Dharma Pearls

Translating Classical Buddhism to Modern English

Current Translation Projects

The first long-term goal of Dharma Pearls is to produce English translations of the four Chinese Āgama collections and select early Buddhist texts like the Chinese Dharmapāda from the Taisho canon.

The list of texts currently slated for translation includes:

While there are many other early Buddhist texts in Chinese, this initial set of texts comprise a total of 1,422 pages of the Taisho, which will probably translate to around 1.7 million words of English.