Buddhist Digital Resource Center
- Note: formerly known as the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC)
The Buddhist Digital Resource Center (BDRC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to seeking out, preserving, organizing, and disseminating Buddhist literature. Joining digital technology with scholarship, BDRC ensures that the ancient wisdom and cultural treasures of the Buddhist literary tradition are not lost, but are made available for future generations. BDRC is committed to seeking out, preserving, organizing, and disseminating Buddhist literature. Current programs focus on the preservation of texts in Pali, Chinese, Sanskrit, and Tibetan.
1999: Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center
The Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center was founded in 1999 by E. Gene Smith, with the assistance of friends including Harvard professor and fellow Tibetologist Leonard van der Kuijp. Smith's texts from India that were digitized at TBRC became the foundation for Tibetan studies in the United States.
2017: Buddhist Digital Resource Center
In 2017, the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC) announced the expansion of institutional mission to include the preservation of texts in languages beyond Tibetan, including Sanskrit, Pali and Chinese. To reflect this expansion, they have officially changed organizational name from Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC) to Buddhist Digital Resource Center (BDRC). In 2017, BDRC will begin preserving and making accessible texts in languages beyond Tibetan, starting with Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese.
2020: Buddhist Digital Archives
In 2020, BDRC launched a new website, BUDA (Buddhist Digital Archives). See https://library.bdrc.io/
- Stewart, Barbara (June 15, 2002). "Religion Journal; War Resister Becomes Savior of Tibet's Literature". New York Times.
- https://www.tbrc.org/?locale=bo#!footer/news/20170210 | Introducing Buddhist Digital Resource Center (BDRC)
- From TBRC to BDRC: A Brand New Buddhist Digital Library for All Khyentse Foundation, Jun 2020
- Buddhist Digital Resource Center to Launch New Online Library of Buddhist Works, Buddhistdoor, Jun 2020
- Buddhist Digital Resource Center
- Digital Dharma Official Website
- Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center at Google Cultural Institute
- World’s largest collection of Tibetan Buddhist literature now available on the Internet Archive
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