Digital Resources

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

PDF Downloads of Selected Volumes in the Tripiṭaka Series

See currently available PDFs here, free of charge. BDK America is proud to provide direct access to a number of titles in the BDK English Tripiṭaka series. 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).

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

BDK Japan is also pleased to present, in cooperation with the SAT Daizōkyō text database project, the BDK Daizōkyō Text Database. At this site, scholars can browse the English translations of selected Taishō and further consult the original Chinese texts and Digital Dictionary of Buddhism, and other resources.

eBook: 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.

Sound Bytes

Audio passages from The Teaching of Buddha are available online at Dharmanet.com here

Dharma TV

BDK has produced two series of videos for television broadcast. With Dharmanet.com, 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.