"The gift of dharma exceeds all other gifts." - Dhammapada, verse 354
"The gift of dharma exceeds all other gifts."
- Dhammapada, verse 354
Lhasey Lotsawa is now on Patreon! Visit our page to find out how you can become a patron of the Dharma.
A donation to Lhasey Lotsawa directly aids dharma practitioners by allowing them access to materials and teachings which would otherwise be unavailable to them. As Buddha says in the above quotation, this is an unsurpassable gift!
In general, our projects include: sādhanas and other liturgies (mainly from The New Treasures of Chokg yur Lingpa (Chokling Tersar)), the rare and precious Taklun g Kagyu Mahāmudrā teachings, books of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche’s teachings, collections of the Buddha’s sūtras (bka’ ‘gyur), the teachings of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche), as well as spiritual biographies and autobiographies (rnam thar).
All proceeds from the sales of Lhasey Lotsawa products go towards funding further Lhasey Lotsawa Translations and Publications projects, and supporting our ongoing endeavor to make the teachings of our precious guru and of his lineage masters available to students across the world. This includes the translation of practice texts and of the writings of past masters, a time-consuming and demanding work that requires a team of translators, supported by editors and typesetters. It also includes the translation and the transcription of Rinpoche’s oral teachings. Transcripts are used by our writers, editors and typesetters to create new books and booklets to further inspire students in their study and practice. All Lhasey Lotsawa publications therefore require the contribution of a wide range of people and skills, in addition to the costs of printing and distribution. By contributing to Lhasey Lotsawa, you are thus supporting our team in their efforts to serve the dharma and beings.
This year is looking very promising for the Lhasey Lotsawa team, with many wonderful projects underway:
1. Producing a new standardized prayer book for the sangha
Our main project at present is an 830-page prayer book, A Staircase to Liberation, which is a comprehensive collection of all the most common and essential liturgies that our tradition teaches and practices. We began this ambitious project in 2015, and it is now undergoing final revisions. With the help of our growing team, we are thereby taking the opportunity to review all our existing translations, with the aim of raising the standard both in terms of accuracy and of style. Having such materials translated and gathered in the prayer book will be a huge boon for all of our Dharma centers and practitioners.
COST: USD 12000 (This covers the cost of translation, typesetting, design, and proofreading.)
2. Continuing the translation of requested practice texts
Our translations of other practice texts continue, now with a special emphasis on ensuring that all the texts necessary for three year retreatants are correctly translated and made available. Some exciting texts to look forward to in the near future include a Gesar sadhana with sang and tsok offerings; a pithy commentary on the generation stage by Shechen Gyaltsab Pema Namgyal; and the extensive sādhana for Thukdrub Sampa Lhündrub.
COST: USD 108 per Tibetan pecha page for the whole translation process, from the original Tibetan to the polished English, going through several rounds of revision and editing
3. Upcoming publications
A sequel to the Great Terton is getting started, which will contain details on Chokgyur Lingpa’s Treasure sites and revelations. We are also revising previous publications for their second editing, including Glimpses of Buddhadharma and the second volume of Clarifying the Path, which includes texts from Indian and Tibetan masters such as Vimalamitra, Buddhagupta, Kamalashila, Mahamati, and Bodhibhadra, among others; and many other exciting texts.
4. Other projects
We are planning an online course called “Tibetan for Practitioners” in cooperation with the Samye Institute that will provide the essential tips and tricks for those who want to learn more about the Tibetan language without having to devote many years to study.
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