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84000 -- Translating the Words of the Buddha

For those of you who enjoy reading the words of the Buddha, check out 84000 -- a global nonprofit initiative to translate the Buddha’s words from the Tibetan Buddhist Canon into modern languages and to make them available to everyone.

84000 was founded in 2010 as a project of Khyentse Foundation with the 100-year mission to translate and make available Tibetan Buddhist texts for modern people. Less than 5% of the Tibetan Buddhist canon (Kangyur and Tengyur) has been translated into any modern language. The tradition’s learned masters and scholars capable of accurately interpreting the texts are in their old age or have already passed away. This critical preservation project will save a vast swath of Buddhist civilization and culture from annihilation.

Download the 84000 mobile app and check out The Reading Room which contains The Collection of all 204 published translations organized in helpful categories. Watch the official launch video for The 84000 Story.

“I feel most happy, blessed, and fortunate to have the chance to use the new 84000 app. It’s something I can read sitting somewhere in the forest and fill my heart with the meaning of the sūtra, or find a quote when I need to do research. It’s so useful and convenient, so well done. --Ven. Matthieu Ricard, Buddhist monk

--Sue Passante


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