Find out more about Lhasey Lotsawa Translation and Publications
Committed to making more of the Buddha’s and great masters’ precious teachings available to students worldwide, we aspire to produce authentic and accessible translations in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Nepalese, Polish and other languages.
Lhasey Lotsawa was founded in 2004 under the spiritual guidance of Kyabjé Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche and Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche.
Lhasey Lotsawa is the branch of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche’s activities that has for main objective the preservation, translation and publication of texts from the Buddhist tradition. Our primary role is to make the teachings of Kyabjé Tsikey Rinpoche, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche and their lineage masters available worldwide, and to provide the resources they recommend to support students in their study and practice. Our projects cover the complete range of the teachings, from transcriptions of the words of living masters to translating collections of the most ancient sutras.
The Lhasey Lotsawa Translation Committee is a group of translators and editors dedicated to providing these teachings and practice texts in their own mother tongue. Currently, we are striving to translate as many of our resources as possible into English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Nepalese, Polish, and Russian.
Lhasey Lotsawa Publications bases itself on the work of the Translation Committee to publish books, booklets and practice texts and distribute them across the world. Our archive team, transcribers, writers and editors work together with the Translation Committee with the common goal of preserving our teachers’ words, and make them accessible in literary form.
The common thread throughout our work is a dedication to our Buddhist practice, since to translate and write effectively, one must bring the subject matter into experience. This would not be possible without the guidance of our teachers whose great kindness ensures that the teachings remain in this world for generations to come, and allows us this opportunity to benefit others.
Our translation group is named after Lhasey Lotsa (Lotsa, or Lotsawa, meaning translator), second son of the great dharma king Trisong Deutsen, also known by the names of Yeshe Rolpa Tsal and Murub Tsenpo.
Lhasey Lotsa was one of the twenty-five disciples of Guru Rinpoche, a great scholar, an accomplished master, and a translator. In the 19th century, Lhasey Lotsa reincarnated as the great Treasure revealer Chokgyur Lingpa, whose timely Treasure teachings are now flourishing around the world.
As the son of the 4th Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, in addition to his role as one of the throne holders of the blessed Taklung Kagyu lineage, Phakchok Rinpoche is a holder of both the spiritual lineage and bloodline of Chokgyur Lingpa and is therefore committed to upholding and propagating his lineage.
This auspicious connection is the basis for our name, Lhasey Lotsawa.