Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Wisdom Publications

Wisdom Publications is the leading publisher of contemporary and classic Buddhist books and practical works on mindfulness. Publishing books from all major Buddhist traditions, Wisdom is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to cultivating Buddhist voices the world over, advancing critical scholarship, and preserving and sharing Buddhist literary culture.

Wisdom traces its beginnings to the influential Tibetan teachers Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche who in the 1970s established the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an international network of Buddhist service organizations. Lama Yeshe’s vision of “publications for wisdom culture” led to the founding of Wisdom Publications.

Over 30 years, Wisdom has developed a peerless list of over three hundred finely edited and beautifully produced titles that are distributed worldwide and have been translated into more than thirty languages. Wisdom’s success in fulfilling its mission is due to the combined efforts and generosity of countless authors, translators, editors, donors, and staff, all inspired by the profound richness of Buddhism.

Additional Links: 
The Wisdom Blog collects the latest news and thinking in the international Buddhist and mindfulness community.
The Wisdom Tumblr collects beautiful Buddhist imagery, inspiring quotes, and helpful teachings.
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Advancement & Communications Coordinator
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199 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Physical Address: 
199 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
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Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - General
Humanities - Comparative Religion
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Humanities - Linguistics
Humanities - Literature
Humanities - Philosophy
Literary Arts - General
Literary Arts - Poetry
Literary Arts - Publishing
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General Public
Immigrant Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
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Independent Presses
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