Introduction to the Project

A Guide to Practice & Encyclopedia

The Yogācārabhūmi records the stages and states of practice of a yoga master (also known as a meditation or Chan master), and is also an encyclopedia for those seeking to refine their understanding of the spiritual life.

Three-year Plan & Digital Database

This three-year research project, funded by the National Science and Technology Council from August 1, 2000 to July 31, 2002, aims to create an electronic database of the Yogācārabhūmi and its divisions, different translations (three sūtras and two treatises), commentaries, Sanskrit originals, and Tibetan translations, integrating all of these elements into a comprehensive Yogācārabhūmi digital database.

Academic Application & Buddhist E-Learning

The creation of this Yogācārabhūmi Database can be used by academics and spur further developments in the creation of e-learning resources for the study of Buddhist texts.