84000 eNews Issue 23 | March 2016
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70000 Kangyur pages to be translated
11530 pages have been sponsored
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The Year of the Fire Monkey is Here
84000 Executive Director, Jing Rui Huang, reaches out to supporters of 84000, highlighting the progress of 84000 over the past year and describing what lies in store for the years ahead. Find out about upcoming translations, the new Reading Room, our widening reach, and the success of our first global online resounding.

“In this New Year, I wish to express our heartfelt gratitude for your ongoing support of 84000, which has enabled us to move closer toward our vision of translating and making the words of the Buddha available to everyone. I am pleased to share an update on how far we have moved along.” READ MORE
Featured Sutra
Read the sutra that was instrumental in establishing the importance of Avalokiteśvara, The Basket's Display.
Translators, the "Eyes of the Universe"
The Venerable Tulku Yeshi Gyatso Rinpoche, the Seattle-based Dzogchen master and reincarnation of Dzogchen Gyaltsab Thodo Rinpoche, was the consulting lama on 84000’s translation of The Basket’s Display. He was kind enough to share his thoughts on working with 84000 and the lead translator for the sutra, Peter Alan Roberts.

Throughout the conversation, Rinpoche earnestly discusses the importance of assembling a knowledgeable translation team and ensuring that translation is accurate both word for word and in overall meaning. Lastly, he explains why in Tibet translators are referred to as the “Eyes of the Universe,” and makes a personal plea that translations be carried out joyfully and with great care. READ MORE
As of February 2016, 126,751 people from 161 countries have visited the Reading Room and the PDF sutras have been downloaded 167,881 times.
Ensuring 84000's Success
The success of 84000 would not have been possible without the generous financial support provided by the 108 Founding Sponsors. Each donor pledged to contribute an amount between USD 50,000 to 250,000 within a period of five years, and it is with this initial fund that the project has taken flight. Ms. Ding Nai-Chu, one of the 108 Founding Sponsors, shares her thoughts.

“I believe that this [task] can definitely be accomplished. Even if it can’t be done in one generation, at least in two generations. Therefore, after the project gradually took form and then started seeking 108 founding sponsors, I felt that it would be my honour to do whatever small part possible.” READ MORE
How You Can Help 84000
Consider sponsoring a word, a page, a sutra, or joining the 84000 circle, as a one-time or on a monthly basis. You may also like to check out our Shop & Give opportunities. Read 84000's Five Year Report to see how your donations have helped so far. READ MORE.
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