Free PDF Versions of Many Volumes in BDK English Tripitaka Series

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PDF Downloads of many of the volumes in the BDK English Tripiṭaka Series

Free Copies of "The Teaching of Buddha"

We Want You to Have a Copy of The Teaching of Buddha

Since the 1980s, BDK America has been able to supply free copies of The Teaching of Buddha to people who request it, in almost every case, with the primary restriction that we would be sending it to a mailing or shipping address in the continental United States.

Thanks for Huge Number of Orders!

BDK America Temporarily Halts Taking New Orders

Decision Affects Free Resources Only

Good News Creates Customer Inconvenience

Just Released: Vol. 2 of Canonical Book from Mahayana Canon

Our latest publication in the BDK English Tripiṭaka Series—the much-anticipated installment in the translation of the collection of the Buddha's longer sutras.

PRESS RELEASE: BDK America Partners with University of Hawai'i Press

Editor's Note: The following press release was made availble to the media on mid-day, Saturday, Aug. 6. The text of the release follows below.


BDK America Partners with University of Hawai'i Press

Buddhist Publisher Taps Academic Powerhouse for Online Sales

Moraga, CA. — Aug. 6, 2016. BDK America (BDKA) announces that the University of Hawai’i Press (UHP) will now complete online sales for the BDK English Tripitaka Translation Series, even when generated from the BDKA website.

BDK America Taps University of Hawaii Press

New Role for UHP

Help with Processing Some Online Orders

Now Published: Maitreya and Manjusri Sutras

Moraga, Calif. - April 14, 2016. BDK America happily announces publication and availability of two sutras in the Mahayana canon, each on an important mythical figure. The volume includes both The Sutra That Expounds the Descent of Maitreya Buddha and His Enlightenment and The Sutra of Mañjuśrī’s Questions

Each in its own way is an important work in Indian Buddhism. 

Welcome AAHOA Readers of "Today's Hotelier" Magazine!

Bill Teague, Webmaster

Moraga, CA — April 12, 2016. BDK America congratulates the Asian American Hotel Owners Association on the successful launch of its new publication, Today's Hotelier.

We are honored to be one of the advertisers in the May issue.

Here is a preview of our first advertisement in the new publication:

"Maitreya/Manjusri" Next Book in BDK English Tripitaka Series

Moraga, Calif. - Feb. 23, 2016. BDK America announces the imminent publication of two sutras in the Mahayana canon, The Sutra That Expounds the Descent of Maitreya Buddha and His Enlightenment and The Sutra of Mañjuśrī’s Questions

Published together in the same volume, these are important works in Indian Buddhism.

Great Sutra Sale Extended a Few More Days into 2016

Moraga, California — THIS JUST IN: BDK America will be extending its Great Sutra Sale into the first few days of 2016. 

"This is our way of thanking all the scholars and students of Buddhism who took advantage of our sale in November and December," said Bill Teague, Manager of Distribution. "We also wanted to allow those returning back from the winter break to have the same access to discounts that their colleagues had."