Can You Describe 84000 in One Word?

As we celebrate our 10th turn around the sun, we asked you – our colleagues, our friends, and our supporters – what one word you would use to describe 84000. Here’s a short video of all the wonderful responses we received from around the world! Read more »

Stories from You: Hasta Colman

The best gift we could receive on our birthday are stories of how our work has helped you! We’re touched by Hasta Colman’s inspiring reflection on how her own language-learning journey has mirrored 84000’s development over the past decade. Read more »

New Publication: The Questions of Pūrṇa

Our latest publication, “The Questions of Pūrṇa,” is among the forty-nine titles included in The Heap of Jewels collection in the Degé Kangyur. Although traditional scholars have quoted this sūtra in a number of Tibetan writings, the text has received very little attention in modern scholarship. Read more »

New Publication: The Eight Buddhas

84000 is thrilled to announce its latest publication “The Eight Buddhas” in which the Buddha introduces Śāriputra to the eight buddhas by name and then describes the location, name, and qualities of each of their buddha realms. Then the Buddha teaches Śāriputra how hearing, remembering, reading, teaching, chanting, and mastering the names of these buddhas will produce a great number of benefits for the practitioner. Read more »

New Publication: Proper Dharma Conduct

We are pleased to share the publication of our latest translation, Proper Dharma Conduct, wherein the Buddha Śākyamuni first makes a short cryptic statement that seems to go against the conventions of proper behavior for bodhisattvas, before explaining how to interpret the initial statement in order to decipher the underlying meaning. Read more »

Sūtras for Wellbeing Series

As people around the world entered into successive waves of Coronavirus-induced uncertainty and sufferings, we had many of our friends and followers asking us for inspiring content to help get us through this challenging time of distancing, quarantines, and lockdowns. We are now excited to share with you a new project, Sūtras for Wellbeing! Read more »

New Publication: The Mahāsūtra “On Entering the City of Vaiśālī”

We are thrilled to share the first sūtra in our new series, Sūtras for Wellbeing, which has fast-tracked for publication short sūtras traditionally recited for resilience and wellbeing in times of adversity. Stay tuned as we share further insights about each of the sūtras in this new series! Read more »

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche: On Being Brave

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary our Founding Chair, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche shares with us the beneficial potential of today’s continually evolving technology and how it can—and should—be put to good use. Read more »

Language, Philology, and the Motif of the Courtesan

Professor Jens Braarvig talks to us about his translation of ‘The Miraculous Play of Mañjuśri’ – a Mahāyāna sūtra that unfolds within a story about a courtesan and a wealthy, banker’s son – as well as the importance of language and philology in Buddhist studies. Read more »

Gyurme Dorje 1950 – 2020

It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing away of one of our most expert and productive translators, Dr. Gyurme Dorje. John Canti, our Editorial Co-Director, pays tribute to Gyurme’s life, personal qualities, and achievements as a prolific and dedicated translator. Read more »

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