Links & Books


My Reincarnation
The film's official website includes a chance to share and read comments from others who have screened the film. The site encourages people to share the stories of their own spiritual journeys.



Tsegyalgar: The International Dzogchen Community in North America
This website offers general information and opportunities to get involved. The international community's website is

YouTube Dzogchen Channel
A collection of videos on Dzogchen teachings.

Khyentse Yeshe
Yeshi's official website provides an opportunity to follow his activities and contact him.

Dzogchen Teachings (Namkhai Norbu. Ithaca, New York: Snow Lions Publications, 2006.)
Through this rich collection, the renowned Dzogchen master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu shares his teachings with students around the world in order to increase their understanding of the Dzogchen tradition and its value in the modern world.

The Crystal and the Way of Light: Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen (Namkhai Norbu and John Shane. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications, 2000.)
In this overview of Dzogchen Buddhism, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu uses personal anecdotes to illustrate Dzogchen's three divisions: the base, the path, and the fruit.


Rigpa Shedra
This Wiki offers details on Tibetan Buddhism.

The Buddha
The website for the PBS documentary The Buddha provides a general history of Buddhism and describes its basic philosophy and teachings.

This is a leading public forum for exploring Buddhist teachings, practices and encouraging dialogue.

Incarnation: The History and Mysticism of the Tulku Tradition of Tibet (Tulku Thondup Rinpoche. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications, 2011.)
This guide to the tulku tradition of incarnation covers its long history, dispels myths, and provides short biographies of some of the great tulkus of the past and present.

A Concise Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism (John Powers. Ithaca, New York: Snow Lion Publications, 2008.)
A slimmed-down version of the author's comprehensive 600 page original, A Concise Introduction explains, in an engaging manner, the core doctrines of Buddhism and the practices of meditation and tantra. A survey of the four main sects of Tibetan Buddhism completes this work.


ASIA (Association for International Solidarity in ASIA)
This non-governmental organization was founded by Namkhai Norbu in 1988. It provides aid to Tibetans and focuses on meeting the educational and medical needs of the Tibetan population.

Tibetan Government in Exile
The official website of the Tibetan government in exile includes links to a variety of sites that support independence for Tibet, as well as news reports of current events.

Free Tibet
This activist organization supports independence for Tibet. The website includes a history of the conflict, reports on human rights, environmental concerns, cultural preservation and a list of current action campaigns. A similar site specifically for students is Students for a Free Tibet.

Chinese Embassy
Visit the website of the Chinese embassy for the official Chinese version of the status of Tibet.

Authenticating Tibet: Answers to China's 100 Questions (Anne-Marie Blondeau. Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 2008.)
In 1989, the Chinese government published a booklet seeking to counter criticisms against Chinese rule in Tibet. This book offers responses by an international team of scholars to China's 100 Questions. Although these experts refute many of the points asserted by China, they do not offer blanket endorsements for the claims made by the pro-Tibet movement.

Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom (Yangzom Brauen. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2011.)
This emotional memoir explores the lives of three generations of Tibetan women (including the Swiss-born author) whose lives were forever changed following the Chinese invasion in 1950.

Tibet: A History (Sam Van Schaik. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011.) Van Schaik brings the history of Tibet to life by telling the stories of the people involved, from the glory days of the Tibetan empire in the seventh century, to the rise of the Dalai Lamas, to the troubled times of recent decades. The book sheds light on the often- misunderstood aspects of Tibetan culture, such as reborn lamas, monasteries, hermits, and the role of the Dalai Lama.

Interfaith Organizations

The Interfaith Alliance of New York State
This group seeks to revive a spirit of compassion in communities and among political leaders.

Interfaith Working Group Online
This group aims to inform the public of the diversity of religious opinion on social issues where it is not widely recognized.

The Interdependence Project
The Interdependence Project employs a secular and accessible approach to studying and practicing Buddhist meditation, psychology, and philosophy.