Translation Program


Buddhist wisdom is clearly expressed in the wealth of writings that comprise its accumulated learning and that demonstrate the keenness of its analytical discernment. Tsadra Foundation is committed to assuring the best possible transmission of this wealth of knowledge and understanding through quality translations of important Buddhist texts and commentaries.

We are particularly interested in the translation of the core curriculum of the traditional college of studies, as well as texts that will benefit individuals who are actively engaged in the contemplative process.

In keeping with the non-sectarian approach of the foundation, the texts selected for translation represent a variety of traditions and views.

At the present time we support translation into English and French.

Current English Translation Grants


  Richard Barron  (Chokyi Nyima)

   Sarah Harding

   Hugh Thompson  (Ngawang Zangpo)

   Helena Blankleder

   Wulstan Fletcher

   Elizabeth Callahan

   Stephen Gethin

   Artemus B. Engle


  Gyurme Dorje


   Institute of Tibetan Classics

   Tibet House

Current French Translation Grants


   Christian Bruyat

   Patrick Carré

   Christian Charrier

More about our past Translation Program grants...


117  Tibetan titles translated

16,263  Tibetan pages translated

100  Translations into English

11,645  Tibetan pages

                        translated into English

17  Translations into French

4,618  Tibetan pages

                      translated into French

22  Fellows supported

30  Grantees sponsored

Translation groups supported


Featured Translation Project:

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


  Tsadra Foundation is currently translating Jamgön Kongtrul's Treasury of Instructions



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