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 Project:

The Treasury of Precious Instructions

by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Taye

Following completion of the translation of Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Tayé’s 10-volume Treasury of Knowledge, Tsadra Foundation is pleased to announce that we are embarking on the translation of Kongtrul’s 18-volume Treasury of Precious Instructions (grams ngag rin po che’i mdzod).

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Exceptional Transmission of The Treasury of Precious Instructions

Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche has kindly consented to bestow the empowerments, instructions, and reading transmissions of Jamgön Kongtrul’s Treasury of Precious Instructions in their entirety. This will take place at Benchen Monastery, Kathmandu from October 8 through December 6, 2014.

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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, and enjoy free content and free previews of articles with the option to purchase books at affordable prices.

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Android and Kindle editions coming soon!

Advanced Studies Scholarships

Applications for scholarships to be awarded for 2015 will be accepted until September 1, 2014.

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Advanced Contemplative Scholarships

From among the 21 applications received, 10 individuals were selected to receive scholarships for retreats beginning in 2014. Applications for scholarships to be awarded in 2015  will be accepted until August 1st, 2014.

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Translation & Transmission


October 2-5, 2014

Keystone, Colorado, USA

Conference Now Full: Register for the wait list


In 2014 Tsadra Foundation will launch a series of large-scale conferences held on a regular basis to provide an international forum for sustained dialogue and the sharing of ideas and experiences, as well as for collective reflection on the larger cultural and societal dimensions of the transmission of Tibetan Buddhism to the contemporary sphere.


Recent Publications

Refining Our Perception of Reality, Sera Kandro, trans. Ngawang Zangpo

Wondrous Dance, Autobiography of Khenpo Ngakchung, trans. Heidi Nevin and Jacob Leschly


Au coeur du ciel - Volume II, controverses dans les systémes de la Voile médiane, Karl Brunnhölzl, trans. Christian Charrier

Forthcoming Titles

●    When Clouds Part, Uttaratantrashastra, w/ commentary by Tashi Ozer, trans. Karl Brunnhölzl

●    The Profound Inner Principles, Karmapa Rangjung Dorje, w/ commentary by Jamgön Kongtrul, trans. Elizabeth Callahan

●    The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Books 1 to 10, by Dzogchen Chöying Tobden Dorje, trans. Ngawang Zangpo

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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