Sponsor the English Translation of the Red Tārā Cycle of Apang Tertön

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Sponsor the English Translation of the Red Tārā Cycle of Apang Tertön

Erick Tsiknopoulos is undertaking the translation of the entire Red Tārā cycle, a collection of treasure revelation teachings (gTer-ma) by the great Apang Tertön, Pawo Chöying Dorjé.

These translations will be published in two forms: as individual publications of each text, and all of them collected into larger volumes of books. The majority of these have never been translated into English or any other Western language, and the vast majority of them have never been published.

We are seeking sponsorship of individual texts within the collection. Below is the list of all Red Tārā texts by Apang Tertön. This includes their Tibetan titles, English names, number of pages, and the approximate sponsorship cost. If you see a text(s) in the list below that you would like to sponsor, please contact us.

In terms of sponsorship, we are mainly aiming at receiving sponsorship for complete individual Red Tārā texts within the collection. However, more general donations to the project, of any size, are also welcome.

As the sponsor of a particular text, your name will be included as the sponsor at the end of the translation, and also in a list of sponsors in the published books. In addition, you will be the first person to receive the finished translation as soon as it is completed.

If you would like to sponsor the translation of one or more Red Tārā texts in this collection, please contact Erick Tsiknopoulos at TrikayaTranslations@gmail.com or TibetanTeaching@gmail.com. Paypal donations can be made using the same email address. 

We will provide you with all relevant details and information, and let you know how you can take part in this important endeavor. Paypal is the preferred method of transfer, but other methods are also possible. The email addresses to use for Paypal are: 

TrikayaTranslations@gmail.com or TibetanTeaching@gmail.com

Work on the commissioned translations will begin shortly after the sponsorship money is received in full, and will be completed in an efficient and timely manner, as a top priority.

All finished translations will include transliterated Tibetan phonetics for chanting/recitation where appropriate, as well as the original Tibetan text in inputted form, for readers and students of Tibetan language.

We would like to thank the following kind donors for their sponsorship of this project thus far:

1. Pei Kee Kok (sponsorship of 2 Red Tārā texts)


Full list of Red Tārā texts in the collected works of Apang Tertön, Pawo Chöying Dorjé

(a pAM gter ston dpa’ bo chos dbying rdo rje, 1895-1945)


All Red Tārā texts: 27

All pages: 360

A. Practice Texts on Red Tārā

Total number of practice texts: 26

Total number of pages: 171

1. rje btsun sgrol ma’i brgyud pa’i gsol ‘debs/

  • Supplication to the Lineage of Red Tārā’
  • 5 pages (1-5, 6-11)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $375

2. thugs mchog gter bcud ‘dus pa las/_sgrol ma dmar mo’i sgrub pa pad+ma’i rgyan can/

  • From the Compendium of the Vital Treasures of Supreme Enlightened Mind/ Endowed with Ornaments of Lotus: A Practice of Red Tārā’
  • 11 pages (7-18, 12-23)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $898

3. thugs gter las/_sgrol ma dmar mo’i tshogs mchod/

  • From the Treasures of Enlightened Mind/ The Feast Offering to Red Tārā’
  • 5 pages (19-23, 24-29)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $375

4. thugs gter las/_sgrol ma dmar mo’i bskang ba/

  • From the Treasures of Enlightened Mind/ The Fulfillment Ritual for Red Tārā’
  • 4 pages (25-28, 30-33)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $300

5. thugs mchog gter bcud ‘dus pa las/_sgrol ma dmar mo’i bsgrub thabs/

  • From the Compendium of the Vital Treasures of Supreme Enlightened Mind/ A Sādhanā of Red Tārā’
  • 3 pages (29-31, 34-37)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $225

6. thugs gter las/_sgrol dmar nang bsgrub dbang gi lcags kyu/

  • From the Treasures of Enlightened Mind/ Hook of Magnetizing Power: The Inner Practice of Red Tārā’
  • 2 pages (34-35, 38-39)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $176

7. rje btsun sgrol ma’i pra sgrub/

  • The Mirror Divination Practice of the Lofty Lady Tārā’
  • 1 page (40, 35)
  • Approximate sponsorship cost: USD $75
  • *The translation of this text has already been sponsored, by Pei Kee Kok

8. thugs mchog gter bcud ‘dus pa las/_sgrol ma dmar po’i kha byang ‘phrul gyi me long

  • From the Compendium of the Vital Treasures of Supreme Enlightened Mind/ Magical Mirror: A Prophetic Guide to the Treasure Teaching Inventory of Red Tārā’
  • 11 pages (37-47, 42-53)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $880

9. sgrol ma dmar mo’i gsang sgrub /

  • The Secret Practice of Red Tārā’
  • 2 pages (49-50, 54-55)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $176
  • *The translation of this text has already been sponsored, by Pei Kee Kok

10. thugs gter las/ sgrol ma dmar po la brten pa’i dbang sdud me yi las/

  • From the Treasures of Enlightened Mind/ Activity of Fire: A Magnetizing Practice Relying on Red Tārā’
  • 3 pages (51-53, 56-59)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $264

11. thugs mchog gter bcud ‘dus pa las/_rje btsun sgrol ma dmar mo la brten nas mN+Dal cho ga dpag bsam snying po/

  • From the Compendium of the Vital Treasures of Supreme Enlightened Mind / The Wish-Granting Essence: A Maṇḍala Offering Ritual Relying on the Lofty Lady, Red Tārā’
  • 11 pages (55-66, 60-71)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $880

12. rdzogs pa chen po dang ‘brel ba’i sgrol ma’i mN+Dal cho ga gser gyi yang zhun/

  • The Refined Essence of Gold: A Maṇḍala Offering Ritual in Connection with the Great Perfection’
  • 4 pages (67-70, 72-75)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $300

13. chos nyid nam mkha’i klong mdzod las/_sgrol ma’i mN+Dal bsdus chog zab pa’i snying po brgyad ldan/

  • From the Vast Space Treasury of Dharmatā/ Suffused with the Eight Hearts of Profundity: A Concise Maṇḍala Offering Ritual for Tārā’
  • 3 pages (71-73, 76-79)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $225

14. rje btsun sgrol ma dmar mo smon lam don gnyis lhun grub/

  • Spontaneously Accomplishing the Two Aims: An Aspiration Prayer for Red Tārā’
  • 3 pages (75-77, 80-83)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $225

15. thugs mchog gter bcud ‘dus pa las/_sgrol ma dmar mo’i tshe sgrub/

  • From the Compendium of the Vital Treasures of Supreme Enlightened Mind/ The Longevity Practice of Red Tārā’
  • 9 pages (79-87, 84-93)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $675

16. thugs mchog gter bcud ‘dus pa las/_rje btsun sgrol ma dmar mo’i g.yang sgrub/

  • From the Compendium of the Vital Treasures of Supreme Enlightened Mind/ The Prosperity Practice of the Lofty Lady, Red Tārā’
  • 11 pages (89-99, 94-105)
  • *Already translated by the Sugatagarbha Translation Group (Erick Tsiknopoulos), for Chagdud Gompa, 2018. Chagdud Khadro, for whom the text was specifically translated, loved the translation and spoke very highly of it. 17. thugs mchog gter bcud ‘dus pa las/_yang zab sgrol dmar la brten nas me mchod dbang gi lcags kyu/
  • From the Compendium of the Vital Treasures of Supreme Enlightened Mind/ Hook of Magnetizing Power: The Fire Offering Relying on the Most Profound Red Tārā’
  • 9 pages (101-109, 106-115)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $704

18. thugs gter las/_rje btsun sgrol ma dmar mo’i las tshogs nor bu’i phreng ba/

  • From the Treasures of Enlightened Mind/ Garland of Gemstones: A Yogic Activity Practice of the Lofty Lady, Red Tārā’
  • 35 pages (111-145, 116-151)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $2992

19. thugs gter las/_sgrol dmar bcud len rdo rje’i rgya can/

  • From the Treasures of Enlightened Mind/ The Vital Extract Practice of Red Tārā
  • 3 pages (147-149, 152-155)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $225

20. thugs mchog gter bcud ‘dus pa las/_sgrol ma dmar mo’i las sbyor sde brgyad dbang sdud lcags kyu snying ‘dren dmar po/

  • From the Compendium of the Vital Treasures of Supreme Enlightened Mind/ Red Heart-Catching Hook Which Magnetizes the Eight Classes (of Gods and Demons): A Yogic Application Practice of Red Tārā’
  • 2 pages (151-152, 156-157)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $176

21. thugs gter las/_sgrol ma dmar mo’i zab dbang /

  • From the Treasures of Enlightened Mind/ The Profound Empowerment of Red Tārā’
  • 9 pages (153-161, 158-167)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $704

22. thugs mchog gter bcud ‘dus pa las/_rje btsun sgrol ma dmar mo’i srog ‘khor/

  • From the Compendium of the Vital Treasures of Supreme Enlightened Mind/ The Life-force Wheel of the Lofty Lady, Red Tārā’
  • 2 pages (163-164, 168-169)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $176

23. thugs mchog gter bcud ‘dus pa las/_sgrol ma dmar mo’i dbang sdud/

  • From the Compendium of the Vital Treasures of Supreme Enlightened Mind/ The Magnetizing Practice of Red Tārā’
  • 3 pages (165-167, 170-173)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $225

24. thugs mchog gter bcud ‘dus pa las/_sgrol ma’i las sbyor zab mo/

  • From the Compendium of the Vital Treasures of Supreme Enlightened Mind/ The Profound Yogic Application Practice of Tārā’
  • 3 pages (169-171, 174-177)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $264

25. nyer mkho’i cha lag bzod gsol sogs/

  • The Request for Forbearance and Other Requisite Supplementary Practices (for Red Tārā)
  • 2 pages (173-174, 178-179)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $176

26. thugs gter las/_sgrol ma dmar mo’i las sbyor dgra bgegs dpung ‘joms/

  • From the Treasures of Enlightened Mind/ Defeating the Armies of Enemies and Obstructive Forces: A Yogic Application Practice of Red Tārā’
  • 15 pages (175-189, 180-195)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $1232

B. Teaching Texts on Red Tārā

Total number of teaching texts: 1

Total number of pages: 189

27. thugs gter dmar po lha bcu gsum gyi nang tshan/_sgrol ma dmar mo’i rgyab chos gnad gsang thugs kyi sgron me’i don ‘grel gser gyi yang zhun/

  • From Among the Thirteen Red Deities from the Treasures of Enlightened Mind/ Refined Essence of Gold: A Background Dharma Teaching on Red Tārā, Being An Explanation to the Meaning of the Secret Key-point of the Lamp of Enlightened Mind’
  • 189 pages (1-188, 6-193)
  • Sponsorship cost: USD $16,456 (Due to its large size, this project may be the target of crowdfunding and general donations.)

Notes:

1) Any translations of Red Tārā texts from Apang Tertön cycle which have previously been published, by Chagdud Gompa and others, will be re-translated for this project. However, this constitutes a relatively small minority of the texts in the cycle.

The exception to this is 16. thugs mchog gter bcud ‘dus pa las/_rje btsun sgrol ma dmar mo’i g.yang sgrub/ ‘From the Compendium of the Vital Treasures of Supreme Enlightened Mind/ The Prosperity Practice of the Lofty Lady, Red Tārā, which was previously translated on behalf of the Sugatagarbha Translation Group by Erick Tsiknopoulos for Chagdud Gompa, 2018.

2) It should be noted that according to most teachers within this particular tradition, many (though not all) of the texts in this cycle should generally not be undertaken in practice without having first received the empowerment (wang) of Red Tārā.

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