Note for Our Institutional Customers

Dear Visitor,

BDK America supports various institutions--including Temples, Hotels, Hospitals, Prisons, Dharma classes and schools, and Yoga centers--with quantities of selected publications at no charge.

Geographic Restrictions Apply. We can ship anywhere in the continental United States, including APO and FPO addresses.

In addition to The Teaching of Buddha, other items available to institutions are Learning the Wisdom of Enlightenment and the mini-booklets Messages from the Buddha and A Teaching a Day. 

If you represent an organization where the books could be of use, we are happy to consider your organization for possible approval. Or if you have received books in quantity from us before, you are likely pre-approved.

Either way, please let us know what you need at

Your request will be carefully considered, and you will receive a reply from us soon.


If you are simply seeking personal copies of The Teaching of Buddha, you are now able to download free PDFs from our list of 45 editions for your use. Scroll down the page for the editions of The Teaching of Buddha.

We can also take your order for a hardcover edition for $8 or a paper edition for $6 (shipping included)

Please note as well that while supplies last, you may order one or two copies of each of two free mini-Booklets, Messages from the Buddha and A Teaching a Day.