July 14, 2021 | Celebration of the Buddha’s Teachings


Join us on the auspicious day of Chökor Düchen to listen to Ven. Konchog Norbu as he guides us through 84000’s recently published translation of The Chapter on Medicine. 

The vast literature of the seventeen chapters of the Vinaya (Discipline) section of the Kangyur reveals much more than just the recounting of the events that led to the Buddha’s guidelines for his monastic community. Ven. Konchog will offer a distillation of the stories and teachings it contains with special emphasis on the unique and miraculous qualities of Śākyamuni Buddha; examples of the rare power of being in the presence of such a being and his teachings; and fascinating details about both medieval Indian spiritual and secular culture.

Update: The recording of this event is now available 


Ven. Konchog Norbu | Copyeditor @84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha

Ven. Konchog Norbu is a graduate of Brown University, where he primarily studied 19th and 20th century American literature and creative writing. Discovering the Dharma soon thereafter, he took the novice (getsul) precepts of a Buddhist monk during Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok’s North American tour in 1993, and received his full (gelong) ordination from Drubwang Penor Rinpoche in 1995. He has served several Dharma communities in the capacity of communications and media relations. Prior to joining 84000 as an English copyeditor, Ven. Konchog most recently worked for Lion’s Roar, creating online content; performed extensive editorial work for the translated teachings of both Khenchen Tsultrim Lodro and Khenpo Sodargye; and taught English to the monks and nuns of the English Translator Training Program at the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute at Namdroling Monastery in Bylakuppe, South India, where he also served as advisor for the various publication projects of the Rigzod Editorial Committee. Ven. Konchog now lives in Crestone, CO, where he is on the board of the Pema Chōling monastic community.

Posted: 5 Jul 2021