Now Available for Download: "The Teaching of Buddha"

All at no charge. Individuals are now able to download their own PDF of The Teaching of Buddha any time and anywhere.

Brief Shutdown -- Be Back Soon

Moraga, Calif. -- January 7, 2019. BDK America is taking a brief break from online orders of its free materials, due to a new onslaught of orders since re-opening its catalog some six days ago. 

By taking this brief break now, we will not have to close the website for as long. We hope to be back in another week.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. 

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Open to Take Orders for "The Teaching of Buddha"

BDK America Reopens Orders for The Teaching of Buddha

Our Most Popular Book Again Available

Thanking You for Your Patience   

Moraga, Calif.  January 3, 2018 — BDK America reopens orders for The Teaching of Buddha, the popular compilation of the basic teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha.

Huge Wave of Orders in a Single Day -- Taking a Pause

BDK America Temporarily Halts Taking New Orders

Decision Affects Free Resources Only

Apologies for the Inconvenience

Vol. III of Canonical Texts Now in Free PDF

With Volume III of The Canonical Book of the Buddha's Lengthy Discourses now available for download in PDF form, once again the entire  BDK English Tripitaka series is just a click away for Buddhist scholars around the world.

NOW READY: Vol. III of "Canonical Book of the Buddha's Lengthy Discourses"

Taisho 1 is now complete with the publication of the third and final volume. 

Special Event: Translating Buddhist Texts

The Making of an English Buddhist Canon


Free Copies of "The Teaching of Buddha" for Individuals

We are happy to send individuals a copy of one of our many editions of The Teaching of Buddha within the continental United States. Because we are a small nonprofit, sometimes the books can take two to four weeks to arrive, depending on the volume of requests. We appreciate your patience. 

RESTORED (and Why We Sometimes Close Orders for "The Teaching of Buddha")

UPDATE: Our many editions of The Teaching of Buddha are once more available for orders.

Updated Bibliography on Translations from the Mahayana Canon

If You Decide to Study the Mahayana Canon Further

We just learned of the 2018 update of a bibliography of translations of Chinese Mahayana texts from the Taishō edition of the Buddhist canon.