English Translation Grantees

English Translation Grantees

Sean Price

Diploma in engineering; studied Japanese and Tibetan in Tokyo, then Tibetan at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics; received novice monk vows in 1994 and full monastic vows in 1996; continued his studies in the monastic college at both Drepung Monastery, India, and Shechen Monastery in Nepal; began translating texts at the request of Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche. Tsadra Foundation Grantee since 2008.

Sean Price (Gelong Tenzin Jamchen) insists that his greatest strength as a translator lies in “comedy and the ability to tell jokes in Tibetan dialect.” He is guided by a simple and potent goal: to “authentically convey the meaning that is intended, in the most beautiful way possible.”

As to the future of Western Buddhism, he would like “on the kind of

ultimate level, to see individuals who show a level of realization." On the practical level, “it would be nice to see less ego as a result of more practice.” Among translators affiliated with Tsadra Foundation, Sean asserts that he is “probably the least qualified person—also the newest.” Adding to that humble point of view, he hopes “to have as much dignity and grace as my elders,” and finds his work with Tsadra Foundation “a great privilege” and “quite an honor.”

Previously Published Translations

•  Dzogchen Doha, Jamgön Mipham, commentary by Khenpo Gangshar

•  Collected Commentaries of Tsele Natsok Rangdrol

•  Heart Treasure, Patrul Rinpoche, commentary by Khenpo Shenga

•  Collection of Mind Training Instructions (four books)

•  Calling the Lama from Afar, Jamgön Kongtrul; and mind training instructions

•  Three Words That Strike the Vital Point, Patrul Rinpoche, commentary by Khyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

•  Collection of Advice by Past Masters, with a special emphasis on the Khyentse Lineage

•  Collection of Protector and Other Practices Connected with Khyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

•  Praise to Manjushri, with commentary by Khyentse Wangpo

•  Mipham’s Guru Yoga for the Seven-line Supplication, annotated and completed by Khyabje Trulshik Rinpoche; includes the short Pema Kadang by Chöling

Completed Tibetan Projects as a Tsadra Foundation Grantee

•  The Collected Works of Khenpo Gangshar

•  The Collected Writings of the Great Yogin, Saraha (including all the existent Sanskrit poems, all translations into Tibetan, as well as the outlines and abbreviated meanings of Tibetan masters)

•  Mipham’s Dzogchen Doha together with the commentary of Khenpo Gangshar

•  The Final Testaments of the Vidyadharas, and The Illuminating Lamp: An essential instruction pointing directly at the nature of mind in accordance with the oral instructions of the old realized ones, Mipham.

•  The Collected Writings of Khenpo Munsel

•  Commentaries on Saraha’s Three Cycles of Dohas, Karma Thinley

•  A Collection of Commentaries on Saraha’s Poems, Karmapa Rangjung Dorje, Drubthob Lingrepa and Parphukpa Lodro Senge

 

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