Dharmachakra Translation CommitteeThe Dharmachakra Translation Committee draws its inspiration from the vision, commitment, and magnificent achievements of past Buddhist translators. Directed by Ch
Development Stage Meditation in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra
Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom contains four of the most cherished Tibetan Buddhist commentaries on the practices of visualization, mantra recitation, and meditative absorption. These three elements form the core of development stage meditation, one of the most important practices… Read More
A Guide to the Guhyagarbha Tantra
Luminous Essence is a complete introduction to the world of tantric thought and practice. Composed by the renowned Tibetan master Jamgön Mipham (1846–1912), the text provides an overview of the theory and experiential assimilation of a seminal tantric scripture,… Read More
Maitreya's Madhyantavibhaga with Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham
The Buddhist masterpiece Distinguishing the Middle from Extremes, often referred to by its Sanskrit title, Madhyāntavibhāga, is part of a collection known as the Five Maitreya Teachings. Maitreya, the Buddha’s regent, is held to have entrusted these profound and vast… Read More
The Great Commentary to Nagarjuna's Root of the Middle Way
In the Root of the Middle Way, Nagarjuna presents a magical method of reasoning, inviting everyone who encounters these lucid and fearless contemplations to follow him on a journey to the heart of transcendent insight. Inspired by the Buddha's… Read More
Essential Instructions on the Path to Awakening
The Indian master Padmasambhava occupies a special place in the hearts of practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. By bringing tantric Buddhism to Tibet from India, he inspired a movement of awakening that for centuries has brought countless practitioners to spiritual… Read More
Dharmachakra is presently working on various translations of central scriptures containing the Buddha's words as they are expressed in the sutras and the tantras as well as the most pivotal Indian and Tibetan commentaries on these enlightened statements.
A major project of the committee is the translation of the so-called Thirteen Great Scriptures of classical Indian Buddhism together with their commentaries by the Tibetan masters Ju Mipham and Khenpo Shenga. The first of these volumes, Middle Beyond Extremes, was published in 2007. The next volumes in this series are Maitreya's Ornament of the Mahayana Sutras and Distinguishing Phenomena and Reality (both scheduled for 2008). Gradually, the remaining volumes will be made available over the coming years.
In addition to the works of Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham, the committee also translates selected texts from the writings of the Karmapas as well as the works of the masters of the Rime Tradition; Jamgon Kongtrul, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Chokgyur Lingpa.