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."
BDK America began the sale in November 2015 offering a discount of 60 percent off of the cost of all publications. The sale was initiated in honor of BDK America completing thirty years of helping to share the Dharma.
Teague noted that many students of the Dharma discovered the sale through links on the Lion's Roar and Tricycle websites. "This outreach has allowed us to reach beyond the instutitional libraries that have supported the BDK English Tripiṭaka Translation Series since at least 1993."
In 1993, under the imprint of the Numata Center for Translation, the acadmic world first saw The Biographical Scripture of King Aśoka. Later the publishing activities of the Numata Center were incorporated into the operations of BDK America. From this modest start, BDK America and the Numata Center have published 49 volumes in the series, representing over 80 works translated from the Chinese Mahayana Canon as represented by the Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō (Taishō Tripiṭaka, 大正新脩大藏經). This modern Taishō edition, named after the Taishō era in Japan, was published in Tokyo, in 100 large-format volumes, from 1924 to 1934.
For the first series of its translations, in 2015 BDK America released the most recent additions to the publication series with three titles:
- Esoteric Texts,
- The Canonical Book of the Buddha’s Lengthy Discourses, Volume I
- The Collection for the Propagation and Clarification of Buddhism
Learn more about these three new publications here, or click on each individual title above to go straight to its full catalog listing.
Oversight of the translation series comes from BDK's Tokyo headquarters. BDK America receives completed translation to see them through editing, production, publication, and distribution.