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Letter of Support for Erick Tsiknopoulos from Dr. Lobzang Gyamtso

Letter of Support from Dr. Lobzang Gyamtso I, the one by the name of Lobzang Gyamtso, a Dharma teacher for the Institute for Service to the Buddhist Teachings [Nangten Sizhu Khang], address you with respect. My name is Lobzang Gyamtso, and my home country is in the region of southern Amdo in the snowy land of Tibet. In both Tibet and India, over the course of eighteen years I completed my studies of four major textual subjects of the Buddhadharma [namely, Buddhist logic and epistemology (Tibetan: tshad ma, Sanskrit: pramāṇa) based on Dharmakīrti’s Compendium… Read more Letter of Support for Erick Tsiknopoulos from Dr. Lobzang Gyamtso

Letter of Support for Erick Tsiknopoulos from Dato’ Patrick Tan

I have had the good fortune of knowing Erick since 2010. I first encountered him on the internet through his excellent website of Tibetan Buddhist translations, Sugatagarbha Translations (http://www.sugatagarbhatranslations.com). I was deeply impressed with his obviously high level of skill in Tibetan language and Tibetan to English translation, as well as his extensive knowledge of Buddhism. I was also moved that he offered all of his translations for free. I developed a friendship and partnership with him that continues to this day. I have always supported his altruistic translation projects,… Read more Letter of Support for Erick Tsiknopoulos from Dato’ Patrick Tan

The Best Places to Study Tibetan in India: The Ratings

The Best Places to Study Tibetan in India: The Ratings By Erick Tsiknopoulos Please note: These ratings are mainly for studying Tibetan language, not for higher Tibetan/Buddhist studies. That is a different story, which I will address in a later article. This article is mainly aimed at students who are in their first to second (1st-2nd), and to some extent, third (3rd) years of Tibetan language study in India. Generally, after you have studied Tibetan language for two years or so, you can move on to higher Tibetan and Buddhist… Read more The Best Places to Study Tibetan in India: The Ratings