Philosophy & Religion
Bibliography of Indian Philosophy
«The site constitutes a bibliography of the philosophical literature of India during its classical phase and the secondary material on this literature that is available (for the most part) in English... An expanded and updated version of the Bibliography which appeared as Volume I of Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies [by K. Potter].».
An introduction to the orthodox schools of Indian thought.
Advaita Vedanta (Sundaresan Vidyasankar)
«An attempt at providing an easy and structured introduction to the philosophy of Advaita Vedānta, as taught by Śaṅkarācārya and his followers». Sections on philosophers (Gauḍapāda, Śaṅkara, Maṇḍana Miśra and other advaitins), philosophy (darśanas, upaniṣads, mīmāṁsā, advaita vedānta and its chief tenets) and history (Śaṅkara's biography and vijayas, the daśanāmī sampradāya).
1/2/2012 Vedanta Spiritual Library
“Vedanta Literature, Hindu Scriptures, Spiritual Books and other writings related to Sanatana Dharma [Bhagavad Gita, Brahma-Sutra, 108+ Upanishads, Vedic Hymns, 60+ Stotras of Adi Sankara, 410+ Other Stotras, Purana Stories and 280+ Carnatic Music Kritis]”.
1/2/2012 Śāradā Pīṭha
The site of the Śrī Śāradā Pīṭha of Sringeri, the southern of the four āmnāya maṭha traditionally established by Ādi Śaṅkarācārya, seat of the goddess Śāradā.
The fifth (central) maṭha, also claiming (controversially) establishment by Ādi Śaṅkarācārya, seat of the goddess Kāmakoṭī (or Kāmākṣī).
Sri Vaisnava (Mani Varadarajan)
The philosophy of Viśiṣṭādvaita and the Śrīvaiṣṇava sampradāya: its great teachers and poets (Rāmānuja, Vedānta Deśika, the Ālvār), its scriptures (Divyaprabandha, Rāmāyaṇa, stotras), temples and rituals.
Sri Vaisnava Universe (Venkatesh K. Elayavalli)
Teachers, scriptures, temples and organizations pertaining to the Śrī Vaiṣṇava sampradāya.
The official journal of the Swami Desika Darshana Satsanga
Dvaita (Shrisha Rao)
Life and works of Ānanda Tīrtha Madhvācārya and other teachers, chief doctrinal tenets of Dvaita, stotras, temples and worship in Udupi and more.
Dvaita Text Resources
Rare works such as the Mahâbhârata-Tâtparya-Nirnaya, the commentaries on the Ishâvâsya Upanishad, collections of stotras.
History and teachings of Kashmir Śaivism by Swami Lakshman Joo Maharaj.
A site mainly devoted to the Śaiva Siddhānta (but also Kashmir Śaivism and Vīraśaivism): scriptures, devotees, festivals, temples, images and more.
Murugan Bhakti (Inst. of Asian Studies - Chennai)
A comprehensive site devoted to the cult of Skanda, featuring articles, iconography, sections on cult centres and festivities.
Ganesha Home Page (Gandharvanath)
A brief introduction to the theology of Gaṇeśa, with a translation of the Gaṇeśa Upaniṣad.
Tibetan Buddhism (Jack Churchward)
A short guide to the main schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Mind-Only Café (Joe Wilson)
Links to information on Yogācāra and other schools of Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan Buddhism, Asian Studies, Philosophy and Religion and more.
1/2/2012 Yogacara Buddhism Research Association (Dan Lusthaus and Charles Muller)
Overview of Yogācāra Buddhism, thinkers, texts, related schools, essays, images and links.
Jainism: Jain Principles, Traditions and Practices
Hundreds of links to jain sites
4/2/2012 Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA)
The umbrella organization of Jain associations in North America, purposing to preserve, practice and promote Jain Dharma.
Sikhism (Sandeep Singh Brar)
A comprehensive site on the history and teachings of Sikhism, with links to kindred resources.
Traditional Yoga Studies (Georg Feuerstein)
A web portal featuring forums, articles, scriptural texts, an encyclopaedia, a journal and more.
International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
239 pages (!) on the various techniques and teachings of Yoga and Vedānta, with info on the activities of the nearly 80 centres around the world.
Shiva Shakti Mandalam (Mike Magee)
«Yantra, mantra, tantra and other material relating to the tantrik tradition; texts on the siddhas and yogis of the Nātha sampradāya... kuṇḍalinī, naḍīs, cakras... images of tantric gods and goddesses... an extensive bibliography, and original English translations as well as links to other sites.»
VINA (Vaisnava Internet News Agency)
An e-zine featuring devotional articles and news from all over the Vaiṣṇava world. For “liberal-minded devotees who appreciate the efforts of all those who are trying to spread Lord Caitanya’s mission”. Extremely graphic-intensive.
The official site of the International Society for Kṛṣṇa Consciousness.
“Vedic knowledge on-line”: yet another Vaiṣṇava site affiliated to ISKON, featuring a “Vedic” encyclopedia and library.
A site devoted to Aurobindo and the Mother's spiritual path. News from Pondichery ashram and Auroville, related literature and events around the world.
News from the community founded by the Mother in 1965 to be «a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities».
The Theosophical Society
The official site of the headquarters in Chennai, with sections on the history of the society (founded in 1875), its members and activities. The catalogue of theosophical literature includes publications from the Adyar Library and Research Centre.
Works by Blavatsky, Iyer, Judge and others.
Vedanta Society of Southern California
Home of the Vedanta Society of Southern California, founded in 1930 and acting under the spiritual guidance of the Ramakrishna Order of India.
Rete dei centri di buddhismo tibetano in Italia.
Sanatana Dharma Sangha
Unione induista italiana.
Last revised on 4th February 2012