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Buddhist Publication Society

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Rounding up inland Sri Lanka’s sights from Colombo by yourself means self-driving or hopping between trains, buses, and cabs. This private 3-day tour takes away the transport hassles: providing a private chauffeured vehicle to ferry you from sight to sight. Discover Kandy’s must-sees, and explore a tea plantation, Nuwara Eliya, and Sigiriya, all in one tour, with two nights' 3-star accommodation and breakfasts and dinners included.
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abroadwithashley wrote a review Feb. 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota882 contributions179 helpful votes
You have most likely already decided to head here if you are reading this review. It is worth it. We went here more than once during our brief stay in Kandy, and walked away with stacks of books. Of course, for anyone with an interest in Theravada Buddhism this is really a pilgrimage worth taking if you are in Sri Lanka, and for anyone interested in Buddhism more generally. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and there are many great titles to choose from. Easily one of the best bookshops for Buddhist literature in the world.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Dilash De silva wrote a review Feb. 2019
Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka128 contributions13 helpful votes
This is the best place to buy books on buddisam in many languages , for a reasonable in one place in Kandy . A big variety .
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Laura0322 wrote a review Aug. 2018
Utrecht, The Netherlands39 contributions10 helpful votes
This book store had a very broad collection and the best thing is, is that they also have a lot of English and German books. We roamed around for almost two hours, because we had not found such a nice Buddhist bookstore in Sri Lanka before. The publications of the Buddhist Publication Society are very interesting and I bought a few. I am very curious to read them.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Nimitta wrote a review Mar. 2018
UK579 contributions361 helpful votes
The BPS is a world renowned centre for the publication and dissemination of Buddhist literature. A quiet peaceful bookshop and study centre, the staff are kind, friendly and highly knowledgeable. A must for students, fulltime and amateur, as well as scholars of and those with an interest in Buddhist literature. A browsers delight. Sabbadanam dhammadanam jinati. Namo Buddhaya.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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wt s wrote a review Aug. 2017
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions6 helpful votes
More than the books themselves, the people and staff in the Buddhist Publication Society make this a special place for Buddhist pilgrims to visit when in Kandy. Pilgrims who want to plug into the Dhamma and the Sangha should head not to the Temple of the Tooth, but to the BPS which is located less than 1km from the Temple of the Tooth beside Kandy lake. There, they will find classics and dusty tomes as well as newly published books, and kalyana mitta (kind friends) who will happily answer their questions and go out of their way to guide pilgrims to what they hope to find or where they hope to go. For me, visiting the BPS and meeting the people there was the best and most fruitful part of my trip to Kandy. Everywhere else, it was touristic and boring, but at the BPS, real connections were made, kindly help was generously provided, and it was heart-warming. Special thanks to all the staff at BPS - especially Mr Palitha Munasinghe the administrative secretary of the BPS - for offering me tea and friendship, and for going out of their way to assist me in my search and my journey. Thank you!
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Date of experience: August 2017
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