"Wisdom Publications is dedicated to making available authentic Buddhist works for the benefit of all... Wisdom's beginnings were inspired in the late 1970s by Tibetan Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-84), a teacher renowned for his warm-hearted humor and his grasp of the idiom and mindset of the Western seeker. Lama Yeshe, along with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, founded the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an international network of affiliated teaching centers, hospices, and other Dharma organizations...
"Operations moved from London to Boston in late 1988 when Tim McNeill, the current Publisher, was appointed. Wisdom spent several years renting space on the corner of Newbury Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Boston, where it ran a successful mail-order business with a comprehensive catalog of Buddhist literature. In 1997, with the growing success of its own publishing activities, Wisdom decided to focus on publishing full-time, and purchased its current headquarters at 199 Elm Street in Somerville, near the city of Boston...."
Resources and articles
- Wisdom Publications About, organizational web page, accessed June 13, 2013.