The Book & Gift Store has a room that displays photos from the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association’s (DRBA) history of Dharma Propagation, as well as pictures of the Venerable Master Hua’s life.
The Book & Gift Shop sells Buddhist souvenirs and the Venerable Master Hua’s Dharma talks and lectures on Sutras in book, CDs, and tape form. There are also issues of the monthly journal “Vajra Bodhi Sea.” The publications not only spread the Buddha’s teachings, but also promote cultural exchange between East and West.
DRBA’s Buddhist Text Translation Society (BTTS) began publishing Sutras in English in 1972. Presently, there are more than 200 volumes of Sutras, the Venerable Master Hua’s general explanations of Sutras, Buddhist literature, and children books in English, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Japanese. Sutras and Dharma talks in bilingual (Chinese and English) editions have been published as well.
A. Buddhist Sutras and Texts with commentary:
1. The Flower Adornment Sutra (Avatamsaka Sutra).
2. The Wonderful Dharma Lotus Flower Sutra.
3. The Shurangama Sutra.
4. The Fifty Skandha-Demon States.
5. The Sixth Patriarch Sutra.
6. The Amitabha Sutra.
7. The Sutra of the Past Vows of Earth Store Bodhisattva.
8. The Sutra in Forty-Two Sections Spoken by the Buddha.
9. The Heart Sutra.
10. The Vajra Prajna Paramita (Diamond) Sutra.
B. Commentarial Literature:
The Ten Dharma Realms are not Beyond a Single Thought, Shastra on the Door to Understanding the 100 Dharmas, The Chan Handbook, City of 10,000 Buddhas Recitation Handbook, the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua’s Talks on Dharma, Song of Enlightenment, Exhortation to Resolve Upon Bodhi, Filiality: The Human Source, and so on.
In Memory of the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua, Pictorial Biography of the Venerable Master Hsu Yun, Records of High Sanghans, Records of the Life of the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua, The Intention of Patriarch Bodhidharma’s Coming to the West, Three Steps One Bow, and so on.
D. The Monthly Journal—Vajra Bodhi Sea:
This is a monthly journal of Orthodox Buddhism which has been published by the DRBA since 1970. Each issue contains recent translations of the Buddhist Canon by the BTTS. Included in each issue are a biography of a great Patriarch of Buddhism from the ancient past, sketches of the lives of contemporary monastic and lay-followers around the world, articles on practice, and other material. The journal is bilingual (Chinese and English).
E. Children’s Books:
Standards for Students (Instructions in Virtue), Under the Bodhi Tree, Cherishing Life, Human Roots: Buddhist Stories for Young Readers, The Giant Turtle, Hanging by a Spider Web, and so on.
F. Music, Tapes, CDs, MP3s, Novels, and Brochures.
G. Recitation beads, incense, Buddhist images, souvenirs, and so on.
The above (A-G) can be purchased from the Book & Gift Store at the City of 10,000 Buddhas. The Book & Gift Store is usually open everyday from 9am to 5 pm.
All orders require prepayment, including postage and handling fees, before they will be shipped to the buyer. Please make checks payable to: D.R.B.A. Purchasers may submit their orders for a precise quote on postage and handling and tax. Submit order to:
Buddhist Text Translation Society,
City of 10,000 Buddhas,
4951, Bodhi Way, Ukiah,
CA 95482, USA.
Tel: (707) 462-0939 Fax: (707) 462-0949
Buddhist Text Translation Society,
International Translation Institute,
1777 Murchison Drive, Burlingame,
CA 94010-4504 USA.
Tel: (650) 692-5912 Fax: (650) 692-5056
Most branches of DRBA (see “Related Links & Branches" webpage) as well as some retail booksellers also offer BTTS publications for sale.
For ordering online, please visit the BTTS website at: BTTS Sutras
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