Help us Preserve a Living Tradition

Photo: Pawo Choyning Dorji

It is said that the Buddha taught more than 84,000 methods to attain true peace and freedom from suffering. Of these teachings, only 5% have been translated into modern languages. Due to the rapid decline in knowledge of classical languages and in the number of qualified scholars, we are in danger of losing this cultural heritage and spiritual legacy.

84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha, a registered global non-profit initiative, aims to translate all of the Buddha’s words into modern languages, and to make them available to everyone.


100 years Universal access to the Buddhist literary heritage translated into modern languages.
25 years Translation and widespread accessibility of all of the Kangyur and related volumes of the Tengyur.
5 years Translation and publication of a representative sample of the Kangyur and Tengyur, and establishment of the infrastructure and resources necessary to accomplish the long-term vision.
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