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Monday, June 18, 2007

RangjungYesheWiki: Tibetan-English Dictionary, Dharma Glossaries, and Resources
18 Jun 2007

Rangjung Yeshe Translations and Publications, Kathmandu, Nepal and Trace Foundation, New York, NY, US

"The Tibetan-English Dictionary of Buddhist Culture from Rangjung Yeshe Version 4 [aka The Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan-English Dharma Dictionary - ed.] presents Dharma terminology as a free lotsawa-tool for translations of Buddhist literature especially Mahamudra and Dzogchen. It aims to assist translators of Dharma scriptures of the three vehicles - Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. Containing essential vocabulary for meditation texts, this Tibetan-English dictionary is a compilation from numerous translators and translation-groups in the tradition of Shakyamuni and Padmasambhava. Background history: Rangjung Yeshe Translations and Publications, located in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal is an ongoing project involved in compiling Buddhist terminology and translation terms to bridge the Tibetan and English languages, this Buddhist dictionary helps translation of Dharma terminology. Begun in 1979, it has slowly grown to a collection of more than 276,000 entries. Comparatively, the original Tibetan-English Dictionary of Sarat Chandra Das had approximately 27,000 entries. The current version includes the dictionary of James Valby and Ives Waldo, and the vocabulary of Richard Barron."

Site contents:
* Buddhist Masters, Lineages & Teachings; * Present day Tibetan Buddhist Teachers; * The Rangjung Yeshe Gilded Palace of Dharmic Activity; * Literature - Data on important Tibetan Buddhist literary works and collections; * Translators & Translations - Present day lotsawas, translation groups and their work; * Resources for the study and translation of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Literature; * Study Programs related to Buddhist study and practice; * Categories on this website.

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