Access to the wealth of Buddhism's accumulated learning is crucial to ensure ever deeper understanding of the different lineages' teachings. Tsadra Foundation not only sponsors translators, but also assures the publication of their work.
Our English titles appear in Shambhala Publications’ Snow Lion “Tsadra Foundation Series” and “Treasury of Knowledge Series.” Our French titles can be found in Editions Claire Lumière's “Série Tsadra” and Editions Padmakara’s “Collection Tsadra.” We also support the work of the Padmakara Translation Group, which publishes English titles with Shambhala and Snow Lion and French titles under Editions Padmakara.
Tsadra Foundation has supported Nitartha Institute and the Dharmachakra Translation Group, in particular in support of their developing curriculum texts for study institute programs. We are also sponsoring the translation of several volumes currently being prepared for Wisdom Publication's Library of Tibetan Classics. On occasion the Foundation contributes to publication costs of important texts independently translated.
Tsadra Foundation participates in the publication of Tibetan collections in Asia. With our support, Shechen Monastery has published the Five Treasuries of Jamgön Kongtrul and the writings of Shabkar. In China, we sponsored the printing of a number of rare collections in limited editions of 100 sets, which were distributed free-of-charge to selected monasteries and institutions of higher learning.
More recently we have established a department of Tibetan Publications which collaborates and sponsors Tibetan language publishers to make important collections available in print and in digital versions.
Tsadra Foundation has also developed and provides a tablet-based “app” version of certain collections of Tibetan Buddhist texts in a bilingual study-tool version. This is currently available from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. (Learn more in our Resource / Digital Publications)
Learn more about the Publications Program through the following expandable sections:
> English Publications● Snow Lion - Tsadra Foundation Series● Snow Lion - Treasury of Knowledge Series● Snow Lion - Nitartha Institute Series and Other Publications● Shambhala Publications● Wisdom Publications● KTD Publications> French Publications● Editions Claire Lumière: Sèrie Tsadra● Collection Tsadra: Facilitated by Editions Padmakara● Editions Padmakara● Editions Yogi Ling> Tibetan Publications● Nitartha International Publications● Rigpe Dorje Publications● Shechen Monastery● Paltsheg Publications, Chengdu, China● Palpung Monastery Printing House● Tsadra Publishing
418 Tibetan volumes published
70 Western books published
45 English books published
21,105 English pages published
12 Publishers supported
25 French books published
8,273 French pages published
29,378 Western pages
220,280 Tibetan pages