Digital Resources

Where possible, BDK America provides access to digital resources, often at no cost.

Free PDF Downloads of The Teaching of Buddha in Major Languages of the World

Download The Teaching of Buddha in any of the 45 languages currently available. Learn more here.

Free PDF Downloads of Volumes in the BDK English Tripiṭaka Translation Series

Download almost all of the volumes in our translations of sutras. See currently available PDFs here, free of charge. BDK America is proud to provide direct access to our entire catalog of publications from the BDK English Tripiṭaka. These versions are updated from earlier PDFs available and as before, include main texts and full scholarly apparatus (such as Translator's introduction, index, and more). Availability of the PDF download may trail the publication of the print volume.

Free Searchable Online Versions of Selected Volumes in the Tripiṭaka Series; Direct Access to Chinese Versions

See also the BDK Daizōkyō Text Database, the ongoing project of the SAT Daizōkyō Text Database committee out of the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo. The site is organized and hosted by University of Tokyo scholars, with BDK Japan's role sharing selected translations from the BDK English Tripiṭaka series. Here scholars can browse English translations of selected Taishō and consult original Chinese texts, a Digital Dictionary of Buddhism, and other resources. (The versions of the English BDK translations may not include front and back matter from the published volumes.)

Free Audio Files: The Teaching of Buddha

See and hear audio files of The Teaching of Buddha. BDK America earlier published a CD Audiobook for The Teaching of Buddha, which eventually sold out. We now host the audio files (in MP3 format) on our website for you to play or download as you prefer, all free. 

Free Audio File: The Sutra of Infinite Meanings

A Dharma Friend recorded audio for this sutra that appears in our volume, Tiantai Texts, and allowed us to post the result.

Free Dharma TV

BDK has produced two series of videos for television broadcast. With, BDK now provides episodes for your viewing on demand; just click the links below to get started. 

  •  The Buddhist Way of Life. A 47-program series of interviews with notable Buddhist teachers, writers, and practitioners (including Rev. Akiba, Dr. Robert Buswell, Rev. Shokai Kanai, Khusala Bhikshu, Rev. Masao Kodani, Dr. Franz Metcalf, Bishop Taizan Miyata, Rev. T. K. Nakagaki, Wendy Egyoku Nakao Roshi, Ogui Socho, Dr. Richard Payne, Alan Senauke, Dr. Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Professor Robert Thurman, Sojun Mel Weitsman, and Duncan Williams.) 
  • Mutually Sustaining Life: A Buddhist Call to a Troubled World. A 51-program series presenting Buddhist ideas and concepts hosted by Rev. Dr. Kenneth Tanaka, often with featured guests. 

Small Fee: eBook of The Teaching of Buddha

For a nominal fee, ebook versions of The Teaching of Buddha are currently available for the following platforms. Links shown will take you to the sites required to make the purchase.