Support Wisdom


For over three decades, Wisdom has been committed to publishing classic and contemporary Buddhist books. As the leading ecumenical and nonprofit publisher in this field, we have made it our mission to:

      • help cultivate and share the phenomenal and multifaceted resource of Buddhism,
      • advance critical scholarship, nurture communities of authors and readers, and
      • preserve Buddhist literary culture.

We are committed to providing readers with polished, thoughtful, and carefully-chosen works, available at reasonable prices. We also donate many books each year to schools, prisoners, sanghas, and libraries, and all our profits are invested back into the creation of new works.

“I cannot say how much the Buddha’s Dhamma has helped me in my life. I am so grateful to have the chance to read and take into my life the Dhamma from 2600 years ago.  To be able to help spread the Buddha’s Dhamma of compassion and wisdom in this day and age is really the most priceless gift!”
—Donor Kathleen Wong


When you make a donation to Wisdom, you help us continue to grow in this mission. Your support helps subsidize the creation of books that might not otherwise exist by funding writing, translation, transcription, developmental editing, and publishing of important works that share the precious human resource of Buddhism that has so much to offer for making a better world.

We are inspired by and deeply grateful for the generosity of our diverse reader and donor community, including practitioners, students, scholars, authors, and meditation teachers from around the world. Our books are the fruit of this great generosity, and are, we hope, offerings of profound possibility: for change; for a deeper understanding of suffering; for deeper peace, true happiness, and liberation.

Wisdom is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and your donation is tax-deductible. Our EIN is 04-2979113. If you have any questions about donating, please call us (617-776-7416, ext. 23).


How To Donate

  • Online

Wisdom has partnered with Give to accept online donations. To donate online please click the Donate Now button:

  • By Mail

Wisdom Publications – Development
199 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144

  • By Telephone

(617) 776-7416, ext. 23


Ways of Giving

  1. Become a Friend of Wisdom—Make a bigger impact, receive special benefits, and become part of a truly transformative community when you donate $50 or more in a year and become a Friend of Wisdom. As a Friend of Wisdom you’ll receive a 20% discount off your purchase when you order through our website, as well as special Friends-only email updates including previews of upcoming Wisdom books, exclusive interviews with Wisdom authors, book recommendations from Wisdom authors and staff, and more. Giving regularly is a great way to become more involved with Wisdom: your donations help support our authors in preserving and sharing the profound original teachings of Buddhism, as well as creating new books that advance critical scholarship and literary exploration of the important topics that Buddhism offers humankind, such as mindfulness, compassion, and liberation. To become a Friend of Wisdom, please click the Donate Now button above.
  2. Support a Project—If you would like your donation to go toward a specific book or series, please read about how you can Support a Project.
  3. Planned Giving—If you would like to donate stocks or include Wisdom in your estate plans, please call at 617-776-7416 ext. 23, use our email contact form, or write us at:

    Wisdom Publications – Development
    199 Elm St.
    Somerville, MA 02144


Thank You!

We offer our deep thanks for your past and ongoing support, however you’ve offered it. Whether you donate, purchase our books, or support us in other ways, you are a vital part of the Wisdom community. Your support makes it possible for us to continue to publish the best Buddhist writings, illuminating our world with wisdom and compassion.

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