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The links provided here are for the purpose of having online material where you can learn what each faith has to say about itself.  While these links are not about "religious anthropology" itself, having a knowledge of what each faith believes can be an important tool in many studies of the anthropology of religion.  

In the review annotations, I will let the site speak for itself as much as possible.

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Amitabha Buddhist Society of USA __ "The Pure Land Study is a method of cultivation introduced and taught by Shakyamuni Buddha twenty-five hundred years ago for people who wish to attain Buddhahood within their own lifetimes...." You will find articles, a basic introduction, activities, projects and links. - illustrated - From Amitabha Buddhist Society of USA -

Category:Mahayana Buddhism __ You will find an index of articles about Mahayana Buddhism found in Wikipedia - From wikipedia -

The Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation __ A Buddhist foundation based in Taipei, Taiwan. Its goal is to promote the Buddha Dharma and to make the teachings freely available to the general public. - From -

Jodo-Shinshu Buddhism, Dharma for the Modern Age __ This is a large website covering many aspects of Shin Buddhism. "Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, or Shin Buddhism, is based upon the teachings and writings of Shinran Shonin (1173-1262). Shinran expounded the "True Pure Land Way", or the path whose "practice" is total faith in and reliance upon Amida Buddha, the Buddha of Infinite Light and Life." - From Richard St. Clair -

Mahayana Buddhism __ A history and overview of Mahayana Buddhism. - illustrated - From Richard Hooker -  
Mahayana Buddhism __ Learn about the basic difference between Mahayana and Theravada. You will discover the common beliefs of the Mahayana schools as well as the basic teachings all schools have in common. - illustrated - From Harriet Vu -


Mahayana Buddhist Sutras In English __ You will find several translated texts and links to many more. - From many sources - 

Mahayana Teachings __ Online e-books covering many aspects of Mahayana Buddhism. Most are in PDF formats, Acrobat Reader needed - From Buddhanet -

Pure Land Buddhism __ "This website is dedicated to disseminating information, about Pure Land Buddhism, primarily in Ireland. Rather than recreate the excellent information already available on numerous websites, links will be given to them. Some books and notes are available on the website..." - From - 

The SGI-USA __ "Soka Gakkai International (SGI-USA) is an American Buddhist association that promotes world peace and individual happiness based on the teachings of the Nichiren school of Mahayana Buddhism." - illustrated - from SGI-USA - 

Tibetan Buddhism - Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition __ "The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) transmits the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through Tibetan Buddhist teachings, meditation, community service, Buddhist retreat centers, and projects that preserve the tradition. FPMT is based on the Gelugpa Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsong Khapa of Tibet..." You will find articles, projects and links. - illustrated - From FPMT Inc. - 

What Mahayana Buddhists Believe __ "Mahayana Buddhism includes diverse beliefs, various sects, schools, and trends. The main Mahayana sects include Pure Land, Zen, and Vajrayana (or Tantric) Buddhism." You will learn about some of the more common and universal elements. - From - 


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