Prior to the conference, Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche initiated a drive to gather “signatures of appreciation” for all Dharma translators worldwide.
The response was overwhelmingly enthusiastic––a total of 11,351 signatures and messages were gathered in just one week. These messages of support were presented to the translators during the Translating the Words of the Buddha Conference.
Dear Dharma Translators,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you are doing to translate and transmit the Dharma to Westerners. Without you, we couldn’t practice or study the Dharma, so we are hugely grateful for your incredible gift to us!
May your current deliberations in Bir, India, bring the Buddha’s words and teachings to countless sentient beings.