Access a dynamic collection of teachings on the mind, straight from the source. The 84000 app offers a growing digital library of the Buddhist sūtras set within a minimal, functional design for a clean reading experience.
84000’s interactive Reading Room is a leading resource for accurate and nuanced translations of the words of the Buddha used by scholars of Buddhist Studies, Tibetan Buddhist teachers of the living tradition, and practitioners.
Find more resilience
Narratives, dialogues, stories and more that expound upon the nature of reality and offer solutions that develop the mind’s capacity for equanimity.
Share your inspirations
Easily select passages from sūtras and share real Buddha quotes with your friends and loved ones.
Travel with a growing library
With almost 200 sūtras already available, the dynamic collection on your app will continue to grow for the next 90 years.
Learn, practice, and study while offline
All our interactive tools are designed to aid your practice and to help you study, these remain fully functional even when you’re switching off in a meditation retreat or working towards a digital detox.
THE APP INCLUDES
A dynamic collection of Buddhist sūtras encompassing teachings on everything from meditation techniques to epic and inspirational journeys and narratives; from profound presentations of philosophical logic to short stories illustrating the workings of karma.
Access to sūtra-specific introductions that articulate its key concepts, its narrative frameworks, and its socio-historical context.
Interactive reading tools such as pop-up definitions of key terms like “samsara” or “non-duality” in a comprehensive trilingual glossary.
Search function that allows you to look for characters, places, or philosophical concepts such as ‘Mañjuśrī’ ‘Vārāṇasī’ or ‘Bodhicitta’.
Ability to read bilingually or to compare translations with source Tibetan e-Kangyur folios integrated throughout the publications.
THE STORY BEHIND 84000
84000 is a global nonprofit initiative to translate all 231,000 pages of the Buddha’s words from the Tibetan Buddhist Canon and making them available in English, for free, for the first time ever.
As a grants-based translation project and online publication house, we leverage and integrate new technologies to make our digital library of the Buddha’s wisdom as accessible and beneficial as possible to readers, practitioners, and scholars around the world.
Our work relies upon the dedicated and collaborative effort of scholars, professionals, volunteers, advisors, and sponsors around the world, working remotely and online, across continents. Together we translate for preservation and engage through open access for the benefit of all sentient beings.
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- New texts:
1. The Sūtra of the Sun (Toh41)
2. The Sūtra of the Moon (1) (Toh42)
3. Dispelling the Darkness of the Ten Directions (Toh269)
4. The Sūtra of the Moon (2) (Toh331)
5. Untitled Dhāraṇī of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas (Toh865)
- Fixed some known issues.
Ratings and Reviews
What an excellent resource
I just downloaded it, and as far as I can tell they’ve done a great job cause there’s no bug- a worry I had because they’re not a huge organization. It’s just an excellent and expanding library of Buddhist texts, many are quite difficult to find in English if at all with also bread and butter sutra. I heard about it from the Wisdom Podcast, which is also excellent teachings and conversations from experienced masters.
Astonishing gift and resource
How wonderful to start this day with the words of the Buddha at ones fingertips. This app is simply amazing. It probably shouldn’t make a difference to have the texts accessible via an app— but considering these devices are in our hands a huge amount of the day—it does. So grateful this was developed. What a gift to all.
Most Valuable App in Human History
This is the most valuable app in human history for within the words of the enlightened Buddha and Bodhisattvas, we can find our path to liberation in this lifetime and future lives.
Enlightenment in the palm of one’s hand.
Namo Buddha Shakyamuni!
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