The following are links to Sutta texts available for e-book platforms such as the Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. Not all texts are available on all platforms. If you know of Sutta e-books (.mobi or .epub) that are not listed, please share them in the comments below. Never loaded books directly onto your device? It’s easy.
Wisdom Publication Editions: Kindle, EPUB, PDF, paid
The Wisdom of the Buddha Series is now available as a three-file download directly from the Wisdom Publications website, wisdompubs.org. By purchasing through the Wisdom website instead of Amazon, you will get an epub and pdf format as well as kindle. And the files will not have the DRM (restrictive copy protection) so you are free to use them on any device. To find them, simply do a title search.
- The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya by Maurice Walsh
- The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya, translated by Bhikkhu Ñāṇamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi
- The Connected Discourses of the Buddha, A Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya, by Bhikkhu Bodhi
- The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha, A Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya, by Bhikkhu Bodhi
- The Suttanipata: An Ancient Collection of the Buddha’s Discourses Together with Its Commentaries, by Bhikkhu Bodhi
- In the Buddha’s Words, by Bhikkhu Bodhi
- The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon, by Bhikkhu Bodhi
From ReadingFaithfully.org: Epub and Mobi, Free
All of the books available for download from ReadingFaithfully.org are allowed by their copyright to be used and shared freely. For specific requirements check the rights information in each book.
First Four Nikayas
- Unofficial E-books of DN and MN from Sutta Central: Epub and Kindle
- Selections from the Middle Length Discourses: Free Kindle, Epub, Mobi
- Selections from the Connected Discourses: Free Kindle, Epub, Mobi
- Selections from the Numerical Discourses: Free Kindle, Epub, Mobi
- Dhammapada, translated by Venerable Acharya Buddharakkhita. Includes PDF’s, Kindle/Mobi, and Epub
- Dhammapada, translated by Venerable Narada. Includes PDF’s and Epub
- Itivuttaka: The Buddha’s Sayings translated by John D Ireland, EPUB, Kindle, PDF
- Sutta Nipata: Translated by Viggo Fausboll Includes Kindle/Mobi and Epub
- Verses of the Senior Monks: Theragatha Ebook by Bhikkhu Sujato—EPUB, Kindle, PDF
- Therigatha: Psalms of the Sisters, Mrs C.A.F. Rhys Davids Includes Kindle/Mobi and Epub
- Theragatha Therigatha Anthology from AccesstoInsight.org, Free Kindle, Epub
- Buddhist Legends: Dhammapada Origin Stories, translated by E. W. Burlingame DRAFT Includes Kindle/Mobi, and Epub
- Jataka Full Translation by E. B. Cowell: Epub, Kindle, Mobi
Original Texts in Pali: Epub, free
From this website, Mobi and Epub books in the Pali language. Includes proper font support.
Ancient Buddhist Texts: Mobi and Epub, free
All of the English language translations on ancient-buddhist-texts.net are currently available in Mobi and Epub format from the the Ancient Buddhist Texts Ebook Page. There are dozens of documents in the zipped download, including
- The Great Emancipation (DN 16, Mahaparinibbana Sutta)
- Exalted Utterances (The complete Udana)
- The Discourse about the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness (MN. 10, Satipatthana Sutta)
- The Discourse about Mindfulness while Breathing (MN. 118, Anapanasati Sutta)
- The Short Readings (KN 1, the complete Khuddakapatha)
- The Way to the Beyond (Sn V, the fifth chapter of the Sutta Nipata)
Ajahn Thanissaro, Metta Forest Monastery: Epub and Mobi, free
There is a growing collection at dhammatalks.org, including the complete Dhammapada and Udana, Itivuttaka, and Sutta Nipata, as well as the anthologies Into the Stream, Beyond Coping, and Mindful of the Body. Expect more to come in the near future. Now The Handful of Leaves Anthology is available as epubs.
Mahamevnawa—Ven. Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thera, Kindle, paid
All of the English Sutta translations by Ven. Kiribathgoda Gananananda are now available as Kindle Books from Amazon. Visit the Mahamevnawa Publications page to see all the books and all the purchase options.
- Some commercial books available for the Amazon Kindle.
- Venerable Pesala has an edited version of Venerable Narada’s Dhammapada translation along with summaries of the commentary stories. It can be found as an free epub here. Click on the book icon.
Are you aware of other Mobi or Epub Sutta books available? Post them in the comments. Note: this page is exclusively for Sutta books.