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 kindly bestowed the empowerments, instructions, and reading transmissions of Jamgön Kongtrul’s Treasury of Precious Instructions in their entirety, at Benchen Monastery, Kathmandu from October 8 through November 28, 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 or the Google Play Store and enjoy free content and free previews of articles with the option to purchase books at affordable prices.

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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 18 applications received, 9 individuals were selected to receive scholarships for retreats beginning in 2015. Applications for scholarships to be awarded in 2016 will be accepted until August 1st, 2015.

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Translation & Transmission


October 2-5, 2014

Keystone, Colorado, USA

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Translation & Transmission Conference and helped to make it such a great success!

You can visit the Conference Revisited section of the Conference website for recordings, downloads, and related media.


Recent Publications

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

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

Wondrous Dance of Illusion, 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 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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