The Naked Truth, by Gendün Chöpel

The naked truth, terrifying to behold, Should never be covered with the garb of self-deception.

A Praise and Prayer for Erick Tsiknopoulos, by Khenchen Lama Rinpoché, Pelgyeypa Dorjé

A Praise and Prayer for Erick Tsiknopoulos by Khenchen Lama Pelgyeypa Dorjé Rinpoché, 2010  (mkhan chen bla ma dpal dgyes pa rdo rje rin po che) ཨེ་མ་ཧོཿ É-MA-HO How wondrous! ཨེ་རིག་སྟོང་པའི་ཤེས་རབ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་ཤིང་།། É: RIK TONG-PA’Y SHEY-RAP TRA-SHIY SHING E: The good fortune of the Discerning Insight of Empty Intrinsic Awareness,  ཝཾ་རིག་སྣང་བའི་ཀུན་བཟང་བདེ་ལེགས་པོ།། WAM: RIK NANG-WA’Y KÜN-ZANG DÉ-LEK-PO … Continue reading A Praise and Prayer for Erick Tsiknopoulos, by Khenchen Lama Rinpoché, Pelgyeypa Dorjé

Review of David J. Kalupahana’s ‘Ethics in Early Buddhism’ (1995)

Well-written, thought-provoking, and often deeply perceptive, the late Sri Lankan scholar David J. Kalupahana's Ethics in Early Buddhism is a concise introduction to the subject of Buddhist ethics in early Buddhism, based primarily on the Pāli textual sources thought to be historically earliest. It aims to provide a philosophical investigation, focused on history and epistemology, into the underlying principles of Buddhist ethics, as well as its relationship to other forms of Indian and Western ethical thought. Kalupahana's core ethical analysis is centered on dependent arising (paṭiccasamuppāda) as a guiding reference point.

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])

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. … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading The Best Places to Study Tibetan in India: The Ratings