Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi’s “The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha” special offer
There is a Limited Stock of The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha available and as a special offer we have reduced the price to USD 27.00.
(Posted 5 April 2013)
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi’s “Numerical Discourses of the Buddha” available for sale
The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha, Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi’s long awaited translation of the Anguttara Nikaya is now available for sale from the BPS. Kindly note that this edition cannot be sold outside of Sri Lanka and India. The local price is Sri Lankan Rs. 2200.
(Posted 1 Mar 2013)
2013: Web Site Development
We are in the process of upgrading our web site to a wider format. The site will partially driven by a Content Management System. We hope to be able to include sections on Buddhist Tourism, user-submitted articles, and perhaps a blog. These changes should be implemented by mid-2013.
(Posted 14 Dec 2012)
2014: Postal Rate Increases
The BPS Board of Managment has decided to increase the cost for Sinhalese membership in BPS in order to offset the steep rise in postage within Sri Lanka. The membership increase will take effect 1 January, 2014. Details will be given in the newsletters that accompany the mailings in 2013.
(Posted 14 Dec 2012)
PayPal, Shopping Bag, and Internet Payments
Effective 7 november, 2011, BPS will no longer be able to receive payments from PayPal. For this reason we are entering an agreement with Sampath Bank, Sri Lanka, to handle credit card payments via their secure Internet Payment Gateway (IPG). In the future we may install other internet payment options. We are considering AlertPay, 2CheckOut, Moneybookers, and others. But for the immediate future we intend to use the Sampath Bank IPG.
New Hosting Server
Concurrent with the change to the new IPG, we will be transferring the BPS site to a new Linux-based hosting server. When this occurs, the site may be offline for as much as eight hours. Usually, however, such a changeover takes only two to four hours. Please be patient; we will be back online as soon as we can.
Typ0graphic@l Errors, Bad Links, etc.
As with any large site web project, this project is bound to introduce errors onto the web site. We ask both for your patience and for your help. Please use our contact page to notify us of any problems you may encounter.
Browsing the bookshop
Our on-line bookshop has changed drastically. The bookshop may now be browsed using our bookshop search page, which features selections for category, publisher, publication type, and allows you to sort the result. Moreover, you can search for author or title, keyword, or by the catalog number.
The left-side navigation menus have been streamlined and show only the items that apply to the current page. When Bookshop has been selected, for example, the menu expands to show the selections that apply to the bookshop. The following items bring up newly-created pages:
- Browse bookshop: search for publications
- New From BPS: books published by BPS within the past year
- New from other: books from other publishers, received at BPS within the past year
- Coming soon: books on order or soon to be received from the printer