Academic study resources

Buddhist databases & input projects


Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project
Study, editing, and publication of what may be the oldest surviving Buddhist texts–a unique collection of fifty-seven fragments of Buddhist manuscripts on birch bark scrolls, written in the Kharosthi script and the Gandhari (Prakrit) language in the first century A.D.

Electronic Buddhadharma Society (EBS)

Electronic Buddhist Text Initiative (EBTI)

Buddhist Canon Translation Project (Numata Center)

Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library

Pali and Pali Canon

Access to Insight
Many excellent translations of the Pali Canon

Andy's Pali Page

Buddhist Scripture Information Retrieval (BUDSIR)
Digial Tipitaka and Atthakatha. The Siamratha version of the Pali Tipitaka.

Dhammakaya Foundation - Pali Tipitaka

International Buddhist Research & Information Center (IBRIC)

Pali Language Sources & Resources

Pali language resources

Pali Text Society

Sri Lanka Tripitaka Project

Vipassana Research Institute – Tipitaka search engine

The Pali Tipitaka: The Teachings of the Buddha


The Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center
TBRC's Digital Library is comprised of a vast archive of digital images from the scanning operations, totaling approximately 4 million pages of texts to date. Their Knowledge Base provides access.

Institute of Tibetan Classics
A non-profit educational organization dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of classical Tibetan thought and culture.

Asian Classics Input Project

The Kangyur Text Input Project


Buddhist Studies Academic Resources

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library [AU].

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies [Barre MA].

Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley.

Buddhapia Network [Korea] - Korean Buddhism, in English and Korean.

Buddhism in the National Capital of Canada [Ottawa ON].

Buddhism in Vietnam.

Buddhist Association at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Buddhist Library [Singapore].

Buddhist Studies WWW Virtual Library [AU].

Buddhist Worlds in the USA [Hamilton College].

Center for Buddhist Studies [National Taiwan University].

Centre for Buddhist Studies [University of Bristol].

Centre of Buddhist Studies [University of Hong Kong].

Dharma Realm Buddhist University [Sagely City of 10,000 Buddhas, CA].

Digital Dictionary of Buddhist Terms, by Charles Muller.

Dr. Ron Epstein's Resources for the Study of Buddhism

European Buddhist University [Paris, France] - founded in 1995 by French Buddhists to promote Buddhist studies in France and Europe.

Links of Interest to Resources for Buddhist Studies [UCLA International Institute]

Graduate Programs in Asian Philosophy and Religion

Harvard Buddhist Community.

International Association of Buddhist Studies [U. North Carolina, Wilmington NC] - a non-profit international professional organization devoted to the academic study of Buddhism in all its manifestations and from any disciplinary perspective.

International Research Institute for Zen Buddhism (IRIZ) [Hanazono U - Kyoto Japan] - an academic research institution devoted to the study of Zen Buddhism serving the needs of researchers, students, teachers, and practitioners of Buddhism, plus electronic tools -- such as a 48,000 character Chinese character database.

Kalavinka Dharma Jewels Buddhist Translation Archive [Portland OR] - Original translations & links to other translations on the Web.

Le Bouddhisme Theravada.

Naropa University [Boulder CO] - started by Ven. Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. It offers Bachelors and Masters Degrees including a Bachelors Degree in Religion, and a Master's in Buddhist Studies.

National Taiwan University Digital Library & Museum of Buddhist Studies

Numata Center for Buddhist Translation & Research (Berkeley CA).

Resources for the Study of Buddhism [San Francisco State University].

South Asia Resource Access on the Internet (SARAI).

Tibetan Studies WWW Virtual Library [AU].

UK Association for Buddhist Studies [UK] - lists members' postal addresses, telephone/fax numbers, E-mail addresses, research interests, and publications. It also gives details of UK courses relating to Buddhism, contains links to other web-sites and gives information on useful discussion lists.

Zen Buddhism WWW Virtual Library