May 2022

New Publication: The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom, the Blessed Mother

31 May 2022

In this famous scripture, known popularly as The Heart Sūtra, the Buddha Śākyamuni inspires his senior monk Śāriputra to request instructions from the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara on the way to practice the perfection of wisdom. Avalokiteśvara then describes how an aspiring practitioner of the perfection of wisdom must first understand how all phenomena lack an intrinsic nature, which amounts to the realization of emptiness.
Read more »

84000新英譯佛典:《薄伽梵母般若波羅蜜多心經》(大正藏:《佛說聖佛母般若波羅蜜多經》)

31 May 2022

在這部以《心經》之名廣傳於世的經典中,長老舍利弗承佛威神力,請觀世音菩薩教導修學般若波羅蜜多的方法。觀世音菩薩言,樂欲修學般若波羅蜜多者,當觀諸法皆無自性,亦即了悟空性。繼而宣說短咒,若能持誦此咒者,即是修學般若波羅蜜多。爾時世尊贊嘆觀音菩薩之教法,並印證說:般若波羅蜜多當如是學,是即真實最上究竟。

Read more »

三部新譯經文

24 May 2022

今天,我們同時發布三部內容相近的英文版經文譯作。這三個版本應是在不同時期,經由不同的路徑被帶到藏地,被當時的藏文譯者所保存下來,之後又全都被收錄在《甘珠爾》經典裡面。

閱讀這些經文,可以開拓我們的思維、加深我們對時間的理解,並且讓我們逐步領略遍一切時遍一切處諸佛之不可思議的示現與事業。

Read more »

84000新英譯佛典:《八吉祥經》 (大正藏:《佛說八部佛名經》)

5 May 2022

一時,佛在毗舍離奈女樹園,有一離車族青年名為「善作」,請佛宣說現今住世修行本願之諸佛名號,使持名禮敬者無有恐懼、無復眾難。世尊隨即演說八佛及其佛土之名,教喻善作應諦奉善思、係心毋忘,必能德行日進、所作皆成。善作告退之後,天帝釋白佛言,我已受此八佛之名,精进奉行。佛告天帝,天人與阿修羅戰鬥之前,念諸八佛名即可無畏,繼而講說傳布本經的種種功德。
Read more »

Three New Publications

5 May 2022

Today we are publishing three new closely related translations at the same time. The existence of all three texts in the Kangyur, reflecting different versions brought to Tibet via different routes and translated at different times, gives us a fascinating glimpse of how carefully the Tibetan translations preserved the precious texts available at the time.
Read more »