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Great Treasury of Blessings: Aspiration Verses for the Long Life of Khenchen Lama Pelgyeypa Dorjé Rinpoché, by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

༸ཕྱག་ན་པདྨོ། འཕགས་ཡུལ།
By His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso
[The One With Lotus in Hand, in the Noble Land (of India)]
(taa la’i bla ma sku khreng bcu bzhi pa bstan ‘dzin rgya mtsho [phyag na padmo, ‘phags yul])

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The Mighty Turning of the Dharma Wheel Sūtra (the ‘Pravartana’ Version)

“O seekers of virtue, in regard to the Noble Truth of Suffering, concerning things not heard before, vision arose, insight arose, wisdom arose, awareness arose, and illumination arose. Moreover, the Noble Truth of Suffering, O seekers of virtue, must be comprehensively understood. O seekers of virtue, in regard to this itself, concerning things not heard before, vision arose, insight arose, wisdom arose, awareness arose, and illumination arose.”

Letter of Support for Erick Tsiknopoulos from Esukhia Nangten Sizhu Khang

Esukhia ནང་བསན་སི་ཞ་ཁང་། McLeod Ganj, India 24 May 2013 To Whom It May Concern; It is our pleasure to write a letter of recommendation for Erick Tsiknopoulos. During his tenure as an Esukhia student, Erick has proven himself to be an avid and exceptional student with a prodigious curiosity in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and its textual heritage. He is continually striving to improve his knowledge of the Tibetan language, both spoken and literary, as evidenced by his continuing collaborative relationship with the staff members at our organization, who are excellent scholars in their own right.… Read more Letter of Support for Erick Tsiknopoulos from Esukhia Nangten Sizhu Khang

Letter of Support for Erick Tsiknopoulos from Dr. Scott Mist

Erick and I have been working together for the last two years on a translation project where I have served as the main organizer of the project, and he has worked as the head translator. Erick has been translating the Yuthok Nyingthik under the auspices and with the help of Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, a preeminent scholar and instructor of Tibetan medicine. Erick was recommended to me by Dr. Frances Garret, University of Toronto, for his extremely high level of Tibetan language skills and impressive ability in translating classical Tibetan. We… Read more Letter of Support for Erick Tsiknopoulos from Dr. Scott Mist

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 Dhāraṇī of Lapis Light for Generating the Power of the Tathāgata’s Samādhi (The Concise Medicine Buddha Sūtra)

Then, through the power of the Buddha, Mañjuśrī-kumārabhūta arose from his seat; and, joining his palms, spoke the following words: “May all Tathāgatas consider this, I pray. Please purify the negativity of all sentient beings, dispel their illness, and fulfill all their hopes. O Bhagavāt, I implore you; please relate the names of these [Seven Medicine Buddha] Tathāgatas; and impart the Dhāraṇī which is blessed by their previous aspirations.”

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