More Free Resources for Scholars of Buddhism

MORAGA, Calif. - November 20, 2017.  BDK America, the Society for the Promotion of Buddhism, has expanded its available downloadable digital versions (PDF) of published volumes of the BDK English Tripiṭaka Series by almost one third.

The Society just added seven of its most recent volumes to the other PDFs currently available for a total of 29 volumes in the series. These most recent publications range from 2015 to 2017 and include 

  • The Brahmā’s Net Sutra)
  • The Canonical Book of the Buddha's Lengthy Discourses, Vol. I 
  • The Canonical Book of the Buddha's Lengthy Discourses, Vol. II 
  • The Collection for the Propagation and Clarification of Buddhism, Vol. I 
  • The Collection for the Propagation and Clarification of Buddhism, Vol. II 
  • Esoteric Texts 
  • The Sutra That Expounds the Descent of Maitreya Buddha and His Enlightenment and The Sutra of Mañjuśrī’s Questions

For a list of all 29 titles now available, click here. You can also access the list from our menu above, using the Downloads option.

About dBET PDFs 

Short for digital BDK English Tripiṭaka,  dBET PDFs are provided free for download for the benefit of students and scholars who otherwise not be able to acquire the printed versions. 

A Note about the PDF Copyright Date

The PDF copyright notice reflects the year of creation of the PDF and appears on the title page of each PDF. It also identifies something important about pagination. For PDFs with  copyright date of 2016 or later, the pagination of the PDF remains unchanged from the print volume. However, some earlier PDFs may have been reformatted for several reasons, such as accommodating modern fonts. 

Digital LOGO on Product Pages

For every title in our BDK English Tripitaka Catalog that has a dBET PDF version, look for this logo on the product page. Click on the logo to access the PDF.

 

 

More to Come. As dBET PDFs of additional volumes become available we will announce each new entry on our website and through the BDK America Bulletin (subscribe here).