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A Call for Sponsorship

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If you enjoy or have benefited from the translations and essays on and the work of Erick Tsiknopoulos and the Sugatagarbha Translation Group, please consider making a donation or recurring sponsorship. 

Paypal donations can be made to For other forms of donation, please write to the same email address. 

Your generosity and consideration is deeply appreciated. Your support helps us continue the work of spreading the Buddha Dharma through our never-ending translation work. Most of the translations and texts provided on this site were unpaid work, given freely with the wish to benefit.  

Any leads or possible connections regarding Tibetan-English translation work are also always appreciated.

Thank you and enjoy the translations!

Yours in Dharma,

The Sugatagarbha Translation Group 

PS Of course, more new translations will, as always, be forthcoming…

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Erick Tsiknopoulos View All

Erick Tsiknopoulos (b. 1981) is an American translator of Tibetan, a scholar, researcher and postgraduate student in Buddhist Studies, a teacher and tutor of Tibetan language, a writer and editor, a voracious reader in various subjects, and an experienced world traveler. He is the founder and primary Tibetan translator of the Sugatagarbha Translation Group, and the creator of their main website,, which currently features English translations of over 400 Tibetan texts. Many of his translations have been published in various forms, including as books.

He has been a student of Buddhism since 1999, a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 2003, and a student of Tibetan language since 2005. He has been translating Tibetan texts into English since 2007, has been based in India and Nepal studying Tibetan language and Buddhism intensively and translating Tibetan texts since 2008, and has been working professionally as a Tibetan-English translator and interpreter since 2009.

He is available for contact via email at: and

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