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good theravada publishers

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:27 am

so what publishers do you guys really like and trust?

i really dig BPS and inwardpath

are there more out there similar to these?
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Re: good theravada publishers

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:36 am

Most of my Dhamma books are from BPS, Wisdom, or one of the free publishers. I'd say PTS is an important publisher, but it's a little expensive to have personal copies of all of their Tipitka and Commentary output...

So for me the three important publishers that sell stuff are PTS, BPS, and Wisdom.
Note that all of the them are non-profit.

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Re: good theravada publishers

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:43 am

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: good theravada publishers

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:20 am

Greetings,

Not a publisher, but an organisation that sells a wide range of Theravada books... many not from the traditional publishers.

http://www.buddhistcc.net/bookshop/index.asp

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Re: good theravada publishers

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:32 am

tiltbillings wrote:PARIYATTI PRESS


Seconded!
Also, Vipassana Research Institute: http://www.vridhamma.org/Research.aspx
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Re: good theravada publishers

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:24 am

Ben wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:PARIYATTI PRESS


Seconded!
Also, Vipassana Research Institute: http://www.vridhamma.org/Research.aspx

some of their stuff is available online for free (legally) so it would always be worth having a scout around.
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Re: good theravada publishers

Postby ckatgo » Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:09 pm

I am not familar with some of the abbreviations used, could some one please tell me what those booksellers are?

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Re: good theravada publishers

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Nov 26, 2009 5:37 pm

BPS = Buddhist Publication Society
PTS = Pali Text society (or in full english text text society hehe)
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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Re: good theravada publishers

Postby ckatgo » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:40 am

Manapa wrote:BPS = Buddhist Publication Society
PTS = Pali Text society (or in full english text text society hehe)


Much Thanks! I have some shopping to do!

:anjali:
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Re: good theravada publishers

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:31 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Not a publisher, but an organisation that sells a wide range of Theravada books... many not from the traditional publishers.

http://www.buddhistcc.net/bookshop/index.asp

Metta,
Retro. :)

oh man i just got the mean face from the wife cause i ordered 5 books from there thanks to this post.... thanks a lot retro :tongue:
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