Advancing the combined study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism

Tsadra Foundation is a privately funded nonprofit trust established in New York City in 2000. We provide vital funding for the combined study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism in the west.

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Featured Translation Projects:

The Treasury of Instructions: Essential Teachings of the Eight Practice Lineages of Tibetan Buddhism

by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Taye

Following completion of the translation of Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé’s 10-volume Treasury of Knowledge, Tsadra Foundation has embarked on the translation of Kongtrul’s 18-volume Treasury of Instructions: Essential Teachings of the Eight Practice Lineages of Tibetan Buddhism (gdams ngag rin po che’i mdzod).

We are happy to announce that the first volume of this collection to be translated has been sent to the publisher and should appear early in 2016. This volume concerns the teachings from the lineage of Severance (Chöd)

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The Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra

by Choying Tobden Dorje

In honour of Lama Tarchin Rinpoche and with deep appreciation for his extraordinary kindness and generosity to a generation of western Buddhist students, Tsadra Foundation is delighted to bring to fruition his long held dream of making this seminal work available to English speaking students. The first volume comprising Books 1-10, Foundations of the Buddhist Path appeared in June 2015; a second volume comprising Books 15-17,  The Essential Tantras of Mahayoga will be appearing early in 2016.

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The Bilingual Edition of The Treasury of Knowledge

This application provides access to titles from The Treasury of Knowledge, including a bilingual English-Tibetan presentation of the encyclopedia, rich contents, easy navigation, and clear libraries.

Download the free app from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store and enjoy free content and free previews of articles with the option to purchase books at affordable prices.

Start downloading and exploring our free apps for IOS and Android.

Advanced Studies Scholarships

Applications for scholarships to be awarded for 2017 will be accepted until September 1, 2016.

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Advanced Contemplative Scholarships

From among the 24 applications received this year, 16 individuals - 8 women and 8 men - were selected to receive scholarships for retreats beginning in 2016. Applicants selected will be entering five different retreat centers in North America and Europe.

Applications for scholarships to be awarded in 2017 will be accepted until August 1st, 2016.

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Translation & Transmission

Conference

June 1-4, 2017

The University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

SAVE THE DATE

Announcing the next conference in our Translation & Transmission series:

translationandtransmission.org

Recent Publications

The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Books 1 to 10, Foundations of the Buddhist Path, by Choying Tobden Dorje, trans. Ngawang Zangpo

The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Books 15 to 17, The Essential Tantras of Mahayoga, by Choying Tobden Dorje, trans. Gyurme Dorje

Lumière de diamant by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal, trans. Christian Charrier

Forthcoming Titles

●   The Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment - A Complete Translation of the Bodhisattvabhumi by Stiramati, trans. Art Engle

●    A Garland of Views by Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, trans. Stephen Gethin

●   Purifying Jewel and Light of the Day Star by Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, trans. Wulstan Fletchern

 

 

Our Vision

Tsadra Foundation envisions a flourishing community of Western scholar-practitioners who are fully trained in the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Grounded in wisdom and compassion, these individuals actively enrich the world through their openness and excellence.

Our Mission

Contributing to the ongoing development of wisdom and compassion in Western minds by advancing the combined study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism.

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