Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1975 established the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, whose vision of “publications for wisdom culture” led to the founding of Wisdom Publications in 1983. Today, Wisdom publishes videos, online courses, a podcast, and a journal, having outsourced their monographs to Simon & Schuster in 2014.

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Originally published as Thus Have I Heard, this modern translation of the Digha Nikaya is striking for its rare combination of accessible erudition and respectful skepticism.

The classic introduction to Buddhist meditation.

The best translation in English of the most important collection of the Buddha’s discourses, with a lengthy introduction, sutta summaries, and helpful endnotes summarizing important commentarial points, this book is a must have for any student of Buddhism.

Just as the sun is valued not only for its own intrinsic radiance but also for its ability to illuminate the world, so the brilliance of the Buddha is determined not only by the clarity of his Teaching but by his ability to illuminate those who came to him for refuge

The best translation in English of the SN, with scholarly and helpful endnotes and introductions. The beautifully printed physical volume also comes with handy subject and proper name indexes which unfortunately were not properly included in the ebook version.

The contemporary anthology of the Buddha’s teachings, Bhikkhu Bodhi organizes the key content of the suttas into a logical and progressive series of ten chapters.

The Great Way is not difficult
for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however,
and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.

The best English translation of the AN, with many helpful indexes, introductions, notes and appendixes to aid your study and use of this exquisite collection.

When we think about spiritual formation, I think it’s done best when it’s amplified through a community.

A Nepalese nun talks about why she became a nun and how her love for her mother drives her prodigious charity work.