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Dear Friend,

Happy New Year to you!

Since its founding in January 2010, the Buddhist Literary Heritage Project (BLHP) has been steadily working toward its goal of making the vast riches of the Indo-Tibetan Buddhist literary heritage available to the world in modern languages, starting with English.

In the past year, we have focused on developing the necessary structure and policies for the translations to take place in a systematic and efficient manner. We are now pleased to share some news of our progress with you.

Pilot Translations –– 11 Completed

We have completed and reviewed 11 pilot translations, which are now undergoing the last stages of editing. We expect another 16 additional pilot translations to be completed and sent for review soon. The invaluable experience gained from these pilot translations has been vital in the development of our editorial policy, guidelines for translators, and other grant and editorial documents. It has also provided us with a basis on which to determine the appropriate sums to be awarded as translation grants. As our experience accumulates, we will revise these policies and guidelines accordingly.

Translation Grant Proposals –– 21 Received

In August 2010, BLHP announced our first public call for translation grant proposals. We are deeply grateful to the translating community for the amazing response we received. Twenty-one translation teams sent applications which, altogether, include thousands of pages of the Kangyur (the spoken teachings of the Buddha) to be translated into English. The BLHP Grants Committee is now in the process of commissioning the translation of about 3,000 pages of the Kangyur, chosen from our list of preferred texts.

In Memory of Gene Smith

As some of you may know, our dear advisor, colleague and mentor, E. Gene Smith, passed away in New York on December 16, 2010. Please read Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s message on Gene’s passing. For information and updates on Gene Smith’s public memorial service, please visit Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center.


Sponsor a Page Today!

With your generosity we can make all 70,000 pages of the Kangyur available in English!

To enable you to contribute to this historic endeavor, we are delighted to launch the Sponsor a Page donation drive. You can offer:
» A one-time or regular sponsorship
» A page as a gift to family and friends
» A page in memory of a deceased loved one

You can sponsor the translation of one page of the Kangyur now for US$ 250, or US $21 per month for just one year! More…


 
Join Our Cause — We Need Your Help 

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way and not starting.” – Buddha

The Buddha’s teachings on the sorrows of human existence and how to transcend them on the path toward enlightenment have a timeless and universal appeal. Many early records of the Buddha’s teachings in Sanskrit were lost during social and political upheavals in India. Fortunately, these texts had already been translated into Chinese and Tibetan, and have survived. But now, once again, the survival of some of these texts is endangered by the changing ethos and pressures of modern life.

We are committed to making these texts, containing the Buddha’s pragmatic and enduring wisdom, freely and universally accessible through translation. Less than 5% of the Tibetan Kangyur and Tengyur has ever been translated into languages such as English— so unless we take deliberate steps to save the rest, much of the enlightened sage’s teaching is at risk of being lost to posterity. The present moment, therefore, is crucial.

Without translators and editors, the task of translating the Tibetan texts would be impossible. We can provide sustained support for translators only if we have secure resources for the long term. We sincerely urge all of you to join us and fund this endeavor for the benefit of humankind.


Website Revamped

Visit the new and revitalized BLHP Website.

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For enquiries, please contact us.

Thank you and we look forward to your continued support.

With you in Dharma,
Huang Jing Rui
Executive Director


亲爱的朋友:

祝您新年快乐!

佛典传译计画自2010年1月创立以来,不断朝目标稳健迈进,从英文开始,逐步将广大深邃的印藏佛典翻译成现代文字让全世界共享。在过去一年裏,我们致力於拟定基本的架构与方针,以期翻译工作能以系统化及有效率的方式进行。我们很高兴能与您分享一些最新消息与进展。

十一项试译计划完成

我们已完成并审阅11项试译计划,目前正在定稿的最後阶段,预期还会有16个试译计划即将完成并送审。从这些试译计划中所获得的宝贵经验,有助於制订编辑方针翻译指南,及其他与赞助及编辑相关的文件;同时也作为提供合理翻译赞助额度的依据 。随著经验的累积,我们将相应调整这些方针与原则。阅览各项工作进度,请点击⋯

二十一项翻译计划申请赞助

2010年8月,佛典传译计画首次发佈翻译资助申请办法。我们诚挚感谢所有翻译者热烈响应。共有21个翻译团队向我们提出申请,提案内容为英译《甘珠尔》(佛陀言教)中,合计约数千页的佛典。佛典传译计画赞助委员会正评审各项提案,并即将进行大约3,000页的《甘珠尔》翻译。



缅怀金 · 史密斯 (Gene Smith)


我们最尊敬舆挚爱的导师兼同事––金 · 史密斯 (Gene Smith)––12月16日於美国纽约逝世。宗萨钦晢仁波切对於金 · 史密斯的过世表示深切惋惜,也极度讚赏他为佛教所做出的伟大贡献。请点击这里以阅读仁波切的信息。


立即赞助『一页甘珠尔』

请帮我们将70,000页《甘珠尔》经典翻译成英文。

为了让您参与这项历史性的志业,我们发起赞助『一页甘珠尔』的活动。

您可以
»选择单次或定期捐款
»赞助一页翻译作为给家人和朋友的礼物
»赞助一页翻译迴向给已故的亲人

现在,您仅需以$250美元,或在一年内每月捐款$21美元,就能赞助一页《甘珠尔》的翻译!想了解更多内容,请点阅⋯


与我们同行——我们需要您的护持

“在寻求真理的路上,人们只会犯下两种错误:不能坚持到底以及裹足不前。” ——佛陀

佛陀的言教包含宇宙真理实相,以及诸多超越世间痛苦的方法。可惜许多纪录佛陀言教的早期梵文文本,在印度社会政治动盪之中散佚。所幸这些文本即早被翻译成中文和藏文,而得以留存於後世。而今这些文本在现代社会的思潮演变及压力下,再度面临失传的危机。我们致力於以翻译的方式 ,将佛陀符合实用、蕴含不朽智慧的文本与普世共用 。现今仅有不到百分之五的藏文《甘珠尔》和《丹珠尔》被翻译成现代语言。 若不将保存佛典视为当务之急,證悟圣者的言教将面临失传的危险。此时此刻正是处於历史的关键时刻。

没有译者和编辑,就不可能进行翻译藏文佛典的任务。唯有长期稳定的资源,才能永续提供译者所需。我们由衷恳请各位支持我们,资助这项利益人类的事业


网站更新

请流览我们改装换面後的佛典传译计画网站

请为我们代言

欢迎您将我们的电子讯息转发别人,或将我们的网站链接到您的部落格与网站上。如想帮助我们推广本计画,请点击这里

想订阅我们的电子讯息,请在此注册

若有查询,欢迎您来信,或者联繫我们各地区的BLHP大使

感谢并期待您不断的护持!

黄净蕊
执行负责人
佛典传译计划


親愛的朋友:

祝您新年快樂!

佛典傳譯計畫自2010年1月創立以來,不斷朝目標穩健邁進,從英文開始,逐步將廣大深邃的印藏佛典翻譯成現代文字讓全世界共享。在過去一年裏,我們致力於擬定基本的架構與方針,以期翻譯工作能以系統化及有效率的方式進行。我們很高興能與您分享一些最新消息與進展。

十一項試譯計劃完成

我們已完成並審閱11項試譯計劃,目前正在定稿的最後階段,預期還會有16個試譯計劃即將完成並送審。從這些試譯計劃中所獲得的寶貴經驗,有助於制訂編輯方針翻譯指南,及其他與贊助及編輯相關的文件;同時也作為提供合理翻譯贊助額度的依據 。隨著經驗的累積,我們將相應調整這些方針與原則。閱覽各項工作進度,請點擊⋯

二十一項翻譯計劃申請贊助

2010年8月,佛典傳譯計畫首次發佈翻譯資助申請辦法。我們誠摯感謝所有翻譯者熱烈響應。共有21個翻譯團隊向我們提出申請,提案內容為英譯《甘珠爾》(佛陀言教)中,合計約數千頁的佛典。佛典傳譯計畫贊助委員會正評審各項提案,並即將進行大約3,000頁的《甘珠爾》翻譯。


緬懷金 · 史密斯 (Gene Smith)

我們最尊敬輿摯愛的導師兼同事––金 · 史密斯 (Gene Smith)––12月16日於美國紐約逝世。宗薩欽晢仁波切對於金 · 史密斯的過世表示深切惋惜,也極度讚賞他為佛教所做出的偉大貢獻。請點擊這裡以閱讀仁波切的信息。


立即贊助『一頁甘珠爾』

請幫助我們將70,000頁《甘珠爾》經典翻譯成英文。

為了讓您參與這項歷史性的志業,我們發起贊助『一頁甘珠爾』的活動。

您可以
»選擇單次或定期捐款
»贊助一頁翻譯作為給家人和朋友的禮物
»贊助一頁翻譯迴向給已故的親人

現在,您僅需以$250美元,或在一年內每月捐款$21美元,就能贊助一頁《甘珠爾》的翻譯!想了解更多內容,請點閱⋯


與我們同行——我們需要您的護持

“在尋求真理的路上,人們只會犯下兩種錯誤:不能堅持到底以及裹足不前。” ——佛陀

佛陀的言教包含宇宙真理實相,以及諸多超越世間痛苦的方法。可惜許多紀錄佛陀言教的早期梵文文本,在印度社會政治動盪之中散佚。所幸這些文本即早被翻譯成中文和藏文,而得以留存於後世。而今這些文本在現代社會的思潮演變及壓力下,再度面臨失傳的危機。我們致力於以翻譯的方式 ,將佛陀符合實用、蘊含不朽智慧的文本與普世共用 。現今僅有不到百分之五的藏文《甘珠爾》和《丹珠爾》被翻譯成現代語言。 若不將保存佛典視為當務之急,證悟聖者的言教將面臨失傳的危險。此時此刻正是處於歷史的關鍵時刻。

沒有譯者和編輯,就不可能進行翻譯藏文佛典的任務。唯有長期穩定的資源,才能永續提供譯者所需。我們由衷懇請各位支持我們,資助這項利益人類的事業


網站更新

請流覽我們改裝換面後的佛典傳譯計畫網站

請為我們代言

歡迎您將我們的電子訊息轉發別人,或將我們的網站鏈接到您的部落格與網站上。如想幫助我們推廣本計畫,請點擊這裡

想訂閱我們的電子訊息,請在此注冊

若有查詢,歡迎您來信,或者聯繫我們各地區的BLHP大使

感謝並期待您不斷的護持!

黃淨蕊
執行負責人
佛典傳譯計畫

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