lim - UCLA International Institute - Jan 23- 2008



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    Myanmar (formerly Burma) is ruled by a military government. The leader of the opposition National League for Democracy, which won the national elections in a landslide, has been placed under house arrest. This sociopathic regime refuses to allow world relief organizations to help the cyclone victims -- even though the death toll is much higher there than the horrific earthquake death toll in the Sichuan province of China. In Tibet, China insists that the government, NOT the Dalai Lama, shall have total control over Tibetan Buddhist practice and over determining the lineage and the Dalai Lama's successor. The United States has strict economic sanctions against Cuba, but no economic sanctions against China, one of the worst and most persistant and virulent Human Rights violators in the World today. Reminding us that not ALL practicing Buddhists have the freedom to practice. As Shakespear once wrote, "What Love can do, that dares Love attempt." Become informed. Become involved. In infinitessimally small ways, great change manifests itself.


    Myanmars Military Junta - Below is a Must-see NBC Video News Report

    1.   Tibet Online | operated by the international Tibet Support Group community
    2.   Dalai Lama Dharma Talk - Seeds of Compassion
    3.   Dalai Lama - Official Website
    4.   The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
    5.   Tibet Justice Center
    6.   Tibet Information Network
    7.   Human Rights Watch - Asia (China and Tibet)
    8.   Human Rights Watch: Asia : China and Tibet
    9.   Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Human Rights - Global Issues
    10.   US State Department: Reports on Human Rights Practices in Myanmar (formerly Burma)
    11.   Amnesty International USA Report - Tibet
    12.   Amnesty International USA Report - Myanmar (formerly Burma)
    13.   Amnesty International Report - Myanmar (formerly Burma)
    14.   Free Burma Coalition (now Myanmar)



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    1.   Weatherhill Publications (Zen Mind, Beginners Mind)
    2.   Shambhala Press
    3.   Vedanta Books
    4.   Selected Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi . . . by Sri Swami Sivananda
    5.   PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
    6.   San Francisco Zendo (Shunryu Sazuki's Zendo)
    7.   Mount Baldy Zen Centre near Los Angeles
    8.   The Bhavana Society Monastery
    9.   Dharmacrafts catalog of meditation supplies
    10.   Zen Gardens within Zen monasteries
    11.   The Crooked Cucumber - an archival site on the life and world of Shunryu Suzuki
    12.   Zen Center of New York City - Fire Lotus Temple
    13.   San Francisco Zen Center
    14.   Cold Mountain Zen Center
    15.   Zen Mountain Monastery
    16.   Dharma Eye Zen Center
    17.   Clear Water Zen Temple Vallejo, CA
    18.   Mountain Source Zen Center
    19.   LA Zen Center
    20.   Great Mountain Zen Center
    21.   DMOZ Listing of Buddhist Zen Centers in New York State
    22.   Buddhist Temples in Japan
    23.   Guide to Temple Lodging in Japan
    24.   Meditation & Teaching Centers in Japan
    25.   Directory of Japanese Buddhist Organizations
    26.   BuddhaNet | Buddhist Directory | Japan
    27.   BuddhaNet | World Buddhist Directory
    28.   BuddhaNet | Buddhist Directory | North America
    29.   BuddhaNet | Buddhist Directory | United States of America
    30.   BuddhaNet | Buddhist Directory | Europe
    31.   BuddhaNet | Buddhist Directory | Asia
    32.   BuddhaNet | Buddhist Directory | Africa
    33.   BuddhaNet | Buddhist Directory | Central America
    34.   BuddhaNet | Buddhist Directory | South America
    35.   BuddhaNet | Buddhist Directory | Oceania | Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands
    36.   Buddhism & Shintoism In Japan A To Z Photo Dictionary Of Japanese Sculpture & Art
    37.   Directory of Japanese Buddhist Organizations
    38.   Center of Traditional Taoist Studies
    39.   Taoism Directory
    40.   Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi)
    41.   The I Ching, or Book of Changes | as translated by Richard Wilhelm
    42.   MapQuest (Find Your Way)
    43.   Anna Maria Island Gulfcoast (Bradenton\Manatee County, Florida U.S.A.)
    44.   Tenant Net (Landlord/Tenant Law)
    45.   Cyber-Zen Cyber-Bones - Zen Communities Listing
    46.   The Atlanta Soto Zen Center
    47.   Zen & Dharma Center Listings & Guide
    48.   Japan Zen Temples
    49.   Eiheiji Temple YouTube Tour
    50.   Eiheiji Temple, Japan Photos (Shunryu Sazuki's Roots)



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