Tripiṭaka (Sanskrit: [trɪˈpɪʈɐkɐ]) or Tipiṭaka (Pali: [tɪˈpɪʈɐkɐ]), meaning “Triple Basket”, is the traditional term for ancient collections of Buddhist sacred scriptures

The Pāli Canon maintained by the Theravāda tradition in Southeast Asia, the Chinese Buddhist Canon maintained by the East Asian Buddhist tradition, and the Tibetan Buddhist Canon maintained by the Tibetan Buddhist tradition are some of the most important Tripiṭaka in contemporary Buddhist world

Tripiṭaka has become a term used for many schools’ collections, although their general divisions do not match a strict division into three piṭakas