Professor Mark Blum of the University of California at Berkeley has translated Vol 1 of 4 of the Mahaparinirvana-sutra from Dharmaksema’s 5th century Chinese version.

Professor Blum is working to make this lively and expressive translation available to a wider audience. The KF Prize for Outstanding Translation rewards Professor Blum for his hard work and encourages him to finish the next 3 volumes!

108 Seconds: Opening the Mahaparinirvana Sutra with Professor Mark Blum from Khyentse Foundation on Vimeo.