84000 has come to the end of the second year of its ambitious undertaking to translate all of the Words of the Buddha into the world’s major modern languages, in order to ensure their preservation as part of humanity’s rich and diverse religious, cultural and literary heritage.
“Translating the Words of the Buddha…”
–– A Milestone is Reached!
We are happy to report that we are on track with 10% of the Kangyur –– approximately 8,000 pages of the Words of the Buddha –– in the process of being translated into English.
||We wish to gratefully acknowledge our 70 founding sponsors and 500 page sponsors. Without your support, this important milestone could not have been reached.
Our grants committee recently concluded its second round of evaluation of applications. Grants are being finalized that will result in another 3,500-4,000 pages of translation. We will announce the funded translators and newly commissioned translations in the very near future.
Information about the 60 funded translators and 49 works in progress from the first cycle can be found on our website.
The momentum is building! In our second grant round, we had 21 applications from Dharma groups and monasteries, and a growing number of university teams. We are delighted by this clear sign that the broader translation community is aware of 84000 and is becoming more and more involved.