Buddhist
Digital Resource
Center

Preserving Buddhist Literature for the World

Using state-of-the art technology, the Buddhist Digital Resource Center is the leader in the field of digital preservation of Buddhist texts, working with local partners to provide free access for the global community. 

 

The Buddhist Digital Resource Center is the largest online archive of Tibetan and Buddhist texts in the world, and provides open access to this incredible body of literature via an online library, a mobile app, and hard drive distribution programs.

Discover millions of pages of texts from
the major Buddhist literary traditions.

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our library

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Highlights From the Archive

BUDA: BDRC's
Archival Platform

BDRC's Buddhist Digital Archives (BUDA) provides free access to millions of pages of Buddhist texts as well as digital research tools. Search our library here.

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BUDA : BDRC's
Archival Platform

BUDA's IIIF interface

BDRC's Buddhist Digital Archives (BUDA) provides access to more than 17 million pages of Buddhist texts and offers digital tools to support research.

Programs

Our team of scholars, technologists, librarians, and project experts enact BDRC's mission with 
a passion for preserving and sharing Buddhist cultural heritage.

Budhist Digital Resource Center Preservation of Tibetan literary heritage

People

Our international team carries out BDRC's mission with ingenuity and dedication, using its skills to make BDRC the online home for Buddhist literature.

Partners

Khyentse Foundation

Khyentse Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche to support all traditions of Buddhist study and practice. Since 2001, the foundation has supported individuals and institutions in more than 30 countries and has directly affected the lives of people around the world. Khyentse Foundation activities include major text preservation and translation projects, support for traditional monastic colleges in Asia, a worldwide scholarship and awards program, academic development of Buddhist studies in major universities, training and development for Buddhist leaders and teachers, Buddhist education for children, support for individual study and retreats, and more.

Khyentse Foundation

The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation is an independent philanthropic organization based in Hong Kong. The Foundation's dual mission is to foster appreciation of Chinese arts and culture to advance global learning and to cultivate a deeper understanding of Buddhism in the context of contemporary life.

BDRC's Sanskrit and Chinese Digital Library Network program is supported by a grant from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation.

The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation

A Khmer Buddhist Foundation

A Khmer Buddhist Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the lives of the Khmer people and preserving their rich traditions and culture.

A Khmer Buddhist Foundation

Discover millions of pages
of texts from the major Buddhist
literary traditions.

Get the app and explore our library

Locations

Boston, MA
USA

Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia

New Delhi
India

Bangkok
Thailand

Cambridge, MA
USA

Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia

New Delhi
India

Bangkok
Thailand