Research & Resources: Tibetan Language

84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha A global non-profit initiative to translate all of the Buddha’s words into modern languages, and to make them available to everyone. 84000 was officially launched in 2010 as a project under Khyentse Foundation to set up the operating system to achieve its mission:  To translate and publish the Kangyur within 25 years (70,000 pages); and  To translate and publish the Tengyur within 100 years (161,800 pages).

Adarsha ADARSHA is an app that lets you read and conduct searches of ancient documents in a digital format. There are three main categories of texts: (a) Kangyur (the words of the Buddha translated into Tibetan) ; (b) Tengyur (commentaries by Indian scholars translated into Tibetan) ; and (c) Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.

Asian Classics Input Project  ACIP is dedicated to locating, cataloging, digitally preserving, and freely distributing rare and precious collections of ancient wisdom. More than two million pages have been digitally preserved and tens of thousands of pages of searchable e-books and catalogs are distributed to the public free of charge.

Buddhist Canons Research Database A project of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies (AIBS) and the Columbia University Center for Buddhist Studies (CCBS). The Buddhist Canons Research Database is a resource that offers complete bibliographic information (with internal crosslinks and links to external resources) for the roughly 5,000 texts contained in the Tibetan Buddhist canon, and offers both general and targeted full text search access to those texts (approximately 15 million syllables).

Buddhist Digital Resource Center / Internet Archive Buddhist Digital Resource Center (formerly Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center) is dedicated to preserving and sharing Buddhist texts through the union of technology and scholarship

Classical Tibetan Wiki – This wiki was established to encourage sharing and developing information around learning classical Tibetan. The goal is to have an online resource for Classical Tibetan grammar that is both updatable and searchable. Created by Maitripa College student Andrew Hughes.

Dharma Farm – Teaching Classical Tibetan for translators. Central to the Dharma Farm approach to language instruction is a core emphasis on a correct understanding of the grammar of literary Tibetan.  Consequently, the foundation of our courses is a rigorous primer in grammatical principles and sentence paradigm memorization.

Learning Tibetan! / བོད་སྐད་སྦྱང་ཨ་   Resources for learning classical and colloquial Tibetan Language by Maitripa College student Andrew Hughes.

Rangjung Yeshe Wiki : Dharma Dictionary Tibetan-English Dictionary, Dharma Glossaries, and Resources

Tibetan & Himalayan Library | Dictionary The THL Tibetan Dictionary is created and maintained by a broad array of scholars rather than by professional editors, such that entries reflect a rich dialog on the meaning and history of terms. It allows for charting the historical usage of terms, as well as their contemporary spoken usage via recordings. It is in fact many dictionaries in one.

Tibetan & Himalayan Library | Translation Tool

Tibetan Consonants and their Sounds Spoken by Ge-she Ge-lek-cho-dak

Tibetan-English Dictionary This application contains dictionaries and glossary by the following authors: Tibetan-English Dictionary of Buddhist Terms; Buddhist Terms; The Uma Institute for Tibetan Studies Tibetan-Sanskrit-English Dictionary; Common Chinese-Tibetan-Sanskrit-English Buddhist Terminology; Rangjung Yeshe Dictionary; Dr. Alexander Berzin’s English-Tibetan-Sanskrit Glossary; Thomas Doctor’s Tibetan-English Terms; James Valby’s Tibetan-English Dictionary; Ives Waldo’s glossary compilation; Dan Martin: “Tibetan Vocabulary”; Richard Barron’s Glossary; Glossary for Mipham Rinpoche’s Gateway to Knowledge, Vol. 1; Tibetan Computer Terms; ‘Verbinator’ Tibetan Verb Dictionary; Sera Textbook Definitions (Tibetan); Dung dkar tshig mdzod chen mo; Dag yig gsar bsgrigs; Mahavyutpatti; Tibetan-Sanskrit Table of Buddhist Terminology Based on the Yogacarabhumi

Tibetan Language Institute TLI offers a bridge to the ancient wisdom traditions of Tibet as well as the contemporary Tibetans. Our Institute presents classes, seminars, workshops, and public lectures on Tibetan language, culture, literature, and philosophy (this includes on-going programs of study of Tibetan texts, conversational Tibetan, calligraphy, and lectures by guest speakers). The Institute strives to enhance the language learning possibilities of students of all backgrounds, from academicians and to ordinary people from all around the world.

Tsadra Translation & Transmission : Useful Resources This is a selection of links to resources relevant to the themes and topics of the Translation and Transmission Conference series.

UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies Founded by Jeffrey Hopkins and dedicated to translation into English and other languages of texts from Tibetan Buddhist traditions seminars, classes, and retreats on focal topics of Tibetan Buddhism and instruction in the literary and colloquial aspects of the Tibetan language and maintenance and development of multimedia archives as research and instructional resources accessible across the Worldwide Web