Tulku Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche placed the aspirations of the translators solidly in the Buddhadharma framework of bodhicitta, wisdom, and compassion.

“Infrastructure is very important, and funding is necessary of course, but even more important than that is bodhicitta. Without that, what are we going to translate? What is the use?… With bodhicitta it’s possible to develop wisdom, not just knowledge. That wisdom is what we’re trying to transmit.”

Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche placed the aspirations of the conference solidly in the Buddhadharma framework of bodhicitta, wisdom, and compassion. He emphasized the importance of aspiration and merit, and invoked the spirit of Tibetan Patron King Trisong Deutsen; Shantarakshita, who was instrumental in introducing Buddhism to Tibet; Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava; and the great translator Vairochana. Read more of Tulku Jigme’s words of wisdom to conference participants on pages 50-52 of the Conference Proceedings.