New Translations and Page Sponsorships

Photo: Ushnisha Ng

This year closes with the funding of a new batch of translations, bringing the number of pages commissioned for translation after three grant rounds to a cumulative total of 10,000 pages (15% of the Kangyur). Approximately 100 pages have been published in our online reading room (, and the next 500 pages are being prepared for publication in the coming months.

To support the translations, this Fall, 84000 launched its first formal page sponsorship drive. During the eight-week drive, weekly progress was reported on Facebook and Twitter, and page sponsors were individually acknowledged on Facebook. In all, 88 people sponsored a total of 180 pages and another 34 people made other donations that together will cover the cost of translating another 5 pages. A total of $46,321 was raised that can be applied to translation over the next twelve months. Additionally, 32 people opted to make recurring gifts—gifts that will be given again indefinitely into the future.

Even though the donation drive has ended, we continually receive donations and dedications to their spiritual teacher/organisation. Up to 31st December 2012, dedications have been made to the following teachers and organizations:

Dedications made to No. of pages
Pema Wangyal Rinpoche 12 pages
Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche 12 pages
Sogyal Rinpoche 5 pages
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche 3 pages
HH the Dalai Lama 1 page
HH 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje 1 page
HE Tai Situ Rinpoche 1 page
Yangsi Rinpoche 1 page
Maitripa College 1 page
Ven. Gyaltrul Rinpoche 1 page
Garchen Rinpoche 1 page
Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche 1 page
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche 1 page
Tsoknyi Rinpoche 1 page
Lama Phurbu Tashi 1 page
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo 1 page
James Low 1 page
Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche (in memory) 1 page
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (in memory) 1 page
Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche (in memory) 1 page

The page drive has ended, but we still need your support! Pages can be sponsored anytime and all donations are welcome year-round. Please don’t hesitate to donate through the 84000 website, or go directly to We hope that many, many more people will join us in making the words of the Buddha available through translation.

Posted: 6 Dec 2012