On January 11th the Dalai Lama will address attendees at the Tengyur Translation Conference: In the Tradition of the 17 Pandits of Nalanda. The conference, which started on January 8 and wraps up tomorrow, is being held at the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Sarnath, India, and its focus is on the multilingual translation of the Tibetan Tengyur.
The conference is part of an active translation project begun by the American Institute of Buddhist Studies at Columbia University (AIBS) and Tibet House US to translate the Tengyur into a number of modern languages, including English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Chinese, and others, into a collection entitled The Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences.
The Dalai Lama has expressed his support for the project in the past in a letter posted on the AIBS website. In this letter, the Dalai Lama states that “as it grows, the Treasury series will serve as an invaluable reference library of the Buddhist Sciences and Arts. This collection of literature has been of immeasurable benefit to us Tibetans over the centuries, so we are very happy to share it with all the people of the world.”
For more information on the conference or the translation project, visit American Institute of Buddhist Studies at Columbia University.