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Sorting Out Tibetan Alphabetical Order

BDRC is pleased to announce that we have successfully added Tibetan Collation Rules to the CLDR. This step will bring Tibetan closer to being fully supported on websites and smartphones, and will improve the digital experience of Tibetans worldwide. This effort is part of BDRC's practice of contributing back to the Buddhist communities in Asia who produced the precious texts we bring online. This post will also dive into the historical origins of the rules we have implemented.

HH Sakya Trizin Graces BDRC with a Visit

The Buddhist Digital Resource Center was rece...

Tips & Tricks for Your BUDA Search

One of our priorities in developing BUDA was to create a great reading room experience for our users, many of whom are practitioners, researchers and translators who spend a great deal of time poring over these Buddhist materials.

Illuminating BUDA: How to Improve Your Searches

Our new website includes improvements to both the user interface and the architecture of the data. In this post we will introduce one of the changes to our data architecture and how this change will affect your searches.

Lotsawa: The Eyes of the World

From A Prayer for Translators composed by Kya...

Search Me!

Search is how most of our users interact with our library and database. As fast and intuitive as the search on BUDA is, we continue to refine and improve it in order to offer our users the most seamless search experience.  So we are happy to share the news that BUDA's search has been updated with three useful new features, developed based on feedback from our users.

Tibetan Search Enhancements: Part 2

A major update to BDRC's search engine was released in 2014 and today we are releasing a second major improvement to the search engine.

BUDA search box

BUDA Demo Now Online

BDRC's Executive Director Dr. Jann Ronis and technical lead Élie Roux present an online demo of our new website and library platform, the Buddhist Digital Archives (BUDA), providing tips and tricks for the new user. 

BUDA: Buddhist Digital Archives

Job Posting: BDRC Seeks Fellow in Southeast Asian Manuscripts

With generous support from Khyentse Foundation, the Buddhist Digital Resource Center invites applications for a fellowship in Southeast Asian manuscripts, to begin 1 January 2021.

Pali manuscript in Burmese script

The BUDA Network: Creating a Web of Buddhist Resources

With libraries and archives closed around the world, the value of BDRC's online platform has gained new significance as the most comprehensive collection of Buddhist writings in classical Asian languages.

manuscript of the Mañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti digitized in Kathmandu under the auspices of the Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library

Announcing the Fragile Palm Leaves Digitization Project

BDRC is pleased to announce the Fragile Palm Leaves Digitization Project. This vital project is made possible by the gracious funding support of the Khyentse Foundation.

Fragile Palm Leaves Digitization Project

The Kagyu Tradition

Today we're featuring new acquisitions of texts from the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. BDRC founder Gene Smith championed Kagyu literary heritage and had fruitful relations with many Kagyu lamas.

Some of Gene's personal notebooks about Kagyu history and literature

Sorting Out Tibetan Alphabetical Order

BDRC is pleased to announce that we have successfully added Tibetan Collation Rules to the CLDR. This step will bring Tibetan closer to being fully supported on websites and smartphones, and will improve the digital experience of Tibetans worldwide. This effort is part of BDRC's practice of contributing back to the Buddhist communities in Asia who produced the precious texts we bring online. This post will also dive into the historical origins of the rules we have implemented.

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HH Sakya Trizin Graces BDRC with a Visit

The Buddhist Digital Resource Center was rece...

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Tips & Tricks for Your BUDA Search

One of our priorities in developing BUDA was to create a great reading room experience for our users, many of whom are practitioners, researchers and translators who spend a great deal of time poring over these Buddhist materials.

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Illuminating BUDA: How to Improve Your Searches

Our new website includes improvements to both the user interface and the architecture of the data. In this post we will introduce one of the changes to our data architecture and how this change will affect your searches.

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Lotsawa: The Eyes of the World

From A Prayer for Translators composed by Kya...

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Search Me!

Search is how most of our users interact with our library and database. As fast and intuitive as the search on BUDA is, we continue to refine and improve it in order to offer our users the most seamless search experience.  So we are happy to share the news that BUDA's search has been updated with three useful new features, developed based on feedback from our users.

Search-by-date-results

Tibetan Search Enhancements: Part 2

A major update to BDRC's search engine was released in 2014 and today we are releasing a second major improvement to the search engine.

BUDA search box

BUDA Demo Now Online

BDRC's Executive Director Dr. Jann Ronis and technical lead Élie Roux present an online demo of our new website and library platform, the Buddhist Digital Archives (BUDA), providing tips and tricks for the new user. 

BUDA: Buddhist Digital Archives

Job Posting: BDRC Seeks Fellow in Southeast Asian Manuscripts

With generous support from Khyentse Foundation, the Buddhist Digital Resource Center invites applications for a fellowship in Southeast Asian manuscripts, to begin 1 January 2021.

Pali manuscript in Burmese script

The BUDA Network: Creating a Web of Buddhist Resources

With libraries and archives closed around the world, the value of BDRC's online platform has gained new significance as the most comprehensive collection of Buddhist writings in classical Asian languages.

manuscript of the Mañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti digitized in Kathmandu under the auspices of the Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library

Announcing the Fragile Palm Leaves Digitization Project

BDRC is pleased to announce the Fragile Palm Leaves Digitization Project. This vital project is made possible by the gracious funding support of the Khyentse Foundation.

Fragile Palm Leaves Digitization Project

The Kagyu Tradition

Today we're featuring new acquisitions of texts from the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. BDRC founder Gene Smith championed Kagyu literary heritage and had fruitful relations with many Kagyu lamas.

Some of Gene's personal notebooks about Kagyu history and literature