[suggestions welcome; please comment.]

Blogs & Zines:

  • Shambhala Sun and SunSpace blog [“North America’s oldest and most widely-read Buddhist magazine, bringing a contemplative view to all the important issues in life.”]
  • Tricycle [“Buddhist Wisdom, Meditation, and Practices for Daily Life.”]
  • The Buddhadharma [“The Practitioners Quarterly Online”]
  • Orientations [“The Magazine for Collectors and Connoseuers of Asian Art”]
  • Rev. Danny Fisher [the lay Buddhist minister’s superb blog, mostly about practice, sometimes about art]
  • Iconia blog [a topical blog on “wherever faith meets art”]
  • Indologica [Indo-Tibetan topics, mostly new book listings]
  • Tibeto-Logic [“More-or-less monthly musings on mainly antiquarian Tibetological topics of interest to those who like me somehow find something interesting in them.”]
  • dhamma musings [the blog of Shravasti Dhammika, a monk; occasional articles on Buddhist art.]
  • Prapañca [“a quarterly, online Buddhist journal highlighting contemporary Buddhist voices through original feature articles, reviews and opinion, and creative work”]
  • [“a quarterly online journal dedicated to publishing fresh and insightful Buddhist poetry.”]


  •’s excellent calendar of events [Check it for exhibitions of Asian art around the world.]



  • The Huntington Archive at Ohio State University [“The John C. and Susan L. Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist and Asian Art contains nearly 300,000 original slides and photographs – photographic documentation of art and architecture throughout Asia.”]
  • Arts of China Consortium at New York University [A vast resource for scholars of Chinese art, with the purpose “…to promote the study and understanding of Chinese art history, archaeology, and visual and material culture, and to support the research and professional activities of its members”]
  • JAANUS Database of Japanese art [“the on-line Dictionary of Japanese Architectural and Art Historical Terminology compiled by Dr. Mary Neighbour Parent … contains approximately 8000 terms related to traditional Japanese architecture and gardens, painting, sculpture and art-historical iconography from approximately the 1st century A.D. to the end of the Edo period (1868)]
  • Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Art [site by Christian Luczanits which “aims to provide general introductory information on different aspects of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist art on the basis of recent scientific studies.”]
  • [“The Digital Himalaya project was designed by Alan Macfarlane and Mark Turin as a strategy for archiving and making available ethnographic materials from the Himalayan region.”]
  • Himalayan Art Resources [a online educational resource from the Rubin Museum of New York, with over 40,000 images and a great deal of information on Himalayan art.]
  • Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (
  • Christian Luczanits’ website: includes extensive information on Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Art, and on the site owner’s research.
  • International Dunhuang Project Maintained by the British Library.
  • [a list of resources for Japanese Buddhist art and culture.]
  • A-Z Photo Dictionary of Japanese Buddhism
  • Online Museum Resources on Asian Art from Columbia University [“OMuRAA’s purpose is to make the wealth of visual materials now available on the websites of many museums and arts-related educational institutions better known to teachers and students of Asian studies by cataloguing them in “teacher-friendly” and “student-friendly” ways.”]
  • The Mapping Buddhist Monasteries 200-1200 CE Project: still under construction, but quite wonderful!
  • A Bibliography on Buddhist Art and Iconography
  • indology: resources for indological scholarship
  • The Treasury of Lives is a biographical encyclopedia of all known past masters of Himalayan religion, both Buddhist and Bon”

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