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Nityananda Institute Links

The Movement Center's main website, with information about programs, spiritual practice, and the lineage

Swami Chetanananda’s Home Page, with talks and photos

The Movement Center hatha yoga studio website, offering classes and workshops in Northeast Portland, Oregon

Rudra Press, the publishing division of The Movement Center, which publishes spiritual texts by Bhagavan Nityananda, Swami Rudrananda, Swami Chetanananda, and philosophical works about Kashmir Shaivism

Student Resource Center, including recommended reading and more links

Bhagavan Nityananda, a biography and selected teachings, with commentary by Swami Chetanananda

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Art and Architecture

Art of Newar Buddhism from the Huntington Photgraphic Archive, with information and images relating to Buddhism, artistic traditions, festivals, sculpture, shrines, monasteries and temples

Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust, with a description of projects undertaken to preserve the Valley’s architectural treasures

Lost and Stolen Images of Nepal from the Huntington Photographic Archive of Buddhist and Related Art

Patan Museum, with collection highlights and information about the history and construction of the museum

Traditional Arts of Nepal from SpinyBabbler covers sculpture, painting, woodwork, pottery, stone and weaving

Visit Nepal’s background information on art, architecture and religion

Descriptions of major festivals

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Sacred Places

Nepal: Adventures in a Living Museum, an article from Exotic India

Goddesses, Place and Identity in Nepal, a selection from Southasian Folklore, An Encyclopedia

Power Places of Kathmandu includes much of the text from Keith Dowman’s book

World Heritage Sites in Nepal

Pashupatinath: The Most Sacred Place includes photos and a brief essay

Swayambunath Stupa, with photos and an essay from pilgrimage specialist Martin Gray

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Travel Information

Lonely Planet


Rough Guides, with photos and journals

Frommer’s "Best of" Listings

Destination Guide from the Boston Globe’s Travel Site

Country Profile offers information on people, history, art, culture, geography, and religion

Festival Dates for 2004

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BBC Nepal
Nepal news section of BBC.

Nepal Home Page includes a comprehensive listing of Nepal print and radio media on-line

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Photo Galleries:

Photovalet Nepal

Impressions from Nepal

Nepal Photo Gallery from Victor Wong

Photos of Nepal from Mark Bruzon

Kathmandu Portfolio I: photographs and Essay by Ira Cohen

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